Calais, Maine

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Population in 2017: 2,988 (76% urban, 24% rural).
Population change since 2000: -13.3%
 
Males: 1,459  (48.9%)
Females: 1,529  (51.1%)
Median resident age:

46.6 years
Maine median age:

44.6 years

Zip codes: 04619, 04671.

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Estimated median household income in 2017: $36,983 (it was $24,623 in 2000)
Calais:

$36,983
ME:

$56,277

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $30,740 (it was $16,135 in 2000)

Calais city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $97,354 (it was $67,300 in 2000)
Calais:

$97,354
ME:

$191,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $119,170; detached houses: $129,386; mobile homes: $45,572

Median gross rent in 2017: $655.

March 2019 cost of living index in Calais: 86.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 19.9%
(19.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 56.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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  • Races in Calais, ME (2010)
    • 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



According to our research of Maine and other state lists, there were 15 registered sex offenders living in Calais, Maine as of September 20, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Calais is 201 to 1.


Crime rates in Calais by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
2
(59.7)
4
(120.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(31.4)
0
(0.0)
2
(63.6)
3
(96.1)
3
(96.6)
2
(65.5)
1
(33.0)
2
(67.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(34.0)
2
(67.3)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1
(29.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(31.8)
1
(32.0)
1
(32.2)
0
(0.0)
2
(66.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(33.7)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
24
(716.8)
31
(937.1)
26
(799.3)
42
(1,317)
27
(855.2)
40
(1,272)
8
(256.2)
3
(96.6)
9
(294.7)
3
(99.0)
2
(67.2)
2
(67.7)
4
(136.1)
2
(67.3)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
12
(358.4)
15
(453.4)
18
(553.3)
17
(533.2)
17
(538.5)
45
(1,431)
16
(512.3)
55
(1,771)
18
(589.4)
17
(561.1)
15
(504.0)
10
(338.6)
11
(374.1)
12
(404.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
143
(4,271)
159
(4,807)
166
(5,103)
150
(4,705)
161
(5,100)
146
(4,642)
126
(4,035)
117
(3,768)
138
(4,519)
97
(3,201)
105
(3,528)
93
(3,149)
68
(2,313)
77
(2,593)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
8
(238.9)
1
(30.2)
1
(30.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(31.8)
3
(96.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
4
(132.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(33.9)
1
(34.0)
0
(0.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
6
(190.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(32.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)415.2510.6405.2514.1412.7603.2342.6381.0333.3243.9243.6165.9175.9209.4

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City-data.com crime index in Calais, ME

Crime rate in Calais detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 9 (9 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.03
Maine average:

1.69
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Calais, ME City Guides:

Ancestries: Irish (27.6%), English (18.2%), American (15.5%), French (6.3%), Canadian (5.2%), Welsh (4.6%).

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, Maine map

213 residents are foreign born (5.6% North America, 1.4% Europe, 1.3% Asia).

This city:

7.0%
Maine:

3.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,727 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,406 (1.7%)

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 )

Latitude: 45.17 N, Longitude: 67.24 W

Area code: 207

Distribution of median household income in Calais, ME in 2017
Distribution of house value in Calais, ME in 2017
Calais satellite photo by USGS

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
  • 2015: 3 buildings, average cost: $175,000
  • 2017: 6 buildings, average cost: $112,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Calais, ME residents
Average permit cost in Calais, ME
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.9%
Maine:

3.8%
Unemployment by year
Most common industries in Calais, ME (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Paper (15.5%)
  • Health care (14.9%)
  • Construction (7.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.7%)
  • Public administration (7.1%)
  • Educational services (5.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Paper (25.2%)
  • Construction (15.3%)
  • Public administration (10.1%)
  • Educational services (5.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.4%)
  • Health care (4.0%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (2.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (26.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (11.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.4%)
  • Educational services (6.3%)
  • Paper (5.4%)
  • Social assistance (4.9%)
Most common occupations in Calais, ME (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.3%)
  • Cashiers (3.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (11.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.2%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4.6%)
  • Engineers (3.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Cashiers (6.4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.1%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5.4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.4%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.3%)
  • Personal appearance workers (3.9%)

Average climate in Calais, Maine

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Calais, Maine environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 42.0. This is significantly better than average.

