Thomas County, Georgia

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Thomas County, Georgia
Thomas County Courthouse.jpg
Thomas County courthouse in Thomasville, Georgia
Map of Georgia highlighting Thomas County
Location in the state of Georgia
Map of the United States highlighting Georgia
Georgia's location in the U.S.
FoundedDecember 24, 1825
Named forJett Thomas
SeatThomasville
Largest cityThomasville
Area
 • Total552.08 sq mi (1,430 km2)
 • Land548.30 sq mi (1,420 km2)
 • Water3.78 sq mi (10 km2)
Population
 • (2010)44,720
 • Density78/sq mi (30/km²)
Congressional district8th
Time zoneEastern: UTC-5/-4
Websitewww.thomascountyboc.org
 
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Thomas County, Georgia
Thomas County Courthouse.jpg
Thomas County courthouse in Thomasville, Georgia
Map of Georgia highlighting Thomas County
Location in the state of Georgia
Map of the United States highlighting Georgia
Georgia's location in the U.S.
FoundedDecember 24, 1825
Named forJett Thomas
SeatThomasville
Largest cityThomasville
Area
 • Total552.08 sq mi (1,430 km2)
 • Land548.30 sq mi (1,420 km2)
 • Water3.78 sq mi (10 km2)
Population
 • (2010)44,720
 • Density78/sq mi (30/km²)
Congressional district8th
Time zoneEastern: UTC-5/-4
Websitewww.thomascountyboc.org

Thomas County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census the population was 44,720.[1] The county seat is Thomasville.[2]

History[edit]

Thomas County was created by an act of the Georgia General Assembly on December 24, 1825, from portions of Decatur and Irwin counties. Colquitt (1856), Brooks (1858), and Grady (1905) counties all were formed partially from lands within Thomas County's original borders.

The county is named for Jett Thomas, officer in the War of 1812 who is also known for overseeing the construction of the first building at the University of Georgia (originally referred to as Franklin College and known today as Old College) as well as the state capitol at Milledgeville.

Geography[edit]

According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 552.08 square miles (1,429.9 km2), of which 548.30 square miles (1,420.1 km2) (or 99.32%) is land and 3.78 square miles (9.8 km2) (or 0.68%) is water.[3]

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Demographics[edit]

Historical population
CensusPop.
18303,299
18406,766105.1%
185010,10349.3%
186010,7666.6%
187014,52334.9%
188020,59741.8%
189026,15427.0%
190031,07618.8%
191029,071−6.5%
192033,04413.7%
193032,612−1.3%
194031,289−4.1%
195033,9328.4%
196034,3191.1%
197034,5150.6%
198038,09810.4%
199038,9862.3%
200042,7379.6%
201044,7204.6%
Est. 201244,7240.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]
2012 Estimate[5]

In 2011 the estimated population of Thomas County was 45,000. Thomasville, Georgia is the seat of the Thomasville, GA Micropolitan Area. As of the census[6] of 2010, there were 44,737 people, 16,309 households, and 11,465 families residing in the county. The population density was 78 people per square mile (30/km²). There were 18,285 housing units at an average density of 33 per square mile (13/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 58.98% White, 38.86% Black or African American, 0.29% Native American, 0.41% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.54% from other races, and 0.85% from two or more races. 1.72% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 16,309 households out of which 32.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.90% were married couples living together, 18.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.70% were non-families. 25.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the county the population was spread out with 27.10% under the age of 18, 8.10% from 18 to 24, 28.20% from 25 to 44, 22.90% from 45 to 64, and 13.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 88.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.80 males.

As of 2007, the median income for a household in the county was $40,498, and the median income for a family was $52,392.[7] Males had a median income of $28,395 versus $21,344 for females. The per capita income for the county was $21,540. About 13.60% of families and 17.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.90% of those under age 18 and 19.30% of those age 65 or over.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ United States Census Bureau. "2010 Census Data". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 25 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. Retrieved 2011-02-13. 
  4. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved July 24, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Census.gov. Retrieved July 24, 2013. 
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". Factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2012-12-22. 

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Coordinates: 30°52′N 83°55′W / 30.86°N 83.92°W / 30.86; -83.92