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Thomasville, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Thomasville had a population of 28,087 as of July 1, 2020. Thomasville ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Thomasville is located at latitude 35.8826 and longitude -80.082 in Davidson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Thomasville encompass a land area of 16.77 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Davidson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 850 feet.

The City of Thomasville (GNIS ID: 2405585) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Thomasville is located within Township of Thomasville, a minor civil division (MCD) of Davidson County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Thomasville: Thomas Village.


Thomasville, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 28,087 (100%)
Population in Households 27,730 (98.7%)
Population in Families 22,407 (79.8%)
Population in Group Quarters1 357 ( 1.3%)
Population Density 1,675
Diversity Index2 67


Median Household Income $38,168
Average Household Income $48,633
% of Income for Mortgage4 14%
Per Capita Income $18,982
Wealth Index5 38


Total HU (Housing Units) 12,489 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,037 (48.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,948 (39.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,504 (12.0%)
Median Home Value $124,692
Average Home Value $166,571
Housing Affordability Index3 174


Total Households 10,985
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 7,269
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.47% 0.5%
Households 0.41% 0.45%
Families 0.35% 0.36%
Median Household Income   0.63%
Per Capita Income   1.36%
Owner Occupied HU   0.39%


Thomasville, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Thomasville to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 36 95th
Population Density # 63 92nd
Median Household Income # 557 25th
Housing Affordability Index # 258 35th
Per Capita Income # 616 17th
Diversity Index # 110 85th

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