Phippsburg, Maine

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Phippsburg, Maine

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Median Family Income
(vs. State)
Top 9% Phippsburg Median Family Income
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. State)
Top 9% Phippsburg Well-Paid Single Men
Low Property Crime
(vs. State)
Top 10% Phippsburg Low Property Crime
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Phippsburg Low Violent Crime
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. State)
Top 16% Phippsburg Walking and Biking to Work
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Phippsburg College Educated Adults

Comparative Profile of Phippsburg, Maine

Comparing Phippsburg 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 10 10
Age of the Population 9 9
Well-Paid Single Men 9 10
Well-Paid Single Women 7 8
Senior Citizens 5 7
Racial Diversity 3 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 4
Female Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 9
Average Household Size 5 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 9 8
Median Family Income 9 10
People in Middle Class or Better 8 8
People Above Poverty 6 7

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 9
Walking and Biking to Work 8 9
Public Transportation Use 7 7
Short Commute Times 4 5


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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 9 9
Low Property Crime 9 10

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Phippsburg Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 24 miles NE of Portland, Maine (center to center)
Nearest Large City 119 miles NE of Boston, Massachusetts
County Sagadahoc
Standard Zip Codes 04562
Phone Area Codes 207
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.82
Longitude -69.815

Phippsburg Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 8.1 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 31 F
Apr Temp 33 to 54 F
Jul Temp 58 to 80 F
Oct Temp 37 to 59 F
Annual Precip 48 inches
Distance 21.2 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 30 F
Apr Temp 34 to 53 F
Jul Temp 58 to 79 F
Oct Temp 39 to 57 F
Annual Precip 46.9 inches
Distance 27.4 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 29 F
Apr Temp 33 to 52 F
Jul Temp 58 to 80 F
Oct Temp 37 to 58 F
Annual Precip 43.9 inches
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Phippsburg Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,106 100%
Male 1,083 51.4%
Female 1,023 48.6%
Under 18 472 22.4%
18+ 1,634 77.6%
65+ 318 15.1%
Median Age 42.8
Average Family Size 2.82
White 2,075 98.5%
African-American 6 0.3%
Asian 5 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 5 0.2%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 15 0.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 12 0.6%

Estimated Phippsburg Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,212
Growth 106
Growth % 5%

Phippsburg 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 31.5%
US/American 14.8%
Irish 9%
German 8.5%
French (except Basque) 7.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.3%
Scottish 4.5%
French Canadian 4.3%
Italian 2.2%
Norwegian 1.5%
Polish 1.4%
Welsh 1%
Scotch-Irish 1%
Dutch 0.9%
Greek 0.9%
Canadian 0.8%
Swedish 0.8%
Danish 0.6%
Scandinavian 0.4%
Russian 0.4%
British 0.4%
Yugoslavian 0.4%
Portuguese 0.4%
Lebanese 0.4%
Iranian 0.3%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
Eastern European 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Phippsburg 2,106 $53,631
Arrowsic 477 $61,875
Bath 9,266 $45,830
Georgetown 1,020 $58,438
Harpswell 5,239 $45,119
West Bath 1,798 $52,986
Westport 745 $42,625

Phippsburg Public Libraries

Phippsburg - Albert F. Totman Library
Phippsburg, Maine
(207) 389-2309
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1. Dallas, Pennsylvania 83.5   25.9% 17.8% 35.6% 23 $57,344 5.2% 2% 2,557 5.8% 23.9 1% 4.7
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