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Overview

Introduction to Lisbon, Maine

Lisbon, Maine, in Androscoggin county, is 26 miles N of Portland, Maine and 125 miles NE of Boston, Massachusetts. The town benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns that it shares the Lewiston-Auburn metropolitan area with. Lisbon’s population is approximately 9,077.

Lisbon History

This community was previously a part of Bowdoin. The town was incorporated as Thompsonborough in 1799. The town was renamed Lisbon in 1802. It was named after Lisbon, Portugal. Lisbon annexed the remaining portion of the Little River Plantation in 1808 and named the area Lisbon Falls.

Lisbon and nearby Attractions

  • Beaver Park
  • Bates College Museum of Art
  • Bradbury Mountain State Park
  • Lisbon United Methodist Church

Things To Do In Lisbon

Tourists can enjoy the recreational facilities offered at Beaver Park. The Bates College Museum of Art is a notable site for those interested in history and art. The Lisbon United Methodist Church and Saint Annes Catholic Church are the local houses of worship. One can also plan a trip to the Bradbury Mountain State Park. The Moxie Festival is hosted by the town of Lisbon every year.

Lisbon Transportation

Portland International Airport offers air transportation facilities.

Lisbon Higher Education

People

Total Population 8,895
Male Share of the Population 49.8%
Female Share of the Population 50.2%
Senior Citizens 12.1%
Employed Population 16+ 4,293
Age of the Population 39

Families

% of people married 49.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 16.7%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $63,464
% Above Poverty Level 92%
% Below Poverty Level 8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 2.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.9%
% Using Public Transportation 0.7%

Housing

People Living Alone 28.7%
Median Gross Rent $684
Median House Value $136,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 8.3%
US/American 0%
English 19.5%
Irish 14.7%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Lisbon Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 26 miles N of Portland, Maine (center to center)
Nearest Large City 125 miles NE of Boston, Massachusetts
County Androscoggin
Metro Area Lewiston - Auburn
Standard Zip Codes 04250, 04252
Phone Area Codes 207
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.031
Longitude -70.105

Lisbon Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station LEWISTON
Distance 7.3 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 29 F
Apr Temp 35 to 54 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 40 to 58 F
Annual Precip 45.7 inches
Station GARDINER
Distance 20.5 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
Station NEWCASTLE
Distance 28.5 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Auburn 22,916 $61,852
Bowdoin 3,087 $61,648
Durham 3,902 $79,453
Lewiston 36,356 $51,469
Sabattus 4,991 $57,500
Wales 1,985 $77,115

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Lisbon High Schools

LISBON HIGH SCHOOL
591 LISBON ROAD
207-353-3030
Serves 433 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.1

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