Washburn, Maine

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Washburn, Maine

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

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Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Washburn Low Violent Crime
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 11% Washburn Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Washburn, Maine

Comparing Washburn 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
Age of the Population 9 9
Male Share of the Population 7 5
Senior Citizens 7 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 7
Well-Paid Single Men 4 4
Female Share of the Population 4 6
Racial Diversity 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 7
Average Household Size 4 4


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 9 6
Public Transportation Use 8 9
Walking and Biking to Work 6 6
Short Commute Times 6 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 8 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 1
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 6 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 8
People Living Alone 4 7
Housing Recently Built 4 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 10 10
Low Property Crime 7 7

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Washburn Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 239 miles NE of Portland, Maine (center to center)
Nearest Large City 338 miles NE of Boston, Massachusetts
County Aroostook
Standard Zip Codes 04786
Phone Area Codes 207
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 46.79
Longitude -68.158

Washburn Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 7.9 miles
Jan Temp -0 to 19 F
Apr Temp 29 to 47 F
Jul Temp 55 to 76 F
Oct Temp 34 to 51 F
Annual Precip 37.4 inches
Station VAN BUREN 2
Distance 28.1 miles
Jan Temp -7 to 19 F
Apr Temp 27 to 46 F
Jul Temp 54 to 76 F
Oct Temp 32 to 52 F
Annual Precip 37.5 inches
Distance 37.5 miles
Jan Temp -6 to 19 F
Apr Temp 26 to 46 F
Jul Temp 53 to 77 F
Oct Temp 32 to 52 F
Annual Precip 36.7 inches
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Washburn Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,627 100%
Male 799 49.1%
Female 828 50.9%
Under 18 334 20.5%
18+ 1,293 79.5%
65+ 283 17.4%
Median Age 42.3
Average Family Size 2.73
White 1,606 98.7%
African-American 2 0.1%
Asian 2 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 6 0.4%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 11 0.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 5 0.3%

Estimated Washburn Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,617
Growth -10
Growth % -0.6%

Washburn 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) 18.2%
US/American 15.8%
Irish 9.9%
French Canadian 9.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.4%
Scottish 3.8%
Swedish 3%
German 2.7%
Dutch 1.6%
Scotch-Irish 1.6%
Italian 1.1%
Canadian 1.1%
Welsh 0.6%
British 0.5%
Northern European 0.5%
Norwegian 0.2%
Danish 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Washburn 1,627 $34,122
Caribou 8,312 $38,378
Castle Hill 454 $35,625
Chapman 465 $43,542
Mapleton 1,889 $41,719
Perham 434 $31,250
Woodland 1,403 $35,250

Washburn Public Libraries

Washburn Memorial Library
Washburn, Maine
(207) 455-4814

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Washburn High Schools (2004)

Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 128 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.8

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1. Tracy City, Tennessee 87   28.8% 17.1% 11.6% 26 $28,864 5.7% 1.9% 1,679 21.7% 26.2 0.9% 5.4
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3. Corinth, New York 77   29.9% 17.1% 10.4% 22 $39,205 6.1% 1.9% 2,474 11.9% 27.9 0.4% 4.5
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