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Population in 2012: 6,657 (56% urban, 44% rural). Population change since 2000: +4.3%
 

Males: 3,003  (45.1%)
Females: 3,654  (54.9%)

Median resident age:  46.9 years
Maine median age:  43.0 years

Zip codes: 04915.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $32,969 (it was $32,400 in 2000)
Belfast:

$32,969
ME:

$46,709
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $21,053

Belfast city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $162,586 (it was $94,700 in 2000)
Belfast:

$162,586
ME:

$172,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $193,291; Detached houses: $224,740; Townhouses or other attached units: $253,830; In 2-unit structures: $279,074; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $91,832; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $141,922; Mobile homes: $59,681

Median gross rent in 2012: $720.

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  • White alone - 6,332 (95.0%)
  • Hispanic - 123 (1.8%)
  • Asian alone - 115 (1.7%)
  • Two or more races - 79 (1.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 9 (0.1%)
  • Black alone - 6 (0.09%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Belfast: 97.0 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: English (24.0%), Irish (11.2%), German (9.2%), United States (6.0%), Scottish (5.2%), French (5.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 06/29/1773

Elevation: 103 feet

Land area: 34.0 square miles.

Population density: 196 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Belfast:

  • High school or higher: 87.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 34.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 16.1%
  • Unemployed: 8.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Belfast city:

  • Never married: 24.3%
  • Now married: 48.5%
  • Separated: 0.2%
  • Widowed: 12.8%
  • Divorced: 14.0%

252 residents are foreign born (0.9% Oceania, 0.8% Europe).

This city:  3.8%
Maine:  3.3%



According to our research of Maine and other state lists there were 25 registered sex offenders living in Belfast, Maine as of December 26, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Belfast to the number of sex offenders is 266 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,988 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,508 (1.7%)

Belfast satellite photo by USGS

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+: New York, NY (358.7 miles , pop. 8,008,278).

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 ).

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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 44.43 N, Longitude: 69.01 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,401 (+51.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,877 (65.4%)

Area code: 207

Belfast household income distribution Belfast home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Belfast by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 000000010000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.014.70.00.00.00.0
Rapes 105032156720
per 100,000 15.50.074.10.043.729.114.673.688.8103.730.00.0
Robberies 210101102200
per 100,000 31.115.40.014.60.014.614.60.029.629.60.00.0
Assaults 14171710119461350
per 100,000 217.4262.4251.8145.6160.3131.058.388.314.844.575.00.0
Burglaries 222526273438315145394558
per 100,000 341.6385.9385.1393.1495.5553.0451.5750.6666.3577.9675.0870.2
Thefts 199199178216211185233162146206149138
per 100,000 3090.13071.52636.63145.03074.92692.13393.52384.12161.73052.82234.92070.5
Auto thefts 11148989469969
per 100,000 170.8216.1118.5131.0116.6131.058.388.3133.3133.490.0135.0
Arson 000000100300
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.014.60.00.044.50.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.9) 212.6210.6236.2185.3219.8197.9187.5245.0212.9257.3171.7145.1

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 14 (13 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.95
Maine average:

1.70

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Belfast, Maine accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.1%
Maine:

6.6%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -104 (-1.6%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (15%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Carpenters (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Customer service representatives (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)

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Earthquake activity:

Belfast-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Maine state average. It is 74% 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 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 Belfast 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
On 9/16/1994 at 04:22:42, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 72.1 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 72.4 miles away from Belfast center
On 1/3/2000 at 21:05:50, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, 3.4 LG, Depth: 6.0 mi) earthquake occurred 57.8 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 Waldo County (17) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 3

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

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


Hospitals/medical centers in Belfast:

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

Political contributions by individuals in Belfast, ME

Airports and heliports located in Belfast:


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Local government website: WWW.CITYOFBELFAST.ORG

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Belfast:

  • Husson University (about 30 miles; Bangor, ME; Full-time enrollment: 2,107)
  • University of Maine (about 37 miles; Orono, ME; FT enrollment: 9,235)
  • University of Maine at Farmington (about 60 miles; Farmington, ME; FT enrollment: 2,074)
  • Southern Maine Community College (about 81 miles; South Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 2,993)
  • University of Southern Maine (about 83 miles; Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 5,629)
  • University of New England (about 96 miles; Biddeford, ME; FT enrollment: 3,850)
  • University of New Hampshire-Main Campus (about 131 miles; Durham, NH; FT enrollment: 13,290)

Public high school in Belfast:

Public elementary/middle schools in Belfast:

Private elementary/middle schools in Belfast:

