Maine - Research Tools

Evaluate Demographic Data: States, Cities, ZIP Codes & Neighborhoods

Demographic data is indispensable in developing an understanding of different communities.

HOW TO FIND:

  1. PROFILES WITH DEMOGRAPHIC DATA including population, housing, households and income can quickly be found by browsing or searching different sections of the Maine Gazetteer. See
  2. A RANKED LIST of Maine cities & towns, Counties, or ZIP Codes, is easly to obtained using the Maine Census Data Comparison Tool.
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  3. NEIGHBORHOOD DEMOGRAPHIC DATA, simply input an address into the Neighborhood Data Tool.
    Address Based Hyperlocal Data Input an address and get data & demographics for the pertinent census block group (CBG), a searchable map and a customized directory. The CBG is the smallest geographical unit used by the Census Bureau for reporting certain data.

Research Neighborhoods

HomeTownLocator has developed a neighborhood research tool where you simply input an address of interest and then instantly obtain a two-page report for the neighborhood. The report includes a map, demographic data for the Census Block Group, applicable school attendance zones and a customized directory for the location.

Address Based Hyperlocal Data Input an address and get data & demographics for the pertinent census block group (CBG), a searchable map and a customized directory. The CBG is the smallest geographical unit used by the Census Bureau for reporting certain data.

You'll find a Neighborhood Research Tool about mid-way down the home page of Maine Gazetteer. You'll also find additional copies of the address input form above the map on profile pages for cities, towns and ZIP Codes.

Interactive Maps & Boundary Maps

Boundary Maps

The HomeTownLoctor State Gazetteers have boundary maps for:

  • Incorporated cities, towns and villages
  • Census Designated Places (CDPs)
  • Counties
  • School Districts & School Attendance Zones
  • ZIP Codes
Interactive Maps
  1. Which Schools? All of the maps in the Schools Section of this gazetteer are interactive. They allow you pan and zoom-in to find an area of interest. When you click on the map to place a marker, the schools that serve that location are identified. Also note that the maps all have an address form field in the upper left. Input an address in the form and you'll find what school zones are applicable for that address
  2. Which County? The Maine map (on the top-level page in the Maps Section of this is an interactive map that works in a similar fashion to the schools map described above. Pan and zoom-in to an area of interest and mark the spot with a click. You'll immediately have the County identified. You can also input an address in the form in the upper left and do the same thing.
  3. Which Congressional District? The Maine Congressional District Map is also interactive. You can zoom-in and place a marker with a mouse click or you can input an address in the form in the upper-left.
  4. Which ZIP Code? All of the maps in the ZIP Code Section of this gazetteer are interactive. You can input an address in the form in the upper-left and find the applicable ZIP Code.

Rank Cities, Towns & ZIP Codes

Within State Rankings

Using the Census Data Comparison Tool, you can rank the top (or bottom) 200 cities, Counties or ZIP Codes by:

  1. Population
  2. Population Density
  3. Diversity Index
  4. Average Household Income
  5. Per Capita Income

Note that when viewing the profile for any incorporated city, town village, Census Designated Place (CDP), county or ZIP Code, at the bottom of the individual profile for that location is data about how that area compares to it's within state peers. Both the peer rank and percentile is included with every profile.

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National Rankings

Using the National Census Data Comparison Tool, you can rank the top (or bottom) 200 cities, counties or ZIP Codes in the U.S. for the five key demographic data items used for the within state rankings.

Maps & Driving Directions

This gazetteer tracks the thousands of Maine physical, cultural and historic features recorded in the Geographic Name Information System (GNIS) maintained by US Geological Survey (USGS).

The Features Section of this site allows you to search for specific features by name. You can also browse either a state list or County list of features by type.

The exact location of more than 40 types of features such as bays, beaches, capes, falls, airports, bridges, hospitals, harbors and parks is plotted on a map and you can get customized driving directions in less than 2 seconds.

Physical Cultural Historical

Research Public Schools

The Schools Section of this gazetteer has information public and private schools, school districts, school attendance zone boundaries with maps.

You can:

  1. Find Schools by Name
  2. Find Schools by City
  3. Find Schools by ZIP Code
  4. Find Schools by County
  5. Use an interactive map to zoom-in and locate a particular place and when you click on that location, the applicable schools will be identified.
  6. Input an address into a form in the top-left above any map in the school section of the state gazetteer and the applicable primary school, middle school and high school will be indicated.
School Profiles

Each school profile has contact information for the school and school district, the number of students, teachers and the student-teacher ratio, the lowest and highest grade in the school and the number of students by grade level.