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.
Thomson is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Thomson is a city of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Thomson who work in office and administrative support (12.12%), maintenance occupations (11.75%), and teaching (9.56%).
As is often the case in a small city, Thomson doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
In Thomson, just 12.17% 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 $12,077, which is low income relative to Georgia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $48,308 for a family of four. Thomson also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 38.34% 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, African, Other Subsaharan African, and Jamaican.
The most common language spoken in Thomson is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.