Cousins Island, ME Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Cousins Island, Maine - Basic Facts

The Cousins Island Census Designated Place had a population of 513 as of July 1, 2016. Cousins Island ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Maine. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Cousins Island is located at latitude 43.7668 and longitude -70.143 in Cumberland County. The formal boundaries for the Cousins Island Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.06 sq. miles and a water area of 0.92 sq. miles. Cumberland County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 62 feet.

The Cousins Island Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2583555) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Cousins Island Census Designated Place is located within Town of Yarmouth, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cumberland County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Cousins Island population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Cousins Island: Cousin's Island.

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Cousins Island, ME Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 513
Population in Households 513
Population in Familes 434
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 484
Diversity Index2 6


Total Households 222
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 162
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 275 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 199 (72.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 24 ( 8.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 53 (19.3%)
Median Home Value $465,000
Average Home Value $587,500


Median Household Income $110,564
Average Household Income $143,058
Per Capita Income $60,769
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.74% 0.81%
Households 0.82% 0.89%
Families 0.2% 0.73%
Median Household Income   1.1%
Per Capita Income   1.34%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Cousins Island, ME - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cousins Island to the other 130 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Maine by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 123 6th
Population Density1 # 67 49th
Diversity Index2 # 126 4th
Median Household Income # 1 100th
Per Capita Income # 1 100th

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