Wiscasset is a city located in Lincoln County Maine. It is also the county seat of Lincoln County. With a 2020 population of 1,260, it is the 90th largest city in Maine and the 13589th largest city in the United States. Wiscasset is currently growing at a rate of 1.12% annually but its population has decreased by -2.55% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,293 in 2020. Spanning over 4 miles, Wiscasset has a population density of 323 people per square mile.
The average household income in Wiscasset is $47,423 with a poverty rate of 22.27%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $768 per month, and the median house value is $172,500. The median age in Wiscasset is 47.2 years, 40.1 years for males, and 54.2 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Wiscassetwas:
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The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100.00%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100.00%.
99.06% of Wiscasset residents speak only English, while 0.94% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 0.94% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Wiscasset is White, with 22.70% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Wiscasset is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.92%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.88%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 61.17%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Wiscasset
95.90% of Wiscasset residents were born in the United States, with 51.97% having been born in Maine. 0.93% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.