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People

Total Population 1,193
Male Share of the Population 48.2%
Female Share of the Population 51.8%
Senior Citizens 31.6%
Employed Population 16+ 721
Age of the Population 49

Families

% of people married 28.5%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 23.2%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $68,839
% Above Poverty Level 85.4%
% Below Poverty Level 14.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 1.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 51.2%
Median Gross Rent $734
Median House Value $207,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 23%
US/American 0%
English 26.1%
Irish 21%

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

Wiscasset Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 37 miles NE of Portland, Maine (center to center)
Nearest Large City 133 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 44.002
Longitude -69.666

Wiscasset 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 NEWCASTLE
Distance 7.4 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
Station GARDINER
Distance 15.9 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 28.2 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Wiscasset, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Westport Island (04578)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Alna 663 $74,375
Damariscotta 1,095 $56,250
Dresden 1,838 $66,688
Edgecomb 1,102 $57,841
Newcastle 697 $84,792

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

Wiscasset Public Libraries

Library
Wiscasset Public Library
21 HIGH STREET
Wiscasset, Maine
(207) 882-7161
Library Web Site

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Wiscasset High Schools

WISCASSET HIGH SCHOOL
272 GARDINER ROAD
207-882-7722
Serves 362 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.1

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