|Median resident age:||44.2 years|
|Maine median age:||43.0 years|
Zip codes: 04224.
Carthage town income, earnings, and wages data
Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $107,576 (it was $64,200 in 2000)
- White alone - 529 (94.5%)
- Hispanic - 19 (3.4%)
- Two or more races - 10 (1.8%)
- Asian alone - 2 (0.4%)
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Ancestries: English (48.7%), Irish (12.7%), French (12.3%), Scottish (9.2%), German (5.4%), Scotch-Irish (2.9%).
Current Local Time: EST time zone
Incorporated on 02/20/1826
Elevation: 457 feet
Land area: 33.2 square miles.
Population density: 17 people per square mile(very low).
For population 25 years and over in Carthage:
- High school or higher: 74.7%
- Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.3%
- Graduate or professional degree: 1.1%
- Unemployed: 11.2%
- Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.6 minutes
For population 15 years and over in Carthage town:
- Never married: 21.9%
- Now married: 60.1%
- Separated: 1.0%
- Widowed: 6.4%
- Divorced: 10.7%
3 residents are foreign born
According to our research of Maine and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Carthage, Maine as of July 03, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Carthage to the number of sex offenders is 497 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
|Carthage town:||1.0% ($633)|
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Portland, ME (66.3 miles , pop. 64,249).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (162.0 miles , pop. 589,141).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (313.7 miles , pop. 1,332,650).
Nearest cities: Dixfield, ME (2.3 miles ), Weld, ME (2.5 miles ), Mexico, ME (2.6 miles ), Rumford, ME (2.7 miles ), Peru, ME (2.9 miles ), Temple, ME (3.1 miles ), Roxbury, ME (3.2 miles ), Wilton, ME (3.2 miles ).
Latitude: 44.62 N, Longitude: 70.44 W
Area code commonly used in this area: 207
Unemployment by year (%)
- Wood products (24%)
- Construction (23%)
- Paper (17%)
- Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (12%)
- Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (5%)
- Truck transportation (4%)
- Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
- Food and beverage stores (13%)
- Health care (13%)
- Educational services (11%)
- Wood products (9%)
- Used merchandise, gift, novelty, and souvenir, and other miscellaneous stores (8%)
- Construction (6%)
- Social assistance (6%)
- Other production occupations including supervisors (17%)
- Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (13%)
- Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (9%)
- Carpenters (8%)
- Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
- Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
- Construction laborers (5%)
- Cashiers (16%)
- Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
- Other sales and related workers including supervisors (8%)
- Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (8%)
- Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
- Other healthcare support occupations (6%)
- Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
Average climate in Carthage, Maine
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Earthquake activity:Carthage-area historical earthquake activity is near Maine state average. It is 92% 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 162.0 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 198.7 miles away from Carthage 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 96.4 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 114.6 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, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 3.2 miles away from Carthage center
On 2/26/1999 at 03:38:43, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 2.0 mi) earthquake occurred 46.2 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 Franklin County (24) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 7
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 15, Storms: 13, Snows: 7, Heavy Rains: 2, Hurricanes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Landslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hospitals and medical centers near Carthage:
- DIXFIELD HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; DIXFIELD, ME)
- RUMFORD HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 8 miles away; RUMFORD, ME)
- VICTORIAN VILLA NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; CANTON, ME)
- SANDY RIVER CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; FARMINGTON, ME)
- EDGEWOOD REHAB AND LIVING CTR (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; FARMINGTON, ME)
- ORCHARD PARK REHAB AND LIVING (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; FARMINGTON, ME)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Carthage:
- University of Maine at Farmington (about 15 miles; Farmington, ME; Full-time enrollment: 2,036)
- University of Maine at Augusta (about 37 miles; Augusta, ME; FT enrollment: 3,204)
- Saint Joseph's College of Maine (about 55 miles; Standish, ME; FT enrollment: 2,010)
- University of Southern Maine (about 67 miles; Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 6,647)
- Southern Maine Community College (about 68 miles; South Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 4,666)
- University of New England (about 81 miles; Biddeford, ME; FT enrollment: 4,539)
- Husson University (about 83 miles; Bangor, ME; FT enrollment: 2,421)
Notable location: Carthage Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map
Cemeteries: Newman Cemetery (1), Berry Mills Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map
Lakes: Halfmoon Pond (A), Podunk Pond (B). Display/hide their locations on the map
Streams, rivers, and creeks: Hanscom Brook (A), Lapham Brook (B), Green Brook (C), Durgin Brook (D), Dunning Brook (E), Hutchinson Brook (F), Kittredge Brook (G), Berry Brook (H), Basin Brook (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 30.4. This is significantly better than average.
