New Gloucester, Maine

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New Gloucester, Maine

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Median Family Income
(vs. State)
Top 5% trophy New Gloucester Median Family Income
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. State)
Top 8% New Gloucester People in Middle Class or Better
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. State)
Top 9% New Gloucester Low Rate of Poverty
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. State)
Top 14% New Gloucester Well-Paid Single Men
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% New Gloucester College Educated Adults

Comparative Profile of New Gloucester, Maine

Comparing New Gloucester 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 9
Well-Paid Single Men 8 9
Well-Paid Single Women 7 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 10
Age of the Population 4 1
Racial Diversity 3 7
Female Share of the Population 2 2
Senior Citizens 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 9 10
Portion of People Married 9 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 9 10
People in Middle Class or Better 9 10
People Above Poverty 9 10
College Educated Adults 9 7

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 8
Public Transportation Use 7 7
Walking and Biking to Work 5 5
Short Commute Times 3 4


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

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New Gloucester Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 20 miles N of Portland, Maine (center to center)
Nearest Large City 117 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts
County Cumberland
Metro Area Portland
Standard Zip Codes 04260
Phone Area Codes 207
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.962
Longitude -70.283

New Gloucester Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 10 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
Distance 21.7 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 31 F
Apr Temp 35 to 53 F
Jul Temp 59 to 79 F
Oct Temp 37 to 58 F
Annual Precip 45.8 inches
Distance 23.9 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 28 F
Apr Temp 29 to 53 F
Jul Temp 55 to 80 F
Oct Temp 32 to 58 F
Annual Precip 48.3 inches
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New Gloucester Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 4,803 100%
Male 2,428 50.6%
Female 2,375 49.4%
Under 18 1,383 28.8%
18+ 3,420 71.2%
65+ 359 7.5%
Median Age 35.5
Average Family Size 3.08
White 4,715 98.2%
African-American 11 0.2%
Asian 19 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 0.1%
Other 6 0.1%
Mixed Race 44 0.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 27 0.6%

Estimated New Gloucester Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 5,291
Growth 488
Growth % 10.2%

New Gloucester 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 23.3%
Irish 12.7%
US/American 10.1%
French (except Basque) 7.9%
German 7.2%
Italian 7.2%
French Canadian 6.3%
Scottish 5.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.5%
Swedish 2%
Scotch-Irish 1.8%
Greek 1.4%
Scandinavian 1.1%
British 1%
European 1%
Finnish 0.9%
Ukrainian 0.8%
Lithuanian 0.7%
Norwegian 0.7%
Latvian 0.6%
Dutch 0.5%
Lebanese 0.3%
Armenian 0.3%
Polish 0.2%
Austrian 0.2%
Portuguese 0.2%
Danish 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, New Gloucester, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

New Gloucestr (04260)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
New Gloucester 4,803 $57,727
Durham 3,381 $55,028
Gray 6,820 $55,806
Minot 2,248 $49,926
North Yarmouth 3,210 $65,000
Poland 4,866 $55,427
Pownal 1,491 $60,000

New Gloucester Public Libraries

New Gloucester Public Library
New Gloucester, Maine
(207) 926-4840

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