Thomas County

Thomas County was carved out of Decatur and Irwin counties in 1825, taking its name and that of the county seat, Thomasville, from War of 1812 General Jett Thomas. Known today for its annual Rose Festival and unsurpassed hunting opportunities, this area was a popular winter retreat for wealthy northern families from about 1875 onward.

Contact Information

Address P.O. Box 920, Thomasville GA 31799-2433
Telephone 229.225.4100
Fax 229.226.3430

County Data

Snapshot County Snapshot from the GA Dept. of Community Affairs
Census Thomas County Census Data from U.S. Census
Other Data Sets County QuickFacts from the U.S. Census Bureau
Georgia Encyclopedia County Page from The New Georgia Encyclopedia
Wages & Salaries Local Government Wage and Salary Survey from DCA
Labor Market Georgia Labor Market Explorer & Analysis
Sales Tax Sales and Property Tax Rates from DOR
Hotel/Motel Tax Hotel/Motel Tax Report from DCA

Statistics and Rates

2008 Population 45778 (State Rank: 44)
Incorporated Millage Rage 6.734
Unincorporated Millage Rate 5.597
County Bond 0
School Maintenance/Operations 12.17
School Bond 0
Total Incorporated 18.904
Total Unincorporated 17.767


County Officials