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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  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 6,006. 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 above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$216,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$785
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban Rural Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    31%
  • Own
    69%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    16.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    432.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    749.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    33.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    17%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    16%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Winthrop

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$70,146
National
$55,322
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Winthrop Reviews

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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!)
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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.
Winthrop is a very safe place to live with a sense of community where most people know all of their neighbors and most of the people who live in town. There are plenty of trails and outside activities, with a few restaurants mostly located on main street. However the suicide rate in Winthrop and the rest of Maine is high especially among youth and young to middle age men. There is no nightlife or activities besides outdoor sports, and businesses do not thrive here. I would not plan on moving back to Winthrop later on in life and I would not encourage others to move their family here.