Greenbush, Maine

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Population in 2010: 1,491. Population change since 2000: +4.9%
 
Males: 740  (49.6%)
Females: 751  (50.4%)
Median resident age:  40.2 years
Maine median age:  43.0 years

Zip codes: 04418.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $38,569 (it was $31,736 in 2000)
Greenbush:

$38,569
ME:

$46,709
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $17,283 (it was $13,592 in 2000)

Greenbush town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $100,714 (it was $57,700 in 2000)
Greenbush:

$100,714
ME:

$172,300
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $124,508; Detached houses: $157,879; In 2-unit structures: $157,879; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $62,321; Mobile homes: $70,536
Greenbush races chart
  • White alone - 1,400 (93.9%)
  • Two or more races - 49 (3.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 30 (2.0%)
  • Black alone - 4 (0.3%)
  • Asian alone - 4 (0.3%)
  • Hispanic - 4 (0.3%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Greenbush: 150.9 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: French (18.8%), English (14.5%), Irish (10.6%), United States (10.4%), French Canadian (7.2%), Scotch-Irish (4.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 02/28/1834

Elevation: 120 feet

Land area: 43.8 square miles.

Population density: 34 people per square mile   (very low).

Greenbush,ME real estate house value index trend

Greenbush, Maine map

For population 25 years and over in Greenbush:

  • High school or higher: 78.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.0%
  • Unemployed: 7.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Greenbush town:

  • Never married: 24.3%
  • Now married: 60.1%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 3.2%
  • Divorced: 10.9%

6 residents are foreign born

This town:  0.4%
Maine:  3.3%



According to our research of Maine and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Greenbush, Maine as of April 24, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Greenbush to the number of sex offenders is 712 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


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

Greenbush town:  1.6% ($913)
Maine:  1.5% ($1,417)
Greenbush satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Portland, ME (128.0 miles , pop. 64,249).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (227.7 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (396.1 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Passadumkeag, ME (2.8 miles ), Edinburg, ME (2.8 miles) , Alton, ME (3.0 miles ), Milford, ME (3.0 miles ), Old Town, ME (3.2 miles ), Lowell, ME (3.3 miles ), Howland, ME (3.5 miles ), Lagrange, ME (3.6 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 6 buildings, average cost: $34,300
  • 1998: 6 buildings, average cost: $56,200
  • 1999: 6 buildings, average cost: $66,700
  • 2000: 6 buildings, average cost: $73,200
  • 2001: 2 buildings, average cost: $61,500
  • 2002: 3 buildings, average cost: $102,300
  • 2003: 4 buildings, average cost: $66,000
  • 2004: 4 buildings, average cost: $96,300
  • 2005: 8 buildings, average cost: $89,400
  • 2006: 7 buildings, average cost: $89,400
  • 2007: 6 buildings, average cost: $89,400
  • 2008: 5 buildings, average cost: $89,400
  • 2009: 8 buildings, average cost: $89,400
  • 2010: 8 buildings, average cost: $89,400
  • 2011: 5 buildings, average cost: $89,400
  • 2012: 6 buildings, average cost: $89,400

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 45.07 N, Longitude: 68.59 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 207

Greenbush household income distribution Greenbush home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.8%
Maine:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (16%)
  • Paper (12%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (10%)
  • Truck transportation (6%)
  • Wood products (6%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Lumber and other construction materials merchant wholesalers (4%)
  • Educational services (21%)
  • Health care (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (5%)
  • Food (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Carpenters (5%)
  • Cashiers (9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)

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

Average climate in Greenbush, Maine

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Greenbush-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 55.0 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 255.0 miles away from Greenbush center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 294.1 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 184.6 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 61.5 miles away from Greenbush center
On 9/16/1994 at 04:22:42, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 24.0 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 Penobscot County (17) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 7, Snows: 5, Heavy Rains: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Greenbush topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Greenbush:

  • CUMMINGS HEALTH CARE FACILITY (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; HOWLAND, ME)
  • ORONO COMMONS (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; ORONO, ME)
  • TREATS FALLS HOUSE (Hospital, about 14 miles away; ORONO, ME)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Greenbush:

  • University of Maine (about 14 miles; Orono, ME; Full-time enrollment: 8,931)
  • Husson University (about 20 miles; Bangor, ME; FT enrollment: 2,421)
  • University of Maine at Augusta (about 79 miles; Augusta, ME; FT enrollment: 3,204)
  • University of Maine at Farmington (about 82 miles; Farmington, ME; FT enrollment: 2,036)
  • Saint Joseph's College of Maine (about 128 miles; Standish, ME; FT enrollment: 2,010)
  • Southern Maine Community College (about 128 miles; South Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 4,666)
  • University of Southern Maine (about 129 miles; Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 6,647)

Public elementary/middle school in Greenbush:

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Notable locations in Greenbush: Scotts Corners (A), Greenbush Volunteer Fire Department Codville Station (B), Greenbush Volunteer Fire Department Oloman Station (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Greenbush include: Cardville Church (A), United Pentecostal Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Welles Cemetery (1), Cardville Cemetery (2), Dennis Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Olamon Stream (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Stevens Brook (A), Smart Brook (B), Whitney Brook (C), Parker Meadow Brook (D), Otter Brook (E), Poplar Brook (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Penobscot 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 54.3. This is better than average.

