China, Maine

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China, Maine

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High Points

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

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Low Rate of Poverty
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Top 3% trophy China Low Rate of Poverty

Comparative Profile of China, Maine

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


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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 10 10
College Educated Adults 9 7
People in Middle Class or Better 7 7
Median Family Income 6 7

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 6 6
Working at Home 6 2
Walking and Biking to Work 3 3
Short Commute Times 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 7
Housing Recently Built 9 9
Affordability of Rents 3 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 3
People Living Alone 2 2
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 2

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China Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 67 miles NE of Portland, Maine (center to center)
Nearest Large City 165 miles NE of Boston, Massachusetts
County Kennebec
Standard Zip Codes 04358
Phone Area Codes 207
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.478
Longitude -69.517

China Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 7.5 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 17.9 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 29 F
Apr Temp 34 to 53 F
Jul Temp 60 to 81 F
Oct Temp 39 to 58 F
Annual Precip 42.3 inches
Distance 22.4 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
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China Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 4,106 100%
Male 2,061 50.2%
Female 2,045 49.8%
Under 18 1,136 27.7%
18+ 2,970 72.3%
65+ 384 9.4%
Median Age 36.8
Average Family Size 2.99
White 4,023 98%
African-American 6 0.1%
Asian 16 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 19 0.5%
Other 2 0%
Mixed Race 39 0.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 26 0.6%

Estimated China Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 4,402
Growth 296
Growth % 7.2%

China 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 31.7%
French (except Basque) 15.9%
US/American 11.4%
Irish 11.2%
French Canadian 9%
German 4.2%
Scottish 3.8%
Scotch-Irish 3%
Italian 2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 1.7%
European 1.1%
Dutch 1%
Lebanese 0.8%
Swedish 0.6%
Polish 0.5%
Norwegian 0.5%
Canadian 0.3%
Russian 0.2%
Portuguese 0.2%
Finnish 0.2%
Danish 0.2%
Swiss 0.2%
Ukrainian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

South China (04358)
Weeks Mills (04358)

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)
China 4,106 $42,768
Albion 1,946 $37,574
Benton 2,557 $41,597
Palermo 1,220 $37,431
Vassalboro 4,047 $40,192
Waterville 15,605 $38,052
Winslow 7,743 $46,725
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