New Portland, Maine

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New Portland, Maine

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

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Affordability of Property Taxes
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Top 18% New Portland Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of New Portland, Maine

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 5
Average Household Size 4 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 6 4
People Above Poverty 5 5
People in Middle Class or Better 4 3
Median Family Income 3 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 9 6
Short Commute Times 3 4
Walking and Biking to Work 2 2
Public Transportation Use 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 9
Housing Recently Built 5 3
People Living Alone 3 6
Affordability of Rents 3 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 4

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New Portland Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 84 miles N of Portland, Maine (center to center)
Nearest Large City 181 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts
County Somerset
Standard Zip Codes 04961
P.O. Box Zip Codes 04954
Phone Area Codes 207
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.884
Longitude -70.097

New Portland Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 12 miles
Jan Temp 4 to 26 F
Apr Temp 31 to 51 F
Jul Temp 56 to 79 F
Oct Temp 36 to 56 F
Annual Precip 39.5 inches
Distance 23.5 miles
Jan Temp 0 to 23 F
Apr Temp 27 to 47 F
Jul Temp 53 to 76 F
Oct Temp 33 to 53 F
Annual Precip 39.8 inches
Distance 27.7 miles
Jan Temp -3 to 22 F
Apr Temp 25 to 47 F
Jul Temp 52 to 76 F
Oct Temp 31 to 53 F
Annual Precip 40.6 inches
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New Portland Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 785 100%
Male 395 50.3%
Female 390 49.7%
Under 18 178 22.7%
18+ 607 77.3%
65+ 121 15.4%
Median Age 42.3
Average Family Size 2.77
White 772 98.3%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 10 1.3%
Other 1 0.1%
Mixed Race 2 0.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 3 0.4%

Estimated New Portland Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 799
Growth 14
Growth % 1.8%

New Portland 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 18.5%
French (except Basque) 15%
US/American 13.7%
Irish 9.5%
German 9.2%
French Canadian 8.4%
Scottish 5.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.5%
Swedish 3%
Italian 2.5%
Finnish 1.7%
Scotch-Irish 1.4%
Acadian/Cajun 1.1%
Dutch 1.1%
Polish 0.9%
Norwegian 0.9%
Canadian 0.8%
Hungarian 0.5%
Greek 0.3%
Russian 0.3%
Danish 0.3%
Welsh 0.3%
Ukrainian 0.3%
British 0.3%
Swiss 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

North New Portland (04954, 04961)

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 Portland 785 $35,284
Anson 2,583 $30,888
Avon 504 $32,250
Embden 881 $35,833
Kingfield 1,103 $37,614
New Vineyard 725 $33,646
Strong 1,259 $36,250

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New Portland Community Library
PO BOX 185
New Portland, Maine
(207) 628-6561

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