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Welcome to Houlton ...

Houlton is located in Aroostook County<1> and is the County Seat for Aroostook County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Houlton has a population of 5,803 people<2> (see below for details).

Houlton is 360 feet [110 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Note: If you travel east from Houlton (for example, toward Woodstock (NB)), you will soon leave Eastern Time and cross into the Atlantic Time Zone (AST/ADT).

Houlton is located in the (207) area code.

The ZIP code for Houlton: 04730<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Houlton had an population of 5,803 people. This is a decrease of 5.23% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 10.39% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Houlton had a population of 6,123 people (or 8.52% of the total population of Aroostook County). This makes Houlton the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Houlton represents 0.46% of the population of Maine (which has 1,328,361 people), making it the state's 50th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 6,123 people, the population of Houlton decreased 5.45% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 6,476 people).

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

Communities Also Named Houlton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Houlton - they are located in Oregon and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Houlton ...

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

  • Woodstock
  • Wakefield Parish
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wakefield Parish
    • Wakefield Parish lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Houlton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wakefield Parish came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<7>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wakefield Parish
  • Woodstock Parish
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodstock Parish
    • Woodstock Parish lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the east of Houlton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodstock Parish came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<7>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodstock Parish
  • Northampton Parish
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Northampton Parish
    • Northampton Parish lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the east of Houlton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Northampton Parish came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<7>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northampton Parish
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Littleton [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Littleton
      • Littleton [Aroostook County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the north of Houlton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 982 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Littleton have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Littleton
    • Hartland
    • Linneus [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Linneus
      • Linneus [Aroostook County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Houlton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 907 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Linneus
    • Monticello [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monticello
      • Monticello [Aroostook County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the north of Houlton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 734 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monticello
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Monticello<6>
    • Oakfield [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakfield
      • Oakfield [Aroostook County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the west of Houlton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 673 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oakfield<6>
    • Smyrna [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smyrna
      • Smyrna [Aroostook County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the west of Houlton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 419 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smyrna have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smyrna

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 Houlton. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Houlton.

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Houlton. Our list includes 7 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Houlton.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Houlton ...

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

Adding Houlton to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Houlton 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 Houlton was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Aroostook County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Aroostook County: www.aroostook.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 Aroostook, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Houlton.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Houlton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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 Houlton). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Houlton or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>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- Houlton) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Houlton. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from HoultonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Houlton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.1244, Longitude: -67.8395    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>If we have 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.
<8>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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