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Thomas County, Georgia (GA)

County population in 2018: 45,694 (54% urban, 46% rural); it was 42,737 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 7,164
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 4,161
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 11,409
Renter-occupied apartments: 6,248 (it was 4,900 in 2000)
% of renters here:

30%
State:

34%

Land area: 548 sq. mi.

Water area: 3.8 sq. mi.

Population density: 83 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Thomas County: 83.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (18.5%), Transportation and warehousing,and utilities (15.4%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (15.0%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (13.0%), Educational, health and social services (12.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 83%
  • Government: 0%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 17%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Thomas County, GA (2018)
    • 25,83960.5%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 16,66939.0%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1,7414.1%Hispanic or Latino
    • 1,0562.5%Two or more races
    • 620.1%Asian alone
    • 480.1%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 360.08%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 210.05%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

40.6 years
Georgia median age:

36.8 years
Males: 21,676  (47.4%)
Females: 24,018  (52.6%)
Average household size:
Thomas County:

2.0 people
Georgia:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2018: $42,328 ($31,115 in 1999)
This county:

$42,328
Georgia:

$58,756

Median contract rent in 2018 for apartments: $562 (lower quartile is $418, upper quartile is $763)
This county:

$562
State:

$823


Estimated median house or condo value in 2018: $152,330 (it was $68,100 in 2000)
Thomas:

$152,330
Georgia:

$189,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $82,805 - $247,590

Mean price in 2018:

Detached houses: $225,749
Here:

$225,749
State:

$262,629

Townhouses or other attached units: $191,703
Here:

$191,703
State:

$246,510

In 2-unit structures: $215,134
Here:

$215,134
State:

$247,036

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $200,479
Here:

$200,479
State:

$279,928

Mobile homes: $60,616
Here:

$60,616
State:

$68,262

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,213
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $442

Institutionalized population: 657

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 3
  • Assaults: 37
  • Burglaries: 108
  • Thefts: 225
  • Auto thefts: 21
Thomas County, GA map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 194 buildings, average cost: $98,300
  • 1998: 190 buildings, average cost: $116,100
  • 1999: 173 buildings, average cost: $120,100
  • 2000: 192 buildings, average cost: $92,600
  • 2001: 132 buildings, average cost: $138,900
  • 2002: 164 buildings, average cost: $137,800
  • 2003: 198 buildings, average cost: $133,300
  • 2004: 211 buildings, average cost: $146,900
  • 2005: 280 buildings, average cost: $141,600
  • 2006: 355 buildings, average cost: $165,800
  • 2007: 263 buildings, average cost: $176,100
  • 2008: 154 buildings, average cost: $169,600
  • 2009: 94 buildings, average cost: $168,000
  • 2010: 72 buildings, average cost: $192,600
  • 2011: 70 buildings, average cost: $240,000
  • 2012: 77 buildings, average cost: $251,900
  • 2013: 77 buildings, average cost: $221,500
  • 2014: 71 buildings, average cost: $215,700
  • 2015: 71 buildings, average cost: $380,800
  • 2016: 79 buildings, average cost: $202,700
  • 2017: 94 buildings, average cost: $192,800
  • 2018: 98 buildings, average cost: $214,800
  • 2019: 92 buildings, average cost: $195,100
Number of permits per 10,000 Thomas, GA residents
Average permit cost in Thomas, GA
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2018: $1,644 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2018: $1,272 (1.1%)

Distribution of median household income in Thomas, GA in 2018
Distribution of house value in Thomas, GA in 2018
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Thomas, GA in 2018
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2018: 18.6%
Thomas County:

18.6%
Georgia:

14.3%
(10.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 28.7% for Black residents, 31.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 64.7% for American Indian residents, 88.2% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 34.6% for other race residents, 31.2% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2018: 40.6 years old
(Males: 38.3 years old, Females: 42.2 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44.6 years old, Black residents: 36.6 years old, American Indian residents: 42.7 years old, Asian residents: 22.7 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 28.1 years old, Other race residents: 30.6 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Thomas County is $453 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $503 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $646 a month.

Cities in this county include: Thomasville, Boston, Meigs, Ochlocknee, Coolidge, Barwick.

