Calais, Maine

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Population in 2014: 3,004 (76% urban, 24% rural). Population change since 2000: -12.9%
 
Males: 1,374  (45.8%)
Females: 1,630  (54.2%)
Median resident age:  48.7 years
Maine median age:  44.0 years

Zip codes: 04619, 04671.

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Estimated median household income in 2013: $32,132 (it was $24,623 in 2000)
Calais:

$32,132
ME:

$46,974

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $21,482 (it was $16,135 in 2000)

Calais city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $91,401 (it was $67,300 in 2000)
Calais:

$91,401
ME:

$172,800

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $142,292; Detached houses: $160,778; Townhouses or other attached units: $105,888; In 2-unit structures: $184,307; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $317,416; Mobile homes: $52,385; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $22,467

Median gross rent in 2013: $600.

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  • Races in Calais, ME (2010)

    Calais races chart
    • 2,95594.6%White alone
    • 481.5%Two or more races
    • 451.4%Hispanic
    • 401.3%American Indian alone
    • 190.6%Asian alone
    • 150.5%Black alone
    • 10.03%Other race alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Calais: 87.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Calais, ME City Guides:

Ancestries: English (21.2%), Irish (14.1%), French (8.4%), German (6.6%), Scottish (6.2%), Polish (6.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 06/16/1809

Elevation: 19 feet

Land area: 34.0 square miles.

Population density: 88 people per square mile   (very low).

Calais,ME real estate house value index trend

Calais, Maine map

For population 25 years and over in Calais:

  • High school or higher: 84.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.5%
  • Unemployed: 7.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Calais city:

  • Never married: 22.6%
  • Now married: 45.8%
  • Separated: 0.2%
  • Widowed: 15.5%
  • Divorced: 15.9%

380 residents are foreign born (9.4% North America, 1.2% Asia).

This city:

11.0%
Maine:

2.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,666 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,406 (1.6%)

Calais satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Portland, ME (182.0 miles , pop. 64,249).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (275.0 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (448.9 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Robbinston, ME (2.8 miles ), Woodland, ME (2.8 miles ), Baileyville, ME (2.9 miles ), Meddybemps, ME (3.2 miles) , Charlotte, ME (3.3 miles ), Alexander, ME (3.6 miles ), Princeton, ME (3.8 miles ), Perry, ME (3.9 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 3 buildings, average cost: $51,700
  • 1998: 5 buildings, average cost: $96,000
  • 1999: 6 buildings, average cost: $69,200
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $60,000
  • 2001: 3 buildings, average cost: $86,300
  • 2002: 8 buildings, average cost: $75,500
  • 2003: 3 buildings, average cost: $73,300
  • 2004: 6 buildings, average cost: $90,200
  • 2005: 4 buildings, average cost: $48,800
  • 2006: 12 buildings, average cost: $85,900
  • 2007: 7 buildings, average cost: $88,600
  • 2008: 9 buildings, average cost: $103,000
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $61,700
  • 2010: 3 buildings, average cost: $43,700
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $57,000
  • 2012: 7 buildings, average cost: $38,000
  • 2013: 2 buildings, average cost: $38,500
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $146,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 45.17 N, Longitude: 67.24 W

Area code: 207

Calais household income distribution Calais home values distribution

Crime rates in Calais by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Murders 0000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 3102401023321
per 100,000 85.729.40.059.7120.90.031.40.063.696.196.665.533.0
Robberies 0101000011102
per 100,000 0.029.40.029.90.00.00.00.031.832.032.20.066.0
Assaults 2019242431264227408393
per 100,000 571.4559.5707.3716.8937.1799.31,317.4855.21,271.9256.296.6294.799.0
Burglaries 21151712151817174516551817
per 100,000 600.0441.7501.0358.4453.4553.3533.2538.51,430.8512.31,771.3589.4561.1
Thefts 13213914614315916615016114612611713897
per 100,000 3,771.44,093.14,303.04,271.24,806.55,103.04,705.15,099.84,642.34,034.63,768.14,518.73,201.3
Auto thefts 8888110013004
per 100,000 228.6235.6235.8238.930.230.70.00.031.896.10.00.0132.0
Arson 0000000060100
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0190.80.032.20.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 287.5) 397.2360.7370.5418.5514.7408.4518.3416.1608.0345.4384.1336.0245.9

