Carthage, Maine

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Population in 2010: 560. Population change since 2000: +7.7%
 
Males: 300  (53.6%)
Females: 260  (46.4%)
Median resident age:  44.2 years
Maine median age:  43.0 years

Zip codes: 04224.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $36,135 (it was $29,773 in 2000)
Carthage:

$36,135
ME:

$46,709
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $16,470 (it was $12,169 in 2000)

Carthage town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $107,576 (it was $64,200 in 2000)
Carthage:

$107,576
ME:

$172,300
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $121,436; Detached houses: $134,359; In 2-unit structures: $238,488; Mobile homes: $68,711
Carthage races chart
  • White alone - 529 (94.5%)
  • Hispanic - 19 (3.4%)
  • Two or more races - 10 (1.8%)
  • Asian alone - 2 (0.4%)

Races in Carthage detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Carthage: 161.6 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
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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).

Carthage,ME real estate house value index trend

Carthage, Maine map

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

This town:  0.6%
Maine:  3.3%



According to our research of Maine and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Carthage, Maine as of April 21, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Carthage to the number of sex offenders is 249 to 1.


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

Carthage town:  1.0% ($633)
Maine:  1.5% ($1,417)
Carthage satellite photo by USGS

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

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

8.1%
Maine:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • 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%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • 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%)

Work and jobs in Carthage: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Carthage, Maine

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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

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).
Carthage topographic map

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)

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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

Franklin 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 2012 was 30.4. This is significantly better than average.

City:

30.4
U.S.:

74.2

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.

City:

3.52
U.S.:

1.93

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.

City:

11.5
U.S.:

20.2

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.

City:

8.15
U.S.:

9.14
Average household size:
This town:  2.5 people
Maine:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  64.6%
Whole state:  62.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  13.5%
Whole state:  9.4%

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:
This town:

12.8%
Whole state:

10.9%

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

5.3%
Whole state:

4.1%

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 2000 2004 2008 2012

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%
Here: 33.3%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchUnited Church of ChristEpiscopal ChurchLDS (Mormon) Church
Adherents62.8%9.2%8.0%4.3%3.6%
Congregations14.0%18.6%16.3%4.7%2.3%
NameAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAChurch of the NazarenePresbyterian Church (USA)Assemblies of GodOther
Adherents2.3%1.6%1.5%1.4%5.3%
Congregations9.3%4.7%4.7%4.7%20.9%
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: 14
Franklin County:

4.68 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

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

0.33 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 9
Franklin County:

3.01 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 20
Franklin County:

6.69 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 43
Here:

14.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.3%
Maine:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Franklin County:

24.4%
Maine:

25.0%

5.53% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,698 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.53%
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 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)

Here:

5.73%
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 Androscoggin County, ME  0.94% ($29,921 average AGI)
to Kennebec County, ME  0.70% ($35,453)
to Cumberland County, ME  0.59% ($36,508)

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)
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 7
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
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