Edgecomb, Maine

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Edgecomb, Maine

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. State)
Top 6% Edgecomb Low Rate of Poverty
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Edgecomb College Educated Adults
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. State)
Top 10% Edgecomb Well-Paid Single Women
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. State)
Top 11% Edgecomb Well-Paid Single Men
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. State)
Top 13% Edgecomb People in Middle Class or Better
Median Family Income
(vs. State)
Top 17% Edgecomb Median Family Income

Comparative Profile of Edgecomb, Maine

Comparing Edgecomb 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 9
Well-Paid Single Women 9 10
Well-Paid Single Men 9 9
Senior Citizens 6 8
Male Share of the Population 6 3
Female Share of the Population 5 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 4
Racial Diversity 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 7
Average Household Size 4 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 10 10
People Above Poverty 9 10
People in Middle Class or Better 8 9
Median Family Income 8 9

Commute & Sprawl

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 6
Housing Recently Built 7 4
People Living Alone 5 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 5
Affordability of Rents 3 3
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 2

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Edgecomb Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 37 miles NE of Portland, Maine (center to center)
Nearest Large City 132 miles NE of Boston, Massachusetts
County Lincoln
Standard Zip Codes 04556
Phone Area Codes 207
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.958
Longitude -69.631

Edgecomb 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 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 18.4 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 19.4 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
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Edgecomb Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,090 100%
Male 527 48.3%
Female 563 51.7%
Under 18 251 23%
18+ 839 77%
65+ 179 16.4%
Median Age 43.9
Average Family Size 2.78
White 1,076 98.7%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 2 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 0.3%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 9 0.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 1 0.1%

Estimated Edgecomb Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,223
Growth 133
Growth % 12.2%

Edgecomb 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 27.7%
Irish 14.2%
US/American 7.5%
German 6.9%
French (except Basque) 6.1%
Scottish 5.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.1%
Italian 4.4%
Swedish 3.6%
Scotch-Irish 2.6%
French Canadian 2.4%
British 2.1%
European 2%
Norwegian 1.7%
Russian 1.2%
Lithuanian 1.1%
Polish 1%
Danish 1%
Celtic 0.6%
Slovene 0.6%
Welsh 0.6%
Hungarian 0.5%
Dutch 0.5%
Finnish 0.4%
Greek 0.2%
Canadian 0.2%
Scandinavian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Edgecomb 1,090 $49,861
Boothbay 2,960 $45,761
Boothbay Harbor 2,334 $45,625
Bristol 2,644 $45,184
Newcastle 1,748 $51,250
Westport 745 $42,625
Wiscasset 3,603 $46,799
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