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 2017: $41,953 (it was $28,125 in 2000)
Grand Isle:

$41,953
ME:

$56,277

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $22,736 (it was $13,346 in 2000)

Grand Isle town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $82,841 (it was $47,900 in 2000)
Grand Isle:

$82,841
ME:

$191,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $129,889; detached houses: $136,408; townhouses or other attached units: $121,483; in 2-unit structures: $139,649; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $36,929; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $203,202; mobile homes: $56,131; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $64,296
March 2019 cost of living index in Grand Isle: 87.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
  • Races in Grand Isle, ME (2010)
    • 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

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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, Maine map

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)

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

Distribution of median household income in Grand Isle, ME in 2017
Grand Isle satellite photo by USGS
Most common industries in Grand Isle, ME (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Paper (26.1%)
  • Health care (13.8%)
  • Educational services (9.6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (6.9%)
  • Public administration (5.9%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.3%)
  • Construction (3.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Paper (38.7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (10.9%)
  • Educational services (8.4%)
  • Construction (5.9%)
  • Groceries & related products merchant wholesalers (3.4%)
  • Health care (3.4%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (31.9%)
  • Public administration (11.6%)
  • Educational services (11.6%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (8.7%)
  • Chemicals (5.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.8%)
  • Paper (4.3%)
Most common occupations in Grand Isle, ME (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (14.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6.4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.7%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (3.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (16.8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (8.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.9%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (5.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.9%)
  • Computer specialists (4.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (14.5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (13.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (11.6%)
  • Registered nurses (8.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.2%)
  • Social scientists and related workers (5.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.8%)

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 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 378.7 miles away from Grand Isle 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 Grand Isle 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)

Points of interest:

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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

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)
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

For population 15 years and over in Grand Isle:

Marital status in Grand Isle, ME
  • Never married: 19.4%
  • Now married: 63.8%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 5.7%
  • Divorced: 10.0%

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
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

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
This county:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

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
Here:

7.78 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

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

9.17 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

11.02 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Aroostook County:

11.7%
State:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Aroostook County:

27.6%
Maine:

25.0%

2.63% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($46,444 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

2.63%
Maine average:

5.91%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Penobscot County, ME  0.43% ($40,241 average AGI)
from Cumberland County, ME  0.17% ($32,023)
from York County, ME  0.08% ($41,350)


3.60% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($42,040 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.60%
Maine average:

5.73%

0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,105 average AGI)
Aroostook County:

0.08%
Maine average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Penobscot County, ME  0.58% ($33,912 average AGI)
to Cumberland County, ME  0.29% ($37,827)
to York County, ME  0.25% ($35,172)

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: 47.291450, Lon: -68.134169, 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: Holland & Knight LLP, Pconnolly@hklaw.Com, , Washi-ngton, Phone: (202) 862-5989
  • 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: Holland & Knight LLP, Pconnolly@hklaw.Com, , Washi-ngton, Phone: (202) 862-5989
  • 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: Holland & Knight LLP, Pconnolly@hklaw.Com, , Washi-ngton, Phone: (202) 862-5989
  • 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: Holland & Knight LLP, Pconnolly@hklaw.Com, , Washi-ngton, Phone: (202) 862-5989

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Main St Us Rt 1 (Lat: 47.283917 Lon: -68.153639), Call Sign: KZR589,
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.055 MHz, Grant Date: 01/22/1996, Expiration Date: 12/31/2000, Cancellation Date: 03/04/2001, Registrant: 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 MHz, Grant Date: 11/27/2015, Expiration Date: 11/27/2025, Certifier: Jessica B Lyons, Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 1120 20th Street, Nw, Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 457-2055, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

6
  • 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: 05/13/2019, Expiration Date: 08/09/2029, Certifier: Ruth H Mc Kinney, Registrant: Ruth H Mc Kinney, 304 Grivois Rd, Grand Isle, ME 04746-3314
  • Call Sign: KD1SQ, Licensee ID: L00130079, Grant Date: 10/01/2013, Expiration Date: 11/30/2023, Certifier: Lee Reynolds, Registrant: Lee Reynolds, 31 Notre Dame Road, Grand Isle, ME 04746
  • 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

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Grand Isle, ME
  • 79.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 19.7%Wood
  • 1.1%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Grand Isle, ME
  • 58.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 23.5%Electricity
  • 11.8%Other fuel
  • 5.9%Wood


Grand Isle compared to Maine state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage 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 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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