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Welcome to Princeton ...

Princeton is located in Washington County<1>.


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


While we don't have a date for the founding of Princeton, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1851.

When the people of Princeton refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Princetonian<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Princeton has a population of 795 people<4> (see below for details).

Princeton is 210 feet [64 m] above sea level.<5>.

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

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

Princeton is within the boundaries of the (207) area code.

The ZIP code for Princeton: 04668<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Princeton had an population of 795 people. This is a decrease of 4.45% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 10.87% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Princeton had a population of 832 people. This makes Princeton the county's 17th most populous community.

The population of Princeton represents 0.06% of the total population of Maine (which has 1,328,361 people), making it the state's 312nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 832 people, the population of Princeton decreased 6.73% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 892 people).

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

Communities Also Named Princeton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 43 communities that are also named Princeton - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas (2), British Columbia, California (3), Colorado, Florida, Georgia (2), Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, Newfoundland and Labrador, North Carolina, Ohio, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina (2), Tennessee, Texas (2), Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Princeton ...

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

  • Saint Stephen
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Stephen came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<7>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Stephen
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Stephen <8>
  • Calais
    (18 miles [29 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Calais have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Calais
    • Calais is located in Washington County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,026 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Calais <8>
  • Saint Stephen Parish
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Stephen Parish came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<7>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Stephen Parish
  • Baileyville
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast)
    • 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 <8>
  • Woodland
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast)
    • 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
  • Dufferin Parish
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dufferin Parish came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<7>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dufferin Parish
  • Alexander
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alexander have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alexander
    • Alexander is located in Washington County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 486 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alexander <8>
  • Baring
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baring
    • Baring is located in Washington County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 239 people
    • Baring has also been known as:
    • Baring Plantation
  • Topsfield
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Topsfield
    • Topsfield is located in Washington County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 227 people
  • Meddybemps
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southeast)

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Princeton ...

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

Adding Princeton to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Princeton 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 Princeton was in the book titled Table of U.S. Post Offices in the United States (Jan. 1851).

We also found Princeton in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Princeton.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Princeton. 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>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Princeton refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Princeton may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Princeton.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Princeton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>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 Princeton). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Princeton or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>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.
<8>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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