Freedom, Maine

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Population in 2010: 719. Population change since 2000: +11.5%
 
Males: 353  (49.1%)
Females: 366  (50.9%)
Median resident age:  44.7 years
Maine median age:  43.0 years

Zip codes: 04941.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $39,879 (it was $33,125 in 2000)
Freedom:

$39,879
ME:

$46,709
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,108 (it was $15,492 in 2000)

Freedom town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $127,221 (it was $71,100 in 2000)
Freedom:

$127,221
ME:

$172,300
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $153,352; Detached houses: $164,609; In 2-unit structures: $314,014; Mobile homes: $63,990
Freedom races chart
  • White alone - 696 (96.8%)
  • Hispanic - 9 (1.3%)
  • Two or more races - 7 (1.0%)
  • Black alone - 2 (0.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (0.3%)
  • Asian alone - 2 (0.3%)
  • Other race alone - 1 (0.1%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Freedom: 164.5 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (21.9%), United States (16.6%), Irish (12.2%), French (12.1%), German (9.5%), Italian (4.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 06/11/1813

Elevation: 409 feet

Land area: 21.5 square miles.

Population density: 33 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Freedom,ME real estate house value index trend

Freedom, Maine map

For population 25 years and over in Freedom:

  • High school or higher: 87.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.9%
  • Unemployed: 7.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 37.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Freedom town:

  • Never married: 22.3%
  • Now married: 61.8%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 5.0%
  • Divorced: 10.9%

9 residents are foreign born

This town:  1.4%
Maine:  3.3%



According to our research of Maine and other state lists there were 6 registered sex offenders living in Freedom, Maine as of January 29, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Freedom to the number of sex offenders is 105 to 1.


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

Freedom town:  0.9% ($648)
Maine:  1.5% ($1,417)
Freedom satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Portland, ME (74.6 miles , pop. 64,249).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (175.0 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (342.7 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Montville, ME (2.3 miles ), Knox, ME (2.3 miles ), Albion, ME (2.4 miles ), Thorndike, ME (2.5 miles ), Unity, ME (2.9 miles ), Morrill, ME (3.0 miles ), Liberty, ME (3.0 miles ), Brooks, ME (3.2 miles ).

Latitude: 44.50 N, Longitude: 69.32 W

Area code: 207

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

4.7%
Maine:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (19%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Paper (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Truck transportation (4%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Finance and insurance (11%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Health care (8%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (7%)
  • Social assistance (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Carpenters (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Secondary school teachers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Top executives (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (10%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (8%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (4%)
  • Child care workers (4%)

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

Average climate in Freedom, Maine

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Freedom-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 217.0 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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 132.9 miles away from Freedom center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 251.8 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 59.0 miles away from the city center
On 2/26/1999 at 03:38:43, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 2.0 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 10.0 miles away from Freedom center
On 1/17/2000 at 08:16:20, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, 3.4 LG, Depth: 10.1 mi) earthquake occurred 55.5 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 Waldo County (17) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Storms: 10, Snows: 3, Heavy Rains: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Landslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Freedom topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Freedom:

  • HEALTHREACH HOMECARE AND HOSPICE (Home Health Center, about 16 miles away; WATERVILLE, ME)
  • HEALTHREACH HOSPICE (Hospital, about 16 miles away; WATERVILLE, ME)
  • WILLOWS NURSING CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; WATERVILLE, ME)
  • MOUNT ST JOSEPH NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; WATERVILLE, ME)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Freedom:

  • University of Maine at Augusta (about 27 miles; Augusta, ME; Full-time enrollment: 3,204)
  • Husson University (about 35 miles; Bangor, ME; FT enrollment: 2,421)
  • University of Maine (about 42 miles; Orono, ME; FT enrollment: 8,931)
  • University of Maine at Farmington (about 43 miles; Farmington, ME; FT enrollment: 2,036)
  • Saint Joseph's College of Maine (about 75 miles; Standish, ME; FT enrollment: 2,010)
  • Southern Maine Community College (about 75 miles; South Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 4,666)
  • University of Southern Maine (about 75 miles; Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 6,647)

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Notable location: Freedom Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Danforth Cemetery (1), Pleasant Hill Cemetery (2), Smithton Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Sandy Pond (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Winslow Brook (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Waldo 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 2005 was 57.1. This is better than average.

City:

57.1
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2005 was 11.4. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 15.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.4
U.S.:

9.1

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

RIDGE TOP RESTAURANT (Population served: 225, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-02-2003), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-02-2003), St AO (w/penalty) issued (JUN-20-2003), St Public Notif received (JUN-25-2003), Referred for Higher St Level Review (MAY-13-2004), St Public Notif received (MAY-04-2005), St Compliance achieved (AUG-01-2005)
Past monitoring violations:
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between SEP-21-2003 and AUG-01-2005, Contaminant: Public Notice. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-01-2005)
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between JUN-06-2003 and AUG-01-2005, Contaminant: Public Notice. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-01-2005)
  • 16 routine major monitoring violations
  • 5 regular monitoring violations
HIDDEN VALLEY CAMP #1 (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-1999, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-17-1999), St Compliance achieved (APR-25-2002)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 6 routine major monitoring violations
HIDDEN VALLEY CAMP #2 (Population served: 60, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
HIDDEN VALLEY CAMP #4 (Population served: 60, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2004, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-16-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-16-2004)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2004, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-30-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-30-2004)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2000, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-05-2000), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-09-2001), St Compliance achieved (APR-25-2002)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-1999, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-17-1999), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-09-2001), St Compliance achieved (APR-25-2002)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-1997, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-10-1997), St Compliance achieved (AUG-18-1997)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JUL-2000, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-02-2000), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-09-2001), St Compliance achieved (APR-25-2002)
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
HIDDEN VALLEY CAMP #3 (Population served: 60, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2004, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-16-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-16-2004)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2004, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-30-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-30-2004)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2001, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-24-2001), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-24-2001), St Compliance achieved (APR-25-2002)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In SEP-2001, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-26-2001), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-26-2001), St Compliance achieved (APR-25-2002)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
Average household size:
This town:  2.5 people
Maine:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  65.8%
Whole state:  62.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  12.0%
Whole state:  9.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.7% of all households

