Deer Isle, Maine

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Deer Isle, Maine

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High Points

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

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Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 15% Deer Isle Affordability of Rents
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Deer Isle Short Commute Times
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Deer Isle College Educated Adults

Comparative Profile of Deer Isle, Maine

Comparing Deer Isle 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
Age of the Population 10 10
Senior Citizens 9 10
Male Share of the Population 7 4
Well-Paid Single Men 6 6
Female Share of the Population 5 7
Racial Diversity 2 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 5
Average Household Size 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 9 8
People Above Poverty 7 8
Median Family Income 5 5
People in Middle Class or Better 5 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 10
Short Commute Times 9 9
Public Transportation Use 7 7
Walking and Biking to Work 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 10
Affordability of Rents 7 9
Housing Recently Built 7 4
People Living Alone 6 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 6

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Deer Isle Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 87 miles NE of Portland, Maine (center to center)
Nearest Large City 176 miles NE of Boston, Massachusetts
County Hancock
Standard Zip Codes 04627
Phone Area Codes 207
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.223
Longitude -68.678

Deer Isle Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 20.1 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 22.2 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 32 F
Apr Temp 32 to 53 F
Jul Temp 57 to 80 F
Oct Temp 38 to 58 F
Annual Precip 57.3 inches
Distance 36.2 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
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Deer Isle Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,876 100%
Male 913 48.7%
Female 963 51.3%
Under 18 423 22.5%
18+ 1,453 77.5%
65+ 422 22.5%
Median Age 44.2
Average Family Size 2.82
White 1,850 98.6%
African-American 3 0.2%
Asian 4 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.1%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 17 0.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 7 0.4%

Estimated Deer Isle Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,903
Growth 27
Growth % 1.4%

Deer Isle 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 33.8%
US/American 24.4%
Irish 7.1%
Scottish 6.5%
German 5.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.4%
French (except Basque) 4.3%
Italian 3.4%
Scotch-Irish 2.7%
Canadian 0.8%
Dutch 0.8%
Polish 0.8%
Swiss 0.7%
Northern European 0.6%
Russian 0.6%
Norwegian 0.6%
Swedish 0.5%
European 0.4%
French Canadian 0.4%
Danish 0.4%
Welsh 0.3%
Ukrainian 0.3%
Scandinavian 0.2%
Portuguese 0.2%
Eastern European 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Deer Isle 1,876 $40,714
Brooklin 841 $46,591
Brooksville 911 $41,875
North Haven 381 $42,361
Sedgwick 1,102 $40,547
Stonington 1,152 $34,375
Swans Island 327 $32,083

Deer Isle Public Libraries

Deer Isle - Chase Emerson Memorial Library
Deer Isle, Maine
(207) 348-2899

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Deer Isle High Schools (2004)

Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 179 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9.7

Deer Isle Colleges

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