Cushing, Maine

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Cushing, Maine

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High Points

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

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Walking and Biking to Work
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Top 14% Cushing Walking and Biking to Work
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. State)
Top 18% Cushing Well-Paid Single Men

Comparative Profile of Cushing, Maine

Comparing Cushing 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
Age of the Population 8 7
Well-Paid Single Men 8 9
Senior Citizens 6 8
Well-Paid Single Women 6 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 7
Female Share of the Population 2 3
Racial Diversity 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 6
Average Household Size 5 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 8 7
People in Middle Class or Better 7 8
Median Family Income 7 7
People Above Poverty 5 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 10
Walking and Biking to Work 8 9
Public Transportation Use 8 8
Short Commute Times 6 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 8
Housing Recently Built 9 8
People Living Alone 4 6
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 5
Affordability of Rents 2 2
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 1

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Cushing Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 56 miles NE of Portland, Maine (center to center)
Nearest Large City 147 miles NE of Boston, Massachusetts
County Knox
Standard Zip Codes 04563
Phone Area Codes 207
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.019
Longitude -69.24

Cushing Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 7.2 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 32 F
Apr Temp 35 to 50 F
Jul Temp 57 to 72 F
Oct Temp 43 to 55 F
Annual Precip 44.7 inches
Distance 14.7 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 30 F
Apr Temp 34 to 53 F
Jul Temp 58 to 79 F
Oct Temp 39 to 57 F
Annual Precip 46.9 inches
Distance 35.5 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
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Cushing Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,322 100%
Male 663 50.2%
Female 659 49.8%
Under 18 297 22.5%
18+ 1,025 77.5%
65+ 220 16.6%
Median Age 40.6
Average Family Size 2.82
White 1,315 99.5%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 1 0.1%
Mixed Race 5 0.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 6 0.5%

Estimated Cushing Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,289
Growth -33
Growth % -2.5%

Cushing 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 28.3%
US/American 13.5%
Irish 9.1%
German 7.9%
Finnish 5.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.4%
French (except Basque) 5.2%
Scottish 5.1%
Scotch-Irish 3.7%
Italian 3.5%
French Canadian 2.5%
Swedish 1.8%
Norwegian 1.1%
Portuguese 0.9%
European 0.9%
Russian 0.8%
Swiss 0.7%
British 0.7%
Welsh 0.6%
Dutch 0.5%
Slovak 0.4%
African 0.3%
Canadian 0.3%
Northern European 0.2%
Danish 0.2%
Greek 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Cushing 1,322 $43,929
Friendship 1,204 $41,648
Rockland 7,609 $37,083
South Thomaston 1,416 $50,294
St. George 2,580 $48,162
Thomaston 3,748 $42,319
Warren 3,794 $41,086

Cushing Public Libraries

Cushing Public Library
Cushing, Maine
(207) 354-8860

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