Penobscot, Maine

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Penobscot, Maine

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High Points

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

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Public Transportation Use
(vs. State)
Top 6% Penobscot Public Transportation Use
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Penobscot College Educated Adults

Comparative Profile of Penobscot, Maine

Comparing Penobscot 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
Senior Citizens 9 10
Male Share of the Population 7 4
Well-Paid Single Men 6 7
Well-Paid Single Women 5 6
Female Share of the Population 5 7
Racial Diversity 2 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 7
Average Household Size 4 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 9 8
People Above Poverty 7 8
People in Middle Class or Better 7 7
Median Family Income 6 6

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 8
Public Transportation Use 9 10
Short Commute Times 5 6
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1


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

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Penobscot Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 94 miles NE of Portland, Maine (center to center)
Nearest Large City 187 miles NE of Boston, Massachusetts
County Hancock
Standard Zip Codes 04476
Phone Area Codes 207
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.464
Longitude -68.711

Penobscot Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 14.5 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 30 F
Apr Temp 33 to 53 F
Jul Temp 58 to 79 F
Oct Temp 39 to 57 F
Annual Precip 46.8 inches
Distance 23.4 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 32 F
Apr Temp 32 to 53 F
Jul Temp 57 to 80 F
Oct Temp 38 to 58 F
Annual Precip 57.3 inches
Distance 23.8 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
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Penobscot Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,344 100%
Male 654 48.7%
Female 690 51.3%
Under 18 273 20.3%
18+ 1,071 79.7%
65+ 293 21.8%
Median Age 44.6
Average Family Size 2.79
White 1,318 98.1%
African-American 2 0.1%
Asian 4 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 5 0.4%
Other 4 0.3%
Mixed Race 11 0.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 6 0.4%

Estimated Penobscot Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,405
Growth 61
Growth % 4.5%

Penobscot 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 26.3%
US/American 23.5%
Irish 8.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.9%
German 5.3%
Scottish 5.2%
French Canadian 4.7%
French (except Basque) 3.4%
Italian 2.7%
European 1.7%
Polish 1.2%
Scotch-Irish 1.2%
Welsh 1.1%
Norwegian 1%
Swedish 0.8%
British 0.8%
Ukrainian 0.8%
Dutch 0.8%
Slovak 0.7%
Danish 0.6%
Swiss 0.6%
Hungarian 0.6%
Czechoslovakian 0.5%
Greek 0.3%
Scandinavian 0.3%
Eastern European 0.3%
Canadian 0.3%
Portuguese 0.2%
Lithuanian 0.2%
Romanian 0.2%
Finnish 0.2%
Russian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Penobscot 1,344 $42,368
Blue Hill 2,390 $41,688
Brooksville 911 $41,875
Castine 1,343 $65,500
Orland 2,134 $45,875
Stockton Springs 1,481 $42,847
Verona 533 $47,778
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