Bradford, Maine

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Population in 2010: 1,290. Population change since 2000: +8.8%
 
Males: 664  (51.5%)
Females: 626  (48.5%)
Median resident age:  40.4 years
Maine median age:  43.0 years

Zip codes: 04410.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $44,796 (it was $35,216 in 2000)
Bradford:

$44,796
ME:

$46,974

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $19,385 (it was $13,853 in 2000)

Bradford town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $123,205 (it was $71,700 in 2000)
Bradford:

$123,205
ME:

$172,800
  • Races in Bradford, ME (2010)

    Bradford races chart
    • 1,23095.3%White alone
    • 201.6%Hispanic
    • 191.5%Two or more races
    • 110.9%American Indian alone
    • 90.7%Black alone
    • 10.08%Asian alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Bradford: 92.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (16.0%), French (11.6%), United States (10.1%), Irish (10.0%), Italian (5.7%), French Canadian (5.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 03/12/1831

Elevation: 235 feet

Land area: 41.3 square miles.

Population density: 31 people per square mile   (very low).

Bradford,ME real estate house value index trend

Bradford, Maine map

For population 25 years and over in Bradford:

  • High school or higher: 77.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.6%
  • Unemployed: 6.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 40.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bradford town:

  • Never married: 24.3%
  • Now married: 56.1%
  • Separated: 0.4%
  • Widowed: 6.2%
  • Divorced: 13.0%

47 residents are foreign born (1.9% North America, 1.6% Europe).

This town:

4.0%
Maine:

2.9%



According to our research of Maine and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Bradford, Maine as of September 01, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Bradford to the number of sex offenders is 426 to 1.


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

Bradford town:  1.2% ($836)
Maine:  1.5% ($1,417)
Bradford satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Portland, ME (119.2 miles , pop. 64,249).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (220.2 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (386.1 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Hudson, ME (2.5 miles ), Charleston, ME (2.5 miles ), Lagrange, ME (2.5 miles ), Corinth, ME (2.9 miles ), Alton, ME (2.9 miles ), Atkinson, ME (3.0 miles ), Kenduskeag, ME (3.4 miles ), Milo, ME (3.4 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 12 buildings, average cost: $32,600
  • 1998: 8 buildings, average cost: $66,300
  • 1999: 8 buildings, average cost: $59,800
  • 2000: 9 buildings, average cost: $47,900
  • 2001: 5 buildings, average cost: $50,000
  • 2002: 2 buildings, average cost: $90,000
  • 2003: 11 buildings, average cost: $103,300
  • 2004: 8 buildings, average cost: $57,300
  • 2005: 12 buildings, average cost: $90,400
  • 2006: 11 buildings, average cost: $49,700
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $205,000
  • 2008: 4 buildings, average cost: $105,500
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $110,000
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $60,000
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $100,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 45.09 N, Longitude: 68.91 W

Area code: 207

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

9.2%
Maine:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (13%)
  • Machinery (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Wood products (6%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Health care (5%)
  • Health care (22%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Food and beverage stores (6%)
  • Gasoline stations (5%)
  • Leather and allied products (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)

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

Average climate in Bradford, Maine

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Bradford-area historical earthquake activity is near Maine state average. It is 93% 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 239.6 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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 63.7 miles away from Bradford center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 279.1 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) earthquake occurred 172.6 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 51.6 miles away from Bradford center
On 9/16/1994 at 04:22:42, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 36.7 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 Penobscot County (17) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 7, Snows: 5, Heavy Rains: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Bradford topographic map

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bradford:

  • University of Maine (about 18 miles; Orono, ME; Full-time enrollment: 8,931)
  • Husson University (about 19 miles; Bangor, ME; FT enrollment: 2,421)
  • University of Maine at Farmington (about 68 miles; Farmington, ME; FT enrollment: 2,036)
  • University of Maine at Augusta (about 68 miles; Augusta, ME; FT enrollment: 3,204)
  • Saint Joseph's College of Maine (about 117 miles; Standish, ME; FT enrollment: 2,010)
  • Southern Maine Community College (about 120 miles; South Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 4,666)
  • University of Southern Maine (about 120 miles; Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 6,647)

