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Thomaston, Georgia - Basic Facts

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The City of Thomaston had a population of 8,789 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Thomaston is located at latitude 32.8917 and longitude -84.3267 in Upson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Thomaston (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.53 sq. miles and a water area of 0.2 sq. miles. Upson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 755 feet.

The City of Thomaston (GNIS ID: 2405582) 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 Thomaston is located within Thomaston Division of Upson County.

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

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


Total Population 8,789
Daytime Population: Workers 5,866
Daytime Population: Residents 5,673
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 11,539
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.31
Population in Households 8,614
Population in Familes 6,845
Population in Group Qrtrs 175
Population Density2 922
Diversity Index3 56


Median Household Income $27,817
Average Household Income $38,818
Per Capita Income $16,271


Total Housing Units 4,334 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,764 (40.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,886 (43.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 684 (15.8%)
Median Home Value $89,627
Average Home Value $110,417


Total Households 3,650
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 2,283
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 -0.58% -0.52%
Households -0.5% -0.45%
Families -0.24% -0.59%
Median Household Income   0.28%
Per Capita Income   1.76%

Thomaston, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Thomaston 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 # 114 82nd
Population Density # 170 73rd
Diversity Index # 230 63rd
Median Household Income # 576 8th
Per Capita Income # 550 12th

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