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Population in 2010: 726. Population change since 2000: -9.9%
 

Males: 365  (50.3%)
Females: 361  (49.7%)

Median resident age:  43.9 years
Maine median age:  43.0 years

Zip codes: 04758.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $38,261 (it was $28,693 in 2000)
Blaine:

$38,261
ME:

$46,709
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,018

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $77,324 (it was $48,400 in 2000)
Blaine:

$77,324
ME:

$172,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $79,685; Detached houses: $86,344; Townhouses or other attached units: $98,750; In 2-unit structures: $98,750; Mobile homes: $52,224; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $18,990
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  • White alone - 699 (96.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 11 (1.5%)
  • Two or more races - 7 (1.0%)
  • Asian alone - 6 (0.8%)
  • Hispanic - 3 (0.4%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Blaine: 135.1 (high, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (17.9%), English (13.5%), French (9.8%), United States (9.1%), French Canadian (3.3%), Scottish (2.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 02/10/1874

Elevation: 528 feet

Land area: 18.5 square miles.

Population density: 39 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Blaine:

  • High school or higher: 76.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.9%
  • Unemployed: 4.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Blaine town:

  • Never married: 15.0%
  • Now married: 66.7%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 10.0%
  • Divorced: 7.1%

36 residents are foreign born (4.0% North America).

This town:  4.5%
Maine:  3.3%

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

Blaine town:  1.6% ($759)
Maine:  1.5% ($1,417)
Blaine satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Portland, ME (228.3 miles , pop. 64,249).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (329.7 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: New York, NY (502.2 miles , pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: Mars Hill-Blaine, ME (1.4 miles ), Mars Hill, ME (1.8 miles ), Bridgewater, ME (2.0 miles ), Westfield, ME (2.6 miles ), Easton, ME (3.4 miles ), Monticello, ME (3.5 miles ), Presque Isle, ME (3.9 miles ), Chapman, ME (4.1 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2002: 3 buildings, average cost: $70,000
  • 2003: 2 buildings, average cost: $98,000
  • 2004: 3 buildings, average cost: $86,700
  • 2005: 3 buildings, average cost: $86,700
  • 2006: 4 buildings, average cost: $30,100
  • 2007: 4 buildings, average cost: $106,300
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 4 buildings, average cost: $57,500
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $35,000
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $35,000
  • 2012: 0 buildings

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Latitude: 46.49 N, Longitude: 67.85 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 207

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.7%
Maine:

6.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (10%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Truck transportation (7%)
  • Food (7%)
  • Wood products (7%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Health care (30%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Truck transportation (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
  • Personal and laundry services (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Accountants and auditors (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (12%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (9%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Personal appearance workers (5%)

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Earthquake activity:

Blaine-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Maine state average. It is 96% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/14/2006 at 09:34:49, a magnitude 4.0 (3.5 MW, 4.0 LG, Depth: 14.9 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 49.8 miles away from the city center
On 9/16/1994 at 04:22:42, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 83.8 miles away from Blaine center
On 9/16/1994 at 07:01:54, a magnitude 3.6 (3.5 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 84.0 miles away from the city center
On 9/16/1994 at 07:40:11, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 84.0 miles away from the city center
On 9/16/1994 at 07:44:06, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 84.0 miles away from Blaine center
On 10/25/2001 at 00:24:29, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 5.8 mi) earthquake occurred 97.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Aroostook County (21) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 9

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 8, Floods: 7, Snows: 5, Floods: 3, Heavy Rains: 2, Snows: 2, Blizzard: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Blaine:

  • PRESQUE ISLE REHAB AND NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; PRESQUE ISLE, ME)
  • AROOSTOOK MEDICAL CENTER,THE (Hospital, Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, about 15 miles away; PRESQUE ISLE, ME)
  • COUNTY DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 16 miles away; PRESQUE ISLE, ME)

Political contributions by individuals in Blaine, ME

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Blaine:

  • University of Maine (about 117 miles; Orono, ME; Full-time enrollment: 9,235)
  • Husson University (about 124 miles; Bangor, ME; FT enrollment: 2,107)
  • University of Maine at Farmington (about 168 miles; Farmington, ME; FT enrollment: 2,074)
  • Southern Maine Community College (about 229 miles; South Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 2,993)
  • University of Southern Maine (about 229 miles; Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 5,629)
  • University of New England (about 244 miles; Biddeford, ME; FT enrollment: 3,850)
  • Plymouth State University (about 266 miles; Plymouth, NH; FT enrollment: 4,634)

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Churches in Blaine include: Blaine Free Baptist Church (A), Saint Josephs Church (B), Saint Anns Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Tapley Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 24.9. This is better than average.
City:

24.9
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 16.3. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 1.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

16.3
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 6.20. This is significantly better than average. There were 1 monitors within city limits.
City:

6.20
U.S.:

9.59
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.155. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 16.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.155
U.S.:

0.334
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 24.6. This is about average. There were 21 monitors within city limits.
City:

24.6
U.S.:

28.3
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 0.745. This is significantly better than average. There were 6 monitors within city limits.
City:

0.745
U.S.:

2.433
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 7.45. This is better than average. There were 8 monitors within city limits.
City:

7.45
U.S.:

9.39


Average household size:
This town:  2.4 people
Maine:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  72.6%
Whole state:  62.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  4.3%
Whole state:  9.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

10.4%
Whole state:

10.9%

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

2.4%
Whole state:

4.1%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Blaine, ME

Blaine compared to Maine state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage 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.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000



Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (90%)
  • Wood (9%)
  • Other fuel (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Blaine town (based on Aroostook County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 60.84%
Here60.8%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAUnited Methodist Church The Wesleyan ChurchAssemblies of God
Adherents70.7%8.7%5.8%5.6%1.6%
Congregations25.5%15.1%11.3%5.7%5.7%
NameUnited Church of ChristEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaLDS (Mormon) ChurchEpiscopal ChurchOther
Adherents1.6%1.3%1.1%1.0%2.6%
Congregations9.4%2.8%3.8%5.7%15.1%
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: 29
Aroostook County:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

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

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 16
Aroostook County:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 56
Aroostook County:

7.78 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 66
Here:

9.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.7%
Maine:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Aroostook County:

27.6%
Maine:

25.0%

3.86% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($31,356 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.86%
Maine average:

6.39%

0.17% of residents moved from foreign countries ($994 average AGI)
Aroostook County:

0.17%
Maine average:

0.12%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Penobscot County, ME  0.52% ($28,453 average AGI)
from Cumberland County, ME  0.24% ($31,516)
from York County, ME  0.14% ($25,514)


4.01% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($32,517 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.01%
Maine average:

6.44%

0.12% of residents moved to foreign countries ($774 average AGI)
Aroostook County:

0.12%
Maine average:

0.07%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Penobscot County, ME  0.74% ($26,056 average AGI)
to Cumberland County, ME  0.43% ($34,982)
to York County, ME  0.14% ($26,158)

Strongest AM radio stations in Blaine:

  • WREM (710 AM; daytime; 5 kW; MONTICELLO, ME; Owner: ALLAN H WEINER)
  • WEGP (1390 AM; 5 kW; PRESQUE ISLE, ME; Owner: DECELLES/SMITH MEDIA, INC.)
  • WFST (600 AM; 5 kW; CARIBOU, ME; Owner: NORTHERN BROADCAST MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WCHP (760 AM; 35 kW; CHAMPLAIN, NY; Owner: CHAMPLAIN RADIO, INC.)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WZON (620 AM; 5 kW; BANGOR, ME; Owner: THE ZONE CORPORATION)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WSKW (1160 AM; 10 kW; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN WIRELESS, INCORPORATED)
  • WGY (810 AM; 50 kW; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Blaine:

  • WQHR (96.1 FM; PRESQUE ISLE, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WOZI (101.9 FM; PRESQUE ISLE, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMEM (106.1 FM; PRESQUE ISLE, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBPW (96.9 FM; PRESQUE ISLE, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W274AF (102.7 FM; PRESQUE ISLE, ME; Owner: BANGOR BAPTIST CHURCH)
  • WHOU-FM (100.1 FM; HOULTON, ME; Owner: COUNTY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCXU (97.7 FM; CARIBOU, ME; Owner: THE CANXUS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Blaine:

  • WAGM-TV (Channel 8; PRESQUE ISLE, ME; Owner: NEPSK, INC.)
  • WMEM-TV (Channel 10; PRESQUE ISLE, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Blaine fatal accident list:

Mar 1, 2003 02:30 PM, Us-1, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1
Nov 19, 2000 00:45 AM, East Plantation Rd, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Jan 30, 1997 06:26 PM, 1, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 2


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 5
Total length: 7 meters (23ft)
Total costs: $198,000
Total average daily traffic: 5,782
Total average daily truck traffic: 480
Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic: 8,190


FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

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  • Jct Us 1 & Three Brooks Stream (Lat: 46.474778 Lon: -67.869750), Call Sign: KQG780
    Assigned Frequencies: 46.5800 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/16/2002, Expiration Date: 02/05/2013, Cancellation Date: 04/08/2013
    Registrant: Federal Licensing Inc, 1588 Fairfield Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-9262, Fax: (717) 334-6440

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: KB1CCL, Licensee ID: L01249769
    Grant Date: 02/24/2007, Expiration Date: 03/04/2017
    Registrant: Walter A Mosher Iii, Blaine, ME 04734-0202
  • Call Sign: N1YQT, Licensee ID: L01249767
    Grant Date: 02/24/2007, Expiration Date: 03/04/2017
    Registrant: Janice L Mosher, Blaine, ME 04734-0202
  • Call Sign: WA1UQA, Licensee ID: L01252626
    Grant Date: 03/06/2007, Expiration Date: 03/06/2017
    Registrant: Janet L Clayton, Blaine, ME 04734

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150L (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 21936 , Serial Number: 15074551, Year manufactured: 1973, Airworthiness Date: 04/04/1973
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Walter A Iii Mosher, 195 Pierce Rd, Blaine, ME 04734, Other Owners: Wilner Wiggins
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-180 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 33667 , Serial Number: 28-7505166, Year manufactured: 1975, Airworthiness Date: 03/10/1975
    Registrant (Individual): Robert J Jordan, Po Box 127, Blaine, ME 04734
  • Aircraft: DESTINY POWERED PARACHUTES LLC DESTINY 2001 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 503 (52 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 61597 , Serial Number: 1C0207, Year manufactured: 2001, Airworthiness Date: 12/19/2007
    Registrant (Individual): Clarence A Mullen, Po Box 155, Blaine, ME 04734


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1

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