Beals, Maine

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Population in 2010: 508. Population change since 2000: -17.8%
 
Males: 260  (51.2%)
Females: 248  (48.8%)
Median resident age:  48.1 years
Maine median age:  43.0 years

Zip codes: 04611.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $40,992 (it was $29,375 in 2000)
Beals:

$40,992
ME:

$46,974

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $19,214 (it was $13,133 in 2000)

Beals town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $117,509 (it was $75,900 in 2000)
Beals:

$117,509
ME:

$172,800

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $142,292; Detached houses: $160,778; Townhouses or other attached units: $105,888; In 2-unit structures: $184,307; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $317,416; Mobile homes: $52,385; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $22,467
  • Races in Beals, ME (2010)

    Beals races chart
    • 49797.8%White alone
    • 40.8%Black alone
    • 40.8%American Indian alone
    • 30.6%Two or more races

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Beals: 92.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Beals, ME City Guides:

Ancestries: English (34.8%), United States (13.6%), Irish (12.0%), French (7.1%), Scotch-Irish (3.7%), Polish (2.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 04/07/1925

Elevation: 20 feet

Land area: 5.68 square miles.

Population density: 89 people per square mile   (very low).

Beals, Maine map

For population 25 years and over in Beals:

  • High school or higher: 76.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.9%
  • Unemployed: 4.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Beals town:

  • Never married: 19.8%
  • Now married: 66.4%
  • Separated: 2.6%
  • Widowed: 5.5%
  • Divorced: 5.7%

2 residents are foreign born

This town:

0.3%
Maine:

2.9%

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

Beals town:  1.1% ($844)
Maine:  1.5% ($1,417)
Beals satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Portland, ME (144.6 miles , pop. 64,249).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (231.2 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (406.8 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Jonesport, ME (1.9 miles ), Addison, ME (2.4 miles ), Roque Bluffs, ME (3.2 miles ), Jonesboro, ME (3.3 miles ), Columbia Falls, ME (3.5 miles ), Harrington, ME (3.6 miles ), Milbridge, ME (3.6 miles ), Centerville, ME (3.8 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 3 buildings, average cost: $47,700
  • 1998: 2 buildings, average cost: $77,500
  • 1999: 4 buildings, average cost: $175,000
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $70,000
  • 2001: 6 buildings, average cost: $91,700
  • 2002: 8 buildings, average cost: $162,500
  • 2003: 4 buildings, average cost: $135,000
  • 2004: 6 buildings, average cost: $138,800
  • 2005: 3 buildings, average cost: $150,200
  • 2006: 2 buildings, average cost: $171,000
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $181,200
  • 2008: 5 buildings, average cost: $182,400
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $178,900
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $178,900
  • 2011: 4 buildings, average cost: $172,800
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $184,000
  • 2013: 4 buildings, average cost: $193,300

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 44.51 N, Longitude: 67.60 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 207

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.0%
Maine:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (55%)
  • Food (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Construction (4%)
  • Transportation equipment (4%)
  • Groceries and related products merchant wholesalers (4%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Educational services (25%)
  • Health care (11%)
  • Food (8%)
  • Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (5%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (50%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (8%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other protective service workers including supervisors (3%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3%)
  • Carpenters (3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (18%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Legal support workers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)

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

Average climate in Beals, Maine

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Beals-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Maine state average. It is 93% 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 28.9 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 301.6 miles away from Beals center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 210.6 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 336.0 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 94.6 miles away from Beals center
On 9/25/2005 at 03:08:57, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, 3.4 LG, Depth: 4.2 mi) earthquake occurred 40.5 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 Washington County (18) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 9, Snows: 4, Winds: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Landslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Beals topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Beals:

  • MARSHALL HEALTH CARE AND REHAB (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; MACHIAS, ME)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Beals:

  • University of Maine (about 60 miles; Orono, ME; Full-time enrollment: 8,931)
  • Husson University (about 63 miles; Bangor, ME; FT enrollment: 2,421)
  • University of Maine at Augusta (about 109 miles; Augusta, ME; FT enrollment: 3,204)
  • University of Maine at Farmington (about 126 miles; Farmington, ME; FT enrollment: 2,036)
  • Southern Maine Community College (about 144 miles; South Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 4,666)
  • University of Southern Maine (about 145 miles; Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 6,647)
  • Saint Joseph's College of Maine (about 151 miles; Standish, ME; FT enrollment: 2,010)

Public elementary/middle school in Beals:

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Park in Beals: Great Wass Island Preserve (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Washington 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 2013 was 79.5. This is about average.

City:

79.5
U.S.:

74.7

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 32.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.3
U.S.:

32.0
Average household size:
This town:  2.2 people
Maine:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  64.5%
Whole state:  62.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  8.3%
Whole state:  9.4%

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

16.7%
Whole state:

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

7.4%
Whole state:

4.1%
12 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms in 2000

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.0
Maine average:

11.2

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

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Beals town (based on Washington County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,73137
Evangelical Protestant1,44231
Catholic1,23810
Other64813
None26,797-
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: 16
Washington County:

4.89 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Washington County:

1.22 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 32
Washington County:

9.78 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 37
Here:

11.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.4%
Maine:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Washington County:

28.3%
Maine:

25.0%

4.44% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($46,571 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.44%
Maine average:

5.50%

0.14% of residents moved from foreign countries ($798 average AGI)
Washington County:

0.14%
Maine average:

0.04%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Penobscot County, ME  0.56% ($25,985 average AGI)
from Hancock County, ME  0.38% ($33,364)
from Cumberland County, ME  0.29% ($38,176)


4.37% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,225 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.37%
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 Penobscot County, ME  0.73% ($31,140 average AGI)
to Hancock County, ME  0.51% ($21,300)
to Cumberland County, ME  0.29% ($-20,029)

Strongest AM radio stations in Beals:

  • WDEA (1370 AM; 5 kW; ELLSWORTH, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WZON (620 AM; 5 kW; BANGOR, ME; Owner: THE ZONE CORPORATION)
  • 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)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSKW (1160 AM; 10 kW; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN WIRELESS, INCORPORATED)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWZN (1510 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Beals:

  • WNSX (97.7 FM; WINTER HARBOR, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBQI (107.7 FM; BAR HARBOR, ME; Owner: MARINER BROADCASTING, L.P.)
  • WHCF (88.5 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: BANGOR BAPTIST CHURCH)
  • WALZ-FM (95.3 FM; MACHIAS, ME; Owner: WILLIAM MCVICAR & ROGER HOLST, GEN. PARTNERSHIP)

Beals fatal accident list:

Jun 17, 1984 01:00 AM, 11761226, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (89%)
  • Electricity (5%)
  • Wood (3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Beals compared to Maine state average:

  • Unemployed 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 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 below state average.
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