City:

54.3
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 30.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.9
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 17.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.9
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 7.36. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 10.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.36
U.S.:

9.14

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

  • HELEN S DUNN SCHOOL (Population served: 190, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This town:  2.5 people
Maine:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  67.4%
Whole state:  62.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  12.0%
Whole state:  9.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

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

13.5%
Whole state:

10.9%

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

6.5%
Whole state:

4.1%

Greenbush compared to Maine state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below 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.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher 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. (79%)
  • Wood (15%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)
  • Electricity (2%)
  • Utility gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Greenbush town (based on Penobscot County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 33.68%
Here: 33.7%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchUnited Church of ChristAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAEpiscopal Church
Adherents57.6%9.9%5.0%4.6%2.5%
Congregations13.6%14.4%10.6%10.6%4.5%
Name Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentNational Association of Congregational Christian ChurchesJewishLDS (Mormon) ChurchOther
Adherents2.5%2.1%2.0%1.6%12.0%
Congregations0.8%4.5%2.3%2.3%36.4%
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: 34
Penobscot County:

2.29 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 38
Penobscot County:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 85
Penobscot County:

5.72 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 110
Here:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.0%
Maine:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Penobscot County:

28.0%
Maine:

25.0%

4.81% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,478 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.81%
Maine average:

5.50%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($304 average AGI)
Penobscot County:

0.04%
Maine average:

0.04%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Hancock County, ME  0.44% ($29,886 average AGI)
from Cumberland County, ME  0.34% ($36,835)
from Aroostook County, ME  0.32% ($29,433)


5.52% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($36,804 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.52%
Maine average:

5.62%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($387 average AGI)
Penobscot County:

0.03%
Maine average:

0.05%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Cumberland County, ME  0.56% ($32,990 average AGI)
to Hancock County, ME  0.45% ($36,406)
to Waldo County, ME  0.29% ($27,430)

Strongest AM radio stations in Greenbush:

  • WZON (620 AM; 5 kW; BANGOR, ME; Owner: THE ZONE CORPORATION)
  • WABI (910 AM; 5 kW; BANGOR, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WNZS (1340 AM; 1 kW; VEAZIE, ME; Owner: WATERFRONT COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WSKW (1160 AM; 10 kW; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN WIRELESS, INCORPORATED)
  • WDEA (1370 AM; 5 kW; ELLSWORTH, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • 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.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCHP (760 AM; 35 kW; CHAMPLAIN, NY; Owner: CHAMPLAIN RADIO, INC.)
  • WREM (710 AM; daytime; 5 kW; MONTICELLO, ME; Owner: ALLAN H WEINER)

Strongest FM radio stations in Greenbush:

  • WVOM (103.9 FM; HOWLAND, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHCF (88.5 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: BANGOR BAPTIST CHURCH)
  • WBZN (107.3 FM; OLD TOWN, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WMEH (90.9 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WEZQ (92.9 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WQCB (106.5 FM; BREWER, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WWMJ (95.7 FM; ELLSWORTH, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WWBX (97.1 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKIT-FM (100.3 FM; BREWER, ME; Owner: THE ZONE CORPORATION)
  • WHMX (105.7 FM; LINCOLN, ME; Owner: BANGOR BAPTIST CHURCH)
  • WBFB (104.7 FM; BELFAST, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMEB-FM (91.9 FM; ORONO, ME; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MAINE SYSTEM)
  • WNSX (97.7 FM; WINTER HARBOR, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGUY (102.1 FM; DEXTER, ME; Owner: CONCORD MEDIA GROUP, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Greenbush:

  • WMEB-TV (Channel 12; ORONO, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBGR-LP (Channel 33; BANGOR/DEDHAM, ME; Owner: MAINE FAMILY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W66CL (Channel 66; BANGOR, ME; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
Greenbush, Maine:
  • Fatal accident count: 8
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 14
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 11
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 21
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Maine average:
  • Fatal accident count: 55
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 79
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 21
  • Fatalities: 61
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 132
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 3
See more detailed statistics of Greenbush fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 4
Total length: 8 meters (26ft)
Total costs: $124,000
Total average daily traffic: 4,720
Total average daily truck traffic: 391
Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic: 6,841

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Greenbush)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Lat: 45.100333 Lon: -68.637250, Call Sign: WQBH225
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.745 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/05/2004, Expiration Date: 10/05/2014, Certifier: Janis Madden
    Registrant: Atlantic Communications, Inc., 40 Freedom Parkway, Hermon, Maine 04401, Bangor, ME 04402-0596, Phone: (207) 848-7590, Fax: (207) 974-3151, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KD1QX, Previous Call Sign: N1NKO, Licensee ID: L00805901
    Grant Date: 01/30/2004, Expiration Date: 02/01/2014
    Registrant: Frank L Hoskins Jr, 1032 Cardville Road, Greenbush, ME 04418
  • Call Sign: KB1WLU, Licensee ID: L01678166
    Grant Date: 12/15/2011, Expiration Date: 12/15/2021, Certifier: Bruce M Johnson
    Registrant: Bruce M Johnson, 1517 Greenfied Rd, Greenbush, ME 04418

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: DENNEY AIRCRAFT KITFOX 2 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 521 (80 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 602TR , Serial Number: 196, Year manufactured: 1990, Airworthiness Date: 05/22/2007
    Registrant (Individual): Ryan P Severance, 958 Cardville Rd, Greenbush, ME 04418

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 13
  • Hazardous Condition: 13

Incident types - Greenbush

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Greenbush, ME
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