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County Profile

Incorporated: December 23, 1825

Population: 42,737

Total Area: 548.4 Square miles

Cities and Towns

• Thomasville (County Seat)

• Boston
• Coolidge
• Meigs
• Ochlocknee

Thomas County was created in 1825 from portions of Decatur and Irwin counties. Georgia's 63rd county, and its county seat, Thomasville, were named for a hero of the War of 1812, General Jett Thomas. In addition to his military career, General Thomas built the first university building in Athens.

Ochlocknee is named for the river flowing through Thomas County. Pavo, Latin for Peacock, was named after the first postmaster in the area.

Thomasville was a popular, turn-of-the-century, winter resort for wealthy northern families. Non-residents still maintain many large estates and hunting preserves. Many of these estates are listed on the National Register of Historic Places including the Susina Plantation Inn, the Lapham-Patterson House, Thomasville Cultural Center, Pebble Hill Plantation and Melhana Plantation. The Lapham-Patterson House is a large, Victorian house, that was built by a survivor of the great fire of Chicago. He designed the house with 45 doors, 26 of which were exterior. Every room had its own fire extinguisher.

Limestone sinks are common in this section which was once part of the ocean floor. A great limestone aquifer in subterranean south Georgia offers a nearly limitless fresh water supply.

Thomasville is home to a "Big Oak," which has a limb spread of about 175 feet. Also, the McKinley Memorial Tree planted in 1896 as a salute to candidate William McKinley, who became the 25th President of the United States, is located in Thomasville.

Bailey White, a National Public Radio essayist and author of Mama Makes Up Her Mind, is from Thomas County.

Thomasville is known for its annual Rose Festival and is nicknamed "The City of Roses". The historic Roses Weekend begins the first weekend in April. The annual Rose Parade and many other activities are held during the month.

The Victorian Christmas Activities are held the first weekend in December in downtown Thomasville. The Plantation Wildlife Arts Festival is held in November.

Thomas County is one of about 3,141 counties and county equivalents in the United States. It has 548.3 sq. miles in land area and a population density of 84.2 per square mile. In the last three decades of the 1900s its population grew by 23.7%. On the 2000 census form, 99.1% of the population reported only one race, with 38.9% of these reporting African-American. The population of this county is 1.7% Hispanic (of any race). The average household size is 2.55 persons compared to an average family size of 3.06 persons.

In 2008 manufacturing was the largest of 20 major sectors. It had an average wage per job of $48,095. Per capita income grew by 13.6% between 1998 and 2008 (adjusted for inflation).

 

People & Income Overview
(By Place of Residence)
Value Industry Overview (2008)
(By Place of Work)
Value
Population (2009) 46,188 Covered Employment 21,536
   Growth (%) since 1990 18.6%    Average wage per job $33,556
Households (2000) 16,309 Manufacturing - % all jobs in County 13.5%
Labor Force (persons) (2009) 21,513    Average wage per job $48,095
Unemployment Rate (2009) 8.8 Transportation & Warehousing - % all jobs in County 0.4%
Per Capita Personal Income (2008) $32,693    Average wage per job $44,391
Median Household Income (2008) $37,581 Health Care, Social Assist. - % all jobs in County D
Poverty Rate (2008) 20.7    Average wage per job D
H.S. Diploma or More - % of Adults 25+ (2000) 73.5 Finance and Insurance - % all jobs in County 2.9%
Bachelor's Deg. or More - % of Adults 25+ (2000) 16.8    Average wage per job $42,272

 

 

1. BALFOUR SCHOOL FOR YOUNG CHILDREN
Address: 201 Chatham Dr, Thomasville, GA 31792
Phone: (229) 225-2611
County: Thomas County
Enrollment: 231 PK

2. BISHOP HALL CHARTER SCHOOL
Address: 1819 E Clay St, Thomasville, GA 31792
Phone: (229) 227-1397
County: Thomas County
Enrollment: 118
Grades: 9-12

3. CROSS CREEK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: 324 Clark Rd, Thomasville, GA 31757
Phone: (229) 225-3900
County: Thomas County
Enrollment: 839 3-4

4. CROSSROADS
Address: 200 N Pinetree Blvd, Thomasville, GA 31792
Phone: (229) 227-3222
County: Thomas County
Enrollment: N/A
Grades: 0

5. EXALT ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL PROGRAM
Address: 915 Lester Street, Thomasville, GA 31792
Phone: (229) 225-2634
County: Thomas County
Enrollment: N/A
Grades: 0

6. GARRISON-PILCHER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: 277 Hall Rd, Thomasville, GA 31757
Phone: (229) 225-4387
County: Thomas County
Enrollment: 768 1-2

7. HAND IN HAND PRIMARY
Address: 4687 Us Highway 84 Byp W, Thomasville, GA 31792
Phone: (229) 225-3908
County: Thomas County
Enrollment: 619
Grades: PK-KG

8. HARPER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: 110 Bartow St, Thomasville, GA 31792
Phone: (229) 225-2622
County: Thomas County
Enrollment: 368
Grades: KG-5

9. JERGER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: 1006 S Broad St, Thomasville, GA 31792
Phone: (229) 225-2625
County: Thomas County
Enrollment: 617
Grades: KG-5

10. MACINTYRE PARK MIDDLE SCHOOL
Address: 117 Glenwood Dr, Thomasville, GA 31792
Phone: (229) 225-2628
County: Thomas County
Enrollment: 573
Grades: 6-8

11. PATHWAYS EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM
Address: 208 North Pinetree Blvd, Thomasville, GA 31792
Phone: (229) 225-3910
County: Thomas County
Enrollment: N/A
Grades: 0

12. SCOTT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: 100 N Hansell St, Thomasville, GA 31792
Phone: (229) 225-2631
County: Thomas County
Enrollment: 397
Grades: KG-5

13. SOUTHWEST GEORGIA PSYCHOEDUCATIONAL PROGRAM
Address: 915 E. Jackson ST., Thomasville, GA 31792
Phone: (912) 225-3910
County: Thomas County
Enrollment: N/A
Grades: 0

14. T J LOFTISS II REGIONAL YOUTH DETENTION CENTER
Address: 400 South Pinetree Boulevard, Thomasville, GA 31792
Phone: (229) 227-2764
County: Thomas County
Enrollment: 0 6-10

15. THOMAS County
Enrollment: CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL
Address: 4686 Us Highway 84 Byp W, Thomasville, GA 31792
Phone: (229) 225-5050
County: Thomas County
Enrollment: 1,609 9-12

16. THOMAS County
Enrollment: MIDDLE SCHOOL
Address: 4681 Us Highway 84 Byp W, Thomasville, GA 31792
Phone: (229) 225-4394
County: Thomas County
Enrollment: 1,644
Grades: 5-8

17. THOMASVILLE CITY PERFORMANCE CENTER
Address: 315 S Hansell St, Thomasville, GA 31792
Phone: (229) 225-2687
County: Thomas County
Enrollment: N/A
Grades: 0

18. THOMASVILLE HIGH SCHOOL
Address: 315 S Hansell St, Thomasville, GA 31792
Phone: (229) 225-2634
County: Thomas County
Enrollment: 753
Grades:
Grades:
Grades: 9-12


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