Bowdoinham, ME Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Bowdoinham, Maine - Basic Facts

The Bowdoinham Census Designated Place had a population of 748 as of July 1, 2016. Bowdoinham 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 Bowdoinham is located at latitude 44.0212 and longitude -69.9013 in Sagadahoc County. The formal boundaries for the Bowdoinham Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.56 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Sagadahoc County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 75 feet.

The Bowdoinham Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2630698) 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 Bowdoinham Census Designated Place is located within Town of Bowdoinham, a minor civil division (MCD) of Sagadahoc County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bowdoinham 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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Bowdoinham, ME Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 748
Population in Households 748
Population in Familes 594
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 210
Diversity Index2 15


Total Households 322
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 222
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 348 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 254 (73.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 68 (19.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 26 ( 7.5%)
Median Home Value $188,372
Average Home Value $214,173


Median Household Income $51,584
Average Household Income $68,884
Per Capita Income $28,651
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.57% 0.5%
Households 0.77% 0.67%
Families 0.82% 0.45%
Median Household Income   3.43%
Per Capita Income   2.04%
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.

Bowdoinham, ME - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bowdoinham 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 # 115 12th
Population Density1 # 111 15th
Diversity Index2 # 32 76th
Median Household Income # 38 72nd
Per Capita Income # 40 70th

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