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Thomaston, New York
Incorporated Village of Thomaston
Thomaston Village Hall on June 28, 2021.
Thomaston Village Hall on June 28, 2021.
Location in Nassau County and the state of New York.
Location in Nassau County and the state of New York.
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Coordinates: 40°47′17″N 73°42′51″W / 40.78806°N 73.71417°W / 40.78806; -73.71417Coordinates: 40°47′17″N 73°42′51″W / 40.78806°N 73.71417°W / 40.78806; -73.71417
Country  United States
State  New York
County  Nassau County, New York
Town North Hempstead
Incorporated October 1, 1931
Founded by Hunter L. DeLatour
Ernest A. Gallagher
Henry A. Singley
John W. Weight
Named for Thomaston, the ancestral home of Lillian Gilchrist.
Area
 • Total 0.40 sq mi (1.05 km2)
 • Land 0.40 sq mi (1.05 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
197 ft (60 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 2,617
 • Estimate 
(2019)
2,613
 • Density 6,467.82/sq mi (2,499.34/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
11021
Area code(s) 516
FIPS code 36-73605
GNIS feature ID 0967403

Thomaston is a village in eastern Great Neck in the Town of North Hempstead in Nassau County, on the North Shore of Long Island, in New York, United States. The population was 2,617 at the 2010 census.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1940 1,159
1950 2,045 76.4%
1960 2,767 35.3%
1970 2,811 1.6%
1980 2,684 −4.5%
1990 2,612 −2.7%
2000 2,607 −0.2%
2010 2,617 0.4%
2019 (est.) 2,613 −0.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 2,607 people, 973 households, and 724 families residing in the village. The population density was 6,247.9 people per square mile (2,396.6/km2). There were 1,000 housing units at an average density of 2,396.6 per square mile (919.3/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 81.09% White, 0.84% African American, 0.04% Native American, 13.69% Asian, 0.23% Pacific Islander, 2.38% from other races, and 1.73% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.94% of the population.

There were 973 households, out of which 34.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.1% were married couples living together, 6.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.5% were non-families. 21.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.12.

In the village, the population was spread out, with 23.4% under the age of 18, 4.6% from 18 to 24, 27.2% from 25 to 44, 27.4% from 45 to 64, and 17.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females, there were 91.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.0 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $92,706, and the median income for a family was $110,502. Males had a median income of $72,656 versus $49,474 for females. The per capita income for the village was $44,760. About 2.7% of families and 4.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.3% of those under age 18 and 6.8% of those age 65 or over.

Education

School districts

The majority of Thomaston is located within the boundaries of (and is thus served by) the Great Neck Union Free School District, although a small part of the village's northeastern corner is located within the Manhasset Union Free School District (though all homes are in the Great Neck part of Thomaston). As such, all children who reside within Thomaston and attend public schools go to Great Neck's schools.

Library districts

The majority of Thomaston is located within the boundaries of (and is thus served by) the Great Neck Library District, although a small part of the village's northeastern corner is located within the Manhasset Library District (though all homes are in the Great Neck part of Thomaston). The boundaries of both library districts within the village roughly correspond with those of the two school districts

Infrastructure

Transportation

Road

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Grace Avenue, one of the busiest roads within Thomaston.

One state-owned road travels through Thomaston: Northern Boulevard (NY 25A); Northern Boulevard forms the southern boundary of Thomaston.

Other major roads within the village include Colonial Road, East Shore Road, Grace Avenue, and Shoreward Drive. A small portion of Middle Neck Road also passes through the village.

Rail

Although the Long Island Rail Road's Port Washington Branch passes through the village, there are no stations located within the village. The nearest Long Island Rail Road station to the village is Great Neck.

Part of the LIRR's Manhasset Viaduct is located within the village's boundaries.

Bus

Thomaston is served by the n20G, n20H, n21, n25, n26, and n57 bus routes, which are operated by Nassau Inter-County Express (NICE). All of these bus routes (excluding the n57) travel through the area via Northern Boulevard and Middle Neck Road.

The n57 bus route briefly passes through the village via. Gilchrest Road and Grace Avenue.

Utilities

Natural gas

National Grid USA provides natural gas to homes and businesses that are hooked up to natural gas lines in Thomaston.

Power

PSEG Long Island provides power to all homes and businesses within Thomaston. Additionally, PSEG's Port Washington to Great Neck Overhead Transmission Line passes through the village.

Sewage

Thomaston is connected to sanitary sewers. The eastern portions of the village are within the boundaries of (and are thus served by) the Great Neck Water Pollution Control District. The small portion of the village west of Middle Neck Road is within the boundaries of (and is thus served by) the Belgrave Sewer District.

Water

Thomaston is primarily located within the boundaries of the Manhasset–Lakeville Water District, which provides the majority of Thomaston with water. However, some areas of the village north of the Long Island Rail Road's trancks are within the boundaries of (and are thus served by) the Water Authority of Great Neck North.

Additionally, the Manhasset–Lakeville Water District owns and operates a water tower within the village, known as the Thomaston Tank.

Notable people

  • Thomas P. DiNapoli – Comptroller of the State of New York, former New York State Assemblyman, and a former Democratic candidate for Nassau County Executive.
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