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Overview

Introduction to Thomasville, Georgia

Thomasville, Georgia, in Thomas county, is 32 miles NE of Tallahassee, Florida and 142 miles W of Jacksonville, Florida.

Thomasville History

During the War of 1812, Major General Jet Thomas, a member of the State Militia, named this area Thomasville. At that time, Thomasville was a center of educational, political, socioeconomic and religious activities in Georgia. Gradually, plantations sprung up on the rich and fertile land of the region. Cultivation of cotton was the primary occupation of its residents. In the later years of the 19th century, Thomasville developed into a winter resort where visitors could enjoy an active social life.

Thomasville and nearby Attractions

  • Lapham-Patterson House State Historic Site
  • Thomas County Museum of History
  • Gateway Shopping Center
  • Thomasville Rose Garden
  • Cherokee Lake
  • Dawson Street Historic District

Things To Do In Thomasville

To learn more about the area's history and culture, one can visit the Lapham-Patterson House State Historic Site and the Thomas County Museum of History. The Thomasville City Hall, Thomasville Cultural Center, Thomasville Public Library and the Thomas County Jail are among the other notable attractions in the city. In addition, the city hosts the popular Rose Festival, the Black Heritage Festival, the Deep South Fair and the Plantation Wildlife Arts Festival every year.

Thomasville Transportation

Tallahassee Regional is the nearest major airport.

Thomasville Higher Education

Opportunities for higher education are provided by the Southwest Georgia Technical College and Thomas University.

People

Total Population 18,612
Male Share of the Population 44.9%
Female Share of the Population 55.1%
Senior Citizens 17%
Employed Population 16+ 6,399
Age of the Population 39

Families

% of people married 40.7%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 22.7%
Median Earnings25+ $26,495
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $13,298
Median Earnings With High School Degree $21,661

Wealth

Median Family Income $37,956
% Above Poverty Level 72.1%
% Below Poverty Level 27.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 18 minutes
% Working from Home 1.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.5%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 32.6%
Median Gross Rent $700
Median House Value $125,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 56%
US/American 0.1%
English 8.7%
Irish 6.2%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Thomasville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 32 miles NE of Tallahassee, Florida (center to center)
Nearest Large City 142 miles W of Jacksonville, Florida
County Thomas
Standard Zip Codes 31757, 31792
P.O. Box Zip Codes 31758, 31799
Phone Area Codes 229
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 30.836
Longitude -83.978

Thomasville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station THOMASVILLE 3 NE
Distance 4.2 miles
Jan Temp 40 to 63 F
Apr Temp 53 to 79 F
Jul Temp 71 to 92 F
Oct Temp 56 to 81 F
Annual Precip 54 inches
Station MONTICELLO 3 W
Distance 21.3 miles
Jan Temp 38 to 62 F
Apr Temp 52 to 78 F
Jul Temp 70 to 91 F
Oct Temp 54 to 80 F
Annual Precip 58.3 inches
Station TALLAHASSEE MUNICIPAL AP
Distance 37.4 miles
Jan Temp 40 to 64 F
Apr Temp 53 to 80 F
Jul Temp 73 to 92 F
Oct Temp 57 to 81 F
Annual Precip 63.2 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Thomasville, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Gateway (31792)

Metcalf (31792)

Tville (31757, 31758, 31792, 31799)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Barwick 443 $0
Boston 1,461 $35,060
Cairo 9,759 $28,792
Coolidge 598 $27,500
Meigs 918 $21,875
Ochlocknee 665 $35,000

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Thomasville Public Libraries

Library
Thomas County Public Library System
201 NORTH MADISON STREET
Thomasville, Georgia
(229) 225-5252
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Thomasville Hospitals

JOHN D ARCHBOLD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
GORDON AV & MIMOSA DR
(229) 228-2000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Thomasville High Schools

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THOMAS COUNTY CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL
4685 U.S. 84 BYPASS
229-225-5050
Serves 1,422 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.8

THOMASVILLE HIGH SCHOOL
315 SOUTH HANSELL STREET
229-225-2634
Serves 885 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.8

THE SCHOOL AT BISHOP HALL
1815 EAST CLAY STREET
229-227-1397
A Charter School.
Serves 106 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.8

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