Prospect, Maine

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Prospect, Maine

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. State)
Top 15% Prospect Well-Paid Single Men
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 16% Prospect Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Prospect, Maine

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 5
Average Household Size 7 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 6 4
People in Middle Class or Better 6 6
People Above Poverty 6 6
Median Family Income 6 6

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 9 6
Public Transportation Use 8 8
Walking and Biking to Work 3 2
Short Commute Times 2 2


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

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Prospect Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 92 miles NE of Portland, Maine (center to center)
Nearest Large City 187 miles NE of Boston, Massachusetts
County Waldo
Metro Area Bangor
Standard Zip Codes 04981
Phone Area Codes 207
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.553
Longitude -68.865

Prospect Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 12.5 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 31 F
Apr Temp 33 to 53 F
Jul Temp 57 to 79 F
Oct Temp 38 to 59 F
Annual Precip 47.6 inches
Distance 17.2 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
Station ORONO
Distance 25.9 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 28 F
Apr Temp 32 to 52 F
Jul Temp 56 to 80 F
Oct Temp 36 to 55 F
Annual Precip 40.2 inches
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Prospect Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 642 100%
Male 342 53.3%
Female 300 46.7%
Under 18 170 26.5%
18+ 472 73.5%
65+ 60 9.3%
Median Age 37.4
Average Family Size 2.86
White 633 98.6%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.2%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 8 1.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 1 0.2%

Estimated Prospect Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 651
Growth 9
Growth % 1.4%

Prospect 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%
US/American 23.3%
Irish 14.7%
French (except Basque) 7.4%
French Canadian 4.7%
German 3.9%
Italian 3.3%
Finnish 2.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2.3%
Scottish 2.1%
Scotch-Irish 1.9%
Swedish 1.9%
Polish 1.4%
European 1.4%
British 1.2%
Latvian 0.6%
Portuguese 0.6%
Dutch 0.4%
Canadian 0.4%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Prospect 642 $41,406
Bucksport 4,908 $41,818
Frankfort 1,041 $35,924
Orland 2,134 $45,875
Stockton Springs 1,481 $42,847
Verona 533 $47,778
Winterport 3,602 $50,041
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