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Searsport, Maine - Basic Facts

The Searsport Census Designated Place had a population of 1,063 as of July 1, 2019. Searsport 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 Searsport is located at latitude 44.4584 and longitude -68.9242 in Waldo County. The formal boundaries for the Searsport Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 4.35 sq. miles and a water area of 0.99 sq. miles. Waldo County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 46 feet.

The Searsport Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2377955) 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 Searsport Census Designated Place is located within Town of Searsport, a minor civil division (MCD) of Waldo County.


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

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Searsport, ME Housing Affordability Index is 107
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

Searsport, ME Wealth Index is 41
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 1,063 (100%)
Population in Households 1,063 (100.0%)
Population in Families 756 (71.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 244
Diversity Index2 9
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $38,139
Average Household Income $48,320
Per Capita Income $23,508
Wealth Index4 41

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 703 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 359 (51.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 182 (25.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 162 (23.0%)
Median Home Value $170,755
Housing Affordability Index3 107
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 541
Average Household Size 1.96
Family Households 304
Average Family Size 2
NOTES
  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 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.
  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 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 0.75% 0.8%
Households 0.77% 0.76%
Families 1.09% 0.59%
Median Household Income   3.2%
Per Capita Income   3.13%

Searsport, ME - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Searsport 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 # 100 24th
Population Density # 102 22nd
Diversity Index # 104 20th
Median Household Income # 108 18th
Per Capita Income # 102 22nd

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