Readfield, Maine

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Readfield, Maine

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Readfield College Educated Adults
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. State)
Top 9% Readfield Low Rate of Poverty
Median Family Income
(vs. State)
Top 14% Readfield Median Family Income
Racial Diversity
(vs. State)
Top 15% Readfield Racial Diversity
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. State)
Top 16% Readfield Well-Paid Single Men
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. State)
Top 16% Readfield People in Middle Class or Better

Comparative Profile of Readfield, Maine

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


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


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 10
Walking and Biking to Work 6 7
Public Transportation Use 5 4
Short Commute Times 4 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 7
Housing Recently Built 8 6
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 2
Affordability of Rents 2 2
People Living Alone 2 2
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 2

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Readfield Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 52 miles N of Portland, Maine (center to center)
Nearest Large City 150 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts
County Kennebec
Standard Zip Codes 04355
Phone Area Codes 207
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.387
Longitude -69.967

Readfield Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 9.6 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 29 F
Apr Temp 34 to 53 F
Jul Temp 60 to 81 F
Oct Temp 39 to 58 F
Annual Precip 42.3 inches
Distance 14.9 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
Distance 23.4 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
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Readfield Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,360 100%
Male 1,197 50.7%
Female 1,163 49.3%
Under 18 677 28.7%
18+ 1,683 71.3%
65+ 255 10.8%
Median Age 38.4
Average Family Size 3.1
White 2,306 97.7%
African-American 2 0.1%
Asian 10 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 6 0.3%
Other 2 0.1%
Mixed Race 32 1.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 25 1.1%

Estimated Readfield Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,543
Growth 183
Growth % 7.8%

Readfield 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 25.5%
US/American 19%
French (except Basque) 11.3%
Irish 9%
German 8%
French Canadian 5.4%
Italian 3.2%
Scottish 3.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3%
Swedish 2.6%
Norwegian 1.7%
Scotch-Irish 1.2%
Polish 1.2%
Lebanese 1%
Swiss 0.7%
Ukrainian 0.5%
Canadian 0.5%
Greek 0.4%
Pennsylvania German 0.4%
Latvian 0.4%
Hungarian 0.4%
Welsh 0.4%
Czechoslovakian 0.3%
Dutch 0.3%
Danish 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Readfield 2,360 $51,890
Belgrade 2,978 $42,321
Leeds 2,001 $42,557
Manchester 2,465 $59,048
Mount Vernon 1,524 $44,605
Wayne 1,112 $54,632
Winthrop 6,232 $47,533

Readfield Public Libraries

Readfield Community Library
Readfield, Maine
(207) 685-4089

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Readfield High Schools (2004)

Serves 513 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.4

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