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Population in 2010: 1,875. Population change since 2000: -30.9%
Males: 939  (50.1%)
Females: 936  (49.9%)
Median resident age:  49.0 years
Maine median age:  44.0 years

Zip codes: 04861.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $46,089 (it was $30,549 in 2000)
Thomaston:

$46,089
ME:

$46,974

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $20,768 (it was $16,564 in 2000)

Thomaston CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $171,315 (it was $97,500 in 2000)
Thomaston:

$171,315
ME:

$172,800

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $202,980; Detached houses: $206,304

Median gross rent in 2013: $730.

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  • Races in Thomaston, ME (2013)

    Thomaston races chart
    • 1,83989.5%White alone
    • 924.5%Black alone
    • 552.7%Hispanic
    • 261.3%Asian alone
    • 170.8%Two or more races
    • 130.6%American Indian alone

Races in Thomaston detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Thomaston: 93.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (21.6%), English (12.8%), French (9.8%), United States (7.9%), German (5.8%), Scottish (5.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 03/20/1777

Elevation: 100 feet

Land area: 1.97 square miles.

Population density: 953 people per square mile   (low).

Thomaston,ME real estate house value index trend

Thomaston, Maine map

For population 25 years and over in Thomaston:

  • High school or higher: 92.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 30.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.6%
  • Unemployed: 7.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Thomaston CDP:

  • Never married: 26.6%
  • Now married: 46.2%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 5.2%
  • Divorced: 20.8%

39 residents are foreign born

This place:

1.4%
Maine:

2.9%



According to our research of Maine and other state lists there were 6 registered sex offenders living in Thomaston, Maine as of July 29, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Thomaston to the number of sex offenders is 608 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,413 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $2,830 (1.4%)

Thomaston satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Portland, ME (61.3 miles , pop. 64,249).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (155.0 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (327.4 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Rockland, ME (2.0 miles ), South Thomaston, ME (2.0 miles ), Warren, ME (2.3 miles ), Owls Head, ME (2.3 miles ), Cushing, ME (2.7 miles ), St. George, ME (2.8 miles ), Rockport, ME (2.9 miles ), Waldoboro, ME (3.1 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 3 buildings, average cost: $100,300
  • 1998: 10 buildings, average cost: $69,700
  • 1999: 4 buildings, average cost: $81,900
  • 2000: 3 buildings, average cost: $100,700
  • 2001: 4 buildings, average cost: $92,700
  • 2003: 13 buildings, average cost: $120,100
  • 2004: 18 buildings, average cost: $149,400
  • 2005: 8 buildings, average cost: $119,200
  • 2006: 9 buildings, average cost: $146,400
  • 2007: 3 buildings, average cost: $88,200
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $90,000
  • 2009: 6 buildings, average cost: $124,400
  • 2010: 4 buildings, average cost: $115,500
  • 2012: 5 buildings, average cost: $139,400

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 44.08 N, Longitude: 69.18 W

Area code: 207

Thomaston household income distribution Thomaston home values distribution

Crime rates in Thomaston by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Murders 0000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 000000010N/A
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.036.00.0N/A
Robberies 1001000000
per 100,000 26.40.00.026.60.00.00.00.00.00.0
Assaults 2011100100
per 100,000 52.90.026.426.627.30.00.036.00.00.0
Burglaries 91113111371014127
per 100,000 237.9289.1343.6292.6354.6192.0273.8503.4431.5252.2
Thefts 50543349624345715755
per 100,000 1,321.71,419.2872.11,303.51,691.21,179.41,232.22,553.02,049.61,981.3
Auto thefts 3692651510
per 100,000 79.3157.7237.853.2163.7137.127.4179.836.00.0
Arson 0020010000
per 100,000 0.00.052.90.00.027.40.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 290.1) 96.691.885.292.3113.773.372.3192.2117.899.2

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Thomaston detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 5 (5 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.80
Maine average:

1.69
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.3%
Maine:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (14%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Finance and insurance (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (16%)
  • Community and social service occupations (11%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (6%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (5%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (24%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (15%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (10%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (9%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (5%)

Work and jobs in Thomaston: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Thomaston, Maine

