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Population in 2010: 61. Population change since 2000: +60.5%
Males: 38  (62.3%)
Females: 23  (37.7%)

Median resident age:  27.2 years
Maine median age:  43.0 years

Zip code: 04635

Estimated median household income in 2012: $50,156 (it was $38,125 in 2000)
Frenchboro:

$50,156
ME:

$46,709
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $29,329

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $259,454 (it was $137,500 in 2000)
Frenchboro:

$259,454
ME:

$172,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $267,171; Detached houses: $267,171

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Frenchboro races chart
  • White alone - 53 (86.9%)
  • Two or more races - 6 (9.8%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (3.3%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Frenchboro: 221.9 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: English (23.7%), French (15.8%), French Canadian (15.8%), German (10.5%), Irish (5.3%), Scotch-Irish (5.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 03/23/1858

Elevation: 40 feet

Land area: 4.81 square miles.

Population density: 13 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).




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For population 25 years and over in Frenchboro:

  • High school or higher: 90.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Frenchboro town:

  • Never married: 9.5%
  • Now married: 81.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 9.5%

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

Frenchboro town:  0.5% ($750)
Maine:  1.5% ($1,417)
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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Portland, ME (100.8 miles , pop. 64,249).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (186.0 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: New York, NY (369.7 miles , pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: Swans Island, ME (2.2 miles ), Tremont, ME (3.0 miles ), Southwest Harbor, ME (3.3 miles ), Cranberry Isles, ME (3.3 miles) , Isle au Haut, ME (3.7 miles) , Mount Desert, ME (3.8 miles ), Brooklin, ME (3.8 miles ), Stonington, ME (4.0 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 2 buildings, average cost: $175,000
  • 1998: 2 buildings, average cost: $110,000
  • 1999: 2 buildings, average cost: $110,000
  • 2000: 5 buildings, average cost: $118,000
  • 2001: 0 buildings
  • 2002: 3 buildings, average cost: $130,700
  • 2003: 0 buildings
  • 2004: 0 buildings
  • 2005: 2 buildings, average cost: $60,000
  • 2006: 0 buildings
  • 2007: 0 buildings
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 0 buildings

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Latitude: 44.12 N, Longitude: 68.35 W

Area code: 207

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

3.8%
Maine:

6.6%

Unemployment by year (%)



Average climate in Frenchboro, Maine

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Earthquake activity:

Frenchboro-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Maine state average. It is 74% 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 18.3 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 62.9 miles away from Frenchboro center
On 9/22/2006 at 10:39:21, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 4.3 mi) earthquake occurred 17.5 miles away from the city 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 81.6 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) earthquake occurred 82.0 miles away from Frenchboro center
On 12/29/2006 at 21:21:10, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, 3.1 LG, Depth: 5.2 mi) earthquake occurred 18.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Hancock County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 7, Floods: 6, Snows: 3, Snows: 2, Floods: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Landslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Political contributions by individuals in Frenchboro, ME

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Frenchboro:

  • Husson University (about 54 miles; Bangor, ME; Full-time enrollment: 2,107)
  • University of Maine (about 56 miles; Orono, ME; FT enrollment: 9,235)
  • University of Maine at Farmington (about 98 miles; Farmington, ME; FT enrollment: 2,074)
  • Southern Maine Community College (about 100 miles; South Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 2,993)
  • University of Southern Maine (about 102 miles; Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 5,629)
  • University of New England (about 112 miles; Biddeford, ME; FT enrollment: 3,850)
  • University of New Hampshire-Main Campus (about 147 miles; Durham, NH; FT enrollment: 13,290)

Public elementary/middle school in Frenchboro:

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Library in Frenchboro:

  • FRENCHBORO PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $3,300; Location: SCHOOLHOUSE ROAD; 7,000 books; 25 audio materials; 100 video materials; 52 other licensed databases; 2 print serial subscriptions)

