West Paris, Maine

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West Paris, Maine

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Comparative Profile of West Paris, Maine

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 4
Average Household Size 6 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 4 3
Median Family Income 3 3
People Above Poverty 3 2
College Educated Adults 2 1

Commute & Sprawl

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


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

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West Paris Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 48 miles N of Portland, Maine (center to center)
Nearest Large City 138 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts
County Oxford
Standard Zip Codes 04289
Phone Area Codes 207
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.324
Longitude -70.574

West Paris Climate

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  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 14.6 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 27 F
Apr Temp 32 to 52 F
Jul Temp 57 to 79 F
Oct Temp 37 to 57 F
Annual Precip 44.9 inches
Distance 23.6 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 31.7 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 28 F
Apr Temp 29 to 53 F
Jul Temp 55 to 80 F
Oct Temp 32 to 58 F
Annual Precip 48.3 inches
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West Paris Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,722 100%
Male 820 47.6%
Female 902 52.4%
Under 18 416 24.2%
18+ 1,306 75.8%
65+ 310 18%
Median Age 39.8
Average Family Size 2.9
White 1,701 98.8%
African-American 2 0.1%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 5 0.3%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 13 0.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 6 0.3%

Estimated West Paris Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,705
Growth -17
Growth % -1%

West Paris 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 34.2%
US/American 13.7%
Irish 12.3%
Finnish 6.5%
French (except Basque) 6%
German 5.3%
French Canadian 4.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.4%
Scottish 3%
Scotch-Irish 1.5%
Polish 1.1%
Canadian 1.1%
Italian 1%
Danish 1%
Dutch 0.8%
Swedish 0.6%
Ukrainian 0.6%
Lithuanian 0.6%
Portuguese 0.5%
Armenian 0.3%
Eastern European 0.2%
Jamaican 0.2%
Hungarian 0.2%
Welsh 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
West Paris 1,722 $35,714
Greenwood 802 $41,458
Norway 4,611 $34,464
Paris 4,793 $43,166
Sumner 854 $41,786
Waterford 1,455 $35,000
Woodstock 1,307 $38,750

West Paris Public Libraries

West Paris Public Library
West Paris, Maine
(207) 674-2004

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