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.


Total Population 2,651
Male Share of the Population 43.5%
Female Share of the Population 56.5%
Senior Citizens 17.8%
Employed Population 16+ 1,335
Age of the Population 43


% of people married 52.2%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 33%
Median Earnings25+ $30,299
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $20,556


Median Family Income $63,717
% Above Poverty Level 94.9%
% Below Poverty Level 5.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 16 minutes
% Working from Home 13.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 17.8%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 28.9%
Median Gross Rent $690
Median House Value $161,400


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 14.3%
US/American 0%
English 24.3%
Irish 22.8%

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


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

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
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
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 2,471 $63,664
Leeds 2,010 $61,960
Manchester 2,575 $79,020
Monmouth 4,076 $65,951
Readfield 2,567 $74,688
Wayne 1,050 $71,250

Winthrop Public Libraries

Winthrop - Bailey Public Library
Winthrop, Maine
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