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Population in 2012: 21,309 (78% urban, 22% rural). Population change since 2000: +1.8%
 

Males: 10,449  (49.0%)
Females: 10,860  (51.0%)

Median resident age:  38.3 years
Maine median age:  43.0 years

Zip codes: 04005, 04006.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $39,831 (it was $34,976 in 2000)
Biddeford:

$39,831
ME:

$46,709
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $24,186

Biddeford city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $221,012 (it was $114,600 in 2000)
Biddeford:

$221,012
ME:

$172,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $248,508; Detached houses: $255,020; Townhouses or other attached units: $224,951; In 2-unit structures: $237,161; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $267,982; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $222,242; Mobile homes: $147,737

Median gross rent in 2012: $811.

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  • White alone - 20,240 (94.8%)
  • Asian alone - 519 (2.4%)
  • Two or more races - 231 (1.1%)
  • Hispanic - 172 (0.8%)
  • Black alone - 113 (0.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 73 (0.3%)
  • Other race alone - 3 (0.01%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Biddeford: 113.5 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: French (24.2%), English (13.8%), French Canadian (12.2%), Irish (11.7%), German (4.4%), United States (4.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 11/17/1718

Elevation: 80 feet

Land area: 30.0 square miles.

Population density: 710 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Biddeford:

  • High school or higher: 86.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.1%
  • Unemployed: 6.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Biddeford city:

  • Never married: 34.1%
  • Now married: 44.9%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 6.5%
  • Divorced: 13.0%

712 residents are foreign born (1.1% North America, 0.5% Europe, 0.4% Asia).

This city:  3.3%
Maine:  3.3%



According to our research of Maine and other state lists there were 50 registered sex offenders living in Biddeford, Maine as of December 19, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Biddeford to the number of sex offenders is 426 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,966 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $3,076 (1.4%)

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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+: New York, NY (261.6 miles , pop. 8,008,278).

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

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Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 43.47 N, Longitude: 70.45 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +703 (+3.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 4,032 (36.8%)

Area code: 207

Biddeford household income distribution Biddeford home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Biddeford by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0010000002002
per 100,000 0.00.04.70.00.00.00.00.00.09.30.00.09.3
Rapes 165161811191928201117145
per 100,000 73.923.775.282.350.386.786.1126.892.351.279.065.823.4
Robberies 101414179914212820182113
per 100,000 46.266.265.877.741.141.163.495.1129.393.183.798.760.7
Assaults 34322428321820281824314475
per 100,000 157.1151.4112.9128.0146.382.190.6126.883.1111.7144.1206.8350.4
Burglaries 15511112311010595152160180156157244189
per 100,000 716.0525.2578.5502.9480.0433.5688.6724.7830.9726.3729.91146.9883.1
Thefts 606533573734671744696845847856850908995
per 100,000 2799.22521.92694.83355.63067.33395.23153.23827.23909.93985.33951.54268.14649.1
Auto thefts 29272033272529452318221724
per 100,000 134.0127.894.1150.9123.4114.1131.4203.8106.283.8102.379.9112.1
Arson 2922810811755121663
per 100,000 134.0104.137.645.736.650.231.722.623.155.974.428.214.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 283.9222.2274.2303.4254.0280.0297.9384.5360.8334.7342.6390.2391.7

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

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 66 (46 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.15
Maine average:

1.70

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

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.7%
Maine:

6.6%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -114 (-0.5%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (21%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Carpenters (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Cashiers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)
  • Registered nurses (3%)

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Average climate in Biddeford, Maine

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Tornado activity:

Biddeford-area historical tornado activity is significantly above Maine state average. It is 60% 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 77% 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 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
On 6/16/1995 at 12:13:11, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 92.3 miles away from the city center
On 7/22/2003 at 11:41:15, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 53.1 miles away from Biddeford 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 75.8 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 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: 16, Storms: 14, Winter Storms: 4, Winds: 3, Snows: 3, Heavy Rains: 2, Floods: 2, Hurricanes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Snow: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Mudslide: 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/medical centers in Biddeford:

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

Political contributions by individuals in Biddeford, ME

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.

