Caratunk, Maine

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Population in 2010: 69. Population change since 2000: -36.1%
Males: 37  (53.6%)
Females: 32  (46.4%)
Median resident age:  55.1 years
Maine median age:  43.0 years

Zip code: 04925

Estimated median household income in 2012: $43,992 (it was $36,591 in 2000)
Caratunk:

$43,992
ME:

$46,709
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $23,140 (it was $17,321 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $120,710 (it was $75,000 in 2000)
Caratunk:

$120,710
ME:

$172,300
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $122,043; Detached houses: $125,575; Mobile homes: $76,126
Caratunk races chart
  • White alone - 67 (97.1%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (1.4%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (1.4%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Caratunk: 165.6 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (45.4%), French (29.6%), Irish (24.1%), Scottish (12.0%), German (10.2%), Italian (7.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 10/14/1977

Elevation: 549 feet

Land area: 52.3 square miles.

Population density: 1.3 people per square mile   (very low).

Caratunk, Maine map

For population 25 years and over in Caratunk:

  • High school or higher: 79.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 12.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Caratunk town:

  • Never married: 34.6%
  • Now married: 54.8%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 4.8%
  • Divorced: 3.8%

3 residents are foreign born (2.8% Latin America).

This town:  2.8%
Maine:  3.3%



According to our research of Maine and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Caratunk, Maine as of March 02, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Caratunk to the number of sex offenders is 107 to 1.


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

Caratunk town:  0.9% ($647)
Maine:  1.5% ($1,417)
Caratunk satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Portland, ME (110.8 miles , pop. 64,249).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (210.4 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (363.5 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Moscow, ME (3.2 miles ), Bingham, ME (3.7 miles ), Shirley, ME (4.1 miles) , Carrabassett Valley, ME (4.4 miles ), Monson, ME (4.6 miles ), Embden, ME (4.6 miles ), Wellington, ME (4.7 miles ), Kingfield, ME (4.7 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $75,000
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $125,000
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $45,000
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2006: 3 buildings, average cost: $158,300
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $150,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 45.25 N, Longitude: 69.94 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 207

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

2.3%
Maine:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (21%)
  • Construction (21%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (12%)
  • Public administration (12%)
  • Truck transportation (9%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (28%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (13%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Paper (6%)
  • U. S. Postal service (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (15%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (9%)
  • Top executives (6%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Life and physical scientists (6%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (13%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (13%)
  • Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers (9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Accountants and auditors (6%)

Average climate in Caratunk, Maine

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Caratunk, Maine average temperatures Caratunk, Maine average precipitation Caratunk, Maine humidity Caratunk, Maine wind speed Caratunk, Maine snowfall Caratunk, Maine sunshine Caratunk, Maine clear and cloudy days

Earthquake activity:

Caratunk-area historical earthquake activity is near Maine state average. It is 93% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 192.4 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 234.4 miles away from Caratunk center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 146.1 miles away from the city center
On 10/3/2006 at 00:07:38, a magnitude 4.3 (3.8 MB, 3.8 MW, 4.3 LG, Depth: 4.0 mi) earthquake occurred 108.2 miles away from the city center
On 2/26/1999 at 03:38:43, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 2.0 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 57.1 miles away from Caratunk center
On 7/14/2006 at 09:34:49, a magnitude 4.0 (3.5 MW, 4.0 LG, Depth: 14.9 mi) earthquake occurred 130.8 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 Somerset County (22) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Storms: 12, Snows: 7, Heavy Rains: 2, Hurricanes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Landslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Caratunk topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Caratunk:

  • SOMERSET REHABILITATION AND LIVING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; BINGHAM, ME)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Caratunk:

  • University of Maine at Farmington (about 42 miles; Farmington, ME; Full-time enrollment: 2,036)
  • Husson University (about 64 miles; Bangor, ME; FT enrollment: 2,421)
  • University of Maine at Augusta (about 64 miles; Augusta, ME; FT enrollment: 3,204)
  • University of Maine (about 67 miles; Orono, ME; FT enrollment: 8,931)
  • Saint Joseph's College of Maine (about 102 miles; Standish, ME; FT enrollment: 2,010)
  • University of Southern Maine (about 111 miles; Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 6,647)
  • Southern Maine Community College (about 112 miles; South Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 4,666)

Public elementary/middle school in Caratunk:

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Lakes and reservoirs: Baker Pond (A), Big Dimmick Pond (B), Chase Bog (C), Decker Ponds (D), Deer Bog (E), Doughnut Pond (F), Heald Ponds (G), Little Dimmick Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Robinson Pond Outler (A), Dimmick Stream (B), Pleasant Pond Stream (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Somerset County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 36.1. This is significantly better than average.

