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Thunderbolt, Georgia - Basic Facts

Thunderbolt is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the Town of Thunderbolt.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Chatham County at latitude 32.0335 and longitude -81.0498. Chatham County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 20 feet.

The formal boundaries for the Town of Thunderbolt (see map) encompass a land area of 1.2 sq. miles and a water area of 0.2 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Thunderbolt: Thunder Bolt, Warsaw, Wassaw.

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Thunderbolt, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Thunderbolt to the other 624 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Georgia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 234 63rd
Population Density1 # 41 94th
Diversity Index2 # 49 92nd
Median Household Income # 286 54th
Per Capita Income # 191 70th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Georgia Census Data Comparison Tool.

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Thunderbolt, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)

POPULATION

Total Population 2,851
Population in Households 2,464
Population in Familes 1,657
Population in Group Qrtrs 387
Population Density1 2,376
Diversity Index2 69
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,167
Average Household Size 2.11
Family Households 593
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,353 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 590 (43.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 576 (42.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 186 (13.7%)
Median Home Value $186,345
Average Home Value $219,374
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $38,037
Average Household Income $49,819
Per Capita Income $20,745
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.57% 1.31%
Households 1.66% 1.56%
Families 1.14% 1.38%
Median Household Income   2.25%
Per Capita Income   2.38%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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