Bancroft, Maine

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Population in 2010: 68. Population change since 2000: +11.5%
 
Males: 35  (51.5%)
Females: 33  (48.5%)
Median resident age:  55.0 years
Maine median age:  43.0 years

Zip code: 04497

Estimated median household income in 2016: $22,231 (it was $16,250 in 2000)
Bancroft:

$22,231
ME:

$53,079

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $15,214 (it was $9,760 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $63,442 (it was $37,500 in 2000)
Bancroft:

$63,442
ME:

$184,700

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $125,039; Detached houses: $133,261; Townhouses or other attached units: $227,405; In 2-unit structures: $202,827; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $29,654; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $218,247; Mobile homes: $46,901; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $121,366
  • Races in Bancroft, ME (2010)

    Bancroft races chart
    • 6697.1%White alone
    • 22.9%Hispanic
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Bancroft: 86.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (34.4%), English (26.2%), Dutch (9.8%), French (4.9%), Scotch-Irish (4.9%), Danish (3.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 02/05/1889

Elevation: 340 feet

Land area: 40.0 square miles.

Population density: 1.7 people per square mile   (very low).

Bancroft, Maine map

For population 25 years and over in Bancroft:

  • High school or higher: 76.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.9%
  • Unemployed: 5.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bancroft town:

  • Never married: 14.7%
  • Now married: 55.9%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 26.5%
  • Divorced: 2.9%



According to our research of Maine and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Bancroft, Maine as of November 17, 2018.
The ratio of number of residents in Bancroft to the number of sex offenders is 34 to 1.


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

Bancroft town:  0.9% ($350)
Maine:  1.5% ($1,417)
Bancroft satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Portland, ME (180.1 miles , pop. 64,249).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (280.1 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (447.6 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Weston, ME (2.5 miles ), Haynesville, ME (2.8 miles) , Danforth, ME (3.0 miles ), Orient, ME (3.3 miles) , Amity, ME (4.1 miles) , Mattawamkeag, ME (4.5 miles ), Sherman, ME (4.6 miles ), Topsfield, ME (4.8 miles ).

Latitude: 45.71 N, Longitude: 68.00 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 207

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

23.1%
Maine:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Average climate in Bancroft, Maine

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Bancroft-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Maine state average. It is 94% 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 94.6 miles away from the city center
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 291.6 miles away from Bancroft center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 333.9 miles away from the city center
On 7/14/2006 at 09:34:49, a magnitude 4.0 (3.5 MW, 4.0 LG, Depth: 14.9 mi) earthquake occurred 90.2 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) earthquake occurred 234.0 miles away from Bancroft center
On 9/16/1994 at 04:22:42, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 29.9 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 Aroostook County (21) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 9

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 8, Snows: 7, Heavy Rains: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Bancroft topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Bancroft:

  • DANFORTH HABILITATION RESIDENTIAL CENTER (Hospital, about 8 miles away; DANFORTH, ME)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bancroft:

  • University of Maine (about 66 miles; Orono, ME; Full-time enrollment: 8,931)
  • Husson University (about 73 miles; Bangor, ME; FT enrollment: 2,421)
  • University of Maine at Farmington (about 128 miles; Farmington, ME; FT enrollment: 2,036)
  • University of Maine at Augusta (about 130 miles; Augusta, ME; FT enrollment: 3,204)
  • Saint Joseph's College of Maine (about 179 miles; Standish, ME; FT enrollment: 2,010)
  • Southern Maine Community College (about 180 miles; South Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 4,666)
  • University of Southern Maine (about 181 miles; Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 6,647)

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Cemetery: Toole Bean Spinney Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Smith Brook (A), Trout Brook (B), Shorey Brook (C), Joe Coro Brook (D), Watson Brook (E), Hot Brook (F), Bog Brook (G), Battle Brook (H), Baskahegan Stream (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
Average household size:
This town:  2.0 people
Maine:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  58.8%
Whole state:  62.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  2.9%
Whole state:  9.4%

No gay or lesbian households reported
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

17.5%
Whole state:

10.9%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

17.5%
Whole state:

4.1%

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.8
Maine average:

11.2

Bancroft travel time to work - commute Bancroft mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2016

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2016 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic22,20027
Mainline Protestant5,84540
Evangelical Protestant4,41151
Other9577
Orthodox101
None38,447-
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: 29
Aroostook County:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

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

7.78 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.7%
Maine:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Aroostook County:

27.6%
Maine:

25.0%

3.21% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,766 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.21%
Maine average:

5.50%

0.08% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,181 average AGI)
Aroostook County:

0.08%
Maine average:

0.04%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Penobscot County, ME  0.46% ($28,764 average AGI)
from Cumberland County, ME  0.20% ($23,132)
from Hartford County, CT  0.09% ($34,920)


3.74% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,623 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.74%
Maine average:

5.62%

0.11% of residents moved to foreign countries ($830 average AGI)
Aroostook County:

0.11%
Maine average:

0.05%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Penobscot County, ME  0.67% ($29,433 average AGI)
to Cumberland County, ME  0.37% ($47,612)
to Kennebec County, ME  0.14% ($29,722)

Strongest AM radio stations in Bancroft:

  • WREM (710 AM; daytime; 5 kW; MONTICELLO, ME; Owner: ALLAN H WEINER)
  • WZON (620 AM; 5 kW; BANGOR, ME; Owner: THE ZONE CORPORATION)
  • WFST (600 AM; 5 kW; CARIBOU, ME; Owner: NORTHERN BROADCAST MINISTRIES, 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)
  • WEGP (1390 AM; 5 kW; PRESQUE ISLE, ME; Owner: DECELLES/SMITH MEDIA, INC.)
  • WSKW (1160 AM; 10 kW; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN WIRELESS, INCORPORATED)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WSYY (1240 AM; 1 kW; MILLINOCKET, ME; Owner: KATAHDIN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCHP (760 AM; 35 kW; CHAMPLAIN, NY; Owner: CHAMPLAIN RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bancroft:

  • WHCF (88.5 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: BANGOR BAPTIST CHURCH)
  • WVOM (103.9 FM; HOWLAND, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHOU-FM (100.1 FM; HOULTON, ME; Owner: COUNTY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Bancroft:

  • W17BJ (Channel 17; DANFORTH, ME; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

Bancroft fatal accident list:

Nov 3, 2011 07:42 AM, Bancroft Road, Lat: 45.71277, Lon: -67.93276, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Jul 11, 1999 03:20 AM, Selden Rd, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 6m20ftTotal length
  • $148,000Total costs
  • 1,080Total average daily traffic
  • 57Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,620Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (55%)
  • Wood (27%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (18%)

Bancroft compared to Maine state average:

  • Median household income significantly below 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 above state average.
  • Median age significantly 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.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
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