Houlton, Maine

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Population in 2010: 4,856.
Population change since 2000: -7.9%
Males: 2,360  (48.6%)
Females: 2,496  (51.4%)
Median resident age:

47.5 years
Maine median age:

45.1 years

Zip codes: 04730.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $31,993 (it was $25,162 in 2000)
Houlton:

$31,993
ME:

$58,924

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $23,497 (it was $13,875 in 2000)

Houlton CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $85,886 (it was $58,800 in 2000)
Houlton:

$85,886
ME:

$200,500

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $138,396; detached houses: $147,031; townhouses or other attached units: $128,287; in 2-unit structures: $139,007; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $166,249; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $93,898; mobile homes: $73,223

Median gross rent in 2019: $540.

March 2019 cost of living index in Houlton: 83.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 22.7%
(22.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 61.9% for American Indian residents)
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  • Races in Houlton, ME (2019)
    • 4,31693.2%White alone
    • 1373.0%Black alone
    • 801.7%Hispanic
    • 701.5%American Indian alone
    • 290.6%Asian alone
    • 120.3%Two or more races

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



According to our research of Maine and other state lists, there were 16 registered sex offenders living in Houlton, Maine as of April 18, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Houlton is 296 to 1.


Crime rates in Houlton by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(16.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
5
(79.2)
5
(79.9)
1
(16.3)
1
(16.4)
1
(16.4)
1
(16.3)
3
(49.2)
2
(33.1)
4
(67.0)
4
(67.8)
10
(171.4)
6
(103.8)
3
(52.0)
4
(69.9)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(16.0)
1
(16.3)
1
(16.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(49.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(16.9)
1
(17.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
1
(15.8)
4
(63.9)
6
(97.8)
3
(49.1)
6
(98.3)
1
(16.3)
4
(65.6)
4
(66.2)
6
(100.4)
3
(50.8)
14
(239.9)
30
(518.9)
16
(277.3)
16
(279.7)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
46
(728.2)
38
(607.2)
17
(277.2)
34
(556.6)
19
(311.2)
24
(392.0)
24
(393.8)
27
(446.6)
13
(217.6)
17
(288.0)
20
(342.8)
19
(328.7)
8
(138.6)
18
(314.7)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
166
(2,628)
114
(1,822)
109
(1,777)
144
(2,357)
126
(2,064)
119
(1,944)
124
(2,034)
115
(1,902)
114
(1,908)
171
(2,897)
106
(1,817)
101
(1,747)
111
(1,924)
134
(2,343)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
6
(95.0)
2
(32.0)
4
(65.2)
6
(98.2)
0
(0.0)
3
(49.0)
4
(65.6)
1
(16.5)
5
(83.7)
5
(84.7)
4
(68.6)
6
(103.8)
6
(104.0)
8
(139.9)
Arson
(per 100,000)
2
(31.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(16.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(16.7)
1
(16.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(17.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(17.5)
City-Data.com crime index230.2199.4133.2168.9137.1125.4181.5148.4171.9246.1292.4288.0192.0238.8

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Houlton, ME

Crime rate in Houlton detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 17 (12 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.10
Maine average:

1.65
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Ancestries: American (16.9%), English (14.3%), Irish (11.9%), French (9.6%), Scottish (4.9%), Nigerian (4.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 03/08/1831

Elevation: 366 feet

Land area: 7.67 square miles.

Population density: 633 people per square mile   (low).

Houlton, Maine map

133 residents are foreign born (1.3% North America, 1.0% Africa).

This place:

2.9%
Maine:

3.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,427 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,499 (1.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Portland, ME (207.5 miles , pop. 64,249).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (308.2 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (473.9 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities:

Hodgdon, ME (2.2 miles ),
Ludlow, ME (2.5 miles ),
Linneus, ME (2.6 miles ),
New Limerick, ME (2.6 miles ),
Littleton, ME (2.7 miles ),
Hammond, ME (3.1 miles),
Smyrna, ME (3.5 miles ),
Monticello, ME (3.6 miles )

Latitude: 46.12 N, Longitude: 67.84 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,779 (+39.1%)
Workers who live and work in this place: 1,022 (58.9%)