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Thomaston-area historical earthquake activity is near Maine state average. It is 92% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 226.4 miles away from the city center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 127.2 miles away from Thomaston center
On 10/3/2006 at 00:07:38, a magnitude 4.3 (3.8 MB, 3.8 MW, 4.3 LG, Depth: 4.0 mi) earthquake occurred 54.6 miles away from the city center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 256.8 miles away from the city center
On 2/26/1999 at 03:38:43, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 2.0 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 32.4 miles away from Thomaston center
On 8/21/1996 at 07:54:14, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 108.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Knox County (20) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 14, Storms: 10, Winter Storms: 3, Hurricanes: 2, Snows: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Thomaston topographic map

Birthplace of: Charles Ranlett Flint - Businessman, Henry Thatcher - Navy Rear Admiral, Edwin O. Jordan - Scientist.

Hospitals and medical centers near Thomaston:

  • KNO-WAL-LIN HOMECARE AND HOSPICE (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; ROCKLAND, ME)
  • KNOX CENTER FOR LONG TERM CARE (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; ROCKLAND, ME)
  • KNOX CENTER FOR LTC (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; ROCKLAND, ME)
  • SHORE VILLAGE REHAB AND NURSING (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; ROCKLAND, ME)
  • CAMDEN COMM HOSP HC CENTR (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; CAMDEN, ME)
  • WINDWARD GARDENS (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; CAMDEN, ME)
  • FIELDCREST MANOR (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; WALDOBORO, ME)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Thomaston:

  • University of Maine at Augusta (about 36 miles; Augusta, ME; Full-time enrollment: 3,204)
  • Husson University (about 56 miles; Bangor, ME; FT enrollment: 2,421)
  • Southern Maine Community College (about 61 miles; South Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 4,666)
  • University of Southern Maine (about 62 miles; Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 6,647)
  • University of Maine (about 62 miles; Orono, ME; FT enrollment: 8,931)
  • University of Maine at Farmington (about 63 miles; Farmington, ME; FT enrollment: 2,036)
  • Saint Joseph's College of Maine (about 68 miles; Standish, ME; FT enrollment: 2,010)

Public high school in Thomaston:

Public elementary/middle schools in Thomaston:

See full list of schools located in Thomaston, School District: S A D 50 THOMASTON

Library in Thomaston:

  • THOMASTON PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $66,230; Location: 60 MAIN STREET; 23,578 books; 617 audio materials; 1,793 video materials; 52 other licensed databases; 40 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Thomaston: Thomaston Ambulance Service (A), Knox Building (B), Thomaston Fire Department (C), Maine State Prison Library (D), Thomaston Public Library (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Thomaston include: Thomaston Baptist Church (A), Saint John the Baptist Episcopal Church (B), Saint James Catholic Church (C), Assembly of God Church (D), Apostolic Christian Life Church (E), Federated Church in Thomaston (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Saint Johns Cemetery (1), The Village Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

River: Mill River (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Thomaston include: Thomaston Historic District (1), Thomaston Athletic Field (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Knox County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 75.9. This is about average.

City:

75.9
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 34.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

34.7
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2003 was 14.9. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 0.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.9
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2002 was 6.27. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.27
U.S.:

9.14

Drinking water stations with addresses in Thomaston and their reported violations in the past:

SALT WATER FARM CAMPGROUND (Population served: 120, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 17.1%
(13.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 53.0% for Black residents, 92.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.2 people
Maine:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  60.0%
Whole state:  62.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  8.3%
Whole state:  9.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households
17 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
6 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010

People in group quarters in Thomaston in 2000:

  • 424 people in state prisons
  • 5 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 4 people in other group homes

Thomaston, Maine environmental map by EPA

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Thomaston compared to Maine state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Banks with branches in Thomaston (2011 data):

  • TD Bank, National Association: Thomaston Branch at 173 Main Street, branch established on 1981/03/07. Info updated 2010/10/04: Bank assets: $188,912.6 mil, Deposits: $153,149.8 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, 1314 total offices, Holding Company: Toronto-Dominion Bank, The
  • The Camden National Bank: Thomaston Branch at 106 Main Street, branch established on 1979/11/10. Info updated 2008/02/27: Bank assets: $2,266.8 mil, Deposits: $1,604.6 mil, headquarters in Camden, ME, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 39 total offices, Holding Company: Camden National Corporation