City:

42.0
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 31.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.9
U.S.:

33.3

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 Calais 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 (19) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 10, Snows: 5, Winds: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Landslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Calais topographic map

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)

Points of interest:

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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

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

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

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
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

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

For population 15 years and over in Calais:

Marital status in Calais, ME
  • Never married: 22.6%
  • Now married: 47.4%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 10.9%
  • Divorced: 17.4%

For population 25 years and over in Calais:

  • High school or higher: 84.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.7%
  • Unemployed: 7.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.3
Maine average:

10.6

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Calais
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Calais, ME (based on Washington County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
Here:

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.
Maine:

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

11.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

11.02 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Washington County:

9.4%
Maine:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

28.3%
State:

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 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Elementary and Secondary - Instruction 96$321,495$40,1870$0
Elementary and Secondary - Other Total 23$81,694$42,6233$3,526
Health 7$21,120$36,20621$11,596
Streets and Highways 6$19,508$39,0161$1,275
Firefighters 5$19,202$46,08519$3,588
Police Protection - Officers 4$21,687$65,0612$3,118
Other Government Administration 3$11,049$44,19611$5,111
Parks and Recreation 2$7,697$46,1820$0
Financial Administration 2$7,201$43,2060$0
Solid Waste Management 1$961$11,5320$0
Local Libraries 1$3,153$37,8364$5,119
Other and Unallocable 0$0 4$41
Police - Other 0$0 1$421
Totals for Government 150$514,767$41,18166$33,795

Calais government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $8,458,000 ($2830.66)
    Health - Other: $1,012,000 ($338.69)
    General - Other: $943,000 ($315.60)
    Police Protection: $754,000 ($252.34)
    Regular Highways: $701,000 ($234.61)
    Sewerage: $603,000 ($201.81)
    Local Fire Protection: $467,000 ($156.29)
    Water Utilities: $385,000 ($128.85)
    Libraries: $215,000 ($71.95)
    Parks and Recreation: $187,000 ($62.58)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $87,000 ($29.12)
    Solid Waste Management: $83,000 ($27.78)
    General Public Buildings: $45,000 ($15.06)
    Central Staff Services: $18,000 ($6.02)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $377,000 ($126.17)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $172,000 ($57.56)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $860,000 ($287.82)
    Water Utilities: $460,000 ($153.95)
    General - Other: $312,000 ($104.42)
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $120,000 ($40.16)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,668,000 ($1562.25)

Calais government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $1,401,000 ($468.88)
    Sewerage: $1,010,000 ($338.02)
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $82,000 ($27.44)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $1,805,000 ($604.08)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $111,000 ($37.15)
    General Revenue - Other: $108,000 ($36.14)
    Donations From Private Sources: $5,000 ($1.67)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $635,000 ($212.52)
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $5,987,000 ($2003.68)
    Other: $639,000 ($213.86)
  • Tax - Property: $4,341,000 ($1452.81)

Calais government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,014,000 ($3016.73)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,937,000 ($2656.29)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,077,000 ($360.44)

Calais government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $254,000 ($85.01)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,805,000 ($604.08)

4.12% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($46,671 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.12%
Maine average:

5.91%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Penobscot County, ME  0.70% ($33,296 average AGI)
from Hancock County, ME  0.43% ($27,340)
from Cumberland County, ME  0.30% ($55,371)


4.44% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($40,473 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.44%
Maine average:

5.73%

0.17% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,107 average AGI)
Washington County:

0.17%
Maine average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Penobscot County, ME  0.73% ($30,976 average AGI)
to Hancock County, ME  0.43% ($38,980)
to Cumberland County, ME  0.28% ($43,303)
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

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 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Calais fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 8Number of bridges
  • 154ft / 46.9mTotal length
  • 6,839Total average daily traffic
  • 339Total average daily truck traffic
  • 10,121Total future (year 2036) 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:

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

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Calais, ME)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)

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 MHz, Grant Date: 12/28/2010, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Certifier: John E Rooney, Registrant: 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 MHz, Grant Date: 04/05/1999, Expiration Date: 04/01/2022, Registrant: 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 MHz, Grant Date: 01/14/1985, Expiration Date: 04/01/2022, Registrant: 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 MHz, Grant Date: 01/13/1986, Expiration Date: 04/01/2022, Registrant: Wqdy, Inc., 637 Main St, Calais, ME 04619, Phone: (207) 454-2174, Fax: (207) 454-7050, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • 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, Certificate Issue Date: 06/22/2012
    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, Certificate Issue Date: 12/16/2016
    Registrant (Individual): Cole G Bridges, Po Box 966, Calais, ME 04619
  • Aircraft: CESSNA A185E (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 125 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO 520 SERIES (285 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 70084 , Serial Number: 18501951, Year manufactured: 1971, Airworthiness Date: 12/06/1971, Certificate Issue Date: 12/12/2013
    Registrant (Individual): Cole G Bridges, Po Box 966, Calais, ME 04619

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 24. The highest number of fires - 42 took place in 2004, and the least - 3 in 2003. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Calais, ME When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (60.2%), and Outside Fires (24.3%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Calais, ME
    • 23360.2%Structure Fires
    • 9424.3%Outside Fires
    • 4411.4%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 164.1%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Calais, ME
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Calais, ME
  • 77.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 9.1%Wood
  • 9.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.5%Electricity
  • 1.4%Coal or coke
  • 1.2%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Calais, ME
  • 49.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 24.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 20.3%Electricity
  • 5.3%Utility gas


Calais compared to Maine state average:

  • Median household income below 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 significantly 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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