Westport, Maine

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Westport, Maine

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

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College Educated Adults
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Top 15% Westport College Educated Adults
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. State)
Top 16% Westport Low Rate of Poverty

Comparative Profile of Westport, Maine

Comparing Westport 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 10 10
Male Share of the Population 8 6
Well-Paid Single Men 8 9
Well-Paid Single Women 7 8
Senior Citizens 7 8
Female Share of the Population 3 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 2
Racial Diversity 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 9
Average Household Size 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 9 8
People Above Poverty 8 9
Median Family Income 6 7
People in Middle Class or Better 6 6

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 10
Walking and Biking to Work 6 7
Public Transportation Use 5 4
Short Commute Times 3 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 9
Housing Recently Built 10 9
People Living Alone 4 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 3
Affordability of Rents 1 1
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 1

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Westport Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 31 miles NE of Portland, Maine (center to center)
Nearest Large City 126 miles NE of Boston, Massachusetts
County Lincoln
Standard Zip Codes 04578
Phone Area Codes 207
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.899
Longitude -69.708

Westport Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 11.2 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 31 F
Apr Temp 33 to 54 F
Jul Temp 58 to 80 F
Oct Temp 37 to 59 F
Annual Precip 48 inches
Distance 13.6 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 22.3 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
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Westport Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 745 100%
Male 369 49.5%
Female 376 50.5%
Under 18 167 22.4%
18+ 578 77.6%
65+ 128 17.2%
Median Age 44.8
Average Family Size 2.74
White 732 98.3%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 5 0.7%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 7 0.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 0 0%

Estimated Westport Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 817
Growth 72
Growth % 9.7%

Westport 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 29.4%
Irish 12.1%
US/American 11.6%
German 8.3%
Scottish 7.3%
Italian 6.2%
French Canadian 4.5%
French (except Basque) 4.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.6%
Scotch-Irish 2.2%
Polish 2.2%
Dutch 1.7%
Finnish 1.4%
Norwegian 1.2%
Portuguese 1%
Canadian 0.7%
European 0.5%
Swedish 0.3%
Hungarian 0.3%
Alsatian 0.3%
Lithuanian 0.3%
Lebanese 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Westport 745 $42,625
Arrowsic 477 $61,875
Boothbay 2,960 $45,761
Boothbay Harbor 2,334 $45,625
Southport 684 $52,750
West Bath 1,798 $52,986
Woolwich 2,810 $47,984
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