Bowdoin, Maine

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Bowdoin, Maine

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Comparative Profile of Bowdoin, Maine

Comparing Bowdoin 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
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 9
Age of the Population 4 2
Well-Paid Single Men 4 3
Racial Diversity 3 6
Female Share of the Population 2 3
Senior Citizens 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 10
Average Household Size 9 10


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 8 9
Median Family Income 7 8
People Above Poverty 7 8
College Educated Adults 5 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 8
Public Transportation Use 8 8
Walking and Biking to Work 5 6
Short Commute Times 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 10 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 1
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 2
Affordability of Rents 2 1
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 1
People Living Alone 1 1

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Bowdoin Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 23 miles N of Portland, Maine (center to center)
Nearest Large City 122 miles NE of Boston, Massachusetts
County Sagadahoc
Standard Zip Codes 04287
Phone Area Codes 207
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.98
Longitude -70.09

Bowdoin Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 9.6 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 31 F
Apr Temp 33 to 54 F
Jul Temp 58 to 80 F
Oct Temp 37 to 59 F
Annual Precip 48 inches
Distance 10.4 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 29 F
Apr Temp 35 to 54 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 40 to 58 F
Annual Precip 45.7 inches
Distance 28.1 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
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Bowdoin Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,727 100%
Male 1,370 50.2%
Female 1,357 49.8%
Under 18 783 28.7%
18+ 1,944 71.3%
65+ 197 7.2%
Median Age 36.3
Average Family Size 3.11
White 2,667 97.8%
African-American 7 0.3%
Asian 7 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 0.1%
Other 9 0.3%
Mixed Race 32 1.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 21 0.8%

Estimated Bowdoin Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,918
Growth 191
Growth % 7%

Bowdoin 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 20.5%
French (except Basque) 14.7%
French Canadian 13.5%
Irish 12.6%
US/American 11.3%
German 4.4%
Italian 3.7%
Scottish 3.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2.9%
Scotch-Irish 2.1%
Swedish 2%
Polish 2%
Slovak 1.5%
Norwegian 0.9%
Dutch 0.7%
British 0.6%
European 0.5%
Canadian 0.5%
Eastern European 0.4%
Ukrainian 0.4%
Czech 0.2%
Danish 0.2%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
Portuguese 0.2%
Albanian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Bowdoin, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

West Bowdoin (04287)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Bowdoin 2,727 $46,094
Brunswick 21,172 $49,088
Durham 3,381 $55,028
Freeport 7,800 $58,134
Lisbon 9,077 $42,614
Pownal 1,491 $60,000
Topsham 9,100 $52,134
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