Alexander, Maine

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Population in 2010: 499. Population change since 2000: -2.9%
 
Males: 249  (49.9%)
Females: 250  (50.1%)
Median resident age:  49.8 years
Maine median age:  43.0 years

Zip codes: 04694.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $40,039 (it was $29,306 in 2000)
Alexander:

$40,039
ME:

$46,709
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,828 (it was $14,943 in 2000)

Alexander town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $116,394 (it was $75,800 in 2000)
Alexander:

$116,394
ME:

$172,300
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $139,375; Detached houses: $153,693; Townhouses or other attached units: $275,438; Mobile homes: $58,303
Alexander races chart
  • White alone - 485 (97.2%)
  • Hispanic - 6 (1.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 5 (1.0%)
  • Two or more races - 3 (0.6%)

Races in Alexander detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Alexander: 177.7 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (44.6%), Irish (9.3%), French (7.0%), Scottish (5.3%), German (4.3%), Scotch-Irish (4.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 01/19/1825

Elevation: 423 feet

Land area: 39.6 square miles.

Population density: 13 people per square mile   (very low).

Alexander,ME real estate house value index trend

Alexander, Maine map

For population 25 years and over in Alexander:

  • High school or higher: 82.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.6%
  • Unemployed: 13.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Alexander town:

  • Never married: 21.3%
  • Now married: 61.6%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 3.5%
  • Divorced: 11.9%

33 residents are foreign born (6.0% North America).

This town:  6.4%
Maine:  3.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Alexander town:  1.1% ($808)
Maine:  1.5% ($1,417)
Alexander satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Portland, ME (168.8 miles , pop. 64,249).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (262.2 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (435.8 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Meddybemps, ME (2.5 miles) , Crawford, ME (2.5 miles) , Baileyville, ME (2.6 miles ), Woodland, ME (2.6 miles ), Cooper, ME (2.6 miles) , Princeton, ME (3.1 miles ), Charlotte, ME (3.4 miles ), Wesley, ME (3.6 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 2 buildings, average cost: $78,200
  • 1998: 2 buildings, average cost: $78,200
  • 1999: 2 buildings, average cost: $78,200
  • 2000: 2 buildings, average cost: $78,200
  • 2001: 2 buildings, average cost: $78,200
  • 2002: 2 buildings, average cost: $78,200
  • 2003: 3 buildings, average cost: $78,200
  • 2004: 14 buildings, average cost: $69,600
  • 2005: 13 buildings, average cost: $69,600
  • 2006: 7 buildings, average cost: $84,300
  • 2007: 5 buildings, average cost: $84,300
  • 2008: 4 buildings, average cost: $91,700
  • 2009: 4 buildings, average cost: $91,700
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $50,000
  • 2012: 3 buildings, average cost: $184,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 45.07 N, Longitude: 67.48 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 207

Alexander household income distribution Alexander home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

8.6%
Maine:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Paper (28%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Truck transportation (10%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Health care (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Repair and maintenance (4%)
  • Health care (29%)
  • Educational services (21%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Paper (7%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Construction (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (15%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (11%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (8%)
  • Cashiers (8%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)

Work and jobs in Alexander: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Alexander, Maine

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Alexander-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Maine state average. It is 94% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/3/2006 at 00:07:38, a magnitude 4.3 (3.8 MB, 3.8 MW, 4.3 LG, Depth: 4.0 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 60.0 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 309.0 miles away from Alexander center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 231.2 miles away from the city center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 347.2 miles away from the city center
On 9/25/2005 at 03:08:57, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, 3.4 LG, Depth: 4.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 14.0 miles away from Alexander center
On 9/16/1994 at 07:01:54, a magnitude 3.6 (3.5 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 38.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Washington County (18) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 9, Snows: 4, Winds: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Landslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Alexander topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Alexander:

  • ATLANTIC REHABILITATION AND NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; CALAIS, ME)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Alexander:

  • University of Maine (about 60 miles; Orono, ME; Full-time enrollment: 8,931)
  • Husson University (about 67 miles; Bangor, ME; FT enrollment: 2,421)
  • University of Maine at Augusta (about 125 miles; Augusta, ME; FT enrollment: 3,204)
  • University of Maine at Farmington (about 134 miles; Farmington, ME; FT enrollment: 2,036)
  • Southern Maine Community College (about 168 miles; South Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 4,666)
  • University of Southern Maine (about 170 miles; Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 6,647)
  • Saint Joseph's College of Maine (about 172 miles; Standish, ME; FT enrollment: 2,010)

Public elementary/middle school in Alexander:

Private elementary/middle school in Alexander:

  • DOWNEAST CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 4; Location: 1222 AIRLINE RD; Grades: 1 - 11)
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Notable locations in Alexander: Pleasant Lake Campground (A), Alexander Volunteer Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Upper Mud Lake (A), Barrows Lake (B), Lower Mud Lake (C), Pug Lake (D), Sixteenth Stream (E), Pleasant Lake (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Spearing Brook (A), Meadow Brook (B), Mill Brook (C), Sixteenth Stream (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Pocomoonshine Lake Lodge (Tours & Charters; 31 Fish House Lane) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Washington County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 42.9. This is significantly better than average.

