Belfast, Maine

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Population in 2017: 6,752 (56% urban, 44% rural).
Population change since 2000: +5.8%
 
Males: 2,996  (44.4%)
Females: 3,756  (55.6%)
Median resident age:

47.1 years
Maine median age:

44.6 years

Zip codes: 04915.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $62,896 (it was $32,400 in 2000)
Belfast:

$62,896
ME:

$56,277

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $32,268 (it was $19,276 in 2000)

Belfast city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $213,625 (it was $94,700 in 2000)
Belfast:

$213,625
ME:

$191,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $207,644; detached houses: $227,728; townhouses or other attached units: $218,697; in 2-unit structures: $340,271; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $400,230; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $202,724; mobile homes: $76,788

Median gross rent in 2017: $796.

March 2019 cost of living index in Belfast: 90.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 15.1%
(15.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 23.1% for Black residents, 54.0% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Belfast, ME (2010)
    • 6,39996.0%White alone
    • 1071.6%Two or more races
    • 781.2%Hispanic
    • 240.4%Black alone
    • 280.4%American Indian alone
    • 260.4%Asian alone
    • 50.07%Other race alone
    • 10.01%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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



According to our research of Maine and other state lists, there were 15 registered sex offenders living in Belfast, Maine as of July 08, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Belfast is 443 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Belfast by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(14.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(15.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
3
(43.7)
2
(29.1)
1
(14.6)
5
(73.6)
6
(88.8)
7
(103.7)
2
(30.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
4
(60.1)
4
(59.9)
2
(29.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(14.8)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(14.6)
1
(14.6)
0
(0.0)
2
(29.6)
2
(29.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(30.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
11
(160.3)
9
(131.0)
4
(58.3)
6
(88.3)
1
(14.8)
3
(44.5)
5
(75.0)
0
(0.0)
8
(120.2)
4
(60.1)
4
(59.9)
8
(119.7)
3
(45.2)
4
(59.1)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
34
(495.5)
38
(553.0)
31
(451.5)
51
(750.6)
45
(666.3)
39
(577.9)
45
(675.0)
58
(870.2)
29
(435.8)
27
(405.5)
59
(883.2)
25
(374.0)
30
(451.5)
31
(458.2)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
211
(3,075)
185
(2,692)
233
(3,394)
162
(2,384)
146
(2,162)
206
(3,053)
149
(2,235)
138
(2,071)
124
(1,864)
150
(2,253)
147
(2,201)
88
(1,316)
64
(963.3)
58
(857.4)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
8
(116.6)
9
(131.0)
4
(58.3)
6
(88.3)
9
(133.3)
9
(133.4)
6
(90.0)
9
(135.0)
1
(15.0)
3
(45.1)
12
(179.6)
6
(89.8)
3
(45.2)
5
(73.9)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(14.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(44.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(15.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(15.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)234.0210.7199.7260.9226.7274.0182.8154.5160.4191.2224.1133.982.895.9

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Belfast, ME

Crime rate in Belfast detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 17 (15 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.26
Maine average:

1.67
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Ancestries: American (17.1%), Irish (14.9%), English (14.8%), German (7.3%), French (7.0%), European (5.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 06/29/1773

Elevation: 103 feet

Land area: 34.0 square miles.

Population density: 198 people per square mile   (very low).

Belfast, Maine map

235 residents are foreign born (1.7% Europe, 0.9% Latin America, 0.7% North America).

