Introduction to Thomaston, Connecticut

Thomaston, Connecticut, in Litchfield county, is 6 miles W of Bristol, Connecticut (center to center) and 80 miles NE of New York, New York. The town has a population of 7,503.

Thomaston History

The town of Thomaston, officially incorporated in 1875, was named after an area entrepreneur, Seth Thomas. Originally, Thomaston was a part of Plymouth, Connecticut and was known as Plymouth Hollow. The town was first settled in the early 17th century. Seth Thomas's clock factory is still located in Thomaston.

Thomaston and nearby Attractions

  • Black Rock State Park
  • Barnes Museum
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe House
  • Stanley - Whitman House
  • Dennis Hill State Park

Things To Do In Thomaston

Tourists coming to Thomaston will find two major historic sites, which are the Harriet Beecher Stowe House and the Stanley - Whitman House. Built in 1871, the Harriet Beecher Stowe House was home to the author of Uncle Tom's Cabin. The Stanley - Whitman House is a wooden frame house that was built during the 18th century. The Black Rock State Park and the Dennis Hill State Park offer tourists ample recreational opportunities. The Barnes Museum, another local attraction, displays antique furniture, glassware, and other household items built by Arnon Bradley in 1836.

Thomaston Transportation

Bradley International Airport provides air transportation.

Thomaston Higher Education

Facilities for higher education are available at Naugatuck Valley Community College, Central Connecticut State University, and Quinnipiac University.


Total Population 1,909
Male Share of the Population 43.1%
Female Share of the Population 56.9%
Senior Citizens 22.3%
Employed Population 16+ 1,002
Age of the Population 48


% of people married 33.1%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 17.5%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $70,625
% Above Poverty Level 89.2%
% Below Poverty Level 10.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 0.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 6.5%
% Using Public Transportation 1.1%


People Living Alone 46.4%
Median Gross Rent $798
Median House Value $195,400


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.3%
US/American 0%
English 14.3%
Irish 26.4%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Thomaston Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 6 miles W of Bristol, Connecticut (center to center)
Nearest Large City 80 miles NE of New York, New York
County Litchfield
Standard Zip Codes 06778, 06787
Phone Area Codes 860
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.673
Longitude -73.073

Thomaston Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 3.1 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 34 F
Apr Temp 33 to 58 F
Jul Temp 58 to 83 F
Oct Temp 36 to 62 F
Annual Precip 51 inches
Distance 12.5 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 33 F
Apr Temp 33 to 58 F
Jul Temp 58 to 81 F
Oct Temp 37 to 60 F
Annual Precip 54.5 inches
Distance 20.4 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 36 F
Apr Temp 39 to 59 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 43 to 62 F
Annual Precip 52.3 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Thomaston, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Northfield (06778, 06787)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Thomaston Public Libraries

Thomaston Public Library
248 MAIN ST.
Thomaston, Connecticut
(860) 283-4339
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Thomaston High Schools

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Student/teacher ratio: 13

A Non-traditional School
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Student/teacher ratio: 7

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