Dyer Brook, Maine

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Population in 2010: 213.
Population change since 2000: +7.0%
 
Males: 101  (47.4%)
Females: 112  (52.6%)
Median resident age:

48.1 years
Maine median age:

43.0 years

Zip code: 04780

Estimated median household income in 2017: $69,256 (it was $46,429 in 2000)
Dyer Brook:

$69,256
ME:

$56,277

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $31,785 (it was $18,658 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $134,033 (it was $77,500 in 2000)
Dyer Brook:

$134,033
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 Dyer Brook: 86.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
  • Races in Dyer Brook, ME (2010)
    • 20998.1%White alone
    • 31.4%American Indian alone
    • 10.5%Black alone
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Ancestries: English (40.7%), Irish (29.6%), French (12.1%), Scotch-Irish (11.1%), United States (7.5%), Scottish (7.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 03/21/1891

Elevation: 642 feet

Land area: 38.5 square miles.

Population density: 5.5 people per square mile   (very low).

Dyer Brook, Maine map
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Dyer Brook town:

0.7% ($564)
Maine:

1.5% ($1,417)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Portland, ME (195.2 miles , pop. 64,249).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (296.5 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (460.0 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities:

Oakfield, ME (2.1 miles ),
Island Falls, ME (2.4 miles ),
Merrill, ME (2.4 miles ),
Smyrna, ME (2.6 miles ),
Hersey, ME (2.9 miles),
Crystal, ME (3.1 miles ),
New Limerick, ME (3.4 miles ),
Ludlow, ME (3.5 miles )

Latitude: 46.08 N, Longitude: 68.21 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 207

Distribution of median household income in Dyer Brook, ME in 2017
Dyer Brook satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 2 buildings, average cost: $60,900
  • 1998: 3 buildings, average cost: $86,000
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $56,000
  • 2002: 2 buildings, average cost: $64,500
  • 2003: 2 buildings, average cost: $42,500
  • 2004: 2 buildings, average cost: $95,000
  • 2005: 3 buildings, average cost: $83,700
  • 2006: 2 buildings, average cost: $32,600
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $105,600
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $165,900
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2016: 1 building, cost: $55,000
  • 2017: 2 buildings, average cost: $105,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Dyer Brook, ME residents
Average permit cost in Dyer Brook, ME
Most common industries in Dyer Brook, ME (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (30.1%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (9.7%)
  • Truck transportation (8.7%)
  • Health care (8.7%)
  • Wood products (6.8%)
  • Construction (5.8%)
  • Public administration (5.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (19.2%)
  • Truck transportation (17.3%)
  • Wood products (13.5%)
  • Construction (11.5%)
  • Educational services (11.5%)
  • Public administration (7.7%)
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (7.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (49.0%)
  • Health care (17.6%)
  • Social assistance (11.8%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.9%)
  • Apparel (3.9%)
  • Public administration (3.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.9%)
Most common occupations in Dyer Brook, ME (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (12.6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.8%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5.8%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (5.8%)
  • Bus drivers (3.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (21.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (11.5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (11.5%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (7.7%)
  • Art and design workers (5.8%)
  • Top executives (3.8%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (3.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (13.7%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (11.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (11.8%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (11.8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7.8%)
  • Bus drivers (7.8%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (5.9%)

Average climate in Dyer Brook, Maine

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Dyer Brook, Maine average temperatures Dyer Brook, Maine average precipitation Dyer Brook, Maine humidity Dyer Brook, Maine wind speed Dyer Brook, Maine snowfall Dyer Brook, Maine sunshine Dyer Brook, Maine clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2016 was 40.0. This is significantly better than average.

City:

40.0
U.S.:

74.2
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2016 was 5.17. This is significantly better than average. There were 0 monitors within city limits.

