Thomasville is a very small city located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 4,051 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Thomasville is the 131st largest community in Alabama.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Thomasville is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 35.85% of the Thomasville workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Thomasville is a city of sales and office workers, transportation and shipping workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Thomasville who work in office and administrative support (18.94%), sales jobs (10.97%), and healthcare (9.17%).
It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Thomasville has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Thomasville has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Thomasville than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Thomasville may be for you.
Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 19.00 minutes getting to work every day.
As is often the case in a small city, Thomasville doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
In terms of college education, Thomasville is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 17.05% of adults 25 and older in Thomasville have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Thomasville in 2010 was $25,595, which is wealthy relative to Alabama, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $102,380 for a family of four. However, Thomasville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Thomasville is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Thomasville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Thomasville residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Thomasville include Irish, Scots-Irish, German, and Haitian.
The most common language spoken in Thomasville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.