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Population in 2010: 1,004.
Population change since 2000: +13.8%
 
Males: 500  (49.8%)
Females: 504  (50.2%)
Median resident age:

44.9 years
Maine median age:

43.0 years

Zip codes: 04643.

Estimated median household income in 2021: $49,174 (it was $26,579 in 2000)
Harrington:

$49,174
ME:

$64,767

Estimated per capita income in 2021: $27,340 (it was $13,224 in 2000)

Harrington town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2021: $143,584 (it was $67,600 in 2000)
Harrington:

$143,584
ME:

$252,100

Mean prices in 2021: all housing units: $174,968; detached houses: $193,165; townhouses or other attached units: $145,917; in 2-unit structures: $114,801; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $400,836; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $334,634; mobile homes: $73,894; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $41,538
March 2022 cost of living index in Harrington: 89.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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  • Races in Harrington, ME (2010)
    • 96295.8%White alone
    • 282.8%Hispanic
    • 60.6%Two or more races
    • 40.4%Black alone
    • 30.3%Asian alone
    • 10.10%American Indian alone

Races in Harrington detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Maine and other state lists, there were 6 registered sex offenders living in Harrington, Maine as of December 04, 2023.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Harrington is 167 to 1.


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Ancestries: English (42.3%), Irish (19.5%), German (9.9%), French (7.4%), Italian (4.2%), United States (3.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 06/17/1797

Elevation: 40 feet

Land area: 21.2 square miles.

Population density: 47 people per square mile   (very low).

Harrington, Maine map

19 residents are foreign born (0.8% Europe, 0.6% Asia, 0.6% North America, 0.2% Latin America).

This town:

2.2%
Maine:

2.9%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Harrington town:

1.2% ($790)
Maine:

1.5% ($1,417)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Portland, ME (137.4 miles , pop. 64,249).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (227.3 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (402.0 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities:

Columbia, ME (2.0 miles ),
Cherryfield, ME (2.3 miles ),
Milbridge, ME (2.3 miles ),
Addison, ME (2.6 miles ),
Columbia Falls, ME (2.6 miles ),
Steuben, ME (2.9 miles ),
Centerville, ME (3.4 miles),
Deblois, ME (3.5 miles)

Latitude: 44.60 N, Longitude: 67.83 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 207

Distribution of median household income in Harrington, ME in 2021
Harrington satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2021: 1 building, cost: $171,700
  • 2020: 1 building, cost: $171,700
  • 2019: 1 building, cost: $171,700
  • 2018: 1 building, cost: $171,700
  • 2017: 1 building, cost: $171,700
  • 2016: 1 building, cost: $171,700
  • 2015: 1 building, cost: $171,700
  • 2014: 2 buildings, average cost: $171,700
  • 2013: 2 buildings, average cost: $171,700
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $171,700
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $171,700
  • 2010: 3 buildings, average cost: $171,700
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $171,700
  • 2008: 5 buildings, average cost: $139,000
  • 2007: 6 buildings, average cost: $139,000
  • 2006: 9 buildings, average cost: $139,000
  • 2005: 14 buildings, average cost: $63,700
  • 2004: 16 buildings, average cost: $197,400
  • 2003: 15 buildings, average cost: $197,400
  • 2002: 14 buildings, average cost: $197,400
  • 2001: 5 buildings, average cost: $80,000
  • 2000: 3 buildings, average cost: $183,300
  • 1999: 17 buildings, average cost: $75,000
  • 1998: 7 buildings, average cost: $98,600
  • 1997: 6 buildings, average cost: $82,800
Number of permits per 10,000 Harrington, ME residents
Average permit cost in Harrington, ME
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

7.8%
Maine:

3.0%
Unemployment by year
Most common industries in Harrington, ME (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (16.7%)
  • Health care (13.6%)
  • Educational services (12.9%)
  • Construction (9.3%)
  • Food (4.0%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (3.5%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (3.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (28.4%)
  • Construction (15.3%)
  • Educational services (6.8%)
  • Truck transportation (5.0%)
  • Food (4.5%)
  • Health care (4.1%)
  • Repair & maintenance (3.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (25.9%)
  • Educational services (20.7%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (6.9%)
  • Social assistance (5.7%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.2%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (4.6%)
  • Food (3.4%)
Most common occupations in Harrington, ME (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Fishing, hunting, and forestry occupations (8.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.3%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.8%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (3.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Fishing, hunting, and forestry occupations (15.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9.5%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (7.2%)
  • Carpenters (6.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.9%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (5.9%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (12.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.2%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.6%)

Average climate in Harrington, Maine

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 54.6. This is better than average.

City:

54.6
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 31.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.6
U.S.:

33.3

Earthquake activity:

Harrington-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Maine state average. It is 82% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/16/2012 at 23:12:25, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 ML, Depth: 10.0 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 156.7 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 ML, Depth: 3.0 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 289.4 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW) earthquake occurred 290.5 miles away from the city center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 202.4 miles away from Harrington center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 325.7 miles away from the city center
On 10/3/2006 at 00:07:38, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 MD, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 22.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Washington County (20) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 10, Snows: 5, Winds: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Landslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Other: 2 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Harrington topographic map

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Harrington:

  • University of Maine (about 47 miles; Orono, ME; Full-time enrollment: 8,931)
  • Husson University (about 51 miles; Bangor, ME; FT enrollment: 2,421)
  • University of Maine at Augusta (about 99 miles; Augusta, ME; FT enrollment: 3,204)
  • University of Maine at Farmington (about 115 miles; Farmington, ME; FT enrollment: 2,036)
  • Southern Maine Community College (about 137 miles; South Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 4,666)
  • University of Southern Maine (about 138 miles; Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 6,647)
  • Saint Joseph's College of Maine (about 143 miles; Standish, ME; FT enrollment: 2,010)

Public high school in Harrington:

Public elementary/middle school in Harrington:

See full list of schools located in Harrington

Library in Harrington:

  • GALLISON MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $9,602; Location: 1292 MAIN STREET; 8,309 books; 118 audio materials; 351 video materials; 52 other licensed databases; 1 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Harrington Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Harrington include: Church in the Wildwood (A), Union Church (B), Mill River Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Flat Bay Cemetery (1), Pleasant River Cemetery (2), Forest Hills Cemetery (3), Rock Maple Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers and creeks: Mill Creek (A), Mill River (B), Curtis Creek (C), Cole Creek (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Birthplace of: Irv Ray - Baseball player.

Washington County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Harrington and their reported violations in the past:

ELMERS SEAFOOD SHACK (Population served: 215, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-27-2012), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-27-2012), St Public Notif received (OCT-11-2012), St Compliance achieved (FEB-14-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-14-2008), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-14-2008), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (AUG-20-2009), St Public Notif received (AUG-31-2009), St Compliance achieved (SEP-10-2009)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 41 routine major monitoring violations
  • 7 regular monitoring violations
MSAD 37 DANIEL W MERRIT SCHOOL (Population served: 163, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-24-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-24-2005), St Public Notif received (2 times from NOV-10-2005 to NOV-11-2005), St Compliance achieved (MAY-19-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 49 regular monitoring violations
QUANTABACOOK WATER DISTRICT (Address: WEBB DISTRICT ROAD , Population served: 156, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
SUNSET POINT CAMPGROUND (Population served: 75, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2008 and JUN-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-27-2008), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-27-2008), St Public Notif received (JUN-06-2008), St Compliance achieved (SEP-08-2008)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Harrington that have no violations reported:

  • MSAD 37 HARRINGTON ELEM SCHOOL (Population served: 143, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MSAD 37 MILBRIDGE ELEM SCHOOL (Population served: 135, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This town:

2.4 people
Maine:

2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

69.2%
Whole state:

62.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

11.7%
Whole state:

9.4%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

19.2%
Whole state:

10.9%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

6.6%
Whole state:

4.1%
8 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
5 people in other group homes in 2000

For population 15 years and over in Harrington:

Marital status in Harrington, ME
  • Never married: 19.9%
  • Now married: 59.2%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 8.8%
  • Divorced: 11.0%

For population 25 years and over in Harrington:

  • High school or higher: 81.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.5%
  • Unemployed: 6.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.5
Maine average:

11.2

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Harrington, ME (based on Washington County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,73137
Evangelical Protestant1,44231
Catholic1,23810
Other64813
None26,797-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 16
Here:

4.89 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Washington County:

1.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 32
This county:

9.78 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 37
Washington County:

11.31 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

11.02 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Washington County:

9.4%
Maine:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.3%
Maine:

25.0%

Businesses in Harrington, ME

  • Circle K: 2
  • Subway: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Harrington:

  • WDEA (1370 AM; 5 kW; ELLSWORTH, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WZON (620 AM; 5 kW; BANGOR, ME; Owner: THE ZONE CORPORATION)
  • WABI (910 AM; 5 kW; BANGOR, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WSKW (1160 AM; 10 kW; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN WIRELESS, INCORPORATED)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTME (780 AM; 10 kW; RUMFORD, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WWZN (1510 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Harrington:

  • WNSX (97.7 FM; WINTER HARBOR, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBQI (107.7 FM; BAR HARBOR, ME; Owner: MARINER BROADCASTING, L.P.)
  • WHCF (88.5 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: BANGOR BAPTIST CHURCH)
  • WWMJ (95.7 FM; ELLSWORTH, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WVOM (103.9 FM; HOWLAND, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WLKE (99.1 FM; BAR HARBOR, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WERU-FM (89.9 FM; BLUE HILL, ME; Owner: SALT POND COMMUNITY B/C COMPANY)
  • WMEH (90.9 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WEZQ (92.9 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WALZ-FM (95.3 FM; MACHIAS, ME; Owner: WILLIAM MCVICAR & ROGER HOLST, GEN. PARTNERSHIP)
  • Harrington, Maine
  • Fatal accident count10
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents15
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons:6
  • Fatalities11
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents26
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents0
  • Maine average
  • Fatal accident count1566
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents2256
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons552
  • Fatalities1722
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents3561
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents190
See more detailed statistics of Harrington fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2021 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 5Number of bridges
  • 49ft / 15.0mTotal length
  • 10,657Total average daily traffic
  • 531Total average daily truck traffic
  • 15,188Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Harrington)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • GuardPoint, Lat: 44.614278 Lon: -67.776556, Type: Ltower, Structure height: 106.6 m, Overall height: 110.3 m, Call Sign: WQIF264,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz, Grant Date: 02/27/2018, Expiration Date: 10/17/2020, Cancellation Date: 12/19/2020, Certifier: Nelson A Geel, Registrant: Axiom Technologies, LLC, 3 Water Street, Machias, ME 04654, Phone: (207) 255-0679, Fax: (207) 255-5845, Email:
  • Harrington, Lat: 44.614278 Lon: -67.776556, Type: Ltower, Structure height: 106.6 m, Overall height: 110.3 m, Call Sign: WQIF264,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz, Grant Date: 02/27/2018, Expiration Date: 10/17/2020, Cancellation Date: 12/19/2020, Certifier: Nelson A Geel, Registrant: Axiom Technologies, LLC, 3 Water Street, Machias, ME 04654, Phone: (207) 255-0679, Fax: (207) 255-5845, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Harrington)
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Harrington, ME
  • 80.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 15.1%Wood
  • 3.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.7%Electricity
  • 0.7%Coal or coke
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Harrington, ME
  • 67.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 12.3%Electricity
  • 10.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 9.2%Wood


Harrington compared to Maine state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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