Patten, Maine

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Patten, Maine

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 4% trophy Patten Affordability of Property Taxes
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 9% Patten Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Patten, Maine

Comparing Patten 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 10 10
Male Share of the Population 9 8
Senior Citizens 8 10
Well-Paid Single Men 3 3
Female Share of the Population 2 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 3
Racial Diversity 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 4
Average Household Size 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 3 2
People in Middle Class or Better 3 2
People Above Poverty 3 2
College Educated Adults 2 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 8 9
Walking and Biking to Work 7 8
Public Transportation Use 7 7
Working at Home 4 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 3
Affordability of Rents 9 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 6 8
People Living Alone 5 8
Housing Recently Built 4 2

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Patten Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 184 miles NE of Portland, Maine (center to center)
Nearest Large City 283 miles NE of Boston, Massachusetts
County Penobscot
Metro Area Bangor
Standard Zip Codes 04765
Phone Area Codes 207
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 45.996
Longitude -68.446

Patten Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 26.9 miles
Jan Temp 2 to 23 F
Apr Temp 30 to 49 F
Jul Temp 57 to 79 F
Oct Temp 34 to 54 F
Annual Precip 42.3 inches
Station HOULTON 5 N
Distance 32.6 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
Distance 36.3 miles
Jan Temp -2 to 21 F
Apr Temp 25 to 46 F
Jul Temp 54 to 77 F
Oct Temp 32 to 53 F
Annual Precip 39.7 inches
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Patten Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,111 100%
Male 557 50.1%
Female 554 49.9%
Under 18 238 21.4%
18+ 873 78.6%
65+ 220 19.8%
Median Age 43.9
Average Family Size 2.76
White 1,104 99.4%
African-American 2 0.2%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 5 0.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 0 0%

Estimated Patten Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,105
Growth -6
Growth % -0.5%

Patten 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
US/American 23.2%
French (except Basque) 18.1%
Irish 16.9%
English 15%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.7%
Scottish 4.8%
German 4%
Scotch-Irish 3.7%
Italian 1.9%
Swedish 1.7%
French Canadian 1.6%
Dutch 1.3%
Polish 0.4%
Canadian 0.4%
European 0.3%
African 0.2%
Finnish 0.2%
Norwegian 0.2%
Welsh 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Patten 1,111 $35,000
Crystal 285 $28,750
Island Falls 793 $35,375
Mount Chase 247 $27,031
Oakfield 732 $30,556
Sherman 937 $32,500
Stacyville 405 $30,982

Patten Public Libraries

Patten - Veterans Memorial Library
Patten, Maine
(207) 528-2164

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