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Wiscasset is a town in Lincoln County.

It is the county seat.

The community name derives from Indian term for "at the hidden outlet" or "place where three waters meet"

The latitude of Wiscasset is 44.002N. The longitude is -69.666W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 190 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 3,603.


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Median household income
Local
$37,378
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Wiscasset demographic reports
Wiscasset is on the Sheepscot River
Abandoned during the Indian wars and resettled around 1730. Developed as a major shipping center
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 3. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.8 per 1,000 people.
Ranked top home town in the state, February 2001 in the ePodunk Home Towns Index
Filming location for:
· 2001 movie, "In the Bedroom"
Well-known residents have included:
· Matthew Thornton, signer of the Declaration of Independence
Historic sites and museums: Castle Tucker, Nickels-Sortwell House, Old Lincoln County Jail and Museum, Fort William Henry
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

7% of Wiscasset residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Wiscasset ancestry & family history guide.

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Recommendations: Red's Eats' lobster rolls

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Wiscasset was $18,233, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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21% of Wiscasset residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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

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Median rent in Wiscasset, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $452.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $959.


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Libraries in Wiscasset include Wiscasset Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Wiscasset include Wiscasset Newspaper

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The average commute time for Wiscasset workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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