Thomaston, Georgia Population 2021

8,824
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Thomaston is a city located in Upson County Georgia. It is also the county seat of Upson County. With a 2020 population of 8,824, it is the 100th largest city in Georgia and the 3363rd largest city in the United States . Thomaston is currently growing at a rate of 0.41% annually but its population has decreased by -3.77% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 9,170 in 2010. Thomaston reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 10 miles, Thomaston has a population density of 926 people per square mile.

The average household income in Thomaston is $49,151 with a poverty rate of 31.44%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $626 per month, and the median house value is $88,900. The median age in Thomaston is 34.6 years, 30.2 years for males, and 35.8 years for females.

Thomaston Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Thomastonwas:

  • White: 57.64%
  • Black or African American: 36.93%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 2.27%
  • Other race: 1.64%
  • Two or more races: 1.31%
  • Asian: 0.22%
  • Native American: 0.00%
The current population of Thomaston, Georgia is 8,824 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 8,752.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 9,170.

Thomaston, Georgia Population 2021

2020 and 2021 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202126,5901350.51%
202026,4551350.51%
201926,3201350.51%
201826,185-16-0.06%
201726,201-44-0.17%
201626,245140.05%
201526,231700.27%
201426,161-260-0.99%
201326,421-141-0.53%
201226,562-358-1.35%
201126,920-134-0.50%
201027,0540.00%

Thomaston Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White5,05757.64%
Black or African American3,24036.93%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1992.27%
Some Other Race1441.64%
Two or More Races1151.31%
Asian190.22%
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Thomaston Population by Race

Thomaston Population Pyramid $2021

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Thomaston Median Age

34.6


Total

30.2


Male

35.8


Female

Thomaston Adults

There are 6,399 adults, (1,450 of whom are seniors) in Thomaston.

Thomaston Age Dependency

77.3

Age Dependency Ratio

29.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

48

Child Dependency Ratio

Thomaston Sex Ratio

Female

4,947

56.38%

Male

3,827

43.62%

Thomaston Population by Age

Thomaston Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Thomaston Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male4%96%
Female25%75%
Non Family40.4%59.6%
All45.6%54.4%
Married76.6%23.4%

45.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Thomaston Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,3332.5545.6
Non Family1,5541.1740.4
Married9303.3476.6
Female6994.3325
Male1503.754

3.64

Average Family Size

2.55

Average Household Size

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Thomaston Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4688.66%
9th to 12th Grade66812.36%
High School Graduate1,46827.16%
Some College1,34024.79%
Associates Degree5209.62%
Bachelors Degree63411.73%
Graduate Degree3075.68%
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Thomaston Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Thomaston Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White3,1662,849770
Black1,8661,170100
Islander19918252
Hispanic13731
Other Race9331
Asian191919
2+ Races1818

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

Thomaston Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$29,361$38,382$25,796
Less Than 9th Grade$23,060$22,672$26,023
High School Graduate$26,497$32,212$25,000
Some College$28,734$35,809$25,877
Bachelors Degree$58,427$80,208$40,625
Graduate Degree$$185,346$

$29,361

Average Earnings

$38,382

Average Male

$25,796

Average Female

Thomaston Earnings by Educational Attainment

Thomaston Language by Age

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Thomaston Language

95.64% of Thomaston residents speak only English, while 4.36% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.01% of the population.

Thomaston Language

Thomaston Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black3,1661,38943.87%
White4,65991619.66%
Hispanic35919153.20%
Islander19918291.46%

31.44%

Overall Poverty Rate

30.32%

Male Poverty Rate

32.33%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Thomaston

The race most likely to be in poverty in Thomaston is Islander, with 91.46% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Thomaston is White, with 19.66% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.26%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.61%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 48.04%.

Thomaston Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade43.66%
Some College35.58%
High School20.76%
Bachelors or Greater11.37%

Thomaston Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed39.10%
Female Unemployed26.87%
Female Employed10.43%
Male Employed6.65%

Thomaston Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Thomaston Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$28,906$49,151
Families$43,996$62,030
Married Families$82,553-
Non Families$17,204$33,660
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Income by Household Type

Thomaston Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

29.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

35.3%

Male Marriage Rate

25.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Thomaston Married by Age and Sex

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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 20-34.

Thomaston Marital Status by Race

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Thomaston Marital Status

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427

Number of Veterans

419

Male Veterans

8

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam145
First Gulf War77
Korea49
Second Gulf War37
World War II10

Thomaston Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
55 to 64130
75+119
35 to 5485
65 to 7476
18 to 3417

Thomaston Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2666.96%
Black1617.46%

Thomaston Veterans by Race

Thomaston Veterans by Education

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22.74%

Veteran Poverty Rate

40.10%

Veteran Disability Rate

Thomaston Veterans by Education

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47.9%

Labor Force Participation

42.8%

Employment Rate

10.8%

Unemployment Rate

Thomaston Employment by Age

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Thomaston Employment by Race

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Thomaston Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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82.85%

Born in Thomaston

96.55%

Native Born

3.45%

Foreign Born

2.52%

Non Citizen

0.93%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.55% of Thomaston residents were born in the United States, with 82.85% having been born in Georgia. 2.52% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Thomaston Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20218,824360.41%
20208,788360.41%
20198,752360.41%
20188,716-45-0.51%
20178,761-48-0.54%
20168,809-18-0.20%
20158,827-3-0.03%
20148,830-104-1.16%
20138,934-71-0.79%
20129,005-121-1.33%
20119,126-1-0.01%
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%

Thomaston Population by Year