Area code: 207

Distribution of median household income in Houlton, ME in 2019
Distribution of house value in Houlton, ME in 2019
Houlton satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $40,000
  • 1998: 2 buildings, average cost: $40,000
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $78,000
  • 2000: 3 buildings, average cost: $38,300
  • 2001: 3 buildings, average cost: $177,000
  • 2002: 5 buildings, average cost: $100,500
  • 2003: 4 buildings, average cost: $119,300
  • 2004: 2 buildings, average cost: $122,500
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $70,000
  • 2006: 4 buildings, average cost: $153,800
  • 2007: 10 buildings, average cost: $163,600
  • 2008: 8 buildings, average cost: $167,700
  • 2009: 7 buildings, average cost: $128,800
  • 2010: 4 buildings, average cost: $119,300
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $124,000
  • 2012: 5 buildings, average cost: $129,800
  • 2013: 6 buildings, average cost: $171,400
  • 2014: 3 buildings, average cost: $60,700
  • 2015: 2 buildings, average cost: $175,000
  • 2016: 2 buildings, average cost: $35,000
  • 2017: 4 buildings, average cost: $110,000
  • 2018: 4 buildings, average cost: $68,800
  • 2019: 3 buildings, average cost: $153,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Houlton, ME residents
Average permit cost in Houlton, ME
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.6%
Maine:

4.7%
Historical population in Houlton, ME
Historical housing units in Houlton, ME
Most common industries in Houlton, ME (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (15.5%)
  • Educational services (10.3%)
  • Public administration (8.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.4%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.4%)
  • Wood products (4.2%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (4.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Public administration (9.2%)
  • Educational services (7.6%)
  • Wood products (7.4%)
  • Construction (6.7%)
  • Truck transportation (6.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.9%)
  • Health care (5.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (25.4%)
  • Educational services (13.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.9%)
  • Public administration (7.4%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.5%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.9%)
  • Social assistance (4.5%)
Most common occupations in Houlton, ME (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.1%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5.7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.6%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (4.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.6%)

Average climate in Houlton, Maine

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Houlton, Maine environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2016 was 40.0. This is significantly better than average.

City:

40.0
U.S.:

74.2
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2016 was 5.17. This is significantly better than average. There were 0 monitors within city limits.

City:

5.17
U.S.:

8.46

Earthquake activity:

Houlton-area historical earthquake activity is above Maine state average. It is 86% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 ML, Depth: 3.0 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 305.8 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) earthquake occurred 307.5 miles away from the city center
On 10/16/2012 at 23:12:25, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 ML, Depth: 10.0 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 222.6 miles away from the city center
On 7/14/2006 at 09:34:48, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MD, Depth: 8.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 65.9 miles away from Houlton center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 351.3 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 258.7 miles away from Houlton 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 (22) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
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: 2 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Houlton topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Houlton:

  • FOREST SPRINGS (7 ABRAHAM COURT)
  • HARMONY (11 ABRAHAM COURT)
  • HOULTON REGIONAL HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 20 HARTFORD STREET)
  • MADIGAN HOME HEALTH CARE, INC. (93 MILITARY STREET)
  • GARDINER HEALTH CARE FACILITY (PO BOX 520)
  • MADIGAN ESTATES (93 MILITARY STREET)
  • MAPLE GROVE NURSING HOME (CALAIS RD)
  • THE HOULTON REG PROG CARE FAC (20 HARTFORD ST)

Airports located in Houlton:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Houlton:

  • University of Maine (about 94 miles; Orono, ME; Full-time enrollment: 8,931)
  • Husson University (about 101 miles; Bangor, ME; FT enrollment: 2,421)
  • University of Maine at Farmington (about 151 miles; Farmington, ME; FT enrollment: 2,036)
  • University of Maine at Augusta (about 156 miles; Augusta, ME; FT enrollment: 3,204)
  • Saint Joseph's College of Maine (about 205 miles; Standish, ME; FT enrollment: 2,010)
  • Southern Maine Community College (about 208 miles; South Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 4,666)
  • University of Southern Maine (about 208 miles; Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 6,647)

Public high school in Houlton:

Private high schools in Houlton:

  • GREATER HOULTON CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 115, Location: 27 SCHOOL ST, Grades: PK-12)
  • CARLETON PROJECT (Students: 57, Location: 18 MILITARY ST, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Houlton:

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Library in Houlton:

  • CARY LIBRARY-HOULTON (Operating income: $201,116; Location: 107 MAIN STREET; 53,279 books; 1,036 audio materials; 1,821 video materials; 52 other licensed databases; 89 print serial subscriptions; 2 electronic serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Houlton: Houlton Ambulance Service (A), Houlton Town Office (B), Houlton Regional Hospital Library (C), Houlton Grange (D), Houlton Community Arena (E), Houlton Chamber of Commerce (F), Aroostook County Courthouse and Jail (G), White Memorial Building (H), Houlton Fire Department (I), Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum (J), Black Hawke Tavern Museum (K), Cary Library (L). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Plaza Shopping Center (1), Houltons Market Square Shopping Center (2), Houlton Shopping Plaza Shopping Center (3), C and G Shopping Center (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Houlton include: United Methodist Church (A), Houlton Church of Christ (B), Houlton Christian Science Society (C), First Baptist Church (D), First Church of Houlton Unitarian Universalist (E), First Congregational Church United Church of Christ (F), Gospel Light Baptist Church (G), Shiretown Baptist Church (H), Salvation Army (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Old Saint Marys Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Pearce Brook (A), Cook Brook (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Houlton include: Monument Park (1), Market Square Historic District (2), Houlton Community Park (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Southern Aroostook Agricultural Musuem (Museums; 1678 Route 1), Maine Tourism Association (Ludlow Road).

Hotels: Ivey's Motor Lodge (241 North Houlton), Shiretown Motor Inn (US 1 North At Inters), Scottish Inns (239 Bangor Street).

Court: Maine State - Courts- District Court- Houlton (Court House).

Birthplace of: Marcus Davis - Martial artist, Samantha Smith - (1972-1985), social activist, actress, Henry C. Merriam - Army Medal of Honor recipient, Alton Kelley - Artist, Happy Iott - Baseball player, Ralph Botting - Baseball player, Stan Hindman - Football player.

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 Houlton and their reported violations in the past:

HOULTON WATER COMPANY (Population served: 4,825, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
MY BROTHERS PLACE CAMPGROUND (Population served: 252, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-06-2013), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-06-2013), St Public Notif received (AUG-19-2013)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In AUG-2005, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-12-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-12-2005), St Public Notif received (2 times from NOV-16-2005 to NOV-16-2005), St Compliance achieved (JAN-10-2008)
MSAD 29 WELLINGTON SCHOOL (Population served: 107, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
GREENLAND COVE CAMPGROUND (Population served: 93, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-04-2011), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-04-2011), St Public Notif received (AUG-25-2011), St Compliance achieved (JUN-04-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2008 and JUN-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-30-2008), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-30-2008), St Compliance achieved (SEP-07-2011), St Intentional no-action (SEP-09-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
CREST VIEW MANOR (Population served: 55, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2008, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-25-2008), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-25-2008), St Public Notif received (FEB-05-2008), St Compliance achieved (MAR-13-2009)
HOULTON COMMUNITY GOLF CLUB (Population served: 35, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
MILITARY STREET BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-28-2013), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-28-2013), St Public Notif received (NOV-04-2013)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
US BORDER PATROL STATION-HODGDON (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-25-2012), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-25-2012), St Compliance achieved (OCT-29-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-30-2009), St Formal NOV issued (APR-30-2009), St Public Notif received (MAY-01-2009), St Intentional no-action (SEP-09-2011), St Compliance achieved (SEP-09-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In SEP-2012, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (NOV-01-2012), St Compliance achieved (FEB-19-2013)
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 2 regular monitoring violations

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

  • LOUISIANA-PACIFIC CORP-NEW LIM (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • STAR DUST MOTEL INC (Population served: 27, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This place:

2.2 people
Maine:

2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

59.3%
Whole state:

62.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

7.7%
Whole state:

9.4%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Houlton in 2010:

  • 229 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 58 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 25 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 6 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)

People in group quarters in Houlton in 2000:

  • 197 people in nursing homes
  • 72 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 28 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 20 people in other group homes
  • 19 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 10 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Banks with branches in Houlton (2011 data):

