Appleton, Maine

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Population in 2010: 1,316. Population change since 2000: +3.5%
 
Males: 681  (51.7%)
Females: 635  (48.3%)
Median resident age:  43.0 years
Maine median age:  43.0 years

Zip codes: 04862.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $46,020 (it was $36,615 in 2000)
Appleton:

$46,020
ME:

$46,709
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,015 (it was $16,484 in 2000)

Appleton town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $167,718 (it was $92,200 in 2000)
Appleton:

$167,718
ME:

$172,300
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $211,127; Detached houses: $233,394; In 2-unit structures: $160,439; Mobile homes: $94,158; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $33,032
Appleton races chart
  • White alone - 1,285 (97.6%)
  • Two or more races - 14 (1.1%)
  • Hispanic - 8 (0.6%)
  • Black alone - 6 (0.5%)
  • Asian alone - 2 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 1 (0.08%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Appleton: 180.7 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (21.6%), United States (13.6%), German (9.8%), Irish (9.4%), French (8.9%), Italian (6.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 06/28/1829

Elevation: 180 feet

Land area: 32.7 square miles.

Population density: 40 people per square mile   (very low).

Appleton,ME real estate house value index trend

Appleton, Maine map

For population 25 years and over in Appleton:

  • High school or higher: 90.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.3%
  • Unemployed: 5.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Appleton town:

  • Never married: 20.3%
  • Now married: 61.6%
  • Separated: 0.2%
  • Widowed: 5.4%
  • Divorced: 12.5%

29 residents are foreign born (1.0% Europe, 0.6% Latin America, 0.6% North America).

This town:  2.3%
Maine:  3.3%



According to our research of Maine and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Appleton, Maine as of May 03, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Appleton to the number of sex offenders is 1,306 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


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

Appleton town:  1.2% ($1,149)
Maine:  1.5% ($1,417)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Portland, ME (66.1 miles , pop. 64,249).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (164.3 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (334.3 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Union, ME (2.4 miles ), Hope, ME (2.4 miles ), Washington, ME (2.4 miles ), Liberty, ME (2.5 miles ), Searsmont, ME (2.6 miles ), Montville, ME (3.1 miles ), Lincolnville, ME (3.1 miles ), Belmont, ME (3.1 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 5 buildings, average cost: $63,000
  • 1998: 4 buildings, average cost: $58,800
  • 1999: 11 buildings, average cost: $80,900
  • 2000: 6 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2001: 7 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2002: 6 buildings, average cost: $98,300
  • 2003: 6 buildings, average cost: $98,300
  • 2004: 21 buildings, average cost: $120,000
  • 2005: 9 buildings, average cost: $200,000
  • 2006: 8 buildings, average cost: $200,000
  • 2007: 6 buildings, average cost: $200,000
  • 2008: 5 buildings, average cost: $200,000
  • 2009: 4 buildings, average cost: $200,000
  • 2010: 4 buildings, average cost: $200,000
  • 2011: 4 buildings, average cost: $220,300
  • 2012: 8 buildings, average cost: $184,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 44.30 N, Longitude: 69.27 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 207

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

5.8%
Maine:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (30%)
  • Transportation equipment (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (5%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Health care (16%)
  • Finance and insurance (10%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Personal and laundry services (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Carpenters (12%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Painters and paperhangers (5%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)
  • Personal appearance workers (4%)

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

Average climate in Appleton, Maine

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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

Earthquake activity:

Appleton-area historical earthquake activity is near Maine state average. It is 92% 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 220.1 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 128.4 miles away from Appleton center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 252.8 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 55.8 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 17.7 miles away from Appleton center
On 1/17/2000 at 08:16:20, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, 3.4 LG, Depth: 10.1 mi) earthquake occurred 60.8 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 Knox County (20) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 14, Storms: 10, Winter Storms: 3, Hurricanes: 2, Snows: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Appleton topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Appleton:

