Pownal, Maine

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Pownal, Maine

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. State)
Top 4% trophy Pownal People in Middle Class or Better
Median Family Income
(vs. State)
Top 4% trophy Pownal Median Family Income
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. State)
Top 6% Pownal Low Rate of Poverty
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Pownal College Educated Adults
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. State)
Top 11% Pownal Walking and Biking to Work
Public Transportation Use
(vs. State)
Top 11% Pownal Public Transportation Use

Comparative Profile of Pownal, Maine

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 10
Average Household Size 8 9


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 10
Public Transportation Use 9 9
Walking and Biking to Work 8 9
Short Commute Times 3 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 8 6
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 1
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 2
Affordability of Rents 2 2
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 2
People Living Alone 1 1

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Pownal Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 16 miles N of Portland, Maine (center to center)
Nearest Large City 114 miles NE of Boston, Massachusetts
County Cumberland
Metro Area Portland
Standard Zip Codes 04069
Phone Area Codes 207
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.89
Longitude -70.21

Pownal Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 13.8 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 14.5 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 29 F
Apr Temp 35 to 54 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 40 to 58 F
Annual Precip 45.7 inches
Distance 26.9 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
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Pownal Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,491 100%
Male 740 49.6%
Female 751 50.4%
Under 18 363 24.3%
18+ 1,128 75.7%
65+ 150 10.1%
Median Age 41
Average Family Size 2.98
White 1,459 97.9%
African-American 7 0.5%
Asian 2 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 2 0.1%
Mixed Race 16 1.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 10 0.7%

Estimated Pownal Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,586
Growth 95
Growth % 6.4%

Pownal 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 27.1%
Irish 14.3%
US/American 12.1%
French (except Basque) 8.6%
Italian 6.4%
Scottish 5.2%
German 5.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.5%
French Canadian 3.3%
Dutch 2.3%
Scotch-Irish 2.3%
Swedish 1.8%
Norwegian 1.4%
Welsh 1.1%
Polish 1.1%
Scandinavian 0.9%
Canadian 0.7%
British 0.4%
Danish 0.4%
Northern European 0.3%
Finnish 0.3%
Acadian/Cajun 0.3%
Slovene 0.3%
Russian 0.3%
Czech 0.2%
Hungarian 0.2%
Croatian 0.2%
Greek 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Pownal 1,491 $60,000
Cumberland 7,159 $76,571
Durham 3,381 $55,028
Freeport 7,800 $58,134
Gray 6,820 $55,806
New Gloucester 4,803 $57,727
North Yarmouth 3,210 $65,000
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