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Population in 2010: 326. Population change since 2000: +0.9%
 

Males: 175  (53.7%)
Females: 151  (46.3%)

Median resident age:  47.8 years
Maine median age:  43.0 years

Zip codes: 04426.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $37,432 (it was $29,821 in 2000)
Atkinson:

$37,432
ME:

$46,709
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $21,490

Atkinson town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $107,178 (it was $66,900 in 2000)
Atkinson:

$107,178
ME:

$172,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $111,694; Detached houses: $128,721; Mobile homes: $38,347

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Atkinson races chart
  • White alone - 315 (96.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 4 (1.2%)
  • Two or more races - 4 (1.2%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.3%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1 (0.3%)
  • Hispanic - 1 (0.3%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Atkinson: 164.0 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Ancestries: English (37.2%), Irish (11.5%), French (10.2%), Scottish (10.2%), German (7.1%), United States (6.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 02/12/1819

Land area: 39.2 square miles.

Population density: 8.3 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Atkinson:

  • High school or higher: 81.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.6%
  • Unemployed: 3.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Atkinson town:

  • Never married: 16.0%
  • Now married: 71.3%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 2.9%
  • Divorced: 8.7%

3 residents are foreign born

This town:  0.9%
Maine:  3.3%



According to our research of Maine and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Atkinson, Maine as of October 30, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Atkinson to the number of sex offenders is 155 to 1.


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

Atkinson town:  1.3% ($855)
Maine:  1.5% ($1,417)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Portland, ME (119.2 miles , pop. 64,249).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (220.7 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: New York, NY (394.0 miles , pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: Sebec, ME (2.5 miles ), Charleston, ME (2.6 miles ), Milo, ME (2.7 miles ), Dover-Foxcroft, ME (2.9 miles ), Bradford, ME (3.0 miles ), Garland, ME (3.0 miles ), Lagrange, ME (3.4 miles ), Corinth, ME (3.5 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $40,000
  • 1998: 2 buildings, average cost: $55,000
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $180,000
  • 2000: 0 buildings
  • 2001: 0 buildings
  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 2003: 0 buildings
  • 2004: 2 buildings, average cost: $65,000
  • 2005: 0 buildings
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $90,000
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 0 buildings

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Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 45.16 N, Longitude: 69.06 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 207

Atkinson household income distribution Atkinson home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

9.0%
Maine:

6.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (21%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Health care (7%)
  • Repair and maintenance (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Utilities (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Health care (28%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Computer and electronic products (8%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Leather and allied products (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Carpenters (7%)
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Plant and system operators (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (11%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (6%)

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Earthquake activity:

Atkinson-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Maine state average. It is 76% 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 71.9 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 52.0 miles away from Atkinson center
On 9/16/1994 at 04:22:42, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 42.1 miles away from the city 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 43.1 miles away from the city 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 78.9 miles away from Atkinson center
On 10/25/2001 at 00:24:29, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 5.8 mi) earthquake occurred 19.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Piscataquis County (20) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 11, Floods: 10, Snows: 4, Snows: 3, Heavy Rains: 2, Floods: 2, Blizzard: 1, Landslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Birthplace of: Frank Atwood Huntington - Inventor.


Hospitals/medical centers near Atkinson:

  • MAYO REGIONAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, Critical Access Hospitals, Government - Hospital District or Authority, provides emergency services, about 10 miles away; DOVER FOXCROFT, ME)
  • HIBBARD NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; DOVER FOXCROFT, ME)
  • DEXTER HEALTH CARE (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; DEXTER, ME)

Political contributions by individuals in Atkinson, ME

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Atkinson:

  • University of Maine (about 27 miles; Orono, ME; Full-time enrollment: 9,235)
  • Husson University (about 27 miles; Bangor, ME; FT enrollment: 2,107)
  • University of Maine at Farmington (about 63 miles; Farmington, ME; FT enrollment: 2,074)
  • Southern Maine Community College (about 120 miles; South Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 2,993)
  • University of Southern Maine (about 120 miles; Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 5,629)
  • University of New England (about 135 miles; Biddeford, ME; FT enrollment: 3,850)
  • Plymouth State University (about 162 miles; Plymouth, NH; FT enrollment: 4,634)

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Notable location: Atkinson Corners (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Atkinson: Atkinson Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: North Atkinson Cemetery (1), Hart Cemetery (2), Farnham Cemetery (3), Greenwood Cemetery (4), Gould Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

 
Piscataquis County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
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Average household size:
This town:  2.4 people
Maine:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  67.4%
Whole state:  62.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  10.4%
Whole state:  9.4%

No gay or lesbian households reported

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

17.9%
Whole state:

10.9%

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

4.5%
Whole state:

4.1%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Atkinson, ME

Atkinson compared to Maine state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly 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. (70%)
  • Wood (28%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Atkinson town (based on Piscataquis County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 33.64%
Here33.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAUnited Church of ChristLDS (Mormon) Church
Adherents36.9%23.3%12.5%9.8%4.1%
Congregations17.2%24.1%6.9%13.8%3.4%
NameEvangelical Free Church of AmericaChurch of the NazareneAssemblies of GodEpiscopal ChurchOther
Adherents3.6%3.3%3.2%1.6%1.8%
Congregations6.9%3.4%10.3%6.9%6.9%
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: 9
Piscataquis County:

5.24 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
Piscataquis County:

4.08 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 15
Piscataquis County:

8.74 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 18
Here:

10.49 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.4%
Maine:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Piscataquis County:

27.5%
Maine:

25.0%

6.76% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($31,722 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.76%
Maine average:

6.39%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Penobscot County, ME  1.61% ($26,069 average AGI)
from Somerset County, ME  0.48% ($19,400)
from York County, ME  0.41% ($42,000)


6.64% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,779 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.64%
Maine average:

6.44%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Penobscot County, ME  2.28% ($26,622 average AGI)
to Somerset County, ME  0.45% ($34,500)
to Cumberland County, ME  0.38% ($26,208)

Strongest AM radio stations in Atkinson:

  • WZON (620 AM; 5 kW; BANGOR, ME; Owner: THE ZONE CORPORATION)
  • WABI (910 AM; 5 kW; BANGOR, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSKW (1160 AM; 10 kW; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN WIRELESS, INCORPORATED)
  • WTME (780 AM; 10 kW; RUMFORD, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WDEA (1370 AM; 5 kW; ELLSWORTH, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WCHP (760 AM; 35 kW; CHAMPLAIN, NY; Owner: CHAMPLAIN RADIO, INC.)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNZS (1340 AM; 1 kW; VEAZIE, ME; Owner: WATERFRONT COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Atkinson:

  • WQCB (106.5 FM; BREWER, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WVOM (103.9 FM; HOWLAND, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGUY (102.1 FM; DEXTER, ME; Owner: CONCORD MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WDME-FM (103.1 FM; DOVER-FOXCROFT, ME; Owner: THE ZONE CORPORATION)
  • WHCF (88.5 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: BANGOR BAPTIST CHURCH)
  • WWBX (97.1 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBZN (107.3 FM; OLD TOWN, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WTOS-FM (105.1 FM; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBFB (104.7 FM; BELFAST, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKIT-FM (100.3 FM; BREWER, ME; Owner: THE ZONE CORPORATION)
  • WWMJ (95.7 FM; ELLSWORTH, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WMEH (90.9 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WEZQ (92.9 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WHMX (105.7 FM; LINCOLN, ME; Owner: BANGOR BAPTIST CHURCH)
  • WJCX (99.5 FM; PITTSFIELD, ME; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)

TV broadcast stations around Atkinson:

  • WABI-TV (Channel 5; BANGOR, ME; Owner: COMMUNITY BROADCASTING SERVICE)
  • W27CE (Channel 19; DOVER-FOXCROFT, ME; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 4
Total length: 9 meters (30ft)
Total costs: $1,294,000
Total average daily traffic: 1,260
Total average daily truck traffic: 93
Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic: 1,891


FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Fire Station Atkinson Crnr (Lat: 45.188944 Lon: -69.084194), Call Sign: KNBI633
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.310 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/22/1996, Expiration Date: 09/27/2001, Cancellation Date: 03/03/2002
    Registrant: Atkinson, Town Of, 177 Mapel Rd, Atkinson, ME 04426-6019, Phone: (207) 564-2556
  • Fire Station Atkinson Corner (Lat: 45.188944 Lon: -69.084194), Call Sign: KNCA536
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.920 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/26/1996, Expiration Date: 01/08/2002, Cancellation Date: 05/05/2002
    Registrant: Atkinson, Town Of, 177 Mapel Rd, Atkinson, ME 04426-6019, Phone: (207) 564-2556

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: KA1EFL, Licensee ID: L01077224
    Grant Date: 10/26/2005, Expiration Date: 01/24/2016, Certifier: Mark L Kinney
    Registrant: Mark L Kinney, 106 Merrill Rd, Atkinson, ME 04426
  • Call Sign: NC1Y, Previous Call Sign: K1PTY, Licensee ID: L00288888
    Grant Date: 05/25/2012, Expiration Date: 08/11/2022, Certifier: Daniel W Juska
    Registrant: Daniel W Juska, 204 Maple Rd, Atkinson, ME 04426-6016
  • Call Sign: WA2CIQ, Licensee ID: L01342661
    Grant Date: 11/20/2007, Expiration Date: 11/20/2017
    Registrant: Richard A Gallison, 136 Dyer Rd, Atkinson, ME 04426

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-32R-301 (Category: Land, Seats: 7, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING IO-540 SER (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 722G , Serial Number: 3246066, Year manufactured: 1997, Airworthiness Date: 02/18/1997
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Glenn D Goodwin, 294 Maple Rd, Atkinson, ME 04426, Other Owners: Robin S Goodwin
  • Aircraft: SOCATA TB 10 (Category: Land, Seats: 5, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 7226 , Serial Number: 1235
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Glenn Goodwin, 294 Maple Rd, Atkinson, ME 04426, Other Owners: Robin Goodwin


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