Our Town

“Our Town” is a weekly feature, starting Jan. 3, that will profile each of Hancock County’s municipalities as well as the county itself.

  • Tremont 2020 Numbers

    Acreage: 10,329 Sq. Mi.: Land 16.9 Water 35.5 Population: 1980: 1,222; 1990: 1,324; 2000: 1,529; 2010: 1,563 Year-round/Seasonal Residences: 1980: 518/205; 1990: 633/314; 2000: 705/370 2010 Population by Ages 0-4 70 5-19 240 20-44 383 45-64 604 65 up 266 TOTAL 1,563 Median Age 48.5 Registered and Unenrolled Voters Democrat 383 Green Independent 45 Republican

  • Swan’s Island 2020 Numbers

    Acreage: 7,065 Sq. Mi.: Land 14.0 Water 68.4 Population: 1980: 337; 1990: 348; 2000: 327; 2010: 332 Year-round/Seasonal Residences: 1980: 185/157; 1990: 177/208; 2000: 161/260 2010 Population by Ages 0-4 13 5-19 55 20-44 94 45-64 112 65 up 58 TOTAL 332 Median Age 46.3 Registered and Unenrolled Voters Democrat 72 Green Independent 29 Republican

  • Southwest Harbor 2020 Numbers

    Acreage: 8,884 Sq. Mi.: Land 13.5 Water 9.1 Population: 1980: 1,855; 1990: 1,952; 2000: 1,996; 2010: 1,764 Year-round/Seasonal Residences: 1980: 800/234; 1990: 923/343; 2000: 962/326 2010 Population by Ages 0-4 83 5-19 298 20-44 441 45-64 553 65 up 389 TOTAL 1,764 Median Age 47.2 Registered and Unenrolled Voters Democrat 600 Green Independent 77 Republican

  • Mount Desert 2020 Numbers

    Acreage: 25,699 Sq. Mi.: Land 36.9 Water 18.3 Population: 1980: 2,063; 1990: 1,899; 2000: 2,109; 2010: 2,053 Year-round/Seasonal Residences: 1980: 872/676; 1990: 930/770; 2000: 1,017/883 2010 Population by Ages 0-4 87 5-19 278 20-44 475 45-64 774 65 up 439 TOTAL 2,053 Median Age 50.7 Registered and Unenrolled Voters Democrat 792 Green Independent 78 Republican

  • Cranberry Isles 2020 Numbers

    Acreage: 2,043 Sq. Mi.: Land 3.2 Water 39.2 Population: 1980: 198; 1990: 189; 2000: 128; 2010: 141 Year-round/Seasonal Residences: 1980: 155/137; 1990: 91/234; 2000: 67/277 2010 Population by Ages 0-4 7 5-19 22 20-44 24 45-64 36 65 up 20 TOTAL 109 Median Age 47.7 Registered and Unenrolled Voters Democrat 68 Green Independent 9 Republican

  • Bar Harbor 2020 Numbers

    Acreage: 28,800 Sq. Mi.: Land 42.2 Water 28.2 Population: 1980: 4,124 1990: 4,443; 2000: 4,820; 2010: 5,235 Year-round/Seasonal Residences: 1980: 1,751/343; 1990: 2,132/454; 2000: 2,281/524 2010 Population by Ages 0-4 225 5-19 832 20-44 1,540 45-64 1,693 65 up 945 TOTAL 5,235 Median Age 45.3 Registered and Unenrolled Voters Democrat 2,143 Green Independent 170 Republican

  • Life in sync for musician, public servant Antonio Blasi

    Life in sync for musician, public servant Antonio Blasi

    ELLSWORTH — If you know Antonio Blasi, it’s probably through music. The Hancock resident sings or plays woodwinds in bands around the county and beyond, from Bangor to Blue Hill. He’s played in the orchestra at The Grand, with the Bar Harbor Band, at the Winter Harbor Music Festival and was a co-founder of the

  • County administrator’s management skills surfaced early

    County administrator’s management skills surfaced early

    ELLSWORTH — Hancock County Administrator Scott Adkins has been managing businesses since he was old enough to ride a bike and mow lawns. The Bangor native recalled towing a push mower with his bike. “I made my own spreadsheets,” he said. Those included dates of when he mowed a certain lawn and whether or not

  • Sheriff praises Hancock County for beauty, safety

    Sheriff praises Hancock County for beauty, safety

    ELLSWORTH — A friend who worked as a Hancock County Sheriff’s deputy steered Scott Kane to law enforcement in 1984. “He persuaded me to come to work here part time. I’ve been here ever since,” said Kane, who went on to become the Hancock County sheriff in 2015. Kane, who graduated from Ellsworth High School

  • What does county government do?

    What does county government do?

    ELLSWORTH — Why do we have county government and where does all the county tax money go? County taxes fund the Sheriff’s Office’s law enforcement budget as well as the Hancock County Jail and the Hancock County Regional Communications Center. All of those departments operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The county