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Norway, Maine - Basic Facts

The Norway Census Designated Place had a population of 2,652 as of July 1, 2020. Norway 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 Norway is located at latitude 44.214 and longitude -70.5448 in Oxford County. The formal boundaries for the Norway Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 5.05 sq. miles and a water area of 0.18 sq. miles. Oxford County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 390 feet.

The Norway Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2377944) 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 Norway Census Designated Place is located within Town of Norway, a minor civil division (MCD) of Oxford County.


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


Total Population 2,652 (100%)
Population in Households 2,581 (97.3%)
Population in Families 1,792 (67.6%)
Population in Group Quarters1 71 ( 2.7%)
Population Density 526
Diversity Index2 16


Median Household Income $38,920
Average Household Income $51,014
% of Income for Mortgage4 12%
Per Capita Income $23,111
Wealth Index5 40


Total HU (Housing Units) 1,441 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 684 (47.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 520 (36.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 237 (16.4%)
Median Home Value $115,489
Average Home Value $134,722
Housing Affordability Index3 182


Total Households 1,204
Average Household Size 2.14
Family Households 656
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 -0.35% -0.17%
Households -0.27% -0.1%
Families -0.38% -0.34%
Median Household Income   0.82%
Per Capita Income   1.44%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.12%


Norway, ME - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Norway 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 # 49 63rd
Population Density # 61 55th
Median Household Income # 101 23rd
Housing Affordability Index # 89 68th
Per Capita Income # 106 19th
Diversity Index # 29 78th

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