This city:

3.5%
Maine:

3.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $3,472 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,568 (1.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Portland, ME (81.7 miles , pop. 64,249).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (179.1 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (349.8 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities:

Waldo, ME (2.2 miles ),
Searsport, ME (2.3 miles ),
Northport, ME (2.4 miles ),
Belmont, ME (2.5 miles ),
Swanville, ME (2.6 miles ),
Morrill, ME (2.8 miles ),
Stockton Springs, ME (3.0 miles ),
Brooks, ME (3.1 miles )

Latitude: 44.43 N, Longitude: 69.01 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,622 (+54.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,561 (55.9%)

Area code: 207

Distribution of median household income in Belfast, ME in 2017
Distribution of house value in Belfast, ME in 2017
Belfast satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 14 buildings, average cost: $95,500
  • 1998: 18 buildings, average cost: $90,000
  • 1999: 28 buildings, average cost: $144,700
  • 2000: 45 buildings, average cost: $191,300
  • 2001: 20 buildings, average cost: $112,300
  • 2002: 28 buildings, average cost: $130,700
  • 2003: 30 buildings, average cost: $159,300
  • 2004: 34 buildings, average cost: $172,800
  • 2005: 19 buildings, average cost: $218,400
  • 2006: 27 buildings, average cost: $196,600
  • 2007: 14 buildings, average cost: $169,200
  • 2008: 10 buildings, average cost: $317,700
  • 2009: 15 buildings, average cost: $210,300
  • 2010: 15 buildings, average cost: $147,300
  • 2011: 6 buildings, average cost: $236,400
  • 2012: 10 buildings, average cost: $203,800
  • 2013: 6 buildings, average cost: $117,000
  • 2014: 17 buildings, average cost: $210,100
  • 2015: 17 buildings, average cost: $210,100
  • 2016: 11 buildings, average cost: $193,600
  • 2017: 18 buildings, average cost: $238,600
Number of permits per 10,000 Belfast, ME residents
Average permit cost in Belfast, ME
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.1%
Maine:

3.8%
Unemployment by year
Most common industries in Belfast, ME (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Finance & insurance (12.1%)
  • Health care (10.4%)
  • Construction (9.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.2%)
  • Educational services (7.0%)
  • Food (4.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (16.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (9.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.3%)
  • Food (5.2%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.1%)
  • Health care (3.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (16.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (14.2%)
  • Educational services (10.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.2%)
  • Food (4.7%)
  • Social assistance (4.6%)
  • Construction (3.6%)
Most common occupations in Belfast, ME (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Customer service representatives (4.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Carpenters (6.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Customer service representatives (4.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Registered nurses (4.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (3.6%)

Average climate in Belfast, Maine

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Belfast, Maine environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI Ozone
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Earthquake activity:

Belfast-area historical earthquake activity is near Maine state average. It is 92% 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 43.2 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 232.4 miles away from Belfast center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 143.9 miles away from Belfast center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 266.3 miles away from Belfast 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 25.4 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 71.2 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 Waldo County (17) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Storms: 10, Snows: 3, Heavy Rains: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Landslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Belfast topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Belfast:

  • MARSH ROAD GROUP HOME (MARSH RD)
  • WALDO COUNTY GENERAL HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 118 NORTHPORT AVE)
  • BRADBURY MANOR (32 HIGH ST)
  • HARBOR HILL CENTER (2 FOOTBRIDGE RD)
  • THE COMMONS AT TALL PINES (34 MARTIN LANE)
  • DIALYSIS CLINIC INC. - BELFAST (125 NORTHPORT AVE, SUITE 101)
  • WALDO COUNTY HOME HEALTHCARE SERVICES (P.O. BOX 407)

Airports and heliports located in Belfast:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Belfast:

  • Husson University (about 30 miles; Bangor, ME; Full-time enrollment: 2,421)
  • University of Maine (about 37 miles; Orono, ME; FT enrollment: 8,931)
  • University of Maine at Augusta (about 40 miles; Augusta, ME; FT enrollment: 3,204)
  • University of Maine at Farmington (about 59 miles; Farmington, ME; FT enrollment: 2,036)
  • Southern Maine Community College (about 81 miles; South Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 4,666)
  • University of Southern Maine (about 83 miles; Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 6,647)
  • Saint Joseph's College of Maine (about 85 miles; Standish, ME; FT enrollment: 2,010)

