Danforth, Maine

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Population in 2010: 589. Population change since 2000: -6.4%
 
Males: 297  (50.4%)
Females: 292  (49.6%)
Median resident age:  46.3 years
Maine median age:  43.0 years

Zip codes: 04424.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $28,376 (it was $20,769 in 2000)
Danforth:

$28,376
ME:

$46,709
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $15,442 (it was $11,079 in 2000)

Danforth town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $62,036 (it was $40,400 in 2000)
Danforth:

$62,036
ME:

$172,300
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $79,293; Detached houses: $86,412; In 2-unit structures: $75,119; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $75,119; Mobile homes: $39,646; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $18,780
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Danforth races chart
  • White alone - 562 (95.4%)
  • Two or more races - 12 (2.0%)
  • American Indian alone - 7 (1.2%)
  • Other race alone - 6 (1.0%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.2%)
  • Hispanic - 1 (0.2%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Danforth: 145.8 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (31.2%), United States (24.2%), Irish (12.4%), French (10.7%), Scotch-Irish (4.9%), Scottish (4.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 03/17/1860

Elevation: 388 feet

Land area: 54.4 square miles.

Population density: 11 people per square mile   (very low).

Danforth,ME real estate house value index trend

Danforth, Maine map

For population 25 years and over in Danforth:

  • High school or higher: 69.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.4%
  • Unemployed: 5.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Danforth town:

  • Never married: 22.2%
  • Now married: 59.1%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 6.7%
  • Divorced: 10.8%



According to our research of Maine and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Danforth, Maine as of May 22, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Danforth to the number of sex offenders is 192 to 1.


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

Danforth town:  1.2% ($482)
Maine:  1.5% ($1,417)
Danforth satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Portland, ME (181.8 miles , pop. 64,249).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (281.0 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (449.9 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Weston, ME (2.6 miles ), Bancroft, ME (3.0 miles) , Orient, ME (3.5 miles) , Haynesville, ME (3.8 miles) , Topsfield, ME (3.9 miles ), Amity, ME (4.5 miles) , Vanceboro, ME (4.5 miles) , Waite, ME (4.5 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 2 buildings, average cost: $87,400
  • 1998: 2 buildings, average cost: $87,400
  • 1999: 3 buildings, average cost: $87,400
  • 2000: 3 buildings, average cost: $87,400
  • 2001: 4 buildings, average cost: $87,400
  • 2002: 4 buildings, average cost: $87,400
  • 2003: 2 buildings, average cost: $132,800
  • 2004: 2 buildings, average cost: $132,800
  • 2005: 2 buildings, average cost: $132,800
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $132,800
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $132,800
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $132,800
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $132,800
  • 2010: 9 buildings, average cost: $165,900
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $172,800
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $172,800

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 45.64 N, Longitude: 67.83 W

Area code: 207

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

17.4%
Maine:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (36%)
  • Wood products (10%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Apparel (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Health care (5%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Health care (47%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • U. S. Postal service (4%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (3%)
  • Repair and maintenance (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (28%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (14%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (4%)
  • Bus drivers (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (23%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (12%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)

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

Average climate in Danforth, Maine

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Danforth-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Maine state average. It is 94% 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 91.0 miles away from the city center
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 298.3 miles away from Danforth center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 340.0 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 97.5 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) earthquake occurred 237.4 miles away from Danforth center
On 9/16/1994 at 07:01:54, a magnitude 3.6 (3.5 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 29.6 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 Washington County (18) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 9, Snows: 4, Winds: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Landslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Danforth topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Danforth:

  • DANFORTH HABILITATION RESIDENTIAL CENTER (1 MAPLE ST)
  • DANFORTH NURSING HOME (DEPOT STREET)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Danforth:

  • University of Maine (about 66 miles; Orono, ME; Full-time enrollment: 8,931)
  • Husson University (about 74 miles; Bangor, ME; FT enrollment: 2,421)
  • University of Maine at Farmington (about 132 miles; Farmington, ME; FT enrollment: 2,036)
  • University of Maine at Augusta (about 132 miles; Augusta, ME; FT enrollment: 3,204)
  • Saint Joseph's College of Maine (about 181 miles; Standish, ME; FT enrollment: 2,010)
  • Southern Maine Community College (about 182 miles; South Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 4,666)
  • University of Southern Maine (about 183 miles; Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 6,647)

Public high school in Danforth:

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Library in Danforth:

  • DANFORTH PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $4,476; Location: 46 CENTRAL STREET; 3,089 books; 62 video materials; 52 other licensed databases; 2 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Danforth: Two Mile Curve (A), Danforth Volunteer Fire Department (B), Northern Washington / Southern Aroostook Regional Ambulance (C), Union Hall (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Danforth: Danforth Baptist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Eaton Cemetery (1), Danforth Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Big Greenland Lake (A), Crooked Brook Flowage (B), Little Greenland Lake (C), Lower Hot Brook Lake (D), Sucker Lake (E), Crooked Brook Flowage (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: North Crooked Brook (A), Baldwin Brook (B), South Crooked Brook (C), Sandy Brook (D), Greenland Brook (E), Witcher Brook (F), Harding Brook (G), Doe Brook (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: Greenland Cove Camp (East Grand Lake) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

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

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

DANFORTH WATER DISTRICT (Population served: 418, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2011, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-18-2012), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-18-2012), St Compliance achieved (JUL-01-2012), St Public Notif received (AUG-17-2012)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
LIVING WATERS #2 (Address: DARK COVE ROAD - WESTON , Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In SEP-2013, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-29-2013), St Public Notif requested (OCT-29-2013)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-29-2013), St Public Notif requested (OCT-29-2013)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In SEP-2011, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-02-2011), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-02-2011), St Compliance achieved (JUN-04-2013)
  • 7 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
LIVING WATERS #1 (Address: DARK COVE ROAD - WESTON , Population served: 40, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 6 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
Average household size:
This town:  2.3 people
Maine:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  65.9%
Whole state:  62.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  10.0%
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: 0.0% of all households

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

23.4%
Whole state:

10.9%

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

6.3%
Whole state:

4.1%
6 people in residential treatment centers for adults in 2010
4 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
14 people in nursing homes in 2000

Danforth compared to Maine state average:

  • Median household income below 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.
  • Foreign-born population 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.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Banks with branches in Danforth (2011 data):

  • Machias Savings Bank: Danforth Branch at 38 Depot Street, branch established on 2000/04/11. Info updated 2008/08/20: Bank assets: $933.5 mil, Deposits: $794.5 mil, headquarters in Machias, ME, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 13 total offices, Holding Company: Machias Bancorp, Mhc

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (79%)
  • Wood (15%)
  • Electricity (6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (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 Danforth town (based on Washington County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 25.86%
Here: 25.9%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchUnited Church of ChristAmerican Baptist Churches in the USACommunity Church of Christ
Adherents47.3%14.8%6.6%5.1%5.0%
Congregations16.0%20.0%12.0%5.3%5.3%
NameEpiscopal ChurchNational Association of Congregational Christian Churches The Wesleyan ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Other
Adherents5.0%3.2%2.6%1.7%8.7%
Congregations4.0%9.3%2.7%1.3%24.0%
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: 16
Washington County:

4.89 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Washington County:

1.22 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 32
Washington County:

9.78 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 37
Here:

11.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.4%
Maine:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Washington County:

28.3%
Maine:

25.0%

4.44% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($46,571 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.44%
Maine average:

5.50%

0.14% of residents moved from foreign countries ($798 average AGI)
Washington County:

0.14%
Maine average:

0.04%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Penobscot County, ME  0.56% ($25,985 average AGI)
from Hancock County, ME  0.38% ($33,364)
from Cumberland County, ME  0.29% ($38,176)


