Profile for Lubec, Maine, ME
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Lubec is a town in Washington County.
The community was named for Lubeck, Germany.
The latitude of Lubec is 44.860N. The longitude is -66.984W.
It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 62 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,652.
Median household income
$41,994Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census BureauFor more census details and comparisons, see our Lubec demographic reports
Lubec is between Cobscook Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
Sardine canning was once a major contributor to the local economy.
Local festivals include:
- Fall Festival - Sept. 22-23, 2007
Dates often change. Check Lubec web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation:
Quoddy Head State Park
Historic sites and museums: Lubec Historical Society Museum, Campobello International Park
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
In the middle of the afternoon, Lubec loomed suddenly out of the blueberry barrens ahead of me, a cluster of houses and abandoned sardine factories shouldered together on a lofty rock promontory jutting into Passamaquoddy Bay...
-- North Country: A Personal Journey Through the Borderland
Howard Frank Mosher
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Ancestry & family history
3% of Lubec residents report German ancestry, and 16% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Lubec ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Lubec was $13,081, compared with $21,587 nationally.
13% of Lubec residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Lubec festival dates:
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Median rent in Lubec, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $270. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $597.
Libraries in Lubec include Lubec Memorial Library ... View libraries
The average commute time for Lubec workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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“ In the middle of the afternoon, Lubec loomed suddenly out of the blueberry barrens ahead of me, a cluster of houses and abandoned sardine factories shouldered together on a lofty rock promontory jutting into Passamaquoddy Bay... ”
~ North Country: A Personal Journey Through the Borderland
Howard Frank Mosher
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