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Overview

Introduction to Belfast, Maine

Belfast, Maine, in Waldo county, is 81 miles NE of Portland, Maine and 176 miles NE of Boston, Massachusetts. The city is included in the Bangor metropolitan area.

Belfast History

The area was initially occupied by the Abenaki Native Americans. It was named after Belfast in Northern Ireland. Belfast had its first European settlers in 1770. It was incorporated as a town in 1773. Belfast became the eighth city in Maine when it reincorporated as a city in 1853.

Belfast and nearby Attractions

  • Belfast Historical Society & Museum
  • Moose Point State Park
  • The Penobscot Marine Museum
  • Saint Margarets Church

Things To Do In Belfast

The Belfast Historical Society and Museum may prove exciting to those interested in the area’s history. The Camden Hills State Park and the Moose Point State Park offer several recreational facilities to all its visitors. The Penobscot Marine Museum is worth visiting. Belfast hosts many festivals such as the Maine Celtic Celebration and the Arts in the Park every year.

Belfast Transportation

Bangor International is the nearest major airport.

Belfast Higher Education

The University of Maine, the University of Maine at Augusta, the University of Maine at Farmington and the University of Southern Maine are all nearby.

Demographics

People

Total Population6,641
Male Share of the Population46.9%
Female Share of the Population53.1%
Senior Citizens22.9%
Employed Population 16+2,605
Age of the Population45

Families

% of people married47.7%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher41.4%
Median Earnings25+$27,344
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$16,910
Median Earnings With High School Degree$20,339

Wealth

Median Family Income$59,271
% Above Poverty Level77.4%
% Below Poverty Level22.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time18 minutes
% Working from Home12.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work7.7%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone28.5%
Median Gross Rent$764
Median House Value$209,200

Ancestry

English23.1%
French Except Basque13.3%
German11.7%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)11.5%
Irish11.1%
Scottish6.2%
Italian2.7%
Austrian2%
Finnish1.6%
Norwegian1.5%
Canadian1.4%
Polish1.3%
Arab0.9%
Swedish0.9%
Dutch0.9%
Portuguese0.8%
US/American0.7%
Russian0.6%
Hungarian0.5%
Bulgarian0.5%
West Indian0.4%
Jamaican0.4%
Welsh0.4%
Czech0.3%
Egyptian0.2%
Slovene0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Swiss0.2%
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Belfast Almanac

CategoryValue
County Waldo County
Standard Zip Codes4915
Phone Area Codes207
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude44.42
Approximate Longitude-69.02

Belfast Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationBELFAST
Distance1.8 miles
Jan Temp11 to 31 F
Apr Temp33 to 53 F
Jul Temp57 to 79 F
Oct Temp38 to 59 F
Annual Precip47.6 inches
StationWEST ROCKPORT 1 NNW
Distance17.2 miles
Jan Temp10 to 29 F
Apr Temp34 to 50 F
Jul Temp59 to 76 F
Oct Temp39 to 56 F
Annual Precip51.2 inches
StationBANGOR INTL AP
Distance27.5 miles
Jan Temp8 to 28 F
Apr Temp33 to 53 F
Jul Temp59 to 80 F
Oct Temp38 to 57 F
Annual Precip39.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Belmont985$50,625
Morrill946$54,261
Northport1,744$68,563
Searsport925$61,071
Swanville1,339$50,357
Waldo838$51,125

Belfast Public Libraries

Belfast Free Library
106 HIGH STREET
Belfast, Maine
(207) 338-3884

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Belfast Hospitals

Waldo County General Hospital
(Non-profit)
118 Northport Avenue
(207) 338-2500

Belfast Public Schools

Belfast Area High School
98 Waldo Avenue
ZIP: 4915
(207) 338-1790
High
Total Enrollment 554
Captain Albert W. Stevens School
31 Elementary Avenue
ZIP: 4915
(207) 338-3510
Primary
Total Enrollment 325
East Belfast School
14 Swan Lake Avenue
ZIP: 4915
(207) 338-4420
Primary
Total Enrollment 125
Troy A Howard Middle School
173 Lincolnville Avenue
ZIP: 4915
(207) 338-3320
Middle
Total Enrollment 358

Belfast Private Schools

River School
9a Beaver St
ZIP: 4915
Secondary
Total Enrollment 5
The School At Sweetser - Belfast
9 School St
ZIP: 4915
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 32
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