Bowdoinham, Maine

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Population in 2010: 2,889. Population change since 2000: +10.6%
 
Males: 1,447  (50.1%)
Females: 1,442  (49.9%)
Median resident age:  43.7 years
Maine median age:  43.0 years

Zip codes: 04008.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $57,584 (it was $44,779 in 2000)
Bowdoinham:

$57,584
ME:

$46,709
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $28,654 (it was $21,118 in 2000)

Bowdoinham town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $192,991 (it was $112,600 in 2000)
Bowdoinham:

$192,991
ME:

$172,300
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $229,095; Detached houses: $255,347; Townhouses or other attached units: $188,231; In 2-unit structures: $225,367; Mobile homes: $104,103
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  • White alone - 2,727 (94.4%)
  • Two or more races - 64 (2.2%)
  • Asian alone - 28 (1.0%)
  • Hispanic - 30 (1.0%)
  • Black alone - 20 (0.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 16 (0.6%)
  • Other race alone - 4 (0.1%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Bowdoinham: 187.4 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (24.9%), Irish (15.5%), French (13.1%), German (9.5%), French Canadian (7.7%), Scottish (7.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 09/18/1762

Elevation: 75 feet

Land area: 34.4 square miles.

Population density: 84 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Bowdoinham,ME real estate house value index trend

Bowdoinham, Maine map

For population 25 years and over in Bowdoinham:

  • High school or higher: 90.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 28.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.2%
  • Unemployed: 5.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bowdoinham town:

  • Never married: 19.8%
  • Now married: 61.6%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 3.8%
  • Divorced: 13.6%

29 residents are foreign born

This town:  1.1%
Maine:  3.3%

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

Bowdoinham town:  1.4% ($1,625)
Maine:  1.5% ($1,417)
Bowdoinham satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Portland, ME (31.3 miles , pop. 64,249).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (132.5 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (299.5 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Bowdoin, ME (2.1 miles ), Richmond, ME (2.5 miles ), Woolwich, ME (2.7 miles ), Topsham, ME (2.7 miles ), Dresden, ME (2.8 miles ), Bath, ME (2.8 miles ), Brunswick, ME (2.9 miles ), Lisbon Falls, ME (3.0 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1998: 15 buildings, average cost: $95,700
  • 2000: 15 buildings, average cost: $102,400
  • 2001: 16 buildings, average cost: $102,700
  • 2002: 18 buildings, average cost: $102,600
  • 2003: 19 buildings, average cost: $102,600
  • 2004: 18 buildings, average cost: $102,600
  • 2005: 18 buildings, average cost: $140,000
  • 2006: 17 buildings, average cost: $12,200
  • 2007: 14 buildings, average cost: $12,200
  • 2008: 7 buildings, average cost: $220,200
  • 2009: 10 buildings, average cost: $220,200
  • 2010: 10 buildings, average cost: $220,200
  • 2011: 6 buildings, average cost: $220,300
  • 2012: 4 buildings, average cost: $236,600

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 44.02 N, Longitude: 69.88 W

Area code: 207

Bowdoinham household income distribution Bowdoinham home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.0%
Maine:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (17%)
  • Transportation equipment (15%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Health care (6%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Repair and maintenance (4%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Health care (14%)
  • Used merchandise, gift, novelty, and souvenir, and other miscellaneous stores (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Clothing and accessories, including shoe, stores (5%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Carpenters (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3%)
  • Electricians (3%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Customer service representatives (4%)

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

Average climate in Bowdoinham, Maine

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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

Earthquake activity:

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

On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 192.6 miles away from the city center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 93.1 miles away from Bowdoinham center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 221.9 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 89.1 miles away from the city center
On 2/26/1999 at 03:38:43, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 2.0 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 36.4 miles away from Bowdoinham center
On 8/21/1996 at 07:54:14, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 73.8 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 Sagadahoc County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 8, Winter Storms: 4, Hurricanes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Bowdoinham topographic map

Birthplace of: Pop Williams - Baseball player, Seth Berry - Politician.

