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Population (year 2000): 6,828. Estimated population in July 2005: 6,866 (+0.6% change)
Males: 3,061 (44.8%), Females: 3,767 (55.2%)

Zip code:

Median resident age: 33.6 years
Median household income: $23,179 (year 2000)
Median house value: $65,900 (year 2000)

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Races in Thomson:

  • Black (56.3%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (41.9%)
  • Hispanic (1.3%)
  • Two or more races (0.7%)

Ancestries: United States (11.9%), English (4.0%), Irish (3.7%), German (2.2%), Scotch-Irish (2.1%), Scottish (1.3%).Georgia

Elevation: 532 feet

Land area: 4.0 square miles

Thomson,

For population 25 years and over in Thomson

  • High school or higher: 63.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.5%
  • Unemployed: 13.5%
  • Mean travel time to work: 18.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Thomson city

  • Never married: 32.0%
  • Now married: 42.6%
  • Separated: 4.4%
  • Widowed: 11.5%
  • Divorced: 9.3%

0.1% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -585 (-7.9%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: County, GA Augusta-Richmond (32.9 miles pop. 195,182).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: GA Atlanta, (132.4 miles pop. 416,474).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: PA Philadelphia, (677.8 miles pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: GA Dearing, (8.7 miles Camak, GA (10.3 miles) , GA Warrenton, (12.0 miles GA (13.2 miles Harlem, GA Norwood, (14.2 miles GA (17.5 miles Gibson, GA Stapleton, (17.5 miles GA Avera, (18.9 miles
Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1996: 7 buildings, average cost: $57,000
  • 1997: 2 buildings, average cost: $82,500
  • 1998: 4 buildings, average cost: $82,500
  • 1999: 23 buildings, average cost: $42,900
  • 2000: 9 buildings, average cost: $44,200
  • 2001: 9 buildings, average cost: $59,800
  • 2002: 18 buildings, average cost: $73,200
  • 2003: 0 buildings
  • 2004: 0 buildings

Latitude: 33.47 N, Longitude: 82.50 W

Area code: 706


Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (23.0%), Educational,health and social services (20.4%), Retail trade (12.0%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,111 (+16.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 856 (35.0%)


 

Crime in Thomson by Year

Type 2001 2002 2003
Murders 1 0 1
    per 100,000 14.6 0.0 14.6
Rapes 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0
Robberies 5 4 4
    per 100,000 73.2 58.6 58.6
Assaults 3 8 2
    per 100,000 43.9 117.2 29.3
Burglaries 58 81 40
    per 100,000 849.4 1186.3 585.8
Thefts 193 182 182
    per 100,000 2826.6 2665.5 2665.5
Auto thefts 17 12 11
    per 100,000 249.0 175.7 161.1
237.8 244.7 198.6

Average climate in Thomson, Georgia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Thomson,

Thomson-area historical tornado activity is below Georgia state average. It is 3% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/22/1992, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 36.5 miles away from the Thomson city center killed 5 people and injured 86 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 11/22/1992, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 14.8 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 9 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Birthplace of: Blind Willie McTell - (1901-1959), musician.


Hospital/medical center in Thomson:
  • MCDUFFIE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (521 HILL ST SW)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Thomson:
  • WILLS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 24 miles; WASHINGTON, GA)
  • WILLS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 24 miles; WASHINGTON, GA)
  • MEDICAL COLLEGE OF GA HOSPIT&CLINICS (about 29 miles; AUGUSTA, GA)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Thomson:

  • AUGUSTA RGNL AT BUSH FIELD (about 39 miles; AUGUSTA, GA; ID: AGS)
  • ATHENS/BEN EPPS (about 65 miles; ATHENS, GA; ID: AHN)
  • ANDERSON RGNL (about 72 miles; ANDERSON, SC; ID: AND)
Other public-use airports nearest to Thomson:
  • THOMSON-MCDUFFIE COUNTY (about 4 miles; THOMSON, GA; ID: HQU)
  • WRENS MEMORIAL (about 20 miles; WRENS, GA; ID: 65J)
  • WASHINGTON-WILKES COUNTY (about 30 miles; WASHINGTON, GA; ID: IIY)

Local government website:

