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Blue Hill, Maine - Basic Facts

The Blue Hill Census Designated Place had a population of 953 as of July 1, 2020. Blue Hill ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Maine. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Blue Hill is located at latitude 44.414 and longitude -68.5867 in Hancock County. The formal boundaries for the Blue Hill Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 4.69 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Hancock County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 23 feet.

The Blue Hill Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2630697) 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 Blue Hill Census Designated Place is located within Town of Blue Hill, a minor civil division (MCD) of Hancock County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Blue Hill: Blue Hill Village.


Blue Hill, ME Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 953 (100%)
Population in Households 946 (99.3%)
Population in Families 680 (71.4%)
Population in Group Quarters1 7 ( 0.7%)
Population Density 203
Diversity Index2 11


Median Household Income $52,635
Average Household Income $80,652
% of Income for Mortgage4 19%
Per Capita Income $38,783
Wealth Index5 104


Total HU (Housing Units) 693 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 343 (49.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 148 (21.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 202 (29.1%)
Median Home Value $238,362
Average Home Value $285,860
Housing Affordability Index3 139


Total Households 491
Average Household Size 1.93
Family Households 273
Average Family Size 2
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.1% 0.04%
Households 0.39% 0.24%
Families 1.14% 0.07%
Median Household Income   1.25%
Per Capita Income   1.74%
Owner Occupied HU   0.17%


Blue Hill, ME - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Blue Hill to the other 130 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Maine by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 104 21st
Population Density # 112 15th
Median Household Income # 52 61st
Housing Affordability Index # 49 38th
Per Capita Income # 23 83rd
Diversity Index # 78 42nd

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