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Bucksport, Maine - Basic Facts

The Bucksport Census Designated Place had a population of 2,819 as of July 1, 2017. Bucksport 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 Bucksport is located at latitude 44.5884 and longitude -68.7986 in Hancock County. The formal boundaries for the Bucksport Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 11.41 sq. miles and a water area of 3.13 sq. miles. Hancock County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 56 feet.

The Bucksport Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2377895) 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 Bucksport Census Designated Place is located within Town of Bucksport, a minor civil division (MCD) of Hancock County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bucksport 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 Bucksport: Buckstown.

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


Total Population 2,819
Daytime Population: Workers 1,335
Daytime Population: Residents 1,230
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,565
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.91
Population in Households 2,808
Population in Familes 2,123
Population in Group Qrtrs 11
Population Density2 247
Diversity Index3 13


Median Household Income $41,746
Average Household Income $51,929
Per Capita Income $23,483


Total Housing Units 1,499 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 770 (51.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 511 (34.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 218 (14.5%)
Median Home Value $122,096
Average Home Value $166,287


Total Households 1,281
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 759
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 -0.32% -0.2%
Households -0.22% -0.13%
Families -0.23% -0.32%
Median Household Income   0.8%
Per Capita Income   1.98%

Bucksport, ME - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bucksport 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 # 46 65th
Population Density # 102 22nd
Diversity Index # 49 64th
Median Household Income # 77 42nd
Per Capita Income # 85 35th

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