Bucksport, ME Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Bucksport, Maine - Basic Facts

The Bucksport Census Designated Place had a population of 2,909 as of July 1, 2016. Bucksport ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Maine. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Bucksport is located at latitude 44.5884 and longitude -68.7986 in Hancock County. The formal boundaries for the Bucksport Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 11.41 sq. miles and a water area of 3.13 sq. miles. Hancock County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 56 feet.

The Bucksport Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2377895) 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 Bucksport Census Designated Place is located within Town of Bucksport, a minor civil division (MCD) of Hancock County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bucksport 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 Bucksport: Buckstown.

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


Total Population 2,909
Population in Households 2,897
Population in Familes 2,197
Population in Group Qrtrs 12
Population Density1 255
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 1,330
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 793
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,551 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 790 (50.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 540 (34.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 221 (14.2%)
Median Home Value $122,436
Average Home Value $170,627


Median Household Income $40,042
Average Household Income $50,959
Per Capita Income $23,162
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.13% 0.29%
Households 0.34% 0.45%
Families 0.43% 0.28%
Median Household Income   1.99%
Per Capita Income   1.71%
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.

Bucksport, ME - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bucksport 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 # 46 65th
Population Density1 # 101 23rd
Diversity Index2 # 48 65th
Median Household Income # 78 41st
Per Capita Income # 85 35th

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