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Damariscotta, Maine - Basic Facts

The Damariscotta Census Designated Place had a population of 1,204 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Damariscotta is located at latitude 44.0172 and longitude -69.5202 in Lincoln County. The formal boundaries for the Damariscotta Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.45 sq. miles and a water area of 0.68 sq. miles. Lincoln County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 49 feet.

The Damariscotta Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2652331) 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 Damariscotta Census Designated Place is located within Town of Damariscotta, a minor civil division (MCD) of Lincoln County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Damariscotta 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 Damariscotta: Madamascontee.

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


Total Population 1,204
Population in Households 1,152
Population in Familes 832
Population in Group Qrtrs 52
Population Density1 349
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 628
Average Household Size 1.83
Family Households 346
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 787 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 408 (51.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 220 (28.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 159 (20.2%)
Median Home Value $243,750
Average Home Value $280,111


Median Household Income $41,092
Average Household Income $63,584
Per Capita Income $31,223
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.85% 0.72%
Households 1.0% 0.81%
Families 3.27% 0.68%
Median Household Income   2.08%
Per Capita Income   2.07%
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.

Damariscotta, ME - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Damariscotta 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 # 94 28th
Population Density1 # 89 32nd
Diversity Index2 # 84 34th
Median Household Income # 72 45th
Per Capita Income # 29 78th

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