Burnham, Maine

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Burnham, Maine

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Comparative Profile of Burnham, Maine

Comparing Burnham 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 10 9
Age of the Population 5 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 7
Senior Citizens 2 3
Well-Paid Single Men 2 1
Racial Diversity 2 3
Female Share of the Population 2 2


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


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 7 3
Public Transportation Use 7 7
Walking and Biking to Work 5 5
Short Commute Times 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 8
Housing Recently Built 9 8
Affordability of Rents 6 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 6
People Living Alone 2 2
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 1

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Burnham Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 82 miles NE of Portland, Maine (center to center)
Nearest Large City 181 miles NE of Boston, Massachusetts
County Waldo
Metro Area Bangor
Standard Zip Codes 04922
Phone Area Codes 207
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.692
Longitude -69.428

Burnham Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 15.5 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
Distance 17.4 miles
Jan Temp 1 to 26 F
Apr Temp 30 to 52 F
Jul Temp 56 to 79 F
Oct Temp 33 to 57 F
Annual Precip 42.8 inches
Distance 30.9 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
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Burnham Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,142 100%
Male 580 50.8%
Female 562 49.2%
Under 18 301 26.4%
18+ 841 73.6%
65+ 123 10.8%
Median Age 37.3
Average Family Size 2.97
White 1,106 96.8%
African-American 2 0.2%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 5 0.4%
Other 6 0.5%
Mixed Race 22 1.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 4 0.4%

Estimated Burnham Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,160
Growth 18
Growth % 1.6%

Burnham 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
US/American 23%
English 19.8%
French (except Basque) 18.1%
Irish 11.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 7.6%
French Canadian 5.4%
Scotch-Irish 2.9%
Scottish 2.4%
Italian 2.2%
German 1.6%
Norwegian 1%
Finnish 0.8%
Portuguese 0.7%
Scandinavian 0.5%
Swedish 0.5%
Welsh 0.5%
Greek 0.5%
Polish 0.5%
Lithuanian 0.3%
Russian 0.3%
Canadian 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Burnham 1,142 $33,580
Canaan 2,017 $31,818
Clinton 3,340 $37,652
Detroit 816 $34,167
Pittsfield 4,214 $40,612
Troy 963 $34,375
Unity 1,889 $36,696
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