Damariscotta-Newcastle, Maine

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Population in July 2007: 1,813.
Males: 771  (42.5%)
Females: 1,042  (57.5%)
Median resident age:  54.6 years
Maine median age:  38.6 years

Zip codes: 04543.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $51,893 (it was $35,921 in 2000)
Damariscotta-Newcastle:

$51,893
ME:

$53,079

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $35,631 (it was $23,697 in 2000)

Damariscotta-Newcastle CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $303,864 (it was $158,100 in 2000)
Damariscotta-Newcastle:

$303,864
ME:

$184,700

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $301,312; Detached houses: $332,481; Townhouses or other attached units: $224,291; In 2-unit structures: $220,812; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $306,381; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $328,949; Mobile homes: $80,463
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  • Races in Damariscotta-Newcastle, ME (2000)

    Damariscotta-Newcastle races chart
    • 1,72198.3%White alone
    • 100.6%Hispanic
    • 90.5%Two or more races
    • 70.4%Asian alone
    • 20.1%Black alone
    • 20.1%American Indian alone

Races in Damariscotta-Newcastle detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Damariscotta-Newcastle: 102.2 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (28.1%), Irish (17.8%), German (13.2%), United States (9.9%), French (8.8%), Scottish (6.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 5.60 square miles.

Population density: 324 people per square mile   (very low).

Damariscotta-Newcastle,ME real estate house value index trend

Damariscotta-Newcastle, Maine map

For population 25 years and over in Damariscotta-Newcastle:

  • High school or higher: 92.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 39.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 14.2%
  • Unemployed: 2.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Damariscotta-Newcastle CDP:

  • Never married: 16.1%
  • Now married: 51.1%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 15.7%
  • Divorced: 15.6%

82 residents are foreign born (2.6% Europe, 1.7% North America).

This place:

4.7%
Maine:

2.9%

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

Damariscotta-Newcastle CDP:  1.1% ($1,755)
Maine:  1.5% ($1,417)
Damariscotta-Newcastle satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Portland, ME (44.7 miles , pop. 64,249).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (142.1 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (312.4 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Newcastle, ME (1.1 miles ), Damariscotta, ME (1.4 miles ), Nobleboro, ME (2.3 miles ), Bremen, ME (2.3 miles ), Alna, ME (2.4 miles ), Edgecomb, ME (2.6 miles ), Wiscasset, ME (2.7 miles ), Bristol, ME (2.8 miles ).

Latitude: 44.03 N, Longitude: 69.53 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,956 (+111.7%)
Workers who live and work in this place: 371 (53.8%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 207

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.4%
Maine:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation equipment (12%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Health care (7%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Health care (25%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (11%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
  • Publishing, and motion picture and sound recording industries (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (3%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Carpenters (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Top executives (4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (3%)

Work and jobs in Damariscotta-Newcastle: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Damariscotta-Newcastle, Maine

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Damariscotta-Newcastle, Maine average temperatures Damariscotta-Newcastle, Maine average precipitation Damariscotta-Newcastle, Maine humidity Damariscotta-Newcastle, Maine wind speed Damariscotta-Newcastle, Maine snowfall Damariscotta-Newcastle, Maine sunshine Damariscotta-Newcastle, Maine clear and cloudy days

Earthquake activity:

Damariscotta-Newcastle-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Maine state average. It is 91% 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 209.7 miles away from the city 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 109.7 miles away from Damariscotta-Newcastle center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 239.4 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 72.1 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 30.9 miles away from Damariscotta-Newcastle center
On 8/21/1996 at 07:54:14, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 91.0 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 Lincoln County (22) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 18
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 14, Storms: 10, Winter Storms: 4, Hurricanes: 2, Snows: 2, Winds: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Landslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Damariscotta-Newcastle topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Damariscotta-Newcastle:

  • COVE'S EDGE (Nursing Home, about 1 miles away; DAMARISCOTTA, ME)
  • FIELDCREST MANOR (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; WALDOBORO, ME)
  • ST ANDREWS HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; BOOTHBAY HARBOR, ME)
  • ST ANDREWS HOSPITAL (LINCOLN COUNTY HEALTHCARE) Critical Access Hospitals (about 14 miles away; BOOTHBAY HARBOR, ME)
  • WINSHIP GREEN NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; BATH, ME)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Damariscotta-Newcastle:

  • University of Maine at Augusta (about 25 miles; Augusta, ME; Full-time enrollment: 3,204)
  • Southern Maine Community College (about 44 miles; South Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 4,666)
  • University of Southern Maine (about 46 miles; Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 6,647)
  • Saint Joseph's College of Maine (about 50 miles; Standish, ME; FT enrollment: 2,010)
  • University of Maine at Farmington (about 54 miles; Farmington, ME; FT enrollment: 2,036)
  • University of New England (about 59 miles; Biddeford, ME; FT enrollment: 4,539)
  • Husson University (about 67 miles; Bangor, ME; FT enrollment: 2,421)

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Notable locations in Damariscotta-Newcastle: Central Lincoln County Ambulance Service (A), Newcastle Fire Department (B), American Legion Hall (C), Central Lincoln County YMCA Building (D), Chapman-Hall House Museum (E), Damariscotta Information Bureau (F), Damariscotta Region Chamber of Commerce (G), Lincoln Theatre (H), Damariscotta Fire Department Massasoit Engine Company (I), Saint Patricks Parish Center (J), Skidompha Public Library (K). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Damariscotta-Newcastle include: Saint Patricks Church (A), Faith Baptist Church of Damariscotta (B), Damariscotta Baptist Church (C), Saint Andrews Episcopal Church (D), Second Congregational Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Saint Patrick Cemetery (1), Glidden Cemetery (2), Pine Knoll Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lake: Damariscotta Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Damariscotta-Newcastle include: Main Street Historic District (1), Lonna Bunting Childrens Playground (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lincoln 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 2013 was 68.5. This is about average.

City:

68.5
U.S.:

74.7

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 4.56. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 18.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.56
U.S.:

6.40

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 1.06. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.06
U.S.:

1.91

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 31.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.2
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 13.1. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 16.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

13.1
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 6.75. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 19.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.75
U.S.:

9.35
Average household size:
This place:  2.0 people
Maine:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  54.7%
Whole state:  66.1%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  6.1%
Whole state:  7.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

11.4%
Whole state:

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

4.5%
Whole state:

4.1%
112 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000
8 people in other group homes in 2000

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.5
Maine average:

11.2

Damariscotta-Newcastle travel time to work - commute Damariscotta-Newcastle mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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Religion statistics for Damariscotta-Newcastle CDP (based on Lincoln County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant3,58629
Catholic2,7253
Evangelical Protestant1,06512
Other2794
None26,802-
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: 14
Lincoln County:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

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

2.59 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 23
Lincoln County:

6.62 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 46
Here:

13.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.0%
Maine:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Lincoln County:

21.9%
Maine:

25.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Damariscotta-Newcastle:

56.0%
Maine:

51.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Damariscotta-Newcastle:

55.3%
State:

49.7%

Average BMI:
Here:

26.5
State:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Damariscotta-Newcastle:

14.7%
Maine:

20.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Damariscotta-Newcastle:

20.8%
Maine:

9.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
Maine:

6.9

Overweight people:
Damariscotta-Newcastle:

30.0%
Maine:

34.9%

General health condition:
Damariscotta-Newcastle:

61.3%
Maine:

58.2%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

86.2%
Maine:

78.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Damariscotta-Newcastle, ME Residents

5.72% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($38,936 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.72%
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 Kennebec County, ME  0.88% ($31,427 average AGI)
from Knox County, ME  0.60% ($28,624)
from Sagadahoc County, ME  0.55% ($34,346)


6.04% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,423 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.04%
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 Kennebec County, ME  0.86% ($26,475 average AGI)
to Cumberland County, ME  0.84% ($31,442)
to Sagadahoc County, ME  0.64% ($29,011)

Strongest AM radio stations in Damariscotta-Newcastle:

  • WFAU (1280 AM; 5 kW; GARDINER, ME; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WGAN (560 AM; 5 kW; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WMTW (870 AM; 10 kW; GORHAM, ME; Owner: RADIO PARTNERS OF MAINE, L.P.)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WJTO (730 AM; 1 kW; BATH, ME; Owner: BLUE JEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WTME (780 AM; 10 kW; RUMFORD, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSKW (1160 AM; 10 kW; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN WIRELESS, INCORPORATED)
  • 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)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WZAN (970 AM; 5 kW; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WJJB (900 AM; 1 kW; BRUNSWICK, ME; Owner: ATLANTIC COAST RADIO, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Damariscotta-Newcastle:

  • WCME (96.7 FM; BOOTHBAY HARBOR, ME; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMEP (90.5 FM; CAMDEN, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WQSS (102.5 FM; CAMDEN, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMCM (103.3 FM; ROCKLAND, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBQX (106.9 FM; THOMASTON, ME; Owner: MARINER BROADCASTING LIMITED PARTNER)
  • WBCI (105.9 FM; BATH, ME; Owner: BLOUNT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCYI (93.9 FM; LEWISTON, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBLM (102.9 FM; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMEA (90.1 FM; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WMME-FM (92.3 FM; AUGUSTA, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WTHT (107.5 FM; LEWISTON, ME; Owner: RADIO PARTNERS OF MAINE, L.P.)
  • WCLZ (98.9 FM; BRUNSWICK, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WFZX (101.7 FM; SEARSPORT, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WWWA (95.3 FM; WINSLOW, ME; Owner: LIGHT OF LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WJBQ (97.9 FM; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WJJB-FM (95.5 FM; TOPSHAM, ME; Owner: ATLANTIC COAST RADIO, LLC)
  • WABK-FM (104.3 FM; GARDINER, ME; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKCG (101.3 FM; AUGUSTA, ME; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

TV broadcast stations around Damariscotta-Newcastle:

  • WPFO (Channel 23; WATERVILLE, ME; Owner: CMCG PORTLAND LICENSE LLC)
  • WGME-TV (Channel 13; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: WGME LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WCBB (Channel 10; AUGUSTA, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • W64BY (Channel 64; ROCKLAND, ME; Owner: CRAIG MINISTRIES, INC.)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (80%)
  • Electricity (9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6%)
  • Wood (3%)
  • No fuel used (2%)

Damariscotta-Newcastle compared to Maine state average:

  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly above 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 above state average.

Damariscotta-Newcastle on our top lists:

  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in other noninstitutional group quarters (population 1,000+)"
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