is an unincorporated community in western Surry County, North Carolina
along the border with Wilkes County
. The community lies between US Highway 21
and the Mitchell River
. Thurmond has an elevation of 1,402 feet above sea level.
Thurmond's Zip Code Tabulation Area (Zip Code 28683) has a population of about 1,611 as of the 2000 census. The population is 50.8% male and 49.2% female. About 98.1% of the population is white, 0.1% African-American, 0.4% American Indian, 0.9% Hispanic, 0.1% native Hawaiians or other Pacific Islanders, and 0.7% of other races. 0.6% of people are two or more races.
The median household income is $38,023 with 14.2% of the population living below the poverty line.
Maps of Thurmond and surrounding area