  • WINDWARD GARDENS (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; CAMDEN, ME)
  • CAMDEN COMM HOSP HC CENTR (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; CAMDEN, ME)
  • FIELDCREST MANOR (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; WALDOBORO, ME)
  • SHORE VILLAGE REHAB AND NURSING (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; ROCKLAND, ME)
  • KNOX CENTER FOR LONG TERM CARE (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; ROCKLAND, ME)
  • KNOX CENTER FOR LTC (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; ROCKLAND, ME)
  • KNO-WAL-LIN HOMECARE AND HOSPICE (Home Health Center, about 16 miles away; ROCKLAND, ME)

Heliports located in Appleton:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Appleton:

  • University of Maine at Augusta (about 27 miles; Augusta, ME; Full-time enrollment: 3,204)
  • Husson University (about 44 miles; Bangor, ME; FT enrollment: 2,421)
  • University of Maine at Farmington (about 51 miles; Farmington, ME; FT enrollment: 2,036)
  • University of Maine (about 51 miles; Orono, ME; FT enrollment: 8,931)
  • Southern Maine Community College (about 66 miles; South Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 4,666)
  • University of Southern Maine (about 67 miles; Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 6,647)
  • Saint Joseph's College of Maine (about 69 miles; Standish, ME; FT enrollment: 2,010)

Public elementary/middle school in Appleton:

See full list of schools located in Appleton

Library in Appleton:

  • MILLDRED STEVENS WILLIAMS MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $11,281; Location: 2957 SENNEBEC ROAD; 8,045 books; 172 audio materials; 96 video materials; 52 other licensed databases)

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Notable location: Sennebec Lake Campground (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Appleton include: Appleton Baptist Church (A), Church of the Nazarene (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Weymouth Cemetery (1), Hart Cemetery (2), Pine Grove Cemetery (3), Clark Cemetery (4), Sprague Cemetery (5), Miller Cemetery (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Johnson Pond (A), Newbert Pond (B), The Pool (C), Pettengill Marsh (D), Appleton Ridge Pond (E), Mill Pond (F), Cedar Swamp (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Allen Brook (A), Fish Brook (B), Harriet Brook (C), Pease Brook (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Knox 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 2005 was 76.9. This is about average.

City:

76.9
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2003 was 14.9. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 15.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.9
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2004 was 9.81. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.81
U.S.:

9.14

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

SENNEBEC LAKE CAMPGROUND (Population served: 250, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-19-2011), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-19-2011), St Compliance achieved (MAY-10-2012)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
Average household size:
This town:  2.4 people
Maine:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  66.4%
Whole state:  62.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  7.7%
Whole state:  9.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

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

7.9%
Whole state:

10.9%

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

3.9%
Whole state:

4.1%

Appleton compared to Maine state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage 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.
  • Number of college students significantly 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. (69%)
  • Wood (24%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5%)
  • Electricity (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Appleton town (based on Knox County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 27.32%
Here: 27.3%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAUnited Methodist ChurchEpiscopal ChurchUnited Church of Christ
Adherents39.5%13.8%10.5%7.7%6.6%
Congregations10.2%22.4%14.3%6.1%6.1%
NameNational Association of Congregational Christian ChurchesJewishEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnitarian Universalist AssociationOther
Adherents4.3%2.8%2.1%1.8%11.0%
Congregations4.1%2.0%2.0%2.0%30.6%
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: 17
Knox County:

4.17 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

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

2.21 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 30
Knox County:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 79
Here:

19.40 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.8%
Maine:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Knox County:

21.6%
Maine:

25.0%

5.11% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($40,636 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.11%
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 Waldo County, ME  0.56% ($33,391 average AGI)
from Lincoln County, ME  0.49% ($26,645)
from Cumberland County, ME  0.33% ($37,961)


5.10% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,672 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.10%
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 Lincoln County, ME  0.55% ($28,624 average AGI)
to Cumberland County, ME  0.54% ($34,821)
to Waldo County, ME  0.42% ($28,545)

Strongest AM radio stations in Appleton:

