Biddeford, Maine

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Population in 2014: 21,337 (78% urban, 22% rural). Population change since 2000: +1.9%
 
Males: 9,967  (46.7%)
Females: 11,370  (53.3%)
Median resident age:  34.7 years
Maine median age:  44.0 years

Zip codes: 04005, 04006.

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Estimated median household income in 2013: $43,090 (it was $34,976 in 2000)
Biddeford:

$43,090
ME:

$46,974

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $25,388 (it was $18,214 in 2000)

Biddeford city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $215,554 (it was $114,600 in 2000)
Biddeford:

$215,554
ME:

$172,800

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $241,404; Detached houses: $245,361; Townhouses or other attached units: $259,296; In 2-unit structures: $253,358; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $177,469; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $249,142; Mobile homes: $59,043

Median gross rent in 2013: $868.

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  • Races in Biddeford, ME (2013)

    Biddeford races chart
    • 20,19394.7%White alone
    • 7443.5%Asian alone
    • 1900.9%Two or more races
    • 1500.7%Hispanic
    • 290.1%Black alone
    • 90.04%American Indian alone
    • 30.01%Other race alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Biddeford: 114.7 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Biddeford, ME City Guides:

Ancestries: French (22.8%), French Canadian (12.9%), Irish (12.2%), English (11.1%), German (5.2%), United States (4.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 11/17/1718

Elevation: 80 feet

Land area: 30.0 square miles.

Population density: 711 people per square mile   (low).

Biddeford,ME real estate house value index trend

Biddeford, Maine map

For population 25 years and over in Biddeford:

  • High school or higher: 89.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.9%
  • Unemployed: 4.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Biddeford city:

  • Never married: 39.6%
  • Now married: 42.1%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 5.9%
  • Divorced: 11.9%

882 residents are foreign born (2.4% North America, 0.8% Europe, 0.5% Latin America).

This city:

4.2%
Maine:

2.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $3,044 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $3,052 (1.6%)

Biddeford satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Portland, ME (15.9 miles , pop. 64,249).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (86.1 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (252.7 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Saco, ME (1.6 miles ), Old Orchard Beach, ME (2.0 miles ), Arundel, ME (2.1 miles ), Kennebunk, ME (2.8 miles ), Kennebunkport, ME (2.8 miles ), West Kennebunk, ME (2.8 miles ), Dayton, ME (2.9 miles ), Lyman, ME (3.1 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 48 buildings, average cost: $134,300
  • 1998: 60 buildings, average cost: $100,700
  • 1999: 65 buildings, average cost: $109,600
  • 2000: 67 buildings, average cost: $137,500
  • 2001: 92 buildings, average cost: $149,400
  • 2002: 47 buildings, average cost: $178,000
  • 2003: 52 buildings, average cost: $179,100
  • 2004: 54 buildings, average cost: $178,900
  • 2005: 51 buildings, average cost: $179,000
  • 2006: 43 buildings, average cost: $178,900
  • 2007: 32 buildings, average cost: $178,900
  • 2008: 21 buildings, average cost: $178,900
  • 2009: 17 buildings, average cost: $178,900
  • 2010: 20 buildings, average cost: $178,900
  • 2011: 15 buildings, average cost: $178,900
  • 2012: 19 buildings, average cost: $178,900
  • 2013: 24 buildings, average cost: $178,900
  • 2014: 22 buildings, average cost: $178,900

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 43.47 N, Longitude: 70.45 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +113 (+0.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 4,669 (40.5%)

Area code: 207

Biddeford household income distribution Biddeford home values distribution

Crime rates in Biddeford by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Murders 1000000200212
per 100,000 4.70.00.00.00.00.00.09.30.00.09.34.79.4
Rapes 1618111919282011171451917
per 100,000 75.282.350.386.786.1126.892.351.279.065.823.489.179.8
Robberies 141799142128201821132415
per 100,000 65.877.741.141.163.495.1129.393.183.798.760.7112.570.4
Assaults 24283218202818243144757570
per 100,000 112.9128.0146.382.190.6126.883.1111.7144.1206.8350.4351.7328.6
Burglaries 12311010595152160180156157244189149111
per 100,000 578.5502.9480.0433.5688.6724.7830.9726.3729.91,146.9883.1698.7521.0
Thefts 573734671744696845847856850908995972754
per 100,000 2,694.83,355.63,067.33,395.23,153.23,827.23,909.93,985.33,951.54,268.14,649.14,558.23,539.2
Auto thefts 20332725294523182217241816
per 100,000 94.1150.9123.4114.1131.4203.8106.283.8102.379.9112.184.475.1
Arson 81081175512166362
per 100,000 37.645.736.650.231.722.623.155.974.428.214.028.19.4
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 287.5) 274.3303.4254.0280.0297.9384.6360.9334.8342.6390.3391.7433.0362.1

