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Ancestries: Irish (19.3%), English (17.8%), French (15.0%), French Canadian (7.8%), German (7.6%), Italian (6.4%).
Current Local Time: EST time zone
Incorporated on 06/21/1803
Elevation: 417 feet
Land area: 0.84 square miles.
Population density: 1,281 people per square mile (low).
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For population 25 years and over in Dixfield:
High school or higher: 89.6%
Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.4%
Graduate or professional degree: 3.8%
Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.9 minutes
For population 15 years and over in Dixfield CDP:
Never married: 29.1%
Now married: 45.2%
18 residents are foreign born
According to our research of Maine and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Dixfield, Maine as of November 30, 2015. The ratio of number of residents in Dixfield to the number of sex offenders is 840 to 1. The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,114 (1.9%) Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,667 (2.0%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Portland, ME (61.0 miles , pop. 64,249).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (156.5 miles , pop. 589,141).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (308.8 miles , pop. 1,332,650).
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Dixfield-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 161.1 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 196.9 miles away from Dixfield 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 91.6 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 114.7 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 2.4 miles away from Dixfield 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)
The number of natural disasters in Oxford County (28) is a lot greater than the US average (12). Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 21 Emergencies Declared: 7
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 18, Storms: 15, Snows: 7, Hurricanes: 3, Heavy Rains: 2, Blizzard: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hospitals and medical centers in Dixfield:
DIXFIELD HEALTH CARE CENTER (100 WELD STREET)
Other hospitals and medical centers near Dixfield:
Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 30.4. This is significantly better than average.
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2004 was 3.52. This is significantly worse than average.Closest monitor was 0.7 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2004 was 11.5. This is significantly better than average.Closest monitor was 3.9 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.15. This is about average.Closest monitor was 4.7 miles away from the city center.
Drinking water stations with addresses in Dixfield and their reported violations in the past:
RSU 10 HARTFORD-SUMNER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Population served: 385, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
Water Quality Parameter M/R - Between JUL-2006 and DEC-2006, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-05-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-05-2007), St Public Notif received (MAR-16-2007), St Compliance achieved (JUN-30-2007)
Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JUL-11-2005, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-11-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-11-2005), St Public Notif received (AUG-30-2005), St Compliance achieved (SEP-06-2005)
One routine major monitoring violation
RSU 10 DIRIGO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Population served: 181, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
One routine major monitoring violation
Drinking water stations with addresses in Dixfield that have no violations reported:
DIXFIELD WATER & SEWER DEPT (Population served: 1,415,Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 21.1%
(20.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
Gay men: 0.2% of all households
2 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000
Dixfield compared to Maine state average:
Median house value below state average.
Unemployed percentage 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 below state average.
Banks with branches in Dixfield (2011 data):
Bangor Savings Bank: Dixfield Branch at 28 Main Street, branch established on 1968/08/05. Info updated 2008/12/02: Bank assets: $2,556.3 mil, Deposits: $1,940.3 mil, headquarters in Bangor, ME, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 58 total offices, Holding Company: Bangor Bancorp, Mhc
Religion statistics for Dixfield CDP (based on Oxford County data)
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
2.47 / 10,000 pop.
2.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
0.35 / 10,000 pop.
0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 13
2.29 / 10,000 pop.
2.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 45
7.94 / 10,000 pop.
5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 53
9.35 / 10,000 pop.
11.02 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
5.32% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,840 average adjusted gross income)
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:
Morrison Road Off Rte 2 (Lat: 44.583194 Lon: -70.362083), Type: Tower, Structure height: 57 m, Overall height: 60 m, Call Sign: KNKN699 Assigned Frequencies: 880.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz Grant Date: 09/28/2010, Expiration Date: 10/01/2020, Certifier: Richard Ekstrand Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:
William J Plante, Rt, State Of Maine, Dept Of Transportatin Building (Lat: 44.516722 Lon: -70.413111), Type: 33.0, Overall height: 30 m Registrant: 2072873426, Dotradio@mint.Net
William Plante, Rt, State Of Maine, Dept Of Transportatin Building (Lat: 44.516722 Lon: -70.413111), Type: 33.0, Overall height: 30 m Registrant: 2072873426, Dotradio@mint.Net
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:
Dixfield Fire Sta 200 Se From Int Of Rt 2 & Rt 142 (Lat: 44.521444 Lon: -70.470611), Call Sign: KNDR610 Assigned Frequencies: 154.070 MHz, 154.310 MHz, 154.385 MHz Grant Date: 07/24/2012, Expiration Date: 08/17/2022 Registrant: Town Of Dixfield, 38 Main St, Dixfield, ME 04224-0808, Phone: (207) 562-7629, Fax: (207) 562-4311, Email:
West Side Of Rt 17 At Jct Rt 17 & 142 (Lat: 44.516722 Lon: -70.413111), Call Sign: KCC583, Licensee ID: L00015362 Assigned Frequencies: 47.2200 MHz, 47.3400 MHz Grant Date: 06/08/2004, Expiration Date: 08/21/2014 Registrant: State Of Dba Dept Of Transportation Maine, State House Station 16, Augusta, ME 04333
Dot Div 7 Ofc Us Route 2 (Lat: 44.516722 Lon: -70.413111), Call Sign: KRQ82 Assigned Frequencies: 456.175 MHz Grant Date: 06/15/2005, Expiration Date: 08/28/2015 Registrant: State Of Maine, Department Of Transportation, 16 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333, Phone: (207) 624-3568, Email:
D O T Div 7 Ofc Bldg Us Rt 2 (Lat: 44.516722 Lon: -70.413111), Call Sign: WNMF608 Assigned Frequencies: 457.400 MHz Grant Date: 05/06/2003, Expiration Date: 07/26/2013 Registrant: State Of Maine, State House Station 16, Augusta, ME 04333-0016, Phone: (207) 624-3568, Email:
DIXFIELD, Rt 17 And Rt 142 (Lat: 44.516722 Lon: -70.413111), Type: Tower, Structure height: 33 m, Call Sign: WQAJ620 Assigned Frequencies: 45.4000 MHz Grant Date: 06/16/2004, Expiration Date: 06/16/2014, Certifier: William Plante Registrant: State Of Maine, Department Of Transportation, State House Station 16, Augusta, ME 04333, Phone: (207) 624-3568, Email:
Aircraft: BALLOON WORKS FIREFLY 7-15 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: None N-Number: 25935 , Serial Number: F7-791 Registrant (Individual): Reported Sale, 241 Weld St, Dixfield, ME 04224
Aircraft: CAMERON BALLOONS LTD COLT 105A (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: None N-Number: 3284Z , Serial Number: 1145, Year manufactured: 1987, Airworthiness Date: 05/18/2007 Registrant (Individual): Derald Young, 241 Weld St, Dixfield, ME 04224
Aircraft: RAVEN INDUSTRIES INC S-60A (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: None N-Number: 447WB , Serial Number: S60A-358, Year manufactured: 1985, Airworthiness Date: 05/29/2008 Registrant (Individual): Derald Young, 241 Weld St, Dixfield, ME 04224
Aircraft: PIPER PA-18 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 97 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-235 SERIES (115 HP) (Reciprocating) N-Number: 7574K , Serial Number: 18-291, Year manufactured: 1950, Airworthiness Date: 11/28/1969 Registrant (Individual): David E Phair, 39 Blayne St, Dixfield, ME 04224
Aircraft: COLT BALLOONS LTD 160A (Category: Land, Seats: 9, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: None N-Number: 976TC , Serial Number: 1482US Registrant (Individual): Derald E Young, 241 Weld St, Dixfield, ME 04224
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents: