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Introduction to Hampden, Maine

Hampden, Maine, in Penobscot county, is 102 miles NE of Portland, Maine and 199 miles NE of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is considered part of the Bangor metropolitan area. Hampden has a population of 6,327.

Hampden History

The original settler of the town was Benjamin Wheeler. Hampden was incorporated in the year 1794. It was named in honor of the English patriot John Hampden. In the War of 1812, around 400 local militia unsuccessfully tried to hold off a British regulars force at this town.

Hampden and nearby Attractions

  • Dorothea Dix Park
  • Northern Outdoor Whitewater Rafting
  • Maine Discovery Museum
  • Hamlin’s Marina

Things To Do In Hampden

One can visit Hamlin’s Marina and enjoy boat shows here. Acadia National Park, Dorothea Dix Park, and the Creative Playground are all popular local spots. The Maine Discovery Museum is worth visiting.

Hampden Transportation

Bangor International Airport is the nearest airport.

Hampden Higher Education

The University of Maine, the University of Maine at Augusta, the University of Maine at Farmington and Saint Joseph’s College are all nearby.

People

Total Population 3,468
Male Share of the Population 49.2%
Female Share of the Population 50.8%
Senior Citizens 20.8%
Employed Population 16+ 1,967
Age of the Population 45

Families

% of people married 54.3%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 47.2%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $101,250
% Above Poverty Level 94.7%
% Below Poverty Level 5.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 17 minutes
% Working from Home 7.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.2%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 23.9%
Median Gross Rent $1,015
Median House Value $187,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 11.6%
US/American 0%
English 21.1%
Irish 20.8%

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

Hampden Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 102 miles NE of Portland, Maine (center to center)
Nearest Large City 199 miles NE of Boston, Massachusetts
County Penobscot
Metro Area Bangor
Standard Zip Codes 04444
Phone Area Codes 207
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.744
Longitude -68.837

Hampden 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 BANGOR INTL AP
Distance 4 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 28 F
Apr Temp 33 to 53 F
Jul Temp 59 to 80 F
Oct Temp 38 to 57 F
Annual Precip 39.5 inches
Station CORINNA
Distance 24.2 miles
Jan Temp 1 to 26 F
Apr Temp 30 to 52 F
Jul Temp 56 to 79 F
Oct Temp 33 to 57 F
Annual Precip 42.8 inches
Station WATERVILLE TREATMENT PLT
Distance 42.6 miles
Jan Temp 5 to 28 F
Apr Temp 31 to 53 F
Jul Temp 57 to 81 F
Oct Temp 35 to 59 F
Annual Precip 41.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bangor 32,695 $49,644
Brewer 9,341 $71,652
Glenburn 4,607 $72,992
Hermon 5,664 $65,517
Newburgh 1,483 $58,380
Orrington 3,714 $80,035

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

Hampden Public Libraries

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Hampden - Edythe Dyer Community Library
269 MAIN ROAD NORTH
Hampden, Maine
(207) 862-3550
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Hampden High Schools

HAMPDEN ACADEMY
1 MAIN ROAD N
207-862-3791
Serves 790 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.4

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