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Thomson, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Thomson is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in McDuffie County at latitude 33.4668 and longitude -82.4946. McDuffie County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 531 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Thomson, but most people and references simply refer to it as Thomson, Georgia.

The P1 Census Class Code for Thomson indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

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

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


Total Population 6,781
Population in Households 6,568
Population in Familes 5,449
Population in Group Qrtrs 213
Population Density1 1,544
Diversity Index2 54


Total Households 2,675
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 1,825
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,997 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,411 (47.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,263 (42.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 322 (10.7%)
Median Home Value $103,419
Average Home Value $125,850


Median Household Income $30,794
Average Household Income $43,445
Per Capita Income $16,979
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.01% -0.02%
Households 0.11% -0.05%
Families 0.78% -0.14%
Median Household Income   3.51%
Per Capita Income   3.13%
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 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 # 131 79th
Population Density1 # 82 87th
Diversity Index2 # 266 57th
Median Household Income # 449 28th
Per Capita Income # 375 40th

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