Knox, Maine

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Knox, Maine

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High Points

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

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Affordability of Property Taxes
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Top 6% Knox Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Knox, Maine

Comparing Knox 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 7
Age of the Population 5 2
Senior Citizens 4 5
Well-Paid Single Men 4 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 4
Female Share of the Population 2 4
Racial Diversity 2 2


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


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 10
Short Commute Times 1 1
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1
Public Transportation Use 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 4
Housing Recently Built 9 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 10
Affordability of Rents 6 8
People Living Alone 3 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 1

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Knox Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 80 miles NE of Portland, Maine (center to center)
Nearest Large City 178 miles NE of Boston, Massachusetts
County Waldo
Standard Zip Codes 04986
Phone Area Codes 207
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.57
Longitude -69.24

Knox Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 16.7 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 20.4 miles
Jan Temp 5 to 28 F
Apr Temp 31 to 53 F
Jul Temp 57 to 81 F
Oct Temp 35 to 59 F
Annual Precip 41.6 inches
Distance 24 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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Knox Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 747 100%
Male 374 50.1%
Female 373 49.9%
Under 18 207 27.7%
18+ 540 72.3%
65+ 100 13.4%
Median Age 36.8
Average Family Size 3.06
White 743 99.5%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 3 0.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 3 0.4%

Estimated Knox Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 761
Growth 14
Growth % 1.9%

Knox 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 24.9%
English 19.5%
French (except Basque) 12.9%
Irish 12%
Scottish 7.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.1%
German 3.3%
Scotch-Irish 2.9%
Italian 2.4%
Swedish 1.5%
Greek 1.5%
Welsh 1.3%
Dutch 1.1%
French Canadian 0.9%
Finnish 0.9%
Ukrainian 0.7%
Polish 0.5%
European 0.4%
Canadian 0.4%
British 0.4%
Russian 0.4%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Knox 747 $39,107
Brooks 1,022 $38,393
Freedom 645 $35,750
Jackson 506 $38,571
Thorndike 712 $29,479
Troy 963 $34,375
Unity 1,889 $36,696
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