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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population18,503
Male Share of the Population46.8%
Female Share of the Population53.2%
Senior Citizens16.8%
Employed Population 16+6,799
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married38.5%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher25.5%
Median Earnings25+$28,373
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$14,991
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,767

Wealth

Median Family Income$43,455
% Above Poverty Level76.3%
% Below Poverty Level23.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home1.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.4%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone26.9%
Median Gross Rent$808
Median House Value$134,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)54.9%
English7.6%
German6%
Irish3.9%
Italian2.5%
French Except Basque1.6%
Scottish1.6%
Polish0.8%
West Indian0.8%
Jamaican0.5%
Danishn0.5%
Welsh0.4%
African0.4%
Dutch0.3%
Swedish0.3%
Greek0.1%
British0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Cape Verdean0.1%
Canadian0.1%
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Thomasville Almanac

CategoryValue
County Thomas County
Standard Zip Codes31757, 31792
P.O. Box Zip Codes31758, 31799
Phone Area Codes229
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude30.87
Approximate Longitude-83.9

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)

StationTHOMASVILLE 3 NE
Distance4.2 miles
Jan Temp40 to 63 F
Apr Temp53 to 79 F
Jul Temp71 to 92 F
Oct Temp56 to 81 F
Annual Precip54 inches
StationMONTICELLO 3 W
Distance21.3 miles
Jan Temp38 to 62 F
Apr Temp52 to 78 F
Jul Temp70 to 91 F
Oct Temp54 to 80 F
Annual Precip58.3 inches
StationTALLAHASSEE MUNICIPAL AP
Distance37.4 miles
Jan Temp40 to 64 F
Apr Temp53 to 80 F
Jul Temp73 to 92 F
Oct Temp57 to 81 F
Annual Precip63.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Barwick339$45,000
Boston1,347$38,750
Cairo9,569$40,833
Coolidge475$34,167
Meigs991$28,750
Ochlocknee634$40,000

Thomasville Public Libraries

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

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Thomasville Hospitals

Southwestern State Hospital
(Government - State)
400 South Pine Tree Bovlevard
John D Archbold Memorial Hospital
915 Gordon Avenue & Mimosa Drive

Thomasville Public Schools

Cross Creek Elementary School
324 Clark Rd
ZIP: 31757
(229) 225-3900
Primary
Total Enrollment 791
Garrison-pilcher Elementary School
277 Hall Rd
ZIP: 31757
(229) 225-4387
Primary
Total Enrollment 814
Bishop Hall Charter School
1819 E Clay St
ZIP: 31792
(229) 227-1397
High
Total Enrollment 171
Hand In Hand Primary
4687 Us Highway 84 Byp W
ZIP: 31792
(229) 225-3908
Primary
Total Enrollment 700
Harper Elementary School
520 Fletcher St
ZIP: 31792
(229) 225-2622
Primary
Total Enrollment 433
Jerger Elementary School
1006 S Broad St
ZIP: 31792
(229) 225-2625
Primary
Total Enrollment 800
Macintyre Park Middle School
117 Glenwood Dr
ZIP: 31792
(229) 225-2628
Middle
Total Enrollment 611
Scott Elementary School
100 N Hansell St
ZIP: 31792
(229) 225-2631
Primary
Total Enrollment 359
T J Loftiss Ii Regional Youth Detention Center
400 S Pinetree Blvd
ZIP: 31792
(912) 227-2764
Other
Total Enrollment 4
The Renaissance Center For Academic And Career Development
200 N Pinetree Blvd
ZIP: 31792
(229) 227-3222
Other
Total Enrollment 73
Thomas County Central High School
4686 Us Highway 84 Byp W
ZIP: 31792
(229) 225-5050
High
Total Enrollment 1492
Thomas County Middle School
4681 Us Highway 84 Byp W
ZIP: 31792
(229) 225-4394
Middle
Total Enrollment 1611
Thomasville High School
315 S Hansell St
ZIP: 31792
(229) 225-2634
High
Total Enrollment 784

Thomasville Private Schools

Favor Christian Academy
507 N Broad St
ZIP: 31792
Elementary
Total Enrollment 59
Rescue Mission Christian School
230 Cherokee St
ZIP: 31792
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 8
St Thomas Episcopal School
216 Remington Ave
ZIP: 31792
Elementary
Total Enrollment 22
Thomasville Christian School
1040 Glenwood Dr
ZIP: 31792
Elementary
Total Enrollment 64
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