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2004 was 3.52. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 6.0 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2004 was 11.5. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.6 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.15. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.0 miles away from the city center.
|This town:||2.5 people|
Percentage of family households:
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
- Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
- Gay men: 1.3% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
Carthage compared to Maine state average:
- Median house value significantly below state average.
- Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
- Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
- Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
- Renting percentage 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.
- Number of college students below state average.
- Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher 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 (21%)
- Utility gas (1%)
- Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
- Electricity (1%)
Presidential Elections Results
1996 Presidential Elections Results
2000 Presidential Elections Results
2004 Presidential Elections Results
2008 Presidential Elections Results
2012 Presidential Elections Results
Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results
Religion statistics for Carthage town (based on Franklin County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 33.34%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
|Name||Catholic Church||United Methodist Church||United Church of Christ||Episcopal Church||LDS (Mormon) Church|
|Name||American Baptist Churches in the USA||Church of the Nazarene||Presbyterian Church (USA)||Assemblies of God||Other|
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
|Franklin County:||4.68 / 10,000 pop.|
|Maine:||2.80 / 10,000 pop.|
|This county:||0.33 / 10,000 pop.|
|State:||0.14 / 10,000 pop.|
|Franklin County:||3.01 / 10,000 pop.|
|Maine:||2.20 / 10,000 pop.|
|Franklin County:||6.69 / 10,000 pop.|
|State:||5.75 / 10,000 pop.|
|Here:||14.38 / 10,000 pop.|
|State:||11.02 / 10,000 pop.|
5.53% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,698 average adjusted gross income)
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 Androscoggin County, ME||0.90% ($26,206 average AGI)|
|from Kennebec County, ME||0.54% ($29,552)|
|from Cumberland County, ME||0.49% ($38,396)|
5.73% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,388 average adjusted gross income)
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:
Strongest AM radio stations in Carthage:
- WTME (780 AM; 10 kW; RUMFORD, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
- WSKW (1160 AM; 10 kW; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN WIRELESS, INCORPORATED)
- WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
- WMTW (870 AM; 10 kW; GORHAM, ME; Owner: RADIO PARTNERS OF MAINE, L.P.)
- WFAU (1280 AM; 5 kW; GARDINER, ME; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
- WLAM (1470 AM; 5 kW; LEWISTON, ME; Owner: RADIO PARTNERS OF MAINE, L.P.)
- WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
- WCHP (760 AM; 35 kW; CHAMPLAIN, NY; Owner: CHAMPLAIN RADIO, INC.)
- WGAN (560 AM; 5 kW; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
- WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
- WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
- WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
- WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
Strongest FM radio stations in Carthage:
- WLOB-FM (96.3 FM; RUMFORD, ME; Owner: ATLANTIC COAST RADIO, LLC)
- WTBM (100.7 FM; MEXICO, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
- WTOS-FM (105.1 FM; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
- WPKQ (103.7 FM; NORTH CONWAY, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
- WHOM (94.9 FM; MT. WASHINGTON, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
- WKTJ-FM (99.3 FM; FARMINGTON, ME; Owner: FRANKLIN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
- WMEA (90.1 FM; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
- WBLM (102.9 FM; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
- WHQO (107.9 FM; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN WIRELESS, INC.)
TV broadcast stations around Carthage:
- W21BI (Channel 21; FARMINGTON, ME; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
- WGME-TV (Channel 13; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: WGME LICENSEE, LLC)
- WMTW-TV (Channel 8; POLAND SPRING, ME; Owner: WMTW BROADCAST GROUP, LLC)
Total length: 15 meters (49ft)
Total costs: $2,976,000
Total average daily traffic: 6,270
Total average daily truck traffic: 525
Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic: 9,028
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:1
- Call Sign: KB1HQR, Licensee ID: L00438329
Grant Date: 11/29/2011, Expiration Date: 12/21/2021, Certifier: James P Marion
Registrant: James P Marion, 36 Tainter Corner Road, Carthage, ME 04224
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
- Fire: 1