Jackson, Maine

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Jackson, Maine

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High Points

Jackson 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 Jackson Affordability of Property Taxes
Public Transportation Use
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Top 9% Jackson Public Transportation Use

Comparative Profile of Jackson, Maine

Comparing Jackson 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 9 8
Age of the Population 5 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 8
Well-Paid Single Men 3 3
Female Share of the Population 2 3
Senior Citizens 1 1
Racial Diversity 1 1


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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 7 5
Median Family Income 5 4
People in Middle Class or Better 3 2
People Above Poverty 2 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 10
Public Transportation Use 9 10
Short Commute Times 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 5
Housing Recently Built 10 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 10
People Living Alone 5 8
Affordability of Rents 4 5
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 1

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Jackson Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 86 miles NE of Portland, Maine (center to center)
Nearest Large City 183 miles NE of Boston, Massachusetts
County Waldo
Metro Area Bangor
Standard Zip Codes 04921
Phone Area Codes 207
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.614
Longitude -69.121

Jackson Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 16 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 19.7 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 28 F
Apr Temp 33 to 53 F
Jul Temp 59 to 80 F
Oct Temp 38 to 57 F
Annual Precip 39.5 inches
Distance 22.1 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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Jackson Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 506 100%
Male 254 50.2%
Female 252 49.8%
Under 18 135 26.7%
18+ 371 73.3%
65+ 43 8.5%
Median Age 37.7
Average Family Size 2.96
White 492 97.2%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 5 1%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 9 1.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 2 0.4%

Estimated Jackson Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 515
Growth 9
Growth % 1.8%

Jackson 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 27.4%
Irish 12.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 8.3%
French (except Basque) 8%
US/American 7.7%
German 6.5%
Italian 5.9%
French Canadian 5.6%
Polish 5%
Scotch-Irish 2.7%
Scottish 2.4%
Greek 1.2%
Russian 1.2%
Welsh 1.2%
Dutch 0.9%
Finnish 0.9%
Swedish 0.6%
Eastern European 0.6%
British 0.6%
Portuguese 0.6%
Basque 0.6%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Jackson 506 $38,571
Brooks 1,022 $38,393
Dixmont 1,065 $36,607
Knox 747 $39,107
Monroe 882 $39,375
Swanville 1,357 $35,833
Troy 963 $34,375
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