South Thomaston, Maine

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South Thomaston, Maine

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High Points

South Thomaston strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Maine):

Category Trophy
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. State)
Top 13% South Thomaston Walking and Biking to Work
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. State)
Top 15% South Thomaston Well-Paid Single Women
Median Family Income
(vs. State)
Top 16% South Thomaston Median Family Income
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. State)
Top 19% South Thomaston People in Middle Class or Better

Comparative Profile of South Thomaston, Maine

Comparing South Thomaston to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Maine (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Age of the Population 8 8
Well-Paid Single Women 8 9
Well-Paid Single Men 7 8
Senior Citizens 7 8
Male Share of the Population 6 3
Female Share of the Population 5 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 5
Racial Diversity 2 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 8
Average Household Size 4 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 8 7
Median Family Income 8 9
People in Middle Class or Better 8 9
People Above Poverty 7 8

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 8
Walking and Biking to Work 8 9
Short Commute Times 8 8
Public Transportation Use 7 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 7
Housing Recently Built 8 5
People Living Alone 3 5
Affordability of Rents 3 3
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 2
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 3

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South Thomaston Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 62 miles NE of Portland, Maine (center to center)
Nearest Large City 152 miles NE of Boston, Massachusetts
County Knox
Standard Zip Codes 04858
Phone Area Codes 207
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.051
Longitude -69.128

South 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 10.3 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 29 F
Apr Temp 34 to 50 F
Jul Temp 59 to 76 F
Oct Temp 39 to 56 F
Annual Precip 51.2 inches
Distance 11.6 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 32 F
Apr Temp 35 to 50 F
Jul Temp 57 to 72 F
Oct Temp 43 to 55 F
Annual Precip 44.7 inches
Distance 20.1 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 30 F
Apr Temp 34 to 53 F
Jul Temp 58 to 79 F
Oct Temp 39 to 57 F
Annual Precip 46.9 inches
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South Thomaston Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,416 100%
Male 682 48.2%
Female 734 51.8%
Under 18 312 22%
18+ 1,104 78%
65+ 243 17.2%
Median Age 41.1
Average Family Size 2.78
White 1,388 98%
African-American 5 0.4%
Asian 5 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.1%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 16 1.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 4 0.3%

Estimated South Thomaston Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,503
Growth 87
Growth % 6.1%

South Thomaston Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
English 26.7%
Irish 12.4%
US/American 11.6%
Finnish 6.9%
German 6.5%
Scottish 5.2%
French (except Basque) 4.9%
Italian 4.8%
French Canadian 3.6%
Norwegian 2.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2.8%
Danish 1.3%
Scotch-Irish 1.2%
Polish 1.1%
Dutch 1.1%
Hungarian 1%
Portuguese 1%
Swedish 0.9%
Czech 0.7%
Swiss 0.6%
Lithuanian 0.5%
British 0.5%
West Indian 0.4%
Austrian 0.3%
Welsh 0.2%
Canadian 0.2%
Pennsylvania German 0.2%
Slavic 0.2%
Ukrainian 0.2%
Scandinavian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
South Thomaston 1,416 $50,294
Cushing 1,322 $43,929
Owls Head 1,601 $49,231
Rockland 7,609 $37,083
St. George 2,580 $48,162
Thomaston 3,748 $42,319
Warren 3,794 $41,086

South Thomaston Public Libraries

South Thomaston Public Library
South Thomaston, Maine
(207) 596-0022
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