Detroit, Maine

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Detroit, Maine

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

Category Trophy
Walking and Biking to Work
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Top 6% Detroit Walking and Biking to Work

Comparative Profile of Detroit, Maine

Comparing Detroit 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
Children Under 5 Years Old 9 10
Male Share of the Population 9 8
Age of the Population 5 2
Racial Diversity 3 6
Well-Paid Single Men 3 2
Senior Citizens 2 3
Female Share of the Population 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 5
Average Household Size 6 6


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 9 10
Working at Home 9 5
Short Commute Times 7 8
Public Transportation Use 5 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 9 7
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 2
Affordability of Rents 5 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 7
People Living Alone 3 5
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 1

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Detroit Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 91 miles NE of Portland, Maine (center to center)
Nearest Large City 190 miles NE of Boston, Massachusetts
County Somerset
Standard Zip Codes 04929
Phone Area Codes 207
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.792
Longitude -69.297

Detroit Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 8.7 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 27.1 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
Station ORONO
Distance 31.8 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 28 F
Apr Temp 32 to 52 F
Jul Temp 56 to 80 F
Oct Temp 36 to 55 F
Annual Precip 40.2 inches
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Detroit Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 816 100%
Male 409 50.1%
Female 407 49.9%
Under 18 202 24.8%
18+ 614 75.2%
65+ 89 10.9%
Median Age 36.9
Average Family Size 2.91
White 806 98.8%
African-American 2 0.2%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 7 0.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 6 0.7%

Estimated Detroit Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 869
Growth 53
Growth % 6.5%

Detroit 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 17.9%
French (except Basque) 16.3%
US/American 15.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 13.2%
Irish 10.7%
Italian 4.7%
German 4.5%
Scotch-Irish 4.2%
French Canadian 4%
Polish 3.3%
Scottish 2%
Swedish 1.6%
Welsh 0.5%
Swiss 0.4%
British 0.4%
Portuguese 0.4%
Canadian 0.4%
Dutch 0.4%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Detroit 816 $34,167
Corinna 2,145 $37,900
Newport 3,017 $37,104
Palmyra 1,953 $35,150
Pittsfield 4,214 $40,612
Plymouth 1,257 $35,417
Troy 963 $34,375

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