Hospitals and medical centers near Bowdoinham:

  • WINSHIP GREEN NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; BATH, ME)
  • COASTAL DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 9 miles away; BATH, ME)
  • BRUNSWICK MANOR (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; BRUNSWICK, ME)
  • MID COAST SENIOR HEALTH CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; BRUNSWICK, ME)
  • COMMUNITY HEALTH AND NURSING SERVICES (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; BRUNSWICK, ME)
  • DIONNE COMMONS (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; BRUNSWICK, ME)
  • HORIZONS LIVING AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; BRUNSWICK, ME)

Airports located in Bowdoinham:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bowdoinham:

  • University of Maine at Augusta (about 23 miles; Augusta, ME; Full-time enrollment: 3,204)
  • Southern Maine Community College (about 32 miles; South Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 4,666)
  • University of Southern Maine (about 32 miles; Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 6,647)
  • Saint Joseph's College of Maine (about 33 miles; Standish, ME; FT enrollment: 2,010)
  • University of New England (about 47 miles; Biddeford, ME; FT enrollment: 4,539)
  • University of Maine at Farmington (about 47 miles; Farmington, ME; FT enrollment: 2,036)
  • Husson University (about 78 miles; Bangor, ME; FT enrollment: 2,421)

Public elementary/middle school in Bowdoinham:

See full list of schools located in Bowdoinham

Library in Bowdoinham:

  • BOWDOINHAM PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $43,346; Location: 13A SCHOOL STREET; 15,815 books; 385 audio materials; 356 video materials; 52 other licensed databases; 28 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Bowdoinham: Bowdoinham Volunteer Fire Department (A), Bowdoinham Emergency Medical Services First Responders (B), Bowdoinham Public Library (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Bowdoinham: Second Baptist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Sedgely Brook (A), West Branch Denham Stream (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Dragonworks Kayaks (Tours & Charters; Stevens Road).

Sagadahoc County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 78.4. This is about average.

City:

78.4
U.S.:

74.2

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 3.92. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 15.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.92
U.S.:

6.58

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 31.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.3
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 14.2. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.2
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 7.50. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 17.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.50
U.S.:

9.14

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

BOWDOINHAM WATER DISTRICT (Population served: 675, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • OCCT Installation/Demonstration - Between JAN-01-1997 and AUG-05-2004, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-21-1999), St Compliance achieved (AUG-05-2004)
Average household size:
This town:  2.5 people
Maine:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  71.6%
Whole state:  62.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  10.4%
Whole state:  9.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

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

12.8%
Whole state:

10.9%

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

5.3%
Whole state:

4.1%
4 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children in 2000
3 people in other group homes in 2000

Bowdoinham compared to Maine state average:

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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (80%)
  • Wood (11%)
  • Electricity (5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Bowdoinham town (based on Sagadahoc County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 18.91%
Here: 18.9%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAUnited Methodist ChurchUnited Church of ChristLDS (Mormon) Church
Adherents39.2%14.9%8.0%7.0%6.5%
Congregations8.6%20.0%8.6%8.6%2.9%
NameEpiscopal ChurchSalvation ArmyPresbyterian Church (USA)Church of the NazareneOther
Adherents5.5%3.5%3.2%2.7%9.6%
Congregations2.9%2.9%2.9%14.3%28.6%
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: 6
Sagadahoc County:

1.65 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
Sagadahoc County:

1.93 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 16
Sagadahoc County:

4.40 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 37
Here:

10.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.7%
Maine:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Sagadahoc County:

26.5%
Maine:

25.0%

10.24% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 200545,027 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.24%
Maine average:

6.39%

0.30% of residents moved from foreign countries($809 average AGI)
Sagadahoc County:

0.30%
Maine average:

0.12%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Cumberland County, ME  3.53% ($41,082 average AGI)
from Androscoggin County, ME  0.80% ($28,034)
from Lincoln County, ME  0.69% ($34,360)


10.20% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 200635,982 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.20%
Maine average:

6.44%

0.12% of residents moved to foreign countries($326 average AGI)
Sagadahoc County:

0.12%
Maine average:

0.07%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Cumberland County, ME  3.04% ($35,747 average AGI)
to Androscoggin County, ME  1.09% ($28,766)
to Kennebec County, ME  0.79% ($33,817)

