Thomas County, Georgia

According to the 2000 Census, Thomas County, Georgia has a population of 42,737 people. Of those, 25,207 (59%) are White, 16,607 (39%) are Black, and 734 (2%) are Latino[1]. However, 353 (or 1% of the 42,737 people) are not residents by choice but are people in prison.

Even though prisoners cannot participate in the local community, the Census Bureau nevertheless counts them as residents of the county where they are incarcerated.

A more accurate description would not include the prisoners. This would give Thomas County a population of 42,384 with a demographic that is 59% White, 39% Black, and 2% Latino.

Reported in
Census 2000
Total 42,737 353 42,384
White 25,207 72 25,135
Black 16,607 278 16,329
Latino 734 4 730


[1]The numbers for Whites, Blacks and Latinos may not add up to the total number because we have not included racial groups other than Whites and Blacks and because the Census Bureau considers "Latino" to be an ethnicity, not a race. Most of the people reported as being Latino are also counted as being White or Black.

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