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Old Town, Maine - Basic Facts

The City of Old Town is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Penobscot County at latitude 44.9542 and longitude -68.7397. Penobscot County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 105 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Old Town, but most people and references simply refer to it as Old Town, Maine.

The P1 Census Class Code for Old Town indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

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, 2014)


Total Population 7,834
Population in Households 7,817
Population in Familes 5,161
Population in Group Qrtrs 17
Population Density1 202
Diversity Index2 17


Total Households 3,402
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 1,874
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,722 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,827 (49.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,575 (42.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 320 ( 8.6%)
Median Home Value $170,460
Average Home Value $188,711


Median Household Income $33,548
Average Household Income $48,241
Per Capita Income $20,966
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.02% -0.07%
Households 0.14% -0.01%
Families -0.13% -0.16%
Median Household Income   3.29%
Per Capita Income   3.25%
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 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 # 21 85th
Population Density1 # 113 15th
Diversity Index2 # 18 87th
Median Household Income # 105 21st
Per Capita Income # 88 34th

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