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Dixfield, Maine - Basic Facts

The Dixfield Census Designated Place had a population of 1,082 as of July 1, 2020.

The primary coordinate point for Dixfield is located at latitude 44.534 and longitude -70.4559 in Oxford County. The formal boundaries for the Dixfield Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 0.86 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Oxford County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 423 feet.

The Dixfield Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2377903) 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 Dixfield Census Designated Place is located within Town of Dixfield, a minor civil division (MCD) of Oxford County.


Dixfield, ME Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 1,082 (100%)
Population in Households 1,082 (100.0%)
Population in Families 856 (79.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 620
Diversity Index2 10


Median Household Income $43,105
Average Household Income $54,908
% of Income for Mortgage4 11%
Per Capita Income $22,879
Wealth Index5 46


Total HU (Housing Units) 541 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 372 (68.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 109 (20.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 60 (11.1%)
Median Home Value $110,965
Average Home Value $116,801
Housing Affordability Index3 216


Total Households 481
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 325
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population -0.01% 0.07%
Households 0.16% 0.21%
Families 0.49% 0.06%
Median Household Income   2.09%
Per Capita Income   2.2%
Owner Occupied HU   0.16%


Dixfield, ME - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dixfield to the other 130 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Maine by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 98 25th
Population Density # 47 65th
Median Household Income # 84 36th
Housing Affordability Index # 111 85th
Per Capita Income # 107 18th
Diversity Index # 95 30th

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