Mechanic Falls, ME 04256 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 04256: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Mechanic Falls, ME 04256

Acceptable Alternative
Mechanic Fls, ME 04256

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 70
  • Single Family Addresses: 1,196
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 49
  • County: Androscoggin County
  • Centroid: Latitude 44.105, Longitude -70.37
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Mechanic Falls, ME 04256 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,014
Population in Households 2,994
Population in Familes 2,366
Population in Group Qrtrs 20
Population Density1 279
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 1,200
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 798
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,281 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 837 (65.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 363 (28.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 81 ( 6.3%)
Median Home Value $148,125
Average Home Value $171,416


Median Household Income $54,053
Average Household Income $61,540
Per Capita Income $24,611
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.22% 0.2%
Households 0.26% 0.22%
Families 0.09% 0.1%
Median Household Income   2.94%
Per Capita Income   3.44%
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.

Mechanic Falls, ME 04256 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 04256 to the other 399 ZIP Codes in Maine by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 124 69th
Population Density1 # 43 89th
Diversity Index2 # 193 53rd
Median Household Income # 113 72nd
Per Capita Income # 233 42nd

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