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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

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 2011: All housing units: $122,043; Detached houses: $125,575; Mobile homes: $76,126

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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).




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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 September 02, 2014.
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+: New York, NY (373.1 miles , pop. 8,008,278).

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:

  • 1997: 0 buildings
  • 1998: 0 buildings
  • 1999: 0 buildings
  • 2000: 0 buildings
  • 2001: 0 buildings
  • 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
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 0 buildings

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 July 2013:
Here:

2.3%
Maine:

6.6%

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

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Earthquake activity:

Caratunk-area historical earthquake activity is below Maine state average. It is 90% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 the city center
On 1/17/2000 at 08:16:20, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, 3.4 LG, Depth: 10.1 mi) earthquake occurred 52.9 miles away from Caratunk center
On 9/16/1994 at 04:22:42, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 83.8 miles away from the city 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 84.9 miles away from the city center
On 1/3/2000 at 21:05:50, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, 3.4 LG, Depth: 6.0 mi) earthquake occurred 65.9 miles away from Caratunk center
On 10/25/2001 at 00:24:29, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 5.8 mi) earthquake occurred 62.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

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: Storms: 12, Floods: 11, Snows: 4, Snows: 3, Heavy Rains: 2, Floods: 2, Hurricanes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Landslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Caratunk topographic map

Hospitals/medical centers near Caratunk:

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

Political contributions by individuals in Caratunk, ME

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Caratunk:

  • University of Maine at Farmington (about 41 miles; Farmington, ME; Full-time enrollment: 2,074)
  • Husson University (about 64 miles; Bangor, ME; FT enrollment: 2,107)
  • University of Maine (about 67 miles; Orono, ME; FT enrollment: 9,235)
  • University of Southern Maine (about 112 miles; Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 5,629)
  • Southern Maine Community College (about 112 miles; South Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 2,993)
  • University of New England (about 126 miles; Biddeford, ME; FT enrollment: 3,850)
  • Plymouth State University (about 135 miles; Plymouth, NH; FT enrollment: 4,634)

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
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AQI  PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 17.0. This is significantly better than average.
City:

17.0
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 5.21. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 22.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

5.21
U.S.:

9.59

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

ADVENTURE BOUND (Address: 1094 ROUTE 201 , Population served: 160, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

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.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age below state average.


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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

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 29.86%
Here29.9%
USA50.2%

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%

7.04% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($30,924 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.04%
Maine average:

6.39%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Kennebec County, ME  2.09% ($29,363 average AGI)
from Penobscot County, ME  0.92% ($25,090)
from Franklin County, ME  0.30% ($36,655)


6.50% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,094 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.50%
Maine average:

6.44%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($151 average AGI)
Somerset County:

0.06%
Maine average:

0.07%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Kennebec County, ME  2.00% ($26,873 average AGI)
to Penobscot County, ME  1.04% ($27,144)
to Cumberland County, ME  0.26% ($26,426)

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: 45.22461111, Lon: -69.99938889, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Dec 17, 1998 08:00 AM, Us-201, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 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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