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Crime rate in Biddeford detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 69 (49 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.30
Maine average:

1.72
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.4%
Maine:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -114 (-0.5%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Construction (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (16%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (12%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (23%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)

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

Average climate in Biddeford, Maine

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

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

On 10/10/1966, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 17.0 miles away from the Biddeford city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 6/9/1953, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 43.7 miles away from the city center injured 5 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Biddeford-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Maine state average. It is 90% 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 57.9 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 177.3 miles away from Biddeford center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 197.5 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 129.5 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 66.7 miles away from Biddeford center
On 2/26/1999 at 03:38:43, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 2.0 mi) earthquake occurred 83.5 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 York County (27) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 19
Emergencies Declared: 8

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 18, Storms: 14, Snows: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Winds: 3, Heavy Rains: 2, Hurricanes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Biddeford topographic map

Birthplace of: George Rabasa - Author, Joan Wasser - Musician, Robert Caret - University president, Nick Curran (musician) - Blues guitarist, Amos Whitney - Businessman, Brian Dumoulin - Ice hockey player, Freddy Parent - Baseball player, Henry B. Quinby - Politician, Hilary Mahaney - Football player and coach, Karissa Staples - Television actor.

Hospitals and medical centers in Biddeford:

  • SOUTHERN MAINE MEDICAL CENTER (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 1 MEDICAL CENTER DRIVE)
  • SOUTHRIDGE REHAB AND LIVING CTR (10 MAY ST)
  • ST ANDRE HEALTH CARE FACILITY (407 POOL ST)
  • TRULL NURSING HOME (15 MAY STREET, PO BOX 1245)
  • YORK COUNTY DIALYSIS CENTER (20B WEST COLE ROAD)

airports located in Biddeford:

Amtrak stations near Biddeford:

  • 2 miles: SACO (130 MAIN ST.) . Services: ticket office.
  • 5 miles: OLD ORCHARD BEACH (11 FIRST ST.) - Seasonal Station . Services: ticket office, public payphones.
  • 14 miles: WELLS (696 SANFORD ST.) . Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area.

College/University in Biddeford:

  • University of New England (Full-time enrollment: 4,539; Location: 11 Hills Beach Rd; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.une.edu/; Offers Doctor's degree)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Biddeford:

  • University of Southern Maine (about 16 miles; Portland, ME; Full-time enrollment: 6,647)
  • Southern Maine Community College (about 17 miles; South Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 4,666)
  • Saint Joseph's College of Maine (about 25 miles; Standish, ME; FT enrollment: 2,010)
  • University of New Hampshire-Main Campus (about 35 miles; Durham, NH; FT enrollment: 15,243)
  • Northern Essex Community College (about 56 miles; Haverhill, MA; FT enrollment: 4,737)
  • NHTI-Concord's Community College (about 58 miles; Concord, NH; FT enrollment: 2,865)
  • Southern New Hampshire University (about 59 miles; Manchester, NH; FT enrollment: 16,552)

Public high school in Biddeford:

Private high school in Biddeford:

  • SACO ISLAND SCHOOL (Students: 1, Location: 638 ELM ST, Grades: 10)

Public elementary/middle schools in Biddeford:

Private elementary/middle school in Biddeford:

  • ST JAMES SCHOOL (Students: 229, Location: 25 GRAHAM ST, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in Biddeford

Library in Biddeford:

