Boston is a city in Thomas County, Georgia, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 1,315. Boston was incorporated by the Georgia General Assembly in 1870. An early variant name was "Blue Springs"; the present name is after Thomas M. Boston, who found a medicinal spring near the townsite. Boston is located at 30°48′N 83°47′W (30.7926, -83.7907). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.2 square miles (5.7 km2), all land. It is 107 miles east of Dothan, Alabama and 21 miles west of Valdosta.
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How did Georgia earn the grade of A? We examined the state taxes based on how age friendly they are. Georgia has a state sales tax of 4.00%. Of particular interest is that Georgia does not have taxes on social security. There are no estate taxes. There are no taxes imposed on inheritance. Georgia has an effective property tax rate of 0.93%. Weighing these taxes and other taxes most likely to impact the aging population is how Georgia earned its state tax grade of A.
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