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Population in 2010: 1,152. Population change since 2000: -4.3%
 

Males: 581  (50.4%)
Females: 571  (49.6%)

Median resident age:  50.1 years
Maine median age:  43.0 years

Zip codes: 04547.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $49,455 (it was $39,348 in 2000)
Friendship:

$49,455
ME:

$46,709
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $27,257

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $177,722 (it was $97,700 in 2000)
Friendship:

$177,722
ME:

$172,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $271,721; Detached houses: $285,046; Townhouses or other attached units: $598,000; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $519,067; Mobile homes: $80,220
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  • White alone - 1,142 (99.1%)
  • Two or more races - 4 (0.3%)
  • Hispanic - 4 (0.3%)
  • Asian alone - 2 (0.2%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Friendship: 181.3 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: English (21.3%), German (14.3%), United States (9.4%), Irish (8.9%), French (4.2%), Scottish (3.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 02/25/1807

Elevation: 146 feet

Land area: 14.0 square miles.

Population density: 82 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Friendship:

  • High school or higher: 82.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.3%
  • Unemployed: 2.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Friendship town:

  • Never married: 22.4%
  • Now married: 62.4%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 5.5%
  • Divorced: 8.9%

14 residents are foreign born

This town:  1.2%
Maine:  3.3%



According to our research of Maine and other state lists there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Friendship, Maine as of July 27, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Friendship to the number of sex offenders is 301 to 1.


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

Friendship town:  1.0% ($977)
Maine:  1.5% ($1,417)
Friendship satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Portland, ME (51.4 miles , pop. 64,249).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (145.0 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: New York, NY (325.9 miles , pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: Cushing, ME (1.9 miles ), Bremen, ME (2.2 miles ), St. George, ME (2.6 miles ), Waldoboro, ME (2.8 miles ), Damariscotta, ME (2.9 miles ), Bristol, ME (3.0 miles ), Thomaston, ME (3.2 miles ), Damariscotta-Newcastle, ME (3.2 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 6 buildings, average cost: $91,700
  • 1998: 8 buildings, average cost: $91,700
  • 1999: 6 buildings, average cost: $109,200
  • 2000: 6 buildings, average cost: $118,000
  • 2001: 6 buildings, average cost: $118,000
  • 2002: 7 buildings, average cost: $118,000
  • 2003: 7 buildings, average cost: $132,800
  • 2004: 8 buildings, average cost: $132,800
  • 2005: 5 buildings, average cost: $150,200
  • 2006: 15 buildings, average cost: $171,000
  • 2007: 9 buildings, average cost: $140,000
  • 2008: 10 buildings, average cost: $182,400
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $178,900
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $178,900
  • 2011: 4 buildings, average cost: $133,300
  • 2012: 4 buildings, average cost: $133,300

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Latitude: 43.98 N, Longitude: 69.34 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 207

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.2%
Maine:

6.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (34%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Transportation equipment (6%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Public administration (3%)
  • Metal and metal products (3%)
  • Groceries and related products merchant wholesalers (3%)
  • Health care (19%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Private households (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, and components (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (32%)
  • Carpenters (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (3%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (3%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)

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Earthquake activity:

Friendship-area historical earthquake activity is near Maine state average. It is 81% 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 64.3 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 35.5 miles away from Friendship center
On 1/3/2000 at 21:05:50, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, 3.4 LG, Depth: 6.0 mi) earthquake occurred 47.0 miles away from the city 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 68.0 miles away from the city center
On 7/22/2003 at 11:41:15, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 90.6 miles away from Friendship center
On 9/22/2006 at 10:39:21, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 4.3 mi) earthquake occurred 62.5 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 Knox County (20) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 10, Winter Storms: 3, Floods: 2, Hurricanes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Landslide: 1, Snow: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Friendship:

  • FIELDCREST MANOR (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; WALDOBORO, ME)
  • COVE'S EDGE (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; DAMARISCOTTA, ME)
  • KNO-WAL-LIN HOMECARE AND HOSPICE (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; ROCKLAND, ME)

Political contributions by individuals in Friendship, ME

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Friendship:

  • Southern Maine Community College (about 51 miles; South Portland, ME; Full-time enrollment: 2,993)
  • University of Southern Maine (about 52 miles; Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 5,629)
  • University of Maine at Farmington (about 63 miles; Farmington, ME; FT enrollment: 2,074)
  • University of New England (about 64 miles; Biddeford, ME; FT enrollment: 3,850)
  • Husson University (about 65 miles; Bangor, ME; FT enrollment: 2,107)
  • University of Maine (about 72 miles; Orono, ME; FT enrollment: 9,235)
  • University of New Hampshire-Main Campus (about 99 miles; Durham, NH; FT enrollment: 13,290)

Public elementary/middle school in Friendship:

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Library in Friendship:

  • FRIENDSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $21,400; Location: 3 MAIN STREET; 19,020 books; 131 audio materials; 33 video materials; 52 other licensed databases; 23 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Friendship: Friendship Volunteer Fire Department (A), Friendship Museum (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Village Cemetery (1), Harbor Cemetery (2), Wayside Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Crystal Pond (A), Forest Pond (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Back River (A), Goose River (B), Waterman Brook (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
Knox County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2003 was 14.9. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 10.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

