Overview

Introduction to Winslow, Maine

Winslow, Maine, in Kennebec county, is 68 miles NE of Portland, Maine and 167 miles NE of Boston, Massachusetts.

Winslow History

The original settlers of Winslow were the colonists from Plymouth Colony. Some descendants of the early settlers still live in Winslow. It was named after General John Winslow, who supervised the building of Fort Halifax. General Winslow was a descendant of Edward Winslow who established the town of Marshfield after arriving on the Mayflower. Early routes for food and good transportation were provided by the Sebasticook and Kennebec rivers.

Winslow and nearby Attractions

  • Maine State Museum
  • Lake Saint George State Park
  • Winslow Memorial Park
  • Fort Halifax State Historic Site

Things To Do In Winslow

The Maine State Museum is a major attraction for tourists. The Lake Saint George State Park and the Winslow Memorial Park come with a wide variety of recreational facilities. The Fort Halifax State Historic Site is a major tourist attraction. One can also stroll by the Sebasticook River and the Pattee Pond, which is quite a relaxing experience.

Winslow Transportation

Bangor International Airport is nearby.

Winslow Higher Education

Higher education can be pursued at the University of Maine at Augusta, the University of Maine at Farmington, the University of Maine and Saint Joseph’s College.

Demographics

People

Total Population5,004
Male Share of the Population47.7%
Female Share of the Population52.3%
Senior Citizens20.1%
Employed Population 16+2,544
Age of the Population45

Families

% of people married45.4%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher25.9%
Median Earnings25+$35,640
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$43,571
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,793

Wealth

Median Family Income$69,012
% Above Poverty Level87.7%
% Below Poverty Level12.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home2.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.3%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone30.4%
Median Gross Rent$800
Median House Value$128,000

Ancestry

French Except Basque24.1%
Canadian17.2%
English15.1%
Irish14.1%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)13.3%
Scottish4%
Italian3.6%
German3.4%
Greek1.8%
Polish1.5%
Swedish1%
Russian0.9%
Lithuanian0.9%
Welsh0.7%
Danishn0.7%
Portuguese0.6%
Swiss0.3%
Latvian0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Dutch0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Austrian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Arab0.1%
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Winslow Almanac

CategoryValue
CountyKennebec County
Standard Zip Codes04901
Phone Area Codes207
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude44.56
Approximate Longitude-69.55

Winslow Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationWATERVILLE TREATMENT PLT
Distance1.7 miles
Jan Temp5 to 28 F
Apr Temp31 to 53 F
Jul Temp57 to 81 F
Oct Temp35 to 59 F
Annual Precip41.6 inches
StationAUGUSTA AP
Distance18.2 miles
Jan Temp11 to 29 F
Apr Temp34 to 53 F
Jul Temp60 to 81 F
Oct Temp39 to 58 F
Annual Precip42.3 inches
StationMADISON
Distance21.7 miles
Jan Temp4 to 26 F
Apr Temp31 to 51 F
Jul Temp56 to 79 F
Oct Temp36 to 56 F
Annual Precip39.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Fairfield3,152$32,090
Oakland2,292$76,317
Waterville16,515$56,441

Winslow Public Libraries

Winslow Public Library
136 HALIFAX STREET
Winslow, Maine
(207) 872-1978

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Winslow Public Schools

Winslow Elementary School
285 Benton Avenue
ZIP: 4901
(207) 872-1967
Primary
Total Enrollment 479
Winslow High School
20 Danielson Street
ZIP: 4901
(207) 872-1990
High
Total Enrollment 450
Winslow Junior High School
6 Danielson Street
ZIP: 4901
(207) 872-1973
Middle
Total Enrollment 290

Winslow Private Schools

St John Catholic School
15 S Garand St
ZIP: 4901
Elementary
Total Enrollment 84
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