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 2015: $58,921 (it was $46,429 in 2000)
Dyer Brook:

$58,921
ME:

$51,494

Estimated per capita income in 2015: $28,721 (it was $18,658 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $138,279 (it was $77,500 in 2000)
Dyer Brook:

$138,279
ME:

$180,300

Mean prices in 2015: All housing units: $116,614; Detached houses: $123,203; Townhouses or other attached units: $211,922; In 2-unit structures: $83,442; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $28,261; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $183,556; Mobile homes: $54,820; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $55,511
  • Races in Dyer Brook, ME (2010)

    Dyer Brook races chart
    • 20998.1%White alone
    • 31.4%American Indian alone
    • 10.5%Black alone
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Dyer Brook: 89.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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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

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

For population 15 years and over in Dyer Brook town:

  • Never married: 12.4%
  • Now married: 74.1%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 6.5%
  • Divorced: 7.1%

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

Dyer Brook town:  0.7% ($564)
Maine:  1.5% ($1,417)
Dyer Brook satellite photo by USGS

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 ).

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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 46.08 N, Longitude: 68.21 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 207

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.9%
Maine:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (19%)
  • Truck transportation (17%)
  • Wood products (13%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Other transportation, and support activities, and couriers (8%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Educational services (49%)
  • Health care (18%)
  • Social assistance (12%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (6%)
  • Apparel (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Personal and laundry services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (21%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (12%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (12%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (8%)
  • Art and design workers (6%)
  • Top executives (4%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (14%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (12%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (12%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (12%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8%)
  • Bus drivers (8%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (6%)

Average climate in Dyer Brook, Maine

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 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 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 Dyer Brook 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 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 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

Birthplace of: Harold Drew - College football coach.

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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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

Aroostook 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 2000 was 23.7. This is significantly better than average.

City:

23.7
U.S.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2000 was 22.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

22.0
U.S.:

20.0
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%

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

Dyer Brook travel time to work - commute Dyer Brook mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2016

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2016 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Dyer Brook town (based on Aroostook County data)

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
Aroostook County:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

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

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 56
Aroostook County:

7.78 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 66
Here:

9.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.7%
Maine:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Aroostook County:

27.6%
Maine:

25.0%

3.21% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,766 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.21%
Maine average:

5.50%

0.08% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,181 average AGI)
Aroostook County:

0.08%
Maine average:

0.04%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Penobscot County, ME  0.46% ($28,764 average AGI)
from Cumberland County, ME  0.20% ($23,132)
from Hartford County, CT  0.09% ($34,920)


3.74% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,623 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.74%
Maine average:

5.62%

0.11% of residents moved to foreign countries ($830 average AGI)
Aroostook County:

0.11%
Maine average:

0.05%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Penobscot County, ME  0.67% ($29,433 average AGI)
to Cumberland County, ME  0.37% ($47,612)
to Kennebec County, ME  0.14% ($29,722)

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: 46.03833, Lon: -68.22870, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Jun 9, 2006 09:14 PM, I-95nb, Lat: 46.13520, Lon: -68.08289, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 7Number of bridges
  • 31m102ftTotal length
  • 7,936Total average daily traffic
  • 804Total average daily truck traffic

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Lat: 46.081389 Lon: -68.182778, Call Sign: WQFG213
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.595 MHzGrant Date: 07/06/2006, Expiration Date: 07/06/2016, Certifier: Herb HardyRegistrant: Aroostook Technologies, Inc., 4 Airport Dr., Presque Isle, ME 04769, Phone: (207) 762-9321, Fax: (207) 764-1463

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

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)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (57%)
  • Wood (43%)

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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