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.
When you are in Thomaston, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 35.59% of Thomaston’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Thomaston is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Thomaston who work in sales jobs (12.93%), office and administrative support (10.39%), and healthcare suport services (7.72%).
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 19.12 minutes getting to work every day.
The citizens of Thomaston are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 13.47% of adults in Thomaston have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree
The per capita income in Thomaston in 2010 was $14,243, which is lower middle income relative to Georgia, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $56,972 for a family of four. Thomaston also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 31.63% 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 French.