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Augusta

Map of Maine Showing the location of Augusta. Green areas are unorganized territories.

Capital since 1832, originally “Cushnoc,” it was the site in 1628 of the Pilgrims’ trading post, and in 1754, Fort Western. The Blaine House governor’s residence is here. The Pine Tree State Arboretum has 200 acres of rolling hills and meadows and a diversity of habitats. Continue reading

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Crime, Rape

Rape Reported and Arrests 1991-2013

Reported rape increased from an average of 294 in 1991-1995 to 376 in 2009-2013. Looking at trends, from 1980 to 2010 (see Index Crimes) the number of reported rapes varied widely through an annual range of 145 to nearly 400. … Continue reading

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Crimes, Index

Murders 1980-2013

As the graphs below indicate, both violent and non-violent crime have been decreasing in frequency since 1980, with a slight increase since 2005. The number of crimes in 2013, compared to the 1980 figures, declined 22% for violent offenses and … Continue reading

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Lewiston

Location Map for Lewiston

Lewiston Falls, on the Androscoggin River between downtown Lewiston and neighboring Auburn, its “twin” city, was a fishing source for Native Americans. Recently, a park has been developed at the site of the falls, known as Great Falls, and one of the old mills, now a housing complex, that once thrived on its power. The great demand for manufacturing labor in the 19th century drew large numbers of French speaking people from Canada and northern Maine. From 1970 to 2000 the city’s population was again in decline. In 2010 it grew by about 1,000. This time another ethnic group, Somali refugees, were instrumental in the recent growth. Continue reading

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Population, Largest Communities

Fifteen communities had populations of over 15,000 in the year 2010, two more than in 2000. While ranks of the first five were little changed, Scarborough surged ahead while Waterville fell behind. Windham and Gorham were new to the list … Continue reading

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Population, Urban Areas

Maine Urban-Rural Population 2010

The U.S. Census identifies “Urbanized Areas” (Urbanized) and “Urban Clusters” (Clusters), reporting population and the number of housing units (Housing). Data is extracted from the Maine 2010 Population Housing Unit Counts, 2010 Census of Population and Housing, Issued August 2012. Continue reading

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Vinalhaven Island

Location Map of Vinalhaven

The island town is home to two nature preserves, both managed by the Nature Conservancy. See photos. Granite quarrying was an important industry in the 19th and early 20th centuries, both on the main island and on nearby Hurricane Island, which is in the town of Vinalhaven. Now a community of summer residents and Maine residents, it is accessible by the State Ferry Service, which provides transportation, for passengers and vehicles, to and from Rockland. Continue reading

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