Bethel, Maine

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Population in 2010: 2,607. Population change since 2000: +8.1%
 
Males: 1,251  (48.0%)
Females: 1,356  (52.0%)
Median resident age:  42.9 years
Maine median age:  43.0 years

Zip codes: 04217.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $39,866 (it was $33,803 in 2000)
Bethel:

$39,866
ME:

$46,974

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $21,930 (it was $17,458 in 2000)

Bethel town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $176,639 (it was $104,400 in 2000)
Bethel:

$176,639
ME:

$172,800
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  • Races in Bethel, ME (2010)

    Bethel races chart
    • 2,52096.7%White alone
    • 321.2%Hispanic
    • 210.8%Two or more races
    • 140.5%Black alone
    • 130.5%Asian alone
    • 50.2%American Indian alone
    • 20.08%Other race alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Bethel: 96.2 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Bethel, ME City Guides:

Ancestries: English (31.1%), Irish (13.4%), United States (10.2%), French (9.8%), German (9.0%), Scottish (6.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 06/10/1796

Elevation: 665 feet

Land area: 64.8 square miles.

Population density: 40 people per square mile   (very low).

Bethel,ME real estate house value index trend

Bethel, Maine map

For population 25 years and over in Bethel:

  • High school or higher: 88.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.7%
  • Unemployed: 4.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bethel town:

  • Never married: 22.7%
  • Now married: 57.9%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 4.8%
  • Divorced: 12.9%

41 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.7%
Maine:

2.9%

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

Bethel town:  1.0% ($1,089)
Maine:  1.5% ($1,417)
Bethel satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Portland, ME (57.7 miles , pop. 64,249).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (145.4 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (292.4 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Hanover, ME (2.5 miles ), Greenwood, ME (2.6 miles ), Newry, ME (2.6 miles ), Gilead, ME (3.0 miles) , Woodstock, ME (3.0 miles ), Stoneham, ME (3.4 miles ), West Paris, ME (3.6 miles ), Shelburne, NH (3.8 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 10 buildings, average cost: $106,200
  • 1998: 20 buildings, average cost: $101,700
  • 1999: 16 buildings, average cost: $108,300
  • 2000: 18 buildings, average cost: $107,200
  • 2001: 18 buildings, average cost: $107,300
  • 2002: 20 buildings, average cost: $107,300
  • 2003: 19 buildings, average cost: $107,300
  • 2004: 46 buildings, average cost: $183,700
  • 2005: 40 buildings, average cost: $183,700
  • 2006: 34 buildings, average cost: $183,700
  • 2007: 25 buildings, average cost: $183,700
  • 2008: 18 buildings, average cost: $183,700
  • 2009: 14 buildings, average cost: $183,700
  • 2010: 15 buildings, average cost: $183,700
  • 2011: 10 buildings, average cost: $183,700
  • 2012: 15 buildings, average cost: $197,900
  • 2013: 25 buildings, average cost: $231,200
  • 2014: 19 buildings, average cost: $208,900

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 44.41 N, Longitude: 70.78 W

Area code: 207


Crime rates in Bethel by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Murders 00000001
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.037.2
Rapes 10000110
per 100,000 40.80.00.00.00.037.437.50.0
Robberies 01000010
per 100,000 0.040.10.00.00.00.037.50.0
Assaults 10001011
per 100,000 40.80.00.00.038.70.037.537.2
Burglaries 10367581610
per 100,000 408.5120.3237.4275.2193.6299.5599.5372.2
Thefts 191719295237384
per 100,000 776.1681.6751.91,139.9193.6861.12,735.13,126.2
Auto thefts 21234132
per 100,000 81.740.179.1117.9154.937.4112.474.4
Arson 00000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 309.1) 83.939.941.658.232.569.3163.9187.3

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

Crime rate in Bethel detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 3 (3 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.12
Maine average:

1.71
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.5%
Maine:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (20%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Wood products (9%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Truck transportation (3%)
  • Educational services (24%)
  • Accommodation and food services (22%)
  • Health care (11%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
  • Wood products (4%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Carpenters (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (9%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)
  • Child care workers (4%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4%)

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

Average climate in Bethel, Maine

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Bethel, Maine average temperatures Bethel, Maine average precipitation Bethel, Maine humidity Bethel, Maine wind speed Bethel, Maine snowfall Bethel, Maine sunshine Bethel, Maine clear and cloudy days

Earthquake activity:

Bethel-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Maine state average. It is 91% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 144.9 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 179.3 miles away from Bethel center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 75.0 miles away from the city center
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) earthquake occurred 130.6 miles away from the city center
On 8/21/1996 at 07:54:14, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 32.2 miles away from Bethel center
On 6/16/1995 at 12:13:11, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 56.6 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 Oxford County (28) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 21
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 18, Storms: 15, Snows: 7, Hurricanes: 3, Heavy Rains: 2, Blizzard: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Bethel topographic map

Birthplace of: La Fayette Grover - Politician, Cuvier Grover - Union Army general, Henry J. Bean - Politician.

