Harrington, Maine

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Harrington, Maine

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Comparative Profile of Harrington, Maine

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 5
Average Household Size 5 4


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 9
Walking and Biking to Work 4 4
Public Transportation Use 3 3
Short Commute Times 3 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 8
Housing Recently Built 7 5
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 8
Affordability of Rents 4 6
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 6
People Living Alone 3 5

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Harrington Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 138 miles NE of Portland, Maine (center to center)
Nearest Large City 225 miles NE of Boston, Massachusetts
County Washington
Standard Zip Codes 04643
Phone Area Codes 207
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.619
Longitude -67.81

Harrington Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 8.2 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 39 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
Station ORONO
Distance 46.3 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 28 F
Apr Temp 32 to 52 F
Jul Temp 56 to 80 F
Oct Temp 36 to 55 F
Annual Precip 40.2 inches
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Harrington Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 882 100%
Male 422 47.8%
Female 460 52.2%
Under 18 190 21.5%
18+ 692 78.5%
65+ 144 16.3%
Median Age 41.8
Average Family Size 2.79
White 865 98.1%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 5 0.6%
Mixed Race 11 1.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 15 1.7%

Estimated Harrington Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 911
Growth 29
Growth % 3.3%

Harrington 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 43.7%
Irish 15.4%
German 8%
French (except Basque) 6.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.5%
US/American 3.8%
Italian 2.8%
Scotch-Irish 2.4%
Swedish 2.1%
Norwegian 2.1%
French Canadian 1.7%
Lithuanian 1.5%
Scottish 1.3%
Swiss 0.7%
Dutch 0.7%
European 0.4%
Danish 0.4%
Austrian 0.4%
Northern European 0.3%
Lebanese 0.3%
Pennsylvania German 0.3%
Canadian 0.3%
Hungarian 0.3%
Polish 0.3%
Welsh 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Harrington 882 $29,211
Addison 1,209 $30,000
Cherryfield 1,157 $31,016
Columbia 459 $31,818
Columbia Falls 599 $40,208
Milbridge 1,279 $27,120
Steuben 1,126 $28,400

Harrington Public Libraries

Harrington - Gallison Memorial Library
Harrington, Maine
(207) 483-4547

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Harrington High Schools (2004)

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Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 268 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.5

Harrington Colleges

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