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Population in 2010: 1,534. Population change since 2000: +16.0%
 

Males: 755  (49.2%)
Females: 779  (50.8%)

Median resident age:  44.0 years
Maine median age:  43.0 years

Zip codes: 04563.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $51,026 (it was $40,598 in 2000)
Cushing:

$51,026
ME:

$46,709
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $27,064

Cushing town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $184,453 (it was $101,400 in 2000)
Cushing:

$184,453
ME:

$172,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $292,081; Detached houses: $334,648; Townhouses or other attached units: $160,439; In 2-unit structures: $424,691; Mobile homes: $98,421
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Cushing races chart
  • White alone - 1,509 (98.4%)
  • Two or more races - 12 (0.8%)
  • Hispanic - 9 (0.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 3 (0.2%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.07%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Cushing: 183.8 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: English (27.7%), German (13.4%), Irish (9.9%), United States (9.9%), French (7.0%), Scotch-Irish (5.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 01/30/1789

Elevation: 41 feet

Land area: 19.4 square miles.

Population density: 79 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Cushing:

  • High school or higher: 90.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.9%
  • Unemployed: 2.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Cushing town:

  • Never married: 18.7%
  • Now married: 61.6%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 6.9%
  • Divorced: 11.7%

10 residents are foreign born

This town:  0.8%
Maine:  3.3%



According to our research of Maine and other state lists there were 7 registered sex offenders living in Cushing, Maine as of September 20, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Cushing to the number of sex offenders is 179 to 1.


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

Cushing town:  1.1% ($1,141)
Maine:  1.5% ($1,417)
Cushing satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Portland, ME (54.9 miles , pop. 64,249).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (147.7 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: New York, NY (328.9 miles , pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: Friendship, ME (1.9 miles ), St. George, ME (1.9 miles ), Thomaston, ME (2.7 miles ), South Thomaston, ME (2.7 miles ), Bremen, ME (2.9 miles ), Waldoboro, ME (3.0 miles ), Warren, ME (3.1 miles ), Owls Head, ME (3.3 miles ).

Latitude: 43.99 N, Longitude: 69.27 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 207

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.7%
Maine:

6.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (26%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
  • Transportation equipment (4%)
  • Repair and maintenance (4%)
  • Groceries and related products merchant wholesalers (4%)
  • Health care (14%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (22%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Carpenters (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (6%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)

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Earthquake activity:

Cushing-area historical earthquake activity is near Maine state average. It is 81% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 60.8 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 35.9 miles away from Cushing 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 49.8 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 70.4 miles away from the city center
On 7/22/2003 at 11:41:15, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 92.6 miles away from Cushing center
On 9/22/2006 at 10:39:21, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 4.3 mi) earthquake occurred 59.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Knox County (20) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 10, Winter Storms: 3, Floods: 2, Hurricanes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Landslide: 1, Snow: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Cushing topographic map

Hospitals/medical centers near Cushing:

  • FIELDCREST MANOR (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; WALDOBORO, ME)
  • KNO-WAL-LIN HOMECARE AND HOSPICE (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; ROCKLAND, ME)
  • KNOX CENTER FOR LONG TERM CARE (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; ROCKLAND, ME)

Political contributions by individuals in Cushing, ME

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Cushing:

  • Southern Maine Community College (about 54 miles; South Portland, ME; Full-time enrollment: 2,993)
  • University of Southern Maine (about 56 miles; Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 5,629)
  • Husson University (about 63 miles; Bangor, ME; FT enrollment: 2,107)
  • University of Maine at Farmington (about 65 miles; Farmington, ME; FT enrollment: 2,074)
  • University of New England (about 68 miles; Biddeford, ME; FT enrollment: 3,850)
  • University of Maine (about 70 miles; Orono, ME; FT enrollment: 9,235)
  • University of New Hampshire-Main Campus (about 103 miles; Durham, NH; FT enrollment: 13,290)

Public elementary/middle school in Cushing:

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Library in Cushing:

  • CUSHING PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $13,186; Location: 39 CROSS ROAD; 7,950 books; 290 audio materials; 550 video materials; 52 other licensed databases; 3 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Cushing: Wentworth Corners (A), Saltwater Farm Campground (B), Cushing Volunteer Fire Department (C), Olson House (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Kelleran Cemetery (1), Hyler Jameson Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and swamps: Fresh Pond (A), Far Meadow (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Beaverdam Brook (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Knox County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2003 was 14.9. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 7.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

14.9
U.S.:

25.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2002 was 6.27. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

6.27
U.S.:

11.90

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

MSAD 50 CUSHING K-4 COMM. SCHOOL (Population served: 300, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations

Average household size:
This town:  2.4 people
Maine:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  67.1%
Whole state:  62.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  11.1%
Whole state:  9.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% 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:

5.4%
Whole state:

4.1%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Cushing, ME

4 people in workers’ group living quarters and job corps centers in 2010
11 people in other group homes in 2000

Cushing compared to Maine state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below 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.
  • House age below state average.
  • Number of college students 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. (82%)
  • Wood (10%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7%)
  • Electricity (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Cushing town (based on Knox County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 27.32%
Here27.3%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAUnited Methodist ChurchEpiscopal ChurchUnited Church of Christ
Adherents39.5%13.8%10.5%7.7%6.6%
Congregations10.2%22.4%14.3%6.1%6.1%
NameNational Association of Congregational Christian ChurchesJewishEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnitarian Universalist AssociationOther
Adherents4.3%2.8%2.1%1.8%11.0%
Congregations4.1%2.0%2.0%2.0%30.6%
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: 17
Knox County:

4.17 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 9
Knox County:

2.21 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 30
Knox County:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 79
Here:

19.40 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.8%
Maine:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Knox County:

21.6%
Maine:

25.0%

5.90% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($48,077 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.90%
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 Lincoln County, ME  0.62% ($24,021 average AGI)
from Waldo County, ME  0.59% ($33,261)
from Cumberland County, ME  0.46% ($39,704)


6.12% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($44,148 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.12%
Maine average:

6.44%

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


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Waldo County, ME  0.84% ($36,763 average AGI)
to Lincoln County, ME  0.73% ($29,500)
to Cumberland County, ME  0.49% ($37,052)

Strongest AM radio stations in Cushing:

  • WRKD (1450 AM; 1 kW; ROCKLAND, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WFAU (1280 AM; 5 kW; GARDINER, ME; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WSKW (1160 AM; 10 kW; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN WIRELESS, INCORPORATED)
  • WMTW (870 AM; 10 kW; GORHAM, ME; Owner: RADIO PARTNERS OF MAINE, L.P.)
  • WGAN (560 AM; 5 kW; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WTME (780 AM; 10 kW; RUMFORD, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WZON (620 AM; 5 kW; BANGOR, ME; Owner: THE ZONE CORPORATION)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Cushing:

  • WBQX (106.9 FM; THOMASTON, ME; Owner: MARINER BROADCASTING LIMITED PARTNER)
  • WMCM (103.3 FM; ROCKLAND, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMEP (90.5 FM; CAMDEN, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WQSS (102.5 FM; CAMDEN, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCME (96.7 FM; BOOTHBAY HARBOR, ME; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WFZX (101.7 FM; SEARSPORT, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBFB (104.7 FM; BELFAST, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMME-FM (92.3 FM; AUGUSTA, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Cushing:

  • W64BY (Channel 64; ROCKLAND, ME; Owner: CRAIG MINISTRIES, INC.)

Cushing fatal accident list:

Dec 22, 2008 05:20 PM, River Road, Lat: 44.022014, Lon: -69.225625, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Jul 7, 2003 11:55 AM, River Road, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Mar 4, 2001 05:45 PM, Sr-97, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Jul 8, 1997 03:30 PM, Riverroad, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
May 28, 1994 07:18 PM, Cushing Rd, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1
Jul 15, 1994 11:19 AM, Pleasantpt, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1



FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • Mark L Gartley, 816 Cushing Rd (Lat: 44.059500 Lon: -69.227694), Type: 79.2, Overall height: 76.2 m
    Registrant: 7733998900, Renee.Mazur@uscellular.Com, 8410 W. BRYN MAWR AVE #700
  • Mark L Gartley, 816 Cushing Rd (Lat: 44.059500 Lon: -69.227694), Type: 79.2, Overall height: 76.2 m
    Registrant: 2028625989, Pconnolly@hklaw.Com, 2099 PENNSYLVANIA AVE NW SUITE 100

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Cushing)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: BUCKEYE AVIATION DREAM MACHINE 2000 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: 2 Cycle
    N-Number: 30120 , Serial Number: 4853
    Registrant (Individual): Donald E Meklin, 886 River Rd, Cushing, ME 04563
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 11/09/2004
  • Aircraft: PIPER J3C-65 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 67 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 70479 , Serial Number: 17481, Year manufactured: 1946
    Registrant (Individual): Roy Vose, , Cushing, ME 00000
  • Aircraft: AMERICAN LEGEND AIRCRAFT CO AL11 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-200 (100 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 797WD , Serial Number: AL-1092, Year manufactured: 2007, Airworthiness Date: 04/12/2007
    Registrant (Individual): Wesley J Daggett, 583 River Rd, Cushing, ME 04563


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 5
  • Hazardous Condition: 2

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