Dresden, Maine

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Dresden, Maine

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Comparative Profile of Dresden, Maine

Comparing Dresden 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 9
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 10
Well-Paid Single Men 6 7
Age of the Population 5 3
Senior Citizens 3 4
Racial Diversity 2 5
Female Share of the Population 1 2


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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 9 7
Median Family Income 7 7
People in Middle Class or Better 6 6
People Above Poverty 5 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 9 6
Public Transportation Use 6 6
Walking and Biking to Work 4 4
Short Commute Times 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 5
Housing Recently Built 9 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 3
Affordability of Rents 3 3
People Living Alone 2 2
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 3

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Dresden Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 39 miles NE of Portland, Maine (center to center)
Nearest Large City 136 miles NE of Boston, Massachusetts
County Lincoln
Standard Zip Codes 04342
Phone Area Codes 207
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.08
Longitude -69.73

Dresden Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 9.8 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
Distance 10 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 24.2 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 29 F
Apr Temp 35 to 54 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 40 to 58 F
Annual Precip 45.7 inches
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Dresden Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,625 100%
Male 829 51%
Female 796 49%
Under 18 421 25.9%
18+ 1,204 74.1%
65+ 192 11.8%
Median Age 37.4
Average Family Size 2.92
White 1,583 97.4%
African-American 4 0.2%
Asian 8 0.5%
American Indian & Alaskan 4 0.2%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 26 1.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 2 0.1%

Estimated Dresden Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,719
Growth 94
Growth % 5.8%

Dresden 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
US/American 23%
English 21.7%
Irish 10.3%
French (except Basque) 8.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.1%
German 5.8%
Scottish 4.3%
French Canadian 3.8%
Swedish 2.9%
Scotch-Irish 2.1%
Polish 1.9%
Russian 1.9%
Italian 1.6%
European 1.4%
Canadian 0.7%
Scandinavian 0.7%
Norwegian 0.6%
Dutch 0.5%
Danish 0.3%
Ukrainian 0.3%
British 0.3%
U.S. Virgin Islander 0.2%
Eastern European 0.2%
Finnish 0.2%
Portuguese 0.2%
Yugoslavian 0.2%
Austrian 0.2%
Hungarian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Dresden 1,625 $44,762
Alna 675 $48,611
Edgecomb 1,090 $49,861
Richmond 3,298 $48,125
West Gardiner 2,902 $48,056
Whitefield 2,273 $41,994
Wiscasset 3,603 $46,799

Dresden Public Libraries

Dresden - Bridge Academy Public Library
Dresden, Maine
(207) 737-8810
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