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Castine, Maine - Basic Facts

The Castine Census Designated Place had a population of 1,034 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Castine is located at latitude 44.394 and longitude -68.806 in Hancock County. The formal boundaries for the Castine Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.54 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Hancock County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 82 feet.

The Castine Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2630699) 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 Castine Census Designated Place is located within Town of Castine, a minor civil division (MCD) of Hancock County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Castine 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 Castine: Biguyduce, Kadeskik*, Machabitticus, Mesemadega, Mosemadage, Penobscot, Pentagoet.

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


Total Population 1,034
Daytime Population: Workers 523
Daytime Population: Residents 623
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,146
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.11
Population in Households 610
Population in Familes 367
Population in Group Qrtrs 424
Population Density2 671
Diversity Index3 13


Median Household Income $60,062
Average Household Income $77,195
Per Capita Income $29,400


Total Housing Units 465 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 137 (29.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 85 (18.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 243 (52.3%)
Median Home Value $447,222
Average Home Value $502,372


Total Households 222
Average Household Size 2.75
Family Households 111
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 0.07% 0.0%
Households 0.06% 0.0%
Families 0.64% -0.36%
Median Household Income   0.75%
Per Capita Income   1.02%

Castine, ME - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Castine 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 # 101 23rd
Population Density # 42 68th
Diversity Index # 51 61st
Median Household Income # 27 80th
Per Capita Income # 39 71st

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