Introduction to Old Town, Maine

Old Town, Maine is 118 miles NE of Portland, Maine and 215 miles NE of Boston, Massachusetts. It is in Penobscot county. The city is part of the Bangor metro area. The population of Old Town is 8,130.

Old Town History

The Abenaki Indians were the original inhabitants of the present day town of Old Town. They called the area Pannawambskek, which means "where the ledges spread out." In the 1680s, the French established a mission in the area. The English settlers arrived in the town in 1774. It was incorporated in 1840.

Old Town and nearby Attractions

  • Old Town Museum
  • Maine Folklife Center
  • Penobscot Nation Museum
  • Fort Knox State Historic Site
  • Peaks - Kenny State Park

Things To Do In Old Town

The Peaks-Kenny State Park and the Fort Knox State Historic Site are popular local recreational spots. Some of the local parks include the Spencer Park, Binette Park and the Old Town Park.

Old Town Transportation

Bangor International is the nearest major airport.

Old Town Higher Education

The University of Maine is nearby. From Old Town, one can also attend the University of Southern Maine, the University of New England-University Campus and the University of Maine at Augusta.


Total Population 7,756
Male Share of the Population 49.9%
Female Share of the Population 50.1%
Senior Citizens 13.4%
Employed Population 16+ 3,992
Age of the Population 33


% of people married 44.8%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 26.8%
Median Earnings25+ $27,852
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $12,162
Median Earnings With High School Degree $21,121


Median Family Income $53,782
% Above Poverty Level 69.8%
% Below Poverty Level 30.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 5%
% Using Public Transportation 0.9%


People Living Alone 28.1%
Median Gross Rent $684
Median House Value $125,400


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 15.4%
US/American 0.2%
English 16.2%
Irish 17.3%

Old Town Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 118 miles NE of Portland, Maine (center to center)
Nearest Large City 215 miles NE of Boston, Massachusetts
County Penobscot
Metro Area Bangor
Standard Zip Codes 04468
Phone Area Codes 207
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.934
Longitude -68.645

Old Town Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station ORONO
Distance 2.6 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 28 F
Apr Temp 32 to 52 F
Jul Temp 56 to 80 F
Oct Temp 36 to 55 F
Annual Precip 40.2 inches
Distance 12.5 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 28 F
Apr Temp 33 to 53 F
Jul Temp 59 to 80 F
Oct Temp 38 to 57 F
Annual Precip 39.5 inches
Distance 30.4 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Indian Island (04468)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Alton 893 $48,750
Bradley 1,420 $59,875
Eddington 2,374 $67,667
Milford 2,256 $51,645
Orono 9,514 $82,500
Veazie 1,959 $80,300

Old Town Public Libraries

Old Town Public Library
Old Town, Maine
(207) 827-3972
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Student/teacher ratio: 15.8

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