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People

Total Population 2,339
Male Share of the Population 50.5%
Female Share of the Population 49.5%
Senior Citizens 27.2%
Employed Population 16+ 1,174
Age of the Population 54

Families

% of people married 68.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 50.5%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $82,990
% Above Poverty Level 92.7%
% Below Poverty Level 7.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 17 minutes
% Working from Home 11%
% Walking and Biking to Work 8.7%
% Using Public Transportation 0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 27.3%
Median Gross Rent $893
Median House Value $391,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 3%
US/American 0%
English 37.8%
Irish 17.5%

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

Mount Desert Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 104 miles NE of Portland, Maine (center to center)
Nearest Large City 191 miles NE of Boston, Massachusetts
County Hancock
Standard Zip Codes 04660
Phone Area Codes 207
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.31
Longitude -68.36

Mount Desert 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 ACADIA NATIONAL PARK
Distance 5.4 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 32 F
Apr Temp 32 to 53 F
Jul Temp 57 to 80 F
Oct Temp 38 to 58 F
Annual Precip 57.3 inches
Station WEST ROCKPORT 1 NNW
Distance 39.9 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 29 F
Apr Temp 34 to 50 F
Jul Temp 59 to 76 F
Oct Temp 39 to 56 F
Annual Precip 51.2 inches
Station BANGOR INTL AP
Distance 40.7 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 28 F
Apr Temp 33 to 53 F
Jul Temp 59 to 80 F
Oct Temp 38 to 57 F
Annual Precip 39.5 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Mount Desert, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Otter Creek (04660)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bar Harbor 2,585 $63,427
Brooklin 794 $56,944
Cranberry Isles 133 $72,500
Southwest Harbor 753 $51,563
Swans Island 392 $71,875
Trenton 1,639 $57,450

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

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Mount Desert - Somesville Library
MAIN STREET
Mount Desert, Maine
(207) 244-7404

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