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Overview

Introduction to Old Town, Maine

Old Town, Maine is 118 miles NE of Portland, Maine and 215 miles NE of Boston, Massachusetts. It is in Penobscot county. The city is part of the Bangor metro area.

Old Town History

The Abenaki Indians were the original inhabitants of the present day town of Old Town. They called the area Pannawambskek, which means "where the ledges spread out." In the 1680s, the French established a mission in the area. The English settlers arrived in the town in 1774. It was incorporated in 1840.

Old Town and nearby Attractions

  • Old Town Museum
  • Maine Folklife Center
  • Penobscot Nation Museum
  • Fort Knox State Historic Site
  • Peaks - Kenny State Park

Things To Do In Old Town

The Peaks-Kenny State Park and the Fort Knox State Historic Site are popular local recreational spots. Some of the local parks include the Spencer Park, Binette Park and the Old Town Park.

Old Town Transportation

Bangor International is the nearest major airport.

Old Town Higher Education

The University of Maine is nearby. From Old Town, one can also attend the University of Southern Maine, the University of New England-University Campus and the University of Maine at Augusta.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,655
Male Share of the Population51.7%
Female Share of the Population48.3%
Senior Citizens14.5%
Employed Population 16+3,670
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married43.2%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher29.1%
Median Earnings25+$30,171
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,115
Median Earnings With High School Degree$22,145

Wealth

Median Family Income$52,869
% Above Poverty Level73%
% Below Poverty Level27%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time21 minutes
% Working from Home3.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work5.4%
% Using Public Transportation0.8%

Housing

People Living Alone28.1%
Median Gross Rent$694
Median House Value$123,400

Ancestry

French Except Basque17.5%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)17.2%
Irish16.5%
English13.1%
Canadian7.7%
German7.6%
Italian5.6%
Scottish4.9%
African2.2%
Danishn0.9%
Swedish0.9%
Norwegian0.9%
Dutch0.8%
Polish0.6%
Austrian0.6%
Ghanaian0.4%
Russian0.3%
Greek0.3%
Arab0.3%
Lebanese0.3%
US/American0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Welsh0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Czech0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Iranian0.2%
Portuguese0.1%
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Old Town Almanac

CategoryValue
County Penobscot County
Standard Zip Codes4468
Phone Area Codes207
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude44.95
Approximate Longitude-68.73

Old Town Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationORONO
Distance2.6 miles
Jan Temp8 to 28 F
Apr Temp32 to 52 F
Jul Temp56 to 80 F
Oct Temp36 to 55 F
Annual Precip40.2 inches
StationBANGOR INTL AP
Distance12.5 miles
Jan Temp8 to 28 F
Apr Temp33 to 53 F
Jul Temp59 to 80 F
Oct Temp38 to 57 F
Annual Precip39.5 inches
StationCORINNA
Distance30.4 miles
Jan Temp1 to 26 F
Apr Temp30 to 52 F
Jul Temp56 to 79 F
Oct Temp33 to 57 F
Annual Precip42.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Alton836$55,000
Bradley1,587$65,227
Eddington2,188$74,063
Milford2,166$58,371
Orono9,601$91,417
Veazie1,927$70,114

Old Town Public Libraries

Old Town Public Library
46 MIDDLE STREET
Old Town, Maine
(207) 827-3972

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Old Town Public Schools

Leonard Middle School
156 Oak Street
ZIP: 4468
(207) 827-3900
Middle
Total Enrollment 296
Old Town Elementary School
576 Stillwater Avenue
ZIP: 4468
(207) 827-1544
Primary
Total Enrollment 559
Old Town High School
203 Stillwater Avenue
ZIP: 4468
(207) 827-3910
High
Total Enrollment 490

Old Town Private Schools

Stillwater Montessori School
1024 Stillwater Ave
ZIP: 4468
Elementary
Total Enrollment 37
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