Frye Island, Maine

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Population in 2010: 5.
Males: (60.0%)
Females: (40.0%)
Median resident age:  30.8 years
Maine median age:  43.0 years

Median resident age: 30.8 years

Zip code: 04071

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Frye Island: 85.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 07/01/1998

Land area: 1.33 square miles.

Population density: 3.8 people per square mile   (very low).

Frye Island, Maine map
Frye Island satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Portland, ME (17.6 miles , pop. 64,249).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (108.8 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (268.5 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: North Windham, ME (2.2 miles ), Standish, ME (2.4 miles ), Windham, ME (2.4 miles ), Raymond, ME (2.5 miles ), Steep Falls, ME (2.7 miles ), Casco, ME (2.8 miles ), Sebago, ME (2.9 miles ), South Windham, ME (3.0 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2004: 14 buildings, average cost: $134,900

Latitude: 43.84 N, Longitude: 70.53 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 207

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

0.0%
Maine:

3.7%

Average climate in Frye Island, Maine

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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

Tornado activity:

Frye Island-area historical tornado activity is above Maine state average. It is 76% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/10/1966, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 31.1 miles away from the Frye Island town center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 7/8/1996, a category F2 tornado 37.1 miles away from the town center caused $10,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Frye Island-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Maine state average. It is 90% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 58.6 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 164.6 miles away from Frye Island center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 190.3 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 123.3 miles away from the city center
On 8/21/1996 at 07:54:14, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 47.5 miles away from Frye Island center
On 2/26/1999 at 03:38:43, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 2.0 mi) earthquake occurred 66.7 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 Cumberland County (31) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 21
Emergencies Declared: 10

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 18, Storms: 12, Snows: 7, Winter Storms: 6, Heavy Rains: 3, Hurricanes: 3, Winds: 3, Blizzard: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Frye Island topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Frye Island:

  • GORHAM HEALTH CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; GORHAM, ME)
  • GORHAM HOUSE (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; GORHAM, ME)
  • WESTBROOK COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 14 miles away; WESTBROOK, ME)
  • SPRINGBROOK CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; WESTBROOK, ME)
  • CASCO BAY DIALYSIS FACILITY (Dialysis Facility, about 15 miles away; WESTBROOK, ME)
  • BARRON CENTER (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; PORTLAND, ME)
  • ST JOSEPH'S REHABILITATION AND RESIDENCE (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; PORTLAND, ME)

Amtrak station near Frye Island:

  • 18 miles: PORTLAND (100 THOMPSON POINT ROAD) . Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, ATM.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Frye Island:

  • Saint Joseph's College of Maine (about 3 miles; Standish, ME; Full-time enrollment: 2,010)
  • University of Southern Maine (about 18 miles; Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 6,647)
  • Southern Maine Community College (about 20 miles; South Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 4,666)
  • University of New England (about 28 miles; Biddeford, ME; FT enrollment: 4,539)
  • University of Maine at Augusta (about 51 miles; Augusta, ME; FT enrollment: 3,204)
  • University of New Hampshire-Main Campus (about 53 miles; Durham, NH; FT enrollment: 15,243)
  • Plymouth State University (about 59 miles; Plymouth, NH; FT enrollment: 4,838)

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Notable locations in Frye Island: Frye Island Golf Course (A), Frye Island Fire Department Station 1 (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cumberland 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 2013 was 84.4. This is about average.

City:

84.4
U.S.:

74.7

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.400. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 17.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.400
U.S.:

0.293

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 8.40. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 17.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.40
U.S.:

6.40

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 1.47. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 12.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.47
U.S.:

1.91

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 24.3. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 13.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.3
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 20.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

20.2
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 8.82. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.82
U.S.:

9.35
Average household size:
This town:  2.5 people
Maine:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  100.0%
Whole state:  62.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  0.0%
Whole state:  9.4%

No gay or lesbian households reported
Frye Island travel time to work - commute Frye Island mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Frye Island town (based on Cumberland County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic38,24319
Mainline Protestant22,03096
Evangelical Protestant12,00785
Other7,18744
Orthodox5001
Black Protestant2852
None201,422-
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: 72
Cumberland County:

2.62 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
This county:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 67
Cumberland County:

2.44 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 105
Cumberland County:

3.82 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 330
Here:

12.01 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.1%
Maine:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Cumberland County:

19.5%
Maine:

