Brooks, Maine

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Population in 2010: 1,078. Population change since 2000: +5.5%
 
Males: 554  (51.4%)
Females: 524  (48.6%)
Median resident age:  40.2 years
Maine median age:  43.0 years

Zip codes: 04921.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $36,242 (it was $30,104 in 2000)
Brooks:

$36,242
ME:

$46,709
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,750 (it was $14,446 in 2000)

Brooks town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $138,852 (it was $77,600 in 2000)
Brooks:

$138,852
ME:

$172,300
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $142,562; Detached houses: $160,274; In 2-unit structures: $129,937; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $129,937; Mobile homes: $80,737; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $56,306
Brooks races chart
  • White alone - 1,039 (96.4%)
  • Two or more races - 16 (1.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 9 (0.8%)
  • Hispanic - 6 (0.6%)
  • Black alone - 4 (0.4%)
  • Asian alone - 4 (0.4%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Brooks: 176.7 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (21.7%), United States (9.7%), French (9.1%), Irish (9.0%), Italian (6.3%), German (5.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 12/10/1816

Elevation: 387 feet

Land area: 24.4 square miles.

Population density: 44 people per square mile   (very low).

Brooks,ME real estate house value index trend

Brooks, Maine map

For population 25 years and over in Brooks:

  • High school or higher: 82.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.7%
  • Unemployed: 8.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Brooks town:

  • Never married: 20.7%
  • Now married: 60.6%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 7.9%
  • Divorced: 10.2%

19 residents are foreign born

This town:  1.9%
Maine:  3.3%



According to our research of Maine and other state lists there were 7 registered sex offenders living in Brooks, Maine as of April 27, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Brooks to the number of sex offenders is 143 to 1.


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

Brooks town:  1.0% ($779)
Maine:  1.5% ($1,417)
Brooks satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Portland, ME (83.0 miles , pop. 64,249).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (182.3 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (351.3 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Jackson, ME (2.2 miles ), Knox, ME (2.2 miles ), Waldo, ME (2.3 miles ), Monroe, ME (2.4 miles ), Swanville, ME (2.4 miles ), Thorndike, ME (2.5 miles ), Morrill, ME (2.8 miles ), Belfast, ME (3.1 miles ).

Latitude: 44.54 N, Longitude: 69.12 W

Area code: 207

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

7.3%
Maine:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (17%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (4%)
  • Wood products (4%)
  • Health care (17%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Food (5%)
  • Private households (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Carpenters (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)

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

Average climate in Brooks, Maine

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Brooks-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 226.6 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 50.2 miles away from Brooks center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 142.5 miles away from the city center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 261.6 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 19.9 miles away from Brooks 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 64.9 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 Waldo County (17) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Storms: 10, Snows: 3, Heavy Rains: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Landslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Brooks topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Brooks:

  • HARBOR HILL CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; BELFAST, ME)
  • BRADBURY MANOR (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; BELFAST, ME)
  • THE COMMONS AT TALL PINES (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; BELFAST, ME)
  • DIALYSIS CLINIC INC. - BELFAST (Dialysis Facility, about 12 miles away; BELFAST, ME)
  • WALDO COUNTY GENERAL HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 12 miles away; BELFAST, ME)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Brooks:

  • Husson University (about 26 miles; Bangor, ME; Full-time enrollment: 2,421)
  • University of Maine (about 34 miles; Orono, ME; FT enrollment: 8,931)
  • University of Maine at Augusta (about 36 miles; Augusta, ME; FT enrollment: 3,204)
  • University of Maine at Farmington (about 52 miles; Farmington, ME; FT enrollment: 2,036)
  • Southern Maine Community College (about 83 miles; South Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 4,666)
  • University of Southern Maine (about 84 miles; Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 6,647)
  • Saint Joseph's College of Maine (about 84 miles; Standish, ME; FT enrollment: 2,010)

Public elementary/middle school in Brooks:

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Notable locations in Brooks: Camp Fair Haven (A), Camp Paysock (B), Arthur Jewell Community Health Center Ambulance Service (C), Brooks Volunteer Fire Department (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Lakes and reservoirs: Dutton Pond (A), Halfmoon Pond (B), Lake Passagassawakeag (C), Ellis Pond (D), Sanborn Pond (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Stantial Brook (A), Hussey Brook (B), Meadow Brook (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Waldo 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 2006 was 59.9. This is better than average.

City:

59.9
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2005 was 11.4. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 24.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.4
U.S.:

9.1

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

FAIR HAVEN CAMPS (Population served: 277, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-31-2009), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-31-2009), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (APR-07-2010), St Public Notif received (MAY-24-2010), St Compliance Meeting conducted (JUN-07-2010), St Compliance achieved (JUN-07-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-04-2009), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-04-2009), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (APR-07-2010), St Public Notif received (MAY-24-2010), St Compliance Meeting conducted (JUN-07-2010), St Compliance achieved (JUN-07-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (SEP-18-2009), St Public Notif requested (SEP-18-2009), St Public Notif received (SEP-29-2009), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (APR-07-2010), St Compliance achieved (JUN-07-2010), St Compliance Meeting conducted (JUN-07-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (SEP-10-2009), St Public Notif requested (SEP-10-2009), St Public Notif received (SEP-21-2009), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (APR-07-2010), St Compliance achieved (JUN-07-2010), St Compliance Meeting conducted (JUN-07-2010)
Average household size:
This town:  2.4 people
Maine:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  63.9%
Whole state:  62.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  9.9%
Whole state:  9.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.9% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

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

19.5%
Whole state:

10.9%

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

9.3%
Whole state:

4.1%
10 people in other group homes in 2000

Brooks compared to Maine state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population 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.
  • Number of college students 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. (71%)
  • Wood (16%)
  • Electricity (8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Brooks town (based on Waldo County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 13.34%
Here: 13.3%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAUnited Methodist ChurchUnited Church of ChristChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)
Adherents24.5%14.7%14.2%10.8%5.6%
Congregations5.3%13.2%15.8%21.1%2.6%
NameLDS (Mormon) ChurchEpiscopal ChurchConservative Baptist Association of AmericaNational Association of Congregational Christian ChurchesOther
Adherents4.7%4.7%4.6%4.5%11.7%
Congregations2.6%2.6%5.3%5.3%26.3%
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: 10
Waldo County:

2.60 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

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

1.82 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 27
Waldo County:

7.02 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 34
Here:

8.84 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.2%
Maine:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Waldo County:

26.1%
Maine:

25.0%

5.91% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,908 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.91%
Maine average:

5.50%

0.07% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,481 average AGI)
Waldo County:

0.07%
Maine average:

0.04%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Penobscot County, ME  1.14% ($27,430 average AGI)
from Kennebec County, ME  0.71% ($29,699)
from Knox County, ME  0.45% ($28,545)


6.11% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,013 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.11%
Maine average:

5.62%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Penobscot County, ME  1.11% ($31,488 average AGI)
to Kennebec County, ME  0.66% ($29,010)
to Knox County, ME  0.60% ($33,391)

Strongest AM radio stations in Brooks:

  • WZON (620 AM; 5 kW; BANGOR, ME; Owner: THE ZONE CORPORATION)
  • WSKW (1160 AM; 10 kW; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN WIRELESS, INCORPORATED)
  • WABI (910 AM; 5 kW; BANGOR, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WDEA (1370 AM; 5 kW; ELLSWORTH, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WTME (780 AM; 10 kW; RUMFORD, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WFAU (1280 AM; 5 kW; GARDINER, ME; 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.)
  • WMTW (870 AM; 10 kW; GORHAM, ME; Owner: RADIO PARTNERS OF MAINE, L.P.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGAN (560 AM; 5 kW; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Brooks:

  • WWBX (97.1 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBFB (104.7 FM; BELFAST, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WFZX (101.7 FM; SEARSPORT, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMEP (90.5 FM; CAMDEN, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WQSS (102.5 FM; CAMDEN, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKIT-FM (100.3 FM; BREWER, ME; Owner: THE ZONE CORPORATION)
  • WWMJ (95.7 FM; ELLSWORTH, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WERU-FM (89.9 FM; BLUE HILL, ME; Owner: SALT POND COMMUNITY B/C COMPANY)
  • WQCB (106.5 FM; BREWER, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WTOS-FM (105.1 FM; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMCM (103.3 FM; ROCKLAND, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WWWA (95.3 FM; WINSLOW, ME; Owner: LIGHT OF LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WMEH (90.9 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WEZQ (92.9 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WVOM (103.9 FM; HOWLAND, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHCF (88.5 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: BANGOR BAPTIST CHURCH)
  • WCTB (93.5 FM; FAIRFIELD, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN WIRELESS, INC.)
  • WBQX (106.9 FM; THOMASTON, ME; Owner: MARINER BROADCASTING LIMITED PARTNER)
  • WBYA (105.5 FM; ISLESBORO, ME; Owner: MARINER BROADCASTING LIMTED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WHQO (107.9 FM; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN WIRELESS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Brooks:

  • WABI-TV (Channel 5; BANGOR, ME; Owner: COMMUNITY BROADCASTING SERVICE)
  • W36CK (Channel 36; BANGOR, ME; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WCKD-LP (Channel 30; BANGOR/DEDHAM, ME; Owner: J. MCLEOD, ME FAMILY B/CING., INC.)

Brooks fatal accident list:

Oct 9, 2002 05:06 PM, Valley Road, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jun 21, 1988 05:20 PM, 1522, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
May 15, 1986 04:15 PM, 15201522, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 4
Total length: 3 meters (10ft)
Total costs: $114,000
Total average daily traffic: 5,220
Total average daily truck traffic: 395
Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic: 7,572

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • Mark L Gartley, Reynolds Road (Lat: 44.538972 Lon: -69.126389), Type: 78.0, Overall height: 76.2 m
    Registrant: 2028625989, Pconnolly@hklaw.Com, 2099 PENNSYLVANIA AVE NW SUITE 100
  • Erik Brooks, Reynolds Road (Lat: 44.538972 Lon: -69.126389), Type: 78.0, Overall height: 76.2 m
    Registrant: 2028625989, Pconnolly@hklaw.Com, 2099 PENNSYLVANIA AVE NW SUITE 100

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • BROOKS_USF, Reynolds Road (Lat: 44.538972 Lon: -69.126389), Type: Tower, Structure height: 76.2 m, Overall height: 78 m, Call Sign: WQOE880
    Assigned Frequencies: 6063.80 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/06/2011, Expiration Date: 09/06/2021, Certifier: Steven T Campbell
    Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite 1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Brooks)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 12
  • Hazardous Condition: 8

Incident types - Brooks

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Brooks, ME

Businesses in Brooks, ME

  • U-Haul: 1
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