Local government website: www.biddefordmaine.com

College/University in Biddeford:

  • University of New England (Full-time enrollment: 3,850; 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: 5,629)
  • Southern Maine Community College (about 17 miles; South Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 2,993)
  • University of New Hampshire-Main Campus (about 34 miles; Durham, NH; FT enrollment: 13,290)
  • Northern Essex Community College (about 56 miles; Haverhill, MA; FT enrollment: 2,865)
  • NHTI-Concord's Community College (about 58 miles; Concord, NH; FT enrollment: 2,162)
  • Southern New Hampshire University (about 60 miles; Manchester, NH; FT enrollment: 4,316)
  • Hesser College (about 63 miles; Manchester, NH; FT enrollment: 2,870)

Public high schools in Biddeford:

Private high school in Biddeford:

  • SACO ISLAND SCHOOL (Students: 10; Location: PO BOX 516; Grades: 7 - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Biddeford:

Private elementary/middle school in Biddeford:

  • ST JAMES SCHOOL (Students: 415; Location: 25 GRAHAM ST; Grades: PK - 8)
See full list of schools located in Biddeford, School District: 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
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AQI  SO2 Ozone  PM10 PM2.5 NO2 CO 

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 30.9. This is about average.
City:

30.9
U.S.:

32.0
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 2.92. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

2.92
U.S.:

2.43
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 27.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

27.3
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 23.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

23.3
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 8.12. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

8.12
U.S.:

9.59
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 10.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

10.5
U.S.:

9.4
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.258. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 13.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.258
U.S.:

0.334

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

SHAMROCK RV PARK - CAMPGROUND (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
HOMESTEAD BY THE RIVER CG. (Population served: 113, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

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

  • BIDDEFORD AND SACO WATER CO. (Population served: 35230, Primary Water Source Type: Surface_water)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 14.5%
(14.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 73.6% for Black residents, 13.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 17.6% for two or more races 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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Biddeford, ME

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 compared to Maine state average:

Biddeford, Maine environmental map by EPA

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  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.


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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 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Biddeford travel time to work - commute


Biddeford mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (82%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7%)
  • Electricity (6%)
  • Wood (2%)
  • Utility gas (2%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 39.08%
Here39.1%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Church of ChristAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAUnited Methodist ChurchEpiscopal Church
Adherents72.5%6.5%5.4%4.5%2.5%
Congregations17.2%16.4%13.9%12.3%4.9%
NameAssemblies of GodGreek Orthodox Archdiocese of AmericaLDS (Mormon) ChurchSalvation ArmyOther
Adherents1.6%1.3%1.1%0.7%3.9%
Congregations6.6%0.8%2.5%1.6%23.8%
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: 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%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 11$42,120$45,9490$0
Other Government Administration 19$78,486$49,57014$6,760
Police Protection - Officers 44$196,546$53,6032$332
Police - Other 22$73,468$40,0736$2,011
Firefighters 43$156,742$43,74227$2,334
Fire - Other 2$6,542$39,2520$0
Streets and Highways 26$84,505$39,0022$2,404
Airports 0$0 1$333
Welfare 2$7,937$47,6220$0
Solid Waste Management 10$30,520$36,6240$0
Sewerage 8$32,549$48,8240$0
Parks and Recreation 11$32,482$35,43511$7,272
Housing and Community Development(Local) 1$4,358$52,2960$0
Elementary and Secondary - Instruction 356$1,218,072$41,05959$63,143
Elementary and Secondary - Other Total 110$220,328$24,03622$13,928
Other and Unallocable 18$69,044$46,0294$5,067
Totals for Government 683$2,253,699$39,596148$103,584

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 ($239.15)
    Regular Highways: $1,521,000 ($71.38)
    Parks and Recreation: $141,000 ($6.62)
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $26,879,000 ($1261.39)
    Police Protection: $4,512,000 ($211.74)
    Sewerage: $3,360,000 ($157.68)
    Regular Highways: $2,819,000 ($132.29)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,694,000 ($126.43)
    Central Staff Services: $2,188,000 ($102.68)
    Financial Administration: $1,661,000 ($77.95)
    General - Other: $1,417,000 ($66.50)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,333,000 ($62.56)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,009,000 ($47.35)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $332,000 ($15.58)
    Libraries: $250,000 ($11.73)
    Housing and Community Development: $201,000 ($9.43)
    General Public Buildings: $162,000 ($7.60)
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $158,000 ($7.41)
    Health - Other: $156,000 ($7.32)
    Public Welfare - Other: $129,000 ($6.05)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $119,000 ($5.58)
    Air Transportation: $101,000 ($4.74)
    Transit Utilities: $48,000 ($2.25)
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $2,000 ($0.09)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $946,000 ($44.39)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Elementary and Secondary Education: $4,000 ($0.19)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $2,198,000 ($103.15)
    Central Staff Services: $197,000 ($9.24)
    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 ($1280.73)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $3,280,000 ($153.93)
    All Other: $778,000 ($36.51)
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $591,000 ($27.73)
    Parks and Recreation: $210,000 ($9.85)
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $184,000 ($8.63)
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $159,000 ($7.46)
    Solid Waste Management: $124,000 ($5.82)
    Air Transportation: $21,000 ($0.99)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $477,000 ($22.38)
    All Other: $79,000 ($3.71)
    Air Transportation: $60,000 ($2.82)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $159,000 ($7.46)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $400,000 ($18.77)
    Interest Earnings: $358,000 ($16.80)
    Sale of Property: $324,000 ($15.20)
    Rents: $59,000 ($2.77)
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $13,461,000 ($631.70)
    General Local Government Support: $2,149,000 ($100.85)
    Public Welfare: $459,000 ($21.54)
    All Other: $230,000 ($10.79)
    Highways: $204,000 ($9.57)
    Housing and Community Development: $9,000 ($0.42)
  • Tax - Property: $30,964,000 ($1453.09)
    NEC: $1,084,000 ($50.87)
    Public Utility License: $163,000 ($7.65)
    Motor Vehicle License: $76,000 ($3.57)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $43,735,000 ($2052.42)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $42,812,000 ($2009.10)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,000,000 ($375.43)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,077,000 ($332.11)

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

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,738,000 ($269.28)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,265,000 ($481.72)

6.27% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($40,481 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.27%
Maine average:

6.39%

0.08% of residents moved from foreign countries ($333 average AGI)
York County:

0.08%
Maine average:

0.12%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Cumberland County, ME  1.61% ($37,688 average AGI)
from Strafford County, NH  0.52% ($36,557)
from Rockingham County, NH  0.42% ($46,742)


6.63% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($39,248 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.63%
Maine average:

6.44%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($169 average AGI)
York County:

0.04%
Maine average:

0.07%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Cumberland County, ME  1.71% ($38,497 average AGI)
to Strafford County, NH  0.59% ($34,097)
to Rockingham County, NH  0.41% ($45,576)

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 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 19
Total length: 96 meters (315ft)
Total costs: $7,725,000
Total average daily traffic: 259,214
Total average daily truck traffic: 20,105

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1920-1929: 1
  • 1930-1939: 2
  • 1940-1949: 1
  • 1950-1959: 1
  • 1960-1969: 0
  • 1970-1979: 1
  • 1980-1989: 4
  • 1990-1999: 2
  • 2000-2009: 7
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

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
Businesses in Biddeford, ME
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1Panera Bread1
Applebee's1Papa John's Pizza1
Ashley Furniture1Payless1
AutoZone1PetSmart1
Burger King1RadioShack1
CVS1Rite Aid1
ColorTyme1Ruby Tuesday1
Comfort Suites1Sears1
Dairy Queen1Shaw's1
Decora Cabinetry2Sprint Nextel1
Domino's Pizza1Staples1
DressBarn1Starbucks1
Dunkin Donuts4Subway2
Famous Footwear1T-Mobile2
FedEx4T.J.Maxx1
GNC2Target1
Goodwill2U-Haul1
H&R Block1U.S. Cellular1
Home Depot1UPS4
Kohl's1Verizon Wireless1
Lowe's1Walmart1
MasterBrand Cabinets3Wendy's1
McDonald's1YMCA1
Olive Garden1
Browse common businesses in Biddeford, ME

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