Howland, Maine

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Howland 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 15% Howland Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Howland, Maine

Comparing Howland 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 7 6
Female Share of the Population 7 10
Senior Citizens 6 8
Well-Paid Single Women 5 6
Male Share of the Population 4 1
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 7
Well-Paid Single Men 4 4
Racial Diversity 2 2


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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 5 6
People in Middle Class or Better 5 5
Median Family Income 4 3
College Educated Adults 2 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 7 7
Working at Home 5 2
Short Commute Times 5 6
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 10 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 3
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 9
People Living Alone 6 8
Housing Recently Built 6 3

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Howland Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 134 miles NE of Portland, Maine (center to center)
Nearest Large City 232 miles NE of Boston, Massachusetts
County Penobscot
Metro Area Bangor
Standard Zip Codes 04448
Phone Area Codes 207
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 45.238
Longitude -68.664

Howland Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station ORONO
Distance 23.4 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
Distance 28.8 miles
Jan Temp 1 to 24 F
Apr Temp 28 to 49 F
Jul Temp 54 to 78 F
Oct Temp 32 to 55 F
Annual Precip 44 inches
Distance 36.9 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
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Howland Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,362 100%
Male 643 47.2%
Female 719 52.8%
Under 18 327 24%
18+ 1,035 76%
65+ 228 16.7%
Median Age 39.8
Average Family Size 2.89
White 1,337 98.2%
African-American 3 0.2%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 6 0.4%
Other 2 0.1%
Mixed Race 13 1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 2 0.1%

Estimated Howland Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,345
Growth -17
Growth % -1.2%

Howland 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
US/American 29.7%
English 13.6%
French Canadian 12.2%
French (except Basque) 12.1%
Irish 8.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.9%
German 3.9%
Italian 2.3%
Polish 1.9%
Canadian 1.9%
Scotch-Irish 1.8%
Scottish 1.8%
Swedish 0.9%
Danish 0.9%
Portuguese 0.4%
Norwegian 0.3%
British 0.2%
Finnish 0.2%
Lithuanian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Howland 1,362 $36,302
Enfield 1,616 $42,788
Lagrange 747 $42,159
Lincoln 5,221 $35,295
Lowell 291 $45,750
Medford 231 $30,000
Passadumkeag 441 $40,625

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Howland High Schools (2004)

Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 236 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.3

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