Harrison, Maine

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Harrison, Maine

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Comparative Profile of Harrison, Maine

Comparing Harrison 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
Male Share of the Population 7 5
Age of the Population 7 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 8
Well-Paid Single Men 5 5
Well-Paid Single Women 5 6
Senior Citizens 4 5
Female Share of the Population 4 6
Racial Diversity 3 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 5
Average Household Size 6 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 8 7
People Above Poverty 6 7
Median Family Income 6 6
People in Middle Class or Better 6 6

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 9
Public Transportation Use 6 5
Short Commute Times 1 1
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 9
Housing Recently Built 9 6
People Living Alone 3 5
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 4
Affordability of Rents 2 3
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 3

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Harrison Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 37 miles NW of Portland, Maine (center to center)
Nearest Large City 122 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts
County Cumberland
Metro Area Portland
Standard Zip Codes 04040
Phone Area Codes 207
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.11
Longitude -70.679

Harrison Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 3.3 miles
Jan Temp 4 to 29 F
Apr Temp 30 to 53 F
Jul Temp 56 to 79 F
Oct Temp 33 to 58 F
Annual Precip 47.9 inches
Distance 16.1 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 28 F
Apr Temp 29 to 53 F
Jul Temp 55 to 80 F
Oct Temp 32 to 58 F
Annual Precip 48.3 inches
Distance 23 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 29 F
Apr Temp 35 to 54 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 40 to 58 F
Annual Precip 45.7 inches
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Harrison Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,315 100%
Male 1,139 49.2%
Female 1,176 50.8%
Under 18 588 25.4%
18+ 1,727 74.6%
65+ 308 13.3%
Median Age 39.9
Average Family Size 2.9
White 2,287 98.8%
African-American 12 0.5%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 14 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 12 0.5%

Estimated Harrison Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,355
Growth 40
Growth % 1.7%

Harrison 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 22.7%
US/American 18.7%
Irish 10.5%
French (except Basque) 9.8%
Italian 5.6%
German 5.3%
French Canadian 3.9%
Scottish 3.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.3%
Finnish 3.1%
Swedish 1.7%
European 1.6%
Scotch-Irish 1.5%
Polish 1.3%
Canadian 1.1%
Norwegian 1%
Russian 0.8%
Lithuanian 0.6%
Hungarian 0.5%
British 0.4%
Czech 0.3%
Danish 0.3%
Dutch 0.3%
Portuguese 0.3%
Scandinavian 0.3%
Estonian 0.2%
Armenian 0.2%
Austrian 0.2%
Welsh 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Harrison 2,315 $42,159
Bridgton 4,883 $42,392
Naples 3,274 $40,825
Norway 4,611 $34,464
Otisfield 1,560 $46,652
Oxford 3,960 $38,438
Sweden 324 $40,625

Harrison Public Libraries

Harrison - Caswell Public Library
Harrison, Maine
(207) 583-2970
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