Southwest Harbor, ME Profile: Facts & Data


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Southwest Harbor, Maine - Basic Facts

The Southwest Harbor Census Designated Place had a population of 691 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Southwest Harbor is located at latitude 44.2798 and longitude -68.325 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Southwest Harbor: South West Harbor.

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


Total Population 691
Population in Households 688
Population in Familes 499
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density2 513
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $34,170
Average Household Income $64,983
Per Capita Income $31,789


Total Housing Units 705 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 217 (30.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 144 (20.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 344 (48.8%)
Median Home Value $320,213
Average Home Value $394,700


Total Households 361
Average Household Size 1.91
Family Households 199
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.5% -0.35%
Households -0.49% -0.39%
Families 0.25% -0.61%
Median Household Income   5.13%
Per Capita Income   2.57%

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, 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 # 117 11th
Population Density # 64 52nd
Diversity Index # 67 50th
Median Household Income # 117 11th
Per Capita Income # 32 76th

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