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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 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.

Demographics

People

Total Population27,178
Male Share of the Population48.4%
Female Share of the Population51.6%
Senior Citizens16.2%
Employed Population 16+10,854
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married42.4%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher14.4%
Median Earnings25+$28,753
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$24,903
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,139

Wealth

Median Family Income$41,095
% Above Poverty Level79%
% Below Poverty Level21%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home1.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.2%
% Using Public Transportation0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone32.5%
Median Gross Rent$647
Median House Value$109,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)38.1%
German10.7%
Irish8.5%
English8.2%
Scottish1.6%
Dutch1.5%
Italian1.1%
African1%
Swedish0.8%
Polish0.6%
French Except Basque0.6%
Norwegian0.4%
Russian0.3%
West Indian0.2%
Serbian0.2%
Welsh0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Greek0.1%
Slovak0.1%
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Thomasville Almanac

CategoryValue
County Davidson County
Standard Zip Codes27360
P.O. Box Zip Codes27361
Phone Area Codes336
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude35.88
Approximate Longitude-80.07

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)

StationHIGH POINT
Distance8.7 miles
Jan Temp30 to 50 F
Apr Temp47 to 72 F
Jul Temp67 to 89 F
Oct Temp48 to 72 F
Annual Precip46.1 inches
StationGREENSBORO RGNL AP
Distance16.8 miles
Jan Temp28 to 47 F
Apr Temp46 to 70 F
Jul Temp68 to 88 F
Oct Temp48 to 70 F
Annual Precip43.1 inches
StationSALISBURY 9 WNW
Distance32.5 miles
Jan Temp26 to 48 F
Apr Temp44 to 70 F
Jul Temp67 to 88 F
Oct Temp44 to 71 F
Annual Precip43.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Archdale11,483$65,800
High Point108,982$52,229
Jamestown3,718$78,958
Kernersville23,736$68,261
Lexington19,089$33,874
Trinity6,651$55,696

Thomasville Hospitals

Novant Health Thomasville Medical Center
(Non-profit)
207 Old Lexington Road
(336) 472-2000

Thomasville Public Schools

Brier Creek Elementary
175 Watford Road
ZIP: 27360
(336) 474-8200
Primary
Total Enrollment 317
E Lawson Brown Middle
1140 Kendall Mill Road
ZIP: 27360
(336) 475-8845
Middle
Total Enrollment 739
East Davidson High
1408 Lake Road
ZIP: 27360
(336) 476-4814
High
Total Enrollment 958
Fair Grove Elementary
217 Cedar Lodge Road
ZIP: 27360
(336) 472-7020
Primary
Total Enrollment 546
Hasty Elementary
325 Hasty School Road
ZIP: 27360
(336) 475-1924
Primary
Total Enrollment 520
Ledford Middle
3954 N Nc Hwy 109
ZIP: 27360
(336) 476-4816
Middle
Total Enrollment 733
Ledford Senior High
140 Jesse Green Road
ZIP: 27360
(336) 769-9671
High
Total Enrollment 1255
Liberty Drive Elementary
401 Liberty Drive
ZIP: 27360
(336) 474-4186
Middle
Total Enrollment 357
Pilot Elementary
145 Pilot School Road
ZIP: 27360
(336) 472-7965
Primary
Total Enrollment 455
Thomasville High
410 Unity Street
ZIP: 27360
(336) 474-4250
High
Total Enrollment 700
Thomasville Middle
400 Unity Street
ZIP: 27360
(336) 474-4120
Middle
Total Enrollment 544
Thomasville Primary
915 E Sunrise Avenue
ZIP: 27360
(336) 474-4160
Primary
Total Enrollment 862

Thomasville Private Schools

Brittain Academy
17 E Main St
ZIP: 27360
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 54
Carolina Christian Academy
367 Academy Dr
ZIP: 27360
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 51
New Hope Christian Academy
105 Pineywood St
ZIP: 27360
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 41
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