Thomaston (CDP), Maine

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Thomaston, Maine
Knox County Maine incorporated and unincorporated areas Thomaston (CDP) highlighted.svg
Location in Knox County and the state of Maine
Coordinates: 44°4′42″N69°10′53″W / 44.07833°N 69.18139°W / 44.07833; -69.18139 Coordinates: 44°4′42″N69°10′53″W / 44.07833°N 69.18139°W / 44.07833; -69.18139
CountryUnited States
State Maine
County Knox
Town Thomaston
Area
  Total2.15 sq mi (5.58 km2)
  Land2.11 sq mi (5.47 km2)
  Water0.04 sq mi (0.11 km2)
Elevation
118 ft (36 m)
Population
  Total1,875
  Density887/sq mi (342.5/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
  Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
04861
Area code(s) 207
FIPS code 23-76330
GNIS feature ID0576993

Thomaston is a census-designated place (CDP) comprising the main village in the town of Thomaston in Knox County, Maine, United States. The population was 1,875 at the 2010 census, [1] out of 2,781 in the town of Thomaston as a whole.

A census-designated place (CDP) is a concentration of population defined by the United States Census Bureau for statistical purposes only. CDPs have been used in each decennial census since 1980 as the counterparts of incorporated places, such as self-governing cities, towns, and villages, for the purposes of gathering and correlating statistical data. CDPs are populated areas that generally include one officially designated but currently unincorporated small community, for which the CDP is named, plus surrounding inhabited countryside of varying dimensions and, occasionally, other, smaller unincorporated communities as well. CDPs include small rural communities, colonias located along the U.S. border with Mexico, and unincorporated resort and retirement communities and their environs.

New England town Basic unit of local government in each of the six New England federated states of the United States

The New England town, generally referred to simply as a town in New England, is the basic unit of local government and local division of state authority in each of the six New England states and without a direct counterpart in most other U.S. states. New England towns overlay the entire area of a state, similar to civil townships in other states where they exist, but they are fully functioning municipal corporations, possessing powers similar to cities in other states. New Jersey's system of equally powerful townships, boroughs, towns, and cities is the system which is most similar to that of New England. New England towns are often governed by a town meeting legislative body. The great majority of municipal corporations in New England are based on the town model; statutory forms based on the concept of a compact populated place are uncommon, though they are prevalent elsewhere in the U.S. County government in New England states is typically weak at best, and in some states nonexistent. Connecticut, for example, has no county governments, nor does Rhode Island. Both of those states retain counties only as geographic subdivisions with no governmental authority, while Massachusetts has abolished eight of fourteen county governments so far. With few exceptions, counties serve mostly as dividing lines for the states' judicial systems.

Thomaston, Maine Town in Maine, United States

Thomaston is a town in Knox County, Maine, United States. The population was 2,781 at the 2010 census. Noted for its antique architecture, Thomaston is an old port popular with tourists.

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Geography

The Thomaston CDP is located at 44°4′42″N69°10′52″W / 44.07833°N 69.18111°W / 44.07833; -69.18111 (44.078388, −69.18133) [2] in the southern part of the town of Thomaston, on the north side of the Saint George River where it reaches tidewater. U.S. Route 1 is Main Street through the village, leading northeast (northbound) 4 miles (6 km) to Rockland and northwest (southbound) 5 miles (8 km) to Warren. Maine State Route 131 follows Route 1 along Main Street but leads northwest up Oyster River Road to the eastern part of Warren and south out High Street five miles to St. George.

The Saint George River is a river in Maine with a watershed of 225 square miles (580 km2) in a unique and historic area of mountains, sea coast, lakes, tidal streams and inlets. The origin of the Saint George River is the outflow of Saint George Lake in Liberty. The river follows a winding course 45 miles (72 km) south to Thomaston, where the river flows into the estuary and runs about 12 miles (19 km) southwest to Muscongus Bay, forming the border between Cushing and St. George.

U.S. Route 1 highway in the United States

U.S. Route 1 (US 1) is a major north–south U.S. Highway that serves the East Coast of the United States. It runs 2,369 miles (3,813 km), from Key West, Florida north to Fort Kent, Maine, at the Canada–US border, making it the longest north–south road in the United States. US 1 is generally paralleled by I-95, though the former is significantly farther west (inland) between Jacksonville, Florida, and Petersburg, Virginia. The highway connects most of the major cities of the East Coast—including Miami, Jacksonville, Richmond, Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York City, Boston and Portland, passing from the Southeastern United States to New England.

Rockland, Maine City in Maine, United States

Rockland is a city in Knox County, Maine, in the United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 7,297. It is the county seat of Knox County. The city is a popular tourist destination. It is a departure point for the Maine State Ferry Service to the islands of Penobscot Bay: Vinalhaven, North Haven and Matinicus.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the Thomaston CDP has a total area of 2.2 square miles (5.6 km2), of which 2.1 square miles (5.5 km2) are land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km2), or 1.98%, are water. [1]

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Demographics

As of the census [3] of 2000, there were 2,714 people, 1,013 households, and 583 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,379.0 people per square mile (531.9/km²). There were 1,100 housing units at an average density of 558.9/sq mi (215.6/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 97.13% White, 0.81% Black or African American, 0.29% Native American, 0.66% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.07% from other races, and 0.99% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.55% of the population.

There were 1,013 households out of which 25.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.3% were married couples living together, 10.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.4% were non-families. 35.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was 2.90.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 18.6% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 31.9% from 25 to 44, 24.7% from 45 to 64, and 15.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 121.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 127.6 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $30,549, and the median income for a family was $41,058. Males had a median income of $29,375 versus $22,067 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $16,564. About 8.1% of families and 14.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.5% of those under age 18 and 17.9% of those age 65 or over.

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References

  1. 1 2 "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001), Thomaston CDP, Maine". American FactFinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved March 11, 2019.
  2. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  3. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau . Retrieved 2008-01-31.