Grand Isle, Maine

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Population in 2010: 467. Population change since 2000: -9.8%
 
Males: 239  (51.2%)
Females: 228  (48.8%)
Median resident age:  49.3 years
Maine median age:  43.0 years

Zip codes: 04746.

Estimated median household income in 2015: $35,692 (it was $28,125 in 2000)
Grand Isle:

$35,692
ME:

$51,494

Estimated per capita income in 2015: $20,544 (it was $13,346 in 2000)

Grand Isle town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $85,465 (it was $47,900 in 2000)
Grand Isle:

$85,465
ME:

$180,300

Mean prices in 2015: All housing units: $116,614; Detached houses: $123,203; Townhouses or other attached units: $211,922; In 2-unit structures: $83,442; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $28,261; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $183,556; Mobile homes: $54,820; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $55,511
  • Races in Grand Isle, ME (2010)

    Grand Isle races chart
    • 46098.5%White alone
    • 30.6%Two or more races
    • 20.4%Black alone
    • 20.4%American Indian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Grand Isle: 89.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: French Canadian (39.2%), French (23.2%), United States (12.5%), Irish (3.7%), English (3.5%), German (3.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 03/02/1869

Elevation: 495 feet

Land area: 34.3 square miles.

Population density: 14 people per square mile   (very low).

Grand Isle,ME real estate house value index trend

Grand Isle, Maine map

For population 25 years and over in Grand Isle:

  • High school or higher: 73.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.6%
  • Unemployed: 6.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Grand Isle town:

  • Never married: 19.4%
  • Now married: 63.8%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 5.7%
  • Divorced: 10.0%

64 residents are foreign born (10.6% North America).

This town:

12.4%
Maine:

2.9%

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

Grand Isle town:  1.8% ($847)
Maine:  1.5% ($1,417)
Grand Isle satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Portland, ME (271.2 miles , pop. 64,249).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (372.9 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (528.8 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: St. Agatha, ME (3.2 miles ), Madawaska, ME (3.2 miles ), Van Buren, ME (3.5 miles ), Frenchville, ME (3.5 miles ), Stockholm, ME (4.0 miles ), Hamlin, ME (4.3 miles ), New Canada, ME (4.4 miles ), Fort Kent, ME (4.6 miles ).

Latitude: 47.29 N, Longitude: 68.13 W

Area code: 207

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.9%
Maine:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Paper (39%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Groceries and related products merchant wholesalers (3%)
  • Gasoline stations (3%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)
  • Health care (32%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Public administration (12%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (9%)
  • Chemicals (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Paper (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (17%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Computer specialists (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (14%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (13%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (12%)
  • Registered nurses (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Social scientists and related workers (6%)

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

Average climate in Grand Isle, Maine

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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

Earthquake activity:

Grand Isle-area historical earthquake activity is below Maine state average. It is 95% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/14/2006 at 09:34:49, a magnitude 4.0 (3.5 MW, 4.0 LG, Depth: 14.9 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 36.1 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 331.5 miles away from Grand Isle center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 378.7 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 203.5 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 311.5 miles away from Grand Isle center
On 9/16/1994 at 04:22:42, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 137.1 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 Aroostook County (21) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 9

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 8, Snows: 7, Heavy Rains: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Grand Isle topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Grand Isle:

  • HIGH VIEW MANOR (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; MADAWASKA, ME)
  • L'ACADIE (Hospital, about 14 miles away; VAN BUREN, ME)
  • VAN BUREN COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 14 miles away; VAN BUREN, ME)
  • BORDERVIEW REHAB AND LIVING CTR (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; VAN BUREN, ME)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Grand Isle:

  • University of Maine (about 168 miles; Orono, ME; Full-time enrollment: 8,931)
  • Husson University (about 173 miles; Bangor, ME; FT enrollment: 2,421)
  • University of Maine at Farmington (about 206 miles; Farmington, ME; FT enrollment: 2,036)
  • University of Maine at Augusta (about 220 miles; Augusta, ME; FT enrollment: 3,204)
  • Saint Joseph's College of Maine (about 266 miles; Standish, ME; FT enrollment: 2,010)
  • University of Southern Maine (about 272 miles; Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 6,647)
  • Southern Maine Community College (about 272 miles; South Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 4,666)

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Notable locations in Grand Isle: L'Association Culturelle Et Historique du Mont-Carmel Musee (A), Grand Isle Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Grand Isle: Saint Gerard Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Saint Gerard Cemetery (1), Notre Dame du Mount Carmel Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Thibodeau Brook (A), Lower Beaulieu Branch (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Aroostook 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 2010 was 30.7. This is significantly better than average.

City:

30.7
U.S.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2010 was 17.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.6
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2008 was 9.44. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.44
U.S.:

9.35
Average household size:
This town:  2.1 people
Maine:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  62.8%
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: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

17.4%
Whole state:

10.9%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

7.8%
Whole state:

4.1%
5 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional) in 2010

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.3
Maine average:

11.2

Grand Isle travel time to work - commute Grand Isle mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2016

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Religion statistics for Grand Isle town (based on Aroostook County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic22,20027
Mainline Protestant5,84540
Evangelical Protestant4,41151
Other9577
Orthodox101
None38,447-
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: 29
Aroostook County:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 16
Aroostook County:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 56
Aroostook County:

7.78 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 66
Here:

9.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.7%
Maine:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Aroostook County:

27.6%
Maine:

25.0%

3.21% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,766 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.21%
Maine average:

5.50%

0.08% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,181 average AGI)
Aroostook County:

0.08%
Maine average:

0.04%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Penobscot County, ME  0.46% ($28,764 average AGI)
from Cumberland County, ME  0.20% ($23,132)
from Hartford County, CT  0.09% ($34,920)