Thomas County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Thomas County: Burch Siding (A), Camp Cornelia (B), Moody Landing (C), Stephen Foster State Park (D), Kingfisher Landing (E), White Sand Landing (F), Box Landing (G), White Sand Landing (H), Folkston Water Pollution Control Plant (I), Cooneys Landing (J), Davis Boat Landing (K), Charlton County Fire Department Station 3 (L), Charlton County Fire Department Station 2 (M), Charlton County Fire Department Station 4 (N), Charlton County Fire Department Station 5 (O). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Thomas County include: Emmaus Church (A), Saint Matthews Baptist Church (B), Winokur Baptist Church (C), Traders Hill Church (D), Pine Grove Church (E), Peoples Church (F), New Life Church (G), Little Phebe Church (H), Moniac Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Lee Cemetery (1), Antioch Cemetery (2), Saint George Cemetery (3), Traders Hill Cemetery (4), Moniac Cemetery (5), Mount Carmel Cemetery (6), Neeley Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Log Lake (A), Camp Lake (B), Cypress Lake (C), Mud Lake (D), Boggy Lake (E), Bluff Lake (F), Christie Lake (G), Square Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Turkey Branch (A), Thomas Branch (B), River Styx (C), Joaquin Creek (D), Starland Branch (E), Stanley Branch (F), Spring Branch (G), Spanish Creek (H), School Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Thomas County include: Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge (1), Suwannee Canal Recreation Area (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Berrien County , Duval County, Florida , Mobile County, Alabama , Washington County, Florida , Wilkinson County, Mississippi .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.7%
Georgia:

5.4%

Unemployment by year in Thomas, GA
County total employment by year in Thomas, GA
County average yearly wages by year in Thomas, GA

Current college students: 1,646
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 83.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 24.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,058 (27.7% naturalized citizens)

Thomas County:

2.3%
Whole state:

10.1%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 3732010 or later
  • 3102000 to 2009
  • 1831990 to 1999
  • 1221980 to 1989
  • 601970 to 1979
  • 117Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 86.1%

Thomas County marital status for males Thomas County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 14,088
  • One, attached: 529
  • Two: 433
  • 3 or 4: 687
  • 5 to 9: 947
  • 10 to 19: 301
  • 20 to 49: 89
  • 50 or more: 83
  • Mobile homes: 3,608
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 41

Housing units in Thomas County with a mortgage: 6,060 (155 second mortgage, 493 home equity loan, 12 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 5,361

Here:

54.5% with mortgage
State:

64.6% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Thomas County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant18,66467
Black Protestant3,97418
Mainline Protestant3,69620
Catholic8511
Other4683
None17,067-
Thomas County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 10
Thomas County:

2.21 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.22 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
This county:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 37
Thomas County:

8.19 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 30
This county:

6.64 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Thomas County:

12.8%
Georgia:

10.4%

Adult obesity rate:
Thomas County:

30.5%
State:

27.8%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

6.3%
State:

14.6%

Agriculture in Thomas County:

Average size of farms: 389 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $51,734
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $374.47
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 7.52%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 28.61%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $55,098
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 25.35%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 14.51%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $70,316
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 86.67%
Average age of principal farm operators: 59 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 6.41
Corn for grain: 6211 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 915 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 28231 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 1494 harvested acres
Vegetables: 494 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 4,561 acres

Tornado activity:

Thomas County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Georgia state average. It is 18225414.1 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused one injury recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 3/31/1961, a category 1 (max. wind speeds 73-112 mph) tornado injured one person

Earthquake activity:

