(Adapted from the Comprehensive Plan, 1996)
Lamoine is a small coastal community, a bedroom town with a conspicuous retirement component, at the head of Frenchman Bay in Hancock County. It is almost exclusively residential. Industrial activity is minor and consists primarily of gravel extraction and some small, marine-related activities. Agriculture consists of a few large hay fields and a couple of small blueberry fields.
There is a small district designated for development. The Lamoine General Store is the only retail establishment in that district at this time. There are a few at-home businesses and some local contractors who operate from small yards. Shopping is done in Ellsworth, the nearest town, and Bangor, the regional hub, thirty miles away.
LAMOINE LAND USE BASICS
|Total Area||12,583 Acres||20.08 Square Miles|
|Total Land Mass||12,783 Acres||19.97 Square Miles|
|Bog/Swamp||250 Acres||0.39 Square Miles|
|Floodplain||236 Acres||0.38 Square Miles|
|Inland Waters - Blunt's Pond||70 Acres||0.11 Square Miles|
|Length of Shoreline||28.25 Miles|
The current population (2000 Preliminary Census Report) is 1,495, the highest in the community’s history. Historically the local population has varied substantially.
The community has a significant summer population surge with a probable summer peak of around 2000 people. The difference between the January and the July figure is even sharper as many householders, usually retirees, spend three weeks to three months in sunnier climes.