Island Falls, Maine

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Island Falls, Maine

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High Points

Island Falls strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Maine):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 3% trophy Island Falls Affordability of Property Taxes
Affordability of Rents
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Top 7% Island Falls Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Island Falls, Maine

Comparing Island Falls 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 9
Senior Citizens 7 9
Female Share of the Population 7 9
Male Share of the Population 5 2
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 7
Well-Paid Single Men 3 3
Racial Diversity 2 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 4
Average Household Size 3 2


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 9 6
Short Commute Times 8 8
Walking and Biking to Work 4 4
Public Transportation Use 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 9
Affordability of Rents 9 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 6 8
People Living Alone 6 9
Housing Recently Built 1 1

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Island Falls Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 189 miles NE of Portland, Maine (center to center)
Nearest Large City 287 miles NE of Boston, Massachusetts
County Aroostook
Standard Zip Codes 04747
Phone Area Codes 207
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 46.009
Longitude -68.271

Island Falls Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 23.8 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 24.8 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
Distance 34.7 miles
Jan Temp -0 to 22 F
Apr Temp 28 to 49 F
Jul Temp 53 to 78 F
Oct Temp 33 to 53 F
Annual Precip 41.8 inches
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Island Falls Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 793 100%
Male 377 47.5%
Female 416 52.5%
Under 18 167 21.1%
18+ 626 78.9%
65+ 144 18.2%
Median Age 42.6
Average Family Size 2.81
White 786 99.1%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 6 0.8%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 0 0%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 7 0.9%

Estimated Island Falls Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 773
Growth -20
Growth % -2.5%

Island Falls 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 24.2%
French (except Basque) 22.6%
Irish 21.1%
US/American 8.1%
Scotch-Irish 6.8%
German 5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.7%
Italian 3.2%
Scottish 3%
French Canadian 1%
Canadian 0.9%
Swedish 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Island Falls 793 $35,375
Crystal 285 $28,750
Linneus 892 $35,625
Mount Chase 247 $27,031
Oakfield 732 $30,556
Patten 1,111 $35,000
Sherman 937 $32,500

Island Falls Public Libraries

Island Falls - Katahdin Public Library
Island Falls, Maine
(207) 463-2282

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