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Houlton is a town in Aroostook County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after Joseph Houlton, landowner

The latitude of Houlton is 46.126N. The longitude is -67.84W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 390 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 6,476.


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Median household income
Local
$26,212
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Houlton demographic reports
Houlton is on the Meduxnekeag River
Railroad junction
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 5. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.8 per 1,000 people.
Local foods: fiddlehead
Local festivals include:
  • Houlton Fair - July 4-8, 2007
  • Moose Stomper's Weekend - Feb. 2-4, 2007
Dates often change. Check Houlton web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Aroostook County Historical & Art Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Ancestry & family history

4% of Houlton residents report German ancestry, and 16% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Houlton ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Houlton was $14,007, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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16% of Houlton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Houlton include Market Square Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Houlton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $307.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $620.


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Libraries in Houlton include Houlton - Cary Library ... View libraries

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The average commute time for Houlton workers is 13 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Houlton include Scottish Inns Houlton, Shiretown Motor Inn.

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