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Wiscasset, Maine - Basic Facts

The Wiscasset Census Designated Place had a population of 1,158 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Wiscasset is located at latitude 44.0108 and longitude -69.678 in Lincoln County. The formal boundaries for the Wiscasset Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.9 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Lincoln County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 49 feet.

The Wiscasset Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2377971) 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 Wiscasset Census Designated Place is located within Town of Wiscasset, a minor civil division (MCD) of Lincoln County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Wiscasset 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 Wiscasset: Wetchi sankasek, Wichigaskitaywick, Wiscassett.

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


Total Population 1,158
Daytime Population: Workers 1,037
Daytime Population: Residents 441
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,478
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.28
Population in Households 1,115
Population in Familes 868
Population in Group Qrtrs 43
Population Density2 297
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $43,860
Average Household Income $60,727
Per Capita Income $26,060


Total Housing Units 716 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 415 (58.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 153 (21.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 148 (20.7%)
Median Home Value $192,708
Average Home Value $242,711


Total Households 568
Average Household Size 1.96
Family Households 363
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 0.75% 0.6%
Households 0.75% 0.59%
Families 2.48% 0.49%
Median Household Income   0.89%
Per Capita Income   2.59%

Wiscasset, ME - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wiscasset 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 # 97 26th
Population Density # 97 26th
Diversity Index # 61 52nd
Median Household Income # 66 50th
Per Capita Income # 63 52nd

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