Thunderbolt, GA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Thunderbolt, Georgia - Basic Facts

The Town of Thunderbolt had a population of 3,013 as of July 1, 2017. Thunderbolt ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Georgia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Thunderbolt is located at latitude 32.0346 and longitude -81.0489 in Chatham County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Thunderbolt (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.34 sq. miles and a water area of 0.23 sq. miles. Chatham County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 20 feet.

The Town of Thunderbolt (GNIS ID: 2406732) 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 Town of Thunderbolt is located within Savannah Division of Chatham County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Thunderbolt population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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

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Thunderbolt, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,013
Daytime Population: Workers 1,595
Daytime Population: Residents 1,551
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,146
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.04
Population in Households 2,750
Population in Familes 1,838
Population in Group Qrtrs 263
Population Density2 2,245
Diversity Index3 70


Median Household Income $44,253
Average Household Income $57,829
Per Capita Income $26,745


Total Housing Units 1,497 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 630 (42.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 673 (45.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 194 (13.0%)
Median Home Value $180,714
Average Home Value $232,884


Total Households 1,303
Average Household Size 2.11
Family Households 661
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 2.53% 2.04%
Households 2.52% 2.1%
Families 2.19% 1.98%
Median Household Income   2.22%
Per Capita Income   2.3%

Thunderbolt, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Thunderbolt to the other 626 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Georgia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 228 64th
Population Density # 52 92nd
Diversity Index # 48 92nd
Median Household Income # 228 64th
Per Capita Income # 97 85th

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