Alna, Maine

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Population in 2010: 709. Population change since 2000: +5.0%
 
Males: 345  (48.7%)
Females: 364  (51.3%)
Median resident age:  45.7 years
Maine median age:  43.0 years

Zip codes: 04535.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $54,525 (it was $43,125 in 2000)
Alna:

$54,525
ME:

$46,709
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,863 (it was $17,340 in 2000)

Alna town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $199,430 (it was $113,800 in 2000)
Alna:

$199,430
ME:

$172,300
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $258,156; Detached houses: $275,386; Townhouses or other attached units: $98,418; In 2-unit structures: $152,101; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $152,101; Mobile homes: $111,839
Alna races chart
  • White alone - 689 (97.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 8 (1.1%)
  • Two or more races - 4 (0.6%)
  • Hispanic - 4 (0.6%)
  • Asian alone - 3 (0.4%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.1%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Alna: 190.9 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (27.4%), United States (18.5%), Irish (12.6%), German (11.0%), French (7.3%), Scottish (5.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 06/25/1794

Elevation: 10 feet

Land area: 20.9 square miles.

Population density: 34 people per square mile   (very low).

Alna,ME real estate house value index trend

Alna, Maine map

For population 25 years and over in Alna:

  • High school or higher: 86.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 30.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.0%
  • Unemployed: 3.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Alna town:

  • Never married: 18.8%
  • Now married: 61.4%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 7.8%
  • Divorced: 11.2%

22 residents are foreign born (1.5% Europe, 0.6% Asia, 0.6% Oceania, 0.6% North America).

This town:  3.3%
Maine:  3.3%



According to our research of Maine and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Alna, Maine as of May 26, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Alna to the number of sex offenders is 341 to 1.


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

Alna town:  1.6% ($1,845)
Maine:  1.5% ($1,417)
Alna satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Portland, ME (43.3 miles , pop. 64,249).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (142.6 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (311.6 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Newcastle, ME (2.2 miles ), Damariscotta-Newcastle, ME (2.4 miles ), Wiscasset, ME (2.4 miles ), Dresden, ME (2.5 miles ), Damariscotta, ME (2.7 miles ), Nobleboro, ME (2.7 miles ), Edgecomb, ME (2.8 miles ), Pittston, ME (2.9 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 4 buildings, average cost: $157,000
  • 2003: 8 buildings, average cost: $85,300
  • 2005: 5 buildings, average cost: $94,200
  • 2006: 6 buildings, average cost: $85,200
  • 2007: 3 buildings, average cost: $119,300
  • 2008: 4 buildings, average cost: $92,300
  • 2009: 4 buildings, average cost: $121,800
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $160,000
  • 2011: 4 buildings, average cost: $107,500
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $277,500

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 44.08 N, Longitude: 69.63 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 207

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

4.2%
Maine:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (21%)
  • Transportation equipment (9%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (4%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (3%)
  • Health care (15%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Food and beverage stores (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6%)
  • Art and design workers (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Carpenters (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Registered nurses (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3%)

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

Average climate in Alna, Maine

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Alna, Maine average temperatures Alna, Maine average precipitation Alna, Maine humidity Alna, Maine wind speed Alna, Maine snowfall Alna, Maine sunshine Alna, Maine clear and cloudy days

Earthquake activity:

Alna-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Maine state average. It is 91% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 204.5 miles away from the city center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 106.6 miles away from Alna center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 234.7 miles away from the city center
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) earthquake occurred 75.6 miles away from the city center
On 2/26/1999 at 03:38:43, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 2.0 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 27.8 miles away from Alna center
On 8/21/1996 at 07:54:14, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 86.0 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 Lincoln County (21) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 14, Storms: 10, Winter Storms: 4, Hurricanes: 2, Snows: 2, Winds: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Landslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Alna topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Alna:

