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Dexter, Maine - Basic Facts

The Dexter Census Designated Place had a population of 2,178 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Dexter is located at latitude 45.0162 and longitude -69.2947 in Penobscot County. The formal boundaries for the Dexter Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.72 sq. miles and a water area of 0.59 sq. miles. Penobscot County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 417 feet.

The Dexter Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2377902) 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 Dexter Census Designated Place is located within Town of Dexter, a minor civil division (MCD) of Penobscot County.

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

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


Total Population 2,178
Population in Households 2,141
Population in Familes 1,620
Population in Group Qrtrs 37
Population Density1 461
Diversity Index2 9


Total Households 959
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 597
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,179 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 597 (50.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 362 (30.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 220 (18.7%)
Median Home Value $101,667
Average Home Value $125,670


Median Household Income $34,324
Average Household Income $47,281
Per Capita Income $20,603
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.15% 0.15%
Households 0.25% 0.23%
Families 0.86% 0.1%
Median Household Income   -0.75%
Per Capita Income   1.38%
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.

Dexter, ME - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dexter 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 # 64 52nd
Population Density1 # 70 47th
Diversity Index2 # 90 32nd
Median Household Income # 100 24th
Per Capita Income # 104 21st

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