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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 2012: $40,578 (it was $33,803 in 2000)
Bethel:

$40,578
ME:

$46,709
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,169

Bethel town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $180,638 (it was $104,400 in 2000)
Bethel:

$180,638
ME:

$172,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $250,336; Detached houses: $263,006; Townhouses or other attached units: $150,012; In 2-unit structures: $413,297; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $413,297; Mobile homes: $87,762

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Bethel races chart
  • White alone - 2,520 (96.7%)
  • Hispanic - 32 (1.2%)
  • Two or more races - 21 (0.8%)
  • Black alone - 14 (0.5%)
  • Asian alone - 13 (0.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 5 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 2 (0.08%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Bethel: 198.6 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

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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).




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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:  3.3%



According to our research of Maine and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Bethel, Maine as of December 19, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Bethel to the number of sex offenders is 2,640 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


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+: New York, NY (302.0 miles , pop. 8,008,278).

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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 44.41 N, Longitude: 70.78 W

Area code: 207

Bethel household income distribution Bethel home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Bethel by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Murders 000000001
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.037.2
Rapes 010000110
per 100,000 0.040.80.00.00.00.037.437.50.0
Robberies 001000010
per 100,000 0.00.040.10.00.00.00.037.50.0
Assaults 210001011
per 100,000 82.240.80.00.00.038.70.037.537.2
Burglaries 610367581610
per 100,000 246.6408.5120.3237.4275.2193.6299.5599.5372.2
Thefts 17191719295237384
per 100,000 698.7776.1681.6751.91139.9193.6861.12735.13126.2
Auto thefts 221234132
per 100,000 82.281.740.179.1117.9154.937.4112.474.4
Arson 000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 311.5) 53.583.939.941.658.232.569.3163.9187.3

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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

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

9.3%
Maine:

6.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
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

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Tornado activity:

Bethel-area historical tornado activity is above Maine state average. It is 73% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/31/1971, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 25.0 miles away from the Bethel town center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 7/31/1971, a category F2 tornado 30.5 miles away from the town center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Bethel-area historical earthquake activity is near Maine state average. It is 78% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 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
On 1/17/2000 at 08:16:20, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, 3.4 LG, Depth: 10.1 mi) earthquake occurred 20.2 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) earthquake occurred 62.6 miles away from Bethel 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 31.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD)

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: 16, Storms: 15, Snows: 4, Snows: 3, Hurricanes: 3, Heavy Rains: 2, Floods: 2, Blizzard: 1, Landslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Mudslide: 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/medical centers near Bethel:

  • LEDGEVIEW LIVING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; WEST PARIS, ME)
  • RUMFORD HOSPITAL (Hospital, Critical Access Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, about 15 miles away; RUMFORD, ME)

Political contributions by individuals in Bethel, 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: 2,074)
  • University of Southern Maine (about 58 miles; Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 5,629)
  • Southern Maine Community College (about 60 miles; South Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 2,993)
  • Plymouth State University (about 64 miles; Plymouth, NH; FT enrollment: 4,634)
  • University of New England (about 69 miles; Biddeford, ME; FT enrollment: 3,850)
  • University of New Hampshire-Main Campus (about 89 miles; Durham, NH; FT enrollment: 13,290)
  • Dartmouth College (about 90 miles; Hanover, NH; FT enrollment: 5,813)

Public high school in Bethel:

Private high school in Bethel:

  • GOULD ACADEMY (Students: 200; 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

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
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 28.8. This is about average.
City:

28.8
U.S.:

32.0
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2004 was 3.52. This is about average. There were 10 monitors within city limits.
City:

3.52
U.S.:

3.46
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/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.:

22.9
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 8.13. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

8.13
U.S.:

9.59

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

SUNDAY RIVER - ROADRUNNER SYS (Population served: 978, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
SUNDAY RIVER - UPPER CISTERN SYS (Population served: 300, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
SUNDAY RIVER - PEAK LODGE SYSTEM (Population served: 300, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2002, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-18-2002), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-18-2002), St Public Notif received (DEC-30-2002), St Compliance achieved (MAR-25-2003)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
REBEL REC CENTER & FAM REST (Population served: 300, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
LIAMS RESTAURANT (Population served: 198, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 35 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
MSAD 44 WOODSTOCK ELEM SCHOOL (Population served: 125, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JAN-01-1998 and JAN-19-2000, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-09-1999), St Compliance achieved (JAN-19-2000)
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JAN-01-1997 and JAN-19-2000, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-09-1998), St Compliance achieved (JAN-19-2000)
CHAMBERLAIN CONDOMINIUM ASSOC (Population served: 72, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
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 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 (JAN-06-2006)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2004, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-27-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-27-2004), St Compliance achieved (DEC-08-2005), St Public Notif received (JAN-06-2006)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-24-2003), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-24-2003), St Public Notif received (JAN-02-2004), St Compliance achieved (DEC-08-2005)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-12-2003), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-12-2003), St Public Notif received (DEC-23-2003), St Compliance achieved (DEC-08-2005)
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 Compliance achieved (JAN-06-2006), St Public Notif received (JAN-06-2006), St Compliance achieved (JUN-14-2006)
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations

