Belfast, ME Profile: Facts & Data

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Belfast, Maine - Basic Facts

The City of Belfast had a population of 6,964 as of July 1, 2018. Belfast ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Maine. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Belfast is located at latitude 44.4259 and longitude -69.0264 in Waldo County. The formal boundaries for the City of Belfast (see map below) encompass a land area of 34.04 sq. miles and a water area of 4.33 sq. miles. Waldo County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 85 feet.

The City of Belfast (GNIS ID: 582347) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.


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

POPULATION

Total Population 6,964
Population in Households 6,807
Population in Familes 4,877
Population in Group Qrtrs 157
Population Density2 205
Diversity Index3 11
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $50,079
Average Household Income $62,875
Per Capita Income $29,102

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 3,769 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,873 (49.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,292 (34.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 604 (16.0%)
Median Home Value $199,028
Average Home Value $243,300
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 3,165
Average Household Size 2.15
Family Households 1,759
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.53% 0.57%
Households 0.45% 0.52%
Families 0.21% 0.36%
Median Household Income   1.43%
Per Capita Income   2.16%

Belfast, ME - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Belfast 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 # 24 82nd
Population Density # 112 15th
Diversity Index # 61 53rd
Median Household Income # 58 56th
Per Capita Income # 46 65th

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