Bowdoinham, ME Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Bowdoinham, Maine - Basic Facts

The Bowdoinham Census Designated Place had a population of 739 as of July 1, 2017. Bowdoinham ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Bowdoinham is located at latitude 44.0212 and longitude -69.9013 in Sagadahoc County. The formal boundaries for the Bowdoinham Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.56 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Sagadahoc County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 75 feet.

The Bowdoinham Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2630698) 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 Bowdoinham Census Designated Place is located within Town of Bowdoinham, a minor civil division (MCD) of Sagadahoc County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bowdoinham population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Bowdoinham, ME Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 739
Daytime Population: Workers 256
Daytime Population: Residents 325
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 581
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.79
Population in Households 739
Population in Familes 587
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 208
Diversity Index3 14


Median Household Income $52,327
Average Household Income $69,516
Per Capita Income $28,807


Total Housing Units 342 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 252 (73.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 66 (19.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 24 ( 7.0%)
Median Home Value $208,152
Average Home Value $236,454


Total Households 318
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 218
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.32% 0.48%
Households 0.49% 0.5%
Families 0.45% 0.36%
Median Household Income   8.02%
Per Capita Income   4.2%

Bowdoinham, ME - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bowdoinham to the other 130 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Maine by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 115 12th
Population Density # 111 15th
Diversity Index # 35 75th
Median Household Income # 42 68th
Per Capita Income # 41 69th

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