Introduction to Thomson, Georgia

Thomson, Georgia, in McDuffie county, is 30 miles W of Augusta, Georgia and 110 miles E of Atlanta, Georgia. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns it shares the Augusta-Aiken metropolitan area with. Thomson's population is approximately 6,828.

Thomson History

Thomson was named after Edgar Thomson of the Georgia Railroad Company. The city is nicknamed The Camellia City of the South, for the numerous camellia plants that grow in the city. Thomson was once entirely owned by John Langston. One of the oldest houses in the city is the Old Rock House, which was built in 1785 and was the home of former president Jimmy Carter.

Thomson and nearby Attractions

  • Aiken County Historical Museum
  • Robert Toombs House State Historic Site
  • Hamburg State Park
  • Lockerly Arboretum

Things To Do In Thomson

Mistletoe State Park, A.H. Stephens Historic Park and the Elijah Clark State Park offer provisions for lodging and picnicking. Local museums include the Aiken County Historical Museum, the Augusta Museum of History and the Robert Toombs House Historic Site.

Thomson Transportation

Anderson Regional Airport is nearby.

Thomson Higher Education

Colleges near Thomson include Aiken Technical College, Augusta Technical College and the Medical College of Georgia.


Total Population 6,682
Male Share of the Population 46%
Female Share of the Population 54%
Senior Citizens 14.4%
Employed Population 16+ 2,145
Age of the Population 31


% of people married 39.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 12.2%
Median Earnings25+ $22,130
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $18,611
Median Earnings With High School Degree $21,715


Median Family Income $22,372
% Above Poverty Level 61.7%
% Below Poverty Level 38.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 1.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.2%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 28.3%
Median Gross Rent $579
Median House Value $93,500


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 63.5%
US/American 0%
English 6%
Irish 3.2%

Thomson Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 30 miles W of Augusta, Georgia (center to center)
Nearest Large City 110 miles E of Atlanta, Georgia
County McDuffie
Metro Area Augusta - Aiken
Standard Zip Codes 30824
Phone Area Codes 706
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.47
Longitude -82.504

Thomson Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 8.9 miles
Jan Temp 32 to 53 F
Apr Temp 47 to 74 F
Jul Temp 68 to 91 F
Oct Temp 50 to 74 F
Annual Precip 50.1 inches
Distance 21.5 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 53 F
Apr Temp 47 to 74 F
Jul Temp 68 to 90 F
Oct Temp 50 to 73 F
Annual Precip 46.9 inches
Station CLARK HILL 1 W
Distance 23 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 56 F
Apr Temp 48 to 78 F
Jul Temp 68 to 95 F
Oct Temp 48 to 78 F
Annual Precip 46.7 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Winfield (30824)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Camak 156 $48,750
Dearing 597 $42,604
Gibson 623 $39,750
Harlem 2,795 $50,000
Norwood 403 $42,917
Warrenton 1,994 $29,271

Thomson Hospitals

(Government - Hospital District or Authority)
(706) 595-1411
Emergency Service: Yes

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Serves 1,220 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.9

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