Howland, Maine

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Population in 2010: 1,096. Population change since 2000: -9.4%
Males: 543  (49.6%)
Females: 553  (50.4%)
Median resident age:  46.7 years
Maine median age:  44.0 years

Zip codes: 04448.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $39,294 (it was $28,261 in 2000)
Howland:

$39,294
ME:

$46,974

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $18,836 (it was $15,875 in 2000)

Howland CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $79,781 (it was $59,200 in 2000)
Howland:

$79,781
ME:

$172,800

Median gross rent in 2013: $603.

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  • Races in Howland, ME (2010)

    Howland races chart
    • 1,06997.5%White alone
    • 131.2%Two or more races
    • 70.6%Black alone
    • 50.5%Hispanic
    • 10.09%American Indian alone
    • 10.09%Asian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Howland: 86.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: French (20.2%), English (19.0%), Irish (11.6%), United States (7.7%), German (6.2%), Scotch-Irish (3.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 02/10/1826

Elevation: 170 feet

Land area: 7.50 square miles.

Population density: 146 people per square mile   (very low).

Howland,ME real estate house value index trend

Howland, Maine map

For population 25 years and over in Howland:

  • High school or higher: 82.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.2%
  • Unemployed: 8.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Howland CDP:

  • Never married: 24.9%
  • Now married: 46.5%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 13.7%
  • Divorced: 14.3%

48 residents are foreign born (3.3% North America, 0.5% Europe).

This place:

4.0%
Maine:

2.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,367 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,034 (1.6%)

Howland satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Portland, ME (135.1 miles , pop. 64,249).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (235.7 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (402.3 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Passadumkeag, ME (2.2 miles ), Enfield, ME (2.2 miles ), Maxfield, ME (2.3 miles) , Edinburg, ME (2.3 miles) , Medford, ME (3.1 miles ), Lowell, ME (3.1 miles ), Lagrange, ME (3.1 miles ), Lincoln, ME (3.4 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 3 buildings, average cost: $19,000
  • 1999: 2 buildings, average cost: $47,500
  • 2000: 3 buildings, average cost: $33,300
  • 2001: 2 buildings, average cost: $25,000
  • 2003: 2 buildings, average cost: $87,500
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $45,000
  • 2005: 3 buildings, average cost: $63,700
  • 2006: 3 buildings, average cost: $28,300
  • 2007: 3 buildings, average cost: $49,500
  • 2008: 3 buildings, average cost: $49,500
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $87,500
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $73,900

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 45.25 N, Longitude: 68.66 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 207

Howland household income distribution Howland home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.1%
Maine:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (25%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (14%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (33%)
  • Educational services (31%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (2%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (2%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (20%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (14%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (13%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Transportation occupations (11%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (27%)
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (14%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (12%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (5%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (4%)

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

Average climate in Howland, Maine

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Howland-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 67.3 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 253.3 miles away from Howland center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 293.6 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 188.9 miles away from the city 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 21.8 miles away from Howland center
On 9/16/1994 at 07:01:54, a magnitude 3.6 (3.5 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 22.8 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).
Howland topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Howland:

  • CUMMINGS HEALTH CARE FACILITY (5 CROCKER STREET)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Howland:

  • University of Maine (about 25 miles; Orono, ME; Full-time enrollment: 8,931)
  • Husson University (about 30 miles; Bangor, ME; FT enrollment: 2,421)
  • University of Maine at Farmington (about 83 miles; Farmington, ME; FT enrollment: 2,036)
  • University of Maine at Augusta (about 84 miles; Augusta, ME; FT enrollment: 3,204)
  • Saint Joseph's College of Maine (about 134 miles; Standish, ME; FT enrollment: 2,010)
  • Southern Maine Community College (about 135 miles; South Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 4,666)
  • University of Southern Maine (about 136 miles; Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 6,647)

Public high school in Howland:

Public elementary/middle school in Howland:

See full list of schools located in Howland

Library in Howland:

  • THOMAS FREE LIBRARY (Operating income: $3,742; Location: 8 MAIN STREET; 10,512 books; 6 audio materials; 33 video materials; 33 state licensed databases; 24 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable location: Howland Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Howland include: Howland United Methodist Church (A), Howland Baptist Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Piscataquis River Reservoir (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Emerson Runaround (A), Merrill Brook (B), Piscataquis River (C). 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 45.4. This is significantly better than average.

