Lyman, Maine

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Lyman, Maine

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. State)
Top 6% Lyman Low Rate of Poverty
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. State)
Top 10% Lyman People in Middle Class or Better
Median Family Income
(vs. State)
Top 10% Lyman Median Family Income

Comparative Profile of Lyman, Maine

Comparing Lyman 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 7
Age of the Population 6 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 8
Well-Paid Single Men 4 3
Female Share of the Population 3 4
Racial Diversity 2 4
Senior Citizens 1 1


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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 9 10
People in Middle Class or Better 9 10
Median Family Income 9 10
College Educated Adults 6 4

Commute & Sprawl

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 7
Housing Recently Built 10 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 2
Affordability of Rents 1 1
People Living Alone 1 1

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Lyman Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 25 miles SW of Portland, Maine (center to center)
Nearest Large City 80 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts
County York
Standard Zip Codes 04002
Phone Area Codes 207
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.49
Longitude -70.7

Lyman Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 4.5 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 32 F
Apr Temp 33 to 57 F
Jul Temp 58 to 83 F
Oct Temp 37 to 61 F
Annual Precip 48.7 inches
Distance 15.2 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 32 F
Apr Temp 32 to 52 F
Jul Temp 57 to 76 F
Oct Temp 36 to 58 F
Annual Precip 47 inches
Station DURHAM
Distance 26.7 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 33 F
Apr Temp 34 to 58 F
Jul Temp 58 to 83 F
Oct Temp 38 to 62 F
Annual Precip 42.8 inches
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Lyman Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 3,795 100%
Male 1,891 49.8%
Female 1,904 50.2%
Under 18 1,005 26.5%
18+ 2,790 73.5%
65+ 313 8.2%
Median Age 37.9
Average Family Size 3.04
White 3,736 98.4%
African-American 11 0.3%
Asian 9 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 10 0.3%
Other 4 0.1%
Mixed Race 25 0.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 12 0.3%

Estimated Lyman Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 4,173
Growth 378
Growth % 10%

Lyman 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
French (except Basque) 20.5%
French Canadian 17.2%
English 15.1%
US/American 12.6%
Irish 9.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.4%
Italian 5%
Scottish 2.8%
German 1.7%
Canadian 1.2%
Scotch-Irish 1.2%
Norwegian 0.8%
British 0.8%
Polish 0.8%
Greek 0.7%
Danish 0.7%
Russian 0.5%
Dutch 0.5%
European 0.4%
Turkish 0.3%
Welsh 0.3%
Scandinavian 0.2%
Czech 0.2%
Portuguese 0.2%
Swedish 0.2%
Lithuanian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Lyman 3,795 $53,140
Acton 2,145 $45,353
Alfred 2,497 $47,625
Lebanon 5,083 $41,713
Sanford 20,806 $43,021
Shapleigh 2,326 $45,591
Waterboro 6,214 $46,667

Lyman Public Libraries

Lyman - Community Library
Lyman, Maine
(207) 499-7114

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