New Sweden, Maine

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New Sweden, Maine

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy New Sweden Affordability of Rents
Racial Diversity
(vs. State)
Top 5% trophy New Sweden Racial Diversity
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% New Sweden College Educated Adults

Comparative Profile of New Sweden, Maine

Comparing New Sweden 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
Age of the Population 9 9
Male Share of the Population 9 9
Racial Diversity 6 10
Senior Citizens 5 7
Well-Paid Single Men 2 2
Female Share of the Population 2 2
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 7
Average Household Size 6 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 9 8
Median Family Income 6 6
People in Middle Class or Better 5 4
People Above Poverty 4 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 7 3
Short Commute Times 4 5
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1
Public Transportation Use 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 10 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 6
People Living Alone 2 3
Housing Recently Built 2 1

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New Sweden Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 249 miles NE of Portland, Maine (center to center)
Nearest Large City 348 miles NE of Boston, Massachusetts
County Aroostook
Standard Zip Codes 04762
Phone Area Codes 207
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 46.941
Longitude -68.121

New Sweden Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 6.6 miles
Jan Temp -0 to 19 F
Apr Temp 29 to 47 F
Jul Temp 55 to 76 F
Oct Temp 34 to 51 F
Annual Precip 37.4 inches
Station VAN BUREN 2
Distance 17.9 miles
Jan Temp -7 to 19 F
Apr Temp 27 to 46 F
Jul Temp 54 to 76 F
Oct Temp 32 to 52 F
Annual Precip 37.5 inches
Station HOULTON 5 N
Distance 53.1 miles
Jan Temp 1 to 23 F
Apr Temp 29 to 50 F
Jul Temp 55 to 78 F
Oct Temp 35 to 54 F
Annual Precip 41.3 inches
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New Sweden Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 621 100%
Male 314 50.6%
Female 307 49.4%
Under 18 140 22.5%
18+ 481 77.5%
65+ 93 15%
Median Age 43.4
Average Family Size 2.94
White 591 95.2%
African-American 1 0.2%
Asian 3 0.5%
American Indian & Alaskan 8 1.3%
Other 1 0.2%
Mixed Race 17 2.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 14 2.3%

Estimated New Sweden Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 664
Growth 43
Growth % 6.9%

New Sweden 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
Swedish 33.4%
French (except Basque) 16.9%
English 14.5%
Irish 9.6%
German 6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.9%
French Canadian 2.4%
Scotch-Irish 2.4%
Italian 2.2%
Scottish 1.4%
Polish 1.2%
US/American 1.2%
Dutch 1%
European 0.9%
Norwegian 0.7%
Portuguese 0.5%
Canadian 0.5%
Acadian/Cajun 0.3%
Danish 0.3%
Welsh 0.3%
Syrian 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
New Sweden 621 $42,563
Caribou 8,312 $38,378
Limestone 2,361 $39,135
Perham 434 $31,250
Stockholm 271 $36,750
Washburn 1,627 $34,122
Woodland 1,403 $35,250
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