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Welcome to Calais ...

The coastal city of Calais is located in Washington County<1>.


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


Calais was established in 1779.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Calais has a population of 3,002 people<3> (see below for details).

The community of Calais is 300 feet [91 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Note: While Calais is in the Eastern Time Zone, the area just to the west is in the Atlantic Time Zone (AST/ADT).

The telephone area code for Calais: (207)

The ZIP code for Calais: 04619<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Calais had an population of 3,002 people. This is a decrease of 3.87% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 12.91% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Calais had a population of 3,123 people (which is 9.51% of the total population of Washington County). This makes Calais the county's most populous community.

The population of Calais represents 0.24% of the total population of Maine (which has 1,328,361 people), making it the state's 111st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,123 people, the population of Calais decreased 9.4% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 3,447 people).

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

Communities Also Named Calais ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 5 communities that are also named Calais - they are located in Alberta, Montana (2), Ohio and Vermont.

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

Communities near Calais ...

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

  • Saint Stephen
    (5 miles [8 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Stephen came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<6>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Stephen
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Stephen <7>
  • Saint George Parish
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint George Parish came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<6>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint George Parish
  • Saint Stephen Parish
    (5 miles [8 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Stephen Parish came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<6>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Stephen Parish
  • Saint Andrews
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Andrews came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<6>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Andrews
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Andrews <7>
  • Baileyville
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Baileyville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baileyville
    • Baileyville is located in Washington County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,456 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Baileyville <7>
  • Saint George
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint George came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<6>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint George
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint George <7>
  • Eastport
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eastport have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eastport
    • Eastport is located in Washington County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,275 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eastport <7>
  • Woodland
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodland
    • Woodland is located in Washington County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,141 people
  • Perry
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Perry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Perry
    • Perry is located in Washington County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 934 people
  • Princeton
    (18 miles [29 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Princeton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Princeton
    • Princeton is located in Washington County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 799 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Princeton <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 Calais. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Calais.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Calais. 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 Calais.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Calais. Our list includes 9 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Calais.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Calais ...

Looking for more information about Calais? 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 Calais, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Calais.

Adding Calais to Our Gazetteer ...

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

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Calais was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<8>

From that list, the Calais post office opened in 1809.

We also found Calais in the book titled U.S. Post Offices (Oct. 1846).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Calais.

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

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 Washington, 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 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 Calais.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Calais - 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 city (such as Calais). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Calais or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>If we found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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