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Thomson, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Thomson had a population of 6,811 as of July 1, 2016. Thomson ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Georgia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Thomson is located at latitude 33.4668 and longitude -82.4946 in McDuffie County. The formal boundaries for the City of Thomson (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.39 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. McDuffie County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 531 feet.

The City of Thomson (GNIS ID: 2405586) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Georgia is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Thomson is located within Thomson Division of McDuffie County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Thomson population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Thomson: Frogpond, Hickory Level, Slashes.

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Thomson, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 6,811
Population in Households 6,617
Population in Familes 5,481
Population in Group Qrtrs 194
Population Density1 1,552
Diversity Index2 54


Total Households 2,664
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 1,813
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,997 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,364 (45.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,300 (43.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 333 (11.1%)
Median Home Value $95,662
Average Home Value $124,431


Median Household Income $26,899
Average Household Income $39,046
Per Capita Income $15,778
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.08% 0.0%
Households 0.01% -0.08%
Families 0.42% -0.19%
Median Household Income   -0.4%
Per Capita Income   0.61%
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.

Thomson, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Thomson to the other 626 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Georgia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 134 79th
Population Density1 # 86 86th
Diversity Index2 # 271 58th
Median Household Income # 582 7th
Per Capita Income # 530 15th

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