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Welcome to Acton ...

Acton is located in York County<1>.

The location of Acton has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Acton has a population of 2,627 people<3> (see below for details).

Acton is 710 feet [216 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Acton lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Acton: (207)

The ZIP code for Acton: 04001<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Acton had an population of 2,627 people. This is an increase of 7.36% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 22.47% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Acton had a population of 2,447 people. This makes Acton the county's 24th most populous community.

The population of Acton represents 0.18% of the total population of Maine (which has 1,328,361 people), making it the state's 143rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,447 people, the population of Acton increased 14.08% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 2,145 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Acton.

Communities Also Named Acton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 21 communities that are also named Acton - they are located in Alabama (2), California, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, New Brunswick, New Jersey, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Ontario, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Washington.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Acton.

Communities near Acton ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Acton.

  • Rochester [Strafford County]
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    • Rochester [Strafford County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the south of Acton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 31,719 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rochester
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rochester<7>
  • Sanford [York County]
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    • Sanford [York County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the southeast of Acton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,253 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sanford
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sanford<7>
  • Somersworth [Strafford County]
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    • Somersworth [Strafford County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the south of Acton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,286 people
    • Former names for Somersworth:
    • Great Falls
    • Summersworth
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Somersworth<7>
  • Waterboro [York County]
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    • Waterboro [York County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the east of Acton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,007 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waterboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterboro
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waterboro<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Berwick [York County]
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      • Berwick [York County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the south of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,996 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Berwick
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Berwick<7>
    • Farmington [Strafford County]
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      • Farmington [Strafford County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the southwest of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,951 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Farmington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Farmington<7>
    • Wolfeboro [Carroll County]
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      • Wolfeboro [Carroll County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the west of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,450 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wolfeboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wolfeboro<7>
    • Lebanon [York County]
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      • Lebanon [York County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the south of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,435 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lebanon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lebanon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lebanon<7>
    • Alton [Belknap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alton
      • Alton [Belknap County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the west of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,364 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alton<7>
    • Wakefield [Carroll County]
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      • Wakefield [Carroll County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the northwest of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,122 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wakefield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wakefield<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Acton. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Acton.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Acton. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Acton.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Acton. See our Newspapers Page for Acton.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Acton ...

Looking for more information about Acton? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Acton, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Acton.

Adding Acton to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Acton in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Acton was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Acton on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Maine (1897).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Acton on our Genealogy Page.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Acton. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for York County: www.co.york.me.us/

The official website for State of Maine: https://www.maine.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Maine's counties, including York, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Acton.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Acton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Acton). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Acton or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Acton) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Acton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ActonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Acton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.5342, Longitude: -70.9098       In this case, the coordinates for Acton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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