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Wiscasset, Maine - Basic Facts

The Wiscasset Census Designated Place had a population of 1,172 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Wiscasset is located at latitude 44.0108 and longitude -69.678 in Lincoln County. The formal boundaries for the Wiscasset Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.9 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Lincoln County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 49 feet.

The Wiscasset Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2377971) 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 Wiscasset Census Designated Place is located within Town of Wiscasset, a minor civil division (MCD) of Lincoln County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Wiscasset 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 Wiscasset: Wetchi sankasek, Wichigaskitaywick, Wiscassett.

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


Total Population 1,172
Population in Households 1,129
Population in Familes 878
Population in Group Qrtrs 43
Population Density1 301
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 576
Average Household Size 1.96
Family Households 369
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 729 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 418 (57.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 158 (21.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 153 (21.0%)
Median Home Value $199,627
Average Home Value $258,831


Median Household Income $43,813
Average Household Income $59,145
Per Capita Income $25,536
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.06% 0.92%
Households 1.1% 0.95%
Families 3.15% 0.8%
Median Household Income   1.07%
Per Capita Income   1.54%
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.

Wiscasset, ME - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wiscasset 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 # 95 28th
Population Density1 # 97 26th
Diversity Index2 # 67 49th
Median Household Income # 63 52nd
Per Capita Income # 61 54th

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