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Alfred, Maine - Basic Facts

The Alfred CDP(1) had a population of 879 as of July 1, 2023. Alfred 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 Alfred is located at latitude 43.4765 and longitude -70.7184 in York County. The formal boundaries for the Alfred Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 3.93 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. York County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5).

The Alfred Census Designated Place 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 ""

The Alfred Census Designated Place is located within Town of Alfred, a minor civil division (MCD) of York County.

  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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Alfred, ME Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2023)


Total Population 879 (100%)
Population in Households 879 (100.0%)
Population in Families 665 (75.7%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 224
Diversity Index2 19


Median Household Income $46,372
Average Household Income $69,976
% of Income for Mortgage4 43%
Per Capita Income $32,560
Wealth Index5 57
Socioeconomic Status Index6 Moderate (50.9)


Total HU (Housing Units) 438 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 324 (74.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 85 (19.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 29 ( 6.6%)
Median Home Value $332,847
Average Home Value $315,818
Housing Affordability Index3 55


Total Households 409
Average Household Size 2.15
Family Households 247
Average Family Size 3.00
  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 races 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 % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. 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.
  6. The Socioeconomic Index ranges from zero (lowest relative status) to 100 (highest relative status). This measure quantifies disparities in social position of an area's inhabitants and is built from a broad range of demographic, housing, and socioeconomic inputs. More information on this measure can be found in Esri's SEI tutorial.


2020-2023 2023-2028
Population 0.18% -0.51%
Households 0.00% -0.05%
Families   -0.99%
Median Household Income   5.52%
Per Capita Income   3.72%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.50%

Alfred, ME - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Alfred to the other 155 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Maine by rank and percentile using July 1, 2023 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 # 110 30th
Population Density # 124 21st
Median Household Income # 121 23rd
Housing Affordability Index # 4 3rd
Per Capita Income # 102 35th
Diversity Index # 73 54th

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