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Population (year 2000): 9,411. Estimated population in July 2005: 9,265 (-1.6% change)
Males: 4,107 (43.6%), Females: 5,304 (56.4%)

Zip code:

Median resident age: 37.5 years
Median household income: $24,695 (year 2000)
Median house value: $61,300 (year 2000)

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Races in Thomaston:

  • White Non-Hispanic (61.7%)
  • Black (35.3%)
  • Hispanic (1.8%)
  • Other race (0.5%)
  • Two or more races (0.5%)

Ancestries: United States (20.3%), English (6.9%), Irish (6.4%), German (3.1%), Scotch-Irish (1.4%), Scottish (1.1%).

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Elevation: 76 feet

Land area: 9.1 square miles

Thomaston,

For population 25 years and over in Thomaston

  • High school or higher: 65.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.0%
  • Unemployed: 8.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 21.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Thomaston city

  • Never married: 27.1%
  • Now married: 42.7%
  • Separated: 4.3%
  • Widowed: 15.1%
  • Divorced: 10.7%

2.5% Foreign born (1.6% Latin America, 0.5% Asia, 0.3% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: +375 (+4.2%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: GA Macon, (46.6 miles pop. 97,255).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: GA Atlanta, (60.2 miles pop. 416,474).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (660.4 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Park, GA (1.7 miles Lincoln Mill, GA (3.1 miles Hannahs Village, GA Sunset (5.7 miles Meansville, GA (11.0 miles) , GA Yatesville, (12.8 miles GA Salem, (13.2 miles GA (14.4 miles Zebulon, GA Molena, (14.5 miles


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 9 buildings, average cost: $98,100
  • 1997: 8 buildings, average cost: $160,500
  • 1998: 6 buildings, average cost: $67,200
  • 1999: 5 buildings, average cost: $67,400
  • 2000: 29 buildings, average cost: $82,700
  • 2001: 13 buildings, average cost: $65,800
  • 2002: 6 buildings, average cost: $59,100
  • 2003: 19 buildings, average cost: $109,900
  • 2004: 12 buildings, average cost: $102,700
  • 2005: 17 buildings, average cost: $141,800

Latitude: 32.89 N, Longitude: 84.33 W

Area code: 706


Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (36.5%), Educational,health and social services (21.0%), Retail trade (11.6%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,746 (+39.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,140 (61.5%)


 

Crime in Thomaston by Year

Type 2002 2003 2004
Murders 1 2 2
    per 100,000 10.6 21.3 21.3
Rapes 5 2 3
    per 100,000 53.1 21.3 31.9
Robberies 11 6 11
    per 100,000 116.9 63.8 116.9
Assaults 48 32 55
    per 100,000 510.0 340.0 584.4
Burglaries 90 66 80
    per 100,000 956.3 701.3 850.1
Thefts 332 360 405
    per 100,000 3527.8 3825.3 4303.5
Auto thefts 18 21 19
    per 100,000 191.3 223.1 201.9
392.3 336.8 433.7


Average climate in Thomaston, Georgia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Thomaston,

Thomaston-area historical tornado activity is near Georgia state average. It is 50% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/5/1954, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 18.8 miles away from the Thomaston city center injured 7 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 3/13/1954, a category 3 tornado 25.2 miles away from the city center killed 5 people and injured 75 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.


Hospital/medical center in Thomaston:
  • UPSON REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (801 W GORDON ST)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Thomaston:
  • SPALDING REGIONAL HOSPITAL (about 27 miles; GRIFFIN, GA)
  • GEORGIA BAPTIST MERIWETHER HOSPITAL (about 27 miles; WARM SPRINGS, GA)
  • ROOSEVELT WARM SPRINGS INST FOR REHAB (about 27 miles; WARM SPRINGS, GA)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Thomaston:
  • COLUMBUS METROPOLITAN (about 50 miles; COLUMBUS, GA; ID: CSG)
  • MIDDLE GEORGIA REGIONAL (about 51 miles; MACON, GA; ID: MCN)
  • THE WILLIAM B HARTSFIELD ATLANTA INTL (about 52 miles; ATLANTA, GA; ID: ATL)
Other public-use airports nearest to Thomaston:
  • THOMASTON-UPSON COUNTY (about 7 miles; THOMASTON, GA; ID: OPN)
  • PEACH STATE (about 21 miles; WILLIAMSON, GA; ID: GA2)
  • GRIFFIN-SPALDING COUNTY (about 23 miles; GRIFFIN, GA; ID: 6A2)


Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Fire - Other 1 $1,306 $15,672 0 $0
Firefighters 24 $64,222 $32,111 0 $0
Police - Other 8 $16,649 $24,973 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 39 $101,893 $31,351 0 $0
Judicial and Legal 0 $0   1 $1,200
Other Government Administration 6 $17,174 $34,348 5 $724
Financial Administration 7 $15,699 $26,912 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 0 $0   1 $664
Electric Power 20 $41,572 $24,943 0 $0
Water Supply 7 $11,145 $19,105 0 $0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 1 $2,156 $25,872 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 14 $28,085 $24,072 13 $6,872
Sewerage 7 $11,145 $19,105 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 15 $26,258 $21,006 0 $0
Totals for Government 149 $337,305 $27,165 20 $9,460


