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Thomaston, New York - Basic Facts

The Village of Thomaston had a population of 2,540 as of July 1, 2015. Thomaston ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New York. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Thomaston is located at latitude 40.7875 and longitude -73.7151 in Nassau County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Thomaston (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.41 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Nassau County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 200 feet.

The Village of Thomaston (GNIS ID: 2391166) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Thomaston is located within Town of North Hempstead, a minor civil division (MCD) of Nassau County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Thomaston population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Thomaston, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 2,540
Population in Households 2,538
Population in Familes 2,268
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density1 6,233
Diversity Index2 57


Total Households 934
Average Household Size 2.72
Family Households 712
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,021 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 765 (74.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 169 (16.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 87 ( 8.5%)
Median Home Value $848,500
Average Home Value $837,582


Median Household Income $154,390
Average Household Income $215,985
Per Capita Income $77,667
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.57% -0.25%
Households -0.48% -0.22%
Families 0.03% -0.2%
Median Household Income   2.13%
Per Capita Income   2.05%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Thomaston, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Thomaston to the other 1,189 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 539 55th
Population Density1 # 87 93rd
Diversity Index2 # 160 87th
Median Household Income # 52 96th
Per Capita Income # 46 96th

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