Last week of April The City of Thomasville plants and maintains more than 7,000 roses located throughout the city, as do a number of residents who have their own rose gardens. Rose growers from all over the world display their prize roses for a panel of judges. Activities throughout the “City of Roses” include rose displays, parades, historical home and museum tours, street dances, arts and crafts show, nursery vendor displays, lectures, garden tours, walk/run races and food. The show is sponsored by the Thomasville Rose Society and Thomasville Garden Clubs. For more information: The Rose Fest Homepage (dead link)
Thomasville is located at (30.836444, -83.978199).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 14.9 square miles (38.7 km²), of which, 14.9 square miles (38.5 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (0.40%) is water.
There were 7,021 households out of which 30.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.7% were married couples living together, 22.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.7% were non-families. 29.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 3.06.
In the city the population was spread out with 26.9% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 26.8% from 25 to 44, 21.5% from 45 to 64, and 16.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 83.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.0 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $29,926, and the median income for a family was $37,606. Males had a median income of $28,331 versus $21,514 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,910. About 15.1% of families and 19.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.1% of those under age 18 and 21.0% of those age 65 or over.
Note: the Scholars Academy is a subset of MacIntyre Park Middle School and Thomasville High School, i.e. Middle school members of the Academy are technically registered as members of MacIntyre.
Frank Pidcock Roberts - Stage and Film actor