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

Crime rate in Calais detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 6 (6 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.98
Maine average:

1.72
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.3%
Maine:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -529 (-13.3%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (30%)
  • Health care and social assistance (14%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Wholesale trade (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Educational services (21%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Public administration (3%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (12%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (9%)

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

Average climate in Calais, Maine

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Calais-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Maine state average. It is 94% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 72.0 miles away from the city center
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 321.0 miles away from Calais center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 244.4 miles away from the city center
On 9/25/2005 at 03:08:57, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, 3.4 LG, Depth: 4.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 10.6 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 359.7 miles away from Calais 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 47.6 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 Washington County (18) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 9, Snows: 4, Winds: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Landslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Calais topographic map

Birthplace of: Horatio Nelson Young - Navy Medal of Honor recipient.

Hospitals and medical centers in Calais:

  • CALAIS REGIONAL HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 24 HOSPITAL LANE)
  • ATLANTIC REHABILITATION AND NURSING CENTER (32 PALMER STREET)

College/University in Calais:

  • Washington County Community College (Full-time enrollment: 340; Location: One College Drive; Public; Website: www.wccc.me.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Calais:

  • University of Maine (about 73 miles; Orono, ME; Full-time enrollment: 8,931)
  • Husson University (about 80 miles; Bangor, ME; FT enrollment: 2,421)
  • University of Maine at Augusta (about 138 miles; Augusta, ME; FT enrollment: 3,204)
  • University of Maine at Farmington (about 147 miles; Farmington, ME; FT enrollment: 2,036)
  • Southern Maine Community College (about 182 miles; South Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 4,666)
  • University of Southern Maine (about 183 miles; Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 6,647)
  • Saint Joseph's College of Maine (about 185 miles; Standish, ME; FT enrollment: 2,010)

Public high school in Calais:

  • CALAIS MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 34 BLUE DEVIL HILL SUITE 2, Grades: 7-12)

Public elementary/middle school in Calais:

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Library in Calais:

  • CALAIS FREE LIBRARY (Operating income: $155,598; Location: 9 UNION STREET; 41,647 books; 814 audio materials; 955 video materials; 52 other licensed databases; 50 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Calais: Calais Municipal Wharf (A), Calais Industrial Park (B), Campbells Siding (C), Saint Croix Golf Course (D), Whitlocks Mill Light Station (E), Keenes Lake Campground (F), Calais Tourist Information Center (G), Calais Senior Center (H), Calais Regional Hospital Health Sciences Library (I), Calais Historic Firehouse (J), Calais Free Library and Reading Room (K), Calais Community Center (L), Calais City Building (M), Calais Chamber of Commerce (N), Calais Fire Department Station 1 (O), Calais Fire Department Station 2 (P), Downeast Emergency Medical Services Calais (Q), Washington County Technical College Marine Trade Center (R), United States Customs Office at Milltown (S), United States Customs Office at Calais (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Calais include: Wesleyan Church (A), Immaculate Conception Church (B), Seventh Day Adventist Church (C), First Congregational Church (D), Second Baptist Church (E), Saint Joseph Church (F), Saint Annes Episcopal Church (G), Community Fellowship Center (H), Church of God (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Lakes and reservoirs: Beaver Lake (A), Carson Heath (B), Flowed Land Ponds (C), Keene Lake (D), Magurrewock Lakes (E), Mud Lake (F), Nashs Lake (G), Pine Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Magurrewock Stream (A), Beaver Brook (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Calais include: Thomas DiCenzo Athletic Complex (1), Calais Historic District (2), Saint Croix Island International Historic Site (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Maine Tourism Association (7 Union Street) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Hotels: Heslins Motel & Restaurant (River Road) (1), Calais Motor Inn (293 Main Street) (2), International Motel (626 Main Street) (3). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Court: Maine State - Courts- District Court- Calais (88 South Street) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Washington 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 42.3. This is significantly better than average.

