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Overview

Introduction to Eliot, Maine

Eliot, Maine, in York county, is 29 miles NE of Haverhill, Massachusetts and 56 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is located in the Portsmouth-Rochester metropolitan area. 

Eliot History

The present-day Town of Eliot was originally a part of the Piscataqua Plantation known as Sturgeon Creek. It was renamed Kittery in 1647. Eliot was incorporated as a town on March 1, 1810. The city was named in the honor of Robert Eliot, a Provincial Council member of New Hampshire.

Eliot and nearby Attractions

  • John Paul Jones House Museum
  • Fort McClary State Park
  • Children's Museum of Portsmouth
  • Vaughan Woods State Park
  • USS Albacore Museum and Park
  • Ledges Golf Course

Things To Do In Eliot

The Redhook Ale Brewery, which produces some of the finest beers in the area, is a popular local spot. The Eliot Commons Shopping Center is an ideal place to shop with friends and family.

Eliot Transportation

Manchester Airport is nearby.

Eliot Higher Education

Higher education can be pursued from the University of New Hampshire, the University of New England-University Campus and Northern Essex Community College.

People

Total Population 6,278
Male Share of the Population 48.7%
Female Share of the Population 51.3%
Senior Citizens 16.9%
Employed Population 16+ 3,455
Age of the Population 46

Families

% of people married 56.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 36.1%
Median Earnings25+ $41,133
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $36,875
Median Earnings With High School Degree $35,527

Wealth

Median Family Income $91,595
% Above Poverty Level 93%
% Below Poverty Level 7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 6.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.8%
% Using Public Transportation 2.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 21.5%
Median Gross Rent $1,183
Median House Value $326,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 12.3%
US/American 0%
English 26.4%
Irish 21.5%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Eliot Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 29 miles NE of Haverhill, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 56 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts
County York
Standard Zip Codes 03903
Phone Area Codes 207
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.153
Longitude -70.8

Eliot Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station DURHAM
Distance 7.5 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 33 F
Apr Temp 34 to 58 F
Jul Temp 58 to 83 F
Oct Temp 38 to 62 F
Annual Precip 42.8 inches
Station EPPING
Distance 16.5 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 33 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 58 to 83 F
Oct Temp 37 to 61 F
Annual Precip 44.5 inches
Station KENNEBUNKPORT
Distance 21.6 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 32 F
Apr Temp 32 to 52 F
Jul Temp 57 to 76 F
Oct Temp 36 to 58 F
Annual Precip 47 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Berwick 2,412 $72,669
Kittery 4,515 $74,153
North Berwick 1,792 $74,333
South Berwick 7,312 $96,268
Wells 9,869 $77,543
York 12,717 $87,377

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Eliot Public Libraries

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Eliot - William Fogg Library
OLD ROAD
Eliot, Maine
(207) 439-9437
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