Public elementary/middle school in Bradford:

See full list of schools located in Bradford

Library in Bradford:

  • JOHN B. CURTIS FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $12,211; Location: 435 MAIN RD; 11,052 books; 134 audio materials; 145 video materials; 52 other licensed databases; 16 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Bradford: Bradford Station (A), Bradford Volunteer Fire Department (B), Bradford Emergency Medical Services (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Cemeteries: Hillside Cemetery (1), Pond Cemetery (2), Williams Cemetery (3), Corner Cemetery (4), Trask Cemetery (5), Mills Cemetery (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: West Branch Dead Stream (A), Middle Branch Dead Stream (B), Beaver Brook (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Penobscot 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 2012 was 51.9. This is significantly better than average.

City:

51.9
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 25.4. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 13.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.4
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 17.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.9
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 7.36. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 16.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.36
U.S.:

9.14
Average household size:
This town:  2.6 people
Maine:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  68.6%
Whole state:  62.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  13.8%
Whole state:  9.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.8% of all households

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

14.6%
Whole state:

10.9%

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

4.7%
Whole state:

4.1%

Bradford compared to Maine state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage 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.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.4
Maine average:

11.2

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (73%)
  • Wood (20%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6%)
  • Electricity (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Bradford town (based on Penobscot County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic16,58115
Mainline Protestant9,71559
Evangelical Protestant7,52380
Other2,93622
Orthodox3001
None116,868-
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: 34
Penobscot County:

2.29 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 38
Penobscot County:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

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

5.72 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 110
Here:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.0%
Maine:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Penobscot County:

28.0%
Maine:

25.0%

4.81% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,478 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.81%
Maine average:

5.50%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($304 average AGI)
Penobscot County:

0.04%
Maine average:

0.04%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Hancock County, ME  0.44% ($29,886 average AGI)
from Cumberland County, ME  0.34% ($36,835)
from Aroostook County, ME  0.32% ($29,433)


5.52% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($36,804 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.52%
Maine average:

5.62%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($387 average AGI)
Penobscot County:

0.03%
Maine average:

0.05%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Cumberland County, ME  0.56% ($32,990 average AGI)
to Hancock County, ME  0.45% ($36,406)
to Waldo County, ME  0.29% ($27,430)

Strongest AM radio stations in Bradford:

  • WZON (620 AM; 5 kW; BANGOR, ME; Owner: THE ZONE CORPORATION)
  • WABI (910 AM; 5 kW; BANGOR, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSKW (1160 AM; 10 kW; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN WIRELESS, INCORPORATED)
  • WNZS (1340 AM; 1 kW; VEAZIE, ME; Owner: WATERFRONT COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WDEA (1370 AM; 5 kW; ELLSWORTH, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WTME (780 AM; 10 kW; RUMFORD, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCHP (760 AM; 35 kW; CHAMPLAIN, NY; Owner: CHAMPLAIN RADIO, INC.)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bradford:

  • WVOM (103.9 FM; HOWLAND, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WQCB (106.5 FM; BREWER, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WBZN (107.3 FM; OLD TOWN, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WHCF (88.5 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: BANGOR BAPTIST CHURCH)
  • WWBX (97.1 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGUY (102.1 FM; DEXTER, ME; Owner: CONCORD MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WMEH (90.9 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKIT-FM (100.3 FM; BREWER, ME; Owner: THE ZONE CORPORATION)
  • WWMJ (95.7 FM; ELLSWORTH, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WBFB (104.7 FM; BELFAST, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WEZQ (92.9 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WTOS-FM (105.1 FM; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WDME-FM (103.1 FM; DOVER-FOXCROFT, ME; Owner: THE ZONE CORPORATION)
  • WHMX (105.7 FM; LINCOLN, ME; Owner: BANGOR BAPTIST CHURCH)
  • WMEB-FM (91.9 FM; ORONO, ME; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MAINE SYSTEM)

