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The Hampden CDP(1) had a population of 4,503 as of July 1, 2022.

The primary coordinate point for Hampden is located at latitude 44.7445 and longitude -68.837 in Penobscot County. The formal boundaries for the Hampden Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 10.96 sq. miles and a water area of 0.67 sq. miles. Penobscot County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 115 feet.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Hampden: Hampden Village.

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


Total Population 4,503 (100%)
Population in Households 4,491 (99.7%)
Population in Families 3,522 (78.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 12 ( 0.3%)
Population Density 411
Diversity Index2 18


Median Household Income $98,804
Average Household Income $119,603
% of Income for Mortgage4 13%
Per Capita Income $49,207
Wealth Index5 122


Total HU (Housing Units) 2,006 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,561 (77.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 306 (15.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 138 ( 6.9%)
Median Home Value $247,213
Average Home Value $254,225
Housing Affordability Index3 177


Total Households 1,868
Average Household Size 2.40
Family Households 1,215
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 -0.13% -0.06%
Households -0.05% -0.02%
Families   -0.13%
Median Household Income   2.13%
Per Capita Income   2.84%
Owner Occupied HU   0.24%

Hampden, ME - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hampden 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 # 34 79th
Population Density # 86 45th
Median Household Income # 7 96th
Housing Affordability Index # 119 77th
Per Capita Income # 18 89th
Diversity Index # 73 54th

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