City:

36.1
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2010 was 5.04. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 22.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.04
U.S.:

9.14

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

THE STERLING INN (Population served: 34, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-23-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-23-2006), St Compliance achieved (OCT-15-2007), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (NOV-01-2007)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2006 and SEP-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-21-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-21-2006), St Compliance achieved (OCT-15-2007), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (NOV-01-2007)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-01-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-01-2005), St Public Notif received (2 times from DEC-07-2005 to DEC-07-2005), St Compliance achieved (APR-23-2007)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-21-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-21-2005), St Compliance achieved (APR-23-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 7 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation

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

  • ADVENTURE BOUND (Address: 1094 ROUTE 201 , Population served: 160, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This town:  1.7 people
Maine:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  48.8%
Whole state:  62.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  4.9%
Whole state:  9.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 2.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

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

4.8%
Whole state:

10.9%

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

0.0%
Whole state:

4.1%

Caratunk compared to Maine state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (77%)
  • Wood (23%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Caratunk town (based on Somerset County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 29.86%
Here: 29.9%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAChurch of the NazareneNational Association of Congregational Christian Churches
Adherents59.4%7.5%7.1%4.4%3.7%
Congregations12.5%12.5%9.4%7.8%9.4%
NameAssemblies of GodSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchUnited Church of ChristLDS (Mormon) ChurchOther
Adherents3.3%2.5%2.3%2.1%7.8%
Congregations6.3%3.1%6.3%1.6%31.3%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 13
Somerset County:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 14
Somerset County:

2.71 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 48
Somerset County:

9.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 42
Here:

8.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.2%
Maine:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Somerset County:

31.7%
Maine:

25.0%

5.56% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($29,526 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.56%
Maine average:

5.50%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Kennebec County, ME  1.67% ($27,240 average AGI)
from Penobscot County, ME  0.89% ($23,204)
from Cumberland County, ME  0.22% ($25,475)


5.99% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,088 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.99%
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 Kennebec County, ME  1.84% ($30,510 average AGI)
to Penobscot County, ME  0.94% ($25,820)
to Cumberland County, ME  0.37% ($25,662)

Strongest AM radio stations in Caratunk:

  • WSKW (1160 AM; 10 kW; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN WIRELESS, INCORPORATED)
  • WTME (780 AM; 10 kW; RUMFORD, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WZON (620 AM; 5 kW; BANGOR, ME; Owner: THE ZONE CORPORATION)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WCHP (760 AM; 35 kW; CHAMPLAIN, NY; Owner: CHAMPLAIN RADIO, INC.)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WABI (910 AM; 5 kW; BANGOR, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMTW (870 AM; 10 kW; GORHAM, ME; Owner: RADIO PARTNERS OF MAINE, L.P.)
  • WGY (810 AM; 50 kW; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Caratunk:

  • WTOS-FM (105.1 FM; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQCB (106.5 FM; BREWER, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WGUY (102.1 FM; DEXTER, ME; Owner: CONCORD MEDIA GROUP, INC.)

Caratunk fatal accident list:

Apr 28, 2010 03:20 PM, Us-201, Lat: 45.22461, Lon: -69.99939, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Dec 17, 1998 08:00 AM, Us-201, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Dec 31, 1990 10:00 PM, 201, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 3
Total length: 2 meters (7ft)
Total average daily traffic: 3,122
Total average daily truck traffic: 266
Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic: 4,405

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: KA4YWB, Licensee ID: L01378728
    Grant Date: 03/13/2008, Expiration Date: 03/13/2018
    Registrant: Douglas D Brackett, 180 Main Street, Caratunk, ME 04925
  • Call Sign: WB4KYW, Licensee ID: L01124297
    Grant Date: 03/04/2006, Expiration Date: 03/04/2016
    Registrant: Jon J Sherlock, Caratunk, ME 04925
  • Call Sign: KB1UGD, Licensee ID: L01568846
    Grant Date: 05/13/2010, Expiration Date: 05/13/2020, Certifier: Edward A Hanscom
    Registrant: Edward A Hanscom, Caratunk, ME 04925

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