Wiscasset, ME Profile: Facts & Data

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Wiscasset, Maine - Basic Facts

The Wiscasset Census Designated Place had a population of 1,145 as of July 1, 2018.

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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Wiscasset: Wetchi sankasek, Wichigaskitaywick, Wiscassett.

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

POPULATION

Total Population 1,145
Population in Households 1,104
Population in Familes 860
Population in Group Qrtrs 41
Population Density2 294
Diversity Index3 11
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $44,369
Average Household Income $63,441
Per Capita Income $27,123

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 708 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 388 (54.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 170 (24.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 150 (21.2%)
Median Home Value $192,969
Average Home Value $256,572
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 558
Average Household Size 1.98
Family Households 355
Average Family Size 2
NOTES
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.52% 0.45%
Households 0.44% 0.39%
Families 1.9% 0.28%
Median Household Income   1.76%
Per Capita Income   2.61%

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, 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 # 95 28th
Population Density # 97 26th
Diversity Index # 73 43rd
Median Household Income # 70 47th
Per Capita Income # 61 54th

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