Mexico, ME Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Mexico, Maine - Basic Facts

The Mexico Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Oxford County at latitude 44.5551 and longitude -70.5364. Oxford County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 479 feet.

The formal official name is the Mexico Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Mexico, Maine.

The U5 Census Class Code for Mexico indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Mexico Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.07 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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Mexico, ME Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 1,689
Population in Households 1,685
Population in Familes 1,250
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density1 1,581
Diversity Index2 9


Total Households 749
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 459
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 928 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 491 (52.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 258 (27.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 179 (19.3%)
Median Home Value $87,392
Average Home Value $92,261


Median Household Income $32,549
Average Household Income $43,712
Per Capita Income $19,562
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.74% -0.7%
Households -0.59% -0.65%
Families -0.31% -0.8%
Median Household Income   2.59%
Per Capita Income   1.99%
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.


Mexico, ME - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mexico to the other 131 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Maine by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 78 41st
Population Density1 # 6 96th
Diversity Index2 # 89 35th
Median Household Income # 113 15th
Per Capita Income # 102 23rd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Maine Census Data Comparison Tool.