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

  • BETHEL WATER DISTRICT (Population served: 1313, Primary Water Source Type: Surface_water)
  • WEST BETHEL WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 125, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • VIKING VILLAGE (Population served: 107, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • RIVERBEND CONDOMINIUMS (Population served: 90, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • BETHEL`S BEST PIZZA & ICE CREAM (Population served: 70, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

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%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Bethel, ME


4 people in other nonhousehold living situations in 2000

Bethel compared to Maine state average:

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


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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

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Bethel, Maine:

  • Bethel Spa Motel, 88 Main St, Bethel, ME 04217 , Phone: (207) 824-3341
  • The Bethel Inn And Country Club, Broad St, Bethel, ME 04217 , Phone: (207) 824-2175, Fax: (207) 824-2233
  • Norseman Inn & Motel, 134 Mayville Rd, Bethel, ME 04217 , Phone: (207) 824-2002, Fax: (207) 824-0640
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Bethel, Maine

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000



Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (72%)
  • Wood (15%)
  • Electricity (9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 20.59%
Here20.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Church of ChristAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAUnited Methodist ChurchSeventh-Day Adventist Church
Adherents50.5%14.0%5.4%4.7%3.9%
Congregations10.8%25.7%12.2%6.8%4.1%
NameNational Association of Congregational Christian ChurchesLDS (Mormon) ChurchAssemblies of GodEpiscopal ChurchOther
Adherents3.6%3.4%2.5%2.1%9.9%
Congregations5.4%2.7%4.1%2.7%25.7%
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: 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%

6.14% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($34,652 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.14%
Maine average:

6.39%

0.09% of residents moved from foreign countries ($362 average AGI)
Oxford County:

0.09%
Maine average:

0.12%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Androscoggin County, ME  1.24% ($32,779 average AGI)
from Cumberland County, ME  1.17% ($34,869)
from York County, ME  0.46% ($29,866)


6.09% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,647 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.09%
Maine average:

6.44%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($290 average AGI)
Oxford County:

0.05%
Maine average:

0.07%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Cumberland County, ME  1.34% ($29,839 average AGI)
to Androscoggin County, ME  1.20% ($27,864)
to York County, ME  0.33% ($27,118)

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.)

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

Bethel, Maine:
  • Fatal accident count: 15
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 22
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 5
  • Fatalities: 15
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 45
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1
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 Bethel fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 9
Total length: 40 meters (131ft)
Total costs: $1,425,000
Total average daily traffic: 31,650
Total average daily truck traffic: 2,819

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

21 (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 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/20/2003, Expiration Date: 07/28/2013
    Registrant: 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 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/27/2013, Expiration Date: 05/04/2023
    Registrant: 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 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/19/1997, Expiration Date: 12/04/2002, Cancellation Date: 03/09/2003
    Registrant: 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 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/01/2004, Expiration Date: 09/01/2014, Certifier: Rob Gunderson
    Registrant: Multitrode Inc, 6560 East Rogers Circle, Boca Raton, FL 33487, Phone: (561) 994-8090, Fax: (561) 994-6282
  • 639 Walker Mills Rd. (Lat: 44.413611 Lon: -70.733056), Call Sign: WQDL345
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.300 MHz, 467.350 MHz, 469.675 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/22/2005, Expiration Date: 09/22/2015, Certifier: George A Nickerson
    Registrant: Fit, 1565 Oak Street, Eugene, OR 97401, Phone: (541) 485-8441, Fax: (541) 485-7556, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • 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 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/15/1999, Expiration Date: 10/11/2009, Cancellation Date: 07/10/2006
    Registrant: Phone: (202) 857-2571
  • 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 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/11/2013, Expiration Date: 01/11/2023, Certifier: Charles Cleary
    Registrant: 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: 10775.0 MHz, 10775.0 MHz, 10775.0 MHz, 10775.0 MHz, 10775.0 MHz, 10775.0 MHz, 10775.0 MHz, 10775.0 MHz, 10775.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/09/2013, Expiration Date: 05/09/2023, Certifier: Tom Buckley
    Registrant: Northeast Wireless Networks LLC, 202 Us Rt 1 Suite 206, Falmouth, ME 04105, Phone: (207) 200-2505, Fax: (207) 200-2510, 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, 11265.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/09/2013, Expiration Date: 05/09/2023, Certifier: Tom Buckley
    Registrant: Northeast Wireless Networks LLC, 202 Us Rt 1 Suite 206, Falmouth, ME 04105, Phone: (207) 200-2505, Fax: (207) 200-2510, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

5
  • 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: PIPER PA-22-135 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 94 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-290 SERIES (140 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3275B , Serial Number: 22-2096, Year manufactured: 1954, Airworthiness Date: 06/01/1956
    Registrant (Individual): Reported Sale, 99 Vernon St, 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


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 3
  • Hazardous Condition: 1

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