Main business address for: AMERICAN SKIING CO /ME (SERVICES-MISCELLANEOUS AMUSEMENT & RECREATION).

Hospitals and medical centers near Bethel:

  • LEDGEVIEW LIVING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; WEST PARIS, ME)
  • RUMFORD HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 15 miles away; RUMFORD, ME)

airports located in Bethel:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bethel:

  • University of Maine at Farmington (about 37 miles; Farmington, ME; Full-time enrollment: 2,036)
  • Saint Joseph's College of Maine (about 44 miles; Standish, ME; FT enrollment: 2,010)
  • University of Maine at Augusta (about 50 miles; Augusta, ME; FT enrollment: 3,204)
  • University of Southern Maine (about 58 miles; Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 6,647)
  • Southern Maine Community College (about 60 miles; South Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 4,666)
  • Plymouth State University (about 64 miles; Plymouth, NH; FT enrollment: 4,838)
  • University of New England (about 69 miles; Biddeford, ME; FT enrollment: 4,539)

Public high school in Bethel:

Private high school in Bethel:

  • GOULD ACADEMY (Students: 232, Location: 39 CHURCH ST, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Bethel:

See full list of schools located in Bethel

Library in Bethel:

  • BETHEL LIBRARY ASSN (Operating income: $53,340; Location: 5 BROAD STREET; 19,322 books; 1,700 audio materials; 900 video materials; 52 other licensed databases; 45 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Bethel: Carters Cross Country Ski Center (A), Evans Notch District Ranger Station (B), Bethel Outdoor Adventures Campground (C), Bethel Rescue Station (D), O'Neil Robinson House (E), Moses Mason House Museum (F), Bethel Historical Society Regional History Museum (G), Bethel Historical Society (H), Bethel Fire Department (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Bethel: AMERICAN SKIING CO /ME (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Bethel include: Our Lady of the Snows Church (A), West Bethel Union Church (B), United Methodist Church (C), Congregational Church (D), Bethel Church of the Nazarene (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Bartlett Cemetery (1), Birds Hill Cemetery (2), Chandler Hill Cemetery (3), Flat Cemetery (4), Mount Will Cemetery (5), Riverside Cemetery (6), Skillingston Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Mill Brook (A), Sunday River (B), Twitchell Brook (C), Pleasant River (D), Lanes Brook (E), Kendall Brook (F), Otter Brook (G), Chapman Brook (H), Chandler Brook (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Bethel: Broad Street Historic District (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotels: Snow Cap Inn (Sunday River Ski Resort) (1), Brookside Condominiums (Sunday River Ski Resort) (2), Jordan Grand Resort Hotel (Sunday River Ski Resort) (3), Bethel Spa Motel (88 Main Street) (4), Norseman Inn (134 Mayville Road) (5), Holidae House (85 Main Street) (6), White Cap Condominiums (Sunday River Ski Resort) (7), Sunday River Ski Resort - Snow Cap Inn (1 Sunday River Road) (8), Briar-Lea Inn & Restaurant (150 Mayville Road) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Oxford County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 56.3. This is better than average.

City:

56.3
U.S.:

74.7

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2004 was 3.52. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 14.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.52
U.S.:

1.91

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 25.4. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 11.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.4
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2004 was 11.5. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 14.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.5
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 7.53. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 15.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.53
U.S.:

9.35
Average household size:
This town:  2.3 people
Maine:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  63.1%
Whole state:  62.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  10.1%
Whole state:  9.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

10.2%
Whole state:

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

3.3%
Whole state:

4.1%
4 people in other nonhousehold living situations in 2000

Banks with branches in Bethel (2011 data):

  • KeyBank National Association: Bethel Branch at 96 Main Street, branch established on 1945/11/17. 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
  • Northeast Bank: Bethel Branch at 11 Main Street, branch established on 1997/07/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $587.1 mil, Deposits: $401.6 mil, headquarters in Lewiston, ME, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 11 total offices, Holding Company: Northeast Bancorp
  • Norway Savings Bank: Bethel Branch at One Parkway Road, branch established on 1996/12/19. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $958.8 mil, Deposits: $711.3 mil, headquarters in Norway, ME, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 20 total offices, Holding Company: Norway Bancorp, Mhc

