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Overview

Introduction to Lisbon, Maine

Lisbon, Maine, in Androscoggin county, is 26 miles N of Portland, Maine and 125 miles NE of Boston, Massachusetts. The town benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns that it shares the Lewiston-Auburn metropolitan area with.

Lisbon History

This community was previously a part of Bowdoin. The town was incorporated as Thompsonborough in 1799. The town was renamed Lisbon in 1802. It was named after Lisbon, Portugal. Lisbon annexed the remaining portion of the Little River Plantation in 1808 and named the area Lisbon Falls.

Lisbon and nearby Attractions

  • Beaver Park
  • Bates College Museum of Art
  • Bradbury Mountain State Park
  • Lisbon United Methodist Church

Things To Do In Lisbon

Tourists can enjoy the recreational facilities offered at Beaver Park. The Bates College Museum of Art is a notable site for those interested in history and art. The Lisbon United Methodist Church and Saint Annes Catholic Church are the local houses of worship. One can also plan a trip to the Bradbury Mountain State Park. The Moxie Festival is hosted by the town of Lisbon every year.

Lisbon Transportation

Portland International Airport offers air transportation facilities.

Lisbon Higher Education

Demographics

People

Total Population8,873
Male Share of the Population51.2%
Female Share of the Population48.8%
Senior Citizens11.7%
Employed Population 16+4,413
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married48.2%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher17%
Median Earnings25+$33,664
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$32,222
Median Earnings With High School Degree$32,485

Wealth

Median Family Income$64,716
% Above Poverty Level92.4%
% Below Poverty Level7.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home1.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work1%
% Using Public Transportation0.6%

Housing

People Living Alone29.2%
Median Gross Rent$717
Median House Value$137,500

Ancestry

English19.9%
French Except Basque19.3%
Canadian17.6%
Irish15%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)8%
Italian5.8%
Scottish3.1%
Polish3%
Swedish2.8%
Slovak2.4%
Swiss1.7%
Welsh1.6%
Portuguese1.2%
Greek1%
Norwegian0.7%
Danishn0.6%
Russian0.3%
Czech0.2%
Ukrainian0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Albanian0.1%
Dutch0.1%
German0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
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Lisbon Almanac

CategoryValue
County Androscoggin County
Standard Zip Codes4250, 4252
Phone Area Codes207
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude44.01
Approximate Longitude-70.12

Lisbon Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationLEWISTON
Distance7.3 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
StationGARDINER
Distance20.5 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
Distance28.5 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Auburn22,943$62,076
Bowdoin3,102$65,357
Durham3,918$84,667
Lewiston36,277$52,225
Sabattus5,006$59,882
Wales1,836$76,000

Lisbon Public Schools

Lisbon Community School
33 Mill Street
ZIP: 4250
(207) 353-4132
Primary
Total Enrollment 652

Lisbon Private Schools

Open Door Christian Academy
26 Gartley St
ZIP: 4250
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 77
Sources :
Study Online in Lisbon
Additional Resources
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