Thomson, GA Profile: Facts & Data


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Thomson, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Thomson had a population of 6,678 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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

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


Total Population 6,678
Population in Households 6,479
Population in Familes 5,345
Population in Group Qrtrs 199
Population Density2 1,521
Diversity Index3 54


Median Household Income $29,395
Average Household Income $43,947
Per Capita Income $17,718


Total Housing Units 2,949 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,345 (45.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,269 (43.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 335 (11.4%)
Median Home Value $115,246
Average Home Value $143,410


Total Households 2,614
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 1,775
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 -0.18% -0.17%
Households -0.22% -0.22%
Families 0.06% -0.33%
Median Household Income   2.48%
Per Capita Income   2.13%

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, 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 # 136 78th
Population Density # 90 86th
Diversity Index # 284 56th
Median Household Income # 560 11th
Per Capita Income # 507 19th

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