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Searsport is a town in Waldo County.

The community was named for David Sears, landholder.

The latitude of Searsport is 44.458N. The longitude is -68.924W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 236 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 2,641.


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Median household income
Local
$31,288
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Searsport demographic reports
Searsport is on Penobscot Bay.
Settled by soldiers from the nearby Fort Pownal. Shipbuilding was an early industry.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 4. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.5 per 1,000 people.
Nearby parks & recreation: Moose Point State Park
Historic sites and museums: Penobscot Marine 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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5% of Searsport residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Searsport ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Searsport was $18,883, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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19% of Searsport residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Searsport include Searsport Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Searsport, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $365.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $823.


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Libraries in Searsport include Searsport - Carver Memorial Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Searsport include Waldo Independent

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The average commute time for Searsport workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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