Princeton, Maine

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Princeton, Maine

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 7% Princeton Affordability of Rents
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Princeton Short Commute Times

Comparative Profile of Princeton, Maine

Comparing Princeton 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 4
Age of the Population 5 3
Senior Citizens 5 6
Female Share of the Population 4 7
Well-Paid Single Men 4 4
Racial Diversity 2 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 3
Average Household Size 5 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 5 5
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 9 9
Working at Home 7 3
Walking and Biking to Work 4 4
Public Transportation Use 3 3


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

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Princeton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 171 miles NE of Portland, Maine (center to center)
Nearest Large City 263 miles NE of Boston, Massachusetts
County Washington
Standard Zip Codes 04668
Phone Area Codes 207
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 45.223
Longitude -67.572

Princeton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 9.8 miles
Jan Temp 5 to 28 F
Apr Temp 30 to 52 F
Jul Temp 55 to 80 F
Oct Temp 35 to 58 F
Annual Precip 45.2 inches
Distance 10.6 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 27 F
Apr Temp 29 to 51 F
Jul Temp 55 to 79 F
Oct Temp 34 to 57 F
Annual Precip 44.7 inches
Distance 39.8 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 28 F
Apr Temp 31 to 50 F
Jul Temp 55 to 75 F
Oct Temp 37 to 56 F
Annual Precip 51.3 inches
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Princeton Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 892 100%
Male 435 48.8%
Female 457 51.2%
Under 18 243 27.2%
18+ 649 72.8%
65+ 130 14.6%
Median Age 37
Average Family Size 2.87
White 855 95.9%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 29 3.3%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 6 0.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 8 0.9%

Estimated Princeton Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 855
Growth -37
Growth % -4.1%

Princeton 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 23.4%
French (except Basque) 15.7%
Irish 13.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 12.7%
Scotch-Irish 8.2%
Scottish 6.4%
US/American 5.8%
German 3.9%
French Canadian 2.6%
Italian 2.4%
Canadian 1.4%
Lithuanian 0.7%
European 0.7%
Dutch 0.4%
Ukrainian 0.4%
Norwegian 0.4%
Latvian 0.4%
Polish 0.4%
Welsh 0.3%
Swedish 0.3%
Belgian 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Princeton 892 $39,464
Alexander 514 $33,125
Baileyville 1,686 $37,292
Calais 3,447 $39,118
Meddybemps 150 $36,250
Topsfield 225 $31,875
Waite 105 $31,667

Princeton Public Libraries

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