Thomas County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Georgia state average. It is 29% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 197.7 miles away from Thomas County center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 224.4 miles away from the county center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 268.9 miles away from the county center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 261.0 miles away from the county center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 263.8 miles away from Thomas County center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MW, Depth: 12.3 mi) earthquake occurred 268.9 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Georgia Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4501, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Georgia Hurricane Michael, Incident Period: October 9, 2018 - October 23, 2018, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4400-GA: October 14, 2018, FEMA Id: 4400, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Georgia Severe Storms, Tornadoes, And Straight-line Winds, Incident Period: January 21, 2017 - January 22, 2017, FEMA Id: 4297, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Wind
  • Georgia Severe Storms, Flooding, Tornadoes, and Straight-line Winds, Incident Period: March 26, 2009 to April 13, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1833: April 23, 2009, FEMA Id: 1833, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Georgia Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 27, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3218: September 05, 2005, FEMA Id: 3218, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Georgia Tropical Storm Frances, Incident Period: September 03, 2004 to October 30, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1560: September 24, 2004, FEMA Id: 1560, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • Georgia Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: February 14, 1998 to May 11, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1209: March 11, 1998, FEMA Id: 1209, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Georgia Heavy Rains, Tornadoes, Flooding, High Winds, Incident Period: October 01, 1994 to November 16, 1994, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1042: October 19, 1994, FEMA Id: 1042, Natural disaster type: Tornado, Flood, Wind, Heavy Rain
  • Georgia Severe Snowfall, Winter Storm, Incident Period: March 13, 1993 to March 17, 1993, Emergency Declared EM-3097: March 15, 1993, FEMA Id: 3097, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Snowfall
  • Georgia Flooding, Severe Storm, Incident Period: March 01, 1991 to March 21, 1991, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-897: March 15, 1991, FEMA Id: 897, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 1 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Thomas County (11) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 4, Winds: 3, Hurricanes: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2018 - Thomas

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 17,278 (81.4%)
  • Carpooled: 2,984 (14.1%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 24 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 201 (0.9%)
  • Walked: 179 (0.8%)
  • Worked at home: 473 (2.2%)
Class of Workers in 2018
Most common industries in 2018 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2018


  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2018


  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)

Most common occupations in 2018 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2018


  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2018


  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (38%)
  • El Salvador (9%)
  • Germany (8%)
  • Guatemala (8%)
  • Jamaica (7%)
  • England (3%)
  • India (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Thomas County


  • American (16%)
  • English (5%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • German (3%)
  • European (1%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1%)
  • Scottish (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Thomas County, Georgia in 2000:

  • 336 people in nursing homes
  • 166 people in state prisons
  • 143 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 107 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 105 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the intellectually disabled
  • 62 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 50 people in other group homes
  • 45 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 44 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 42 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 28 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 21 people in homes for the mentally ill

People in group quarters in Thomas County, Georgia in 2010:

  • 444 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 181 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 63 people in college/university student housing
  • 37 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 32 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 30 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 29 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 24 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 8 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $60,334.

6.29% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($41,850 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.29%
Georgia average:

9.49%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.39% relocated from other counties in Georgia ($19,872 average AGI)
2.90% relocated from other states ($21,978 average AGI)
Thomas County:

2.90%
Georgia average:

3.60%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Grady County, GA  0.76% ($36,681 average AGI)
from Leon County, FL  0.55% ($44,488)
from Colquitt County, GA  0.41% ($30,047)
from Lowndes County, GA  0.33% ($36,404)
from Brooks County, GA  0.26% ($26,317)
from Mitchell County, GA  0.26% ($29,537)


6.09% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($68,530 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.09%
Georgia average:

9.04%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.47% relocated to other counties in Georgia ($17,898 average AGI)
2.62% relocated to other states ($50,632 average AGI)
Thomas County:

2.62%
Georgia average:

3.12%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Grady County, GA  0.69% ($28,935 average AGI)
to Leon County, FL  0.66% ($97,382)
to Colquitt County, GA  0.49% ($25,882)
to Lowndes County, GA  0.33% ($29,059)
to Brooks County, GA  0.25% ($27,872)
to Mitchell County, GA  0.24% ($22,973)
to Dougherty County, GA  0.16% ($27,640)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 16.2
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.9

Births per 1000 population in Thomas County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 11.4

Deaths per 1000 population in Thomas County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.5
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 9.7

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Thomas County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 17.0%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 8.5%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Thomas County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Thomas County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Thomas County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Thomas County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Thomas County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Thomas County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 8,207 (6,191 aged, 2,016 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,141 (9%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Thomas County, Georgia in 1999 - 2019:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (717)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (693)
  • Unspecified dementia (502)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (471)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (331)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (312)
  • Congestive heart failure (277)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (205)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (196)
  • Septicaemia, unspecified (194)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 18%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 2.27
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 21,610
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 746
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 60,365

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,468
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 955
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 9

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 35
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 74

