Thorndike, Maine

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Thorndike, Maine

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High Points

Thorndike 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 19% Thorndike Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Thorndike, Maine

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 6
Average Household Size 7 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 8 6
People Above Poverty 3 2
People in Middle Class or Better 3 2
Median Family Income 2 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 10
Public Transportation Use 8 8
Walking and Biking to Work 6 6
Short Commute Times 3 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 10 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 5
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 7
Affordability of Rents 5 7
People Living Alone 2 4

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Thorndike Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 79 miles NE of Portland, Maine (center to center)
Nearest Large City 177 miles NE of Boston, Massachusetts
County Waldo
Standard Zip Codes 04986
Phone Area Codes 207
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.578
Longitude -69.276

Thorndike Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 18.4 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 31 F
Apr Temp 33 to 53 F
Jul Temp 57 to 79 F
Oct Temp 38 to 59 F
Annual Precip 47.6 inches
Distance 18.7 miles
Jan Temp 5 to 28 F
Apr Temp 31 to 53 F
Jul Temp 57 to 81 F
Oct Temp 35 to 59 F
Annual Precip 41.6 inches
Distance 23.4 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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Thorndike Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 712 100%
Male 360 50.6%
Female 352 49.4%
Under 18 176 24.7%
18+ 536 75.3%
65+ 80 11.2%
Median Age 37.4
Average Family Size 2.89
White 705 99%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 2 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.3%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 2 0.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 2 0.3%

Estimated Thorndike Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 731
Growth 19
Growth % 2.7%

Thorndike 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
Irish 16.3%
English 16.3%
French (except Basque) 14.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 10.3%
German 8.6%
US/American 7.5%
Scottish 6.7%
Italian 4.4%
Polish 3.3%
French Canadian 2.1%
Welsh 1.9%
Scotch-Irish 1.5%
European 1.3%
Swedish 1%
Norwegian 0.8%
Greek 0.6%
Portuguese 0.6%
Canadian 0.4%
Russian 0.4%
Lithuanian 0.4%
Lebanese 0.4%
British 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Thorndike 712 $29,479
Brooks 1,022 $38,393
Freedom 645 $35,750
Jackson 506 $38,571
Knox 747 $39,107
Troy 963 $34,375
Unity 1,889 $36,696
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Thorndike High Schools (2004)

Serves 535 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.7

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