Thomaston, CT
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Thomaston is a somewhat small town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 7,621 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Thomaston is the 112th largest community in Connecticut.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Thomaston is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Thomaston is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Thomaston who work in office and administrative support (11.19%), sales jobs (8.92%), and personal care services (8.82%).

Also of interest is that Thomaston has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Because of many things, Thomaston is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Thomaston really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Thomaston perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

The education level of Thomaston citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 23.39% of adults in Thomaston have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Thomaston in 2010 was $31,576, which is low income relative to Connecticut, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $126,304 for a family of four. However, Thomaston contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Thomaston home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Thomaston residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Thomaston include Italian, German, English, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Thomaston is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Portuguese.

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