City:

42.3
U.S.:

74.7

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 28.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.6
U.S.:

32.0
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 17.6%
(17.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 34.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 45.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.1 people
Maine:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  55.0%
Whole state:  62.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.5%
Whole state:  9.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Calais in 2010:

  • 91 people in college/university student housing
  • 50 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 9 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers

People in group quarters in Calais in 2000:

  • 72 people in nursing homes
  • 46 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 5 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Calais, Maine environmental map by EPA

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Banks with branches in Calais (2011 data):

  • The Bank of Maine: Calais Federal Savings And Loan Asso at 344 Main Street, branch established on 1936/09/25. Info updated 2011/10/17: Bank assets: $783.5 mil, Deposits: $655.7 mil, headquarters in Portland, ME, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 33 total offices
  • Bangor Savings Bank: Calais Branch at 232 North Street, branch established on 1945/06/30. 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
  • The First, N.A.: Calais Branch at 153 North Street, branch established on 1967/06/19. Info updated 2010/06/01: Bank assets: $1,338.8 mil, Deposits: $942.2 mil, headquarters in Damariscotta, ME, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 14 total offices, Holding Company: First Bancorp, Inc., The
  • Machias Savings Bank: Calais Branch at 210 North Street, branch established on 1978/03/20. Info updated 2008/08/20: Bank assets: $933.5 mil, Deposits: $794.5 mil, headquarters in Machias, ME, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 13 total offices, Holding Company: Machias Bancorp, Mhc

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.4
Maine average:

10.5

Calais travel time to work - commute Calais mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Calais city (based on Washington County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,73137
Evangelical Protestant1,44231
Catholic1,23810
Other64813
None26,797-
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: 16
Washington County:

4.89 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Washington County:

1.22 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 32
Washington County:

9.78 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.4%
Maine:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Washington County:

28.3%
Maine:

25.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

53.3%
Maine:

51.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Calais:

50.1%
State:

49.7%

Average BMI:
Calais:

27.5
State:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

18.0%
Maine:

20.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Calais:

7.9%
Maine:

9.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

7.0
State:

6.9

Overweight people:
This city:

32.8%
Maine:

34.9%

General health condition:
This city:

58.1%
Maine:

58.2%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

77.8%
State:

78.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Calais, ME Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 3$8,180$32,7201$1,510
Other Government Administration 3$11,858$47,4320$0
Police Protection - Officers 7$31,239$53,5531$1,821
Police - Other 1$2,288$27,4561$488
Firefighters 5$18,495$44,3880$0
Streets and Highways 7$21,546$36,9360$0
Health 6$21,074$42,1489$8,181
Solid Waste Management 2$1,837$11,0220$0
Parks and Recreation 1$4,211$50,5321$282
Elementary and Secondary - Instruction 104$326,704$37,69713$7,304
Elementary and Secondary - Other Total 14$42,097$36,0834$4,111
Local Libraries 2$5,754$34,5242$1,978
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$775
Totals for Government 155$495,283$38,34433$26,450

4.44% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($46,571 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.44%
Maine average:

5.50%

0.14% of residents moved from foreign countries ($798 average AGI)
Washington County:

0.14%
Maine average:

0.04%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Penobscot County, ME  0.56% ($25,985 average AGI)
from Hancock County, ME  0.38% ($33,364)
from Cumberland County, ME  0.29% ($38,176)


4.37% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,225 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.37%
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  0.73% ($31,140 average AGI)
to Hancock County, ME  0.51% ($21,300)
to Cumberland County, ME  0.29% ($-20,029)

Strongest AM radio stations in Calais:

  • WZON (620 AM; 5 kW; BANGOR, ME; Owner: THE ZONE CORPORATION)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WREM (710 AM; daytime; 5 kW; MONTICELLO, ME; Owner: ALLAN H WEINER)
  • WABI (910 AM; 5 kW; BANGOR, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WDEA (1370 AM; 5 kW; ELLSWORTH, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSKW (1160 AM; 10 kW; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN WIRELESS, INCORPORATED)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WFST (600 AM; 5 kW; CARIBOU, ME; Owner: NORTHERN BROADCAST MINISTRIES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Calais:

  • WQDY-FM (92.7 FM; CALAIS, ME; Owner: WQDY, INC.)
  • WMED (89.7 FM; CALAIS, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCRQ (102.9 FM; DENNYSVILLE, ME; Owner: WQDY, INC.)
  • WHCF (88.5 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: BANGOR BAPTIST CHURCH)

TV broadcast stations around Calais:

  • WMED-TV (Channel 13; CALAIS, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • W57AQ (Channel 57; CALAIS, ME; Owner: PACIFIC AND SOUTHERN COMPANY, INC.)
Calais fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2014

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2014 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Calais fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 6Number of bridges
  • 45m148ftTotal length
  • 8,650Total average daily traffic
  • 749Total average daily truck traffic
  • 12,257Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Calais)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • Fire Sta No St Opposite Union St (Lat: 45.180361 Lon: -67.284444), Call Sign: KGY238
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.310 MHzGrant Date: 02/18/2015, Expiration Date: 04/06/2025Registrant: Pct Communications, Calais, ME 04619, Phone: (207) 454-2174, Fax: (207) 454-7050, Email:
  • Se Cor Cemetary (Lat: 45.172861 Lon: -67.270278), Call Sign: WAP868
    Assigned Frequencies: 453.075 MHzGrant Date: 12/05/2014, Expiration Date: 09/29/2024Registrant: Pct Communications, 483 North St, Calais, ME 04619, Phone: (207) 454-2174, Fax: (207) 454-7050, Email:
  • Calais Municipal Bldg Cor Of North & Union Sts (Lat: 45.180361 Lon: -67.284444), Call Sign: KMK697
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.695 MHzGrant Date: 08/09/2012, Expiration Date: 10/15/2022Registrant: State Of Maine, 147 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0147, Phone: (207) 624-9990, Fax: (207) 287-6499, Email:
  • 50 Franklin St (Lat: 45.190361 Lon: -67.270833), Call Sign: KUY324
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.355 MHzGrant Date: 11/08/1995, Expiration Date: 01/03/2001, Cancellation Date: 03/11/2001Registrant: Calais Regional Hospital, 50 Franklin St, Calais, ME 04619, Phone: (207) 454-7521

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • 0.3mi S Of S St On Rd To City Dump (Lat: 45.167306 Lon: -67.276667), Structure height: 85 m, Call Sign: KPG741, Licensee ID: L00071103
    Assigned Frequencies: 450.020 MHzGrant Date: 02/26/1985, Expiration Date: 04/01/2022Registrant: Wqdy, Inc., 637 Main Street, Calais, ME 04619
  • 10 Franklin St (Lat: 45.182028 Lon: -67.265833), Structure height: 9 m, Call Sign: KPG773, Licensee ID: L00071103
    Assigned Frequencies: 450.010 MHzGrant Date: 04/18/1985, Expiration Date: 04/01/2022Registrant: Wqdy, Inc., 637 Main Street, Calais, ME 04619
  • 10 Franklin St. (Lat: 45.182028 Lon: -67.265833), Structure height: 9 m, Call Sign: KPJ960, Licensee ID: L00071103
    Assigned Frequencies: 450.010 MHzGrant Date: 03/10/1987, Expiration Date: 04/01/2022Registrant: Wqdy, Inc., 637 Main Street, Calais, ME 04619

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • CALAIS, Behind Washington County Tech College (Lat: 45.162222 Lon: -67.251389), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 121.9 m, Overall height: 126.5 m, Call Sign: WPJD833
    Assigned Frequencies: 6197.24 MHz, 6256.54 MHzGrant Date: 12/28/2010, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Certifier: John E RooneyRegistrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:
  • MAIN ST, 0.3 Mi S Of South St On Road To City Dump (Lat: 45.167222 Lon: -67.276667), Type: Tower, Structure height: 85.9 m, Call Sign: WPOT206
    Assigned Frequencies: 950.000 MHzGrant Date: 04/05/1999, Expiration Date: 04/01/2022Registrant: Wqdy, Inc, 637 Main Street, Calais, ME 04619, Phone: (207) 454-2174, Fax: (207) 454-3062, Email:
  • 281 Main St (Lat: 45.185333 Lon: -67.269417), Overall height: 13.7 m, Call Sign: WLE897, Licensee ID: L00071103
    Assigned Frequencies: 946.875 MHz, 947.125 MHzGrant Date: 01/14/1985, Expiration Date: 04/01/2022Registrant: Wqdy, Inc., 637 Main Street, Calais, ME 04619
  • 637 MAIN ST, 637 Main Street (Lat: 45.185083 Lon: -67.269278), Type: Tower, Structure height: 21.6 m, Overall height: 24.7 m, Call Sign: WLF486
    Assigned Frequencies: 947.500 MHzGrant Date: 01/13/1986, Expiration Date: 04/01/2022Registrant: Wqdy, Inc., 637 Main St, Calais, ME 04619, Phone: (207) 454-2174, Fax: (207) 454-7050, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