25.0%

6.28% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($45,472 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.28%
Maine average:

5.50%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($364 average AGI)
Cumberland County:

0.04%
Maine average:

0.04%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from York County, ME  0.96% ($34,730 average AGI)
from Androscoggin County, ME  0.45% ($37,544)
from Sagadahoc County, ME  0.35% ($38,463)


6.10% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($39,995 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.10%
Maine average:

5.62%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($820 average AGI)
Cumberland County:

0.07%
Maine average:

0.05%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to York County, ME  1.04% ($34,596 average AGI)
to Androscoggin County, ME  0.44% ($35,222)
to Sagadahoc County, ME  0.31% ($44,771)

Strongest AM radio stations in Frye Island:

  • WMTW (870 AM; 10 kW; GORHAM, ME; Owner: RADIO PARTNERS OF MAINE, L.P.)
  • WGAN (560 AM; 5 kW; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WJAE (1440 AM; 5 kW; WESTBROOK, ME; Owner: ALTANTIC COAST RADIO, LLC)
  • WLOB (1310 AM; 5 kW; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: ATLANTIC COAST RADIO, LLC)
  • WZAN (970 AM; 5 kW; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WLAM (1470 AM; 5 kW; LEWISTON, ME; Owner: RADIO PARTNERS OF MAINE, L.P.)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WTME (780 AM; 10 kW; RUMFORD, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WGIN (930 AM; 10 kW; ROCHESTER, NH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • 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)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Frye Island:

  • WBLM (102.9 FM; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMEA (90.1 FM; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WJBQ (97.9 FM; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMTW-FM (106.7 FM; NORTH WINDHAM, ME; Owner: RADIO PARTNERS OF MAINE, L.P.)
  • WTHT (107.5 FM; LEWISTON, ME; Owner: RADIO PARTNERS OF MAINE, L.P.)
  • WSJB-FM (91.5 FM; STANDISH, ME; Owner: TRUSTEES OF SAINT JOSHPH'S COLLEGE)
  • WPOR (101.9 FM; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WPKQ (103.7 FM; NORTH CONWAY, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHOM (94.9 FM; MT. WASHINGTON, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMSJ (89.3 FM; FREEPORT, ME; Owner: DOWNEAST CHRISTIAN COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WMEK-FM (99.9 FM; AUBURN, ME; Owner: RADIO PARTNERS OF MAINE, L.P.)
  • WSCY (106.9 FM; MOULTONBOROUGH, NH; Owner: NORTHEAST COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WVFM (105.7 FM; CAMPTON, NH; Owner: DEVON BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WMGX (93.1 FM; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WMPG (90.9 FM; GORHAM, ME; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MAINE SYSTEM)
  • WCYY (94.3 FM; BIDDEFORD, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WLOB-FM (96.3 FM; RUMFORD, ME; Owner: ATLANTIC COAST RADIO, LLC)
  • WRED (95.9 FM; SACO, ME; Owner: ATLANTIC COAST RADIO, LLC)
  • WJJB-FM (95.5 FM; TOPSHAM, ME; Owner: ATLANTIC COAST RADIO, LLC)
  • WPHX-FM (92.1 FM; SANFORD, ME; Owner: FNX BROADCASTING LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Frye Island:

  • WGME-TV (Channel 13; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: WGME LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WCSH (Channel 6; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: PACIFIC AND SOUTHERN COMPANY, INC.)
  • WMTW-TV (Channel 8; POLAND SPRING, ME; Owner: WMTW BROADCAST GROUP, LLC)
  • WPXT (Channel 51; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: HMW, INC.)
  • WPME (Channel 35; LEWISTON, ME; Owner: KB PRIME MEDIA LLC)
  • W32CA (Channel 32; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • WMEA-TV (Channel 26; BIDDEFORD, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • W58CM (Channel 58; BANGOR, ME; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W57AP (Channel 57; FALMOUTH, ME; Owner: SHERWOOD H. CRAIG)
  • WPFO (Channel 23; WATERVILLE, ME; Owner: CMCG PORTLAND LICENSE LLC)
  • WCBB (Channel 10; AUGUSTA, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WLLB-LP (Channel 15; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Frye Island that have no violations reported:

  • TOWN OF FRYE ISLAND (Population served: 750, Primary Water Source Type: Surface water)

Frye Island compared to Maine state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly 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.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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