Sidney, Maine

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Sidney, Maine

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High Points

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

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People in Middle Class or Better
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Top 14% Sidney People in Middle Class or Better

Comparative Profile of Sidney, Maine

Comparing Sidney 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
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 10
Well-Paid Single Men 5 6
Well-Paid Single Women 5 6
Age of the Population 4 2
Female Share of the Population 3 4
Racial Diversity 2 5
Senior Citizens 2 1


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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 8 9
College Educated Adults 8 6
Median Family Income 8 8
People Above Poverty 7 8

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 7 4
Public Transportation Use 6 5
Short Commute Times 4 5
Walking and Biking to Work 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 10 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 5
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 6
Affordability of Rents 3 5
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 2
People Living Alone 2 2

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Sidney Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 58 miles NE of Portland, Maine (center to center)
Nearest Large City 157 miles NE of Boston, Massachusetts
County Kennebec
Standard Zip Codes 04330
Phone Area Codes 207
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.413
Longitude -69.729

Sidney Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 7.5 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 13.8 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 26.9 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 30 F
Apr Temp 34 to 53 F
Jul Temp 58 to 79 F
Oct Temp 39 to 57 F
Annual Precip 46.9 inches
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Sidney Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 3,514 100%
Male 1,747 49.7%
Female 1,767 50.3%
Under 18 950 27%
18+ 2,564 73%
65+ 313 8.9%
Median Age 36.4
Average Family Size 3.02
White 3,471 98.8%
African-American 2 0.1%
Asian 10 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 6 0.2%
Other 4 0.1%
Mixed Race 19 0.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 15 0.4%

Estimated Sidney Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 3,948
Growth 434
Growth % 12.4%

Sidney 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
French (except Basque) 23.8%
French Canadian 18.8%
English 18.4%
US/American 11.5%
Irish 6.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.4%
German 2.9%
Scottish 2.8%
Italian 2.4%
Scotch-Irish 2.4%
Polish 0.8%
Canadian 0.7%
Swedish 0.6%
European 0.6%
Dutch 0.5%
Lebanese 0.3%
Norwegian 0.3%
Russian 0.3%
British 0.2%
Welsh 0.2%
Portuguese 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Togus (04330)

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)
Sidney 3,514 $47,281
Augusta 18,560 $42,230
Belgrade 2,978 $42,321
Hallowell 2,467 $50,643
Manchester 2,465 $59,048
Oakland 5,959 $43,654
Vassalboro 4,047 $40,192
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