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Thunderbolt, Georgia - Basic Facts

The Town of Thunderbolt had a population of 2,706 as of July 1, 2018. 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 32.0335 and longitude -81.0498 in Chatham County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Thunderbolt 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.

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

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Thunderbolt, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 2,706
Population in Households 2,445
Population in Familes 1,622
Population in Group Qrtrs 261
Population Density2 2,016
Diversity Index3 70


Median Household Income $46,948
Average Household Income $65,551
Per Capita Income $30,065


Total Housing Units 1,352 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 586 (43.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 580 (42.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 187 (13.8%)
Median Home Value $193,023
Average Home Value $262,756


Total Households 1,165
Average Household Size 2.1
Family Households 588
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.9% 0.94%
Households 0.83% 1.01%
Families 0.48% 0.74%
Median Household Income   2.0%
Per Capita Income   2.16%

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, 2018 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 # 245 61st
Population Density # 64 90th
Diversity Index # 51 92nd
Median Household Income # 219 65th
Per Capita Income # 78 88th

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