City:

45.4
U.S.:

74.7

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 25.4. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 3.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.4
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2002 was 9.17. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.17
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 18.8%
(19.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.3 people
Maine:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  62.6%
Whole state:  62.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  10.1%
Whole state:  9.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households
30 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
43 people in nursing homes in 2000

Howland, Maine environmental map by EPA

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Banks with branches in Howland (2011 data):

  • Bangor Savings Bank: Howland Branch at 22 Main Street, branch established on 1940/12/27. 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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.1
Maine average:

10.5

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

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Howland CDP (based on Penobscot County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic16,58115
Mainline Protestant9,71559
Evangelical Protestant7,52380
Other2,93622
Orthodox3001
None116,868-
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: 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%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

47.8%
Maine:

51.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Howland:

40.9%
Maine:

49.7%

Average BMI:
Howland:

27.2
Maine:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

28.2%
Maine:

20.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

7.5%
Maine:

9.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Howland:

6.7
State:

6.9

Overweight people:
Here:

25.4%
State:

34.9%

General health condition:
Howland:

50.6%
Maine:

58.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Howland:

79.6%
Maine:

78.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Howland, ME Residents

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 Howland:

  • WZON (620 AM; 5 kW; BANGOR, ME; Owner: THE ZONE CORPORATION)
  • WABI (910 AM; 5 kW; BANGOR, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSKW (1160 AM; 10 kW; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN WIRELESS, INCORPORATED)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WDEA (1370 AM; 5 kW; ELLSWORTH, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WTME (780 AM; 10 kW; RUMFORD, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WNZS (1340 AM; 1 kW; VEAZIE, ME; Owner: WATERFRONT COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WSYY (1240 AM; 1 kW; MILLINOCKET, ME; Owner: KATAHDIN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WREM (710 AM; daytime; 5 kW; MONTICELLO, ME; Owner: ALLAN H WEINER)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, 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)

Strongest FM radio stations in Howland:

  • WVOM (103.9 FM; HOWLAND, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHCF (88.5 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: BANGOR BAPTIST CHURCH)
  • WHMX (105.7 FM; LINCOLN, ME; Owner: BANGOR BAPTIST CHURCH)
  • WBZN (107.3 FM; OLD TOWN, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WQCB (106.5 FM; BREWER, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WWBX (97.1 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMEH (90.9 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WWMJ (95.7 FM; ELLSWORTH, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WEZQ (92.9 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WKIT-FM (100.3 FM; BREWER, ME; Owner: THE ZONE CORPORATION)
  • WSYY-FM (94.9 FM; MILLINOCKET, ME; Owner: KATAHDIN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WGUY (102.1 FM; DEXTER, ME; Owner: CONCORD MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • Howland, Maine
  • Fatal accident count17
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents20
  • Fatal accidents involving drunken persons:2
  • Fatalities18
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents44
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents0
  • Maine average
  • Fatal accident count59
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents84
  • Fatal accidents involving drunken persons23
  • Fatalities65
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents143
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents4
See more detailed statistics of Howland fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 6Number of bridges
  • 55m180ftTotal length
  • $7,394,000Total costs
  • 14,217Total average daily traffic
  • 1,296Total average daily truck traffic
  • 19,981Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