  • MCARTHUR PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $757,843; Location: 270 MAIN STREET; 67,122 books; 2,062 audio materials; 3,564 video materials; 4 local licensed databases; 52 other licensed databases; 130 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Biddeford: Whites Wharf (A), The University of New England Dock (B), Shamrock Recreational Vehicle Park (C), Admissions House (D), Assisi Hall (E), Avila Hall (F), Jack S Ketchum Library (G), University of New England Ambulance (H), Biddeford City Hall (I), Biddeford Historical Society Building (J), Harold Alfond Center (K), Gregory Hall (L), Decary Hall (M), Gregory Annex (N), Frederick Hall (O), Biddeford Fire Department Hills Beach Station (P), Biddeford Fire Department Central Station (Q), University Housing Park (R), The Campus Center (S), Stella Maris Hall (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Five Points Shopping Center (1), Biddeford Shopping Center (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Biddeford include: Saint Andre Church (A), Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church (B), Saint Francis Church (C), Saint Joseph Church (D), Saint Marys Church (E), Second Congregational Church (F), First Parish Meeting House (G), Anchor Baptist Church (H), Hosanna Christian Fellowship (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Saint Josephs Cemetery (1), Saint Marys Cemetery (2), Woodlawn Cemetery (3), Greenwood Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and swamps: Wilcox Pond (A), Etherington Pond (B), Lords Pond (C), Town Thatch Bed (D), Great Heath (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Thacher Brook (A), West Brook (B), Swan Pond Brook (C), Swan Pond Creek (D), Dungeon Brook (E), Moors Brook (F), Bush Brook (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Biddeford include: Waterhouse Field (1), Saint Louis Field (2), Clifford Park (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Beaches: Freddy Beach (A), Fortunes Rocks Beach (B), Hills Beach (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Kennebunk -Kennebunkport Chamber of Commerce (17 Western Avenue) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Hotels: Comfort Suites Biddeford (45 Barra Road) (1), Biddeford Motel (560 Elm Street) (2), Sleepy Hollow Motel (297 Elm) (3), Dallaire's Motel & Cottages (528 Elm) (4). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Court: Maine State - Courts- District Court- Biddeford (25 Adams Street) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

York 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 96.7. This is worse than average.

City:

96.7
U.S.:

74.7

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.400. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 13.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.400
U.S.:

0.293

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 8.40. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 9.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.40
U.S.:

6.40

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 1.47. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 1.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.47
U.S.:

1.91

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 28.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.2
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 21.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

21.9
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 8.97. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.97
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 13.5%
(13.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 20.0% for Black residents, 21.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Maine:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  57.8%
Whole state:  62.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  11.2%
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: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Biddeford in 2010:

  • 1,071 people in college/university student housing
  • 249 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 127 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 42 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 8 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 6 people in residential treatment centers for adults

People in group quarters in Biddeford in 2000:

  • 402 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 361 people in nursing homes
  • 61 people in religious group quarters
  • 28 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 21 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 21 people in other group homes
  • 6 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 4 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children

Biddeford, Maine environmental map by EPA

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Banks with branches in Biddeford (2011 data):

  • Biddeford Savings Bank: Alfred Street Branch, Main Street Biddeford Branch, at 254 Main Street. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $331.7 mil, Deposits: $234.8 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 6 total offices
  • Bangor Savings Bank: Drive-In Facility at Washington And Jefferson Streets, branch established on 1980/10/22; Pepperell Bank & Trust Branch at 163 Main Street, branch established on 1907/05/15. 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
  • Bank of America, National Association: Biddeford Main Branch at 208 Main Street, branch established on 1856/01/01. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • TD Bank, National Association: Biddeford Branch at 299 Elm Street, branch established on 1990/02/22. Info updated 2010/10/04: Bank assets: $188,912.6 mil, Deposits: $153,149.8 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, 1314 total offices, Holding Company: Toronto-Dominion Bank, The
  • People's United Bank: Biddeford Branch at One City Square, branch established on 1996/11/14. Info updated 2012/02/16: Bank assets: $27,319.3 mil, Deposits: $20,835.4 mil, headquarters in Bridgeport, CT, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 374 total offices
  • KeyBank National Association: Biddeford Keycenter Branch at 6 Barra Rd, branch established on 2005/03/21. 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
  • Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution: Biddeford Branch at Biddeford Crossing Shopping Center, branch established on 2006/11/20. Info updated 2009/03/09: Bank assets: $759.8 mil, Deposits: $521.1 mil, headquarters in Saco, ME, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 6 total offices
  • Kennebunk Savings Bank: Biddeford Branch at 422 Alfred Street, branch established on 2007/03/19. Info updated 2010/05/27: Bank assets: $821.4 mil, Deposits: $660.6 mil, headquarters in Kennebunk, ME, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 15 total offices

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.5
Maine average:

10.5

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

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Religion statistics for Biddeford city (based on York County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic40,28316
Mainline Protestant11,48064
Evangelical Protestant6,08651
Other1,84718
Orthodox6253
Black Protestant1191
None136,691-
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: 45
York County:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 42
York County:

2.09 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 85
York County:

4.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 252
Here:

12.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.7%
Maine:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
York County:

24.0%
Maine:

25.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

48.4%
Maine:

51.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

44.3%
State:

49.7%

Average BMI:
Biddeford:

28.7
State:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Biddeford:

21.6%
Maine:

20.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

10.9%
Maine:

9.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.9
State:

6.9

Overweight people:
Biddeford:

32.9%
Maine:

34.9%

General health condition:
This city:

55.5%
State:

58.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Biddeford:

77.6%
Maine:

78.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Biddeford, ME Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 10$46,713$56,0560$0
Other Government Administration 12$56,093$56,09313$7,180
Police Protection - Officers 46$242,218$63,1872$2,104
Police - Other 6$22,473$44,9464$2,303
Firefighters 44$208,198$56,7810$0
Fire - Other 1$4,128$49,5360$0
Streets and Highways 27$122,940$54,6400$0
Airports 1$1,851$22,2122$625
Welfare 2$9,655$57,9301$1,900
Solid Waste Management 13$33,665$31,0750$0
Sewerage 18$76,781$51,1870$0
Parks and Recreation 11$39,356$42,9345$6,971
Housing and Community Development(Local) 1$5,209$62,5080$0
Elementary and Secondary - Instruction 342$1,335,272$46,85272$72,185
Elementary and Secondary - Other Total 117$279,143$28,63044$32,214
Other and Unallocable 37$156,809$50,8576$8,742
Totals for Government 688$2,640,504$46,055149$134,224

Biddeford government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $5,000 ($0.23)
  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $5,096,000 ($238.83)
    Regular Highways: $1,521,000 ($71.28)
    Parks and Recreation: $141,000 ($6.61)
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $26,879,000 ($1259.74)
    Police Protection: $4,512,000 ($211.46)
    Sewerage: $3,360,000 ($157.47)
    Regular Highways: $2,819,000 ($132.12)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,694,000 ($126.26)
    Central Staff Services: $2,188,000 ($102.54)
    Financial Administration: $1,661,000 ($77.85)
    General - Other: $1,417,000 ($66.41)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,333,000 ($62.47)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,009,000 ($47.29)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $332,000 ($15.56)
    Libraries: $250,000 ($11.72)
    Housing and Community Development: $201,000 ($9.42)
    General Public Buildings: $162,000 ($7.59)
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $158,000 ($7.40)
    Health - Other: $156,000 ($7.31)
    Public Welfare - Other: $129,000 ($6.05)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $119,000 ($5.58)
    Air Transportation: $101,000 ($4.73)
    Transit Utilities: $48,000 ($2.25)
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $2,000 ($0.09)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $946,000 ($44.34)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Elementary and Secondary Education: $4,000 ($0.19)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $2,198,000 ($103.01)
    Central Staff Services: $197,000 ($9.23)
    Regular Highways: $64,000 ($3.00)
    Police Protection: $43,000 ($2.02)
    Local Fire Protection: $42,000 ($1.97)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $27,291,000 ($1279.05)

Biddeford government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $3,280,000 ($153.72)
    All Other: $778,000 ($36.46)
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $591,000 ($27.70)
    Parks and Recreation: $210,000 ($9.84)
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $184,000 ($8.62)
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $159,000 ($7.45)
    Solid Waste Management: $124,000 ($5.81)
    Air Transportation: $21,000 ($0.98)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $477,000 ($22.36)
    All Other: $79,000 ($3.70)
    Air Transportation: $60,000 ($2.81)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $159,000 ($7.45)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $400,000 ($18.75)
    Interest Earnings: $358,000 ($16.78)
    Sale of Property: $324,000 ($15.18)
    Rents: $59,000 ($2.77)
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $13,461,000 ($630.88)
    General Local Government Support: $2,149,000 ($100.72)
    Public Welfare: $459,000 ($21.51)
    All Other: $230,000 ($10.78)
    Highways: $204,000 ($9.56)
    Housing and Community Development: $9,000 ($0.42)
  • Tax - Property: $30,964,000 ($1451.19)
    NEC: $1,084,000 ($50.80)
    Public Utility License: $163,000 ($7.64)
    Motor Vehicle License: $76,000 ($3.56)

Biddeford government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $43,735,000 ($2049.73)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $42,812,000 ($2006.47)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,000,000 ($374.94)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,077,000 ($331.68)