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.7
Maine average:

11.2

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

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Bethel town (based on Oxford County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic3,7087
Mainline Protestant3,08545
Evangelical Protestant3,04537
Other71914
None47,276-
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: 14
Oxford County:

2.47 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 13
Oxford County:

2.29 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 45
Oxford County:

7.94 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 53
Here:

9.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.6%
Maine:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Oxford County:

25.6%
Maine:

25.0%

5.32% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,840 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.32%
Maine average:

5.50%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Androscoggin County, ME  1.17% ($32,016 average AGI)
from Cumberland County, ME  0.84% ($32,057)
from York County, ME  0.34% ($35,114)


5.44% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,857 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.44%
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 Androscoggin County, ME  1.12% ($27,227 average AGI)
to Cumberland County, ME  1.11% ($34,134)
to York County, ME  0.35% ($32,392)

Strongest AM radio stations in Bethel:

  • WTME (780 AM; 10 kW; RUMFORD, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMTW (870 AM; 10 kW; GORHAM, ME; Owner: RADIO PARTNERS OF MAINE, L.P.)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WGAN (560 AM; 5 kW; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WLAM (1470 AM; 5 kW; LEWISTON, ME; Owner: RADIO PARTNERS OF MAINE, L.P.)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WSKW (1160 AM; 10 kW; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN WIRELESS, INCORPORATED)
  • WCHP (760 AM; 35 kW; CHAMPLAIN, NY; Owner: CHAMPLAIN RADIO, INC.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMOU (1230 AM; 1 kW; BERLIN, NH; Owner: JERICHO BROADCASTING COMPANY, L.L.C.)
  • WKTQ (1450 AM; 1 kW; SOUTH PARIS, ME; Owner: PENNESSEEWASSEE BROADCASTING CO INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bethel:

  • WPKQ (103.7 FM; NORTH CONWAY, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHOM (94.9 FM; MT. WASHINGTON, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WLOB-FM (96.3 FM; RUMFORD, ME; Owner: ATLANTIC COAST RADIO, LLC)
  • WTBM (100.7 FM; MEXICO, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMEA (90.1 FM; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTOS-FM (105.1 FM; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBLM (102.9 FM; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WVFM (105.7 FM; CAMPTON, NH; Owner: DEVON BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WSCY (106.9 FM; MOULTONBOROUGH, NH; Owner: NORTHEAST COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WGMT (97.7 FM; LYNDON, VT; Owner: VERMONT BROADCAST ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WOXO-FM (92.7 FM; NORWAY, ME; Owner: TRI-COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMTK (106.3 FM; LITTLETON, NH; Owner: VERMONT BROADCAST ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WTHT (107.5 FM; LEWISTON, ME; Owner: RADIO PARTNERS OF MAINE, L.P.)
  • WXXS (102.3 FM; LANCASTER, NH; Owner: BARRY P. LUNDERVILLE)

TV broadcast stations around Bethel:

  • W04BS (Channel 4; BETHEL, ETC., ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WGME-TV (Channel 13; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: WGME LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WMTW-TV (Channel 8; POLAND SPRING, ME; Owner: WMTW BROADCAST GROUP, LLC)
  • WCSH (Channel 6; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: PACIFIC AND SOUTHERN COMPANY, INC.)
Bethel fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2014

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2014 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Bethel fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 8Number of bridges
  • 37m121ftTotal length
  • $1,314,000Total costs
  • 31,450Total average daily traffic
  • 2,773Total average daily truck traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

26 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Bethel)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

5
  • Fire Station Rt 5 (Lat: 44.405889 Lon: -70.790611), Call Sign: WXR378
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.070 MHz, 154.310 MHzGrant Date: 05/23/2013, Expiration Date: 07/28/2023Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 26941 Cabot Road #134, Laguna Hills, CA 92653, Phone: (949) 348-8510, Fax: (949) 348-8514, Email:
  • Fire Sation Rt 5 (Lat: 44.405889 Lon: -70.790611), Call Sign: KSE721
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.995 MHz, 154.025 MHzGrant Date: 03/27/2013, Expiration Date: 05/04/2023Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 26941 Cabot Road #134, Laguna Hills, CA 92653, Phone: (949) 348-8510
  • Slr R O W (Lat: 44.375056 Lon: -70.957861), Structure height: 9 m, Call Sign: WNPW494, Licensee ID: L00077471
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.815 MHz, 160.965 MHzGrant Date: 11/19/1997, Expiration Date: 12/04/2002, Cancellation Date: 03/09/2003Registrant: Saint Lawrence & Atlantic Railroad Company, 96 S George St, York, PA 17401, Phone: (207) 782-5680
  • Mayville Rd (Lat: 44.415056 Lon: -70.795583), Type: Pole, Structure height: 3.6 m, Overall height: 4.5 m, Call Sign: WQAZ694
    Assigned Frequencies: 452.275 MHzGrant Date: 08/26/2014, Expiration Date: 09/01/2024, Certifier: Rob GundersonRegistrant: Federal License Management, 1784 E. 3rd Street Suite 269, Williamsport, PA 17701-3862, Phone: (866) 908-2220, Fax: (570) 322-6825, Email:
  • 639 Walker Mills Rd. (Lat: 44.413611 Lon: -70.733056), Call Sign: WQDL345
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.300 MHz, 467.350 MHz, 469.675 MHzGrant Date: 09/25/2015, Expiration Date: 09/22/2025, Certifier: George A NickersonRegistrant: Washington Radio Reports, 1565 Oak Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-0668, Fax: (717) 334-6440, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

