Thomson is a somewhat small city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 6,689 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Thomson is the 113th largest community in Georgia.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Thomson is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Thomson is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Thomson who work in office and administrative support (13.44%), maintenance occupations (11.87%), and teaching (8.49%).
Thomson is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
In Thomson, just 10.59% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Thomson in 2010 was $12,055, which is low income relative to Georgia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $48,220 for a family of four. Thomson also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 40.12% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Thomson is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Thomson home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Thomson residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Thomson include Irish, German, African, and Jamaican.
The most common language spoken in Thomson is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.