Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 04538: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538

Acceptable Alternative
Boothbay Hbr, ME 04538
Capitol Is, ME 04538
Capitol Island, ME 04538

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Lincoln County
  • Centroid: Latitude 43.851, Longitude -69.626
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 281
  • PO Box Addresses: 263
  • Residential Addresses: 1,255
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 94
    • Single Family Addresses: 1,161

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Database updated: February 1, 2018, Maps updated: February 1, 2018.

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Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,309
Daytime Population: Workers 2,891
Daytime Population: Residents 1,204
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,095
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.77
Population in Households 2,201
Population in Familes 1,462
Population in Group Qrtrs 108
Population Density2 421
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $44,497
Average Household Income $74,542
Per Capita Income $38,631


Total Housing Units 2,373 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 757 (31.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 406 (17.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,210 (51.0%)
Median Home Value $256,188
Average Home Value $336,526


Total Households 1,163
Average Household Size 1.89
Family Households 581
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 1.03% 0.68%
Households 1.1% 0.75%
Families 0.89% 0.65%
Median Household Income   1.95%
Per Capita Income   2.83%

Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 04538 to the other 399 ZIP Codes 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 # 159 60th
Population Density # 25 94th
Diversity Index # 143 64th
Median Household Income # 222 45th
Per Capita Income # 34 92nd

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