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Overview

Introduction to Houlton, Maine

Houlton, Maine, in Aroostook county, is 207 miles NE of Portland, Maine and 305 miles NE of Boston, Massachusetts. About 6,476 people live in Houlton.

Houlton History

In 1828, the US government founded a military post known as the Hancock barracks. The town was officially incorporated in 1831. Three 1st Artillery Regiment manned Houlton in the Civil War. The post in was abandoned in 1875.

Houlton and nearby Attractions

  • Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum
  • Houltons Market Square
  • Monument Park
  • Houlton Shopping Plaza

Things To Do In Houlton

Houlton Community Park and Monument Park are popular local recreational spots. Tourist can also plan a trip to the Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum. Each year, festivals and events like the Houlton Fair and Moose Stomper's Weekend are hosted by Houlton.

Houlton Transportation

Bangor International Airport offers air transportation facilities.

Houlton Higher Education

Higher education institutes near the town include the University of Maine, the University of Maine at Augusta, the University of Maine at Farmington and Saint Joseph’s College.

People

Total Population 4,778
Male Share of the Population 46.2%
Female Share of the Population 53.8%
Senior Citizens 24%
Employed Population 16+ 2,055
Age of the Population 44

Families

% of people married 46.3%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 17.4%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $42,445
% Above Poverty Level 79.6%
% Below Poverty Level 20.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 11 minutes
% Working from Home 1.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.8%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 37.1%
Median Gross Rent $522
Median House Value $92,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 15.9%
US/American 0%
English 15.9%
Irish 17%

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

Houlton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 207 miles NE of Portland, Maine (center to center)
Nearest Large City 305 miles NE of Boston, Massachusetts
County Aroostook
Standard Zip Codes 04730
P.O. Box Zip Codes 04761
Phone Area Codes 207
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 46.126
Longitude -67.84

Houlton 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 HOULTON INTL AP
Distance 2.1 miles
Jan Temp 0 to 23 F
Apr Temp 28 to 49 F
Jul Temp 54 to 78 F
Oct Temp 32 to 54 F
Annual Precip 38.6 inches
Station HOULTON 5 N
Distance 5.1 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
Station DANFORTH
Distance 31.8 miles
Jan Temp -3 to 24 F
Apr Temp 28 to 49 F
Jul Temp 52 to 78 F
Oct Temp 31 to 55 F
Annual Precip 41.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Hodgdon 1,406 $47,109
Linneus 911 $46,667
Littleton 990 $43,375
Monticello 750 $43,542
New Limerick 467 $47,656
Oakfield 722 $49,375

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

Houlton Public Libraries

Library
Houlton - Cary Library
107 MAIN STREET
Houlton, Maine
(207) 532-1302
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Houlton Hospitals

HOULTON REGIONAL HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
20 HARTFORD STREET
(207) 532-2900
Emergency Service: Yes

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HOULTON HIGH SCHOOL
7 BIRD STREET
207-532-6551
Serves 361 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.5

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5 BIRD ST PO BOX 307
207-532-9541
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