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 9

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 128.1. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 101.9
  • Other - 26.3

Household type by relationship:

Households: 45,694
  • In family households: 37,750 (5,517 male householders, 6,393 female householders)
    7,540 spouses, 13,128 children (12,306 natural, 126 adopted, 670 stepchildren), 2,271 grandchildren, 498 brothers or sisters, 634 parents, 765 other relatives, 1,056 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 7,147 (2,990 male householders (2,450 living alone)), 2,900 female householders (2,696 living alone)), 1,265 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 800

Size of family households: 5,807 2-persons, 2,784 3-persons, 2,001 4-persons, 675 5-persons, 408 6-persons, 243 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 5,143 1-person, 526 2-persons, 93 3-persons, 9 4-persons, 114 5-persons.

4,228 married couples with children.
4,168 single-parent households (1,116 men, 3,052 women).

96.0% of residents of Thomas speak English at home.
3.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (60% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 13% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (91% speak English very well, 7% speak English well, 2% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (71% speak English very well, 29% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $285,144,000 ($6,482 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $7,741,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $122,410,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $62,667,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $6,049,000
Federal grants: $79,987,000
Federal procurement contracts: $2,041,000 ($77,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $11,991,000 ($81,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $350,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $11,243,000
Federal Government insurance: $19,665,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 3,216
Here:

72 per 1000 residents
State:

79 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 2,441
Here:

55 per 1000 residents
State:

38 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +139
Here:

+3 per 1000 residents
State:

+21 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +1,114
Here:

+25 per 1000 residents
State:

+26 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Thomas County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 7.13 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.4
State:

6.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.8
State:

4.7

Year house built in Thomas County, Georgia
  • Year house built in Thomas County, Georgia
  • 6242014 or later
  • 8032010 to 2013
  • 3,2732000 to 2009
  • 3,7121990 to 1999
  • 3,5161980 to 1989
  • 2,9901970 to 1979
  • 2,0201960 to 1969
  • 1,4951950 to 1959
  • 5251940 to 1949
  • 1,9651939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Thomas County, Georgia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Thomas County, Georgia
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Thomas County, Georgia
  • 281 room
  • 972 rooms
  • 1933 rooms
  • 9654 rooms
  • 2,1255 rooms
  • 2,7986 rooms
  • 1,7397 rooms
  • 1,4828 rooms
  • 1,8809+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Thomas County, Georgia
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Thomas County, Georgia
  • 471 room
  • 4522 rooms
  • 1,0703 rooms
  • 1,3784 rooms
  • 1,3265 rooms
  • 1,1166 rooms
  • 6317 rooms
  • 3578 rooms
  • 1079+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Thomas County, Georgia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Thomas County, Georgia
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Thomas County, Georgia
  • 42no bedroom
  • 1631 bedroom
  • 1,5212 bedrooms
  • 6,5363 bedrooms
  • 2,6014 bedrooms
  • 4255+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Thomas County, Georgia
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Thomas County, Georgia
  • 48no bedroom
  • 1,0221 bedroom
  • 1,7952 bedrooms
  • 2,9033 bedrooms
  • 5824 bedrooms
  • 865+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Thomas County, Georgia in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Thomas County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Thomas County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 304no vehicle
  • 3,0921 vehicle
  • 4,2962 vehicles
  • 2,6363 vehicles
  • 7744 vehicles
  • 2405+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Thomas County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Thomas County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 912no vehicle
  • 3,3281 vehicle
  • 1,6522 vehicles
  • 3033 vehicles
  • 2144 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

83.6% of Thomas County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 34% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 52% lived in Georgia.

