New Sharon, Maine

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New Sharon, Maine

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

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Comparative Profile of New Sharon, Maine

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 6
Average Household Size 6 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 9 7
People in Middle Class or Better 5 4
Median Family Income 4 4
People Above Poverty 4 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 10
Walking and Biking to Work 7 7
Public Transportation Use 5 5
Short Commute Times 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 5
Housing Recently Built 9 6
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 8
People Living Alone 3 5
Affordability of Rents 2 2
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 1

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New Sharon Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 68 miles N of Portland, Maine (center to center)
Nearest Large City 166 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts
County Franklin
Standard Zip Codes 04955
Phone Area Codes 207
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.638
Longitude -70.016

New Sharon Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 7.3 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 26 F
Apr Temp 29 to 52 F
Jul Temp 53 to 79 F
Oct Temp 33 to 57 F
Annual Precip 46.6 inches
Distance 12.9 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 26.5 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 27 F
Apr Temp 32 to 52 F
Jul Temp 57 to 79 F
Oct Temp 37 to 57 F
Annual Precip 44.9 inches
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New Sharon Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,297 100%
Male 649 50%
Female 648 50%
Under 18 318 24.5%
18+ 979 75.5%
65+ 160 12.3%
Median Age 40.6
Average Family Size 2.99
White 1,283 98.9%
African-American 3 0.2%
Asian 4 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 0.2%
Other 1 0.1%
Mixed Race 3 0.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 6 0.5%

Estimated New Sharon Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,333
Growth 36
Growth % 2.8%

New Sharon 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 33.6%
French (except Basque) 10.5%
US/American 10.3%
Irish 9.1%
French Canadian 9%
Scottish 5.8%
Italian 4.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3%
German 2.8%
Scotch-Irish 2.7%
European 1.6%
Dutch 1.4%
Polish 1.3%
Greek 1.3%
Finnish 0.6%
Swedish 0.4%
Norwegian 0.4%
Portuguese 0.4%
Danish 0.3%
Celtic 0.3%
Welsh 0.2%
British 0.2%
Russian 0.2%
Canadian 0.2%
Czech 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
New Sharon 1,297 $37,171
Chesterville 1,170 $35,938
Farmington 7,410 $33,656
Industry 790 $36,875
Rome 980 $46,635
Starks 578 $33,462
Vienna 527 $41,146

New Sharon Public Libraries

New Sharon - Jim Ditzler Memorial Library
New Sharon, Maine
(207) 779-1128
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