East Machias, Maine

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East Machias, Maine

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

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Short Commute Times
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Top 11% East Machias Short Commute Times
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 17% East Machias Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of East Machias, Maine

Comparing East Machias 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 8 7
Senior Citizens 6 7
Female Share of the Population 6 8
Male Share of the Population 5 3
Well-Paid Single Men 2 2
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 3
Racial Diversity 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 4
Average Household Size 4 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 8 6
People Above Poverty 3 2
Median Family Income 2 1
People in Middle Class or Better 2 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 9 10
Working at Home 8 4
Walking and Biking to Work 6 7
Public Transportation Use 5 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 7
Housing Recently Built 7 5
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 7
People Living Alone 4 6
Affordability of Rents 3 5

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East Machias Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 160 miles NE of Portland, Maine (center to center)
Nearest Large City 246 miles NE of Boston, Massachusetts
County Washington
Standard Zip Codes 04630
Phone Area Codes 207
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.739
Longitude -67.39

East Machias Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 14.2 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 28 F
Apr Temp 31 to 50 F
Jul Temp 55 to 75 F
Oct Temp 37 to 56 F
Annual Precip 51.3 inches
Distance 36.2 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 27 F
Apr Temp 29 to 51 F
Jul Temp 55 to 79 F
Oct Temp 34 to 57 F
Annual Precip 44.7 inches
Distance 57.3 miles
Jan Temp 1 to 25 F
Apr Temp 29 to 51 F
Jul Temp 55 to 80 F
Oct Temp 33 to 56 F
Annual Precip 44.1 inches
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East Machias Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,298 100%
Male 624 48.1%
Female 674 51.9%
Under 18 305 23.5%
18+ 993 76.5%
65+ 209 16.1%
Median Age 40.6
Average Family Size 2.89
White 1,283 98.8%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 4 0.3%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 10 0.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 0 0%

Estimated East Machias Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,283
Growth -15
Growth % -1.2%

East Machias 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 43.1%
US/American 17.6%
Irish 9.9%
French (except Basque) 8.4%
Scottish 4.9%
German 2.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2.7%
Scotch-Irish 2.4%
Italian 1.5%
Polish 1.5%
Swedish 1.5%
British 0.6%
Norwegian 0.5%
Dutch 0.5%
Portuguese 0.3%
German Russian 0.3%
Finnish 0.2%
European 0.2%
Czech 0.2%
Russian 0.2%
Canadian 0.2%
Swiss 0.2%
Lithuanian 0.2%
Welsh 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
East Machias 1,298 $32,065
Cutler 623 $35,313
Jonesboro 594 $36,458
Machias 2,353 $36,705
Machiasport 1,160 $32,279
Roque Bluffs 264 $29,286
Whitneyville 262 $48,750

East Machias Public Libraries

East Machias - Sturdivant Public Library
East Machias, Maine
(207) 255-0070

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