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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    C
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    C
Bowdoinham is a town in Maine with a population of 2,921. Bowdoinham is in Sagadahoc County. Living in Bowdoinham offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Bowdoinham and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Bowdoinham are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$210,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,273
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    12%
  • Own
    88%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    6%
  • 35-44 years
    17%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    17%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Bowdoinham

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$69,563
National
$55,322
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Bowdoinham Reviews

3 reviews
Bowdoinham is honestly in the perfect location. About halfway between Portland, Augusta and Lewiston/Auburn, it is really easy to commute to larger towns from Bowdoinham, while still being able to enjoy the benefits of a rural town. I have found that there is a strong sense of community that revolves around the community school and I don't think I could have asked for a better location to grow up.
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Mostly for people growing organic foods and artists. Tries to offer things for children but overall school system is poorly run and mismanaged. Only good thing is easy to hop on the highway.
A quaint little town right by a river that leads into a bay. Very private and quiet, even in the main part of town. The elementary school is great and the teachers are so friendly.