There were 7,978 households out of which 31.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.2% were married couples living together, 17.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.5% were non-families. 28.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.96.
In the city the population was spread out with 25.5% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 31.2% from 25 to 44, 20.0% from 45 to 64, and 14.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 90.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.6 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $30,972, and the median income for a family was $35,933. Males had a median income of $27,479 versus $20,968 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,045. About 11.8% of families and 16.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.5% of those under age 18 and 16.4% of those age 65 or over.
Thomasville's population has grown much faster than the rest of North Carolina and the United States. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that as of 2005 Thomasville's population reached 25,872, an annual average growth of over 6% from 2000. North Carolina grew at an average rate of 1.6%, and the United States grew at an average rate of 1%.
|2004||Wallace-Rose Hill||15 - 14|
|2005||Wallace-Rose Hill||21 - 20|
|2006||James Kenan||13 - 7|
The Thomasville Bulldogs are well known throughout the state for excelling in athletics, especially football. The 1995 Bulldogs were the first team in the history of NC football to go 16-0.
In 2005, The Bulldogs were the first school in the history of NC athletics to win championships in Football, Women’s Basketball, Men’s Basketball, and Men’s Soccer.
|Football State Champions||1964, 1988, 1991, 1995, 2004, 2005, 2006|
|Basketball State Champions (Men's)||1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2007|
|Basketball State Champions (Women's)||2002, 2003, 2004, 2005|
|Wrestling State Champions||1960, 1961, 1962, 1973, 1991|
|Soccer State Champions (Men's)||2005|
Thomasville is also home to the Thomasville HiToms of the Coastal Plain League, a summer collegiate league sanctioned by the NCAA. The HiToms won the 2006 and 2007 Petitt Cup, the Coastal Plain League Championship. The HiToms play at Historic Finch Field, which was built in 1935. From 1937-1969, Finch Field was the home to many minor league teams. Hall of Famers such as Eddie Mathews and Curt Flood once played for the HiToms.
The Thomasville Times, a tri-weekly community newspaper, covers the city. In addition, three larger daily Triad newspapers cover Thomasville: The Winston-Salem Journal, The High Point Enterprise and The Greensboro News & Record.