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Overview

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population6,699
Male Share of the Population45.7%
Female Share of the Population54.3%
Senior Citizens15.4%
Employed Population 16+2,236
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married33.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher10.5%
Median Earnings25+$22,321
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$16,719
Median Earnings With High School Degree$18,512

Wealth

Median Family Income$21,810
% Above Poverty Level56.3%
% Below Poverty Level43.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home3.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.3%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone28.8%
Median Gross Rent$620
Median House Value$97,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)62.1%
German8.4%
Irish3.8%
English3.3%
Scottish1.1%
Syrian0.9%
Arab0.9%
Swedish0.8%
French Except Basque0.6%
Norwegian0.5%
Dutch0.5%
Italian0.3%
Welsh0.1%
Greek0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
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Thomson Almanac

CategoryValue
County McDuffie County
Standard Zip Codes30824
Phone Area Codes706
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude33.46
Approximate Longitude-82.5

Thomson Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationWARRENTON
Distance8.9 miles
Jan Temp32 to 53 F
Apr Temp47 to 74 F
Jul Temp68 to 91 F
Oct Temp50 to 74 F
Annual Precip50.1 inches
StationWASHINGTON 2 ESE
Distance21.5 miles
Jan Temp31 to 53 F
Apr Temp47 to 74 F
Jul Temp68 to 90 F
Oct Temp50 to 73 F
Annual Precip46.9 inches
StationCLARK HILL 1 W
Distance23 miles
Jan Temp31 to 56 F
Apr Temp48 to 78 F
Jul Temp68 to 95 F
Oct Temp48 to 78 F
Annual Precip46.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Camak137$58,750
Dearing747$43,750
Gibson644$44,097
Harlem2,914$56,964
Norwood195$29,375
Warrenton2,062$24,438

Thomson Hospitals

University Mcduffie County Regional Medical Center
(Government - District/authority)
521 Hill Street Sw

Thomson Public Schools

Maxwell Elementary School
520 Mount Pleasant Rd
ZIP: 30824
(706) 986-4800
Primary
Total Enrollment 648
Norris Elementary School
511 Main St
ZIP: 30824
(706) 986-4600
Middle
Total Enrollment 465
Thomson Elementary School
409 Guill St
ZIP: 30824
(706) 986-4700
Primary
Total Enrollment 496
Thomson High School
1160 White Oak Rd
ZIP: 30824
(706) 986-4200
High
Total Enrollment 1182
Thomson-mcduffie Middle School
1191 White Oak Rd
ZIP: 30824
(706) 986-4300
Middle
Total Enrollment 951
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