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Damariscotta

Damariscotta, Maine

  •   State: 
    Maine
      County: 
    Lincoln County
      City: 
    Damariscotta
      County FIPS: 
    23015
      Coordinates: 
    44°01′58″N 69°31′07″W
      Area total: 
    14.71 sq mi (38.10 km²)
      Area land: 
    12.42 sq mi (32.17 km²)
      Area water: 
    2.29 sq mi (5.93 km²)
      Elevation: 
    50 ft (20 m)
      Established: 
    1848; Incorporated 1848
  •   Latitude: 
    44,0388
      Longitude: 
    -69,5082
      Timezone: 
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 
    04543
      GMAP: 

    Damariscotta, Lincoln County, Maine, United States

  •   Population: 
    2,297
      Population density: 
    185 residents per square mile of area (71.4/km²)
      Household income: 
    $38,057
      Households: 
    887
      Unemployment rate: 
    9.20%
  •   Sales taxes: 
    5.00%
      Income taxes: 
    8.50%

Damariscotta is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. The name derives from a native place-name meaning place of abundance of small fish (alewives) The area was once inhabited by the Wawenock (or Walinakiak, meaning "People of the Bays") Abenaki Indians, who left behind 2,500-year-old oyster shell middens. The land became part of the Pemaquid Patent, granted by the Plymouth Council in 1631 to Robert Aldsworth and Gyles Elbridge, merchants from Bristol, England. It was incorporated as a separate town on March 15, 1848, set off from parts of Bristol and Nobleboro. The town is home to the Skidompha Public Library, whose name is an acronym formed from the first letter of several founders' surnames. Hunt Hill, elevation 350 feet (108 m) above sea level, is the town's highest point. The terminus of the DamarISCotta River is the Great Salt Bay, which is the northernmost mating area for horseshoe crabs in North America. The river isHome to 80% of the farmed oysters produced in Maine. The population was 2,297 at the 2020 census, and the town has a total area of 14.71 square miles (38.10 km²) of which, 12.42 sq miles (32.17 km²), of it is land and 2.29sq miles (5.93km²) is water.

History

The name Damariscotta is an extreme corruption of the Algonquian word "Madamescontee", meaning "place of an abundance of alewives" The town was incorporated as a separate town on March 15, 1848, set off from parts of Bristol and Nobleboro. It is home to the Skidompha Public Library, whose name is an acronym formed from the first letter of several founders' surnames. The terminus of the Dameriscotta River is the Great Salt Bay, which is the northernmost mating area for horseshoe crabs in North America. The river isHome to 80% of the farmed oysters produced in Maine. Along the river were established several brickyards, which supplied much of the brick used to build Boston's Back Bay neighborhood. The town's shipyards were the site of many fine examples of Federal, Greek Revival and Italianate style architecture in the 1800s and early 1900s. The city's main village is located at the lower falls and head of navigation on the DamarISCotta River. It was once inhabited by the Wawenock (or Walinakiak, meaning "People of the Bays") Abenaki Indians. The land became part of the Pemaquid Patent, granted by the Plymouth Council in 1631 to Robert Aldsworth and Gyles Elbridge, merchants from Bristol, England. Some colonists moved upriver from the village at Pema quid about 1640 to settle what is today Damardiscotta.

Geography

Damariscotta is a town in Maine, United States.It is situated on the Damariscott River, a tidal estuary of the Gulf of Maine. Hunt Hill, elevation 350 feet (108 m) above sea level, is the town's highest point. The town has a total area of 14.71 square miles (38.10 km²), of which, 12.42square miles (32.17 km²) of it is land and 2.29sq miles (5.93km²) is water. It has a population of 2,816. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates its population will reach 2,917 by the end of the next census year. The population of the town is expected to exceed 2,000 by the year's end. It is the largest town in the state, with a total population of 3,822. It also has the highest percentage of people of color in the United States, at 2.8%. The town is home to the University of Maine at Orono, a private college with a campus of about 1,200 students. The school is located in the town of DamarISCotta, on the shores of the Great Saco River. It was founded in 1872 and was named after a local family of the same name, who settled in the area in the early 1800s. It became the first town to post a post office in 1875. The first post office opened in 1881.

Demographics

As of the census of 2010, there were 2,218 people, 1,051 households, and 578 families residing in the town. There were 1,359 housing units at an average density of 109.4 per square mile (42.2/km²) The racial makeup of the town was 97.0% White, 0.4% African American, 0,8% Asian, and 0.3% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.6% of the population. The town's median income was $36,188, and the median income for a family was $47,105. About 6.7% of families were below the poverty line, including 16.4 of those under 18 and 5.7 of those age 65 or over. It is located on the U.S. Census Bureau's West Virginia-New Hampshire border. The state's population was 2,041 at the 2000 census, and 2,084 at the 2010 census. It has a population density of 178.6 inhabitants per sq mile (69.0/km 2) The town has an area of 1.7 square miles (3.4 square kilometers) and has a median age of 50.7 years (17.9 years for men and 50.4 years for women). The town was founded in 1883, and was named after the town of the same name. It was the first town in the state to have a post office, opening in 1887.

Education

Damariscotta is part of the Maine AOS #93 school system. Steven Bailey is the Superintendent of Schools. The school is located on the banks of the Penobscot River. The town has a population of about 2,000 people. It is located near the town of Penoski, which is on the shore of the Piscataquah River. It has an estimated population of around 1,500 people. The district has a school population of approximately 2,500. The schools are part of Maine A OS #93, which was established in 1993. The superintendent is Steven Bailey, who is from Penosquah, Maine. He is the superintendent of schools for the school system, which has an enrollment of around 2,400 people.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Damariscotta, Lincoln County, Maine = 87. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 70. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 98. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Damariscotta = 3 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO (www.who.int/news-room/questions-and-answers/item/radiation-the-ultraviolet-(uv)-index) and is uniform worldwide.

Employed

The most recent city population of 2,297 individuals with a median age of 50.5 age the population dropped by -9.61% in Damariscotta, Lincoln County, Maine population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 185 residents per square mile of area (71.4/km²). There are average 1.97 people per household in the 887 households with an average household income of $38,057 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 9.20% of the available work force and has dropped -4.99% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 20.82%. The number of physicians in Damariscotta per 100,000 population = 202.9.

Weather

The annual rainfall in Damariscotta = 45.6 inches and the annual snowfall = 73.4 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 133. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 200. 78 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 12.8 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 59, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Damariscotta, Lincoln County, Maine which are owned by the occupant = 58.83%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 33 years with median home cost = $196,910 and home appreciation of -2.55%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $10.70 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.

Study

The local school district spends $12,356 per student. There are 9.5 students for each teacher in the school, 186 students for each Librarian and 1115 students for each Counselor. 6.37% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 23.23% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 10.50% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Damariscotta's population in Lincoln County, Maine of 9,036 residents in 1930 has dropped 0,25-fold to 2,297 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 54.26% female residents and 45.74% male residents live in Damariscotta, Lincoln County, Maine.

    As of 2020 in Damariscotta, Lincoln County, Maine are married and the remaining 46.38% are single population.

  • 19.8 minutes is the average time that residents in Damariscotta require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    73.92% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 13.87% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool and 6.23% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Damariscotta, Lincoln County, Maine, 58.83% are owner-occupied homes, another 23.13% are rented apartments, and the remaining 18.04% are vacant.

  • The 21.19% of the population in Damariscotta, Lincoln County, Maine who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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