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Castine is a town in Hancock County.
The community was named after Baron Vincent de St. Castine, who lived here in the late 17th century
The latitude of Castine is 44.387N. The longitude is -68.8W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 30 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,343.
The town was captured by British in the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812. When 44 Massachusetts ships tried to take Fort George during the Revolution, all were destroyed.
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11% of Castine residents report German ancestry, and 17% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Castine ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Castine was $20,078, compared with $21,587 nationally.
58% of Castine residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Historic districts in Castine include Castine Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Castine, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $494. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,283.
Libraries in Castine include Castine - Witherle Memorial Library ... View libraries
The average commute time for Castine workers is 13 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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