Strong, Maine

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Rents
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Top 16% Strong Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Strong, Maine

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


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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 7 5
Median Family Income 4 3
People Above Poverty 4 3
People in Middle Class or Better 3 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 9 7
Walking and Biking to Work 7 7
Public Transportation Use 5 5
Short Commute Times 3 3


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

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Strong Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 79 miles N of Portland, Maine (center to center)
Nearest Large City 174 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts
County Franklin
Standard Zip Codes 04983
Phone Area Codes 207
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.807
Longitude -70.221

Strong Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 9.3 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 26 F
Apr Temp 29 to 52 F
Jul Temp 53 to 79 F
Oct Temp 33 to 57 F
Annual Precip 46.6 inches
Distance 16.6 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 23.7 miles
Jan Temp -3 to 22 F
Apr Temp 25 to 47 F
Jul Temp 52 to 76 F
Oct Temp 31 to 53 F
Annual Precip 40.6 inches
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Strong Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,259 100%
Male 624 49.6%
Female 635 50.4%
Under 18 319 25.3%
18+ 940 74.7%
65+ 180 14.3%
Median Age 39.4
Average Family Size 2.92
White 1,249 99.2%
African-American 2 0.2%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 4 0.3%
Other 1 0.1%
Mixed Race 2 0.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 16 1.3%

Estimated Strong Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,227
Growth -32
Growth % -2.5%

Strong 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 31.7%
US/American 17.5%
French (except Basque) 9%
Irish 9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.6%
Scottish 6.4%
German 5.2%
French Canadian 4%
Scotch-Irish 2.3%
Polish 1.7%
Italian 1.2%
British 1.2%
Lithuanian 0.8%
Canadian 0.7%
Dutch 0.7%
Finnish 0.6%
Swedish 0.4%
Hungarian 0.4%
Austrian 0.3%
Welsh 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Strong 1,259 $36,250
Avon 504 $32,250
Industry 790 $36,875
New Portland 785 $35,284
New Vineyard 725 $33,646
Phillips 990 $32,284
Temple 572 $34,931

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Strong Public Library
Strong, Maine
(207) 684-4003

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Strong High Schools (2004)

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Serves 312 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13

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