Wiscasset (CDP), Maine

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Wiscasset, Maine
Wiscasset, Maine is located in Maine
Wiscasset, Maine
Wiscasset, Maine
Location within the state of Maine
Coordinates: 44°0′19″N 69°40′13″W / 44.00528°N 69.67028°W / 44.00528; -69.67028Coordinates: 44°0′19″N 69°40′13″W / 44.00528°N 69.67028°W / 44.00528; -69.67028
Country United States
State Maine
County Lincoln
 • Total 3.9 sq mi (10.1 km2)
 • Land 3.9 sq mi (10.1 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation 49 ft (15 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,203
 • Density 309.8/sq mi (119.6/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 04578
Area code(s) 207
FIPS code 23-87040
GNIS feature ID 0578612

Wiscasset is a census-designated place (CDP) in the town of Wiscasset in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. The population was 1,203 at the 2000 census.


Wiscasset is located at 44°00′19″N 69°40′13″W / 44.005362°N 69.670372°W / 44.005362; -69.670372 (44.005362, -69.670372).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 3.9 square miles (10.2 km2), of which, 3.9 square miles (10.0 km2) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km2) of it (0.77%) is water. It is home to the Wiscasset High School with a current student population of 253.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,203 people, 532 households, and 319 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 309.8 people per square mile (119.7/km2). There were 603 housing units at an average density of 155.3/sq mi (60.0/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 99.09% White, 0.42% Black or African American, 0.17% Asian, and 0.33% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.25% of the population.

There were 532 households out of which 25.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.9% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.0% were non-families. 34.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.24 and the average family size was 2.89.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 22.3% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 23.1% from 25 to 44, 28.8% from 45 to 64, and 19.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 93.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.0 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $30,341, and the median income for a family was $46,250. Males had a median income of $26,827 versus $25,081 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $20,043. About 11.7% of families and 15.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.9% of those under age 18 and 16.1% of those age 65 or over.

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  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.