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Overview

Introduction to Winthrop, Maine

Winthrop, Maine, in Kennebec county, is 46 miles N of Portland, Maine and 145 miles NE of Boston, Massachusetts. The town has a population of 6,232.

Winthrop History

Winthrop was previously known as Pondtown for its ponds and lakes. It was settled in 1765 by Timothy Foster. The town was incorporated as Winthrop in 1771 by the Massachusetts General Court. It was named in honor of John Winthrop, the first colonial governor of Massachusetts. The town became famous for its cattle and orchards. A sawmill was built in 1768, and a windmill soon followed.

Winthrop and nearby Attractions

  • Monmouth Museum
  • Maine State Museum
  • Peacock Beach State Park
  • Springbrook Golf Club

Things To Do In Winthrop

One can visit the Maine State Museum and the Monmouth Museum to learn more about the area’s history. The Peacock Beach State Park is an ideal place to spend a family day trip. Golfers can enjoy a round at the Springbrook Golf Club. The Maranacook Lake is also a popular local spot.

Winthrop Transportation

Bangor International Airport is nearby.

Winthrop Higher Education

Higher education institutes near Winthrop include the University of Maine at Augusta, the University of Maine at Farmington, Saint Joseph’s College and the University of Southern Maine.

People

Total Population 2,651
Male Share of the Population 46.4%
Female Share of the Population 53.6%
Senior Citizens 17.7%
Employed Population 16+ 1,393
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 52.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 31.9%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $67,943
% Above Poverty Level 95.9%
% Below Poverty Level 4.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 19 minutes
% Working from Home 11.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 16.4%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 30.5%
Median Gross Rent $674
Median House Value $154,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 14.5%
US/American 0%
English 20.2%
Irish 19.7%

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

Winthrop Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 46 miles N of Portland, Maine (center to center)
Nearest Large City 145 miles NE of Boston, Massachusetts
County Kennebec
Standard Zip Codes 04364
Phone Area Codes 207
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.305
Longitude -69.977

Winthrop 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 AUGUSTA AP
Distance 8.8 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 GARDINER
Distance 11.4 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
Station LEWISTON
Distance 18.5 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Hallowell 2,514 $63,292
Leeds 2,030 $60,000
Manchester 2,565 $82,500
Monmouth 4,068 $66,464
Readfield 2,556 $75,804
Wayne 1,112 $67,500

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

Winthrop Public Libraries

Library
Winthrop - Bailey Public Library
39 BOWDOIN STREET
Winthrop, Maine
(207) 377-8673

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Winthrop High Schools

WINTHROP HIGH SCHOOL
211 RAMBLER ROAD
207-377-2228
Serves 342 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.4

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