Public high school in Belfast:

Private high schools in Belfast:

  • THE SCHOOL AT SWEETSER - BELFAST (Students: 32, Location: 9 SCHOOL ST, Grades: 1-12)
  • RIVER SCHOOL (Students: 5, Location: 9A BEAVER ST, Grades: 8-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Belfast:

See full list of schools located in Belfast

Library in Belfast:

  • BELFAST FREE LIBRARY (Operating income: $583,058; Location: 106 HIGH STREET; 46,890 books; 2,246 audio materials; 2,693 video materials; 2 local licensed databases; 60 other licensed databases; 102 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Belfast Community TV BCTV Cable Channel 2 http://belfastcommunitytv.blogspot.com

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Belfast Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Belfast include: Saint Margaret's Episcopal Church (A), Ford Chapel (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Simmons Cemetery (1), West Belfast Cemetery (2), Head of the Tide Cemetery (3), East Belfast Cemetery (4), Watson Cemetery (5), Pitcher Cemetery (6), Smart Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Upper Mason Pond (A), Mason Pond (B), Goose River Reservoir (C), Passagassawakeag River Reservoir (D), Belfast Reservoir Number Two (E), Goose River Reservoir (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Warren Brook (A), Webster Brook (B), Wescot Stream (C), Goose River (D), Passagassawakeag River (E), Marsh Fork (F), Piper Stream (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Belfast Historical Society & Museum (10 Market Street) (1), School Administrative District No 34 - Troy A Howard Middle School- Crosby Lib (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; Lincolnville Avenue) (2), Water Walker Sea Kayaks (Tours & Charters; RR 1 Box 5682) (3). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Belfast Bay Meadows Inn by the Sea (192 Northport Avenue) (1), Colonial Gables (Searsport Avenue) (2), Gull Motel (Searsport Avenue) (3), Comfort Inn Ocean's Edge (159 Searsport Avenue) (4), Yankee Clipper Motel (Route 1) (5), Colonial Gables Oceanfront Villa (7 Eagle Avenue) (6), Wonderview Cottages (Searsport Avenue) (7), Londonderry Inn (133 Belmont Avenue) (8). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Maine State - Courts- District Court- Belfast (103 Church Street) (1), Maine State - Courts- Superior Court- Belfast (137 Church Street) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Birthplace of: Albert William Stevens - Army officer, William V. Pratt - Admiral, Hannah Pingree - Politician, Herbert L. Foss - Navy Medal of Honor recipient, Joseph B. Smith - Navy officer, Live Oak Taylor - Professional baseball player, William Wilder - Politician.

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

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

RSU 20 AMES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Population served: 138, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (NOV-13-2013), St Public Notif requested (NOV-13-2013)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2011, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-12-2011), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-12-2011), St Public Notif received (MAY-16-2012), St Compliance achieved (SEP-19-2012)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2007 and DEC-2007, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-16-2008), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-16-2008), St Compliance achieved (OCT-22-2008)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2007 and DEC-2007, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-16-2008), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-16-2008), St Compliance achieved (OCT-22-2008)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2006 and DEC-2006, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-16-2008), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-16-2008), St Compliance achieved (OCT-22-2008)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
  • 3 other older monitoring violations
RSU 20 KERMIT S NICKERSON SCHOOL (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-25-2008), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-25-2008), St Public Notif received (JUL-30-2008), St Compliance achieved (SEP-06-2011), St Intentional no-action (SEP-09-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2011 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-22-2013), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-22-2013), St Public Notif received (DEC-05-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2011 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-22-2013), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-22-2013), St Public Notif received (DEC-05-2013)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
BELFAST COHOUSING & ECOVILLAGE CONDOS (Population served: 90, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (NOV-15-2013), St Public Notif requested (NOV-15-2013), St Compliance achieved (DEC-02-2013), St Public Notif received (DEC-05-2013)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
CREATIVE APPAREL ASSOCIATES (Population served: 45, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
LIBERTY GENERAL STORE (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Belfast that have no violations reported:

  • BELFAST WATER DISTRICT (Population served: 4,578, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.1 people
Maine:

2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

56.7%
Whole state:

62.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

8.9%
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: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Belfast in 2010:

  • 91 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 23 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 19 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 13 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 3 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in Belfast in 2000:

  • 134 people in nursing homes
  • 27 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 19 people in other group homes
  • 18 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 12 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 7 people in homes for the mentally ill

Banks with branches in Belfast (2011 data):

  • Bangor Savings Bank: Main Street Belfast Branch at 106 Main Street, branch established on 2009/04/06; Belfast Branch at 7 Belmont Ave, branch established on 1964/07/02. Info updated 2008/12/02: Bank assets: $2,556.3 mil, Deposits: $1,940.3 mil, headquarters in Bangor, ME, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 58 total offices, Holding Company: Bangor Bancorp, Mhc
  • The Camden National Bank: Belfast Branch at 374 Maine Street, branch established on 1978/04/18; Belfast Branch at 17 Belmont Avenue, branch established on 1998/05/20. Info updated 2008/02/27: Bank assets: $2,266.8 mil, Deposits: $1,604.6 mil, headquarters in Camden, ME, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 39 total offices, Holding Company: Camden National Corporation
  • Damariscotta Bank & Trust Co.: Belfast Branch at Reny's Belfast Plaza, Routes 1 And 3, branch established on 1998/07/09. Info updated 2007/04/24: Bank assets: $161.0 mil, Deposits: $142.6 mil, headquarters in Damariscotta, ME, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Damariscotta Bankshares, Inc.
  • KeyBank National Association: Belfast Branch at 111 Main Street, branch established on 1960/09/01. Info updated 2008/03/03: Bank assets: $86,198.8 mil, Deposits: $64,214.8 mil, headquarters in Cleveland, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1067 total offices, Holding Company: Keycorp

For population 15 years and over in Belfast:

Marital status in Belfast, ME
  • Never married: 25.5%
  • Now married: 51.7%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 6.6%
  • Divorced: 15.1%

For population 25 years and over in Belfast:

  • High school or higher: 95.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 42.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 16.9%
  • Unemployed: 6.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.8
Maine average:

10.6

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Belfast
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Belfast, ME (based on Waldo County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,20420
Evangelical Protestant1,71123
Catholic9003
Other5547
None33,417-
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: 10
Here:

2.60 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

1.82 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 27
This county:

7.02 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 34
Waldo County:

8.84 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

11.02 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Waldo County:

9.2%
Maine:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

26.1%
State:

25.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Belfast:

45.8%
Maine:

51.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Belfast:

38.7%
State:

49.7%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.8
Maine:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

25.8%
State:

20.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Belfast:

11.4%
State:

9.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Belfast:

6.9
State:

6.9

Overweight people:
This city:

33.6%
Maine:

34.9%

General health condition:
Belfast:

50.0%
State:

58.2%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

74.1%
Maine:

78.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Belfast, ME Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Streets and Highways 16$42,786$32,0901$153
Other Government Administration 16$39,604$29,7032$1,700
Police Protection - Officers 14$56,304$48,2615$5,380
Local Libraries 8$26,429$39,6441$1,572
Financial Administration 5$19,319$46,3661$232
Health 4$12,401$37,2030$0
Sewerage 3$9,401$37,6040$0
Solid Waste Management 2$5,247$31,4823$3,547
Water Transport and Terminals 1$3,675$44,1000$0
Firefighters 1$5,455$65,4600$0
Police - Other 1$2,849$34,1885$3,841
Parks and Recreation 1$3,640$43,6800$0
Welfare 0$0 1$1,543
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 2$2,187
Totals for Government 72$227,110$37,85221$20,155

