Solon, Maine

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Solon, Maine

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

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Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 17% Solon Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Solon, Maine

Comparing Solon 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
Age of the Population 9 8
Well-Paid Single Men 4 5
Senior Citizens 4 5
Racial Diversity 3 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 3
Female Share of the Population 1 1


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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 6 4
People in Middle Class or Better 4 3
People Above Poverty 3 2
Median Family Income 2 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 9 6
Walking and Biking to Work 5 5
Public Transportation Use 4 3
Short Commute Times 4 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 7
Housing Recently Built 8 5
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 9
People Living Alone 5 8
Affordability of Rents 4 6
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 4

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Solon Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 91 miles N of Portland, Maine (center to center)
Nearest Large City 189 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts
County Somerset
Standard Zip Codes 04979
Phone Area Codes 207
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.949
Longitude -69.858

Solon Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 10.4 miles
Jan Temp 4 to 26 F
Apr Temp 31 to 51 F
Jul Temp 56 to 79 F
Oct Temp 36 to 56 F
Annual Precip 39.5 inches
Distance 24.9 miles
Jan Temp 0 to 23 F
Apr Temp 27 to 47 F
Jul Temp 53 to 76 F
Oct Temp 33 to 53 F
Annual Precip 39.8 inches
Distance 29.1 miles
Jan Temp 1 to 26 F
Apr Temp 30 to 52 F
Jul Temp 56 to 79 F
Oct Temp 33 to 57 F
Annual Precip 42.8 inches
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Solon Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 940 100%
Male 500 53.2%
Female 440 46.8%
Under 18 206 21.9%
18+ 734 78.1%
65+ 131 13.9%
Median Age 42.1
Average Family Size 2.82
White 929 98.8%
African-American 4 0.4%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.2%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 4 0.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 4 0.4%

Estimated Solon Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 986
Growth 46
Growth % 4.9%

Solon 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 24%
French (except Basque) 16.3%
Irish 10.4%
German 9.6%
US/American 9%
French Canadian 7.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.3%
Scottish 4.7%
Italian 4.3%
Scotch-Irish 2%
Portuguese 1%
Polish 0.9%
Canadian 0.7%
Russian 0.7%
British 0.6%
Welsh 0.6%
Swedish 0.4%
Slovak 0.4%
Dutch 0.3%
Estonian 0.3%
Finnish 0.3%
Greek 0.3%
Ukrainian 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Solon 940 $32,500
Anson 2,583 $30,888
Athens 847 $32,841
Bingham 989 $31,538
Embden 881 $35,833
Madison 4,523 $36,750
Moscow 577 $32,500

Solon Public Libraries

Solon - Coolidge Library
Solon, Maine
(207) 643-2562

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