Chisholm, ME Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Chisholm, Maine - Basic Facts

The Chisholm Census Designated Place had a population of 1,299 as of July 1, 2017. Chisholm 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 Chisholm is located at latitude 44.4929 and longitude -70.1926 in Franklin County. The formal boundaries for the Chisholm Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.19 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Franklin County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 394 feet.

The Chisholm Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2377898) 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 Chisholm Census Designated Place is located within Town of Jay, a minor civil division (MCD) of Franklin County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Chisholm 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 Chisholm: Chisholm's Mills.

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


Total Population 1,299
Daytime Population: Workers 368
Daytime Population: Residents 794
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,162
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.89
Population in Households 1,299
Population in Familes 990
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 594
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $35,387
Average Household Income $47,746
Per Capita Income $20,575


Total Housing Units 719 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 367 (51.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 208 (28.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 144 (20.0%)
Median Home Value $140,238
Average Home Value $183,288


Total Households 575
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 362
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 -0.83% -0.73%
Households -0.88% -0.78%
Families -0.7% -0.9%
Median Household Income   0.61%
Per Capita Income   2.17%

Chisholm, ME - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Chisholm 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 # 90 32nd
Population Density # 49 63rd
Diversity Index # 105 18th
Median Household Income # 102 22nd
Per Capita Income # 111 15th

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