  • COVE'S EDGE (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; DAMARISCOTTA, ME)
  • MAINEGENERAL MEDICAL CENTER -GARDINER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; GARDINER, ME)
  • MERRILL MEMORIAL MANOR (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; GARDINER, ME)
  • FIELDCREST MANOR (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; WALDOBORO, ME)
  • ROBINSON HLTH CARE FAC (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; GARDINER, ME)
  • WINSHIP GREEN NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; BATH, ME)
  • COASTAL DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 16 miles away; BATH, ME)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Alna:

  • University of Maine at Augusta (about 20 miles; Augusta, ME; Full-time enrollment: 3,204)
  • Southern Maine Community College (about 43 miles; South Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 4,666)
  • University of Southern Maine (about 44 miles; Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 6,647)
  • Saint Joseph's College of Maine (about 47 miles; Standish, ME; FT enrollment: 2,010)
  • University of Maine at Farmington (about 48 miles; Farmington, ME; FT enrollment: 2,036)
  • University of New England (about 58 miles; Biddeford, ME; FT enrollment: 4,539)
  • Husson University (about 66 miles; Bangor, ME; FT enrollment: 2,421)

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Notable locations in Alna: Alna Volunteer Fire Department (A), Alna Historical Society Building (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Alna include: Head Tide Church (A), Newcastle Alna Baptist Church (B), Alna Meetinghouse (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Alna Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Pinkham Pond (A), Sheepscot River Reservoir (B), Verney-Leighton Marsh (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Trout Brook (A), Ben Brook (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Alna: Head Tide Historic District (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: W W & F Railway Museum (Cross Rd) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Hotel: Anniversary Farm (2282 Alna Road) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 69.8. This is about average.

City:

69.8
U.S.:

74.2

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 3.92. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 12.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.92
U.S.:

6.58

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 31.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.3
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 14.2. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 14.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.2
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 7.50. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 17.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.50
U.S.:

9.14
Average household size:
This town:  2.4 people
Maine:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  71.2%
Whole state:  62.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  10.8%
Whole state:  9.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

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

6.3%
Whole state:

10.9%

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

3.4%
Whole state:

4.1%

Alna compared to Maine state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below 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 above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (80%)
  • Wood (16%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Electricity (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Alna town (based on Lincoln County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 23.00%
Here: 23.0%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Church of ChristUnited Methodist ChurchEpiscopal ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USA
Adherents35.3%14.3%14.2%12.3%10.0%
Congregations7.1%19.0%19.0%9.5%16.7%
NameConservative Baptist Association of AmericaGeneral Association of Regular Baptist ChurchesChurch of the NazareneLDS (Mormon) ChurchOther
Adherents2.6%2.3%2.1%1.8%5.0%
Congregations4.8%2.4%4.8%2.4%14.3%
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: 14
Lincoln County:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 9
Lincoln County:

2.59 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 23
Lincoln County:

6.62 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 46
Here:

13.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.0%
Maine:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Lincoln County:

21.9%
Maine:

25.0%

5.72% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($38,936 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.72%
Maine average:

5.50%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Kennebec County, ME  0.88% ($31,427 average AGI)
from Knox County, ME  0.60% ($28,624)
from Sagadahoc County, ME  0.55% ($34,346)


6.04% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,423 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.04%
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 Kennebec County, ME  0.86% ($26,475 average AGI)
to Cumberland County, ME  0.84% ($31,442)
to Sagadahoc County, ME  0.64% ($29,011)

Strongest AM radio stations in Alna:

  • WFAU (1280 AM; 5 kW; GARDINER, ME; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTME (780 AM; 10 kW; RUMFORD, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WGAN (560 AM; 5 kW; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WSKW (1160 AM; 10 kW; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN WIRELESS, INCORPORATED)
  • WMTW (870 AM; 10 kW; GORHAM, ME; Owner: RADIO PARTNERS OF MAINE, L.P.)
  • WJTO (730 AM; 1 kW; BATH, ME; Owner: BLUE JEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WLAM (1470 AM; 5 kW; LEWISTON, ME; Owner: RADIO PARTNERS OF MAINE, L.P.)
  • WEZW (1400 AM; 1 kW; AUGUSTA, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WJJB (900 AM; 1 kW; BRUNSWICK, ME; Owner: ATLANTIC COAST RADIO, LLC)
  • WMDR (1340 AM; 1 kW; AUGUSTA, ME; Owner: LIGHT OF LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Alna:

  • WCME (96.7 FM; BOOTHBAY HARBOR, ME; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMEP (90.5 FM; CAMDEN, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WQSS (102.5 FM; CAMDEN, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBCI (105.9 FM; BATH, ME; Owner: BLOUNT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCYI (93.9 FM; LEWISTON, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMME-FM (92.3 FM; AUGUSTA, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMCM (103.3 FM; ROCKLAND, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPKQ (103.7 FM; NORTH CONWAY, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHOM (94.9 FM; MT. WASHINGTON, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBQX (106.9 FM; THOMASTON, ME; Owner: MARINER BROADCASTING LIMITED PARTNER)
  • WBLM (102.9 FM; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMEA (90.1 FM; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCLZ (98.9 FM; BRUNSWICK, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WTHT (107.5 FM; LEWISTON, ME; Owner: RADIO PARTNERS OF MAINE, L.P.)
  • WWWA (95.3 FM; WINSLOW, ME; Owner: LIGHT OF LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WABK-FM (104.3 FM; GARDINER, ME; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WJBQ (97.9 FM; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WJJB-FM (95.5 FM; TOPSHAM, ME; Owner: ATLANTIC COAST RADIO, LLC)
  • WFZX (101.7 FM; SEARSPORT, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKCG (101.3 FM; AUGUSTA, ME; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

TV broadcast stations around Alna:

  • WPFO (Channel 23; WATERVILLE, ME; Owner: CMCG PORTLAND LICENSE LLC)
  • WCBB (Channel 10; AUGUSTA, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WGME-TV (Channel 13; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: WGME LICENSEE, LLC)

Alna fatal accident list:

Dec 13, 2008 07:27 PM, Sr-218, Lat: 44.09628, Lon: -69.61633, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Dec 5, 1992 08:30 AM, 218, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 2
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 4
Total length: 16 meters (52ft)
Total costs: $6,695,000
Total average daily traffic: 2,864
Total average daily truck traffic: 217
Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic: 4,297

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

5
  • Call Sign: N1XQB, Licensee ID: L01019253
    Grant Date: 05/13/2008, Expiration Date: 07/09/2017, Certifier: Larry D Cilley
    Registrant: Larry D Cilley, 188 Dock Road, Alna, ME 04535
  • Call Sign: N1YII, Licensee ID: L01220977
    Grant Date: 12/06/2006, Expiration Date: 12/23/2016, Certifier: Linda S Morris
    Registrant: Linda S Morris, 841 West Alna Road, Alna, ME 04535
  • Call Sign: N6LAC, Licensee ID: L00897452
    Grant Date: 07/27/2004, Expiration Date: 08/29/2014, Certifier: Christopher L Murphy
    Registrant: Christopher L Murphy, 88 Head Tide Road, Alna, ME 04535
  • Call Sign: WA1HHK, Licensee ID: L00220349
    Grant Date: 01/21/2005, Expiration Date: 03/27/2015, Certifier: Stephen R Sozanski
    Registrant: Stephen R Sozanski, 415 West Alna Rd, Alna, ME 04535
  • Call Sign: KB1OCD, Licensee ID: L01207670
    Grant Date: 10/30/2006, Expiration Date: 10/30/2016, Certifier: Alice G Sozanski
    Registrant: Alice G Sozanski, 415 West Alina Rd, Alna, ME 04535

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2
  • Hazardous Condition: 15

Incident types - Alna

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Alna, ME
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