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Southwest Harbor, Maine - Basic Facts

The Southwest Harbor Census Designated Place had a population of 694 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Southwest Harbor is located at latitude 44.2784 and longitude -68.3286 in Hancock County. The formal boundaries for the Southwest Harbor Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.35 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Hancock County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 36 feet.

The Southwest Harbor Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2630701) 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 Southwest Harbor Census Designated Place is located within Town of Southwest Harbor, a minor civil division (MCD) of Hancock County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Southwest Harbor 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 Southwest Harbor: South West Harbor.

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


Total Population 694
Daytime Population: Workers 907
Daytime Population: Residents 300
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,207
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.74
Population in Households 689
Population in Familes 499
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density2 515
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $35,472
Average Household Income $61,533
Per Capita Income $30,300


Total Housing Units 705 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 220 (31.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 146 (20.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 339 (48.1%)
Median Home Value $316,667
Average Home Value $400,913


Total Households 366
Average Household Size 1.88
Family Households 203
Average Family Size 2
  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 -0.51% -0.41%
Households -0.37% -0.27%
Families 0.56% -0.5%
Median Household Income   1.35%
Per Capita Income   3.11%

Southwest Harbor, ME - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Southwest Harbor 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 # 117 11th
Population Density # 61 54th
Diversity Index # 67 49th
Median Household Income # 101 23rd
Per Capita Income # 37 72nd

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