4
  • Kyle Gruis, City Of (Lat: 45.222000 Lon: -68.659472), Type: 53.3, Overall height: 45.7 m, Registrant: 2079459979, , ONE CUMBERLAND PLACE, STE.112
  • STEVE OLSON, City Of (Lat: 45.222000 Lon: -68.659472), Type: 53.3, Overall height: 45.7 m, Registrant: 2079459979, Rick@rccw.Com, ONE CUMBERLAND PLACE, STE 112
  • Will Simonelli, City Of (Lat: 45.222000 Lon: -68.659472), Type: 53.3, Overall height: 45.7 m, Registrant: 2079459979, Rick@rccw.Com, ONE CUMBERLAND PLACE, STE 112
  • Jerri L Janjua, City Of (Lat: 45.222000 Lon: -68.659472), Type: 53.3, Overall height: 45.7 m, Registrant: 7707971070, Network.Regulatory@verizonwireless.Com, 1120 SANCTUARY PKWY, #150 GASA5REG

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • Penobscot VA, Lat: 45.247222 Lon: -68.662028, Type: Tower, Structure height: 36.5 m, Call Sign: WQGA586
    Assigned Frequencies: 17760.0 MHzGrant Date: 11/28/2006, Expiration Date: 11/28/2016, Certifier: Danielle SmallRegistrant: Conterra Ultra Broadband, LLC, 2101 Rexford Rd Ste 200e, Charlotte, NC 28211, Phone: (704) 936-1777, Fax: (704) 936-1801, Email:
  • Howland, 42 Lagoon Lane (Lat: 45.235417 Lon: -68.673250), Type: Mast, Structure height: 59.4 m, Call Sign: WQWP674
    Assigned Frequencies: 11345.0 MHz, 10975.0 MHz, 11345.0 MHz, 10975.0 MHz, 11345.0 MHz, 10975.0 MHz, 11345.0 MHz, 10975.0 MHz, 11345.0 MHz, 10975.0 MHz... (+8 more)Grant Date: 10/20/2015, Expiration Date: 10/20/2025, Certifier: Tom BuckleyRegistrant: Northeast Wireless Networks LLC, 202 Us Rt 1 Suite 206, Falmouth, ME 04105, Phone: (207) 200-2505, Fax: (207) 200-2510, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

4
  • Call Sign: N1ZFN, Licensee ID: L01260449, Grant Date: 03/22/2007, Expiration Date: 05/16/2017, Certifier: John D Carver, Registrant: John D Carver, 22 Argyle Rd, Howland, ME 04448
  • Call Sign: KB1EIW, Licensee ID: L00145459, Grant Date: 05/29/2009, Expiration Date: 08/27/2019, Certifier: Priscilla A Clark, Registrant: Priscilla A Clark, 496 N Howland Rd, Howland, ME 04448
  • Call Sign: KB1EIX, Licensee ID: L00140947, Grant Date: 05/29/2009, Expiration Date: 08/27/2019, Certifier: Gary O Clark, Registrant: Gary O Clark, 496 N Howland Rd, Howland, ME 04448
  • Call Sign: KB1FSP, Licensee ID: L00288512, Grant Date: 09/25/2010, Expiration Date: 09/29/2020, Certifier: Lester A Bouldry Jr, Registrant: Lester A Bouldry Jr, Howland, ME 04448

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-12 (Category: Land, Seats: 3, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 82 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-235 SERIES (115 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3027M , Serial Number: 12-1741, Year manufactured: 1947, Airworthiness Date: 12/24/1955
    Registrant (Individual): Donald W Buck, 413 N Howland Rd, Howland, ME 04448
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 180 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 121 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6427X , Serial Number: 18050927, Year manufactured: 1960, Airworthiness Date: 11/14/1960
    Registrant (Individual): Donald W Buck, 421 N Howland Rd # 368, Howland, ME 04448

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$88,560
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0285.00

HMDA - Conventional Home Purchase Loans

HMDA - Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

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

  • HOWLAND WATER DEPT (Population served: 1,018, Primary Water Source Type: Purch groundwater)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (77%)
  • Wood (15%)
  • Electricity (7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Howland compared to Maine state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
There are 2 pilots and no other airmen in this city.
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