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Thomson is a city in McDuffie County, in the Augusta metro area.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after J. Edgar Thomson, surveyor for the Georgia Railroad

The latitude of Thomson is 33.470N. The longitude is -82.504W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 531 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 6,782.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$23,179
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Thomson demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Hickory Level
· Frogpond
· Slashes
Site of annual Belle Meade fox hunt
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 7. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 1 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Blind Willie McTell, blues musician
Local festivals include:
  • Blind Willie McTell Blues Festival - May 12, 2007
Dates often change. Check Thomson web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Mistletoe State Park, Clarks Hill Reservoir
Historic sites and museums: Rock House

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Thomson demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the McDuffie County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Augusta area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 30824 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

3% of Thomson residents report German ancestry, and 5% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Thomson ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Thomson was $14,976, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

13% of Thomson residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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History

Historic districts in Thomson include Hayes Line Historic District, Thomson Commercial Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Thomson, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $285.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $666.


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Libraries in Thomson include Thomson-McDuffie County Library ... View libraries

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McDuffie County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Thomson political report.

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The average commute time for Thomson workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Thomson include 1810 Country Inn & Winery, Best Western, Days Inn, Econo Lodge, Holiday Inn Express, Scottish Inn Thomson.

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