TV broadcast stations around Bradford:

  • WABI-TV (Channel 5; BANGOR, ME; Owner: COMMUNITY BROADCASTING SERVICE)
  • WMEB-TV (Channel 12; ORONO, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Bradford fatal accident list:

May 2, 2002 03:30 PM, Storer Road, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Dec 21, 1999 03:00 PM, Lagrange Rd, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Sep 11, 1998 04:40 PM, Sr-155, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
May 16, 1988 05:15 PM, 17041705, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 5Number of bridges
  • 5m16ftTotal length
  • 1,480Total average daily traffic
  • 93Total average daily truck traffic
  • 2,221Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • Mark L Gartley, Wilder Davis Road (Lat: 45.071028 Lon: -68.896333), Type: 78.0, Overall height: 76.2 m
    Registrant: 2028625989, Pconnolly@hklaw.Com, 2099 PENNSYLVANIA AVE NW SUITE #100
  • Mark L Gartley, Wilder Davis Road (Lat: 45.071028 Lon: -68.896333), Type: 78.0, Overall height: 76.2 m
    Registrant: 2028625989, Pconnolly@hklaw.Com, 2099 PENNSYLVANIA AVE NW SUITE #100

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • East Rd (Lat: 45.072833 Lon: -68.902250), Call Sign: WBA672, Licensee ID: L00046646
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.760 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/01/2005, Expiration Date: 04/03/2015
    Registrant: County Of Penobscot

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • BRADFORD CENTER_USF, Wilder Davis Road (Lat: 45.071028 Lon: -68.896333), Type: Tower, Structure height: 76.2 m, Overall height: 78 m, Call Sign: WQOF220
    Assigned Frequencies: 6063.80 MHz, 6226.89 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/07/2011, Expiration Date: 09/07/2021, Certifier: Steven T Campbell
    Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, Nw, Suite 1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

7
  • Call Sign: KB1DRU, Licensee ID: L00244849
    Grant Date: 03/24/1999, Expiration Date: 02/16/2009, Cancellation Date: 02/17/2011, Certifier: Brandon Z Tarbet
    Registrant: Brandon Z Tarbet, 144 Atkinson Rd, Bradford, ME 04410
  • Call Sign: KD1XU, Licensee ID: L00244848
    Grant Date: 08/17/2004, Expiration Date: 09/16/2014, Certifier: Don D Tarbet
    Registrant: Don D Tarbet, 144 Atkinson Rd, Bradford, ME 04410
  • Call Sign: KB1JXZ, Licensee ID: L00681992
    Grant Date: 03/08/2013, Expiration Date: 05/08/2023, Certifier: Carol A Rickards
    Registrant: Carol A Rickards, 94 Reeves Rd, Bradford, ME 04410-3422
  • Call Sign: KB1LUL, Licensee ID: L00945681
    Grant Date: 11/29/2004, Expiration Date: 11/29/2014, Certifier: Jason A Tarbet
    Registrant: Jason A Tarbet, 144 Atkinson Rd, Bradford, ME 04410
  • Call Sign: KB1NLB, Licensee ID: L01140353
    Grant Date: 04/13/2006, Expiration Date: 04/13/2016, Certifier: Krisy L Tear
    Registrant: Krisy L Tear, Bradford, ME 04410
  • Call Sign: KB1UJS, Licensee ID: L01575068
    Grant Date: 06/10/2010, Expiration Date: 06/10/2020, Certifier: Kenneth A Worster
    Registrant: Kenneth A Worster, 185 Wilder Davis Rd, Bradford, ME 04410
  • Call Sign: KB1VTD, Licensee ID: L01638076
    Grant Date: 05/13/2011, Expiration Date: 05/13/2021, Certifier: Jenny M Worster
    Registrant: Jenny M Worster, 185 Wilder Davis Rd, Bradford, ME 04410

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 18
  • Hazardous Condition: 25
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Bradford

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