Overview

Introduction to Hampden, Maine

Hampden, Maine, in Penobscot county, is 102 miles NE of Portland, Maine and 199 miles NE of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is considered part of the Bangor metropolitan area.

Hampden History

The original settler of the town was Benjamin Wheeler. Hampden was incorporated in the year 1794. It was named in honor of the English patriot John Hampden. In the War of 1812, around 400 local militia unsuccessfully tried to hold off a British regulars force at this town.

Hampden and nearby Attractions

  • Dorothea Dix Park
  • Northern Outdoor Whitewater Rafting
  • Maine Discovery Museum
  • Hamlin’s Marina

Things To Do In Hampden

One can visit Hamlin’s Marina and enjoy boat shows here. Acadia National Park, Dorothea Dix Park, and the Creative Playground are all popular local spots. The Maine Discovery Museum is worth visiting.

Hampden Transportation

Bangor International Airport is the nearest airport.

Hampden Higher Education

The University of Maine, the University of Maine at Augusta, the University of Maine at Farmington and Saint Joseph’s College are all nearby.

Demographics

People

Total Population3,889
Male Share of the Population50.9%
Female Share of the Population49.1%
Senior Citizens19.4%
Employed Population 16+2,343
Age of the Population48

Families

% of people married55.3%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher39.1%
Median Earnings25+$47,871
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$37,679

Wealth

Median Family Income$98,716
% Above Poverty Level96.8%
% Below Poverty Level3.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time17 minutes
% Working from Home5.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.6%
% Using Public Transportation0.7%

Housing

People Living Alone24%
Median Gross Rent$869
Median House Value$199,000

Ancestry

French Except Basque18.7%
English18.6%
Irish15.5%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)8.7%
Italian6.1%
Canadian6%
Scottish5%
Swedish2.4%
Arab2.3%
Welsh1.8%
German1.8%
Polish1.1%
Egyptian1%
Lebanese0.8%
Dutch0.8%
West Indian0.7%
Haitian0.7%
Syrian0.5%
Greek0.5%
Lithuanian0.4%
Norwegian0.4%
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Hampden Almanac

CategoryValue
CountyPenobscot County
Standard Zip Codes04444
Phone Area Codes207
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude44.73
Approximate Longitude-68.95

Hampden Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationBANGOR INTL AP
Distance4 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
StationCORINNA
Distance24.2 miles
Jan Temp1 to 26 F
Apr Temp30 to 52 F
Jul Temp56 to 79 F
Oct Temp33 to 57 F
Annual Precip42.8 inches
StationWATERVILLE TREATMENT PLT
Distance42.6 miles
Jan Temp5 to 28 F
Apr Temp31 to 53 F
Jul Temp57 to 81 F
Oct Temp35 to 59 F
Annual Precip41.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bangor32,098$65,806
Brewer9,123$74,331

Hampden Public Libraries

Edythe Dyer Community Library
269 MAIN ROAD NORTH
Hampden, Maine
(207) 862-3550

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Hampden Public Schools

Earl C Mcgraw School
20 Main Road N
ZIP: 4444
(207) 862-3830
Primary
Total Enrollment 338
George B Weatherbee School
22 Main Road N
ZIP: 4444
(207) 862-3254
Primary
Total Enrollment 338
Hampden Academy
89 Western Avenue
ZIP: 4444
(207) 862-3791
High
Total Enrollment 693
Reeds Brook Middle School
28a Main Road S
ZIP: 4444
(207) 862-3540
Middle
Total Enrollment 361
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