Biddeford government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,738,000 ($268.92)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,265,000 ($481.09)

5.66% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($43,410 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.66%
Maine average:

5.50%

0.06% of residents moved from foreign countries ($365 average AGI)
York County:

0.06%
Maine average:

0.04%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Cumberland County, ME  1.47% ($34,596 average AGI)
from Strafford County, NH  0.53% ($34,957)
from Rockingham County, NH  0.39% ($50,026)


5.39% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,387 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.39%
Maine average:

5.62%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($496 average AGI)
York County:

0.07%
Maine average:

0.05%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Cumberland County, ME  1.36% ($34,730 average AGI)
to Strafford County, NH  0.45% ($34,055)
to Rockingham County, NH  0.33% ($51,177)

Strongest AM radio stations in Biddeford:

  • WIDE (1400 AM; 1 kW; BIDDEFORD, ME; Owner: SACO BAY COMMUNICATIONS GROUP INC)
  • WMTW (870 AM; 10 kW; GORHAM, ME; Owner: RADIO PARTNERS OF MAINE, L.P.)
  • WZAN (970 AM; 5 kW; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WGAN (560 AM; 5 kW; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WJAE (1440 AM; 5 kW; WESTBROOK, ME; Owner: ALTANTIC COAST RADIO, LLC)
  • WLOB (1310 AM; 5 kW; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: ATLANTIC COAST RADIO, LLC)
  • WGIN (930 AM; 10 kW; ROCHESTER, NH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WTSN (1270 AM; 5 kW; DOVER, NH; Owner: GARRISON CITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WWZN (1510 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Biddeford:

  • WCYY (94.3 FM; BIDDEFORD, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WRED (95.9 FM; SACO, ME; Owner: ATLANTIC COAST RADIO, LLC)
  • WQEZ (104.7 FM; KENNEBUNKPORT, ME; Owner: MARINER BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • WBQQ (99.3 FM; KENNEBUNK, ME; Owner: MARINER BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • WMEA (90.1 FM; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBQW (106.3 FM; SCARBOROUGH, ME; Owner: MARINER BROADCASTING LIMITED PARTNER)
  • WBLM (102.9 FM; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WPKQ (103.7 FM; NORTH CONWAY, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHOM (94.9 FM; MT. WASHINGTON, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WPHX-FM (92.1 FM; SANFORD, ME; Owner: FNX BROADCASTING LLC)
  • WSEW (88.5 FM; SANFORD, ME; Owner: WORD RADIO EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WSCY (106.9 FM; MOULTONBOROUGH, NH; Owner: NORTHEAST COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WUBB (95.3 FM; YORK CENTER, ME; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WJBQ (97.9 FM; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WPOR (101.9 FM; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WMGX (93.1 FM; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WMSJ (89.3 FM; FREEPORT, ME; Owner: DOWNEAST CHRISTIAN COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WTHT (107.5 FM; LEWISTON, ME; Owner: RADIO PARTNERS OF MAINE, L.P.)
  • WMTW-FM (106.7 FM; NORTH WINDHAM, ME; Owner: RADIO PARTNERS OF MAINE, L.P.)
  • WMPG (90.9 FM; GORHAM, ME; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MAINE SYSTEM)

TV broadcast stations around Biddeford:

  • WMEA-TV (Channel 26; BIDDEFORD, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WMTW-TV (Channel 8; POLAND SPRING, ME; Owner: WMTW BROADCAST GROUP, LLC)
  • WGME-TV (Channel 13; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: WGME LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WCSH (Channel 6; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: PACIFIC AND SOUTHERN COMPANY, INC.)
  • WPXT (Channel 51; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: HMW, INC.)
  • WPME (Channel 35; LEWISTON, ME; Owner: KB PRIME MEDIA LLC)
  • W32CA (Channel 32; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • WLLB-LP (Channel 15; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W58CM (Channel 58; BANGOR, ME; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Biddeford fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 19Number of bridges
  • 96m315ftTotal length
  • $7,725,000Total costs
  • 254,606Total average daily traffic
  • 19,861Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 11920-1929
  • 21930-1939
  • 11950-1959
  • 11970-1979
  • 41980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 72000-2009
  • 12010-2015
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Biddeford, ME
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 5 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED70$162,32991$198,890427$178,01948$128,4175$443,60087$273,0920$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$176,00015$148,73331$180,7745$47,8000$012$199,5830$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED7$169,42915$146,600119$211,67212$132,2500$022$218,0451$23,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN12$162,75014$231,78679$194,8867$96,7144$660,75020$289,8501$165,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$152,0003$218,33314$193,0000$00$03$193,3330$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0251.00 , 0252.01, 0252.02, 0253.00, 0254.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 4 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED7$184,2863$178,333
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$131,0001$175,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$203,0001$137,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0251.00 , 0252.01, 0252.02, 0253.00, 0254.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