  • THE SCHOOL AT SWEETSER - BELFAST (Students: 18; Location: 9 SCHOOL ST; Grades: 2 - 11)
  • CORNERSPRING CHILDREN'S HOUSE (Students: 13; Location: 46 CONGRESS ST; Grades: KG - KG)
See full list of schools located in Belfast, School District: S A D 34 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

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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

 
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:

BELFAST WATER DISTRICT (Population served: 4328, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • OCCT Installation/Demonstration - Between JUL-01-1996 and APR-16-1999, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAR-16-1999), St Compliance achieved (APR-16-1999)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JUL-01-1998 and APR-16-1999, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAR-16-1999), St Compliance achieved (APR-16-1999)
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JAN-01-1998 and APR-16-1999, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAR-16-1999), St Compliance achieved (APR-16-1999)
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JUL-01-1997 and APR-16-1999, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAR-16-1999), St Compliance achieved (APR-16-1999)
MSAD 34 AMES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Population served: 118, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2001, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-12-2001), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-12-2001), St Public Notif received (MAR-10-2005)
  • Public Education - Between JAN-01-1998 and OCT-02-2000, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-15-1999), St Compliance achieved (2 times from OCT-02-2000 to AUG-05-2004)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JAN-01-2000 and AUG-05-2004, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-05-2000), St Compliance achieved (AUG-05-2004)
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JAN-01-1999 and AUG-05-2004, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-02-2000), St Compliance achieved (AUG-05-2004)
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JAN-01-1997 and AUG-05-2004, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-02-2000), St Compliance achieved (AUG-05-2004)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
MSAD 34 KERMIT S NICKERSON SCH (Population served: 102, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
BELFAST CURLING CLUB (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In SEP-1999, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-05-1999), St Compliance achieved (MAR-06-2000)
MBNA - GAZEBO (Population served: 91, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
WILLY WORLD (Population served: 75, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-06-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-06-2005), St Public Notif received (SEP-22-2005)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • 13 regular monitoring violations
MBNA - GINLEY HALL (Population served: 60, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
UNITY HEAD START (Population served: 45, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2004, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-15-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-15-2004), St Public Notif received (NOV-01-2004)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 49 regular monitoring violations

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

  • MBNA - THE ROC (Population served: 60, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • CREATIVE APPAREL ASSOCIATES (Population served: 45, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MBNA - FITNESS CENTER (Population served: 30, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MBNA - LINCOLNVILLE CENTRAL SCH (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 23.0%
(22.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 63.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 17.1% for two or more races residents)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Belfast, ME

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

Belfast compared to Maine state average:

Belfast, Maine environmental map by EPA

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  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.


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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

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Belfast, Maine:

  • Gull Motel, RR 5 Box 5377, Belfast, ME 04915 , Phone: (207) 338-4030
  • Comfort Inn Ocean's Edge, RR 5 Box 5290, Belfast, ME 04915 , Phone: (207) 338-2090, Fax: (207) 338-2528
  • Belfast Harbor Inn, 91 Searsport Ave, Rt 1, Belfast, ME 04915 , Phone: (207) 338-2740, Fax: (207) 338-5205
  • Colonial Gables Oceanfront Village, 201 Searsport Ave, Belfast, ME 04915 , Phone: (207) 338-4000, Fax: (207) 338-6901
All 4 fire-safe hotels and motels in Belfast, Maine

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Belfast travel time to work - commute


Belfast mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (74%)
  • Wood (8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (8%)
  • Electricity (5%)
  • Other fuel (2%)
  • Utility gas (2%)
  • Coal or coke (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Belfast city (based on Waldo County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 13.34%
Here13.3%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAUnited Methodist ChurchUnited Church of ChristChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)
Adherents24.5%14.7%14.2%10.8%5.6%
Congregations5.3%13.2%15.8%21.1%2.6%
NameLDS (Mormon) ChurchEpiscopal ChurchConservative Baptist Association of AmericaNational Association of Congregational Christian ChurchesOther
Adherents4.7%4.7%4.6%4.5%11.7%
Congregations2.6%2.6%5.3%5.3%26.3%
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: 10
Waldo County:

2.60 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

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
Waldo County:

7.02 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.84 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.2%
Maine:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Waldo County:

26.1%
Maine:

25.0%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 6$18,236$36,4721$1,494
Other Government Administration 8$29,652$44,4780$0
Police Protection - Officers 13$52,094$48,0873$2,341
Police - Other 2$4,736$28,4166$3,261
Firefighters 1$4,785$57,4200$0
Streets and Highways 14$45,573$39,0631$3,372
Water Transport and Terminals 1$3,232$38,7840$0
Welfare 0$0 1$1,222
Health 1$3,328$39,9360$0
Solid Waste Management 2$4,649$27,8940$0
Sewerage 3$8,425$33,7000$0
Parks and Recreation 1$3,201$38,4120$0
Local Libraries 8$23,008$34,5122$2,327
Totals for Government 60$200,919$40,18414$14,017

Belfast government finances - Expenditure in 2004 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $917,000 ($137.75)
    Sewerage: $729,000 ($109.51)
    General Public Buildings: $643,000 ($96.59)
    Parks & Recreation: $20,000 ($3.00)
    Air Transportation: $19,000 ($2.85)
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $912,000 ($137.00)
    Financial Administration: $877,000 ($131.74)
    Central Staff Services: $761,000 ($114.32)
    Police Protection: $724,000 ($108.76)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $551,000 ($82.77)
    Sewerage: $500,000 ($75.11)
    Libraries: $367,000 ($55.13)
    Solid Waste Management: $236,000 ($35.45)
    Health Services - Other: $170,000 ($25.54)
    Parks & Recreation: $131,000 ($19.68)
    Welfare - Other: $127,000 ($19.08)
    Fire Protection: $80,000 ($12.02)
    General Public Buildings: $46,000 ($6.91)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $36,000 ($5.41)
    Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $24,000 ($3.61)
    Air Transportation: $6,000 ($0.90)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $272,000 ($40.86)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Elementary and Secondary Education: $5,799,000 ($871.11)
    General: $1,065,000 ($159.98)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General Public Building: $326,000 ($48.97)
    Regular Highways: $208,000 ($31.25)
    Fire Protection: $74,000 ($11.12)
    Health - Other: $34,000 ($5.11)
    Police Protection: $13,000 ($1.95)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $2,338,000 ($351.21)

Belfast government finances - Revenue in 2004 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $780,000 ($117.17)
    Sewerage: $676,000 ($101.55)
    Parks & Recreation: $109,000 ($16.37)
    Solid Waste Management: $25,000 ($3.76)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $231,000 ($34.70)
    General Support: $92,000 ($13.82)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $42,000 ($6.31)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $236,000 ($35.45)
    Interest Earnings: $76,000 ($11.42)
    Rents: $49,000 ($7.36)
    Property Sale Other: $14,000 ($2.10)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $664,000 ($99.74)
    Highways: $250,000 ($37.55)
    All Other: $56,000 ($8.41)
  • Tax - Property: $11,391,000 ($1711.13)

Belfast government finances - Debt in 2004 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $5,177,000 ($777.68)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $4,551,000 ($683.64)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $9,471,000 ($1422.71)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $257,000 ($38.61)

Belfast government finances - Cash and Securities in 2004 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $11,495,000 ($1726.75)

6.98% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($38,612 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.98%
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  1.45% ($34,254 average AGI)
from Knox County, ME  0.91% ($36,763)
from Kennebec County, ME  0.66% ($28,642)


6.63% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($33,230 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.63%
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  1.30% ($34,091 average AGI)
to Knox County, ME  0.64% ($33,261)
to Kennebec County, ME  0.57% ($27,901)

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.)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Belfast, Maine:
  • Fatal accident count: 36
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 53
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 13
  • Fatalities: 39
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 102
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 2
Maine average:
  • Fatal accident count: 56
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 80
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 21
  • Fatalities: 61
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 134
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 4

See more detailed statistics of Belfast fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 19
Total length: 93 meters (305ft)
Total costs: $2,192,000
Total average daily traffic: 97,881
Total average daily truck traffic: 5,205

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1930-1939: 3
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 4
  • 1960-1969: 6
  • 1970-1979: 4
  • 1980-1989: 0
  • 1990-1999: 1
  • 2000-2009: 0
  • 2010-2012: 1
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: 14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Belfast, ME)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 4 (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: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 65 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Belfast)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 8 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Belfast)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Hazardous Condition: 1

Businesses in Belfast, ME
NameCountNameCount
AutoZone1Pizza Hut1
Comfort Inn1RadioShack1
Curves1Rite Aid1
Dairy Queen1SAS Shoes1
Dunkin Donuts1Sears1
FedEx2Subway1
GNC1True Value1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
La-Z-Boy1U.S. Cellular1
Lane Furniture1UPS2
MasterBrand Cabinets3Vans1
McDonald's1Walgreens1
New Balance1Wendy's1
Nike1YMCA1
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