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Population in 2012: 3,069 (76% urban, 24% rural). Population change since 2000: -11.0%
 

Males: 1,402  (45.7%)
Females: 1,667  (54.3%)

Median resident age:  45.3 years
Maine median age:  43.0 years

Zip codes: 04619, 04671.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $31,556 (it was $24,623 in 2000)
Calais:

$31,556
ME:

$46,709
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,248

Calais city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $86,739 (it was $67,300 in 2000)
Calais:

$86,739
ME:

$172,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $109,932; Detached houses: $119,578; In 2-unit structures: $127,059; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $161,061; Mobile homes: $37,379

Median gross rent in 2012: $556.

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  • White alone - 3,037 (97.0%)
  • Two or more races - 46 (1.5%)
  • Asian alone - 21 (0.7%)
  • Hispanic - 20 (0.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 7 (0.2%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.03%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Calais: 92.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: English (24.4%), Irish (16.3%), French (11.0%), Scottish (7.0%), German (5.3%), Scotch-Irish (5.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 06/16/1809

Elevation: 19 feet

Land area: 34.0 square miles.

Population density: 90 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Calais:

  • High school or higher: 86.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.5%
  • Unemployed: 3.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Calais city:

  • Never married: 20.4%
  • Now married: 49.2%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 15.5%
  • Divorced: 14.2%

216 residents are foreign born (5.4% North America, 1.3% Asia, 0.8% Europe).

This city:  6.9%
Maine:  3.3%



According to our research of Maine and other state lists there were 8 registered sex offenders living in Calais, Maine as of December 17, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Calais to the number of sex offenders is 384 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,369 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,191 (1.5%)

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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+: New York, NY (457.4 miles , pop. 8,008,278).

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

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 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 131024010233
per 100,000 28.785.729.40.059.7120.90.031.40.063.696.196.6
Robberies 201010000111
per 100,000 57.50.029.40.029.90.00.00.00.031.832.032.2
Assaults 1520192424312642274083
per 100,000 431.2571.4559.5707.3716.8937.1799.31317.4855.21271.9256.296.6
Burglaries 362115171215181717451655
per 100,000 1034.8600.0441.7501.0358.4453.4553.3533.2538.51430.8512.31771.3
Thefts 152132139146143159166150161146126117
per 100,000 4369.13771.44093.14303.04271.24806.55103.04705.15099.84642.34034.63768.1
Auto thefts 388881100130
per 100,000 86.2228.6235.6235.8238.930.230.70.00.031.896.10.0
Arson 000000000601
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0190.80.032.2
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.9) 384.8398.4361.8371.6419.8516.3409.7519.9417.4609.9346.5385.3

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 8 (7 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.25
Maine average:

1.70

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Calais, Maine accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

10.3%
Maine:

6.6%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -529 (-13.3%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (28%)
  • Health care and social assistance (15%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
  • Retail trade (23%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Educational services (20%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (12%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Personal appearance workers (4%)

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Earthquake activity:

Calais-area historical earthquake activity is below Maine state average. It is 86% 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 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 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
On 9/16/1994 at 04:22:42, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 48.7 miles away from the city center
On 9/16/1994 at 07:40:11, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 47.6 miles away from Calais center
On 9/16/1994 at 07:44:06, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 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), 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: Storms: 9, Floods: 8, Snows: 3, Winds: 2, Floods: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Landslide: 1, Snow: 1, Snowfall: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Horatio Nelson Young - Navy Medal of Honor recipient.


Hospitals/medical centers in Calais:

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

Political contributions by individuals in Calais, ME

College/University in Calais:

  • Washington County Community College (Full-time enrollment: 304; 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: 9,235)
  • Husson University (about 80 miles; Bangor, ME; FT enrollment: 2,107)
  • University of Maine at Farmington (about 147 miles; Farmington, ME; FT enrollment: 2,074)
  • Southern Maine Community College (about 181 miles; South Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 2,993)
  • University of Southern Maine (about 183 miles; Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 5,629)
  • University of New England (about 196 miles; Biddeford, ME; FT enrollment: 3,850)
  • University of New Hampshire-Main Campus (about 231 miles; Durham, NH; FT enrollment: 13,290)

Public high schools in Calais:

Public elementary/middle schools 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
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AQI  Ozone 

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 24.4. This is better than average.
City:

24.4
U.S.:

32.0
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 28.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

