is a city located in Thomas County, Georgia
. As of the 2000
census, the city had a total population of 18,162. The city is the county seat
of Thomas County6
Geography\nThomasville is located at 30°50'11" North, 83°58'42" West (30.836444, -83.978199)1
According to the United States Census Bureau
, the city has a total area of 38.7 km²
). 38.5 km² (14.9 mi²) of it is land and 0.2 km² (0.1 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.40% water.
Demographics\nAs of the census
, there are 18,162 people, 7,021 households, and 4,654 families residing in the city. The population density
is 471.6/km² (1,221.4/mi²). There are 7,788 housing units at an average density of 202.2/km² (523.7/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 42.83% White, 55.39% African American
, 0.23% Native American
, 0.53% Asian
, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.24% from other races, and 0.78% from two or more races. 1.28% of the population are Hispanic
of any race.
There are 7,021 households out of which 30.8% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.7% are married couples living together, 22.7% have a female householder with no husband present, and 33.7% are non-families. 29.7% of all households are made up of individuals and 12.7% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.47 and the average family size is 3.06.
In the city the population is spread out with 26.9% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 26.8% from 25 to 44, 21.5% from 45 to 64, and 16.2% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 83.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 78.0 males.
The median income for a household in the city is $29,926, and the median income for a family is $37,606. Males have a median income of $28,331 versus $21,514 for females. The per capita income for the city is $15,910. 19.0% of the population and 15.1% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 25.1% are under the age of 18 and 21.0% are 65 or older.