Brooks, Maine

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Brooks, Maine

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Comparative Profile of Brooks, Maine

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 4
Average Household Size 6 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 7 5
Median Family Income 5 4
People in Middle Class or Better 4 3
People Above Poverty 2 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 10
Public Transportation Use 8 9
Short Commute Times 4 5
Walking and Biking to Work 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 6
Housing Recently Built 9 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 9
People Living Alone 6 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 8
Affordability of Rents 5 7

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Brooks Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 83 miles NE of Portland, Maine (center to center)
Nearest Large City 180 miles NE of Boston, Massachusetts
County Waldo
Metro Area Bangor
Standard Zip Codes 04921
Phone Area Codes 207
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.55
Longitude -69.121

Brooks Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 12 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 31 F
Apr Temp 33 to 53 F
Jul Temp 57 to 79 F
Oct Temp 38 to 59 F
Annual Precip 47.6 inches
Distance 22.9 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 28 F
Apr Temp 33 to 53 F
Jul Temp 59 to 80 F
Oct Temp 38 to 57 F
Annual Precip 39.5 inches
Distance 26.1 miles
Jan Temp 5 to 28 F
Apr Temp 31 to 53 F
Jul Temp 57 to 81 F
Oct Temp 35 to 59 F
Annual Precip 41.6 inches
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Brooks Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,022 100%
Male 504 49.3%
Female 518 50.7%
Under 18 269 26.3%
18+ 753 73.7%
65+ 143 14%
Median Age 37.9
Average Family Size 2.98
White 1,010 98.8%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.2%
Other 1 0.1%
Mixed Race 7 0.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 9 0.9%

Estimated Brooks Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,037
Growth 15
Growth % 1.5%

Brooks 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 28.6%
US/American 15%
French (except Basque) 10.2%
Irish 9.5%
Italian 6.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.5%
Scottish 4.8%
German 4.7%
French Canadian 4.4%
Swedish 3.3%
Scotch-Irish 1.7%
Canadian 1.2%
Russian 0.9%
Norwegian 0.8%
Portuguese 0.6%
Finnish 0.5%
British 0.5%
Ethiopian 0.3%
Polish 0.3%
Danish 0.3%
Austrian 0.3%
Greek 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Brooks 1,022 $38,393
Jackson 506 $38,571
Knox 747 $39,107
Monroe 882 $39,375
Morrill 774 $36,250
Swanville 1,357 $35,833
Waldo 733 $38,125
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