Chisholm, ME Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Chisholm, Maine - Basic Facts

The Chisholm Census Designated Place had a population of 1,279 as of July 1, 2018. 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, 2018.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Chisholm: Chisholm's Mills.

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Chisholm, ME Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,279
Population in Households 1,279
Population in Familes 976
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 585
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $37,709
Average Household Income $49,690
Per Capita Income $21,411


Total Housing Units 680 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 412 (60.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 155 (22.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 114 (16.8%)
Median Home Value $153,378
Average Home Value $183,738


Total Households 566
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 355
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 -0.92% -0.88%
Households -0.96% -0.94%
Families -0.85% -1.09%
Median Household Income   1.14%
Per Capita Income   1.51%

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, 2018 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 # 91 31st
Population Density # 49 63rd
Diversity Index # 105 22nd
Median Household Income # 97 26th
Per Capita Income # 109 17th

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