  • WSKW (1160 AM; 10 kW; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN WIRELESS, INCORPORATED)
  • WFAU (1280 AM; 5 kW; GARDINER, ME; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRKD (1450 AM; 1 kW; ROCKLAND, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WZON (620 AM; 5 kW; BANGOR, ME; Owner: THE ZONE CORPORATION)
  • WTME (780 AM; 10 kW; RUMFORD, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WMTW (870 AM; 10 kW; GORHAM, ME; Owner: RADIO PARTNERS OF MAINE, L.P.)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGAN (560 AM; 5 kW; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Appleton:

  • WMEP (90.5 FM; CAMDEN, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WQSS (102.5 FM; CAMDEN, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMCM (103.3 FM; ROCKLAND, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBQX (106.9 FM; THOMASTON, ME; Owner: MARINER BROADCASTING LIMITED PARTNER)
  • WFZX (101.7 FM; SEARSPORT, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBFB (104.7 FM; BELFAST, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WWBX (97.1 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WWWA (95.3 FM; WINSLOW, ME; Owner: LIGHT OF LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WMME-FM (92.3 FM; AUGUSTA, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBYA (105.5 FM; ISLESBORO, ME; Owner: MARINER BROADCASTING LIMTED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WERU-FM (89.9 FM; BLUE HILL, ME; Owner: SALT POND COMMUNITY B/C COMPANY)
  • WKIT-FM (100.3 FM; BREWER, ME; Owner: THE ZONE CORPORATION)
  • WWMJ (95.7 FM; ELLSWORTH, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WCME (96.7 FM; BOOTHBAY HARBOR, ME; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WHQO (107.9 FM; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN WIRELESS, INC.)
  • WCTB (93.5 FM; FAIRFIELD, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN WIRELESS, INC.)
  • WMEW (91.3 FM; WATERVILLE, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Appleton:

  • WABI-TV (Channel 5; BANGOR, ME; Owner: COMMUNITY BROADCASTING SERVICE)
  • W64BY (Channel 64; ROCKLAND, ME; Owner: CRAIG MINISTRIES, INC.)

Appleton fatal accident list:

May 28, 2010 03:48 PM, Sennebec Road, Lat: 44.25024, Lon: -69.25833, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Nov 11, 2006 04:45 PM, Sennebec Road, Lat: 44.25479, Lon: -69.25397, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Nov 9, 1993 03:30 PM, Collinstow, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Apr 12, 1989 05:30 PM, 19011904, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 3
Total length: 6 meters (20ft)
Total costs: $188,000
Total average daily traffic: 1,884
Total average daily truck traffic: 128
Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic: 2,826

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

1
  • Ben Hur Heliport (Lat: 44.266472 Lon: -69.239222), Call Sign: WRB9
    Assigned Frequencies: 122.900 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/15/2009, Expiration Date: 07/20/2019
    Registrant: Peabody Rd., Appleton, ME 04862, Phone: (207) 232-2030, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Appleton)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: BELL 47D1 (Category: Land, Seats: 3, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 78 mph), Engine: FRANKLIN 6V4 SERIES (210 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 225B , Serial Number: 149, Year manufactured: 1949, Airworthiness Date: 04/23/1963
    Registrant (Corporation): Coastal Helicopters Inc, 141 Peabody Rd, Appleton, ME 04862
  • Aircraft: MADARA BRUCE A AVID FLYER (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: BOMBARDIER ROTAX (ALL) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 255AF , Serial Number: 255, Year manufactured: 1987, Airworthiness Date: 08/05/1988
    Registrant (Individual): Bruce A Madara, 2065 Appleton Ridge Rd, Appleton, ME 04862
  • Aircraft: BELL 47G (Category: Land, Seats: 3, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 78 mph), Engine: FRANKLIN 6V 350 SERIES (235 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 950B , Serial Number: 693, Year manufactured: 1954, Airworthiness Date: 10/04/1990
    Registrant (Corporation): Coastal Helicopters Inc, 141 Peabody Road, Appleton, ME 04862

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
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