Thomasville, NC
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Thomasville is a medium-sized city located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 27,061 people and nine constituent neighborhoods, Thomasville is the 32nd largest community in North Carolina.

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Thomasville is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 37.40% of the Thomasville workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Thomasville is a city of sales and office workers, production and manufacturing workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Thomasville who work in office and administrative support (16.41%), sales jobs (10.06%), and food service (4.94%).

In terms of college education, the citizens of Thomasville rank slightly lower than the national average. 15.33% of adults 25 and older in Thomasville have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in Thomasville in 2010 was $19,459, which is lower middle income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $77,836 for a family of four.

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 White, followed by Black or African-American. Thomasville also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 13.47% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Thomasville include Irish, English, Scottish, and Dutch.

The most common language spoken in Thomasville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Urdu.