City:

5.17
U.S.:

8.46

Earthquake activity:

Dyer Brook-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 289.7 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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 120.1 miles away from Dyer Brook 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 62.5 miles away from Dyer Brook center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 333.8 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 243.9 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 53.6 miles away from Dyer Brook 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).
Dyer Brook topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Dyer Brook:

  • MOUNTAIN HEIGHTS HEALTH CARE (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; PATTEN, ME)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Dyer Brook:

  • University of Maine (about 85 miles; Orono, ME; Full-time enrollment: 8,931)
  • Husson University (about 92 miles; Bangor, ME; FT enrollment: 2,421)
  • University of Maine at Farmington (about 136 miles; Farmington, ME; FT enrollment: 2,036)
  • University of Maine at Augusta (about 144 miles; Augusta, ME; FT enrollment: 3,204)
  • Saint Joseph's College of Maine (about 192 miles; Standish, ME; FT enrollment: 2,010)
  • Southern Maine Community College (about 196 miles; South Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 4,666)
  • University of Southern Maine (about 196 miles; Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 6,647)

Public high school in Dyer Brook:

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Points of interest:

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Church in Dyer Brook: Dyer Brook Community Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Bear Brook (A), Battle Brook (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Birthplace of: Harold Drew - College football coach.

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

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

SOUTHERN AROOSTOOK COMM SCHOOL (Population served: 500, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JUL-01-1995, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-05-1996), St Public Notif received (MAR-24-2005), St Compliance achieved (MAR-12-2008)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
RSU 50 KATAHDIN ELEMENTARY (Population served: 210, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Dyer Brook that have no violations reported:

  • RSU 50 KATAHDIN HIGH SCHOOL (Population served: 239, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This town:

2.3 people
Maine:

2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

77.2%
Whole state:

62.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

3.3%
Whole state:

9.4%


No gay or lesbian households reported

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

5.5%
Whole state:

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

0.5%
Whole state:

4.1%

For population 15 years and over in Dyer Brook:

Marital status in Dyer Brook, ME
  • Never married: 12.4%
  • Now married: 74.1%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 6.5%
  • Divorced: 7.1%

For population 25 years and over in Dyer Brook:

  • High school or higher: 84.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.9%
  • Unemployed: 1.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.3
Maine average:

11.2

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Dyer Brook, 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
This county:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

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

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

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
Here:

9.17 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

11.02 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Aroostook County:

11.7%
Maine:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.6%
Maine:

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 Dyer Brook:

  • 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)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WCHP (760 AM; 35 kW; CHAMPLAIN, NY; Owner: CHAMPLAIN RADIO, INC.)
  • WSKW (1160 AM; 10 kW; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN WIRELESS, INCORPORATED)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WABI (910 AM; 5 kW; BANGOR, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSYY (1240 AM; 1 kW; MILLINOCKET, ME; Owner: KATAHDIN BROADCASTING, 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 Dyer Brook:

  • WHOU-FM (100.1 FM; HOULTON, ME; Owner: COUNTY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WQHR (96.1 FM; PRESQUE ISLE, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WOZI (101.9 FM; PRESQUE ISLE, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMEM (106.1 FM; PRESQUE ISLE, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBPW (96.9 FM; PRESQUE ISLE, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Dyer Brook fatal accident list:

Dec 15, 2009 09:00 AM, Sr-2, Lat: 46.038328, Lon: -68.228703, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Jun 9, 2006 09:14 PM, I-95nb, Lat: 46.135200, Lon: -68.082890, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 5Number of bridges
  • 69ft / 20.9mTotal length
  • 6,630Total average daily traffic
  • 331Total average daily truck traffic
  • 9,618Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Lat: 46.081389 Lon: -68.182778, Call Sign: WQFG213,
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.595 MHz, Grant Date: 06/21/2016, Expiration Date: 07/06/2026, Certifier: Herb Hardy, Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 30251 Golden Lantern, Suite E# 501, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677, Phone: (949) 348-8510, Fax: (949) 348-8514, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: WA1PLZ, Licensee ID: L00651960, Grant Date: 10/24/2014, Expiration Date: 01/10/2025, Certifier: Anthony Gillotti, Registrant: Anthony Gillotti, 1244 Dyer Brook Road, Dyer Brook, ME 04747
  • Call Sign: WA1ZDL, Licensee ID: L00928114, Grant Date: 10/30/2014, Expiration Date: 01/10/2025, Certifier: Timothy P Gillotti, Registrant: Timothy P Gillotti, 1244 Dyer Brook Road, Dyer Brook, ME 04747-5031

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Dyer Brook, ME
  • 59.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 40.8%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Dyer Brook, ME
  • 62.5%Wood
  • 37.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Dyer Brook compared to Maine state average:

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