Thomasville, North Carolina Population 2020

26,331

Thomasville is a city located in North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 26,331, it is the 39th largest city in North Carolina and the 1457th largest city in the United States. Thomasville is currently declining at a rate of -0.57% annually and its population has decreased by -1.59% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 26,757 in 2010. Thomasville reached it's highest population of 26,826 in 2013. Spanning over 17 miles, Thomasville has a population density of 1,570 people per square mile.

The average household income in Thomasville is $51,354 with a poverty rate of 20.42%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $678 per month, and the median house value is $117,100. The median age in Thomasville is 39.1 years, 37.2 years for males, and 39.7 years for females. For every 100 females there are 87.8 males.

Thomasville Demographics

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

  • White: 74.04%
  • Black or African American: 18.96%
  • Other race: 3.44%
  • Two or more races: 2.31%
  • Asian: 1.05%
  • Native American: 0.20%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Thomasville, North Carolina is 26,331, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 26,635.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 26,757.

Thomasville, North Carolina Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White19,87274.04%
Black or African American5,09018.96%
Some Other Race9243.44%
Two or More Races6192.31%
Asian2811.05%
American Indian and Alaska Native530.20%

Thomasville Population Pyramid 2020

Thomasville Median Age

39.1


Total

37.2


Male

39.7


Female

Thomasville Adults

There are 20,156 adults, (4,428 of whom are seniors) in Thomasville.

Thomasville Age Dependency

70.6

Age Dependency Ratio

28.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Thomasville Sex Ratio

Female

14,292

53.25%

Male

12,547

46.75%

Thomasville Households and Families

Thomasville Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Thomasville Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married75.2%24.8%
All55%45%
Non Family46%54%
Male35.2%64.8%
Female29.7%70.3%

55.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All11,0342.3955
Married4,5393.0275.2
Non Family4,2311.2246
Female1,6373.2829.7
Male6273.4235.2

2.99

Average Family Size

2.39

Average Household Size

9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Thomasville Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,4758.15%
9th to 12th Grade2,18612.08%
High School Graduate6,62136.59%
Some College3,64620.15%
Associates Degree1,6569.15%
Bachelors Degree1,89810.49%
Graduate Degree6153.40%

Thomasville Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White12,07810,0402,002
Black3,5873,052223
Hispanic2,0661,009151
Other Race43011027
Asian201176100
Multiple Races16316337
Native American115

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 asian people with a rate of 49.75%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,975$35,258$26,193
Less Than High School$25,708$29,026$14,901
High School Grad$30,303$36,416$22,273
Some College$31,212$35,781$27,481
Bachelors Degree$36,767$40,114$36,117
Graduate Degree$42,452$39,091$50,694

$30,975

Average Earnings

$35,258

Average Male

$26,193

Average Female

Thomasville Language

Thomasville Language by Age

Thomasville Language

83.86% of Thomasville residents speak only English, while 16.14% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 15.09% of the population.

Thomasville Poverty

Thomasville Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White15,9592,69316.87%
Black5,0251,26725.21%
Hispanic4,3771,24728.49%
Multiple60013121.83%
Other92313014.08%
Asian2815318.86%
Native532241.51%

20.42%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.74%

Male Poverty Rate

24.56%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Thomasville

The race most likely to be in poverty in Thomasville is Native, with 41.51% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Thomasville is Other, with 14.08% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.26%. Among those working part-time, it was 26.97%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.33%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School25.83%
High School17.36%
Some College11.21%
Bachelors or Greater9.43%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed48.67%
Female Unemployed36.68%
Female Employed13.88%
Male Employed7.38%

Thomasville Income

Thomasville Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$38,764$51,354
Families$44,522$57,460
Married Families$57,946-
Non Families$28,829$38,685

Thomasville Marital Status

Thomasville Marital Status

Marriage Rates

45.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.5%

Male Marriage Rate

41.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Thomasville Married by Age and Sex

Thomasville Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Thomasville Marital Status by Race

Thomasville Veterans

1,609

Number of Veterans

1,465

Male Veterans

144

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam566
First Gulf War367
Second Gulf War242
Korea134
World War II25
Age Group Veterans
55 to 64424
75+391
35 to 54352
65 to 74289
18 to 34153
Name Veterans % of Total
White1,1167.46%
Black46111.12%
2 or More3213.01%
Hispanic160.63%

$Thomasville Veterans by Education

6.91%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.42%

Veteran Disability Rate

Thomasville Employment Status

59.7%

Labor Force Participation

54.5%

Employment Rate

8.3%

Unemployment Rate

Thomasville 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

66.37%

Born in North Carolina

90.57%

Native Born

9.43%

Foreign Born

7.39%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

90.57% of Thomasville residents were born in the United States, with 66.37% having been born in North Carolina. 7.39% 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
202026,331-152-0.57%
201926,483-152-0.57%
201826,635260.10%
201726,609-152-0.57%
201626,761100.04%
201526,751-33-0.12%
201426,784-42-0.16%
201326,826690.26%
201226,757-10-0.04%
201126,767-16-0.06%
201026,7836,9953.07%
200019,7883,8732.20%
199015,9151,7711.19%
198014,144-1,086-0.74%
197015,230400.03%
196015,1904,0363.14%
195011,1541130.10%
194011,0419510.90%
193010,0904,4145.92%
19205,6761,7993.89%
19103,8773,07717.10%
19008000.00%