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 2017: $63,938 (it was $43,125 in 2000)
Alna:

$63,938
ME:

$56,277

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $27,388 (it was $17,340 in 2000)

Alna town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $223,833 (it was $113,800 in 2000)
Alna:

$223,833
ME:

$191,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $312,089; detached houses: $345,705; townhouses or other attached units: $216,680; in 2-unit structures: $200,118; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $381,545; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $296,033; mobile homes: $80,434
March 2019 cost of living index in Alna: 94.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
  • Races in Alna, ME (2010)
    • 68997.2%White alone
    • 81.1%American Indian alone
    • 40.6%Two or more races
    • 40.6%Hispanic
    • 30.4%Asian alone
    • 10.1%Black alone

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



According to our research of Maine and other state lists, there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Alna, Maine as of July 06, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Alna is 236 to 1.


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Alna, ME City Guides:

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, Maine map

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

This town:

3.3%
Maine:

2.9%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Alna town:

1.6% ($1,845)
Maine:

1.5% ($1,417)

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 )

Latitude: 44.08 N, Longitude: 69.63 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 207

Distribution of median household income in Alna, ME in 2017
Alna satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 4 buildings, average cost: $157,000
  • 2003: 8 buildings, average cost: $85,300
  • 2004: 3 buildings, average cost: $98,300
  • 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
  • 2013: 4 buildings, average cost: $235,000
  • 2014: 4 buildings, average cost: $235,000
  • 2015: 2 buildings, average cost: $275,000
  • 2016: 2 buildings, average cost: $275,000
  • 2017: 1 building, cost: $150,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Alna, ME residents
Average permit cost in Alna, ME
Most common industries in Alna, ME (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (12.7%)
  • Health care (8.2%)
  • Educational services (7.3%)
  • Transportation equipment (7.0%)
  • Public administration (6.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (21.2%)
  • Transportation equipment (9.5%)
  • Public administration (7.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.0%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (4.5%)
  • Educational services (4.5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (3.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (15.2%)
  • Educational services (10.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (7.9%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (5.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.3%)
  • Public administration (5.3%)
Most common occupations in Alna, ME (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.1%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.6%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (3.6%)
  • Art and design workers (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.6%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5.6%)
  • Carpenters (5.0%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.0%)
  • Art and design workers (5.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (7.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.6%)
  • Registered nurses (6.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.6%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.3%)

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
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2 SO2 Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 48.2. This is significantly better than average.

City:

48.2
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 3.28. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 12.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.28
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.402. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.402
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 33.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

33.5
U.S.:

33.3

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 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 234.7 miles away from Alna 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 Alna 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 (22) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 18
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, Tropical Storm: 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)

Points of interest:

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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
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%

For population 15 years and over in Alna:

Marital status in Alna, ME
  • Never married: 18.8%
  • Now married: 61.4%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 7.8%
  • Divorced: 11.2%

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
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.3
Maine average:

11.2

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Alna, ME (based on Lincoln County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant3,58629
Catholic2,7253
Evangelical Protestant1,06512
Other2794
None26,802-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs 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
Here:

6.62 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

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

13.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.0%
State:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

21.9%
State:

25.0%

6.85% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($56,427 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.85%
Maine average:

5.91%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Knox County, ME  0.88% ($42,023 average AGI)
from Kennebec County, ME  0.83% ($35,154)
from Sagadahoc County, ME  0.72% ($41,710)


5.93% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($45,384 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.93%
Maine average:

5.73%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Kennebec County, ME  0.88% ($36,930 average AGI)
to Cumberland County, ME  0.82% ($62,959)
to Knox County, ME  0.64% ($30,713)

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:

Nov 8, 2013 09:45 PM, Dock Rd, Lat: 44.104192, Lon: -69.606764, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Dec 13, 2008 07:27 PM, Sr-218, Lat: 44.096280, Lon: -69.616330, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Dec 5, 1992 08:30 AM, 218, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 2
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 5Number of bridges
  • 49ft / 14.7mTotal length
  • 3,529Total average daily traffic
  • 174Total average daily truck traffic
  • 5,532Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

4
  • 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: 12/23/2016, Expiration Date: 12/23/2026, Certifier: Linda S Morris, Registrant: Linda S Morris, 841 West Alna Road, Alna, ME 04535
  • Call Sign: N6LAC, Licensee ID: L00897452, Grant Date: 08/20/2014, Expiration Date: 08/29/2024, Certifier: Christopher L Murphy, Registrant: Christopher L Murphy, 88 Head Tide Road, Alna, ME 04535
  • Call Sign: KC9OKH, Licensee ID: L01437158, Grant Date: 08/14/2018, Expiration Date: 10/10/2028, Certifier: Carrie G Kipfer, Registrant: Carrie G Kipfer, 839 Head Tide Hill Rd, Alna, ME 04535

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172F (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8818U , Serial Number: 17252725, Year manufactured: 1965, Airworthiness Date: 03/22/1965, Certificate Issue Date: 03/22/2018
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Jay F Norwalk, Po Box 539, Alna, ME 04535, Other Owners: Christopher M Sullivan

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Alna, ME
  • 81.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 15.9%Wood
  • 1.7%Electricity
  • 0.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Alna, ME
  • 71.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 16.1%Wood
  • 12.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Alna compared to Maine state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly 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.
There are 2 pilots and no other airmen in this city.
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