Shapleigh, Maine

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Shapleigh, Maine

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. State)
Top 7% Shapleigh Low Rate of Poverty
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. State)
Top 12% Shapleigh People in Middle Class or Better

Comparative Profile of Shapleigh, Maine

Comparing Shapleigh 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 8
Age of the Population 7 6
Well-Paid Single Men 6 7
Senior Citizens 5 6
Well-Paid Single Women 4 6
Racial Diversity 4 9
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 5
Female Share of the Population 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 9
Average Household Size 7 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 9 10
People in Middle Class or Better 9 9
College Educated Adults 7 5
Median Family Income 7 7

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 6 3
Walking and Biking to Work 3 3
Public Transportation Use 2 2
Short Commute Times 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 10
Housing Recently Built 10 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 6
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 3
People Living Alone 2 2
Affordability of Rents 2 1

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Shapleigh Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 30 miles W of Portland, Maine (center to center)
Nearest Large City 82 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts
County York
Standard Zip Codes 04076
Phone Area Codes 207
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.54
Longitude -70.848

Shapleigh Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 6.1 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 32 F
Apr Temp 33 to 57 F
Jul Temp 58 to 83 F
Oct Temp 37 to 61 F
Annual Precip 48.7 inches
Distance 23.3 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 32 F
Apr Temp 32 to 52 F
Jul Temp 57 to 76 F
Oct Temp 36 to 58 F
Annual Precip 47 inches
Distance 24.2 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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Shapleigh Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,326 100%
Male 1,169 50.3%
Female 1,157 49.7%
Under 18 560 24.1%
18+ 1,766 75.9%
65+ 334 14.4%
Median Age 39.7
Average Family Size 2.9
White 2,289 98.4%
African-American 5 0.2%
Asian 10 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 0.1%
Other 5 0.2%
Mixed Race 14 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 21 0.9%

Estimated Shapleigh Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,509
Growth 183
Growth % 7.9%

Shapleigh 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 21.4%
French Canadian 16.8%
French (except Basque) 12.5%
US/American 12.5%
Irish 9%
Italian 5.3%
German 3%
Greek 2.8%
Polish 2.7%
Swedish 2.3%
Scottish 2.2%
Scotch-Irish 1.5%
Norwegian 1.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 1.2%
Canadian 1%
Lebanese 0.9%
Finnish 0.6%
Austrian 0.4%
Russian 0.4%
Armenian 0.3%
European 0.3%
Welsh 0.3%
Czech 0.2%
Albanian 0.2%
Belgian 0.2%
Scandinavian 0.2%
Dutch 0.2%
Danish 0.2%
Lithuanian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Shapleigh, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

North Shapleigh (04076)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Shapleigh 2,326 $45,591
Acton 2,145 $45,353
Alfred 2,497 $47,625
Limerick 2,240 $44,917
Newfield 1,328 $41,563
Sanford 20,806 $43,021
Waterboro 6,214 $46,667

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Shapleigh, Maine
(207) 636-3630

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