6
  • STATION, Mt Abrams (Lat: 44.369778 Lon: -70.712833), Structure height: 21.3 m, Call Sign: WNTJ211
    Assigned Frequencies: 21825.0 MHz, 21875.0 MHz, 23025.0 MHz, 23075.0 MHzGrant Date: 07/15/1999, Expiration Date: 10/11/2009, Cancellation Date: 07/10/2006Registrant: Phone: (202) 857-2571
  • SUNDAY RIVER, Skyway Road (010351) (Lat: 44.457389 Lon: -70.866417), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 34.7 m, Overall height: 37.7 m, Call Sign: WPQY212
    Assigned Frequencies: 6034.15 MHzGrant Date: 10/19/2010, Expiration Date: 11/21/2020, Certifier: John E RooneyRegistrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:
  • NEWRY, Skyway Road (010351) (Lat: 44.457361 Lon: -70.866389), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 34.7 m, Overall height: 37.7 m, Call Sign: WQQK264
    Assigned Frequencies: 11365.0 MHzGrant Date: 01/11/2013, Expiration Date: 01/11/2023, Certifier: Charles ClearyRegistrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:
  • West Bethel, Off Route 2 (Lat: 44.401222 Lon: -70.847056), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 59.4 m, Overall height: 60.7 m, Call Sign: WQRG637
    Assigned Frequencies: 10735.0 MHz, 10775.0 MHz, 10735.0 MHz, 10775.0 MHz, 10735.0 MHz, 10775.0 MHz, 10735.0 MHz, 10775.0 MHz, 10735.0 MHz, 10775.0 MHz... (+8 more)Grant Date: 05/09/2013, Expiration Date: 05/09/2023, Certifier: Tom BuckleyRegistrant: Lukas, Nace, Gutierrez & Sachs, LLP, 8300 Greensboro Drive, Suite 1200, Mclean, VA 22102, Phone: (703) 584-8678, Fax: (703) 584-8696, Email:
  • North Bethel, 45 Howling Hole Road (Lat: 44.470639 Lon: -70.776306), Type: Pole, Structure height: 42.6 m, Overall height: 44.5 m, Call Sign: WQRG638
    Assigned Frequencies: 11265.0 MHz, 17915.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 17915.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 17915.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 17915.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 17915.0 MHz... (+8 more)Grant Date: 05/09/2013, Expiration Date: 05/09/2023, Certifier: Tom BuckleyRegistrant: Lukas, Nace, Gutierrez & Sachs, LLP, 8300 Greensboro Drive, Suite 1200, Mclean, VA 22102, Phone: (703) 584-8678, Fax: (703) 584-8696, Email:
  • Hanover, 207 Ash Road (Lat: 44.483250 Lon: -70.679417), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 39 m, Overall height: 41.1 m, Call Sign: WQRT904
    Assigned Frequencies: 11225.0 MHz, 19475.0 MHz, 11225.0 MHz, 19475.0 MHz, 11225.0 MHz, 19475.0 MHz, 11225.0 MHz, 19475.0 MHz, 11225.0 MHz, 19475.0 MHz... (+8 more)Grant Date: 07/25/2013, Expiration Date: 07/25/2023, Certifier: Tom BuckleyRegistrant: Lukas, Nace, Gutierrez & Sachs, LLP, 8300 Greensboro Drive, Suite 1200, Mclean, VA 22102, Phone: (703) 584-8678, Fax: (703) 584-8696, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

19 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Bethel)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

