Grand Isle, Maine

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Grand Isle, Maine

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High Points

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

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Affordability of Rents
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Top 10% Grand Isle Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Grand Isle, Maine

Comparing Grand Isle 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 10
Senior Citizens 8 9
Male Share of the Population 7 4
Female Share of the Population 4 7
Racial Diversity 2 3
Well-Paid Single Men 1 1
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 9
Average Household Size 4 4


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 8 9
Walking and Biking to Work 4 5
Public Transportation Use 3 3
Working at Home 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 2
Affordability of Rents 8 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 8
Housing Recently Built 3 2
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 5
People Living Alone 2 3

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Grand Isle Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 271 miles NE of Portland, Maine (center to center)
Nearest Large City 370 miles NE of Boston, Massachusetts
County Aroostook
Standard Zip Codes 04746
Phone Area Codes 207
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 47.305
Longitude -68.152

Grand Isle Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station VAN BUREN 2
Distance 14.1 miles
Jan Temp -7 to 19 F
Apr Temp 27 to 46 F
Jul Temp 54 to 76 F
Oct Temp 32 to 52 F
Annual Precip 37.5 inches
Distance 30.9 miles
Jan Temp -0 to 19 F
Apr Temp 29 to 47 F
Jul Temp 55 to 76 F
Oct Temp 34 to 51 F
Annual Precip 37.4 inches
Station HOULTON 5 N
Distance 77.9 miles
Jan Temp 1 to 23 F
Apr Temp 29 to 50 F
Jul Temp 55 to 78 F
Oct Temp 35 to 54 F
Annual Precip 41.3 inches
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Grand Isle Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 518 100%
Male 253 48.8%
Female 265 51.2%
Under 18 108 20.8%
18+ 410 79.2%
65+ 100 19.3%
Median Age 48.6
Average Family Size 2.72
White 512 98.8%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 1 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.4%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 3 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 2 0.4%

Estimated Grand Isle Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 506
Growth -12
Growth % -2.3%

Grand Isle 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
French Canadian 43%
French (except Basque) 24.1%
US/American 14%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.7%
Irish 3.2%
German 2.6%
English 1.9%
Canadian 1.7%
Italian 1.3%
Scottish 1.3%
Danish 0.6%
Acadian/Cajun 0.6%
Welsh 0.4%
Austrian 0.4%
Polish 0.4%
Scotch-Irish 0.4%
Dutch 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Grand Isle, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Lille (04746)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Grand Isle 518 $34,875
Fort Kent 4,233 $41,616
Frenchville 1,225 $39,643
Madawaska 4,534 $42,269
St. Agatha 802 $36,691
Stockholm 271 $36,750
Van Buren 2,631 $29,458
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