Mechanic Falls, ME Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Mechanic Falls, Maine - Basic Facts

The Mechanic Falls Census Designated Place had a population of 2,276 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Mechanic Falls is located at latitude 44.1117 and longitude -70.3941 in Androscoggin County. The formal boundaries for the Mechanic Falls Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.34 sq. miles and a water area of 0.13 sq. miles. Androscoggin County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 276 feet.

The Mechanic Falls Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2377935) 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 Mechanic Falls Census Designated Place is located within Town of Mechanic Falls, a minor civil division (MCD) of Androscoggin County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Mechanic Falls population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Mechanic Falls: Bog Falls.

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


Total Population 2,276
Daytime Population: Workers 665
Daytime Population: Residents 1,091
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,756
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.77
Population in Households 2,263
Population in Familes 1,779
Population in Group Qrtrs 13
Population Density2 426
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $52,802
Average Household Income $60,193
Per Capita Income $24,134


Total Housing Units 977 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 615 (62.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 297 (30.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 65 ( 6.7%)
Median Home Value $143,543
Average Home Value $172,439


Total Households 912
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 599
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.24% 0.22%
Households 0.29% 0.22%
Families 0.35% 0.13%
Median Household Income   2.99%
Per Capita Income   3.54%

Mechanic Falls, ME - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mechanic Falls to the other 130 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 63 52nd
Population Density # 76 42nd
Diversity Index # 95 28th
Median Household Income # 41 69th
Per Capita Income # 78 41st

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