Southwest Harbor, Maine Population 2024

426

Southwest Harbor is a city located in Hancock County Maine. Southwest Harbor has a 2024 population of 426. Southwest Harbor is currently declining at a rate of -10.5% annually and its population has decreased by -31.95% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 626 in 2020.

The average household income in Southwest Harbor is $43,443 with a poverty rate of 14.12%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Southwest Harbor is 48.7 years, 43.6 years for males, and 61.5 years for females.

Southwest Harbor Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Southwest Harbor was:

  • White: 96.58%
  • Black or African American: 2.09%
  • Two or more races: 1.33%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
State
Maine
Land Area (mi²)
1.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
316.30/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-31.95% (-200)
The current population of Southwest Harbor, Maine is 426 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 626.

Southwest Harbor, Maine Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White50896.58%
Black or African American112.09%
Two or more races71.33%
Native American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Southwest Harbor Population by Race

Southwest Harbor Population Pyramid 2024

Southwest Harbor Median Age

48.7

Total

43.6

Male

61.5

Female

Southwest Harbor Adults

There are 413 adults, (183 of whom are seniors) in Southwest Harbor.

Southwest Harbor Age Dependency

128.7

Age Dependency Ratio

79.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

49.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Southwest Harbor Sex Ratio

Female30157.22%
Male22542.78%

Southwest Harbor Population by Age

Southwest Harbor Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3061.6719.980.1
Non Family216015.784.3
Married873.213169
Female350100
Male0000

3.22

Average Family Size

1.67

Average Household Size

19.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Southwest Harbor Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade00%
9th to 12th Grade40.99%
High School Graduate11428.15%
Some College10325.43%
Associates Degree6315.56%
Bachelors Degree8019.75%
Graduate Degree4110.12%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Southwest Harbor Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Southwest Harbor Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White390386110
Black111111
2+ Races440

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 100%.

Southwest Harbor Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$36,157$38,977$16,429
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
High School Graduate$16,339$0$0
Some College$36,204$0$0
Bachelors Degree$57,583$58,000$0
Graduate Degree$0$0$0

$36,157

Average Earnings

$38,977

Average Male

$16,429

Average Female

Southwest Harbor Earnings by Educational Attainment

Southwest Harbor Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Southwest Harbor Language

97.78% of Southwest Harbor residents speak only English, while 2.22% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 2.22% of the population.

Southwest Harbor Language

Southwest Harbor Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White4957214.55%

14.12%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.41%

Male Poverty Rate

18.24%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Southwest Harbor

The race most likely to be in poverty in Southwest Harbor is White, with 14.55% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Southwest Harbor is White, with 14.55% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0%. Among those working part-time, it was 44.78%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.05%.

Southwest Harbor Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade100%
Bachelors or Greater16.67%
Some College13.86%
High School13.64%

Southwest Harbor Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed7.41%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Employed49.06%
Female Unemployed0%

Southwest Harbor Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Southwest Harbor Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$30,625$43,443
Families$59,333$65,632
Married Families$59,583$-999,999,999
Non Families$20,577$34,034

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Southwest Harbor Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

43.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

58.1%

Male Marriage Rate

34.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Southwest Harbor Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Southwest Harbor Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Southwest Harbor Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Southwest Harbor Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

17

Number of Veterans

17

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam13
Second Gulf War0
First Gulf War0
Korea0
World War II0

Southwest Harbor Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
55 to 6417
18 to 340
35 to 540
65 to 740
75+0

Southwest Harbor Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White133.54%
2+ Races480%

Southwest Harbor Veterans by Race

Southwest Harbor Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.53%

Veteran Disability Rate

Southwest Harbor Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

40.2%

Labor Force Participation

26.2%

Employment Rate

20.6%

Unemployment Rate

Southwest Harbor Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Southwest Harbor Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Southwest Harbor Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

54.37%

Born in Southwest Harbor

96.58%

Native Born

3.42%

Foreign Born

3.42%

Non Citizen

0%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.58% of Southwest Harbor residents were born in the United States, with 54.37% having been born in Maine. 3.42% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Southwest Harbor Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2024426-50-10.5%
2023476-50-9.51%
2022526-65-11%
2021591-35-5.59%
2020626-21-3.25%
2019647-110-14.53%
2018757-45-5.61%
2017802-48-5.65%
20168509712.88%
2015753608.66%
2014693456.94%
2013648294.68%
2012619-9-1.43%
2011628-92-12.78%
201072000%

Southwest Harbor Population by Year