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The Fryeburg CDP(1) had a population of 1,510 as of July 1, 2022. Fryeburg ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Maine. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Fryeburg is located at latitude 44.0165 and longitude -70.9806 in Oxford County. The formal boundaries for the Fryeburg Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 2.98 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Oxford County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 430 feet.

The Fryeburg Census Designated Place 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 Fryeburg Census Designated Place is located within Town of Fryeburg, a minor civil division (MCD) of Oxford County.

  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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Fryeburg, ME Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2022)


Total Population 1,510 (100%)
Population in Households 1,473 (97.5%)
Population in Families 1,139 (75.4%)
Population in Group Quarters1 37 ( 2.5%)
Population Density 503
Diversity Index2 22


Median Household Income $48,098
Average Household Income $64,793
% of Income for Mortgage4 20%
Per Capita Income $26,729
Wealth Index5 49


Total HU (Housing Units) 796 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 483 (60.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 164 (20.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 149 (18.7%)
Median Home Value $180,926
Average Home Value $201,449
Housing Affordability Index3 122


Total Households 647
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 411
Average Family Size 3.00
  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.


2020-2022 2022-2027
Population 2.01% 0.33%
Households 0.41% 0.34%
Families   0.24%
Median Household Income   1.73%
Per Capita Income   1.76%
Owner Occupied HU   0.69%

Fryeburg, ME - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fryeburg to the other 155 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Maine by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 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 # 85 46th
Population Density # 73 54th
Median Household Income # 103 34th
Housing Affordability Index # 56 36th
Per Capita Income # 123 21st
Diversity Index # 31 80th

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