Porter, Maine

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Comparative Profile of Porter, Maine

Comparing Porter 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 7 5
Age of the Population 6 4
Senior Citizens 4 5
Female Share of the Population 4 6
Well-Paid Single Men 3 3
Racial Diversity 3 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 7 8
Portion of People Married 6 3


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 9 6
Public Transportation Use 6 6
Walking and Biking to Work 2 2
Short Commute Times 1 1


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

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Porter Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 35 miles W of Portland, Maine (center to center)
Nearest Large City 99 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts
County Oxford
Standard Zip Codes 04068
Phone Area Codes 207
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.795
Longitude -70.933

Porter Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 11 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 28 F
Apr Temp 29 to 53 F
Jul Temp 55 to 80 F
Oct Temp 32 to 58 F
Annual Precip 48.3 inches
Station TAMWORTH 3
Distance 19.7 miles
Jan Temp 5 to 28 F
Apr Temp 29 to 53 F
Jul Temp 53 to 80 F
Oct Temp 32 to 56 F
Annual Precip 51.1 inches
Distance 20.2 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 29 F
Apr Temp 31 to 54 F
Jul Temp 57 to 81 F
Oct Temp 34 to 59 F
Annual Precip 48 inches
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Porter Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,438 100%
Male 705 49%
Female 733 51%
Under 18 372 25.9%
18+ 1,066 74.1%
65+ 193 13.4%
Median Age 38.5
Average Family Size 2.92
White 1,395 97%
African-American 5 0.3%
Asian 5 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 7 0.5%
Other 3 0.2%
Mixed Race 23 1.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 10 0.7%

Estimated Porter Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,492
Growth 54
Growth % 3.8%

Porter 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 19.4%
US/American 17.1%
French (except Basque) 13.6%
Irish 13%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.5%
Italian 5%
Scottish 4.6%
Scotch-Irish 4.3%
German 4.2%
French Canadian 3.7%
Portuguese 1.4%
Swedish 1.3%
Finnish 0.9%
Norwegian 0.7%
British 0.6%
Dutch 0.6%
Danish 0.5%
Canadian 0.5%
Celtic 0.5%
European 0.4%
Polish 0.4%
Scandinavian 0.3%
Northern European 0.2%
Swiss 0.2%
Russian 0.2%
Lithuanian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Porter 1,438 $37,552
Brownfield 1,251 $39,886
Cornish 1,269 $46,477
Hiram 1,423 $36,964
Limerick 2,240 $44,917
Newfield 1,328 $41,563
Parsonsfield 1,584 $36,016
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