  • Katahdin Trust Company: Houlton Branch at 65 North Street, branch established on 1987/10/16; Houlton Operations Center Branch at 20 Katahdin Lane, branch established on 1997/05/12. Info updated 2007/04/25: Bank assets: $527.8 mil, Deposits: $425.6 mil, headquarters in Patten, ME, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 19 total offices, Holding Company: Katahdin Bankshares Corporation
  • TD Bank, National Association: Houlton Branch at 6 North St., Houlton Shopping Ctr, branch established on 1977/05/19. Info updated 2010/10/04: Bank assets: $188,912.6 mil, Deposits: $153,149.8 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, 1314 total offices, Holding Company: Toronto-Dominion Bank, The
  • Bangor Savings Bank: Houlton Branch at 38 Court Street, branch established on 1872/01/01. Info updated 2008/12/02: Bank assets: $2,556.3 mil, Deposits: $1,940.3 mil, headquarters in Bangor, ME, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 58 total offices, Holding Company: Bangor Bancorp, Mhc
  • The Bank of Maine: Houlton Branch at 76 North Street, branch established on 1996/02/20. Info updated 2011/10/17: Bank assets: $783.5 mil, Deposits: $655.7 mil, headquarters in Portland, ME, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 33 total offices
  • KeyBank National Association: Houlton Market Square Branch at 32 Market Square, branch established on 1882/01/01. Info updated 2008/03/03: Bank assets: $86,198.8 mil, Deposits: $64,214.8 mil, headquarters in Cleveland, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1067 total offices, Holding Company: Keycorp
  • Machias Savings Bank: Houlton Branch at 138 North Street, branch established on 1992/07/05. Info updated 2008/08/20: Bank assets: $933.5 mil, Deposits: $794.5 mil, headquarters in Machias, ME, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 13 total offices, Holding Company: Machias Bancorp, Mhc

For population 15 years and over in Houlton:

Marital status in Houlton, ME
  • Never married: 25.3%
  • Now married: 42.8%
  • Separated: 0.3%
  • Widowed: 19.1%
  • Divorced: 12.5%

For population 25 years and over in Houlton:

  • High school or higher: 88.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.4%
  • Unemployed: 8.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 11.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.3
Maine average:

10.5

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Houlton
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Houlton, 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
Aroostook County:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

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

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 16
This 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
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%
State:

25.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

49.7%
State:

51.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Houlton:

45.4%
State:

49.7%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.0
Maine:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

20.5%
Maine:

20.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Houlton:

12.5%
Maine:

9.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Houlton:

6.8
Maine:

6.9

Overweight people:
Houlton:

35.8%
Maine:

34.9%

General health condition:
This city:

54.9%
State:

58.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

75.8%
Maine:

78.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Houlton, ME Residents

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)
Businesses in Houlton, ME
NameCountNameCount
Ashley Furniture1McDonald's1
Burger King1New Balance1
Circle K3Nike1
Cold Stone Creamery1Rite Aid1
Dunkin Donuts1Sears1
FedEx2Toyota1
Ford1U-Haul1
GNC1U.S. Cellular1
H&R Block1UPS4
KFC1Vans1
La-Z-Boy1Walmart1

Strongest AM radio stations in Houlton:

  • WREM (710 AM; daytime; 5 kW; MONTICELLO, ME; Owner: ALLAN H WEINER)
  • 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.)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WZON (620 AM; 5 kW; BANGOR, ME; Owner: THE ZONE CORPORATION)
  • WEEI (850 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.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WABI (910 AM; 5 kW; BANGOR, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSKW (1160 AM; 10 kW; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN WIRELESS, INCORPORATED)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Houlton:

  • WHOU-FM (100.1 FM; HOULTON, ME; Owner: COUNTY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WQHR (96.1 FM; PRESQUE ISLE, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WOZI (101.9 FM; PRESQUE ISLE, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMEM (106.1 FM; PRESQUE ISLE, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBPW (96.9 FM; PRESQUE ISLE, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Houlton: Henry C. Merriam.

Houlton fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
See more detailed statistics of Houlton fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 27Number of bridges
  • 256ft / 77.8mTotal length
  • 54,365Total average daily traffic
  • 3,114Total average daily truck traffic
  • 77,720Total future (year 2034) average daily traffic
New bridges in Houlton, ME - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21920-1929
  • 31940-1949
  • 101960-1969
  • 41970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 41990-1999
  • 32000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Houlton, ME
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Houlton)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 31 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Houlton, ME)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 22 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 50 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Houlton)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 13 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Houlton)
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Houlton, ME
  • 81.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 11.5%Wood
  • 2.7%Other fuel
  • 2.4%Electricity
  • 1.4%Coal or coke
  • 0.6%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Houlton, ME
  • 58.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 26.5%Electricity
  • 9.6%Other fuel
  • 5.0%Wood


Houlton compared to Maine state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
There are 5 pilots and 5 other airmen in this city.
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