College/University in Thomaston:
  • FLINT RIVER TECHNICAL COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 440; Location: 1533 HWY 19 S; Public; Website: www.flint.tec.ga.us)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Thomaston:
  • GORDON COLLEGE (about 17 miles; BARNESVILLE, GA; Full-time enrollment: 2,263)
  • FORT VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY (about 39 miles; FT VALLEY, GA; FT enrollment: 2,233)
  • MACON STATE COLLEGE (about 46 miles; MACON, GA; FT enrollment: 2,557)
  • CENTRAL GEORGIA TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 46 miles; MACON, GA; FT enrollment: 2,383)
  • MERCER UNIVERSITY (about 48 miles; MACON, GA; FT enrollment: 5,859)
  • CLAYTON COLLEGE AND STATE UNIVERSITY (about 48 miles; MORROW, GA; FT enrollment: 2,953)
  • COLUMBUS STATE UNIVERSITY (about 50 miles; COLUMBUS, GA; FT enrollment: 3,886)
Public high school in Thomaston:
  • UPSON-LEE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,405; Location: 268 KNIGHT TRAIL; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Thomaston:
  • UPSON-LEE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,252; Location: 101 HOLSTUN DRIVE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • UPSON-LEE NORTH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 891; Location: 334 KNIGHT TRAIL; Grades: PK - 05)
  • UPSON-LEE SOUTH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 759; Location: 172 KNIGHT TRAIL; Grades: 03 - 05)
  • UPSON-LEE SOUTH PRIMARY SCHOOL (Students: 685; Location: 172 KNIGHT TRAIL; Grades: KG - 02)
  • PREK (Location: 300 ADAMS STREET; Grades: 00 - 00)
  • UPSON-LEE ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL (Location: 300 ADAMS STREET; Grades: 00 - 00)
Private primary/middle schools in Thomaston:
  • WESTWOOD ACADEMY (Students: 130; Location: 96 PICKARD ROAD; Grades: PK - 6)
  • FAITH ACADEMY (Students: 57; Location: 147 BURNETTE RD; Grades: KG - 11)

Notable locations in Thomaston: Matthews Country Club (A), Upson County Jail (B), Upson County Courthouse (C), Pettigrew-White-Stamps Historical House (D), Hightower Memorial Library (E).

Shopping Center: Northcreek Shopping Center (1).

Churches in Thomaston include: Baptist Tabernacle (A), Trinity Baptist Church (B), Silvia Hill Church (C), Church of Christ (D), Church of God (E), Saint Mary African Methodist Episcopal Church (F), Emaus Church (G), First Baptist Church (H).

Cemeteries: Glenwood Cemetery (1), Southview Cemetery (2), Upson Memorial Garden (3), Crystal Hill Cemetery (4).

Reservoirs: Copper Hill East Lake (A), Smoky Hollow Lake (B), Smokey Hollow Lake (C), Copper Hill West Lake (D).

Parks in Thomaston include: Weaver Park (1), Westside Park (2).

Post office: (A).  


Thomaston compared to Georgia state average:
  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
  • Population density below state average for cities.

Strongest AM radio stations in Thomaston:
  • WTGA (1590 AM; 1 kW; THOMASTON, GA; Owner: RADIO GEORGIA, INC.)
  • WMAC (940 AM; 50 kW; MACON, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WGUN (1010 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: WGUN, INC.)
  • WSB (750 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WAOK (1380 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMLB (1160 AM; 50 kW; EAST POINT, GA; Owner: ATLANTA AREA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WQXI (790 AM; 28 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF GEORGIA)
  • WFTD (1080 AM; daytime; 50 kW; MARIETTA, GA; Owner: PRIETO ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WAZX (1550 AM; 50 kW; SMYRNA, GA; Owner: GA-MEX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHIE (1320 AM; 5 kW; GRIFFIN, GA; Owner: CHAPPELL COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WKNG (1060 AM; daytime; 50 kW; TALLAPOOSA, GA; Owner: WKNG, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Thomaston:
  • WKEU-FM (88.9 FM; THE ROCK, GA; Owner: GEORGIA FOUNDATION OF PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTGA-FM (101.1 FM; THOMASTON, GA; Owner: RADIO GEORGIA, INC.)
  • WVFJ-FM (93.3 FM; MANCHESTER, GA; Owner: PROVIDENT BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WJSP-FM (88.1 FM; WARM SPRINGS, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WKZJ (95.7 FM; GREENVILLE, GA; Owner: DAVIS B/CASTING OF COLUMBUS, INC)
  • WEKS (92.5 FM; ZEBULON, GA; Owner: SPALDING BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCRU-LP (97.1 FM; THOMASTON, GA; Owner: THOMASTON CHRISTIAN RADIO)
  • WQMJ (100.1 FM; FORSYTH, GA; Owner: ROBERTS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Thomaston:
  • WJSP-TV (Channel 28; COLUMBUS, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WTVM (Channel 9; COLUMBUS, GA; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WRBL (Channel 3; COLUMBUS, GA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WLTZ (Channel 38; COLUMBUS, GA; Owner: LEWIS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

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Source: City-Data.com


 

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