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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    C
Winthrop is a town in Maine with a population of 5,994. Winthrop is in Kennebec County. Living in Winthrop offers residents a suburban rural mix feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Winthrop and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Winthrop are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$200,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$787
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban Rural Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    31%
  • Own
    69%
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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
    83.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    200.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    518.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    33.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    3%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    18%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in Winthrop

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$66,185
National
$55,322
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Winthrop Reviews

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Winthrop is a strong community. The town welcomes you with open arms and takes pride in their locally owned businesses. The town’s children are friendly and respectful to others. Playgrounds are maintained and schools allow locals to use their property for walks and winter activities such as sledding. The police force are always there when you need them as a bonus. If there was anything I’d change, It would be providing stronger WiFi signals. Maine is not known for it’s speedy internet which makes the smaller towns more desperate for signal. Although there will always be cons, the positives outweigh the negatives. Winthrop proudly remains in the top 10 Best Places in Maine to raise a family to date.
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Winthrop Maine is a unique, humble town located in central Maine, just west of the capital city of Augusta. It is a popular summertime tourist destination, attracting hundreds of people to its many lakes each year. Winthrop is truly a haven to the outdoor enthusiast, particularly those who enjoy water sports (kayaking, swimming, canoeing) as the town contains a multitude of picturesque scenery that is optimal for these activities. I would consider the town of Winthrop, Maine a hidden gemstone; a place that, once you find out it exists, you'll feel as if you've discovered a well hidden secret; a secret so special that you'll want to return year after year (if not move there!)
Winthrop is a small town, but slowly more businesses are coming in. There's Hannaford, Cumberland Farms, Subway, U.S. Cellular, and many other companies on Main Street so you don't have to travel too far for anything. The taxes are super high; however, the school has good education (even though the student body isn't the kindest). Teachers are nice and usually willing to work with you except for a select few.