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Overview

Introduction to Thomasville, North Carolina

Thomasville, North Carolina, in Davidson county, is 6 miles SW of High Point, North Carolina (center to center) and 62 miles NE of Charlotte, North Carolina.The city is located in the Greensboro - - Winston - Salem - - High Point metropolitan area. Thomasville has a population of 19,788.

Thomasville History

Thomasville is partly located in Davidson County, founded in 1822, and partly located in Randolph County, founded in 1779. It was settled in the mid 1800s. The city was named after its founder, John W. Thomas. Thomasville is well known for its furniture industry. The oldest railroad depot of North Carolina is also located in the city. Thomasville is also known as the "Chair Town" or "Chair City" after "The Big Chair," the city's most notable landmark.

Thomasville and nearby Attractions

  • Museum of Old Domestic Life
  • Furniture Discovery Center
  • Angela Peterson Doll and Miniature Museum
  • High Point Museum & Historical Park
  • Tanglewood Park
  • Guilford Courthouse National Military Park

Things To Do In Thomasville

You can visit the Memorial Park, Doak Park, and Finch Field while in Thomasville. The Winding Creek, one of the best golf courses in the area, can be reached within a few minutes. The city also has several churches including the Lakeview Methodist Church, Hasty Baptist Church, Antioch Baptist Church, and Gospel Light Free Will Baptist Church. The city hosts numerous special events and festivals every year such as the Annual Craft Fair.

Thomasville Transportation

You can reach Piedmont Triad International Airport within few minutes.

Thomasville Higher Education

High Point University, Winston - Salem State University, and Guilford Technical Community College are some of the nearest colleges and universities.

People

Total Population 27,084
Male Share of the Population 47.1%
Female Share of the Population 52.9%
Senior Citizens 16.1%
Employed Population 16+ 10,952
Age of the Population 39

Families

% of people married 41.4%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 15.3%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $39,366
% Above Poverty Level 76.2%
% Below Poverty Level 23.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.7%
% Using Public Transportation 0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 32.4%
Median Gross Rent $599
Median House Value $108,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 41.6%
US/American 0%
English 6.8%
Irish 8%

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

Thomasville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 6 miles SW of High Point, North Carolina (center to center)
Nearest Large City 62 miles NE of Charlotte, North Carolina
County Davidson
Metro Area Greensboro - - Winston - Salem - - High Point
Standard Zip Codes 27360
P.O. Box Zip Codes 27361
Phone Area Codes 336
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.882
Longitude -80.082

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 HIGH POINT
Distance 8.7 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 50 F
Apr Temp 47 to 72 F
Jul Temp 67 to 89 F
Oct Temp 48 to 72 F
Annual Precip 46.1 inches
Station GREENSBORO RGNL AP
Distance 16.8 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 47 F
Apr Temp 46 to 70 F
Jul Temp 68 to 88 F
Oct Temp 48 to 70 F
Annual Precip 43.1 inches
Station SALISBURY 9 WNW
Distance 32.5 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 48 F
Apr Temp 44 to 70 F
Jul Temp 67 to 88 F
Oct Temp 44 to 71 F
Annual Precip 43.3 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Erwin Heights (27360)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Archdale 11,396 $63,638
High Point 108,031 $51,512
Jamestown 3,638 $86,055
Kernersville 23,617 $67,826
Lexington 19,129 $34,879
Trinity 6,652 $56,912

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

Thomasville Hospitals

THOMASVILLE MEDICAL CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
207 OLD LEXINGTON RD BOX 789
(336) 472-2000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Thomasville High Schools

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EAST DAVIDSON HIGH
1408 LAKE ROAD
336-476-4814
Serves 920 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.7

LEDFORD SENIOR HIGH
140 JESSE GREEN ROAD
336-769-9671
Serves 898 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.7

THOMASVILLE HIGH
410 UNITY STREET
336-474-4250
Serves 652 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.2

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