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Overview

Introduction to Millinocket, Maine

Millinocket, Maine, in Penobscot county, is 157 miles NE of Portland, Maine and 256 miles NE of Boston, Massachusetts. The town benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns that it shares the Bangor metropolitan area with.

Millinocket History

Millinocket was originally settled in 1829 by Thomas Fowler and his family. With the islands in the Penobscot River, Millinocket means the land of many islands. The town was incorporated in 1901. During the 20th century, the town prospered and gained the reputation of being a small town.

Millinocket and nearby Attractions

  • Baxter State Park
  • Lumbermen's Museum
  • Memories of Maine Gallery
  • Katahdin Iron Works State Historic Site

Things To Do In Millinocket

Memories of Maine Gallery focuses on Maine photography and artwork. The Katahdin Iron Works State Historic is a major attraction for tourists. The Millinocket Baptist Church, Church of the Nazarene and First Pentecostal Church are some of local churches. The Baxter State Park comes with recreational options that visitors may find interesting. Tourists can also visit Lumbermen's Museum.

Millinocket Transportation

Bangor International Airport is a few minutes' drive away.

Millinocket Higher Education

One can pursue higher education at University of Maine, University of Maine at Augusta, University of Maine at Farmington, and Saint Josephs College.

Demographics

People

Total Population4,346
Male Share of the Population47.3%
Female Share of the Population52.7%
Senior Citizens29%
Employed Population 16+1,612
Age of the Population54

Families

% of people married47.4%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher11%
Median Earnings25+$24,774
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$23,559

Wealth

Median Family Income$43,065
% Above Poverty Level89.9%
% Below Poverty Level10.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home6.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work4%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone35.7%
Median Gross Rent$522
Median House Value$63,800

Ancestry

French Except Basque27.3%
Irish17%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)15.1%
Italian13.7%
English11.8%
Scottish8%
Canadian5.4%
German3.8%
Polish2.7%
Austrian1.1%
Dutch0.9%
Swedish0.9%
Lithuanian0.4%
Welsh0.3%
Finnish0.3%
Arab0.3%
Lebanese0.3%
Romanian0.2%
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Millinocket Almanac

CategoryValue
County Penobscot County
Standard Zip Codes4462
Phone Area Codes207
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude45.65
Approximate Longitude-68.69

Millinocket Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationMILLINOCKET
Distance0.7 miles
Jan Temp2 to 23 F
Apr Temp30 to 49 F
Jul Temp57 to 79 F
Oct Temp34 to 54 F
Annual Precip42.3 inches
StationRIPOGENUS DAM
Distance27.7 miles
Jan Temp-2 to 21 F
Apr Temp25 to 46 F
Jul Temp54 to 77 F
Oct Temp32 to 53 F
Annual Precip39.7 inches
StationDANFORTH
Distance40.8 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
East Millinocket1,670$50,917

Millinocket Public Libraries

Millinocket Memorial Library
5 MAINE AVENUE
Millinocket, Maine
(207) 723-7020

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Millinocket Hospitals

Millinocket Regional Hospital
(Non-profit)
200 Somerset Street
(207) 723-5161

Millinocket Public Schools

Granite Street School
191 Granite Street
ZIP: 4462
(207) 723-6425
Primary
Total Enrollment 254
Stearns Jr-sr High School
199 State Street
ZIP: 4462
(207) 723-6430
High
Total Enrollment 245
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