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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B-
Thomaston is a town in Connecticut with a population of 7,623. Thomaston is in Litchfield County. Living in Thomaston offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Thomaston there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Thomaston and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Thomaston are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$205,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$953
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    24%
  • Own
    76%
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Thomaston Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    52.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    66.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    26.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    211.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    753.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    105.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    37%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Thomaston

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$67,862
National
$55,322
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Thomaston Reviews

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A quintessential New England town. Located in the valleys and foothills of the Berkshires, the town has a special place in American history as the birthplace of Seth Thomas clocks. The clock business may be gone now, but quaint victorian and colonial homes still line Main Street and dot the surrounding hills.
The town is small enough to feel like a village but big enough to support a vibrant culture of art, theater, food, and music.
Residents enjoy easy access to groceries, restaurants, stores, and activities. The 1875 Opera House on Main Street still hosts popular productions under its vaulted victorian ceilings. The public library is one of CT’s best, and the public education system boasts a 10:1 student/teacher ratio.
The town’s, charm, safety, affordability, and centrality have made it attractive to young professionals and families from CT and abroad.
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Thomaston is a great small town with a very close nit community. Growing up I always felt safe and my parents always felt safe letting me play outside with my friends. Everyone in the community knew one another and strived to help one another to unite the community. The one thing that I would like to see change in Thomaston, is the access to recreational activities. The school system is public and their are not many opportunities for sports. We also only have one type of entertainment in town for "rainy days" and it is the bowling alley. I would like to see a movie theater come into town so that we can keep our children from having to travel to other cities to watch a movie.
After spending nearly 12 years in this tiny town. The community is great and friendly, there is beautiful homes, and Thomaston is an overall beautiful place to live.