Acton, Maine

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Acton, Maine

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Comparative Profile of Acton, Maine

Comparing Acton to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Maine (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 9 8
Age of the Population 8 8
Well-Paid Single Men 6 7
Senior Citizens 6 7
Well-Paid Single Women 4 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 6
Racial Diversity 3 6
Female Share of the Population 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 8
Average Household Size 6 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 8 7
People in Middle Class or Better 7 8
Median Family Income 7 7
People Above Poverty 6 6

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 8 4
Walking and Biking to Work 7 7
Public Transportation Use 5 5
Short Commute Times 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 10
Housing Recently Built 9 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 4
People Living Alone 3 5
Affordability of Rents 2 2
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 2

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Acton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 33 miles W of Portland, Maine (center to center)
Nearest Large City 81 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts
County York
Standard Zip Codes 04001
Phone Area Codes 207
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.534
Longitude -70.91

Acton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 7.9 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 32 F
Apr Temp 33 to 57 F
Jul Temp 58 to 83 F
Oct Temp 37 to 61 F
Annual Precip 48.7 inches
Distance 25.4 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 28 F
Apr Temp 29 to 53 F
Jul Temp 55 to 80 F
Oct Temp 32 to 58 F
Annual Precip 48.3 inches
Station DURHAM
Distance 26.6 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 33 F
Apr Temp 34 to 58 F
Jul Temp 58 to 83 F
Oct Temp 38 to 62 F
Annual Precip 42.8 inches
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Acton Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,145 100%
Male 1,078 50.3%
Female 1,067 49.7%
Under 18 544 25.4%
18+ 1,601 74.6%
65+ 335 15.6%
Median Age 41.1
Average Family Size 2.91
White 2,111 98.4%
African-American 2 0.1%
Asian 5 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 7 0.3%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 20 0.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 19 0.9%

Estimated Acton Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,273
Growth 128
Growth % 6%

Acton Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
English 23%
Irish 11.2%
US/American 10.9%
French (except Basque) 10.5%
French Canadian 9.7%
German 5.7%
Italian 5.4%
Scottish 4.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.1%
Polish 3.9%
Swedish 2.4%
Portuguese 1.5%
Greek 1.1%
Scotch-Irish 0.9%
Canadian 0.6%
Russian 0.6%
Dutch 0.6%
British 0.6%
Albanian 0.4%
European 0.3%
Welsh 0.3%
Danish 0.2%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
Scandinavian 0.2%
Norwegian 0.2%
Ukrainian 0.2%
Lithuanian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Acton 2,145 $45,353
Alfred 2,497 $47,625
Lebanon 5,083 $41,713
Newfield 1,328 $41,563
Sanford 20,806 $43,021
Shapleigh 2,326 $45,591
Waterboro 6,214 $46,667

Acton Public Libraries

Acton Public Library
PO BOX 539
Acton, Maine
(207) 636-2781

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