6
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172H (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1706F , Serial Number: 17255101, Year manufactured: 1966, Airworthiness Date: 09/17/1966
    Registrant (Individual): Karl C Olson, 2242 Intervale Rd, Bethel, ME 04217
  • Aircraft: BUCKEYE AVIATION DREAM MACHINE 00 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 582 (65 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 3024 , Serial Number: 4885, Year manufactured: 2000, Airworthiness Date: 11/21/2006
    Registrant (Individual): John R Mason, Po Box 570, Bethel, ME 04217
  • Aircraft: INFINITY 2 PL POWERED PARACHU (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 582 (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 44504 , Serial Number: IPP3-192, Year manufactured: 2003, Airworthiness Date: 01/14/2010
    Registrant (Individual): Randy D Autrey, 139 Intervale Rd, Bethel, ME 04217
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5143W , Serial Number: 28-173, Year manufactured: 1961, Airworthiness Date: 11/14/1961
    Registrant (Individual): Randy D Autrey, 139 Intervale Rd, Bethel, ME 04217
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182P (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 120 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 58443 , Serial Number: 18262067, Year manufactured: 1973, Airworthiness Date: 06/02/1973
    Registrant (Individual): John R Mason, Po Box 570, Bethel, ME 04217
  • Aircraft: SIX CHUTER INC SR7 XL (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 582 (65 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 7123V , Serial Number: 98-2073-SR7XL, Year manufactured: 1998, Airworthiness Date: 09/26/2007
    Registrant (Individual): Randy D Autrey, 139 Intervale Rd, Bethel, ME 04217

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

PHOENIX HOUSE & WELL (Population served: 900, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 10 routine major monitoring violations
TWO BROTHERS (Population served: 198, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 28 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
INMANS DINER AND DAIRY BAR (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
MSAD 44 WOODSTOCK ELEM SCHOOL (Population served: 105, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2008 and DEC-2010, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-08-2010), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-08-2010), St Public Notif received (MAR-27-2012), St Compliance achieved (SEP-06-2012)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2008 and DEC-2010, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-08-2010), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-08-2010), St Public Notif received (MAR-27-2012), St Compliance achieved (SEP-06-2012)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
CHAMBERLAIN CONDOMINIUM ASSOC (Population served: 72, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-19-2013), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-19-2013), St Public Notif received (OCT-08-2013), St Compliance achieved (OCT-15-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-06-2012), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-06-2012), St Public Notif received (FEB-14-2012), St Compliance achieved (FEB-27-2012)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
RIVER VIEW RESORT (Population served: 64, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-07-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-07-2005), St Public Notif received (JAN-06-2006), St Compliance achieved (JAN-06-2006), St Public Notif received (JAN-06-2006), St Compliance achieved (JUN-14-2006)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-11-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-11-2005), St Compliance achieved (DEC-08-2005), St Public Notif received (2 times from JAN-06-2006 to JAN-06-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In NOV-2005, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-20-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-20-2005), St Public Notif received (JAN-06-2006), St Compliance achieved (JAN-06-2006), St Public Notif received (JAN-06-2006), St Compliance achieved (JUN-14-2006)
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
BARKING DAWG MARKET LLC (Population served: 36, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-29-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-29-2005), St Public Notif received (2 times from NOV-16-2005 to NOV-16-2005), St Compliance achieved (SEP-10-2007)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-20-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-20-2005), St Compliance achieved (SEP-10-2007), St Intentional no-action (AUG-14-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
MOOSES TALE FOOD & ALE (Population served: 30, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-23-2009), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-23-2009), St Public Notif received (AUG-06-2009), St Compliance achieved (JUN-30-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2009 and JUN-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-29-2009), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-29-2009), St Public Notif received (AUG-10-2009), St Compliance achieved (JUN-30-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation

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

  • BETHEL WATER DISTRICT (Population served: 1,575, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • RIVERBEND CONDOMINIUMS (Population served: 90, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • POWDER RIDGE TOWNHOMES (Population served: 40, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • GRAFTON NOTCH CAMPGROUND (Population served: 35, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 3
  • Hazardous Condition: 1

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Bethel, Maine:

  • The Bethel Inn And Country Club, Broad St, Bethel, Maine 4217 , Phone: (207) 824-2175, Fax: (207) 824-2233
  • Norseman Inn & Motel, 134 Mayville Rd, Bethel, Maine 4217 , Phone: (207) 824-2002, Fax: (207) 824-0640
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Bethel, Maine

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (72%)
  • Wood (15%)
  • Electricity (9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)
Businesses in Bethel, ME
NameCountNameCount
Circle K2MasterBrand Cabinets4
Dunkin Donuts1Rite Aid1
FedEx1Subway1
GNC1True Value1

Bethel compared to Maine state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
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