Damariscotta, ME Profile: Facts & Data


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Damariscotta, Maine - Basic Facts

The Damariscotta Census Designated Place had a population of 1,140 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Damariscotta is located at latitude 44.0329 and longitude -69.5187 in Lincoln County. The formal boundaries for the Damariscotta Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 3.45 sq. miles and a water area of 0.68 sq. miles. Lincoln County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 49 feet.

The Damariscotta Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2652331) 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 Damariscotta Census Designated Place is located within Town of Damariscotta, a minor civil division (MCD) of Lincoln County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Damariscotta: Madamascontee.

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


Total Population 1,140
Population in Households 1,090
Population in Familes 787
Population in Group Qrtrs 50
Population Density2 330
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $44,329
Average Household Income $71,385
Per Capita Income $34,718


Total Housing Units 743 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 365 (49.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 224 (30.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 155 (20.9%)
Median Home Value $259,135
Average Home Value $278,904


Total Households 588
Average Household Size 1.85
Family Households 321
Average Family Size 2
  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 -0.02% 0.05%
Households -0.04% 0.0%
Families 1.54% -0.19%
Median Household Income   2.59%
Per Capita Income   2.47%

Damariscotta, ME - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Damariscotta 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 # 96 27th
Population Density # 90 32nd
Diversity Index # 88 33rd
Median Household Income # 71 46th
Per Capita Income # 25 82nd

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