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, Thomaston isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Thomaston are a mix 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 (12.15%), management occupations (8.13%), and teaching (8.08%).
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.
Thomaston is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Thomaston’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
The citizens of Thomaston are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 24.87% of adults in Thomaston having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Thomaston in 2010 was $32,737, which is lower middle income relative to Connecticut, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $130,948 for a family of four.
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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Thomaston include Irish, German, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Thomaston is English. Other important languages spoken here include Other Indo-European and Spanish.