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Thomson, Georgia

Thomson is a city located in McDuffie County, Georgia. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 6,828. The city is the county seat of McDuffie County6.


\nThomson is located at 33°28'2" North, 82°29'58" West (33.467346, -82.499450)
1. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 10.2 km² (4.0 mi²). 10.2 km² (4.0 mi²) of it is land and none of it is covered by water.


\nAs of the
census of 2000, there are 6,828 people, 2,609 households, and 1,792 families residing in the city. The population density is 667.4/km² (1,726.9/mi²). There are 2,895 housing units at an average density of 283.0/km² (732.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 42.38% White, 56.28% African American, 0.07% Native American, 0.28% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.23% from other races, and 0.72% from two or more races. 1.27% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. There are 2,609 households out of which 36.2% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 35.7% are married couples living together, 28.4% have a female householder with no husband present, and 31.3% are non-families. 28.2% of all households are made up of individuals and 12.6% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.50 and the average family size is 3.05. In the city the population is spread out with 28.6% under the age of 18, 9.3% from 18 to 24, 27.2% from 25 to 44, 19.6% from 45 to 64, and 15.3% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 34 years. For every 100 females there are 81.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 73.5 males. The median income for a household in the city is $23,179, and the median income for a family is $30,015. Males have a median income of $25,882 versus $20,607 for females. The per capita income for the city is $14,976. 27.6% of the population and 23.8% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 37.7% are under the age of 18 and 23.3% are 65 or older.