City:

42.9
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 28.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.5
U.S.:

32.0

Drinking water stations with addresses in Alexander and their reported violations in the past:

WASHINGTON CNTY COMM COLLEGE #3 (Population served: 400, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2008, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-09-2008), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-09-2008), St Compliance achieved (AUG-29-2011), St Intentional no-action (SEP-15-2011)
PLEASANT LAKE CAMPING AREA (Population served: 300, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
NOOK & CRANNY (Population served: 160, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-19-2011), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-19-2011), St Public Notif received (APR-03-2012), St Compliance achieved (APR-04-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-22-2011), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-22-2011), St Public Notif received (APR-03-2012), St Compliance achieved (APR-04-2012)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In NOV-2012, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-03-2012), St Public Notif requested (DEC-21-2012), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-21-2012), St Public Notif received (APR-01-2014)
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
PLEASANT LAKE CAMPGROUND #2 (Population served: 143, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 10 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
WASHINGTON CNTY COMM COLLEGE #2 (Population served: 120, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2008, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-09-2008), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-09-2008), St Compliance achieved (AUG-17-2011), St Intentional no-action (SEP-15-2011)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2006, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-20-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-20-2007), St Compliance achieved (AUG-17-2011), St Intentional no-action (SEP-15-2011)
WASHINGTON CNTY COMM COLLEGE #1 (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-11-2012), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-11-2012), St Compliance achieved (NOV-26-2012), St Public Notif received (APR-22-2014)
WASHINGTON CNTY COMM COLLEGE #4 (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-01-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-01-2005), St Compliance achieved (NOV-28-2005), St Intentional no-action (AUG-24-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-12-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-12-2005), St Compliance achieved (NOV-28-2005), St Intentional no-action (AUG-24-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2008, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-09-2008), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-09-2008), St Compliance achieved (AUG-17-2011), St Intentional no-action (SEP-15-2011)
  • 7 routine major monitoring violations
Average household size:
This town:  2.2 people
Maine:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  70.0%
Whole state:  62.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  9.4%
Whole state:  9.4%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

20.0%
Whole state:

10.9%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

8.2%
Whole state:

4.1%

Alexander compared to Maine state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (92%)
  • Wood (8%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Alexander town (based on Washington County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 25.86%
Here: 25.9%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchUnited Church of ChristAmerican Baptist Churches in the USACommunity Church of Christ
Adherents47.3%14.8%6.6%5.1%5.0%
Congregations16.0%20.0%12.0%5.3%5.3%
NameEpiscopal ChurchNational Association of Congregational Christian Churches The Wesleyan ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Other
Adherents5.0%3.2%2.6%1.7%8.7%
Congregations4.0%9.3%2.7%1.3%24.0%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 16
Washington County:

4.89 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Washington County:

1.22 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 32
Washington County:

9.78 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 37
Here:

11.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

11.02 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.4%
Maine:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Washington County:

28.3%
Maine:

25.0%

4.44% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($46,571 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.44%
Maine average:

5.50%

0.14% of residents moved from foreign countries ($798 average AGI)
Washington County:

0.14%
Maine average:

0.04%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Penobscot County, ME  0.56% ($25,985 average AGI)
from Hancock County, ME  0.38% ($33,364)
from Cumberland County, ME  0.29% ($38,176)


4.37% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,225 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.37%
Maine average:

5.62%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Penobscot County, ME  0.73% ($31,140 average AGI)
to Hancock County, ME  0.51% ($21,300)
to Cumberland County, ME  0.29% ($-20,029)

Strongest AM radio stations in Alexander:

  • WZON (620 AM; 5 kW; BANGOR, ME; Owner: THE ZONE CORPORATION)
  • WABI (910 AM; 5 kW; BANGOR, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WDEA (1370 AM; 5 kW; ELLSWORTH, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WREM (710 AM; daytime; 5 kW; MONTICELLO, ME; Owner: ALLAN H WEINER)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WSKW (1160 AM; 10 kW; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN WIRELESS, INCORPORATED)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCHP (760 AM; 35 kW; CHAMPLAIN, NY; Owner: CHAMPLAIN RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Alexander:

  • WMED (89.7 FM; CALAIS, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCRQ (102.9 FM; DENNYSVILLE, ME; Owner: WQDY, INC.)
  • WQDY-FM (92.7 FM; CALAIS, ME; Owner: WQDY, INC.)
  • WHCF (88.5 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: BANGOR BAPTIST CHURCH)
  • WVOM (103.9 FM; HOWLAND, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Alexander:

  • WMED-TV (Channel 13; CALAIS, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • W21BH (Channel 21; MACHIAS, ME; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W57AQ (Channel 57; CALAIS, ME; Owner: PACIFIC AND SOUTHERN COMPANY, INC.)
  • W61AO (Channel 61; CALAIS, ME; Owner: COMMUNITY BROADCASTING SERVICE)

Alexander fatal accident list:

Jun 8, 2008 04:25 AM, Cooper Road, Lat: 45.03908, Lon: -67.45279, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Dec 29, 2004 09:50 AM, Sr-9, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 6, Fatalities: 1
Jul 16, 2001 04:20 PM, South Princeton Road, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Mar 5, 1999 01:35 PM, South Princeton Rd, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Nov 21, 1998 02:45 PM, Cooper Road, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Oct 22, 1988 05:25 PM, 18886705, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Jul 14, 1982 05:15 PM, 6071, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Alexander)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: WHEATON JONATHAN SKY RANGER (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 912S (100 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 118JW , Serial Number: SKR0108120, Year manufactured: 2001, Airworthiness Date: 01/15/2008
    Registrant (Individual): Jonathan B Wheaton, 339 S Princeton Rd, Alexander, ME 04694

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
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