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Comparative Profile of Washington, Maine

Comparing Washington 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 9
Age of the Population 7 6
Well-Paid Single Men 6 6
Senior Citizens 2 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 4
Female Share of the Population 1 2
Racial Diversity 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 5
Average Household Size 7 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 7 5
People in Middle Class or Better 6 6
Median Family Income 5 5
People Above Poverty 4 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 9
Walking and Biking to Work 5 5
Public Transportation Use 4 3
Short Commute Times 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 7
Housing Recently Built 9 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 8
People Living Alone 3 5
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 5
Affordability of Rents 2 2

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Washington Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 61 miles NE of Portland, Maine (center to center)
Nearest Large City 157 miles NE of Boston, Massachusetts
County Knox
Standard Zip Codes 04574
Phone Area Codes 207
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.273
Longitude -69.367

Washington Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 11.9 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 29 F
Apr Temp 34 to 50 F
Jul Temp 59 to 76 F
Oct Temp 39 to 56 F
Annual Precip 51.2 inches
Distance 17.5 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
Distance 25.2 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 32 F
Apr Temp 35 to 50 F
Jul Temp 57 to 72 F
Oct Temp 43 to 55 F
Annual Precip 44.7 inches
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Washington Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,345 100%
Male 687 51.1%
Female 658 48.9%
Under 18 320 23.8%
18+ 1,025 76.2%
65+ 146 10.9%
Median Age 39.6
Average Family Size 2.96
White 1,329 98.8%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 1 0.1%
Mixed Race 14 1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 5 0.4%

Estimated Washington Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,425
Growth 80
Growth % 5.9%

Washington 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 25.5%
US/American 14.1%
Irish 9.1%
German 8%
French (except Basque) 6.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.5%
European 4%
Scottish 3.8%
Finnish 3.4%
French Canadian 3.1%
Italian 3%
Swedish 2.3%
Polish 2.1%
Scotch-Irish 2.1%
Russian 1.8%
Welsh 1.1%
Canadian 0.8%
Dutch 0.8%
Portuguese 0.6%
Romanian 0.6%
Eastern European 0.5%
British 0.5%
Lithuanian 0.4%
Swiss 0.3%
Austrian 0.2%
Greek 0.2%
Danish 0.2%
Norwegian 0.2%
Scandinavian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Washington 1,345 $40,486
Appleton 1,271 $41,731
Jefferson 2,388 $45,694
Liberty 927 $37,969
Searsmont 1,174 $40,000
Somerville 509 $40,455
Union 2,209 $41,050

Washington Public Libraries

Washington - Gibbs Library
Washington, Maine
(207) 845-2940

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