28 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Calais)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: MOONEY AIRCRAFT CORP. M20K (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: CONT MOTOR TSIO-360 SER (225 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1172K , Serial Number: 25-0713, Year manufactured: 1982, Airworthiness Date: 09/29/1982
    Registrant (Corporation): Demo Salvage Inc, Po Box 543, Calais, ME 04619
  • Aircraft: AVIAT AIRCRAFT INC A-1B (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING O-360 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 225AK , Serial Number: 2218, Year manufactured: 2003, Airworthiness Date: 01/27/2003
    Registrant (Individual): Cole G Bridges, Po Box 966, Calais, ME 04619

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

CALAIS HIGH SCHOOL (Population served: 400, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-2014, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-28-2014), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-28-2014), St Public Notif received (FEB-03-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-27-2010), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-27-2010), St Public Notif received (OCT-04-2010), St Compliance achieved (JUN-10-2011)
ST CROIX COUNTRY CLUB INC (Population served: 370, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
KEENES LAKE FAMILY CAMPGROUND (Population served: 273, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-09-2010), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-09-2010), St Compliance achieved (AUG-26-2011), St Public Notif received (MAY-24-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-15-2010), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-15-2010), St Compliance achieved (AUG-26-2011), St Public Notif received (MAY-24-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-09-2009), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-09-2009), St Compliance achieved (AUG-26-2011), St Public Notif received (MAY-24-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-05-2009), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-05-2009), St Intentional no-action (AUG-03-2011), St Compliance achieved (AUG-26-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 8 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
HESLINS MOTEL (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
US BORDER STATION-VANCEBORO (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
US BORDER STATION-ST AURELIE (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-2014, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-27-2014), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-27-2014), St Compliance achieved (MAR-04-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Tech Assistance Visit (JUL-18-2011), St Compliance Meeting conducted (JUL-18-2011), St Boil Water Order (JUL-18-2011), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-18-2011), St Public Notif requested (JUL-18-2011), St Compliance achieved (AUG-17-2011), St Public Notif received (2 times from SEP-15-2011 to AUG-26-2013)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In JUN-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-17-2011), St Tech Assistance Visit (SEP-15-2011), St Compliance Meeting conducted (SEP-15-2011), St Public Notif requested (SEP-15-2011), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-15-2011), St Boil Water Order (SEP-15-2011), St Public Notif received (AUG-26-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-13-2010), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-13-2010), St Compliance achieved (OCT-19-2010), St Public Notif received (AUG-26-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-02-2010), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-02-2010), St Compliance achieved (OCT-19-2010), St Public Notif received (AUG-26-2013)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 12 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 41
  • Hazardous Condition: 48
  • Service Call: 1

Incident types - Calais

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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (78%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (12%)
  • Electricity (6%)
  • Wood (3%)
Businesses in Calais, ME
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1MasterBrand Cabinets3
Burger King1McDonald's1
Chevrolet1Nike1
Circle K3Rite Aid1
Curves1True Value1
Dunkin Donuts1U-Haul2
FedEx2U.S. Cellular1
GNC1UPS2
H&R Block1Walmart1

Calais compared to Maine state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.

Calais on our top lists:

  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Northern America (population 500+)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Canada (population 500+)"
  • #85 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2012 Presidential Election"
There are 3 pilots and 2 other airmen in this city.
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