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.3
Maine average:

10.5

Thomaston travel time to work - commute Thomaston mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (65%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (17%)
  • Electricity (14%)
  • Wood (5%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Thomaston CDP (based on Knox County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant4,40029
Catholic4,3404
Evangelical Protestant1,81323
Other5696
None28,614-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 17
Knox County:

4.17 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 9
Knox County:

2.21 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 30
Knox County:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 79
Here:

19.40 / 10,000 pop.
State:

11.02 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.8%
Maine:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Knox County:

21.6%
Maine:

25.0%

5.11% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($40,636 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.11%
Maine average:

5.50%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Waldo County, ME  0.56% ($33,391 average AGI)
from Lincoln County, ME  0.49% ($26,645)
from Cumberland County, ME  0.33% ($37,961)


5.10% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,672 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.10%
Maine average:

5.62%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Lincoln County, ME  0.55% ($28,624 average AGI)
to Cumberland County, ME  0.54% ($34,821)
to Waldo County, ME  0.42% ($28,545)

Strongest AM radio stations in Thomaston:

  • WRKD (1450 AM; 1 kW; ROCKLAND, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WFAU (1280 AM; 5 kW; GARDINER, ME; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSKW (1160 AM; 10 kW; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN WIRELESS, INCORPORATED)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WZON (620 AM; 5 kW; BANGOR, ME; Owner: THE ZONE CORPORATION)
  • WTME (780 AM; 10 kW; RUMFORD, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMTW (870 AM; 10 kW; GORHAM, ME; Owner: RADIO PARTNERS OF MAINE, L.P.)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGAN (560 AM; 5 kW; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WABI (910 AM; 5 kW; BANGOR, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WDEA (1370 AM; 5 kW; ELLSWORTH, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Thomaston:

  • WBQX (106.9 FM; THOMASTON, ME; Owner: MARINER BROADCASTING LIMITED PARTNER)
  • WMCM (103.3 FM; ROCKLAND, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMEP (90.5 FM; CAMDEN, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WQSS (102.5 FM; CAMDEN, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WFZX (101.7 FM; SEARSPORT, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBFB (104.7 FM; BELFAST, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WWBX (97.1 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCME (96.7 FM; BOOTHBAY HARBOR, ME; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WERU-FM (89.9 FM; BLUE HILL, ME; Owner: SALT POND COMMUNITY B/C COMPANY)
  • WBYA (105.5 FM; ISLESBORO, ME; Owner: MARINER BROADCASTING LIMTED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMME-FM (92.3 FM; AUGUSTA, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WRFR-LP (93.3 FM; ROCKLAND, ME; Owner: PENOBSCOT SCHOOL)

TV broadcast stations around Thomaston:

  • W64BY (Channel 64; ROCKLAND, ME; Owner: CRAIG MINISTRIES, INC.)
Thomaston fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2013

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2013 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Thomaston fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2013 here

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Thomaston)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Thomaston, ME)

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

1
  • Rr 1 Beechwood St (Lat: 44.125083 Lon: -69.124472), Type: Building, Overall height: 7 m, Call Sign: KZA916
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.350 MHz, 156.450 MHz, 156.800 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/25/1995, Expiration Date: 11/09/2000, Cancellation Date: 05/06/2001
    Registrant: Ralph Dean, Rr 1 Box 5360 Beechwood St, Thomaston, ME 04861

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

36 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Thomaston)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 170B (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2429D , Serial Number: 20581, Year manufactured: 1952, Airworthiness Date: 05/25/1956
    Registrant (Individual): Alan D Sewall, 64 St George Rd, Thomaston, ME 04861

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 20
  • Hazardous Condition: 30
  • Service Call: 3
  • Good Intent Call: 5

Incident types - Thomaston

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Thomaston, ME
Businesses in Thomaston, ME
NameCountNameCount
Applebee's1Lowe's1
Dunkin Donuts1U-Haul1
Ford1U.S. Cellular1
Hilton1
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