Thomas County:

83.6%
State average:

85.6%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 31,488
  • Other state: 12,645
  • Northeast: 1,350
  • Midwest: 1,763
  • South: 8,594
  • West: 888
Year householders moved into unit in Thomas County, GA
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Thomas County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 86.5%Electricity
  • 8.1%Utility gas
  • 4.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.7%Wood
  • 0.3%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.1%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 89.2%Electricity
  • 7.4%Utility gas
  • 1.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.3%No fuel used
  • 0.1%Wood

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 456
Here:

9.1%
Georgia:

9.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 230
Here:

9.0%
Georgia:

9.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 334
Here:

18.4%
Georgia:

17.9%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Thomas County government finances - Expenditure in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $5,555,000
    Solid Waste Management: $62,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $1,561,000
    Regular Highways: $1,413,000
    General Public Buildings: $545,000
    Sewerage: $88,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $3,851,000
    Health - Other: $3,300,000
    General - Other: $3,121,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,997,000
    Regular Highways: $2,828,000
    Local Fire Protection: $2,516,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,301,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,247,000
    Financial Administration: $1,108,000
    Libraries: $860,000
    Central Staff Services: $735,000
    Sewerage: $596,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $398,000
    Solid Waste Management: $257,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $154,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $63,000
    Parks and Recreation: $29,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $477,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $66,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $8,276,000
    Other - Libraries: $904,000
    Other - Solid Waste Management: $208,000
    Other - Local Fire Protection: $20,000
    Other - Health - Other: $9,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,682,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,310,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $372,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $633,000
    Rents: $162,000
    Sale of Property: $63,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $12,000
    General Revenue - Other: $10,000
    Interest Earnings: $9,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $556,000
    Police Protection: $479,000
    Health - Other: $385,000
    Regular Highways: $154,000
    Local Fire Protection: $60,000
    General Public Building: $30,000
    Correctional Institutions: $25,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $20,000
    Central Staff Services: $18,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $29,054,000
  • Revenue - Transit Utilities: $1,050,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $2,449,000
    Housing and Community Development: $389,000
    General Local Government Support: $68,000
    Public Welfare: $19,000
  • Tax - Property: $20,668,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $11,588,000
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $1,231,000
    Other Selective Sales: $247,000
    Other License: $177,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $143,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $136,000
    Other: $118,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $9,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $8,000

Thomas County government finances - Revenue in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $5,555,000
    Solid Waste Management: $62,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $1,561,000
    Regular Highways: $1,413,000
    General Public Buildings: $545,000
    Sewerage: $88,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $3,851,000
    Health - Other: $3,300,000
    General - Other: $3,121,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,997,000
    Regular Highways: $2,828,000
    Local Fire Protection: $2,516,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,301,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,247,000
    Financial Administration: $1,108,000
    Libraries: $860,000
    Central Staff Services: $735,000
    Sewerage: $596,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $398,000
    Solid Waste Management: $257,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $154,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $63,000
    Parks and Recreation: $29,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $477,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $66,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $8,276,000
    Other - Libraries: $904,000
    Other - Solid Waste Management: $208,000
    Other - Local Fire Protection: $20,000
    Other - Health - Other: $9,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,682,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,310,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $372,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $633,000
    Rents: $162,000
    Sale of Property: $63,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $12,000
    General Revenue - Other: $10,000
    Interest Earnings: $9,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $556,000
    Police Protection: $479,000
    Health - Other: $385,000
    Regular Highways: $154,000
    Local Fire Protection: $60,000
    General Public Building: $30,000
    Correctional Institutions: $25,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $20,000
    Central Staff Services: $18,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $29,054,000
  • Revenue - Transit Utilities: $1,050,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $2,449,000
    Housing and Community Development: $389,000
    General Local Government Support: $68,000
    Public Welfare: $19,000
  • Tax - Property: $20,668,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $11,588,000
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $1,231,000
    Other Selective Sales: $247,000
    Other License: $177,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $143,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $136,000
    Other: $118,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $9,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $8,000