4.37% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,225 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.37%
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 Penobscot County, ME  0.73% ($31,140 average AGI)
to Hancock County, ME  0.51% ($21,300)
to Cumberland County, ME  0.29% ($-20,029)

Strongest AM radio stations in Danforth:

  • WREM (710 AM; daytime; 5 kW; MONTICELLO, ME; Owner: ALLAN H WEINER)
  • WZON (620 AM; 5 kW; BANGOR, ME; Owner: THE ZONE CORPORATION)
  • WFST (600 AM; 5 kW; CARIBOU, ME; Owner: NORTHERN BROADCAST MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WABI (910 AM; 5 kW; BANGOR, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WEGP (1390 AM; 5 kW; PRESQUE ISLE, ME; Owner: DECELLES/SMITH MEDIA, INC.)
  • WSKW (1160 AM; 10 kW; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN WIRELESS, INCORPORATED)
  • 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.)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCHP (760 AM; 35 kW; CHAMPLAIN, NY; Owner: CHAMPLAIN RADIO, INC.)
  • WTME (780 AM; 10 kW; RUMFORD, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Danforth:

  • WHCF (88.5 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: BANGOR BAPTIST CHURCH)
  • WVOM (103.9 FM; HOWLAND, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Danforth:

  • W17BJ (Channel 17; DANFORTH, ME; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

Danforth fatal accident list:

Jun 15, 1996 11:12 PM, 169, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Nov 25, 1992 09:30 AM, 1, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Apr 7, 1988 11:30 PM, 68496851, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Sep 20, 1980 04:00 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Jun 20, 1975 01:00 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Nov 29, 1975 06:00 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 2 meters (7ft)
Total costs: $120,000
Total average daily traffic: 1,464
Total average daily truck traffic: 117
Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic: 2,196

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • Weston Cell Site Atop Peekaboo Mountain, 5 Miles N Of (Lat: 45.747000 Lon: -67.880556), Structure height: 56.4 m, Call Sign: KNKN721
    Assigned Frequencies: 869.040 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 845.010 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/22/2011, Expiration Date: 10/01/2021
    Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite 1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

1
  • ANDREW S DOAK, Met Tower Perm 2 - Turbine 38 (Lat: 45.571556 Lon: -67.966889), Type: 79.8, Overall height: 79.8 m
    Registrant: 2078487590, Joec@atlanticradio.Com, 40 FREEDOM PARKWAY, HERMON, ME 0440

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • WESTON, Atop Peekaboo Mountain, 5 Mi North Of Danforth (Lat: 45.747000 Lon: -67.880556), Type: Tower, Structure height: 48.8 m, Overall height: 56.4 m, Call Sign: WPZS842
    Assigned Frequencies: 6585.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/05/2004, Expiration Date: 03/05/2014, Certifier: John E Rooney
    Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite 1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:
  • DANFORTH, Lat: 45.655750 Lon: -67.870917, Call Sign: WQKG241
    Assigned Frequencies: 952.431 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/06/2009, Expiration Date: 05/06/2019, Certifier: Gregory N Mailman
    Registrant: Sensus, 450 N Gallatin Avenue, Uniontown, PA 15401, Phone: (800) 638-3748, Fax: (800) 888-2403, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: W1MDZ, Licensee ID: L00584424
    Grant Date: 10/21/2002, Expiration Date: 01/05/2013, Certifier: Stanley E Whiteman
    Registrant: Stanley E Whiteman, Danforth, ME 04424-0099
  • Call Sign: KB1ESE, Licensee ID: L00186405
    Grant Date: 11/13/2009, Expiration Date: 12/21/2019, Certifier: Sherrill D Colford
    Registrant: Sherrill D Colford, 186 Houlton Road, Danforth, ME 04424

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 3
  • Hazardous Condition: 1
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