Thorndike, ME 04986 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 04986: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Thorndike, ME 04986

Acceptable Alternative
Knox, ME 04986

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Waldo County
  • Centroid: Latitude 44.579, Longitude -69.244
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 30
  • PO Box Addresses: 40
  • Residential Addresses: 633
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
    • Single Family Addresses: 633

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

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Thorndike, ME 04986 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,787
Daytime Population: Workers 610
Daytime Population: Residents 912
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,522
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.85
Population in Households 1,787
Population in Familes 1,445
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 33
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $38,890
Average Household Income $52,358
Per Capita Income $19,894


Total Housing Units 829 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 554 (66.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 125 (15.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 150 (18.1%)
Median Home Value $137,410
Average Home Value $152,121


Total Households 679
Average Household Size 2.63
Family Households 475
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 0.72% 0.67%
Households 0.75% 0.73%
Families 0.6% 0.66%
Median Household Income   0.81%
Per Capita Income   2.27%

Thorndike, ME 04986 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 04986 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 # 181 55th
Population Density # 266 34th
Diversity Index # 110 73rd
Median Household Income # 295 26th
Per Capita Income # 369 8th

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