Calais, ME Profile: Facts & Data

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Calais, Maine - Basic Facts

The City of Calais had a population of 2,965 as of July 1, 2018. Calais 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 Calais is located at latitude 45.143 and longitude -67.2175 in Washington County. The formal boundaries for the City of Calais (see map below) encompass a land area of 34.32 sq. miles and a water area of 5.78 sq. miles. Washington County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 46 feet.

The City of Calais (GNIS ID: 582382) 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Calais: Kallus.

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

POPULATION

Total Population 2,965
Population in Households 2,815
Population in Familes 2,021
Population in Group Qrtrs 150
Population Density2 86
Diversity Index3 15
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $37,281
Average Household Income $51,628
Per Capita Income $24,253

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,817 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 781 (43.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 544 (29.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 492 (27.1%)
Median Home Value $95,618
Average Home Value $115,653
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,325
Average Household Size 2.12
Family Households 713
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 -0.63% -0.73%
Households -0.69% -0.77%
Families -0.94% -0.94%
Median Household Income   2.29%
Per Capita Income   1.93%

Calais, ME - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Calais 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 # 45 66th
Population Density # 130 1st
Diversity Index # 31 78th
Median Household Income # 103 22nd
Per Capita Income # 84 36th

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