About Lamoine, Maine

(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.