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Encyclopedia > Old Orchard Beach, Maine
Pier at Old Orchard Beach
Pier at Old Orchard Beach

Old Orchard Beach is a census-designated place (CDP) in York County, Maine, United States. The population was 8,856 at the 2000 census. Located on the inner side of Saco Bay on the Atlantic Ocean, the town is a popular summer beach destination, with an amusement park (including a large seaside ferris wheel). The downtown contains many tourist-oriented businesses, including clam shacks and t-shirt shops. A wooden pier on the beach contains many other tourist business, including a variety of souvenir shops. The seven mile long beach stretching away from the downtown is lined with many beach residential properties, condominiums, motels and bed and breakfasts. Download high resolution version (949x701, 120 KB)Pier at Old Orchard Beach, Maine (taken Sept. ... Download high resolution version (949x701, 120 KB)Pier at Old Orchard Beach, Maine (taken Sept. ... A census-designated place (CDP) is an area identified by the United States Census Bureau for statistical reporting. ... York County is a county located in the state of Maine. ... Official language(s) None Capital Augusta Largest city Portland Area  - Total   - Width   - Length    - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 39th 33,414 sq mi  86,542 km² 190 miles  305 km 320 miles  515 km 13. ... Categories: US geography stubs | Maine geography ... Amusement park is the more generic term for a collection of rides and other entertainment attractions assembled for the purpose of entertaining a fairly large group of people. ... The Riesenrad Ferris wheel of the Prater amusement park in Vienna, Austria. ... Maxima clam (Tridacna maxima) Clams are shelled marine or freshwater mollusks belonging to the class Bivalvia. ... A souvenir stall in London, England A souvenir (from French, for memory) is an object that is treasured for the memories associated with it. ... A condominium is a form of housing tenure. ... A bed and breakfast, often referred to as a B&B, is a lodging typically operated out of a large single family residence where guests can be accommodated at night in private bedrooms (which may or may not be equipped with private baths) and where breakfast, sometimes Continental and sometimes...

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Geography

Location of city of Old Orchard Beach in state of Maine
Location of city of Old Orchard Beach in state of Maine

Old Orchard Beach is located at 43°30′49″N, 70°23′7″W (43.513714, -70.385363)GR1. According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 19.6 km² (7.6 mi²). 19.3 km² (7.4 mi²) of it is land and 0.3 km² (0.1 mi²) of it (1.32%) is water. Image File history File links Map_of_Maine_highlighting_Old_Orchard_Beach. ... Image File history File links Map_of_Maine_highlighting_Old_Orchard_Beach. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an Imperial unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, 1,609. ...


Twin Cities

Old Orchard Beach is the twin city of the French seaside resort of Mimizan, as a reminder of the pionner aircraft crossing of the Atlantic by Assolant, Lefèvre and Lotti in 1929. Location of Landes on a map of France Mimizan is a commune of France, located in the département, of Landes (40), in the region of Aquitaine. ...


Demographics

Ferris wheel seen from the beach in Old Orchard Beach
Ferris wheel seen from the beach in Old Orchard Beach

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 8,856 people, 4,294 households, and 2,254 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 459.0/km² (1,188.8/mi²). There were 6,222 housing units at an average density of 322.5/km² (835.3/mi²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 97.54% White, 0.56% Black or African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.46% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.23% from other races, and 0.89% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.02% of the population. Ferris wheel in Old Orchard Beach, York County, Maine, seen from the beach (taken Sept. ... Ferris wheel in Old Orchard Beach, York County, Maine, seen from the beach (taken Sept. ... The Riesenrad Ferris wheel of the Prater amusement park in Vienna, Austria. ... 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 4,294 households out of which 22.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.7% were married couples living together, 10.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 47.5% were non-families. 38.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.05 and the average family size was 2.73. A marriage is a committed relationship between or among individuals, recognized by civil authority and/or bound by the religious beliefs of the participants. ...

"Takadip" Bath House in 1914, Old Orchard Beach, ME

In the CDP the population was spread out with 19.1% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 33.2% from 25 to 44, 26.2% from 45 to 64, and 14.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 96.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.0 males. Image File history File links Takadip,_Old_Orchard_Beach,_ME.jpg Takadip Bath House in 1914, Old Orchard Beach, ME; from an old postcard. ... Image File history File links Takadip,_Old_Orchard_Beach,_ME.jpg Takadip Bath House in 1914, Old Orchard Beach, ME; from an old postcard. ... 1914 (MCMXIV) was a common year starting on Thursday. ...


