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Population in 2010: 239. Population change since 2000: -13.7%
 

Males: 117  (49.0%)
Females: 122  (51.0%)

Median resident age:  57.8 years
Maine median age:  43.0 years

Zip codes: 04774.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $24,169 (it was $18,125 in 2000)
Allagash:

$24,169
ME:

$46,709
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $16,613

Allagash town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $75,087 (it was $47,000 in 2000)
Allagash:

$75,087
ME:

$172,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $75,860; Detached houses: $80,996; Mobile homes: $58,870

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Allagash races chart
  • White alone - 232 (97.1%)
  • Two or more races - 5 (2.1%)
  • Hispanic - 2 (0.8%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Allagash: 151.2 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (46.6%), French (27.4%), United States (11.9%), English (9.4%), Scotch-Irish (9.0%), Scottish (2.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 09/28/1885

Elevation: 624 feet

Land area: 128.5 square miles.

Population density: 1.9 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Allagash:

  • High school or higher: 61.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.9%
  • Unemployed: 9.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 44.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Allagash town:

  • Never married: 23.2%
  • Now married: 50.6%
  • Separated: 2.5%
  • Widowed: 9.5%
  • Divorced: 14.1%



According to our research of Maine and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Allagash, Maine as of August 28, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Allagash to the number of sex offenders is 268 to 1.


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

Allagash town:  0.8% ($380)
Maine:  1.5% ($1,417)
Allagash satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Portland, ME (244.3 miles , pop. 64,249).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (344.8 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: New York, NY (503.7 miles , pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: St. Francis, ME (3.2 miles ), Wallagrass, ME (4.6 miles ), Eagle Lake, ME (4.7 miles ), Fort Kent, ME (5.0 miles ), New Canada, ME (5.2 miles ), Frenchville, ME (5.9 miles ), Portage Lake, ME (5.9 miles ), St. Agatha, ME (5.9 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 0 buildings
  • 1998: 0 buildings
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $12,000
  • 2000: 2 buildings, average cost: $11,000
  • 2001: 0 buildings
  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 2003: 2 buildings, average cost: $4,500
  • 2004: 0 buildings
  • 2005: 2 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2006: 0 buildings
  • 2007: 0 buildings
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 0 buildings

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Latitude: 47.09 N, Longitude: 69.06 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 207

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

25.8%
Maine:

6.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (23%)
  • Other direct selling establishments (13%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (10%)
  • Truck transportation (10%)
  • Social assistance (10%)
  • Groceries and related products merchant wholesalers (8%)
  • Health care (24%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Public administration (14%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations (10%)
  • Wood products (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Apparel (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (18%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (13%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (13%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (10%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (10%)
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (8%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (12%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (10%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (10%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Bus drivers (7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
  • Top executives (5%)

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Earthquake activity:

Allagash-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Maine state average. It is 97% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/14/2006 at 09:34:49, a magnitude 4.0 (3.5 MW, 4.0 LG, Depth: 14.9 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 21.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Aroostook County (21) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 9

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 8, Floods: 7, Snows: 5, Floods: 3, Heavy Rains: 2, Snows: 2, Blizzard: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Allagash topographic map

Birthplace of: Cathie Pelletier - Novelist.

Political contributions by individuals in Allagash, ME

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Allagash:

  • University of Maine (about 153 miles; Orono, ME; Full-time enrollment: 9,235)
  • Husson University (about 158 miles; Bangor, ME; FT enrollment: 2,107)
  • University of Maine at Farmington (about 176 miles; Farmington, ME; FT enrollment: 2,074)
  • University of Southern Maine (about 245 miles; Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 5,629)
  • Southern Maine Community College (about 245 miles; South Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 2,993)
  • University of New England (about 260 miles; Biddeford, ME; FT enrollment: 3,850)
  • Plymouth State University (about 264 miles; Plymouth, NH; FT enrollment: 4,634)

Library in Allagash:

