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Welcome to Houlton ...
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 lies within 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 (which is 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.
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.
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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/
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This page was last modified: 02 Aug 2022