Thomaston, Georgia Population 2020

8,642

Thomaston is a city located in Georgia. With a 2020 population of 8,642, it is the 99th largest city in Georgia and the 3403rd largest city in the United States. Thomaston is currently declining at a rate of -0.56% annually and its population has decreased by -5.76% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 9,170 in 2010. Thomaston reached it's highest population of 10,024 in 1970. Spanning over 10 miles, Thomaston has a population density of 907 people per square mile.

The average household income in Thomaston is $46,019 with a poverty rate of 30.97%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $614 per month, and the median house value is $84,200. The median age in Thomaston is 33.5 years, 30.3 years for males, and 35.2 years for females. For every 100 females there are 72.7 males.

Thomaston Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Thomaston was:

  • White: 54.08%
  • Black or African American: 42.66%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 2.11%
  • Two or more races: 1.15%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Thomaston, Georgia is 8,642, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 8,740.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 9,170.

Thomaston, Georgia Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202026,251180.07%
201926,233180.07%
201826,215180.07%
201726,197-58-0.22%
201626,255140.05%
201526,241680.26%
201426,173-259-0.99%
201326,432-134-0.51%
201226,566-356-1.34%
201126,922-134-0.50%
201027,0560.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White4,76054.08%
Black or African American3,75542.66%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1862.11%
Two or More Races1011.15%

Thomaston Population Pyramid 2020

Thomaston Median Age

33.5


Total

30.3


Male

35.2


Female

Thomaston Adults

There are 6,404 adults, (1,427 of whom are seniors) in Thomaston.

Thomaston Age Dependency

76.9

Age Dependency Ratio

28.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

48.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Thomaston Sex Ratio

Female

5,098

57.92%

Male

3,704

42.08%

Thomaston Households and Families

Thomaston Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Thomaston Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married72%28%
All44%56%
Non Family40.7%59.3%
Female23.3%76.7%
Male4.1%95.9%

44.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,3382.5644
Non Family1,5671.1640.7
Married9113.3472
Female7394.2823.3
Male1214.24.1

3.66

Average Family Size

2.56

Average Household Size

4.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.8%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Thomaston Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4498.32%
9th to 12th Grade83315.44%
High School Graduate1,49227.66%
Some College1,19022.06%
Associates Degree54610.12%
Bachelors Degree5389.97%
Graduate Degree3476.43%

Thomaston Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White3,1152,612697
Black2,0581,317148
Islander18617140
Hispanic23
Multiple Races1313

The highest rate of high school graduation is among multiple races people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 22.38%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,347$37,000$23,592
Less Than High School$23,942$23,935$23,958
High School Grad$27,471$36,538$25,467
Some College$24,852$32,095$19,813
Bachelors Degree$57,083$90,658$35,769
Graduate Degree$49,917$$

$27,347

Average Earnings

$37,000

Average Male

$23,592

Average Female

Thomaston Language

Thomaston Language by Age

Thomaston Language

98.19% of Thomaston residents speak only English, while 1.81% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.71% of the population.

Thomaston Poverty

Thomaston Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black3,6911,54941.97%
White4,43882318.54%
Islander18617191.94%
Hispanic12410282.26%

30.97%

Overall Poverty Rate

32.24%

Male Poverty Rate

30.04%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Thomaston

The race most likely to be in poverty in Thomaston is Islander, with 91.94% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Thomaston is White, with 18.54% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.97%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.89%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 46.41%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School45.86%
Some College30.95%
High School20.29%
Bachelors or Greater10.76%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed42.77%
Female Unemployed28.66%
Female Employed13.96%
Male Employed5.37%

Thomaston Income

Thomaston Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$26,899$46,019
Families$41,816$60,475
Married Families$76,550-
Non Families$16,081$28,795

Thomaston Marital Status

Thomaston Marital Status

Marriage Rates

28.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

34.6%

Male Marriage Rate

24.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Thomaston Married by Age and Sex

Thomaston Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Thomaston Marital Status by Race

Thomaston Veterans

434

Number of Veterans

427

Male Veterans

7

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam147
Korea90
First Gulf War81
Second Gulf War36
World War II5
Age Group Veterans
75+113
55 to 64108
35 to 5499
65 to 7498
18 to 3416
Name Veterans % of Total
White2556.94%
Black1797.27%

$Thomaston Veterans by Education

22.60%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.13%

Veteran Disability Rate

Thomaston Employment Status

51.3%

Labor Force Participation

44.2%

Employment Rate

13.7%

Unemployment Rate

Thomaston Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

87.20%

Born in Georgia

98.70%

Native Born

1.30%

Foreign Born

0.84%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

98.70% of Thomaston residents were born in the United States, with 87.20% having been born in Georgia. 0.84% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20208,642-49-0.56%
20198,691-49-0.56%
20188,740-34-0.39%
20178,774-49-0.56%
20168,823-16-0.18%
20158,839-2-0.02%
20148,841-101-1.13%
20138,942-66-0.73%
20129,008-119-1.30%
20119,1270.00%
20109,127-284-0.31%
20009,4112840.31%
19909,127-555-0.59%
19809,682-342-0.35%
197010,0246880.71%
19609,3362,7563.56%
19506,5801840.28%
19406,3961,4742.65%
19304,9222,4207.00%
19202,5020.00%