Dexter, ME Profile: Facts & Data

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Dexter, Maine - Basic Facts

The Dexter Census Designated Place had a population of 2,061 as of July 1, 2019.

The primary coordinate point for Dexter is located at latitude 45.0239 and longitude -69.2898 in Penobscot County. The formal boundaries for the Dexter Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 4.72 sq. miles and a water area of 0.59 sq. miles. Penobscot County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 417 feet.

The Dexter Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2377902) 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 Dexter Census Designated Place is located within Town of Dexter, a minor civil division (MCD) of Penobscot County.


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Dexter, ME Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Dexter, ME Housing Affordability Index is 204
State of Maine Housing Affordability Index is 126
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.

WEALTH INDEX

Dexter, ME Wealth Index is 50
State of Maine Wealth Index is 86
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.

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POPULATION

Total Population 2,061
Population in Households 2,022
Population in Familes 1,521
Population in Group Qrtrs 39
Population Density 437
Diversity Index1 10
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $43,448
Average Household Income $53,552
Per Capita Income $22,794
Wealth Index3 50

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,155 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 621 (53.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 277 (24.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 257 (22.3%)
Median Home Value $101,642
Housing Affordability Index2 204
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 898
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 554
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.5% -0.23%
Households -0.54% -0.27%
Families -0.23% -0.44%
Median Household Income   3.82%
Per Capita Income   3.87%

Dexter, ME - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dexter to the other 130 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Maine by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 66 50th
Population Density # 73 45th
Diversity Index # 94 30th
Median Household Income # 83 37th
Per Capita Income # 108 18th

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