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Machias is a town in Washington County.

It is the county seat.

The community name derives from Indian term for "bad little falls"

The latitude of Machias is 44.715N. The longitude is -67.461W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 82 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 2,353.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$24,318
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Machias demographic reports
Machias is on the Machias River.
Site of 1775 naval battle, which occurred after townspeople refused to provide the British with lumber for barracks

Major railroad center for northern lumber operations

Local foods: blueberry cream pie
Local festivals include:
  • Wild Blueberry Festival - Aug. 17-19, 2007
  • Margaretta Days Festival - June 8-10, 2007
Dates often change. Check Machias web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Burnham Tavern Museum, Fort O'Brien Site
Colleges and universities: University of Maine at Machias
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.)
Pronunciations: muh-CHY-us

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8% of Machias residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Machias ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Machias was $13,902, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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23% of Machias residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Machias, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $297.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $773.


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The average commute time for Machias workers is 14 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Machias, ME

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