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Overview

Introduction to Houlton, Maine

Houlton, Maine, in Aroostook county, is 207 miles NE of Portland, Maine and 305 miles NE of Boston, Massachusetts.

Houlton History

In 1828, the US government founded a military post known as the Hancock barracks. The town was officially incorporated in 1831. Three 1st Artillery Regiment manned Houlton in the Civil War. The post in was abandoned in 1875.

Houlton and nearby Attractions

  • Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum
  • Houltons Market Square
  • Monument Park
  • Houlton Shopping Plaza

Things To Do In Houlton

Houlton Community Park and Monument Park are popular local recreational spots. Tourist can also plan a trip to the Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum. Each year, festivals and events like the Houlton Fair and Moose Stomper's Weekend are hosted by Houlton.

Houlton Transportation

Bangor International Airport offers air transportation facilities.

Houlton Higher Education

Higher education institutes near the town include the University of Maine, the University of Maine at Augusta, the University of Maine at Farmington and Saint Joseph’s College.

Demographics

People

Total Population4,746
Male Share of the Population47.8%
Female Share of the Population52.2%
Senior Citizens24.4%
Employed Population 16+2,179
Age of the Population46

Families

% of people married47.3%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher16.8%
Median Earnings25+$29,348
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,670

Wealth

Median Family Income$48,464
% Above Poverty Level82.2%
% Below Poverty Level17.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time14 minutes
% Working from Home2%
% Walking and Biking to Work7.1%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone38%
Median Gross Rent$515
Median House Value$91,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)18.1%
Irish15.7%
French Except Basque13%
English10.8%
Scottish5%
German4.7%
Canadian3.3%
Italian2.3%
Danishn0.7%
Portuguese0.6%
Norwegian0.5%
Dutch0.4%
Swedish0.4%
Austrian0.3%
Welsh0.3%
Polish0.3%
Russian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
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Houlton Almanac

CategoryValue
County Aroostook County
Standard Zip Codes4730
P.O. Box Zip Codes4761
Phone Area Codes207
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude46.11
Approximate Longitude-67.83

Houlton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationHOULTON INTL AP
Distance2.1 miles
Jan Temp0 to 23 F
Apr Temp28 to 49 F
Jul Temp54 to 78 F
Oct Temp32 to 54 F
Annual Precip38.6 inches
StationHOULTON 5 N
Distance5.1 miles
Jan Temp1 to 23 F
Apr Temp29 to 50 F
Jul Temp55 to 78 F
Oct Temp35 to 54 F
Annual Precip41.3 inches
StationDANFORTH
Distance31.8 miles
Jan Temp-3 to 24 F
Apr Temp28 to 49 F
Jul Temp52 to 78 F
Oct Temp31 to 55 F
Annual Precip41.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income

Houlton Public Libraries

Cary Library-houlton
107 MAIN STREET
Houlton, Maine
(207) 532-1302

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Houlton Hospitals

Houlton Regional Hospital
(Non-profit)
20 Hartford Street
(207) 532-9471

Houlton Public Schools

Houlton Elementary School
60 South Street
ZIP: 4730
(207) 532-2285
Primary
Total Enrollment 417
Houlton High School
7 Bird Street
ZIP: 4730
(207) 532-6551
High
Total Enrollment 352
Houlton Junior High School
7 Bird Street
ZIP: 4730
(207) 532-6551
Middle
Total Enrollment 294
Houlton Southside School
65 South Street
ZIP: 4730
(207) 532-6027
Primary
Total Enrollment 289
Region Two Sch Of Applied Tech
5 Bird St 307
ZIP: 4730
(207) 532-9541

Houlton Private Schools

Carleton Project
18 Military St
ZIP: 4730
Secondary
Total Enrollment 57
Greater Houlton Christian Academy
27 School St
ZIP: 4730
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 108
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