Charleston, Maine

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Charleston, Maine

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

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Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 7% Charleston Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Charleston, Maine

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 10
Average Household Size 8 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 6 6
Median Family Income 5 5
College Educated Adults 5 3
People in Middle Class or Better 4 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 9
Public Transportation Use 7 7
Walking and Biking to Work 4 4
Short Commute Times 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 9 8
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 3
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 10
Affordability of Rents 4 6
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 6
People Living Alone 2 2

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Charleston Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 115 miles NE of Portland, Maine (center to center)
Nearest Large City 213 miles NE of Boston, Massachusetts
County Penobscot
Metro Area Bangor
Standard Zip Codes 04422
Phone Area Codes 207
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 45.085
Longitude -69.041

Charleston Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 12.3 miles
Jan Temp 1 to 24 F
Apr Temp 28 to 49 F
Jul Temp 54 to 78 F
Oct Temp 32 to 55 F
Annual Precip 44 inches
Distance 16 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 22.6 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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Charleston Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,397 100%
Male 731 52.3%
Female 666 47.7%
Under 18 336 24.1%
18+ 1,061 75.9%
65+ 103 7.4%
Median Age 35.6
Average Family Size 2.92
White 1,373 98.3%
African-American 10 0.7%
Asian 3 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 4 0.3%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 7 0.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 3 0.2%

Estimated Charleston Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,398
Growth 1
Growth % 0.1%

Charleston 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 34.2%
US/American 12.4%
Irish 11.1%
French (except Basque) 10.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6%
German 4.5%
French Canadian 3.7%
Scottish 3.4%
Italian 2.5%
Scotch-Irish 1.8%
Swedish 1.3%
Norwegian 1.3%
Slavic 0.8%
Polish 0.8%
Lithuanian 0.8%
Canadian 0.7%
Portuguese 0.7%
Haitian 0.7%
Finnish 0.6%
Dutch 0.6%
British 0.4%
European 0.2%
Romanian 0.2%
Danish 0.2%
Welsh 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Charleston 1,397 $39,625
Atkinson 323 $32,083
Bradford 1,186 $36,786
Corinth 2,511 $41,016
Exeter 997 $35,662
Garland 990 $31,534
Hudson 1,393 $40,982

Charleston Public Libraries

Charleston Public Library
Charleston, Maine
(207) 285-3637

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