3.74% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,623 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.74%
Maine average:

5.62%

0.11% of residents moved to foreign countries ($830 average AGI)
Aroostook County:

0.11%
Maine average:

0.05%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Penobscot County, ME  0.67% ($29,433 average AGI)
to Cumberland County, ME  0.37% ($47,612)
to Kennebec County, ME  0.14% ($29,722)

Strongest AM radio stations in Grand Isle:

  • WFST (600 AM; 5 kW; CARIBOU, ME; Owner: NORTHERN BROADCAST MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WEGP (1390 AM; 5 kW; PRESQUE ISLE, ME; Owner: DECELLES/SMITH MEDIA, INC.)
  • WREM (710 AM; daytime; 5 kW; MONTICELLO, ME; Owner: ALLAN H WEINER)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WCHP (760 AM; 35 kW; CHAMPLAIN, NY; Owner: CHAMPLAIN RADIO, INC.)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGY (810 AM; 50 kW; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WICY (1490 AM; 50 kW; MALONE, NY; Owner: CARTIER COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Grand Isle:

  • WCXX (102.3 FM; MADAWASKA, ME; Owner: THE CANXUS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBPW (96.9 FM; PRESQUE ISLE, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMEF (106.5 FM; FORT KENT, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP)

TV broadcast stations around Grand Isle:

  • W17BN (Channel 17; MADAWASKA, ME; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

Grand Isle fatal accident list:

Dec 23, 2011 10:42 AM, Us-1, Lat: 47.29145, Lon: -68.13417, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Oct 9, 1993 06:35 PM, Lavertu, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

4
  • Mark L Gartley, 0.52 Mi South Of State Route 1 (Lat: 47.272750 Lon: -68.115583), Type: 79.2, Overall height: 76.2 m, Registrant: 2028625989, Pconnolly@hklaw.Com, 2099 PENNSYLVANIA AVE NW SUITE 100
  • Mark L Gartley, 0.52 Mi South Of State Route 1 (Lat: 47.272750 Lon: -68.115583), Type: 79.2, Overall height: 76.2 m, Registrant: 2028625989, Pconnolly@hklaw.Com, 2099 PENNSYLVANIA AVE NW SUITE 100
  • Mark L Gartley, 0.52 Mi South Of State Route 1 (Lat: 47.272750 Lon: -68.115583), Type: 60.6, Overall height: 57.9 m, Registrant: 2028625989, Pconnolly@hklaw.Com, 2099 PENNSYLVANIA AVE NW SUITE 100
  • Mark L Gartley, 0.52 Mi South Of State Route 1 (Lat: 47.272750 Lon: -68.115583), Type: 60.6, Overall height: 57.9 m, Registrant: 2028625989, Pconnolly@hklaw.Com, 2099 PENNSYLVANIA AVE NW SUITE 100

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Main St Us Rt 1 (Lat: 47.283917 Lon: -68.153639), Call Sign: KZR589
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.055 MHzGrant Date: 01/22/1996, Expiration Date: 12/31/2000, Cancellation Date: 03/04/2001Registrant: County Of Aroostook, 30 High St Basement, Caribou, ME 04736-0846, Phone: (207) 532-7317

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • Grand Isle, 0.52 Mi South Of State Route 1 (Lat: 47.272750 Lon: -68.115583), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 57.9 m, Overall height: 60.6 m, Call Sign: WQWU979
    Assigned Frequencies: 10735.0 MHz, 10735.0 MHz, 10735.0 MHz, 10735.0 MHz, 10735.0 MHz, 10735.0 MHz, 10735.0 MHz, 10735.0 MHz, 10735.0 MHzGrant Date: 11/27/2015, Expiration Date: 11/27/2025, Certifier: Tom BuckleyRegistrant: Northeast Wireless Networks LLC, 202 Us Rt 1 Suite 206, Falmouth, ME 04105, Phone: (207) 200-2505, Fax: (207) 200-2510, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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  • Call Sign: KA1YBF, Licensee ID: L00310261, Grant Date: 12/30/2010, Expiration Date: 03/26/2021, Certifier: Russell R Beaulieu, Registrant: Russell R Beaulieu, 524 Main St, Grand Isle, ME 04746-3232
  • Call Sign: KA1ZOD, Licensee ID: L00463703, Grant Date: 02/07/2002, Expiration Date: 02/25/2012, Cancellation Date: 02/26/2014, Registrant: Robert G Beaulieu, Grand Isle, ME 04746
  • Call Sign: KA7VNR, Licensee ID: L00245955, Grant Date: 07/10/2009, Expiration Date: 08/09/2019, Certifier: Ruth H Mc Kinney, Registrant: Ruth H Mc Kinney, 304 Grivois Rd, Grand Isle, ME 04746-3314
  • Call Sign: N1RPQ, Previous Call Sign: KA1VQZ, Licensee ID: L00817287, Grant Date: 05/06/2015, Expiration Date: 05/06/2025, Registrant: Andre R Gendreau, 9 Notre Dame Road, Grand Isle, ME 04746
  • Call Sign: N7GLR, Licensee ID: L00469274, Grant Date: 02/16/2012, Expiration Date: 03/31/2022, Registrant: Charles D Ames, 304 Grivois Rd, Grand Isle, ME 04746-3314

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

GRAND ISLE WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 288, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2008, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-09-2008), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-09-2008), St Compliance achieved (AUG-29-2011), St Intentional no-action (SEP-15-2011)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (76%)
  • Wood (18%)
  • Electricity (4%)
  • Other fuel (3%)

Grand Isle compared to Maine state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above 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 below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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