Islesboro, Maine

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Islesboro, Maine

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. State)
Top 3% trophy Islesboro Well-Paid Single Men
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. State)
Top 7% Islesboro Well-Paid Single Women
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Islesboro College Educated Adults
Public Transportation Use
(vs. State)
Top 10% Islesboro Public Transportation Use
Median Family Income
(vs. State)
Top 18% Islesboro Median Family Income
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. State)
Top 19% Islesboro People in Middle Class or Better

Comparative Profile of Islesboro, Maine

Comparing Islesboro 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 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 10 10
Well-Paid Single Women 9 10
Senior Citizens 8 10
Male Share of the Population 8 5
Female Share of the Population 4 6
Racial Diversity 3 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 3
Average Household Size 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 10 10
People in Middle Class or Better 8 9
Median Family Income 8 9
People Above Poverty 8 9

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 10
Public Transportation Use 9 10
Short Commute Times 8 8
Walking and Biking to Work 5 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 10
People Living Alone 9 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 6
Housing Recently Built 3 2
Affordability of Rents 2 2
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 1

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Islesboro Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 80 miles NE of Portland, Maine (center to center)
Nearest Large City 173 miles NE of Boston, Massachusetts
County Waldo
Standard Zip Codes 04848
Phone Area Codes 207
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.308
Longitude -68.903

Islesboro Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 7.9 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 31 F
Apr Temp 33 to 53 F
Jul Temp 57 to 79 F
Oct Temp 38 to 59 F
Annual Precip 47.6 inches
Distance 14.3 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 29 F
Apr Temp 34 to 50 F
Jul Temp 59 to 76 F
Oct Temp 39 to 56 F
Annual Precip 51.2 inches
Distance 31.7 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 32 F
Apr Temp 32 to 53 F
Jul Temp 57 to 80 F
Oct Temp 38 to 58 F
Annual Precip 57.3 inches
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Islesboro Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 603 100%
Male 297 49.3%
Female 306 50.7%
Under 18 122 20.2%
18+ 481 79.8%
65+ 120 19.9%
Median Age 45.9
Average Family Size 2.69
White 592 98.2%
African-American 1 0.2%
Asian 1 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.2%
Other 3 0.5%
Mixed Race 5 0.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 8 1.3%

Estimated Islesboro Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 663
Growth 60
Growth % 10%

Islesboro 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 32.5%
Irish 13.1%
Scottish 11.2%
French (except Basque) 7%
US/American 6.2%
German 6.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4%
European 3.6%
Italian 2.6%
French Canadian 2.4%
Polish 2%
Swedish 1.8%
Welsh 1.4%
Scotch-Irish 1%
Russian 1%
Canadian 0.6%
Hungarian 0.6%
Finnish 0.6%
Northern European 0.6%
British 0.4%
Norwegian 0.4%
South African 0.4%
Ukrainian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Islesboro 603 $48,750
Belfast 6,381 $43,253
Camden 5,254 $56,439
Castine 1,343 $65,500
Lincolnville 2,042 $48,500
Northport 1,331 $45,000
Searsport 2,641 $38,333

Islesboro Public Libraries

Islesboro - Pendleton Library
Islesboro, Maine
(207) 734-2218
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Islesboro High Schools (2004)

Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 83 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 5.8

Islesboro Colleges

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