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The Thomaston Census Designated Place had a population of 1,857 as of July 1, 2017. Thomaston ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Maine. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Thomaston is located at latitude 44.0819 and longitude -69.1795 in Knox County. The formal boundaries for the Thomaston Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.11 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Knox County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 121 feet.

The Thomaston Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2377961) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Thomaston Census Designated Place is located within Town of Thomaston, a minor civil division (MCD) of Knox County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Thomaston population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Thomaston: Thomoston.

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Thomaston, ME Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,857
Daytime Population: Workers 913
Daytime Population: Residents 856
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,769
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.95
Population in Households 1,833
Population in Familes 1,386
Population in Group Qrtrs 24
Population Density2 879
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $53,152
Average Household Income $70,168
Per Capita Income $31,492


Total Housing Units 987 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 562 (56.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 277 (28.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 148 (15.0%)
Median Home Value $190,850
Average Home Value $209,875


Total Households 839
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 520
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.13% 0.06%
Households -0.07% 0.12%
Families 0.38% 0.0%
Median Household Income   0.44%
Per Capita Income   1.92%

Thomaston, ME - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Thomaston to the other 130 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Maine by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 68 48th
Population Density # 31 77th
Diversity Index # 96 26th
Median Household Income # 39 71st
Per Capita Income # 31 77th

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