Monson, Maine

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Monson, Maine

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

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Affordability of Rents
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Comparative Profile of Monson, Maine

Comparing Monson 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 9
Age of the Population 9 8
Senior Citizens 7 9
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 9
Well-Paid Single Men 6 7
Female Share of the Population 2 2
Racial Diversity 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 4 2
Average Household Size 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 5 2
People Above Poverty 4 3
Median Family Income 3 2
People in Middle Class or Better 3 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 6 7
Walking and Biking to Work 6 7
Public Transportation Use 5 4
Working at Home 5 1


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

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Monson Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 118 miles N of Portland, Maine (center to center)
Nearest Large City 217 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts
County Piscataquis
Standard Zip Codes 04464
Phone Area Codes 207
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 45.286
Longitude -69.501

Monson Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 14.2 miles
Jan Temp 1 to 24 F
Apr Temp 28 to 49 F
Jul Temp 54 to 78 F
Oct Temp 32 to 55 F
Annual Precip 44 inches
Distance 28.1 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
Distance 44 miles
Jan Temp -2 to 21 F
Apr Temp 25 to 46 F
Jul Temp 54 to 77 F
Oct Temp 32 to 53 F
Annual Precip 39.7 inches
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Monson Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 666 100%
Male 338 50.8%
Female 328 49.2%
Under 18 156 23.4%
18+ 510 76.6%
65+ 117 17.6%
Median Age 41.9
Average Family Size 2.91
White 654 98.2%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.3%
Other 2 0.3%
Mixed Race 8 1.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 3 0.5%

Estimated Monson Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 686
Growth 20
Growth % 3%

Monson 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 18.8%
French (except Basque) 14.9%
US/American 11.6%
Scottish 8.7%
European 6.7%
Irish 6.5%
Swedish 6.3%
Finnish 5.8%
German 5.4%
Scotch-Irish 3.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 1.8%
Polish 1.8%
Italian 1.6%
Welsh 1.1%
French Canadian 1.1%
Norwegian 1.1%
Greek 0.9%
Danish 0.5%
Czech 0.4%
Slovak 0.4%
Belgian 0.4%
Portuguese 0.4%
Dutch 0.4%
Lithuanian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Monson 666 $34,271
Abbot 630 $36,827
Atkinson 323 $32,083
Greenville 1,623 $36,694
Guilford 1,531 $32,311
Parkman 811 $32,000
Sangerville 1,270 $35,809

Monson Public Libraries

Monson Public Library
Monson, Maine
(207) 997-3785

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