Belfast government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $321,000 ($47.54)
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $415,000 ($61.46)
    Sewerage: $23,000 ($3.41)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $1,672,000 ($247.63)
    Regular Highways: $1,126,000 ($166.77)
    Police Protection: $1,020,000 ($151.07)
    Sewerage: $831,000 ($123.07)
    Local Fire Protection: $630,000 ($93.31)
    Central Staff Services: $578,000 ($85.60)
    Health - Other: $516,000 ($76.42)
    Libraries: $438,000 ($64.87)
    Parks and Recreation: $389,000 ($57.61)
    Solid Waste Management: $328,000 ($48.58)
    Financial Administration: $268,000 ($39.69)
    Public Welfare - Other: $190,000 ($28.14)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $144,000 ($21.33)
    General Public Buildings: $102,000 ($15.11)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $67,000 ($9.92)
    Air Transportation: $13,000 ($1.93)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $172,000 ($25.47)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $276,000 ($40.88)
    Police Protection: $34,000 ($5.04)
    Health - Other: $31,000 ($4.59)
    Local Fire Protection: $14,000 ($2.07)
    Central Staff Services: $5,000 ($0.74)
    Parks and Recreation: $4,000 ($0.59)
    Financial Administration: $2,000 ($0.30)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,558,000 ($526.95)

Belfast government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $1,266,000 ($187.50)
    Sewerage: $856,000 ($126.78)
    Solid Waste Management: $341,000 ($50.50)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $127,000 ($18.81)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $120,000 ($17.77)
    Parks and Recreation: $5,000 ($0.74)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $2,276,000 ($337.09)
    Other: $2,229,000 ($330.12)
    Air Transportation: $112,000 ($16.59)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $498,000 ($73.76)
    Interest Earnings: $6,000 ($0.89)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $764,000 ($113.15)
    Public Welfare: $201,000 ($29.77)
    Highways: $135,000 ($19.99)
    Other: $66,000 ($9.77)
  • Tax - Property: $6,043,000 ($894.99)
    Public Utilities Sales: $75,000 ($11.11)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $62,000 ($9.18)
    Other License: $41,000 ($6.07)

Belfast government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,926,000 ($1173.87)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,420,000 ($950.83)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,150,000 ($318.42)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $644,000 ($95.38)

Belfast government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $701,000 ($103.82)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,072,000 ($1343.60)

6.94% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($49,762 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.94%
Maine average:

5.91%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Penobscot County, ME  1.31% ($39,428 average AGI)
from Knox County, ME  0.75% ($44,313)
from Kennebec County, ME  0.59% ($52,511)


6.11% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($40,950 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.11%
Maine average:

5.73%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Penobscot County, ME  1.10% ($35,315 average AGI)
to Knox County, ME  0.80% ($36,738)
to Kennebec County, ME  0.72% ($40,600)
Businesses in Belfast, ME
NameCountNameCount
AutoZone1Nike1
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut1
Circle K1RadioShack1
Comfort Inn1Rite Aid1
Curves1SAS Shoes1
Dairy Queen1Sears1
Dunkin Donuts1Subway1
FedEx2True Value1
Ford1U-Haul1
GNC1U.S. Cellular1
H&R Block1UPS2
La-Z-Boy1Vans1
Lane Furniture1Walgreens1
MasterBrand Cabinets3Wendy's1
McDonald's1YMCA1
New Balance1

Strongest AM radio stations in Belfast:

  • 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)
  • WDEA (1370 AM; 5 kW; ELLSWORTH, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WFAU (1280 AM; 5 kW; GARDINER, ME; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTME (780 AM; 10 kW; RUMFORD, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WRKD (1450 AM; 1 kW; ROCKLAND, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMTW (870 AM; 10 kW; GORHAM, ME; Owner: RADIO PARTNERS OF MAINE, L.P.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Belfast:

  • WFZX (101.7 FM; SEARSPORT, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBFB (104.7 FM; BELFAST, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMEP (90.5 FM; CAMDEN, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WQSS (102.5 FM; CAMDEN, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WWBX (97.1 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WMCM (103.3 FM; ROCKLAND, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBQX (106.9 FM; THOMASTON, ME; Owner: MARINER BROADCASTING LIMITED PARTNER)
  • WMEH (90.9 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WEZQ (92.9 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WQCB (106.5 FM; BREWER, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WWWA (95.3 FM; WINSLOW, ME; Owner: LIGHT OF LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Belfast:

  • WABI-TV (Channel 5; BANGOR, ME; Owner: COMMUNITY BROADCASTING SERVICE)
  • W36CK (Channel 36; BANGOR, ME; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WCKD-LP (Channel 30; BANGOR/DEDHAM, ME; Owner: J. MCLEOD, ME FAMILY B/CING., INC.)

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Belfast: Herbert Louis Foss.

Belfast fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Belfast fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 15Number of bridges
  • 249ft / 76.5mTotal length
  • 71,677Total average daily traffic
  • 3,577Total average daily truck traffic
  • 101,187Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
New bridges in Belfast, ME - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 31930-1939
  • 41950-1959
  • 41960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 11990-1999
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Belfast, ME

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Belfast)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

22 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Belfast, ME)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

71 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Belfast)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

4
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 177 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 108 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3489T , Serial Number: 17700789, Year manufactured: 1968, Airworthiness Date: 02/23/1968, Certificate Issue Date: 03/23/2019
    Registrant (LLC): Blue Skies Aviation LLC, 93 Swan Lake Ave, Belfast, ME 04915
  • Aircraft: VANS AIRCRAFT INC RV-12 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 912ULS SERIES (100 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 448BS , Serial Number: 120370, Year manufactured: 2018, Airworthiness Date: 06/07/2018, Certificate Issue Date: 10/23/2017
    Registrant (Individual): Michael H Giles, 15 Tozier St, Belfast, ME 04915
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182T (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING IO-540-AB1A5 (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6019X , Serial Number: 18281812, Year manufactured: 2006, Airworthiness Date: 05/12/2006, Certificate Issue Date: 10/16/2006
    Registrant (Individual): Charles E Ruegg, 49 Fahey St, Belfast, ME 04915
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150M (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 81 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 66695 , Serial Number: 15076217, Year manufactured: 1974, Airworthiness Date: 10/10/1974, Certificate Issue Date: 01/19/2007
    Registrant (Individual): Kenneth N Ortmann, 76 Front St, Belfast, ME 04915

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 26. The highest number of reported fires - 49 took place in 2014, and the least - 0 in 2006. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Belfast, ME When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (59.7%), and Outside Fires (20.8%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Belfast, ME
    • 24759.7%Structure Fires
    • 8620.8%Outside Fires
    • 5513.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 266.3%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Belfast, ME

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Belfast, Maine:

  • Belfast Harbor Inn, 91 Searsport Ave, Rt 1, Belfast, Maine 04915 , Phone: (207) 338-2740, Fax: (207) 338-5205
  • Colonial Gables Oceanfront Village, 201 Searsport Ave, Belfast, Maine 04915 , Phone: (207) 338-4000, Fax: (207) 338-6901
  • Fireside Inn & Suites, 159 Searsport Ave, Belfast, Maine 04915 , Phone: (207) 338-2090, Fax: (207) 338-2528
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Belfast, Maine
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Belfast, ME
  • 72.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 14.4%Wood
  • 9.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.6%Utility gas
  • 1.3%Electricity
  • 0.8%Other fuel
  • 0.7%Solar energy
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Belfast, ME
  • 63.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 21.2%Electricity
  • 15.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Belfast compared to Maine state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Belfast on our top lists:

  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most users submitting photos to our site per 10,000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Australia (population 500+)"
  • #65 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest number of assaults per 100,000 residents (population 5,000+)"
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