Appleton, Maine

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Appleton, Maine

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Appleton strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Maine):

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College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Appleton College Educated Adults
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. State)
Top 19% Appleton Walking and Biking to Work

Comparative Profile of Appleton, Maine

Comparing Appleton 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 8 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 10
Well-Paid Single Men 5 6
Age of the Population 4 2
Racial Diversity 3 7
Female Share of the Population 3 4
Senior Citizens 2 2


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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 9 8
People Above Poverty 7 8
Median Family Income 6 6
People in Middle Class or Better 5 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 8
Public Transportation Use 8 9
Walking and Biking to Work 8 9
Short Commute Times 2 2


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

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Appleton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 66 miles NE of Portland, Maine (center to center)
Nearest Large City 161 miles NE of Boston, Massachusetts
County Knox
Standard Zip Codes 04862
Phone Area Codes 207
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.289
Longitude -69.251

Appleton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 8 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 29 F
Apr Temp 34 to 50 F
Jul Temp 59 to 76 F
Oct Temp 39 to 56 F
Annual Precip 51.2 inches
Distance 21.7 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 30 F
Apr Temp 34 to 53 F
Jul Temp 58 to 79 F
Oct Temp 39 to 57 F
Annual Precip 46.9 inches
Distance 26.8 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 29 F
Apr Temp 33 to 52 F
Jul Temp 58 to 80 F
Oct Temp 37 to 58 F
Annual Precip 43.9 inches
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Appleton Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,271 100%
Male 631 49.6%
Female 640 50.4%
Under 18 372 29.3%
18+ 899 70.7%
65+ 129 10.1%
Median Age 36.1
Average Family Size 3.13
White 1,252 98.5%
African-American 5 0.4%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 1 0.1%
Mixed Race 13 1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 8 0.6%

Estimated Appleton Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,334
Growth 63
Growth % 5%

Appleton 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 21.4%
US/American 18.3%
Irish 8.8%
German 8.3%
French (except Basque) 7.2%
Italian 6.6%
Scottish 5.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.1%
Swedish 2.2%
Scotch-Irish 2.1%
French Canadian 1.9%
Polish 1.8%
Jamaican 1.3%
British 1%
Belgian 0.7%
Portuguese 0.7%
Lithuanian 0.7%
Eastern European 0.7%
Dutch 0.6%
Russian 0.5%
European 0.5%
Canadian 0.4%
Finnish 0.4%
Romanian 0.4%
Welsh 0.4%
Czech 0.3%
Hungarian 0.2%
Danish 0.2%
Northern European 0.2%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
Armenian 0.2%
Lebanese 0.2%
Brazilian 0.2%
Ukrainian 0.2%
Swiss 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Appleton 1,271 $41,731
Belmont 821 $36,875
Hope 1,310 $45,781
Liberty 927 $37,969
Searsmont 1,174 $40,000
Union 2,209 $41,050
Washington 1,345 $40,486

Appleton Public Libraries

Appleton - Williams Memorial Library
Appleton, Maine
(207) 785-5656
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