East Machias, Maine

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Population in 2010: 1,368. Population change since 2000: +5.4%
 
Males: 667  (48.8%)
Females: 701  (51.2%)
Median resident age:  44.6 years
Maine median age:  43.0 years

Zip codes: 04630.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $38,355 (it was $28,073 in 2000)
East Machias:

$38,355
ME:

$46,709
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,474 (it was $13,254 in 2000)

East Machias town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $114,091 (it was $74,300 in 2000)
East Machias:

$114,091
ME:

$172,300
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $138,713; Detached houses: $151,191; In 2-unit structures: $158,585; Mobile homes: $62,196
East Machias races chart
  • White alone - 1,304 (95.3%)
  • Asian alone - 23 (1.7%)
  • Two or more races - 13 (1.0%)
  • Hispanic - 13 (1.0%)
  • Black alone - 11 (0.8%)
  • American Indian alone - 4 (0.3%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in East Machias: 177.9 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (41.2%), United States (15.3%), Irish (13.1%), French (9.9%), Scottish (5.9%), German (3.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 01/26/1826

Elevation: 43 feet

Land area: 35.2 square miles.

Population density: 39 people per square mile   (very low).

East Machias,ME real estate house value index trend

East Machias, Maine map

For population 25 years and over in East Machias:

  • High school or higher: 82.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.9%
  • Unemployed: 6.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in East Machias town:

  • Never married: 19.9%
  • Now married: 58.7%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 8.6%
  • Divorced: 11.2%

24 residents are foreign born

This town:  1.8%
Maine:  3.3%



According to our research of Maine and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in East Machias, Maine as of March 31, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in East Machias to the number of sex offenders is 631 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 in 2000:

East Machias town:  1.0% ($749)
Maine:  1.5% ($1,417)
East Machias satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Portland, ME (161.3 miles , pop. 64,249).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (250.5 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (425.6 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Machias, ME (2.1 miles ), Marshfield, ME (2.3 miles ), Whiting, ME (2.6 miles ), Whitneyville, ME (2.6 miles ), Machiasport, ME (2.7 miles ), Cutler, ME (3.2 miles ), Roque Bluffs, ME (3.2 miles ), Northfield, ME (3.4 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 8 buildings, average cost: $91,700
  • 1998: 4 buildings, average cost: $101,700
  • 1999: 10 buildings, average cost: $109,200
  • 2000: 2 buildings, average cost: $113,600
  • 2001: 8 buildings, average cost: $120,500
  • 2002: 6 buildings, average cost: $132,300
  • 2003: 5 buildings, average cost: $132,800
  • 2004: 7 buildings, average cost: $138,800
  • 2005: 12 buildings, average cost: $150,200
  • 2006: 6 buildings, average cost: $171,000
  • 2007: 5 buildings, average cost: $181,200
  • 2008: 10 buildings, average cost: $182,400
  • 2009: 5 buildings, average cost: $178,900
  • 2010: 4 buildings, average cost: $165,900
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $172,800
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $172,800

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 44.76 N, Longitude: 67.40 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 207

East Machias household income distribution East Machias home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

8.1%
Maine:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (17%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (14%)
  • Public administration (13%)
  • Repair and maintenance (7%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Health care (3%)
  • Health care (22%)
  • Educational services (21%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
  • Food (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Carpenters (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (6%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7%)
  • Cashiers (7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)

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

Average climate in East Machias, Maine

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

East Machias-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 46.8 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 311.6 miles away from East Machias center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 226.1 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 347.8 miles away from the city center
On 9/25/2005 at 03:08:57, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, 3.4 LG, Depth: 4.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 20.0 miles away from East Machias center
On 9/16/1994 at 07:01:54, a magnitude 3.6 (3.5 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 54.0 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 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).
East Machias topographic map

Birthplace of: Alfred E. Stone - Architect.

Hospitals and medical centers near East Machias:

  • SUNRISE COUNTY HOMECARE SVCS. (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; MACHIAS, ME)
  • MARSHALL HEALTH CARE AND REHAB (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; MACHIAS, ME)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to East Machias:

  • University of Maine (about 64 miles; Orono, ME; Full-time enrollment: 8,931)
  • Husson University (about 69 miles; Bangor, ME; FT enrollment: 2,421)
  • University of Maine at Augusta (about 122 miles; Augusta, ME; FT enrollment: 3,204)
  • University of Maine at Farmington (about 136 miles; Farmington, ME; FT enrollment: 2,036)
  • Southern Maine Community College (about 161 miles; South Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 4,666)
  • University of Southern Maine (about 162 miles; Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 6,647)
  • Saint Joseph's College of Maine (about 166 miles; Standish, ME; FT enrollment: 2,010)

