Howland, ME Profile: Facts & Data


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Howland, Maine - Basic Facts

The Howland Census Designated Place had a population of 1,077 as of July 1, 2018. Howland ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Howland is located at latitude 45.2691 and longitude -68.6593 in Penobscot County. The formal boundaries for the Howland Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.44 sq. miles and a water area of 0.28 sq. miles. Penobscot County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 167 feet.

The Howland Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2377919) 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 Howland Census Designated Place is located within Town of Howland, a minor civil division (MCD) of Penobscot County.

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Howland, ME Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,077
Population in Households 1,052
Population in Familes 798
Population in Group Qrtrs 25
Population Density2 145
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $35,917
Average Household Income $45,698
Per Capita Income $19,547


Total Housing Units 554 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 355 (64.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 98 (17.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 101 (18.2%)
Median Home Value $88,321
Average Home Value $116,341


Total Households 453
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 279
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.21% -0.17%
Households -0.32% -0.18%
Families -0.51% -0.36%
Median Household Income   2.76%
Per Capita Income   3.4%

Howland, ME - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Howland to the other 130 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Maine by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 99 25th
Population Density # 122 7th
Diversity Index # 115 12th
Median Household Income # 111 15th
Per Capita Income # 127 3rd

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