Thunderbolt, Georgia Population 2024

2,598

Thunderbolt is a city located in Chatham County Georgia. Thunderbolt has a 2024 population of 2,598. Thunderbolt is currently growing at a rate of 0.93% annually and its population has increased by 2% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,547 in 2020.

The average household income in Thunderbolt is $76,499 with a poverty rate of 19.52%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Thunderbolt is 50.1 years, 38.5 years for males, and 54.9 years for females.

Thunderbolt Demographics

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

  • White: 57.8%
  • Black or African American: 38.01%
  • Two or more races: 2.23%
  • Other race: 1.14%
  • Asian: 0.82%
  • Native American:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
State
Georgia
Land Area (mi²)
1.4 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,917.50/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
2% (51)
The current population of Thunderbolt, Georgia is 2,598 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 2,547.

Thunderbolt, Georgia Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,47557.8%
Black or African American97038.01%
Two or more races572.23%
Other race291.14%
Asian210.82%
Native American
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Thunderbolt Population by Race

Thunderbolt Population Pyramid 2024

Thunderbolt Median Age

50.1

Total

38.5

Male

54.9

Female

Thunderbolt Adults

There are 2,106 adults, (653 of whom are seniors) in Thunderbolt.

Thunderbolt Age Dependency

75.6

Age Dependency Ratio

44.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Thunderbolt Sex Ratio

Female1,48458.15%
Male1,06841.85%

Thunderbolt Population by Age

Thunderbolt Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,2261.9763.936.1
Non Family7601.2963.636.4
Married2942.9776.223.8
Female1373.4750.449.6
Male352.492080
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2.91

Average Family Size

1.97

Average Household Size

63.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Thunderbolt Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Thunderbolt Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Thunderbolt Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 60%.

Thunderbolt Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$42,083

Average Earnings

$45,313

Average Male

$39,280

Average Female

Thunderbolt Earnings by Educational Attainment

Thunderbolt Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Thunderbolt Language

97.64% of Thunderbolt residents speak only English, while 2.36% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1% of the population.

Thunderbolt Language

Thunderbolt Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black90130834.18%
White1,3791349.72%
Asian2121100%
Multiple5735.26%
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19.52%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.98%

Male Poverty Rate

23.08%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Thunderbolt

The race most likely to be in poverty in Thunderbolt is Asian, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Thunderbolt is Multiple, with 5.26% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.18%. Among those working part-time, it was 25.23%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 32.29%.

Thunderbolt Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade56.63%
Some College14.74%
High School13.66%
Bachelors or Greater8.93%
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Thunderbolt Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed42.11%
Female Unemployed13.33%
Female Employed11.89%
Male Employed10.38%
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Thunderbolt Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Thunderbolt Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Thunderbolt Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

30.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

32.9%

Male Marriage Rate

28.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Thunderbolt Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Thunderbolt 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 45-54.

Thunderbolt Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Thunderbolt Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

202

Number of Veterans

197

Male Veterans

5

Female Veterans

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Thunderbolt Veterans by War

count

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Thunderbolt Veterans by Age

count

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Thunderbolt Veterans by Race

Thunderbolt Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

6.44%

Veteran Poverty Rate

14.85%

Veteran Disability Rate

Thunderbolt Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

63.6%

Labor Force Participation

60.9%

Employment Rate

3.6%

Unemployment Rate

Thunderbolt Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Thunderbolt Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Thunderbolt Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

62.42%

Born in Thunderbolt

97.57%

Native Born

2.43%

Foreign Born

0.98%

Non Citizen

1.45%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.57% of Thunderbolt residents were born in the United States, with 62.42% having been born in Georgia. 0.98% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Thunderbolt Place of Birth

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20292,718240.89%
20282,694240.9%
20272,670240.91%
20262,646240.92%
20252,622240.92%
20242,598240.93%
20232,574240.94%
20222,550240.95%
20212,526-21-0.82%
20202,547-83-3.16%
20192,630-34-1.28%
20182,664-6-0.22%
20172,670-18-0.67%
20162,688692.63%
20152,619110.42%
20142,608190.73%
20132,58910.04%
20122,58810.04%
20112,587582.29%
20102,529
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Thunderbolt Population by Year