  • FAYE OLEARY HAFFORD LIBRARY (Operating income: $5,490; Location: 1063 ALLAGASH ROAD; 9,247 books; 140 e-books; 65 audio materials; 220 video materials; 52 other licensed databases; 3 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Allagash: Allagash Inn (A), Allagash Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Bolton Cemetery (1), Saint Paul Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lake: Little Falls Pond (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Aegan Brook (A), Allagash River (B), Thoroughfare Brook (C), Little Black River (D), Walker Brook (E), West Twin Brook (F), White Brook (G), Kelly Brook (H), Bass Brook (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
Aroostook County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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

TWO RIVERS LUNCH (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-22-2003), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-22-2003), St Public Notif received (SEP-09-2003), St Compliance achieved (AUG-24-2005)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2001, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-08-2001), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-08-2001), St Compliance achieved (JUN-26-2001)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-1998, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-05-1998), St Compliance achieved (DEC-02-1998)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-1997, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-30-1997), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-30-1998), St Compliance achieved (OCT-22-1998)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 7 routine major monitoring violations
  • 9 regular monitoring violations

Average household size:
This town:  1.9 people
Maine:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  61.3%
Whole state:  62.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  6.5%
Whole state:  9.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.8% of all households

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

18.8%
Whole state:

10.9%

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

6.3%
Whole state:

4.1%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Allagash, ME

Allagash compared to Maine state average:

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


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000



Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (71%)
  • Wood (17%)
  • Electricity (12%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Allagash town (based on Aroostook County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 60.84%
Here60.8%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAUnited Methodist Church The Wesleyan ChurchAssemblies of God
Adherents70.7%8.7%5.8%5.6%1.6%
Congregations25.5%15.1%11.3%5.7%5.7%
NameUnited Church of ChristEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaLDS (Mormon) ChurchEpiscopal ChurchOther
Adherents1.6%1.3%1.1%1.0%2.6%
Congregations9.4%2.8%3.8%5.7%15.1%
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: 29
This county:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Aroostook County:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 16
Aroostook County:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 56
This county:

7.78 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 66
Aroostook County:

9.17 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

11.02 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

11.7%
Maine:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.6%
Maine:

25.0%

3.86% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($31,356 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.86%
Maine average:

6.39%

0.17% of residents moved from foreign countries ($994 average AGI)
Aroostook County:

0.17%
Maine average:

0.12%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Penobscot County, ME  0.52% ($28,453 average AGI)
from Cumberland County, ME  0.24% ($31,516)
from York County, ME  0.14% ($25,514)


4.01% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($32,517 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.01%
Maine average:

6.44%

0.12% of residents moved to foreign countries ($774 average AGI)
Aroostook County:

0.12%
Maine average:

0.07%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Penobscot County, ME  0.74% ($26,056 average AGI)
to Cumberland County, ME  0.43% ($34,982)
to York County, ME  0.14% ($26,158)

Strongest AM radio stations in Allagash:

  • WFST (600 AM; 5 kW; CARIBOU, ME; Owner: NORTHERN BROADCAST MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WEGP (1390 AM; 5 kW; PRESQUE ISLE, ME; Owner: DECELLES/SMITH MEDIA, INC.)
  • WREM (710 AM; daytime; 5 kW; MONTICELLO, ME; Owner: ALLAN H WEINER)
  • WCHP (760 AM; 35 kW; CHAMPLAIN, NY; Owner: CHAMPLAIN RADIO, INC.)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WICY (1490 AM; 50 kW; MALONE, NY; Owner: CARTIER COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WGY (810 AM; 50 kW; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • 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)

TV broadcast stations around Allagash:

  • W04BH (Channel 4; ALLAGASH, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)

National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 4
Total length: 48 meters (157ft)
Total average daily traffic: 1,482
Total average daily truck traffic: 101
Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic: 2,224


FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: STINSON 108 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 84 mph), Engine: FRANKLIN 6A4150 SERIES (150 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 40169 , Serial Number: 108-99, Year manufactured: 1946
    Registrant (Individual): Reported Sale, , Allagash, ME 04774


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1

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