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Overview

Introduction to Thomaston, Georgia

Located in Upson county, Thomaston, Georgia, is 40 miles W of Macon, Georgia (center to center) and 59 miles S of Atlanta, Georgia. The city has a population of 9,411 residents.

Thomaston History

Thomaston received official incorporation as a city in the year 1825. In the same year, it was also designated as Upson County's county seat. The area was named in honor of General Jett Thomas, an Indian fighter in the War of 1812. He also assisted in establishing the Franklin College in the year 1806, and the state capitol at Milledgeville in the year 1805-07. The city's first courthouse was completed in 1828, and the second courthouse in the year 1852. The economy of Thomaston in the 20th century was chiefly based on the production of textiles and tire cord. The Thomaston Mills was granted a charter in 1899.

Thomaston and nearby Attractions

  • Port Columbus Civil War Naval Center
  • Sprewell Bluff State Park
  • Coca-Cola Space Science Center
  • Franklin D Roosevelt State Park
  • Columbus Museum
  • Indian Springs State Park

Things To Do In Thomaston

The Skydive Atlanta and Sprewell Bluff State Park are located in the town. The Port Columbus Civil War Naval Center, Coca-Cola Space Science Center, Museum of Arts and Sciences, and Columbus Museum are also nearby. Local churches include the Saint Mary African Methodist Episcopal Church, Trinity Baptist Church, and Church of Christ. Nearby is The Northcreek Shopping Center. The Hickory Ridge Golf Club the closest golf course to the city.

Thomaston Transportation

The William B Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport is the closest airport to the city.

Thomaston Higher Education

Higher education is available at Flint River Technical College, Gordon College, Macon State College, and Mercer University.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,976
Male Share of the Population45%
Female Share of the Population55%
Senior Citizens18.2%
Employed Population 16+3,003
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married36.7%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher15.9%
Median Earnings25+$27,117
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,120
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,418

Wealth

Median Family Income$39,500
% Above Poverty Level68.2%
% Below Poverty Level31.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time18 minutes
% Working from Home1.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.1%
% Using Public Transportation0.7%

Housing

People Living Alone41.2%
Median Gross Rent$620
Median House Value$79,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)46.5%
English8%
Irish6.8%
German3.1%
Dutch1.6%
African0.9%
French Except Basque0.3%
Scottish0.3%
Welsh0.2%
Italian0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Swedish0.1%
Polish0.1%
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Thomaston Almanac

CategoryValue
County Upson County
Standard Zip Codes30286
Phone Area Codes706
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude32.89
Approximate Longitude-84.32

Thomaston Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationTHOMASTON 2 S
Distance1.6 miles
Jan Temp31 to 57 F
Apr Temp47 to 75 F
Jul Temp68 to 90 F
Oct Temp50 to 76 F
Annual Precip49.7 inches
StationTALBOTTON
Distance18 miles
Jan Temp32 to 55 F
Apr Temp47 to 75 F
Jul Temp68 to 90 F
Oct Temp49 to 74 F
Annual Precip50.1 inches
StationFORSYTH 6 NNW
Distance26.2 miles
Jan Temp31 to 55 F
Apr Temp45 to 75 F
Jul Temp67 to 90 F
Oct Temp47 to 75 F
Annual Precip46.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Barnesville6,611$39,620
Culloden267$41,500
Meansville145$40,000
Molena501$42,917
Yatesville449$54,125
Zebulon1,415$38,221

Thomaston Hospitals

Upson Regional Medical Center
801 W Gordon Street

Thomaston Public Schools

Upson-lee High School
268 Knight Trl
ZIP: 30286
(706) 647-8171
High
Total Enrollment 1300
Upson-lee Middle School
101 Holston Dr
ZIP: 30286
(706) 647-6256
Middle
Total Enrollment 1000
Upson-lee North Elementary School
334 Knight Trl
ZIP: 30286
(706) 647-3632
Middle
Total Enrollment 569
Upson-lee South Elementary
172 Knight Trl
ZIP: 30286
(706) 647-7516
Primary
Total Enrollment 1387

Thomaston Private Schools

Upson Christian Academy
2088 Yatesville Hwy
ZIP: 30286
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 48
Westwood Christian Academy
96 Pickard Rd
ZIP: 30286
Elementary
Total Enrollment 90
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