28.8
U.S.:

28.3

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

CALAIS WATER DEPT (Population served: 3378, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-1998, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-16-1998), St Compliance achieved (JAN-22-1999)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In OCT-1998, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-08-1998), St Compliance achieved (OCT-20-1998)
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2005 and OCT-19-2005, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-11-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-11-2005), St Compliance achieved (OCT-19-2005)
  • CCR INADEQUATE REPORTING - Between OCT-01-2003 and AUG-11-2004, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-06-2003), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-06-2003), St Compliance achieved (AUG-11-2004)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2002 and APR-10-2003, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JAN-13-2003), St Compliance achieved (APR-10-2003)
MSU 106 CALAIS HIGH SCHOOL (Population served: 345, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2004, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-25-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-25-2004)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-09-2003), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-09-2003), St Public Notif received (SEP-18-2003), St Compliance achieved (OCT-14-2003)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In MAR-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance Meeting conducted (MAR-28-2003), St Tech Assistance Visit (MAR-28-2003), St Boil Water Order (MAR-28-2003), St Public Notif requested (MAR-28-2003), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-28-2003), St Public Notif received (APR-09-2003), St Compliance achieved (OCT-14-2003)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JAN-01-1995 and JUL-05-2000, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-05-1996), St Compliance achieved (JUL-05-2000)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 49 regular monitoring violations
KEENES LAKE FAMILY CAMPGROUND (Population served: 273, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
MEDWAY IRVING (Population served: 265, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between JUN-04-2003 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
SHERMAN BIG STOP (Population served: 140, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between SEP-21-2003 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
WASHINGTON CNTY COMM. COLLEGE #2 (Population served: 120, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In FEB-1997, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-20-1997), St Compliance achieved (JAN-04-1999)
MSU 106 ALEXANDER ELEM SCHOOL (Population served: 98, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-01-2003), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-01-2003), St Public Notif received (DEC-24-2003)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In FEB-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-03-2003), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-03-2003), St Public Notif received (MAR-19-2003), St Compliance achieved (OCT-14-2003)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2002, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-25-2002), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-25-2002), St Public Notif received (DEC-13-2002), St Compliance achieved (JAN-24-2003)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAR-2002, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-02-2002), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-02-2002), St Compliance achieved (JUN-06-2002)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In SEP-2005, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-19-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-19-2005)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In FEB-2005, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-07-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-07-2005)
  • 11 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
WASHINGTON CNTY COMM. COLLEGE #1 (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-24-2003), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-24-2003)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-01-2003), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-01-2003), St Public Notif received (JAN-23-2004)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Calais that have no violations reported:

  • WASHINGTON CNTY COMM. COLLEGE #3 (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 16.8%
(16.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 59.0% 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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Calais, ME

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 compared to Maine state average:

Calais, Maine environmental map by EPA

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


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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 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Calais travel time to work - commute


Calais mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (83%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7%)
  • Electricity (6%)
  • Wood (3%)
  • Utility gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 25.86%
Here25.9%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchUnited Church of ChristAmerican Baptist Churches in the USACommunity Church of Christ
Adherents47.3%14.8%6.6%5.1%5.0%
Congregations16.0%20.0%12.0%5.3%5.3%
NameEpiscopal ChurchNational Association of Congregational Christian Churches The Wesleyan ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Other
Adherents5.0%3.2%2.6%1.7%8.7%
Congregations4.0%9.3%2.7%1.3%24.0%
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: 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%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 3$13,013$52,0521$560
Other Government Administration 2$10,153$60,9180$0
Police Protection - Officers 7$36,164$61,9950$0
Police - Other 3$8,224$32,8963$2,705
Firefighters 7$32,510$55,7310$0
Fire - Other 1$1,413$16,9560$0
Streets and Highways 7$23,396$40,1071$2,327
Airports 1$2,743$32,9161$1,527
Welfare 1$2,133$25,5960$0
Health 0$0 1$992
Solid Waste Management 1$5,181$62,1720$0
Sewerage 1$3,337$40,0440$0
Parks and Recreation 2$9,020$54,1209$9,230
Housing and Community Development(Local) 1$2,592$31,1041$1,032
Elementary and Secondary - Instruction 88$317,186$43,25318$16,237
Elementary and Secondary - Other Total 21$61,771$35,29820$10,060
Local Libraries 1$4,537$54,4443$4,420
Other and Unallocable 5$20,939$50,25411$16,779
Totals for Government 152$554,312$43,76169$65,869


4.89% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($37,753 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.89%
Maine average:

6.39%

0.13% of residents moved from foreign countries ($419 average AGI)
Washington County:

0.13%
Maine average:

0.12%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Penobscot County, ME  0.57% ($29,603 average AGI)
from Hancock County, ME  0.38% ($32,065)
from Cumberland County, ME  0.19% ($32,522)


5.27% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,066 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.27%
Maine average:

6.44%

0.15% of residents moved to foreign countries ($232 average AGI)
Washington County:

0.15%
Maine average:

0.07%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Penobscot County, ME  0.91% ($26,873 average AGI)
to Hancock County, ME  0.60% ($32,097)
to Cumberland County, ME  0.32% ($34,333)

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.)

