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People

Total Population 4,812
Male Share of the Population 50.3%
Female Share of the Population 49.7%
Senior Citizens 18%
Employed Population 16+ 2,543
Age of the Population 44

Families

% of people married 56.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 18%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $62,404
% Above Poverty Level 93.1%
% Below Poverty Level 6.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 1.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.7%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 18%
Median Gross Rent $565
Median House Value $120,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 11.6%
US/American 0%
English 19.2%
Irish 14%

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

Jay Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 58 miles N of Portland, Maine (center to center)
Nearest Large City 154 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts
County Franklin
Standard Zip Codes 04239
P.O. Box Zip Codes 04262
Phone Area Codes 207
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.503
Longitude -70.227

Jay 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 FARMINGTON
Distance 13 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 26 F
Apr Temp 29 to 52 F
Jul Temp 53 to 79 F
Oct Temp 33 to 57 F
Annual Precip 46.6 inches
Station RUMFORD 1 SSE
Distance 15.2 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 27 F
Apr Temp 32 to 52 F
Jul Temp 57 to 79 F
Oct Temp 37 to 57 F
Annual Precip 44.9 inches
Station LEWISTON
Distance 27.9 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, Jay, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

North Jay (04262)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Canton 821 $52,292
Chesterville 1,436 $44,338
Livermore 2,028 $54,063
Livermore Falls 1,366 $46,771
Peru 1,305 $53,864
Wilton 2,036 $40,417

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

Jay Public Libraries

Library
Jay-niles Memorial Library
983 MAIN STREET
Jay, Maine
(207) 645-4062

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Jay High Schools

JAY HIGH SCHOOL
33 COMMUNITY DRIVE
207-897-4336
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 328 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.9

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