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Overview

Introduction to Winslow, Maine

Winslow, Maine, in Kennebec county, is 68 miles NE of Portland, Maine and 167 miles NE of Boston, Massachusetts. There are an estimated 7,743 people in the town.

Winslow History

The original settlers of Winslow were the colonists from Plymouth Colony. Some descendants of the early settlers still live in Winslow. It was named after General John Winslow, who supervised the building of Fort Halifax. General Winslow was a descendent of Edward Winslow who established the town of Marshfield after arriving on the Mayflower. Early routes for food and good transportation were provided by the Sebasticook and Kennebec rivers.

Winslow and nearby Attractions

  • Maine State Museum
  • Lake Saint George State Park
  • Winslow Memorial Park
  • Fort Halifax State Historic Site

Things To Do In Winslow

The Maine State Museum is a major attraction for tourists. The Lake Saint George State Park and the Winslow Memorial Park come with a wide variety of recreational facilities. The Fort Halifax State Historic Site is a major tourist attraction. One can also stroll by the Sebasticook River and the Pattee Pond, which is quite a relaxing experience.

Winslow Transportation

Bangor International Airport is nearby.

Winslow Higher Education

Higher education can be pursued at the University of Maine at Augusta, the University of Maine at Farmington, the University of Maine and Saint Joseph’s College.

People

Total Population 7,661
Male Share of the Population 47%
Female Share of the Population 53%
Senior Citizens 17.4%
Employed Population 16+ 3,775
Age of the Population 43

Families

% of people married 48.5%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 24.5%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $60,820
% Above Poverty Level 84.2%
% Below Poverty Level 15.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 4.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.4%
% Using Public Transportation 0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 28.6%
Median Gross Rent $655
Median House Value $139,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 16%
US/American 0.1%
English 16.5%
Irish 14.2%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Winslow Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 68 miles NE of Portland, Maine (center to center)
Nearest Large City 167 miles NE of Boston, Massachusetts
County Kennebec
Standard Zip Codes 04901
Phone Area Codes 207
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.546
Longitude -69.621

Winslow Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station WATERVILLE TREATMENT PLT
Distance 1.7 miles
Jan Temp 5 to 28 F
Apr Temp 31 to 53 F
Jul Temp 57 to 81 F
Oct Temp 35 to 59 F
Annual Precip 41.6 inches
Station AUGUSTA AP
Distance 18.2 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 29 F
Apr Temp 34 to 53 F
Jul Temp 60 to 81 F
Oct Temp 39 to 58 F
Annual Precip 42.3 inches
Station MADISON
Distance 21.7 miles
Jan Temp 4 to 26 F
Apr Temp 31 to 51 F
Jul Temp 56 to 79 F
Oct Temp 36 to 56 F
Annual Precip 39.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Benton 2,689 $50,298
China 4,287 $52,475
Fairfield 3,105 $45,870
Oakland 2,448 $71,250
Vassalboro 4,311 $55,000
Waterville 15,989 $53,198

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Winslow Public Libraries

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Winslow, Maine
(207) 872-1978
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Winslow High Schools

WINSLOW HIGH SCHOOL
14 DANIELSON STREET
207-872-1990
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 627 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.3

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