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Madawaska, Maine - Basic Facts

The Madawaska Census Designated Place had a population of 2,784 as of July 1, 2017. Madawaska ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Maine. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Madawaska is located at latitude 47.3424 and longitude -68.3334 in Aroostook County. The formal boundaries for the Madawaska Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.29 sq. miles and a water area of 0.1 sq. miles. Aroostook County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 407 feet.

The Madawaska Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2377932) 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 Madawaska Census Designated Place is located within Town of Madawaska, a minor civil division (MCD) of Aroostook County.

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

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


Total Population 2,784
Daytime Population: Workers 1,017
Daytime Population: Residents 1,752
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,769
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.99
Population in Households 2,713
Population in Familes 1,921
Population in Group Qrtrs 71
Population Density2 526
Diversity Index3 6


Median Household Income $32,961
Average Household Income $44,888
Per Capita Income $23,474


Total Housing Units 1,712 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 829 (48.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 600 (35.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 283 (16.5%)
Median Home Value $88,643
Average Home Value $122,560


Total Households 1,429
Average Household Size 1.9
Family Households 746
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 -0.87% -0.93%
Households -0.73% -0.84%
Families -0.75% -1.04%
Median Household Income   0.65%
Per Capita Income   1.83%

Madawaska, ME - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Madawaska 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 # 47 65th
Population Density # 59 55th
Diversity Index # 127 3rd
Median Household Income # 115 12th
Per Capita Income # 86 35th

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