Thomasville is a medium-sized city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 18,742 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Thomasville is the 49th largest community in Georgia.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Thomasville is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Thomasville is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Thomasville who work in sales jobs (13.63%), healthcare (9.51%), and teaching (8.31%).
The citizens of Thomasville are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 21.19% of adults in Thomasville having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Thomasville in 2010 was $18,542, 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 $74,168 for a family of four. However, Thomasville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Thomasville also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 32.37% of its population below the federal poverty line.
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 German, Irish, Italian, and French .
The most common language spoken in Thomasville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Indic languages.