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

Calais, Maine:
  • Fatal accident count: 21
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 29
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 8
  • Fatalities: 25
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 55
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1
Maine average:
  • Fatal accident count: 56
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 80
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 21
  • Fatalities: 61
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 134
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 4

See more detailed statistics of Calais fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 5
Total length: 44 meters (144ft)
Total average daily traffic: 6,898
Total average daily truck traffic: 590
Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic: 10,043


FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

3
  • 6 Lowell St (Lat: 45.188444 Lon: -67.279361), Type: Pipe, Structure height: 10.7 m, Overall height: 16.5 m, Call Sign: KNKN923
    Assigned Frequencies: 880.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/02/2010, Expiration Date: 10/01/2020, 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:
  • Behind Washington County Tech College (Lat: 45.162222 Lon: -67.251389), Type: Tower, Structure height: 121.9 m, Overall height: 126.5 m, Call Sign: KNKN923
    Assigned Frequencies: 880.020 MHz, 880.020 MHz, 880.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/02/2010, Expiration Date: 10/01/2020, 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:
  • Route 1 (Lat: 45.162222 Lon: -67.251389), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 121.9 m, Overall height: 126.5 m, Call Sign: KNKN831
    Assigned Frequencies: 869.040 MHz, 869.040 MHz, 869.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/23/2010, Expiration Date: 10/01/2020, Certifier: David C Jatlow
    Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 1120 20th Street, Nw, Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 457-2055, Fax: (202) 457-3074, Email:

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

3
  • PETER M CONNOLLY, Behind Washington County Tech College (Lat: 45.162222 Lon: -67.251389), Type: 126.5, Overall height: 121.9 m
    Registrant: 2024675700, Linda.Hartman@koteen.Com, 1150 CONNECTICUT AVENUE SUITE 1000
  • Behind Washington County Tech College (Lat: 45.162222 Lon: -67.251389), Type: 126.5, Overall height: 121.9 m
    Registrant: 2024675700, Linda.Hartman@koteen.Com, 1150 CONNECTICUT AVENUE SUITE 1000
  • 0.3 Mi S Of South St On Road To City Dump (Lat: 45.167222 Lon: -67.276667), Type: 85.9, Overall height: 85.9 m
    Registrant: 2074547545, , 281 MAIN STREET

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 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/30/2005, Expiration Date: 04/06/2015
    Registrant: 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 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/17/2004, Expiration Date: 09/29/2014
    Registrant: 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 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/09/2012, Expiration Date: 10/15/2022
    Registrant: 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 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/08/1995, Expiration Date: 01/03/2001, Cancellation Date: 03/11/2001
    Registrant: 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 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/26/1985, Expiration Date: 04/01/2014
    Registrant: 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 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/18/1985, Expiration Date: 04/01/2014
    Registrant: 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 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/10/1987, Expiration Date: 04/01/2014
    Registrant: 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: Tower, Structure height: 121.9 m, Overall height: 126.5 m, Call Sign: WPJD833
    Assigned Frequencies: 6825.00 MHz, 6745.00 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: 04/01/2014
    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: 04/01/2014
    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: 04/01/2014
    Registrant: Wqdy, Inc., 637 Main St, Calais, ME 04619, Phone: (207) 454-2174, Fax: (207) 454-7050, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

4
  • 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
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182A (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 119 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3997D , Serial Number: 34697, Year manufactured: 1959, Airworthiness Date: 09/13/1957
    Registrant (Individual): Joyce W Earle, Box 178 Shattuck Rd, 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
    Registrant (Corporation): Bridges Wild Blueberry Co Inc, Rr 1 Box 966, Calais, ME 04619
  • Aircraft: CESSNA R172K (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 76 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO-360 SER (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 736WC , Serial Number: R1722837, Year manufactured: 1977, Airworthiness Date: 11/17/1977
    Registrant (Individual): Cole Bridges, 186 Main St, Calais, ME 04619


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

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

Incident types - Calais


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Calais, ME
Businesses in Calais, ME
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1McDonald's1
Burger King1Nike1
Curves1Rite Aid1
Dunkin Donuts1True Value1
FedEx2U-Haul2
GNC1U.S. Cellular1
H&R Block1UPS2
MasterBrand Cabinets3Walmart1
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