Old Town, ME Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Old Town, Maine - Basic Facts

The City of Old Town had a population of 7,864 as of July 1, 2016. Old Town ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Maine. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Old Town is located at latitude 44.9542 and longitude -68.7397 in Penobscot County. The formal boundaries for the City of Old Town (see map below) encompass a land area of 38.82 sq. miles and a water area of 4.43 sq. miles. Penobscot County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 105 feet.

The City of Old Town (GNIS ID: 582648) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Old Town 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 Old Town: Alnambi-i-menahan, Indian Oldtown, Negan odanak, Oldtown, Panoumke.

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


Total Population 7,864
Population in Households 7,847
Population in Familes 5,123
Population in Group Qrtrs 17
Population Density1 203
Diversity Index2 18


Total Households 3,407
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 1,864
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,730 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,741 (46.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,666 (44.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 323 ( 8.7%)
Median Home Value $135,054
Average Home Value $144,989


Median Household Income $33,275
Average Household Income $49,157
Per Capita Income $21,333
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.05% 0.08%
Households 0.12% 0.15%
Families -0.17% -0.04%
Median Household Income   -0.6%
Per Capita Income   1.23%
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.

Old Town, ME - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Old Town 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 # 21 85th
Population Density1 # 113 14th
Diversity Index2 # 18 87th
Median Household Income # 109 17th
Per Capita Income # 101 23rd

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