Frenchboro, Maine

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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 2013: $48,984 (it was $38,125 in 2000)
Frenchboro:

$48,984
ME:

$46,974

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $29,325 (it was $21,050 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $259,621 (it was $137,500 in 2000)
Frenchboro:

$259,621
ME:

$172,800
  • Races in Frenchboro, ME (2010)

    Frenchboro races chart
    • 5386.9%White alone
    • 69.8%Two or more races
    • 23.3%American Indian alone
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Frenchboro: 100.1 (near average, 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).

Frenchboro, Maine map

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)
Frenchboro satellite photo by USGS

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+: Bronx, NY (361.5 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

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
  • 2002: 3 buildings, average cost: $130,700
  • 2005: 2 buildings, average cost: $60,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 44.12 N, Longitude: 68.35 W

Area code: 207

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

4.2%
Maine:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Average climate in Frenchboro, Maine

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Frenchboro, Maine average temperatures Frenchboro, Maine average precipitation Frenchboro, Maine humidity Frenchboro, Maine wind speed Frenchboro, Maine snowfall Frenchboro, Maine sunshine Frenchboro, Maine clear and cloudy days

Earthquake activity:

Frenchboro-area historical earthquake activity is near Maine state average. It is 92% 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 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 167.9 miles away from Frenchboro 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 266.8 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 298.1 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
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 Hancock County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 7, Snows: 5, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Landslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Frenchboro topographic map

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Frenchboro:

  • Husson University (about 54 miles; Bangor, ME; Full-time enrollment: 2,421)
  • University of Maine (about 56 miles; Orono, ME; FT enrollment: 8,931)
  • University of Maine at Augusta (about 74 miles; Augusta, ME; FT enrollment: 3,204)
  • University of Maine at Farmington (about 97 miles; Farmington, ME; FT enrollment: 2,036)
  • Southern Maine Community College (about 100 miles; South Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 4,666)
  • University of Southern Maine (about 102 miles; Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 6,647)
  • Saint Joseph's College of Maine (about 109 miles; Standish, ME; FT enrollment: 2,010)

Public elementary/middle school in Frenchboro:

See full list of schools located in Frenchboro

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 66.2. This is about average.

City:

66.2
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.151. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 16.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.151
U.S.:

0.303

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.126. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.126
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 33.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

33.7
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 6.79. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 17.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.79
U.S.:

20.22

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 4.67. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 18.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.67
U.S.:

9.14
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 significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.4
Maine average:

11.2

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant4,69158
Catholic2,5239
Evangelical Protestant1,28823
Other82011
None45,096-
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: 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%

5.45% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($38,886 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.45%
Maine average:

5.50%

0.08% of residents moved from foreign countries ($382 average AGI)
Hancock County:

0.08%
Maine average:

0.04%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Penobscot County, ME  1.18% ($36,406 average AGI)
from Washington County, ME  0.28% ($21,300)
from Waldo County, ME  0.26% ($30,875)


5.07% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,082 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.07%
Maine average:

5.62%

0.09% of residents moved to foreign countries ($362 average AGI)
Hancock County:

0.09%
Maine average:

0.05%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Penobscot County, ME  1.14% ($29,886 average AGI)
to Cumberland County, ME  0.36% ($31,947)
to Washington County, ME  0.21% ($33,364)

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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