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

Lake: Salt Ponds (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Beaches: Little Beach (A), Big Beach (B), Middle Beach (C), Eastern Beach (D), Whale Beach (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 29.5. This is about average.
City:

29.5
U.S.:

32.0
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 34.8. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 8.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

34.8
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 4.13. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 18.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

4.13
U.S.:

9.59
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.146. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 16.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.146
U.S.:

0.334
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 0.308. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 17.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.308
U.S.:

2.433


Average household size:
This town:  2.9 people
Maine:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  76.2%
Whole state:  62.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  19.0%
Whole state:  9.4%

No gay or lesbian households reported

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

7.1%
Whole state:

10.9%

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

0.0%
Whole state:

4.1%

Frenchboro compared to Maine state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000



Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Frenchboro town (based on Hancock County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 27.86%
Here27.9%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Church of ChristAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAEpiscopal ChurchUnited Methodist Church
Adherents43.6%13.6%12.3%7.8%7.4%
Congregations10.3%19.6%17.5%8.2%17.5%
NameChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Evangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCommunity Church of ChristAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents2.2%1.9%1.8%1.6%7.8%
Congregations4.1%1.0%3.1%3.1%15.5%
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: 32
Hancock County:

6.01 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 9
Hancock County:

1.69 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 26
Hancock County:

4.89 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 115
Here:

21.61 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.4%
Maine:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Hancock County:

25.4%
Maine:

25.0%

5.90% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($45,152 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.90%
Maine average:

6.39%

0.20% of residents moved from foreign countries ($440 average AGI)
Hancock County:

0.20%
Maine average:

0.12%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Penobscot County, ME  1.20% ($39,561 average AGI)
from Washington County, ME  0.34% ($32,097)
from Cumberland County, ME  0.26% ($39,291)


5.62% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($32,919 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.62%
Maine average:

6.44%

0.09% of residents moved to foreign countries ($206 average AGI)
Hancock County:

0.09%
Maine average:

0.07%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Penobscot County, ME  1.21% ($28,576 average AGI)
to Cumberland County, ME  0.34% ($34,819)
to Waldo County, ME  0.22% ($31,891)

Strongest AM radio stations in Frenchboro:

  • WDEA (1370 AM; 5 kW; ELLSWORTH, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WZON (620 AM; 5 kW; BANGOR, ME; Owner: THE ZONE CORPORATION)
  • WABI (910 AM; 5 kW; BANGOR, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WSKW (1160 AM; 10 kW; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN WIRELESS, INCORPORATED)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTME (780 AM; 10 kW; RUMFORD, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WWZN (1510 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Frenchboro:

  • WERU-FM (89.9 FM; BLUE HILL, ME; Owner: SALT POND COMMUNITY B/C COMPANY)
  • WNSX (97.7 FM; WINTER HARBOR, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WFZX (101.7 FM; SEARSPORT, 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.)
  • WWMJ (95.7 FM; ELLSWORTH, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WBFB (104.7 FM; BELFAST, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMCM (103.3 FM; ROCKLAND, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WLKE (99.1 FM; BAR HARBOR, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBQI (107.7 FM; BAR HARBOR, ME; Owner: MARINER BROADCASTING, L.P.)


FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

2
  • Mt Desert Rock Light Station (Lat: 43.983417 Lon: -68.082778), Type: Building, Overall height: 9 m, Call Sign: WHU980
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.450 MHz, 156.800 MHz, 156.900 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/24/2011, Expiration Date: 03/27/2021
    Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 30251 Golden Lantern, Suite E #501, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677, Phone: (949) 348-8510, Fax: (949) 348-8514, Email:
  • Gt Dock Is Light Station (Lat: 44.233417 Lon: -68.249472), Type: Building, Overall height: 8 m, Call Sign: WHV487
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.450 MHz, 156.800 MHz, 156.900 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/01/2011, Expiration Date: 03/27/2021
    Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 30251 Golden Lantern, Suite E #501, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677, Phone: (949) 348-8510, Fax: (949) 348-8514, Email:


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