Thomaston is a somewhat small city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 9,032 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 service providers, sales and office workers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Thomaston who work in sales jobs (12.31%), office and administrative support (11.45%), and food service (6.59%).
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Thomaston spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 18.56 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
The percentage of adults in Thomaston with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 14.55% of adults in Thomaston have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Thomaston in 2010 was $18,762, which is middle income relative to Georgia, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $75,048 for a family of four. Thomaston also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 30.44% 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, Dutch, German, and Scots-Irish.
The most common language spoken in Thomaston is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.