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Overview

Introduction to Gardiner, Maine

Gardiner, Maine, in Kennebec county, is 46 miles NE of Portland, Maine and 144 miles NE of Boston, Massachusetts.

Gardiner History

Gardiner was founded in 1754 by a prominent Boston physician named Dr. Sylvester Gardiner. At that time, it was named Gardinerstown. Early in 1760, the city was set off from Pittston. It was incorporated in 1803 as the town of Gardiner. In its early years, shipbuilding and trade were the primary industries. Gardiner was reincorporated as a city in 1849.

Gardiner and nearby Attractions

  • Old Fort Western
  • Pine Tree State Arboretum
  • Children's Discovery Museum
  • Peacock Beach State Park
  • Fort Edgecomb State Historic Site
  • Edward Arlington Robinson House

Things To Do In Gardiner

While in Gardiner, one can visit the Pine Tree State Arboretum and the Children's Discovery Museum. The Old Fort Western, a wooden fort built in 1754, is also nearby. The Peacock Beach State Park includes a small beach and swimming area and is ideal for a family day out. One can also visit the Damariscotta Lake State Park. Local music shows are organized at the Johnson Hall Theater.

Gardiner Transportation

Portland International Airport provides facilities for air transportation.

Gardiner Higher Education

One can pursue higher education at the University of Maine at Augusta, the University of Southern Maine and Saint Joseph’s College.

Demographics

People

Total Population5,672
Male Share of the Population44.7%
Female Share of the Population55.3%
Senior Citizens13.9%
Employed Population 16+2,522
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married45.9%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher24.9%
Median Earnings25+$36,468
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,793

Wealth

Median Family Income$58,984
% Above Poverty Level77.6%
% Below Poverty Level22.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home2.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work5.9%
% Using Public Transportation0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone33.4%
Median Gross Rent$672
Median House Value$137,400

Ancestry

English18.5%
French Except Basque14.7%
Irish13.9%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)12.3%
German10.1%
Canadian7.4%
Italian4.2%
Portuguese3.5%
Welsh3.2%
Scottish3.1%
Norwegian1.7%
Swedish1.6%
Dutch1.5%
Polish1.3%
Jamaican1.1%
West Indian1.1%
Danishn0.7%
Slovak0.7%
Finnish0.3%
Brazilian0.3%
Hungarian0.2%
Albanian0.2%
Austrian0.1%
Russian0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
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Gardiner Almanac

CategoryValue
County Kennebec County
Standard Zip Codes4345
Phone Area Codes207
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude44.19
Approximate Longitude-69.78

Gardiner Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationGARDINER
Distance1 miles
Jan Temp7 to 29 F
Apr Temp33 to 52 F
Jul Temp58 to 80 F
Oct Temp37 to 58 F
Annual Precip43.9 inches
StationNEWCASTLE
Distance17.3 miles
Jan Temp12 to 30 F
Apr Temp34 to 53 F
Jul Temp58 to 79 F
Oct Temp39 to 57 F
Annual Precip46.9 inches
StationLEWISTON
Distance23.7 miles
Jan Temp12 to 29 F
Apr Temp35 to 54 F
Jul Temp61 to 82 F
Oct Temp40 to 58 F
Annual Precip45.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Augusta18,626$58,125
Farmingdale1,974$51,685
Hallowell2,453$64,572
Randolph2,011$52,875

Gardiner Public Libraries

Gardiner Public Library
152 WATER STREET
Gardiner, Maine
(207) 582-3312

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Gardiner Public Schools

Gardiner Area High School
40 West Hill Road
ZIP: 4345
(207) 582-3150
High
Total Enrollment 642
Gardiner Regional Middle School
161 Cobbossee Avenue
ZIP: 4345
(207) 582-1326
Middle
Total Enrollment 465
Laura E Richards School
279 Brunswick Avenue
ZIP: 4345
(207) 582-3612
Primary
Total Enrollment 230
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