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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 2012: $40,133 (it was $29,375 in 2000)
Beals:

$40,133
ME:

$46,709
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,305

Beals town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $116,548 (it was $75,900 in 2000)
Beals:

$116,548
ME:

$172,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $146,173; Detached houses: $161,317; Townhouses or other attached units: $75,119; Mobile homes: $62,003

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Beals races chart
  • White alone - 497 (97.8%)
  • Black alone - 4 (0.8%)
  • American Indian alone - 4 (0.8%)
  • Two or more races - 3 (0.6%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Beals: 176.5 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

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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).




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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:  3.3%

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+: New York, NY (415.1 miles , pop. 8,008,278).

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

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

Beals household income distribution Beals home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.0%
Maine:

6.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
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%)

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Earthquake activity:

Beals-area historical earthquake activity is near Maine state average. It is 77% 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 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
On 9/16/1994 at 07:01:54, a magnitude 3.6 (3.5 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 62.2 miles away from the city center
On 9/16/1994 at 04:22:42, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 63.1 miles away from Beals center
On 9/22/2006 at 10:39:21, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 4.3 mi) earthquake occurred 30.8 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 Washington County (18) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 9, Floods: 8, Snows: 3, Winds: 2, Floods: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Landslide: 1, Snow: 1, Snowfall: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/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: 9,235)
  • Husson University (about 63 miles; Bangor, ME; FT enrollment: 2,107)
  • University of Maine at Farmington (about 127 miles; Farmington, ME; FT enrollment: 2,074)
  • Southern Maine Community College (about 144 miles; South Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 2,993)
  • University of Southern Maine (about 146 miles; Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 5,629)
  • University of New England (about 157 miles; Biddeford, ME; FT enrollment: 3,850)
  • University of New Hampshire-Main Campus (about 192 miles; Durham, NH; FT enrollment: 13,290)

Public elementary/middle school in Beals:

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Washington County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
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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%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Beals, ME


12 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms in 2000

Beals compared to Maine state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage 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 college students 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. (89%)
  • Electricity (5%)
  • Wood (3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 25.86%
Here25.9%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchUnited Church of ChristAmerican Baptist Churches in the USACommunity Church of Christ
Adherents47.3%14.8%6.6%5.1%5.0%
Congregations16.0%20.0%12.0%5.3%5.3%
NameEpiscopal ChurchNational Association of Congregational Christian Churches The Wesleyan ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Other
Adherents5.0%3.2%2.6%1.7%8.7%
Congregations4.0%9.3%2.7%1.3%24.0%
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: 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%

4.89% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($37,753 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.89%
Maine average:

6.39%

0.13% of residents moved from foreign countries ($419 average AGI)
Washington County:

0.13%
Maine average:

0.12%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Penobscot County, ME  0.57% ($29,603 average AGI)
from Hancock County, ME  0.38% ($32,065)
from Cumberland County, ME  0.19% ($32,522)


5.27% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,066 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.27%
Maine average:

6.44%

0.15% of residents moved to foreign countries ($232 average AGI)
Washington County:

0.15%
Maine average:

0.07%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Penobscot County, ME  0.91% ($26,873 average AGI)
to Hancock County, ME  0.60% ($32,097)
to Cumberland County, ME  0.32% ($34,333)

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 drivers: 1


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