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Calais, Maine - Basic Facts

Calais is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the City of Calais.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Washington County at latitude 45.189 and longitude -67.2786. Washington County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 46 feet.

The formal boundaries for the City of Calais (see map) encompass a land area of 34.32 sq. miles and a water area of 5.78 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Calais: Kallus.

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


Total Population 2,986
Population in Households 2,836
Population in Familes 2,045
Population in Group Qrtrs 150
Population Density1 87
Diversity Index2 14


Total Households 1,361
Average Household Size 2.08
Family Households 739
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,751 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 780 (44.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 581 (33.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 390 (22.3%)
Median Home Value $78,841
Average Home Value $106,282


Median Household Income $30,945
Average Household Income $41,281
Per Capita Income $19,273
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -1.05% -0.91%
Households -0.71% -0.82%
Families -0.99% -0.99%
Median Household Income   4.28%
Per Capita Income   2.6%
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.


Calais, ME - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Calais 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 # 46 66th
Population Density1 # 131 1st
Diversity Index2 # 31 76th
Median Household Income # 119 10th
Per Capita Income # 106 20th

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