Thomasville, Georgia Population 2021

18,538
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Thomasville is a city located in Thomas County Georgia. It is also the county seat of Thomas County. With a 2020 population of 18,538, it is the 59th largest city in Georgia and the 1971st largest city in the United States . Thomasville is currently growing at a rate of 0.05% annually and its population has increased by 0.68% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 18,413 in 2010. Thomasville reached it's highest population of 18,571 in 2010. Spanning over 15 miles, Thomasville has a population density of 1,235 people per square mile.

The average household income in Thomasville is $56,981 with a poverty rate of 24.99%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $857 per month, and the median house value is $163,500. The median age in Thomasville is 36.1 years, 32.8 years for males, and 40.4 years for females.

Thomasville Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 53.02%
  • White: 43.20%
  • Two or more races: 2.56%
  • Other race: 0.90%
  • Asian: 0.20%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.12%
  • Native American: 0.00%
The current population of Thomasville, Georgia is 18,538 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 18,508.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 18,413.

Thomasville, Georgia Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202144,6851170.26%
202044,5681170.26%
201944,4511170.26%
201844,334-285-0.64%
201744,619-331-0.74%
201644,9501540.34%
201544,796310.07%
201444,765-5-0.01%
201344,7702420.54%
201244,528-62-0.14%
201144,590-157-0.35%
201044,7470.00%

Thomasville Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American9,83053.02%
White8,00843.20%
Two or More Races4742.56%
Some Other Race1660.90%
Asian380.20%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander230.12%
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Thomasville Population by Race

Thomasville Population Pyramid $2021

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Thomasville Median Age

36.1


Total

32.8


Male

40.4


Female

Thomasville Adults

There are 13,993 adults, (3,057 of whom are seniors) in Thomasville.

Thomasville Age Dependency

69.5

Age Dependency Ratio

28

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Thomasville Sex Ratio

Female

10,103

54.50%

Male

8,436

45.50%

Thomasville Population by Age

Thomasville Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Thomasville Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married75.8%24.2%
All46.6%53.4%
Non Family32.7%67.3%
Female29.6%70.4%
Male28.3%71.7%

46.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Thomasville Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,5292.4146.6
Married2,6132.9875.8
Non Family2,5461.1632.7
Female1,8693.1729.6
Male5013.0228.3

2.97

Average Family Size

2.41

Average Household Size

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Thomasville Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5794.70%
9th to 12th Grade1,24710.12%
High School Graduate3,60029.21%
Some College2,50620.33%
Associates Degree1,0068.16%
Bachelors Degree2,02316.41%
Graduate Degree1,36411.07%
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Thomasville Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Thomasville Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Black6,1234,655793
White5,6945,3692,472
Hispanic33129832
2+ Races239239122
Other Race10883

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 51.05%.

Thomasville Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,353$40,704$26,709
Less Than 9th Grade$28,080$21,875$35,505
High School Graduate$27,909$37,298$20,069
Some College$25,029$31,944$22,750
Bachelors Degree$50,325$51,765$47,406
Graduate Degree$62,606$67,542$53,869

$31,353

Average Earnings

$40,704

Average Male

$26,709

Average Female

Thomasville Earnings by Educational Attainment

Thomasville Language by Age

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Thomasville Language

96.28% of Thomasville residents speak only English, while 3.72% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.68% of the population.

Thomasville Language

Thomasville Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black9,7303,21032.99%
White7,59293412.30%
Multiple47221846.19%
Hispanic52418735.69%
Islander2323100.00%
Asian1818100.00%
Other16110.62%

24.99%

Overall Poverty Rate

23.81%

Male Poverty Rate

25.98%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Thomasville

The race most likely to be in poverty in Thomasville is Asian, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Thomasville is Other, with 0.62% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 10.46%. Among those working part-time, it was 30.69%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.25%.

Thomasville Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade37.09%
Some College22.53%
High School18.59%
Bachelors or Greater8.33%

Thomasville Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed74.78%
Male Unemployed32.37%
Female Employed20.58%
Male Employed7.91%

Thomasville Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Thomasville Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$32,378$56,981
Families$44,641$68,474
Married Families$79,955-
Non Families$20,203$29,187
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Income by Household Type

Thomasville Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

36.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.7%

Male Marriage Rate

33.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Thomasville Married by Age and Sex

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Thomasville 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 55-64.

Thomasville Marital Status by Race

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Thomasville Marital Status

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1,118

Number of Veterans

903

Male Veterans

215

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam423
First Gulf War252
Second Gulf War244
Korea106
World War II8

Thomasville Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
55 to 64347
65 to 74286
35 to 54231
75+179
18 to 3475

Thomasville Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White5458.41%
Black5327.62%
2+ Races4113.23%

Thomasville Veterans by Race

Thomasville Veterans by Education

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6.03%

Veteran Poverty Rate

43.02%

Veteran Disability Rate

Thomasville Veterans by Education

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57.5%

Labor Force Participation

53.5%

Employment Rate

6.3%

Unemployment Rate

Thomasville Employment by Age

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Thomasville Employment by Race

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Thomasville 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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70.46%

Born in Thomasville

97.66%

Native Born

2.34%

Foreign Born

1.84%

Non Citizen

0.50%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.66% of Thomasville residents were born in the United States, with 70.46% having been born in Georgia. 1.84% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Thomasville Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202118,538100.05%
202018,528100.05%
201918,518100.05%
201818,508-59-0.32%
201718,567110.06%
201618,556310.17%
201518,525-16-0.09%
201418,541550.30%
201318,4861430.78%
201218,343-140-0.76%
201118,483-88-0.47%
201018,5714090.22%
200018,1627050.40%
199017,457-1,006-0.56%
198018,4633080.17%
197018,155-91-0.05%
196018,2463,8222.38%
195014,4241,7411.29%
194012,6839500.78%
193011,7333,5373.65%
19208,1961,4691.99%
19106,7271,4052.37%
19005,322-192-0.35%
18905,5142,9598.00%
18802,5550.00%

Thomasville Population by Year