The median income for a household in the CDP was $36,568, and the median income for a family was $47,952. Males had a median income of $36,089 versus $26,429 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $20,929. About 7.7% of families and 11.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.7% of those under age 18 and 15.1% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


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 Capital  Augusta
 Regions 

Down East · Maine Atlantic Coast · Maine Highlands · North Woods · Western Maine Mountains Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically); large version (pdf) The geographic (earth-mapping) coordinate system expresses every horizontal position on Earth by two of the three coordinates of a spherical coordinate system which is aligned with the spin axis of the Earth. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Maine. ... A state of the United States (a U.S. state) is any one of the fifty states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, along with the District of Columbia, form the United States of America. ... Official language(s) None Capital Augusta Largest city Portland Area  - Total   - Width   - Length    - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 39th 33,414 sq mi  86,542 km² 190 miles  305 km 320 miles  515 km 13. ... This is a list of United States state capitals: Trivia - Jefferson City (Missouri) has the longest name of the U.S. state capitals - Only two of the U.S. state capitals are named for their state: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Indianapolis, Indiana retard See also List of current and former... Nickname: Motto: Official website: www. ... This list of regions of the United States includes official (governmental) and non-official areas within the borders of the United States, not including U.S. states, the federal district of Washington, D.C. or standard subentities such as cities or counties. ... Down East is a New England geographical term that is applied in at least a couple of different ways. ... State nickname: The Pine Tree State Other U.S. States Capital Augusta Largest city Portland Governor John Baldacci Official languages None Area 86,542 km² (39th)  - Land 80,005 km²  - Water 11,724 km² (13. ... The Maine Highlands is a centrally located region that constitutes a large portion of the state of Maine. ... The Maine North Woods is the northern geographic area of the state of Maine. ... The Western Maine Mountains region spans along most of the Maines western border with New Hampshire. ...

 Counties 

Androscoggin · Aroostook · Cumberland · Franklin · Hancock · Kennebec ·Knox · Lincoln · Oxford · Penobscot · Piscataquis · Sagadahoc · Somerset · Waldo · Washington · York List of Maine counties: Maine counties Androscoggin County: formed in 1854 from parts of Cumberland County, Kennebec County, Lincoln County, and Oxford County. ... Androscoggin County is a county located in the state of Maine. ... Aroostook County is a county located in the U.S. state of Maine. ... Cumberland County is a county located in the state of Maine. ... Franklin County is a county located in the state of Maine. ... Hancock County is a county located in the state of Maine. ... Kennebec County is a county located in the state of Maine. ... Knox County is a county located in the state of Maine. ... Lincoln County is a county located in the state of Maine. ... Location in the state of Maine Formed 1805 Seat South Paris Area  - Total  - Water 5,634 km² (2,175 mi²) 252 km² (97 mi²) 4. ... Penobscot County is a county located in the state of Maine. ... Piscataquis County is a county located in the U.S. state of Maine. ... Sagadahoc County is a county located in the state of Maine. ... Somerset County is a county located in the U.S. state of Maine. ... Waldo County is a county located in the state of Maine. ... Washington County is a county located in the U.S. state of Maine. ... York County is a county located in the state of Maine. ...

 Largest cities 

Auburn · Augusta · Bangor · Bath · Belfast · Biddeford · Brewer · Caribou · Ellsworth · Houlton · Kittery · Lewiston · Millinocket · Old Orchard Beach · Old Town · Orono · Portland · Presque Isle · Rockland · Rumford · Saco · Sanford · South Portland · Topsham · Waterville · Westbrook List of cities in Maine, arranged in alphabetical order. ... Nickname: Motto: Official website: www. ... Nickname: Motto: Official website: www. ... This article is about the Maine, USA city of Bangor. ... View uphill towards City Hall in Bath Bath is a city located in Sagadahoc County, Maine. ... Seal of Belfast, ME Belfast is a city located in Waldo County, Maine. ... City Hall in 2005 Biddeford is a city located in York County, Maine, United States. ... Brewer is a city located in Penobscot County, Maine. ... Trucks outside a starch factory in Caribou, Aroostook County, Maine, October 1940 Location of city of Caribou in state of Maine Caribou is a city located in Aroostook County, Maine. ... Ellsworth is a city located in Hancock County, Maine. ... Location of town of Houlton in state of Maine Houlton is a town in Aroostook County, Maine, on the United States-Canada border, located at . ... Location of town of Kittery in state of Maine Kittery is a town located in York County, Maine. ... Official website: ci. ... Millinocket is a mill town in Penobscot County, Maine, USA. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 5,203. ... Main Street in Old Town Old Town is a city located in Penobscot County, Maine. ... Orono is a town located in Penobscot County, Maine. ... Location Location in Cumberland County, Maine Government Counties Cumberland County Mayor Jim Cohen Geographical characteristics Area  - City    - Land    - Water 52. ... Presque Isle is a city located in Aroostook County, Maine. ... Seal of Rockland, ME Rockland is a city located in Knox County, Maine. ... Paper mill along the river in Rumford Rumford is a town located in Oxford County, Maine. ... Location of city of Saco in Maine Saco is a city located in York County, Maine. ... Sanford is a census-designated place located in York County, Maine. ... Seal of South Portland South Portland is a city located in Cumberland County, Maine. ... Topsham is a town located in Sagadahoc County, Maine. ... Location of city of Waterville in map of Maine Waterville is a city located in Kennebec County, Maine on the Kennebec River. ... Westbrook is a city located in Cumberland County, Maine. ...

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