Private high school in East Machias:

  • WASHINGTON ACADEMY (Students: 380; Location: 66 CUTLER RD; Grades: 9 - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in East Machias:

See full list of schools located in East Machias

Library in East Machias:

  • STURDIVANT PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $3,800; Location: 514 MAIN STREET; 4,000 books; 15 audio materials; 25 video materials; 52 other licensed databases; 1 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in East Machias: Machiasport Station (A), Florence Sturdivant Public Library (B), East Machias Volunteer Fire Department (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Hadley Lake (A), Lily Lake (B), East Machias River Reservoir (C), Berry Heath (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Gooch Brook (A), Meadow Brook (B), Chase Mills Stream (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in East Machias: East Machias Historic District (1). Display/hide its 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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 49.7. This is significantly better than average.

City:

49.7
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 28.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.5
U.S.:

32.0

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

WASHINGTON ACADEMY #2 (Population served: 351, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2011 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-25-2013), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-25-2013), St Public Notif received (DEC-13-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2011 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-25-2013), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-25-2013), St Public Notif received (DEC-13-2013)
WASHINGTON ACADEMY #1 (Population served: 351, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-29-2012), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-29-2012), St Public Notif received (NOV-27-2012), St Compliance achieved (MAY-29-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-01-2012), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-01-2012), St Public Notif received (JUN-18-2012), St Compliance achieved (MAY-29-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-18-2010), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-18-2010), St Public Notif received (MAR-03-2010), St Compliance achieved (MAY-29-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-24-2008), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-24-2008), St Compliance achieved (SEP-08-2011), St Intentional no-action (SEP-09-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-30-2008), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-30-2008), St Public Notif received (JUL-08-2008), St Compliance achieved (SEP-08-2011), St Intentional no-action (SEP-09-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-24-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-24-2005), St Public Notif received (2 times from NOV-10-2005 to NOV-10-2005), St Compliance achieved (MAY-29-2013)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
MACHIAS TRAILER PARK (Population served: 65, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2007, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (DEC-28-2006), St Public Notif requested (FEB-20-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-20-2007), St Compliance achieved (MAY-07-2008)
EAST MACHIAS CAMP MEETING- UPPER CAMP (Population served: 26, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 regular monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in East Machias that have no violations reported:

  • ARCHIBALDS ONE-STOP (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This town:  2.3 people
Maine:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  64.8%
Whole state:  62.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  10.1%
Whole state:  9.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

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

17.1%
Whole state:

10.9%

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

5.1%
Whole state:

4.1%
24 people in college/university student housing in 2010

East Machias compared to Maine state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage 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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (87%)
  • Wood (11%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Electricity (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for East Machias 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 East Machias:

  • WZON (620 AM; 5 kW; BANGOR, ME; Owner: THE ZONE CORPORATION)
  • WABI (910 AM; 5 kW; BANGOR, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WDEA (1370 AM; 5 kW; ELLSWORTH, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSKW (1160 AM; 10 kW; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN WIRELESS, INCORPORATED)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WREM (710 AM; daytime; 5 kW; MONTICELLO, ME; Owner: ALLAN H WEINER)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in East Machias:

  • WALZ-FM (95.3 FM; MACHIAS, ME; Owner: WILLIAM MCVICAR & ROGER HOLST, GEN. PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMED (89.7 FM; CALAIS, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCRQ (102.9 FM; DENNYSVILLE, ME; Owner: WQDY, INC.)
  • WHCF (88.5 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: BANGOR BAPTIST CHURCH)
  • WNSX (97.7 FM; WINTER HARBOR, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around East Machias:

  • WMED-TV (Channel 13; CALAIS, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)

East Machias fatal accident list:

May 27, 1997 06:33 PM, 1, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 2
Feb 10, 1996 06:10 PM, 191, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 2
Sep 24, 1990 12:15 AM, 1, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 6
Total length: 38 meters (125ft)
Total costs: $1,936,000
Total average daily traffic: 7,772
Total average daily truck traffic: 581
Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic: 11,382

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Off Rt 1 300 Ft At Bridge To Cutler (Lat: 44.732583 Lon: -67.391389), Call Sign: WGR278, Licensee ID: L00034808
    Assigned Frequencies: 457.700 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/25/1996, Expiration Date: 09/29/2001, Cancellation Date: 01/17/2001
    Registrant: Bangor Hydro Electric Co, 33 State St, Bangor, ME 04401, Phone: (207) 945-5621

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

20 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in East Machias)
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