Crystal, Maine

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Population in 2010: 269.
Population change since 2000: -5.6%
 
Males: 134  (49.8%)
Females: 135  (50.2%)
Median resident age:

51.8 years
Maine median age:

43.0 years

Zip codes: 04747.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $42,471 (it was $28,472 in 2000)
Crystal:

$42,471
ME:

$56,277

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $24,426 (it was $14,338 in 2000)

Crystal town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $83,878 (it was $48,500 in 2000)
Crystal:

$83,878
ME:

$191,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $129,889; detached houses: $136,408; townhouses or other attached units: $121,483; in 2-unit structures: $139,649; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $36,929; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $203,202; mobile homes: $56,131; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $64,296
March 2019 cost of living index in Crystal: 87.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
  • Races in Crystal, ME (2010)
    • 26698.9%White alone
    • 10.4%American Indian alone
    • 10.4%Two or more races
    • 10.4%Hispanic

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



According to our research of Maine and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Crystal, Maine as of June 01, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Crystal is 269 to 1.


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Ancestries: English (39.6%), Irish (19.3%), French (17.2%), Scotch-Irish (5.3%), United States (5.3%), French Canadian (4.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 03/21/1901

Elevation: 511 feet

Land area: 40.1 square miles.

Population density: 6.7 people per square mile   (very low).

Crystal, Maine map

2 residents are foreign born

This town:

0.7%
Maine:

2.9%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Crystal town:

1.0% ($468)
Maine:

1.5% ($1,417)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Portland, ME (186.1 miles , pop. 64,249).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (287.6 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (450.6 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities:

Island Falls, ME (2.2 miles ),
Patten, ME (2.2 miles ),
Sherman, ME (2.6 miles ),
Hersey, ME (2.6 miles),
Stacyville, ME (2.8 miles ),
Mount Chase, ME (3.0 miles ),
Dyer Brook, ME (3.1 miles),
Merrill, ME (3.7 miles )

Latitude: 45.99 N, Longitude: 68.36 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 207

Distribution of median household income in Crystal, ME in 2017

Crystal satellite photo by USGS

Most common industries in Crystal, ME (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (15.1%)
  • Social assistance (10.3%)
  • Construction (9.5%)
  • Public administration (9.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.9%)
  • Educational services (7.1%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (6.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (20.3%)
  • Public administration (15.3%)
  • Wood products (10.2%)
  • Social assistance (8.5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (6.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.8%)
  • Food (5.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (28.4%)
  • Social assistance (11.9%)
  • Educational services (10.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.0%)
  • Other direct selling establishments (7.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (6.0%)
Most common occupations in Crystal, ME (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (15.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.0%)
  • Woodworkers (4.0%)
  • Carpenters (4.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Carpenters (8.5%)
  • Woodworkers (8.5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (8.5%)
  • Engineers (6.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.8%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (6.8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (25.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (10.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.5%)
  • Life, physical, and social science technicians (6.0%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (6.0%)
  • Financial clerks, except bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks (6.0%)
  • Other protective service workers, including supervisors (4.5%)

Average climate in Crystal, Maine

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Earthquake activity:

Crystal-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Maine state average. It is 94% 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 280.9 miles away from Crystal 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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 114.2 miles away from the city 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 66.5 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 324.8 miles away from Crystal center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 234.5 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, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 47.7 miles away from Crystal 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 Aroostook County (21) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 9

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 8, Snows: 7, Heavy Rains: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Crystal topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Crystal:

  • MOUNTAIN HEIGHTS HEALTH CARE (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; PATTEN, ME)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Crystal:

  • University of Maine (about 78 miles; Orono, ME; Full-time enrollment: 8,931)
  • Husson University (about 83 miles; Bangor, ME; FT enrollment: 2,421)
  • University of Maine at Farmington (about 127 miles; Farmington, ME; FT enrollment: 2,036)
  • University of Maine at Augusta (about 135 miles; Augusta, ME; FT enrollment: 3,204)
  • Saint Joseph's College of Maine (about 183 miles; Standish, ME; FT enrollment: 2,010)
  • Southern Maine Community College (about 187 miles; South Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 4,666)
  • University of Southern Maine (about 187 miles; Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 6,647)

Points of interest:

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Churches in Crystal include: Belvedere Church (A), Patten United Methodist Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Crystal Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes and swamps: Lost Pond (A), Thousand Acre Bog (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Webster Brook (A), Crystal Brook (B), Lyman Brook (C), Cold Brook (D), Bog Brook (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Aroostook County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This town:

2.3 people
Maine:

2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

73.0%
Whole state:

62.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

4.3%
Whole state:

9.4%


No gay or lesbian households reported

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

8.6%
Whole state:

10.9%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

1.1%
Whole state:

4.1%

For population 15 years and over in Crystal:

Marital status in Crystal, ME
  • Never married: 19.4%
  • Now married: 63.8%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 3.9%
  • Divorced: 12.9%

For population 25 years and over in Crystal:

  • High school or higher: 76.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.9%
  • Unemployed: 12.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.7
Maine average:

11.2

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Crystal, ME (based on Aroostook County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic22,20027
Mainline Protestant5,84540
Evangelical Protestant4,41151
Other9577
Orthodox101
None38,447-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 29
Here:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Aroostook County:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 16
Aroostook County:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 56
This county:

7.78 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 66
This county:

9.17 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

11.02 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

11.7%
Maine:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Aroostook County:

27.6%
State:

25.0%

2.63% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($46,444 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

2.63%
Maine average:

5.91%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Penobscot County, ME  0.43% ($40,241 average AGI)
from Cumberland County, ME  0.17% ($32,023)
from York County, ME  0.08% ($41,350)


3.60% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($42,040 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.60%
Maine average:

5.73%

0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,105 average AGI)
Aroostook County:

0.08%
Maine average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Penobscot County, ME  0.58% ($33,912 average AGI)
to Cumberland County, ME  0.29% ($37,827)
to York County, ME  0.25% ($35,172)

Strongest AM radio stations in Crystal:

  • WREM (710 AM; daytime; 5 kW; MONTICELLO, ME; Owner: ALLAN H WEINER)
  • WFST (600 AM; 5 kW; CARIBOU, ME; Owner: NORTHERN BROADCAST MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WEGP (1390 AM; 5 kW; PRESQUE ISLE, ME; Owner: DECELLES/SMITH MEDIA, INC.)
  • WZON (620 AM; 5 kW; BANGOR, ME; Owner: THE ZONE CORPORATION)
  • WSYY (1240 AM; 1 kW; MILLINOCKET, ME; Owner: KATAHDIN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WSKW (1160 AM; 10 kW; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN WIRELESS, INCORPORATED)
  • WABI (910 AM; 5 kW; BANGOR, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCHP (760 AM; 35 kW; CHAMPLAIN, NY; Owner: CHAMPLAIN RADIO, INC.)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • 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.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Crystal:

  • WHOU-FM (100.1 FM; HOULTON, ME; Owner: COUNTY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WSYY-FM (94.9 FM; MILLINOCKET, ME; Owner: KATAHDIN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WQHR (96.1 FM; PRESQUE ISLE, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WOZI (101.9 FM; PRESQUE ISLE, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 4Number of bridges
  • 56ft / 16.6mTotal length
  • 4,010Total average daily traffic
  • 199Total average daily truck traffic
  • 5,992Total future (year 2016) average daily traffic


Crystal compared to Maine state average:

  • Median house value significantly 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.
  • 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 below state average.
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