Howland, Maine

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Population in 2010: 1,096. Population change since 2000: -9.4%
Males: 554  (50.6%)
Females: 542  (49.4%)
Median resident age:  45.7 years
Maine median age:  43.0 years

Zip codes: 04448.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $31,555 (it was $28,261 in 2000)
Howland:

$31,555
ME:

$46,709
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $16,390 (it was $15,875 in 2000)

Howland CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $71,662 (it was $59,200 in 2000)
Howland:

$71,662
ME:

$172,300
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $82,585; Detached houses: $90,432; Townhouses or other attached units: $117,023; In 2-unit structures: $89,489; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $112,434; Mobile homes: $42,411

Median gross rent in 2012: $558.

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Howland races chart
  • White alone - 1,069 (97.5%)
  • Two or more races - 13 (1.2%)
  • Black alone - 7 (0.6%)
  • Hispanic - 5 (0.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.09%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.09%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Howland: 87.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: French (22.0%), Irish (14.9%), English (14.1%), German (8.9%), United States (7.0%), Scotch-Irish (2.9%).

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: 85.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.7%
  • Unemployed: 8.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Howland CDP:

  • Never married: 22.2%
  • Now married: 46.2%
  • Separated: 3.6%
  • Widowed: 14.5%
  • Divorced: 13.5%

26 residents are foreign born (1.5% North America, 0.9% Europe).

This place:  2.4%
Maine:  3.3%



According to our research of Maine and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Howland, Maine as of May 05, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Howland to the number of sex offenders is 1,350 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,082 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $955 (1.4%)

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 June 2014:
Here:

5.9%
Maine:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (24%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (13%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (34%)
  • Educational services (23%)
  • Retail trade (20%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (2%)
  • Wholesale trade (2%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (16%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)

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:

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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.:

74.2

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.:

9.14

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)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 26.5%
(27.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for two or more races 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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Howland compared to Maine state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population 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.

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 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (75%)
  • Wood (15%)
  • Electricity (9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Howland CDP (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 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 count: 17
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 20
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 2
  • Fatalities: 18
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 42
  • 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 Howland fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • On Sr 155, 0.8 Km E Of (Lat: 45.222000 Lon: -68.659472), Type: Tower, Structure height: 45.7 m, Overall height: 53.3 m, Call Sign: KNKA726
    Assigned Frequencies: 880.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/11/2007, Expiration Date: 01/22/2018, Certifier: Richard Ekstrand
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:

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, Rick@rccw.Com, 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:

1
  • Penobscot VA, Lat: 45.247222 Lon: -68.662028, Type: Tower, Structure height: 36.5 m, Call Sign: WQGA586
    Assigned Frequencies: 17760.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/28/2006, Expiration Date: 11/28/2016, Certifier: Danielle Small
    Registrant: Conterra Ultra Broadband, LLC, 2101 Rexford Rd Ste 200e, Charlotte, NC 28211, Phone: (704) 936-1777, Fax: (704) 936-1801, 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: CESSNA 150G (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 3081S , Serial Number: 15066981, Year manufactured: 1967, Airworthiness Date: 07/17/1967
    Registrant (Individual): Gerald D Faloon, Penobscot Ave, 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, 413 N Howland Rd, 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
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