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Time Zone: Thomas County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Thomasville is the Seat for Thomas County.

Thomas County was founded in 1825. Thomas was created by taking area from Decatur and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Thomas had a population of 46,188 people. This is an increase of 8.07% since the last Census (which gave a population of 42,737 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Thomas represented 0.52% of the total population of Georgia, making it the state's 42nd most populous county (out of 159 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201044,720+4.64%-3.18% since 2009
200946,188+8.07%+0.74% since 2008
200845,849+7.28%+1.21% since 2007
200745,301+6% 
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200042,737The Last Census

More information can be found on the Thomas County Census Page for Thomas County.

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Below are some of the communities located in Thomas County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Thomas County):

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Thomasville   19,43718,1627.02% increase  
Boston   1,4521,4172.47% increase  
Ochlocknee   6206052.48% increase  
Coolidge   5625521.81% increase  

Websites for Thomas County

Official Website:   www.thomascountyboc.org/

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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