Jefferson, Maine

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Jefferson, Maine

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Jefferson College Educated Adults
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. State)
Top 17% Jefferson People in Middle Class or Better

Comparative Profile of Jefferson, Maine

Comparing Jefferson 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 8 6
Age of the Population 8 6
Well-Paid Single Men 7 8
Well-Paid Single Women 6 7
Senior Citizens 5 6
Female Share of the Population 3 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 5
Racial Diversity 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 8
Average Household Size 6 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 9 8
People in Middle Class or Better 8 9
Median Family Income 7 8
People Above Poverty 5 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 8
Walking and Biking to Work 6 7
Public Transportation Use 5 4
Short Commute Times 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 8
Housing Recently Built 9 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 7
Affordability of Rents 3 5
People Living Alone 3 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 2

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Jefferson Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 55 miles NE of Portland, Maine (center to center)
Nearest Large City 151 miles NE of Boston, Massachusetts
County Lincoln
Standard Zip Codes 04348
Phone Area Codes 207
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.206
Longitude -69.453

Jefferson Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 11.5 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 30 F
Apr Temp 34 to 53 F
Jul Temp 58 to 79 F
Oct Temp 39 to 57 F
Annual Precip 46.9 inches
Distance 16.4 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 29 F
Apr Temp 33 to 52 F
Jul Temp 58 to 80 F
Oct Temp 37 to 58 F
Annual Precip 43.9 inches
Distance 22.1 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 32 F
Apr Temp 35 to 50 F
Jul Temp 57 to 72 F
Oct Temp 43 to 55 F
Annual Precip 44.7 inches
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Jefferson Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,388 100%
Male 1,178 49.3%
Female 1,210 50.7%
Under 18 587 24.6%
18+ 1,801 75.4%
65+ 355 14.9%
Median Age 40.1
Average Family Size 2.91
White 2,360 98.8%
African-American 2 0.1%
Asian 4 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0%
Other 3 0.1%
Mixed Race 18 0.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 8 0.3%

Estimated Jefferson Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,539
Growth 151
Growth % 6.3%

Jefferson 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 22.2%
US/American 17.3%
Irish 9.7%
German 8.8%
French (except Basque) 6%
Scottish 5%
Italian 4.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.8%
French Canadian 4.7%
Scotch-Irish 2.8%
Polish 2.3%
Portuguese 1.4%
Dutch 1.3%
Norwegian 1.2%
Swedish 1.1%
Canadian 0.8%
Finnish 0.8%
Ukrainian 0.7%
Northern European 0.6%
Swiss 0.5%
Welsh 0.5%
Austrian 0.5%
Hungarian 0.4%
Danish 0.3%
Croatian 0.3%
Russian 0.3%
Scandinavian 0.3%
British 0.2%
Egyptian 0.2%
Lithuanian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Jefferson 2,388 $45,694
Somerville 509 $40,455
Union 2,209 $41,050
Waldoboro 4,916 $41,042
Washington 1,345 $40,486
Whitefield 2,273 $41,994
Windsor 2,204 $43,792

Jefferson Public Libraries

Jefferson Public Library
PO BOX 226
Jefferson, Maine
(207) 549-7491

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