Great Pond, Maine

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Population in 2010: 58. Population change since 2000: +23.4%
Males: 31  (53.4%)
Females: 27  (46.6%)
Median resident age:  50.3 years
Maine median age:  43.0 years

Zip code: 04423

Estimated median household income in 2012: $42,208 (it was $32,083 in 2000)
Great Pond:

$42,208
ME:

$46,709
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,581 (it was $16,207 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $156,616 (it was $83,000 in 2000)
Great Pond:

$156,616
ME:

$172,300
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $176,391; Detached houses: $176,391
Great Pond races chart
  • White alone - 52 (89.7%)
  • Hispanic - 4 (6.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (1.7%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (1.7%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Great Pond: 175.8 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (36.2%), Irish (21.3%), French (4.3%), German (4.3%), Scottish (4.3%), Scotch-Irish (2.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 483 feet

Land area: 36.9 square miles.

Population density: 1.6 people per square mile   (very low).

Great Pond, Maine map

For population 25 years and over in Great Pond:

  • High school or higher: 85.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 48.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Great Pond town:

  • Never married: 0.0%
  • Now married: 88.2%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 5.9%
  • Divorced: 5.9%

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

Great Pond town:  0.7% ($540)
Maine:  1.5% ($1,417)
Great Pond satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Portland, ME (131.9 miles , pop. 64,249).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (229.3 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (400.2 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Aurora, ME (2.6 miles) , Amherst, ME (3.1 miles ), Osborn, ME (3.6 miles) , Clifton, ME (3.9 miles ), Bradley, ME (3.9 miles ), Greenbush, ME (4.0 miles ), Milford, ME (4.0 miles ), Mariaville, ME (4.2 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 3 buildings, average cost: $53,300
  • 1998: 3 buildings, average cost: $50,000
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $30,000
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $75,000
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $190,000
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2005: 2 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $190,000
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $150,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 44.96 N, Longitude: 68.31 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 207

Great Pond household income distribution Great Pond home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

3.1%
Maine:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Average climate in Great Pond, Maine

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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

Earthquake activity:

Great Pond-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Maine state average. It is 93% 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 43.2 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 267.7 miles away from Great Pond center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 191.7 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 305.8 miles away from the city center
On 9/16/1994 at 07:01:54, a magnitude 3.6 (3.5 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 24.2 miles away from Great Pond center
On 9/16/1994 at 04:22:42, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 24.4 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).
Great Pond topographic map

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Great Pond:

  • University of Maine (about 19 miles; Orono, ME; Full-time enrollment: 8,931)
  • Husson University (about 26 miles; Bangor, ME; FT enrollment: 2,421)
  • University of Maine at Augusta (about 85 miles; Augusta, ME; FT enrollment: 3,204)
  • University of Maine at Farmington (about 93 miles; Farmington, ME; FT enrollment: 2,036)
  • Southern Maine Community College (about 132 miles; South Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 4,666)
  • University of Southern Maine (about 133 miles; Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 6,647)
  • Saint Joseph's College of Maine (about 133 miles; Standish, ME; FT enrollment: 2,010)

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Cemetery: Great Pond Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Duds Pond (A), King Pond (B), Little Pond (C), Long Pond (D), Morrison Ponds (E), Pug Hole (F), Rift Pond (G), Great Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Alligator Stream (A), Sucker Brook (B), Hinkley Brook (C), Main Stream (D), Dead Stream (E), Collar Brook (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Great Pond: Dow Pines Recreation Area (1). Display/hide its location 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 51.4. This is significantly better than average.

City:

51.4
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 30.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.9
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2002 was 9.17. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.17
U.S.:

9.14
Average household size:
This town:  2.2 people
Maine:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  65.4%
Whole state:  62.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  7.7%
Whole state:  9.4%

No gay or lesbian households reported

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

4.8%
Whole state:

10.9%

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

4.8%
Whole state:

4.1%

Great Pond 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 above 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 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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (53%)
  • Wood (47%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Great Pond town (based on Hancock County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 27.86%
Here: 27.9%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Church of ChristAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAEpiscopal ChurchUnited Methodist Church
Adherents43.6%13.6%12.3%7.8%7.4%
Congregations10.3%19.6%17.5%8.2%17.5%
NameChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Evangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCommunity Church of ChristAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents2.2%1.9%1.8%1.6%7.8%
Congregations4.1%1.0%3.1%3.1%15.5%
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: 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 Great Pond:

  • WZON (620 AM; 5 kW; BANGOR, ME; Owner: THE ZONE CORPORATION)
  • WABI (910 AM; 5 kW; BANGOR, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WDEA (1370 AM; 5 kW; ELLSWORTH, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WNZS (1340 AM; 1 kW; VEAZIE, ME; Owner: WATERFRONT COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WSKW (1160 AM; 10 kW; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN WIRELESS, INCORPORATED)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WTME (780 AM; 10 kW; RUMFORD, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • 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)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Great Pond:

  • WHCF (88.5 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: BANGOR BAPTIST CHURCH)
  • WVOM (103.9 FM; HOWLAND, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMEH (90.9 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WEZQ (92.9 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WWMJ (95.7 FM; ELLSWORTH, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WNSX (97.7 FM; WINTER HARBOR, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKIT-FM (100.3 FM; BREWER, ME; Owner: THE ZONE CORPORATION)
  • WBZN (107.3 FM; OLD TOWN, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WWBX (97.1 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBFB (104.7 FM; BELFAST, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WQCB (106.5 FM; BREWER, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WERU-FM (89.9 FM; BLUE HILL, ME; Owner: SALT POND COMMUNITY B/C COMPANY)
  • 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.)
  • WHMX (105.7 FM; LINCOLN, ME; Owner: BANGOR BAPTIST CHURCH)
  • WMEB-FM (91.9 FM; ORONO, ME; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MAINE SYSTEM)

TV broadcast stations around Great Pond:

  • WMEB-TV (Channel 12; ORONO, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W66CL (Channel 66; BANGOR, ME; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WBGR-LP (Channel 33; BANGOR/DEDHAM, ME; Owner: MAINE FAMILY BROADCASTING, INC.)
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