14.9
U.S.:

25.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2002 was 6.27. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 12.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

6.27
U.S.:

11.90


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

Percentage of family households:
This town:  69.3%
Whole state:  62.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  7.9%
Whole state:  9.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

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

11.0%
Whole state:

10.9%

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

5.9%
Whole state:

4.1%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Friendship, ME

Friendship compared to Maine state average:

  • Median house value below 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 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 college students below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000



Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (88%)
  • Wood (9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Electricity (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Friendship town (based on Knox County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 27.32%
Here27.3%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAUnited Methodist ChurchEpiscopal ChurchUnited Church of Christ
Adherents39.5%13.8%10.5%7.7%6.6%
Congregations10.2%22.4%14.3%6.1%6.1%
NameNational Association of Congregational Christian ChurchesJewishEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnitarian Universalist AssociationOther
Adherents4.3%2.8%2.1%1.8%11.0%
Congregations4.1%2.0%2.0%2.0%30.6%
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: 17
Knox County:

4.17 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

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

2.21 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 30
Knox County:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 79
Here:

19.40 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.8%
Maine:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Knox County:

21.6%
Maine:

25.0%

5.90% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($48,077 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.90%
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 Lincoln County, ME  0.62% ($24,021 average AGI)
from Waldo County, ME  0.59% ($33,261)
from Cumberland County, ME  0.46% ($39,704)


6.12% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($44,148 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.12%
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 Waldo County, ME  0.84% ($36,763 average AGI)
to Lincoln County, ME  0.73% ($29,500)
to Cumberland County, ME  0.49% ($37,052)

Strongest AM radio stations in Friendship:

  • WFAU (1280 AM; 5 kW; GARDINER, ME; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRKD (1450 AM; 1 kW; ROCKLAND, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WGAN (560 AM; 5 kW; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WMTW (870 AM; 10 kW; GORHAM, ME; Owner: RADIO PARTNERS OF MAINE, L.P.)
  • WSKW (1160 AM; 10 kW; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN WIRELESS, INCORPORATED)
  • WTME (780 AM; 10 kW; RUMFORD, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WJTO (730 AM; 1 kW; BATH, ME; Owner: BLUE JEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WZON (620 AM; 5 kW; BANGOR, ME; Owner: THE ZONE CORPORATION)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Friendship:

  • WMEP (90.5 FM; CAMDEN, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WQSS (102.5 FM; CAMDEN, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMCM (103.3 FM; ROCKLAND, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBQX (106.9 FM; THOMASTON, ME; Owner: MARINER BROADCASTING LIMITED PARTNER)
  • WCME (96.7 FM; BOOTHBAY HARBOR, ME; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WFZX (101.7 FM; SEARSPORT, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBFB (104.7 FM; BELFAST, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBCI (105.9 FM; BATH, ME; Owner: BLOUNT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WMME-FM (92.3 FM; AUGUSTA, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Friendship:

  • W64BY (Channel 64; ROCKLAND, ME; Owner: CRAIG MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WPFO (Channel 23; WATERVILLE, ME; Owner: CMCG PORTLAND LICENSE LLC)

Friendship fatal accident list:

Aug 10, 2006 01:49 PM, Finn Town Road, Lat: 44.043725, Lon: -69.308714, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Sep 18, 1994 01:15 PM, 97, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jun 22, 1984 04:20 AM, 5002, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 0 meters
Total average daily traffic: 1,071
Total average daily truck traffic: 85
Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic: 1,607


FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • Erik Brooks, Main Street (Lat: 43.984806 Lon: -69.332250), Type: 32.3, Overall height: 30.4 m
    Registrant: 7733998900, Renee.Mazur@uscellular.Com, 8410 W. BRYN MAWR AVE #700
  • Erik Brooks, Main Street (Lat: 43.984806 Lon: -69.332250), Type: 32.3, Structure height: 23013 m, Overall height: 30.4 m
    Registrant: 2028625989, Pconnolly@hklaw.Com, 2099 PENNSYLVANIA AVE NW SUITE 100

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Main Street (Lat: 43.984806 Lon: -69.332250), Type: Pole, Structure height: 30.4 m, Overall height: 32.3 m, Call Sign: KUJ521
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.775 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/11/2011, Expiration Date: 04/08/2021
    Registrant: Ewa 2012041702, 17750 Creamery Rd Suite 10b, Emmitsburg, MD 21727, Phone: (800) 482-8282, Fax: (717) 337-9157, Email:

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

1
  • Halls Wharf Friendship Harbor (Lat: 43.991750 Lon: -69.337000), Type: Building, Overall height: 4 m, Call Sign: WHH354, Licensee ID: L00003703
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.450 MHz, 156.475 MHz, 156.800 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/28/1999, Expiration Date: 12/22/2004, Cancellation Date: 02/26/2005
    Registrant: William L Hall, Halls Wharf Box 130, Friendship, ME 04547

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Friendship)

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