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

15.4%
Whole state:

10.9%

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

4.5%
Whole state:

4.1%

Freedom compared to Maine state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly 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. (63%)
  • Wood (34%)
  • Electricity (2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (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 Freedom town (based on Waldo County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 13.34%
Here: 13.3%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAUnited Methodist ChurchUnited Church of ChristChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)
Adherents24.5%14.7%14.2%10.8%5.6%
Congregations5.3%13.2%15.8%21.1%2.6%
NameLDS (Mormon) ChurchEpiscopal ChurchConservative Baptist Association of AmericaNational Association of Congregational Christian ChurchesOther
Adherents4.7%4.7%4.6%4.5%11.7%
Congregations2.6%2.6%5.3%5.3%26.3%
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: 10
Waldo County:

2.60 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
Waldo County:

1.82 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 27
Waldo County:

7.02 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 34
Here:

8.84 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.2%
Maine:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Waldo County:

26.1%
Maine:

25.0%

6.98% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 200538,612 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.98%
Maine average:

6.39%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Penobscot County, ME  1.45% ($34,254 average AGI)
from Knox County, ME  0.91% ($36,763)
from Kennebec County, ME  0.66% ($28,642)


6.63% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 200633,230 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.63%
Maine average:

6.44%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Penobscot County, ME  1.30% ($34,091 average AGI)
to Knox County, ME  0.64% ($33,261)
to Kennebec County, ME  0.57% ($27,901)

Strongest AM radio stations in Freedom:

  • WSKW (1160 AM; 10 kW; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN WIRELESS, INCORPORATED)
  • WZON (620 AM; 5 kW; BANGOR, ME; Owner: THE ZONE CORPORATION)
  • WABI (910 AM; 5 kW; BANGOR, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WFAU (1280 AM; 5 kW; GARDINER, ME; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTME (780 AM; 10 kW; RUMFORD, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTVL (1490 AM; 1 kW; WATERVILLE, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WDEA (1370 AM; 5 kW; ELLSWORTH, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WMTW (870 AM; 10 kW; GORHAM, ME; Owner: RADIO PARTNERS OF MAINE, L.P.)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGAN (560 AM; 5 kW; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Freedom:

  • WWBX (97.1 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMEP (90.5 FM; CAMDEN, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WQSS (102.5 FM; CAMDEN, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBFB (104.7 FM; BELFAST, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WFZX (101.7 FM; SEARSPORT, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WWWA (95.3 FM; WINSLOW, ME; Owner: LIGHT OF LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WCTB (93.5 FM; FAIRFIELD, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN WIRELESS, INC.)
  • WTOS-FM (105.1 FM; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WHQO (107.9 FM; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN WIRELESS, INC.)
  • WMCM (103.3 FM; ROCKLAND, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKIT-FM (100.3 FM; BREWER, ME; Owner: THE ZONE CORPORATION)
  • WMME-FM (92.3 FM; AUGUSTA, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWMJ (95.7 FM; ELLSWORTH, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WEBB (98.5 FM; WATERVILLE, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WQCB (106.5 FM; BREWER, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WERU-FM (89.9 FM; BLUE HILL, ME; Owner: SALT POND COMMUNITY B/C COMPANY)
  • WBQX (106.9 FM; THOMASTON, ME; Owner: MARINER BROADCASTING LIMITED PARTNER)
  • WMEW (91.3 FM; WATERVILLE, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WMEH (90.9 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WGUY (102.1 FM; DEXTER, ME; Owner: CONCORD MEDIA GROUP, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Freedom:

  • WABI-TV (Channel 5; BANGOR, ME; Owner: COMMUNITY BROADCASTING SERVICE)
  • W36CK (Channel 36; BANGOR, ME; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WFYW-LP (Channel 69; FAIRFIELD/WATERVILLE, ME; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • DW23AB (Channel 23; WATERVILLE, ME; Owner: RUSSELL COMMUNICATIONS)

Freedom fatal accident list:

Apr 20, 1980 02:00 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 0 meters
Total average daily traffic: 300
Total average daily truck traffic: 15
Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic: 450

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Freedom)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: PLENGEY JONATHAN RV7A VANS (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: AMA/EXPR UNKNOWN ENG (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 72PZ , Serial Number: 70779, Year manufactured: 2004, Airworthiness Date: 06/17/2004
    Registrant (Individual): Jonathan D Plengey, 576 N Palermo Rd, Freedom, ME 04941

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 17
  • Hazardous Condition: 14
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Freedom

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Freedom, ME
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