Thomaston is a somewhat small city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 8,752 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Thomaston is the 96th largest community in Georgia.
Thomaston is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Thomaston is a city of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Thomaston who work in sales jobs (9.74%), teaching (9.09%), and office and administrative support (8.79%).
One of the benefits of Thomaston is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 19.11 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
As is often the case in a small city, Thomaston doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The percentage of adults in Thomaston who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 17.41% of the adults in Thomaston have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Thomaston in 2018 was $19,889, which is middle income relative to Georgia, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $79,556 for a family of four. However, Thomaston contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Thomaston also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 31.44% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Thomaston is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Thomaston home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Thomaston residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Thomaston include Irish, English, German, Scots-Irish, and Dutch.
The most common language spoken in Thomaston is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.