Old Orchard Beach, ME Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Old Orchard Beach, Maine - Basic Facts

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The Old Orchard Beach Census Designated Place had a population of 8,980 as of July 1, 2016. Old Orchard Beach ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Maine. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Old Orchard Beach is located at latitude 43.5338 and longitude -70.3568 in York County. The formal boundaries for the Old Orchard Beach Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.43 sq. miles and a water area of 15.1 sq. miles. York County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 43 feet.

The Old Orchard Beach Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2377946) 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 Old Orchard Beach Census Designated Place is located within Town of Old Orchard Beach, a minor civil division (MCD) of York County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Old Orchard Beach 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 Orchard Beach: Old Orchard.

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


Total Population 8,980
Population in Households 8,938
Population in Familes 5,624
Population in Group Qrtrs 42
Population Density1 1,208
Diversity Index2 14


Total Households 4,710
Average Household Size 1.9
Family Households 2,186
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 7,250 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,632 (36.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,078 (28.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,540 (35.0%)
Median Home Value $221,905
Average Home Value $259,394


Median Household Income $50,217
Average Household Income $67,654
Per Capita Income $35,554
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.65% 0.73%
Households 0.9% 0.89%
Families 0.6% 0.69%
Median Household Income   0.71%
Per Capita Income   1.79%
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 Orchard Beach, ME - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Old Orchard Beach 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 # 16 88th
Population Density1 # 12 92nd
Diversity Index2 # 34 72nd
Median Household Income # 42 68th
Per Capita Income # 19 86th

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