Thomson, Georgia Population 2020

6,636

Thomson is a city located in Georgia. With a 2020 population of 6,636, it is the 119th largest city in Georgia and the 4061st largest city in the United States. Thomson is currently growing at a rate of 0.23% annually but its population has decreased by -2.10% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 6,778 in 2010. Thomson reached it's highest population of 7,001 in 1980. Spanning over 4 miles, Thomson has a population density of 1,512 people per square mile.

The average household income in Thomson is $36,205 with a poverty rate of 32.17%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $630 per month, and the median house value is $88,300. The median age in Thomson is 34.7 years, 32.1 years for males, and 36.9 years for females. For every 100 females there are 75.3 males.

Thomson Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 56.73%
  • White: 38.82%
  • Two or more races: 2.20%
  • Other race: 1.94%
  • Asian: 0.32%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Thomson, Georgia is 6,636, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 6,606.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 6,778.

Thomson, Georgia Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American3,74656.73%
White2,56338.82%
Two or More Races1452.20%
Some Other Race1281.94%
Asian210.32%

Thomson Population Pyramid 2020

Thomson Median Age

34.7


Total

32.1


Male

36.9


Female

Thomson Adults

There are 4,774 adults, (1,097 of whom are seniors) in Thomson.

Thomson Age Dependency

79.6

Age Dependency Ratio

29.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

49.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Thomson Sex Ratio

Female

3,767

57.05%

Male

2,836

42.95%

Thomson Households and Families

Thomson Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Thomson Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married70.9%29.1%
All45.5%54.5%
Non Family40.7%59.3%
Female36.4%63.6%
Male13.5%86.5%

45.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,7112.3945.5
Non Family1,1831.1640.7
Female7743.6236.4
Married6432.7970.9
Male1114.613.5

3.31

Average Family Size

2.39

Average Household Size

2.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Thomson Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2145.14%
9th to 12th Grade78118.75%
High School Graduate1,55237.26%
Some College91822.04%
Associates Degree2947.06%
Bachelors Degree1964.71%
Graduate Degree2105.04%

Thomson Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Black2,1481,519174
White1,7861,543232
Hispanic18966
Other Race69
Multiple Races2121
Asian2121

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 white people with a rate of 12.99%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$24,599$27,877$22,330
Less Than High School$18,646$20,673$16,334
High School Grad$20,171$21,678$15,463
Some College$32,949$46,684$21,420
Bachelors Degree$47,750$72,891$41,500
Graduate Degree$51,545$$51,309

$24,599

Average Earnings

$27,877

Average Male

$22,330

Average Female

Thomson Language

Thomson Language by Age

Thomson Language

95.77% of Thomson residents speak only English, while 4.23% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.49% of the population.

Thomson Poverty

Thomson Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black3,6971,41938.38%
White2,33241417.75%
Hispanic29821572.15%
Other1285946.09%
Multiple1454128.28%

32.17%

Overall Poverty Rate

26.40%

Male Poverty Rate

36.53%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Thomson

The race most likely to be in poverty in Thomson is Hispanic, with 72.15% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Thomson is White, with 17.75% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 13.86%. Among those working part-time, it was 26.64%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 38.18%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School38.24%
High School28.80%
Some College15.64%
Bachelors or Greater4.56%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed77.84%
Female Employed24.06%
Male Unemployed19.23%
Male Employed10.70%

Thomson Income

Thomson Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$22,157$36,205
Families$28,648$43,350
Married Families$60,348-
Non Families$15,464$26,311

Thomson Marital Status

Thomson Marital Status

Marriage Rates

32.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

37.3%

Male Marriage Rate

28.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Thomson Married by Age and Sex

Thomson Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Thomson Marital Status by Race

Thomson Veterans

480

Number of Veterans

429

Male Veterans

51

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam206
Second Gulf War85
First Gulf War43
Korea40
World War II32
Age Group Veterans
55 to 64190
18 to 3485
75+76
35 to 5473
65 to 7456
Name Veterans % of Total
White31015.78%
Black1706.40%
Hispanic147.41%

$Thomson Veterans by Education

10.11%

Veteran Poverty Rate

15.79%

Veteran Disability Rate

Thomson Employment Status

54.8%

Labor Force Participation

48.4%

Employment Rate

10.2%

Unemployment Rate

Thomson 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

77.24%

Born in Georgia

96.61%

Native Born

3.39%

Foreign Born

2.77%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

96.61% of Thomson residents were born in the United States, with 77.24% having been born in Georgia. 2.77% 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
20206,636150.23%
20196,621150.23%
20186,60610.02%
20176,605150.23%
20166,590-11-0.17%
20156,601-13-0.20%
20146,614-7-0.11%
20136,621-66-0.99%
20126,687-22-0.33%
20116,709-56-0.83%
20106,765-63-0.09%
20006,828-34-0.05%
19906,862-139-0.20%
19807,0014980.74%
19706,5031,9813.70%
19604,5221,0332.63%
19503,4894011.23%
19403,0880.00%