Wales, Maine

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Wales, Maine

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High Points

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

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Racial Diversity
(vs. State)
Top 10% Wales Racial Diversity

Comparative Profile of Wales, Maine

Comparing Wales 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
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 9
Well-Paid Single Men 5 5
Racial Diversity 5 10
Age of the Population 3 1
Senior Citizens 2 1
Female Share of the Population 1 1


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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 8 8
People Above Poverty 7 8
People in Middle Class or Better 7 8
College Educated Adults 5 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 7 3
Walking and Biking to Work 3 3
Public Transportation Use 3 2
Short Commute Times 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 10 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 5
Affordability of Rents 3 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 2
People Living Alone 1 1
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 1

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Wales Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 32 miles N of Portland, Maine (center to center)
Nearest Large City 130 miles NE of Boston, Massachusetts
County Androscoggin
Metro Area Lewiston - Auburn
Standard Zip Codes 04280
Phone Area Codes 207
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.11
Longitude -70.09

Wales Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 6.3 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 29 F
Apr Temp 35 to 54 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 40 to 58 F
Annual Precip 45.7 inches
Distance 16.9 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 28 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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Wales Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,322 100%
Male 684 51.7%
Female 638 48.3%
Under 18 375 28.4%
18+ 947 71.6%
65+ 117 8.9%
Median Age 34.9
Average Family Size 3.13
White 1,283 97%
African-American 9 0.7%
Asian 12 0.9%
American Indian & Alaskan 6 0.5%
Other 1 0.1%
Mixed Race 11 0.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 0 0%

Estimated Wales Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,431
Growth 109
Growth % 8.2%

Wales 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 Canadian 21.4%
French (except Basque) 21.3%
English 17%
US/American 9.5%
Irish 8.3%
German 5.5%
Scottish 5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.2%
Italian 2.8%
Scotch-Irish 1.3%
Polish 1%
Canadian 0.9%
Greek 0.5%
Finnish 0.5%
European 0.5%
Dutch 0.3%
Portuguese 0.3%
Czech 0.2%
Austrian 0.2%
Slovak 0.2%
Scandinavian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Wales 1,322 $47,880
Auburn 23,203 $44,012
Greene 4,076 $52,857
Lewiston 35,690 $40,061
Lisbon 9,077 $42,614
Litchfield 3,110 $42,220
Sabattus 4,486 $45,984
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Wales High Schools (2004)

Serves 590 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.5

Wales Colleges

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