Strongest AM radio stations in Bowdoinham:

  • WFAU (1280 AM; 5 kW; GARDINER, ME; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WJJB (900 AM; 1 kW; BRUNSWICK, ME; Owner: ATLANTIC COAST RADIO, LLC)
  • WJTO (730 AM; 1 kW; BATH, ME; Owner: BLUE JEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WLAM (1470 AM; 5 kW; LEWISTON, ME; Owner: RADIO PARTNERS OF MAINE, L.P.)
  • WGAN (560 AM; 5 kW; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WMTW (870 AM; 10 kW; GORHAM, ME; Owner: RADIO PARTNERS OF MAINE, L.P.)
  • WTME (780 AM; 10 kW; RUMFORD, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WZAN (970 AM; 5 kW; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WLOB (1310 AM; 5 kW; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: ATLANTIC COAST RADIO, LLC)
  • WSKW (1160 AM; 10 kW; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN WIRELESS, INCORPORATED)
  • WJAE (1440 AM; 5 kW; WESTBROOK, ME; Owner: ALTANTIC COAST RADIO, LLC)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bowdoinham:

  • WBCI (105.9 FM; BATH, ME; Owner: BLOUNT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCLZ (98.9 FM; BRUNSWICK, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCYI (93.9 FM; LEWISTON, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WJJB-FM (95.5 FM; TOPSHAM, ME; Owner: ATLANTIC COAST RADIO, LLC)
  • WTHT (107.5 FM; LEWISTON, ME; Owner: RADIO PARTNERS OF MAINE, L.P.)
  • WBLM (102.9 FM; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WPKQ (103.7 FM; NORTH CONWAY, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMEA (90.1 FM; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHOM (94.9 FM; MT. WASHINGTON, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WJBQ (97.9 FM; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMEK-FM (99.9 FM; AUBURN, ME; Owner: RADIO PARTNERS OF MAINE, L.P.)
  • WCME (96.7 FM; BOOTHBAY HARBOR, ME; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMEP (90.5 FM; CAMDEN, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WQSS (102.5 FM; CAMDEN, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMTW-FM (106.7 FM; NORTH WINDHAM, ME; Owner: RADIO PARTNERS OF MAINE, L.P.)
  • WLOB-FM (96.3 FM; RUMFORD, ME; Owner: ATLANTIC COAST RADIO, LLC)
  • WMME-FM (92.3 FM; AUGUSTA, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WPOR (101.9 FM; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WABK-FM (104.3 FM; GARDINER, ME; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMCM (103.3 FM; ROCKLAND, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Bowdoinham:

  • WPFO (Channel 23; WATERVILLE, ME; Owner: CMCG PORTLAND LICENSE LLC)
  • WCBB (Channel 10; AUGUSTA, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WGME-TV (Channel 13; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: WGME LICENSEE, LLC)
  • W29CA (Channel 29; BRUNSWICK, ME; Owner: CRAIG MINISTRIES)
  • WMTW-TV (Channel 8; POLAND SPRING, ME; Owner: WMTW BROADCAST GROUP, LLC)
  • WPXT (Channel 51; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: HMW, INC.)
  • WPME (Channel 35; LEWISTON, ME; Owner: KB PRIME MEDIA LLC)
  • WCSH (Channel 6; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: PACIFIC AND SOUTHERN COMPANY, INC.)
  • W32CA (Channel 32; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)

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

Bowdoinham, Maine:
  • Fatal accident count: 18
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 23
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 6
  • Fatalities: 18
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 35
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1
Maine average:
  • Fatal accident count: 55
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 79
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 21
  • Fatalities: 61
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 132
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 3
See more detailed statistics of Bowdoinham fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 17
Total length: 66 meters (217ft)
Total costs: $1,544,000
Total average daily traffic: 74,906
Total average daily truck traffic: 7,736

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1930-1939: 4
  • 1940-1949: 1
  • 1950-1959: 1
  • 1960-1969: 0
  • 1970-1979: 10
  • 1980-1989: 0
  • 1990-1999: 1
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Bowdoinham, ME
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