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Welcome to Jay ...

Jay is located in Franklin County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Jay has a population of 4,623 people<3> (see below for details).

Jay is 360 feet [110 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The area code for Jay: (207)

The ZIP code for Jay: 04239<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Jay had an population of 4,623 people. This is a decrease of 4.7% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 7.26% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Jay had a population of 4,851 people (which is 15.77% of the total population of Franklin County). This makes Jay the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Jay represents 0.37% of the total population of Maine (which has 1,328,361 people), making it the state's 68th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 4,851 people, the population of Jay decreased 2.69% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 4,985 people).

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

Adding Jay to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

Communities Also Named Jay ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 14 communities that are also named Jay - they are located in Arkansas (2), Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina and Vermont.

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

Communities near Jay ...

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

  • Farmington [Franklin County]
  • Winthrop [Kennebec County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winthrop
    • Winthrop [Kennebec County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southeast of Jay
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,993 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winthrop have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winthrop
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winthrop<7>
  • Turner [Androscoggin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turner
    • Turner [Androscoggin County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the south of Jay
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,846 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Turner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turner
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Turner<7>
  • Rumford [Oxford County]
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    • Wilton [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilton
      • Wilton [Franklin County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the north of Jay
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,960 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wilton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wilton<7>
    • Belgrade [Kennebec County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belgrade
      • Belgrade [Kennebec County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the east of Jay
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,149 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belgrade have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belgrade
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belgrade<7>
    • Mexico [Oxford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mexico
      • Mexico [Oxford County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the west of Jay
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,629 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mexico have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mexico
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mexico<7>
    • Readfield [Kennebec County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Readfield
      • Readfield [Kennebec County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southeast of Jay
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,571 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Readfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Readfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Readfield<7>
    • Dixfield [Oxford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dixfield
      • Dixfield [Oxford County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the west of Jay
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,486 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dixfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dixfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dixfield<7>
    • Leeds [Androscoggin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leeds
      • Leeds [Androscoggin County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the south of Jay
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,314 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leeds have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leeds
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leeds<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 Jay. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Jay.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Jay ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Maine

About Franklin County

About Maine

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Jay. 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 Franklin, 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 Jay.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Jay - 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 Jay). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Jay 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Jay) 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 Jay. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from JayOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Jay. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.5040, Longitude: -70.2162       In this case, the coordinates for Jay 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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