Bowdoinham, Maine

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Bowdoinham, Maine

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Bowdoinham College Educated Adults
Median Family Income
(vs. State)
Top 13% Bowdoinham Median Family Income
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. State)
Top 15% Bowdoinham People in Middle Class or Better
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. State)
Top 18% Bowdoinham Well-Paid Single Men

Comparative Profile of Bowdoinham, Maine

Comparing Bowdoinham 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 7
Well-Paid Single Men 8 9
Well-Paid Single Women 7 8
Age of the Population 7 5
Racial Diversity 3 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 5
Female Share of the Population 3 4
Senior Citizens 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 5
Average Household Size 7 7


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 8
Public Transportation Use 7 7
Walking and Biking to Work 6 7
Short Commute Times 2 2


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

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Bowdoinham Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 30 miles NE of Portland, Maine (center to center)
Nearest Large City 128 miles NE of Boston, Massachusetts
County Sagadahoc
Standard Zip Codes 04008
Phone Area Codes 207
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.01
Longitude -69.898

Bowdoinham Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 7.8 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 15.4 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
Distance 17 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
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Bowdoinham Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,612 100%
Male 1,303 49.9%
Female 1,309 50.1%
Under 18 675 25.8%
18+ 1,937 74.2%
65+ 264 10.1%
Median Age 39.1
Average Family Size 2.9
White 2,552 97.7%
African-American 10 0.4%
Asian 13 0.5%
American Indian & Alaskan 11 0.4%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 25 1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 13 0.5%

Estimated Bowdoinham Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,794
Growth 182
Growth % 7%

Bowdoinham 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 20.8%
French (except Basque) 11.6%
Irish 11.1%
US/American 8.6%
French Canadian 8.6%
Scottish 7.4%
Italian 6.6%
German 5.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.8%
Swedish 2%
Polish 1.9%
British 1.9%
European 1.5%
Dutch 1.3%
Canadian 1.1%
Austrian 0.8%
Norwegian 0.7%
Czech 0.6%
Armenian 0.4%
Syrian 0.4%
Danish 0.4%
Scandinavian 0.3%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
Finnish 0.2%
Northern European 0.2%
Portuguese 0.2%
Eastern European 0.2%
Swiss 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Bowdoinham 2,612 $52,372
Bath 9,266 $45,830
Bowdoin 2,727 $46,094
Brunswick 21,172 $49,088
Richmond 3,298 $48,125
Topsham 9,100 $52,134
West Bath 1,798 $52,986

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Bowdoinham Public Library
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(207) 666-8405
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