Lee, Maine

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Lee, Maine

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

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Public Transportation Use
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Top 4% trophy Lee Public Transportation Use
Affordability of Rents
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Top 17% Lee Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Lee, Maine

Comparing Lee 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 10 10
Age of the Population 6 3
Senior Citizens 5 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 6
Well-Paid Single Men 1 1
Racial Diversity 1 2
Female Share of the Population 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 10
Average Household Size 9 10


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 9 10
Working at Home 8 4
Walking and Biking to Work 4 5
Short Commute Times 4 5


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

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Lee Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 152 miles NE of Portland, Maine (center to center)
Nearest Large City 249 miles NE of Boston, Massachusetts
County Penobscot
Metro Area Bangor
Standard Zip Codes 04455
Phone Area Codes 207
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 45.36
Longitude -68.286

Lee Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 27.4 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 27 F
Apr Temp 29 to 51 F
Jul Temp 55 to 79 F
Oct Temp 34 to 57 F
Annual Precip 44.7 inches
Distance 29.4 miles
Jan Temp -3 to 24 F
Apr Temp 28 to 49 F
Jul Temp 52 to 78 F
Oct Temp 31 to 55 F
Annual Precip 41.7 inches
Distance 43.8 miles
Jan Temp 1 to 25 F
Apr Temp 29 to 51 F
Jul Temp 55 to 80 F
Oct Temp 33 to 56 F
Annual Precip 44.1 inches
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Lee Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 845 100%
Male 433 51.2%
Female 412 48.8%
Under 18 236 27.9%
18+ 609 72.1%
65+ 123 14.6%
Median Age 37.8
Average Family Size 3.03
White 835 98.8%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 8 0.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 1 0.1%

Estimated Lee Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 832
Growth -13
Growth % -1.5%

Lee 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 29.6%
US/American 18.3%
Irish 11.3%
French (except Basque) 11.1%
Scottish 5.6%
French Canadian 5.1%
Scotch-Irish 5.1%
German 3.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2.6%
European 2.4%
Italian 1.6%
Polish 1%
Swedish 0.8%
Lebanese 0.5%
Latvian 0.3%
Dutch 0.3%
Canadian 0.3%
Danish 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Lee 845 $35,813
Burlington 351 $29,375
Lincoln 5,221 $35,295
Lowell 291 $45,750
Mattawamkeag 825 $32,000
Springfield 379 $28,125
Winn 420 $33,393
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