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Southwest Harbor is a town in Hancock County.

The latitude of Southwest Harbor is 44.279N. The longitude is -68.325W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 118 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,966.


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Median household income
Local
$36,555
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Southwest Harbor demographic reports
Southwest Harbor is on Mount Desert Island.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 1. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.5 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Mount Desert Island Oktoberfest - Oct. 6, 2007
  • Acadia Garlic Festival - Sept. 15, 2007
  • Quietside Festival - July 14-16, 2007
Dates often change. Check Southwest Harbor web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Acadia National Park
Historic sites and museums: Wendell Gilley Museum, Seal Cove Auto Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Southwest Harbor demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Hancock County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 04679 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

10% of Southwest Harbor residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Southwest Harbor ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Southwest Harbor was $21,509, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

33% of Southwest Harbor residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Southwest Harbor, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $416.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $952.


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Libraries in Southwest Harbor include Southwest Harbor Public Library ... View libraries

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The average commute time for Southwest Harbor workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Southwest Harbor include Central House Inn, Harbor Ridge Resort, Harbour Cottage Inn, Pier One Vacation Rentals.

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