Houlton, Maine

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Population in 2010: 4,856. Population change since 2000: -7.9%
Males: 2,299  (47.3%)
Females: 2,557  (52.7%)
Median resident age:  43.7 years
Maine median age:  43.0 years

Zip codes: 04730.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $36,550 (it was $25,162 in 2000)
Houlton:

$36,550
ME:

$46,709
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,308 (it was $13,875 in 2000)

Houlton CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $89,771 (it was $58,800 in 2000)
Houlton:

$89,771
ME:

$172,300
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $85,420; Detached houses: $86,610; Townhouses or other attached units: $23,795; In 2-unit structures: $82,763; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $88,382; Mobile homes: $45,954

Median gross rent in 2012: $531.

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Houlton races chart
  • White alone - 4,725 (94.0%)
  • American Indian alone - 113 (2.2%)
  • Two or more races - 89 (1.8%)
  • Asian alone - 55 (1.1%)
  • Black alone - 23 (0.5%)
  • Hispanic - 22 (0.4%)
  • Other race alone - 2 (0.04%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Houlton: 88.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (19.2%), Irish (18.6%), French (17.5%), United States (8.0%), German (4.9%), Scottish (4.4%).

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,ME real estate house value index trend

Houlton, Maine map

For population 25 years and over in Houlton:

  • High school or higher: 89.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.4%
  • Unemployed: 8.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 11.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Houlton CDP:

  • Never married: 25.0%
  • Now married: 47.8%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 13.6%
  • Divorced: 12.5%

181 residents are foreign born (2.4% North America, 0.4% Europe).

This place:  3.6%
Maine:  3.3%



According to our research of Maine and other state lists there were 15 registered sex offenders living in Houlton, Maine as of May 27, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Houlton to the number of sex offenders is 407 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,260 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,137 (1.3%)

Houlton satellite photo by USGS

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 ).

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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 46.12 N, Longitude: 67.84 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,663 (+33.5%)
Workers who live and work in this place: 1,172 (60.6%)

Area code: 207

Houlton household income distribution Houlton home values distribution

Crime rates in Houlton by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 000010000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.015.70.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 864625511113
per 100,000 122.491.362.393.531.479.279.916.316.416.416.349.2
Robberies 001200111003
per 100,000 0.00.015.631.20.00.016.016.316.40.00.049.2
Assaults 110131463614
per 100,000 15.315.20.015.647.115.863.997.849.198.316.365.6
Burglaries 775260592446381734192424
per 100,000 1178.1790.9934.3919.4376.8728.2607.2277.2556.6311.2392.0393.8
Thefts 225192158176112166114109144126119124
per 100,000 3442.52920.22460.32742.71758.22627.81821.71777.32357.22063.91943.82034.5
Auto thefts 6179786246034
per 100,000 91.8258.6140.1109.1125.695.032.065.298.20.049.065.6
Arson 121002010000
per 100,000 15.330.415.60.00.031.70.016.30.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.9) 320.0262.0223.6263.1168.2224.2194.3129.8164.6133.6122.2176.8

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Houlton detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 20 (16 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.63
Maine average:

1.70
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.6%
Maine:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (37%)
  • Public administration (12%)
  • Wholesale trade (7%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (33%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)

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

Average climate in Houlton, Maine

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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

Earthquake activity:

Houlton-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Maine state average. It is 94% 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 123.8 miles away from the city center
On 7/14/2006 at 09:34:49, a magnitude 4.0 (3.5 MW, 4.0 LG, Depth: 14.9 mi) earthquake occurred 68.5 miles away from Houlton 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 307.5 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 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
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 59.4 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 Aroostook County (21) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
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).
Houlton topographic map

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.

Medal of Honor Recipients

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

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 schools in Houlton:

Private high school in Houlton:

  • GREATER HOULTON CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 185; Location: 27 SCHOOL ST; Grades: PK - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Houlton:

See full list of schools located in Houlton, School District: S A D 29 HOULTON

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)

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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).

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 2000 was 23.7. This is significantly better than average.

City:

23.7
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2000 was 22.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

22.0
U.S.:

20.2

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)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 19.0%
(18.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 29.8% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 46.3% for two or more races residents)
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

Houlton, Maine environmental map by EPA

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Houlton compared to Maine state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.

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

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Houlton, Maine:

  • Scottish Inns, Gangor Rd, Houlton, ME 04730 , Phone: (207) 532-2236
  • Iveys Motor Lodge, 241 North St, Houlton, ME 04730 , Phone: (207) 532-4206, Fax: (207) 538-3048
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Houlton, Maine

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Houlton travel time to work - commute Houlton mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (71%)
  • Wood (9%)
  • Electricity (8%)
  • Other fuel (4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)
  • No fuel used (3%)
  • Utility gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Houlton CDP (based on Aroostook County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 60.84%
Here: 60.8%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAUnited Methodist Church The Wesleyan ChurchAssemblies of God
Adherents70.7%8.7%5.8%5.6%1.6%
Congregations25.5%15.1%11.3%5.7%5.7%
NameUnited Church of ChristEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaLDS (Mormon) ChurchEpiscopal ChurchOther
Adherents1.6%1.3%1.1%1.0%2.6%
Congregations9.4%2.8%3.8%5.7%15.1%
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: 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 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)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Houlton, Maine:
  • Fatal accident count: 23
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 43
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 7
  • Fatalities: 26
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 71
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 2
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 Houlton fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Houlton)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 23 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Houlton, ME)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 7 (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: 41 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Houlton)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 8 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Houlton)
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

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