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
Financial Administration 3 $7,645 $30,580 4 $1,198
Other Government Administration 7 $17,506 $30,010 6 $1,448
Gas Supply 11 $16,246 $17,722 0 $0
Water Supply 18 $23,364 $15,576 0 $0
Sewerage 6 $10,950 $21,900 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 19 $21,556 $13,614 0 $0
Streets and Highways 17 $20,243 $14,289 0 $0
Fire - Other 1 $1,592 $19,104 0 $0
Firefighters 7 $16,753 $28,719 3 $1,178
Police - Other 2 $2,389 $14,334 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 14 $27,396 $23,482 5 $1,519
Other and Unallocable 3 $6,064 $24,256 0 $0
Totals for Government 108 $171,705 $19,078 18 $5,342
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Thomson:
  • AUGUSTA STATE UNIVERSITY (about 34 miles; AUGUSTA, GA; Full-time enrollment: 3,778)
  • AUGUSTA TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 35 miles; AUGUSTA, GA; FT enrollment: 2,300)
  • PIEDMONT TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 54 miles; GREENWOOD, SC; FT enrollment: 2,406)
  • UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA AT AIKEN (about 55 miles; AIKEN, SC; FT enrollment: 2,636)
  • GEORGIA COLLEGE AND STATE UNIVERSITY (about 58 miles; MILLEDGEVILLE, GA; FT enrollment: 4,028)
  • LANDER UNIVERSITY (about 58 miles; Greenwood, SC; FT enrollment: 2,429)
  • UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA (about 69 miles; ATHENS, GA; FT enrollment: 28,464)
Public high school in Thomson:
  • THOMSON HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,220; Location: 1160 WHITEOAK ROAD; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Thomson:
  • THOMSON MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,044; Location: 511 MAIN STREET; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • MAXWELL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 574; Location: 520 MOUNT PLEASANT ROAD; Grades: PK - 03)
  • NORRIS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 506; Location: 899 HARRISON ROAD; Grades: 04 - 05)
  • THOMSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 506; Location: 409 GUILL STREET; Grades: PK - 03)
  • CROSSROADS LEARNING CENTER (Location: 614 MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. ST; Grades: 00 - 00)
  • SAND HILLS PSYCHOEDUCATIONAL PROGRAM (Location: 614 MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. ST; Grades: 00 - 00)

Notable locations in Thomson: McDuffie County Courthouse (A), Fire Station Number Two (B), Thomson City Hall (C), Thomson-McDuffie County Library (D).

Church in Thomson: First Methodist Church (A).

Cemeteries: Westview Cemetery (1), Thomson City Cemetery (2), Springfield Cemetery (3).

Park in Thomson: Thomson Commercial Historic District (1).

Post office: (A).  


Thomson compared to Georgia state average:
  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below 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 Thomson:
  • WTWA (1240 AM; 1 kW; THOMSON, GA; Owner: CAMELLIA CITY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WGAC (580 AM; 5 kW; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: WGAC LICENSE, LLC)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRDW (1480 AM; 10 kW; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: WCHZ LICENSE, LLC)
  • WMAC (940 AM; 50 kW; MACON, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WTEL (1630 AM; 10 kW; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: WCHZ LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)
  • WCSZ (1070 AM; 50 kW; SANS SOUCI, SC; Owner: WHYZ RADIO, L.P.)
  • WCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSB (750 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WBCU (1460 AM; 50 kW; UNION, SC)
Strongest FM radio stations in Thomson:
  • WTHO-FM (101.7 FM; THOMSON, GA; Owner: CAMELLIA CITY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCHZ (95.1 FM; HARLEM, GA; Owner: WCHZ LICENSE,LLC)
  • WAKB (96.9 FM; WRENS, GA; Owner: RADIO ONE OF AUGUSTA, LLC)
  • WRFN (93.1 FM; WARRENTON, GA; Owner: WCHZ LICENSE, LLC)
  • WPRW-FM (107.7 FM; MARTINEZ, GA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WAFJ (88.3 FM; BELVEDERE, SC; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WZNY (105.7 FM; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBBQ-FM (104.3 FM; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WAEG (92.3 FM; EVANS, GA; Owner: RADIO ONE OF AUGUSTA, LLC)
  • WGOR (93.9 FM; MARTINEZ, GA; Owner: WGOR LICENSE, LLC)
  • WXKT (100.1 FM; WASHINGTON, GA; Owner: SOUTHERN BROADCASTING COMPANIES, INC.)
TV broadcast stations around Thomson:
  • WCES-TV (Channel 20; WRENS, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WJBF (Channel 6; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WAGT (Channel 26; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: WAGT TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WRDW-TV (Channel 12; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: WRDW LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WFXG (Channel 54; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - GEORGIA, L.L.C.)
  • WAAU-LP (Channel 18; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: THOMAS J. PIPER)

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Source: City-Data.com


 

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