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Overview

Introduction to Winthrop, Maine

Winthrop, Maine, in Kennebec county, is 46 miles N of Portland, Maine and 145 miles NE of Boston, Massachusetts.

Winthrop History

Winthrop was previously known as Pondtown for its ponds and lakes. It was settled in 1765 by Timothy Foster. The town was incorporated as Winthrop in 1771 by the Massachusetts General Court. It was named in honor of John Winthrop, the first colonial governor of Massachusetts. The town became famous for its cattle and orchards. A sawmill was built in 1768, and a windmill soon followed.

Winthrop and nearby Attractions

  • Monmouth Museum
  • Maine State Museum
  • Peacock Beach State Park
  • Springbrook Golf Club

Things To Do In Winthrop

One can visit the Maine State Museum and the Monmouth Museum to learn more about the area’s history. The Peacock Beach State Park is an ideal place to spend a family day trip. Golfers can enjoy a round at the Springbrook Golf Club. The Maranacook Lake is also a popular local spot.

Winthrop Transportation

Bangor International Airport is nearby.

Winthrop Higher Education

Higher education institutes near Winthrop include the University of Maine at Augusta, the University of Maine at Farmington, Saint Joseph’s College and the University of Southern Maine.

Demographics

People

Total Population2,654
Male Share of the Population44.2%
Female Share of the Population55.8%
Senior Citizens22.2%
Employed Population 16+1,275
Age of the Population45

Families

% of people married51.3%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher29.5%
Median Earnings25+$26,036
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$22,177

Wealth

Median Family Income$67,813
% Above Poverty Level94.5%
% Below Poverty Level5.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home12.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work17.1%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone26.9%
Median Gross Rent$738
Median House Value$183,300

Ancestry

English19.6%
Irish19.6%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)17%
French Except Basque16.3%
German13.3%
Italian6.4%
Scottish5%
Canadian5%
Polish3%
Dutch0.9%
Swedish0.7%
Russian0.7%
Latvian0.6%
Welsh0.5%
Ukrainian0.5%
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Winthrop Almanac

CategoryValue
County Kennebec County
Standard Zip Codes4364
Phone Area Codes207
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude44.31
Approximate Longitude-69.96

Winthrop Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationAUGUSTA AP
Distance8.8 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
StationGARDINER
Distance11.4 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
StationLEWISTON
Distance18.5 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Hallowell2,427$80,300
Leeds2,108$56,544
Manchester2,554$78,906
Monmouth4,053$67,092
Readfield2,547$78,378
Wayne1,098$72,955

Winthrop Public Libraries

Charles M. Bailey Public Library
39 BOWDOIN STREET
Winthrop, Maine
(207) 377-8673

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Winthrop Public Schools

Winthrop Grade School
23 Highland Avenue
ZIP: 4364
(207) 377-2241
Primary
Total Enrollment 449
Winthrop High School
211 Rambler Road
ZIP: 4364
(207) 377-2228
High
Total Enrollment 243
Winthrop Middle School
400 Rambler Road
ZIP: 4364
(207) 377-2249
Middle
Total Enrollment 198
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