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

THE PUBLIC HOUSE (Population served: 360, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 22 routine major monitoring violations
  • 12 regular monitoring violations
SCARBOROUGH CROSSING (Population served: 204, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In OCT-2012, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-15-2012), St Public Notif requested (DEC-03-2012), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-03-2012)
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • 4 regular monitoring violations
RSU 23 DAYTON CONSOLIDATED SCHOOL (Population served: 190, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2007, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-05-2010), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-05-2010), St Public Notif received (JUL-20-2010), St Compliance achieved (MAR-04-2011)
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • 21 regular monitoring violations
SHAMROCK RV PARK - CAMPGROUND (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In SEP-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Tech Assistance Visit (OCT-05-2009), St Compliance Meeting conducted (OCT-05-2009), St Boil Water Order (OCT-05-2009), St Public Notif requested (OCT-05-2009), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-05-2009), St Compliance achieved (NOV-24-2009), St Intentional no-action (SEP-15-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-14-2009), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-14-2009), St Public Notif received (OCT-26-2009), St Compliance achieved (SEP-06-2011), St Intentional no-action (SEP-09-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-22-2008), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-22-2008), St Public Notif received (SEP-30-2008), St Compliance achieved (SEP-06-2011), St Intentional no-action (SEP-09-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
HOMESTEAD BY THE RIVER CG (Population served: 113, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
SUES PLACE DAYCARE (Population served: 44, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-21-2013), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-21-2013), St Compliance achieved (2 times from DEC-02-2013 to DEC-02-2013), St Public Notif received (MAR-05-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-12-2013), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-12-2013), St Public Notif received (NOV-22-2013), St Compliance achieved (DEC-02-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUL-19-2013), St Public Notif requested (JUL-19-2013), St Public Notif received (AUG-06-2013), St Compliance achieved (AUG-23-2013)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 2 regular monitoring violations

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 128
  • Hazardous Condition: 130
  • Service Call: 24
  • Good Intent Call: 17

Incident types - Biddeford

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Biddeford, ME
Most common first names in Biddeford, ME among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Joseph21477.0 years
Marie17582.7 years
John13174.6 years
Mary12780.7 years
Rose11881.4 years
Robert11670.7 years
George10976.4 years
Paul10670.9 years
Arthur10575.5 years
Alice10378.4 years
Most common last names in Biddeford, ME among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Cote8376.7 years
Roy7377.7 years
Gagne6878.3 years
Nadeau6275.0 years
Boucher5572.8 years
Morin5377.9 years
Gagnon5276.6 years
Perreault4876.8 years
Beaudoin4575.4 years
Roberge4480.3 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (81%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (9%)
  • Electricity (4%)
  • Wood (2%)
  • Utility gas (2%)
  • Other fuel (1%)
Businesses in Biddeford, ME
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1McDonald's1
Advance Auto Parts1Olive Garden1
Applebee's1Panera Bread1
Ashley Furniture1Papa John's Pizza1
AutoZone1Payless1
Burger King1PetSmart1
CVS1RadioShack1
Circle K2Rite Aid1
ColorTyme1Ruby Tuesday1
Comfort Suites1Sears1
Dairy Queen1Shaw's1
Decora Cabinetry2Sprint Nextel1
Domino's Pizza1Staples1
DressBarn1Starbucks1
Dressbarn1Subway2
Dunkin Donuts4T-Mobile2
Famous Footwear1T.J.Maxx1
FedEx4Target1
GNC2U-Haul1
Goodwill2U.S. Cellular1
H&R Block1UPS4
Home Depot1Verizon Wireless1
Kohl's1Walmart1
Lowe's1Wendy's1
MasterBrand Cabinets3YMCA1

Biddeford compared to Maine state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • House age above state average.

Biddeford on our top lists:

  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the biggest property tax revenues per resident (population 10,000+)"
  • #26 (04005) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of French Canadian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #91 (04005) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of French first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the best general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
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