Thomas County government finances - Debt in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $5,555,000
    Solid Waste Management: $62,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $1,561,000
    Regular Highways: $1,413,000
    General Public Buildings: $545,000
    Sewerage: $88,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $3,851,000
    Health - Other: $3,300,000
    General - Other: $3,121,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,997,000
    Regular Highways: $2,828,000
    Local Fire Protection: $2,516,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,301,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,247,000
    Financial Administration: $1,108,000
    Libraries: $860,000
    Central Staff Services: $735,000
    Sewerage: $596,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $398,000
    Solid Waste Management: $257,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $154,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $63,000
    Parks and Recreation: $29,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $477,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $66,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $8,276,000
    Other - Libraries: $904,000
    Other - Solid Waste Management: $208,000
    Other - Local Fire Protection: $20,000
    Other - Health - Other: $9,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,682,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,310,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $372,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $633,000
    Rents: $162,000
    Sale of Property: $63,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $12,000
    General Revenue - Other: $10,000
    Interest Earnings: $9,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $556,000
    Police Protection: $479,000
    Health - Other: $385,000
    Regular Highways: $154,000
    Local Fire Protection: $60,000
    General Public Building: $30,000
    Correctional Institutions: $25,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $20,000
    Central Staff Services: $18,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $29,054,000
  • Revenue - Transit Utilities: $1,050,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $2,449,000
    Housing and Community Development: $389,000
    General Local Government Support: $68,000
    Public Welfare: $19,000
  • Tax - Property: $20,668,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $11,588,000
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $1,231,000
    Other Selective Sales: $247,000
    Other License: $177,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $143,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $136,000
    Other: $118,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $9,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $8,000

Thomas County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $5,555,000
    Solid Waste Management: $62,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $1,561,000
    Regular Highways: $1,413,000
    General Public Buildings: $545,000
    Sewerage: $88,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $3,851,000
    Health - Other: $3,300,000
    General - Other: $3,121,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,997,000
    Regular Highways: $2,828,000
    Local Fire Protection: $2,516,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,301,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,247,000
    Financial Administration: $1,108,000
    Libraries: $860,000
    Central Staff Services: $735,000
    Sewerage: $596,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $398,000
    Solid Waste Management: $257,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $154,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $63,000
    Parks and Recreation: $29,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $477,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $66,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $8,276,000
    Other - Libraries: $904,000
    Other - Solid Waste Management: $208,000
    Other - Local Fire Protection: $20,000
    Other - Health - Other: $9,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,682,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,310,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $372,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $633,000
    Rents: $162,000
    Sale of Property: $63,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $12,000
    General Revenue - Other: $10,000
    Interest Earnings: $9,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $556,000
    Police Protection: $479,000
    Health - Other: $385,000
    Regular Highways: $154,000
    Local Fire Protection: $60,000
    General Public Building: $30,000
    Correctional Institutions: $25,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $20,000
    Central Staff Services: $18,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $29,054,000
  • Revenue - Transit Utilities: $1,050,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $2,449,000
    Housing and Community Development: $389,000
    General Local Government Support: $68,000
    Public Welfare: $19,000
  • Tax - Property: $20,668,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $11,588,000
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $1,231,000
    Other Selective Sales: $247,000
    Other License: $177,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $143,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $136,000
    Other: $118,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $9,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $8,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 2,148
  • Number of aged recipients: 217
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,931
  • Number of recipients under 18: 355
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,332
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 461
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 872
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 957
Most common first names in Thomas County, GA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James44471.2 years
John32873.3 years
Mary32078.6 years
William31572.4 years
Willie25071.1 years
Robert21369.5 years
Annie18978.9 years
George13872.9 years
Charles12168.6 years
Henry11275.5 years
Most common last names in Thomas County, GA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Williams26073.5 years
Smith19473.6 years
Jones19171.8 years
Davis18972.2 years
Brown16475.1 years
Johnson14574.3 years
Mitchell11375.0 years
Thomas10571.8 years
Taylor9274.7 years
Jackson9173.8 years
Businesses in Thomas County, GA
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Applebee's1McDonald's1
Arby's1Nike6
Ashley Furniture1Nissan1
AutoZone1Office Depot1
Best Western1Papa John's Pizza1
Burger King1Payless1
CVS1Pizza Hut1
Chevrolet1Popeyes1
Chick-Fil-A1Publix Super Markets1
Church's Chicken1Quality1
Comfort Inn1RadioShack1
Dairy Queen1Rite Aid2
Days Inn1Ruby Tuesday1
Decora Cabinetry2Ryan's Grill1
Domino's Pizza1Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Econo Lodge1SONIC Drive-In1
FedEx5Sears1
Ford2Super 81
GNC1Taco Bell1
H&R Block2The Room Place1
Hardee's2Toyota1
Hilton1True Value1
Holiday Inn1U-Haul5
Honda1UPS14
JCPenney1Verizon Wireless1
KFC1Waffle House2
La-Z-Boy1Walgreens1
Lane Furniture2Walmart1
Lowe's1