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Thomaston is a town in Knox County, in the Rockland metro area.

The community was named for Maj. Gen. Jon Thomas, an officer in the Revolutionary War
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Maine named Thomaston. For links to other places called Thomaston, ME, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Thomaston is 44.078N. The longitude is -69.182W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 105 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 3,748.


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Median household income
Local
$33,306
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Thomaston demographic reports
Thomaston is on the Saint George and Mill rivers
17th-century trading post. Early industries included shipping, cask making and lime processing
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 1. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.3 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 1996 movie, "Thinner"
Well-known residents have included:
· Henry Knox, first secretary of war
Historic sites and museums: Thomaston Historical Society and Museum, Maine Watercraft Museum, Montpelier (Knox home)
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Thomaston demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Knox County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 04861 ZIP code.

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11% of Thomaston residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Thomaston ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Thomaston was $17,199, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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21% of Thomaston residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Thomaston include Thomaston Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Thomaston, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $390.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $919.


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Libraries in Thomaston include Thomaston Public Library ... View libraries

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The average commute time for Thomaston workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Thomaston include Hampton Inn Suites Rockland.

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