Isle au Haut, Maine

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Population in 2010: 73. Population change since 2000: -7.6%
 
Males: 42  (57.5%)
Females: 31  (42.5%)
Median resident age:  49.5 years
Maine median age:  43.0 years

Zip code: 04645

Estimated median household income in 2012: $31,422 (it was $25,000 in 2000)
Isle au Haut:

$31,422
ME:

$46,709
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $15,657 (it was $11,723 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $210,829 (it was $115,900 in 2000)
Isle au Haut:

$210,829
ME:

$172,300
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $330,497; Detached houses: $330,497
Isle au Haut races chart
  • White alone - 67 (91.8%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (2.7%)
  • Two or more races - 2 (2.7%)
  • Black alone - 1 (1.4%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (1.4%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Isle au Haut: 238.4 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Ancestries: French (20.3%), English (17.7%), German (17.7%), Scottish (17.7%), Irish (12.7%), Swedish (10.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 12.7 square miles.

Population density: 5.8 people per square mile   (very low).

For population 25 years and over in Isle au Haut:

  • High school or higher: 94.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 26.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.3%
  • Unemployed: 7.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 7.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Isle au Haut town:

  • Never married: 27.0%
  • Now married: 63.5%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 9.5%

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

Isle au Haut town:  1.1% ($1,229)
Maine:  1.5% ($1,417)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Portland, ME (86.8 miles , pop. 64,249).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (173.1 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (348.2 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Stonington, ME (2.8 miles ), Swans Island, ME (3.3 miles ), Vinalhaven, ME (3.4 miles ), Deer Isle, ME (3.4 miles ), Frenchboro, ME (3.7 miles) , North Haven, ME (3.8 miles ), Brooklin, ME (3.9 miles ), Tremont, ME (4.3 miles ).

Latitude: 44.06 N, Longitude: 68.62 W

Area code: 207

Isle au Haut household income distribution Isle au Haut home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

2.5%
Maine:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

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Earthquake activity:

Isle au Haut-area historical earthquake activity is near Maine state average. It is 92% 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 30.6 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 153.9 miles away from Isle au Haut 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 254.3 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 284.9 miles away from the city center
On 2/26/1999 at 03:38:43, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 2.0 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 53.4 miles away from Isle au Haut center
On 9/22/2006 at 10:39:21, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 4.3 mi) earthquake occurred 29.3 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 Knox County (20) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 14, Storms: 10, Winter Storms: 3, Hurricanes: 2, Snows: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Isle au Haut:

  • Husson University (about 54 miles; Bangor, ME; Full-time enrollment: 2,421)
  • University of Maine (about 58 miles; Orono, ME; FT enrollment: 8,931)
  • University of Maine at Augusta (about 62 miles; Augusta, ME; FT enrollment: 3,204)
  • Southern Maine Community College (about 86 miles; South Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 4,666)
  • University of Maine at Farmington (about 87 miles; Farmington, ME; FT enrollment: 2,036)
  • University of Southern Maine (about 88 miles; Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 6,647)
  • Saint Joseph's College of Maine (about 95 miles; Standish, ME; FT enrollment: 2,010)

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Notable locations in Isle au Haut: Lookout (A), Isle Au Haut Light Station (B), Duck Harbor Landing (C), Duck Harbor Campground (D), Revere Memorial Library (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Turners Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes and swamps: Long Pond (A), Great Meadow (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Barter Creek (A), Duck Brook (B), Merchant Brook (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Beach: Goss Beach (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Knox County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Isle au Haut and their reported violations in the past:

THE KEEPERS HOUSE INN LLC (Population served: 65, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-15-2013), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-15-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-03-2013), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-03-2013), St Public Notif received (SEP-30-2013)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
Average household size:
This town:  1.7 people
Maine:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  40.5%
Whole state:  62.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  11.9%
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: 2.4% of all households

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

17.3%
Whole state:

10.9%

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

13.6%
Whole state:

4.1%

Isle au Haut compared to Maine state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (56%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (44%)

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 Isle au Haut town (based on Knox County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 27.32%
Here: 27.3%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAUnited Methodist ChurchEpiscopal ChurchUnited Church of Christ
Adherents39.5%13.8%10.5%7.7%6.6%
Congregations10.2%22.4%14.3%6.1%6.1%
NameNational Association of Congregational Christian ChurchesJewishEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnitarian Universalist AssociationOther
Adherents4.3%2.8%2.1%1.8%11.0%
Congregations4.1%2.0%2.0%2.0%30.6%
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: 17
Knox County:

4.17 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 9
Knox County:

2.21 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 30
Knox County:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 79
Here:

19.40 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.8%
Maine:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Knox County:

21.6%
Maine:

25.0%

5.11% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($40,636 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.11%
Maine average:

5.50%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Waldo County, ME  0.56% ($33,391 average AGI)
from Lincoln County, ME  0.49% ($26,645)
from Cumberland County, ME  0.33% ($37,961)


5.10% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,672 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.10%
Maine average:

5.62%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Lincoln County, ME  0.55% ($28,624 average AGI)
to Cumberland County, ME  0.54% ($34,821)
to Waldo County, ME  0.42% ($28,545)

Strongest AM radio stations in Isle au Haut:

  • WDEA (1370 AM; 5 kW; ELLSWORTH, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WZON (620 AM; 5 kW; BANGOR, ME; Owner: THE ZONE CORPORATION)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WABI (910 AM; 5 kW; BANGOR, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WSKW (1160 AM; 10 kW; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN WIRELESS, INCORPORATED)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTME (780 AM; 10 kW; RUMFORD, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMTW (870 AM; 10 kW; GORHAM, ME; Owner: RADIO PARTNERS OF MAINE, L.P.)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Isle au Haut:

  • WMEP (90.5 FM; CAMDEN, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WQSS (102.5 FM; CAMDEN, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WERU-FM (89.9 FM; BLUE HILL, ME; Owner: SALT POND COMMUNITY B/C COMPANY)
  • WFZX (101.7 FM; SEARSPORT, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMCM (103.3 FM; ROCKLAND, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBFB (104.7 FM; BELFAST, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBQX (106.9 FM; THOMASTON, ME; Owner: MARINER BROADCASTING LIMITED PARTNER)
  • WWMJ (95.7 FM; ELLSWORTH, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WNSX (97.7 FM; WINTER HARBOR, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • ISLE AU HAUT, Rural Area (Lat: 44.076722 Lon: -68.627222), Overall height: 9.4 m, Call Sign: WLU548
    Assigned Frequencies: 6315.84 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/01/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021
    Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 2099 Pennsylvania Avenue, Nw, Suite 100, Washington, DC 20006-6801, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

1
  • Moores Harbor Rd (Lat: 44.066750 Lon: -68.649472), Type: Building, Overall height: 8 m, Call Sign: KSK205, Licensee ID: L00006695
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.425 MHz, 156.450 MHz, 156.500 MHz, 156.725 MHz, 156.800 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/07/1999, Expiration Date: 01/10/2005, Cancellation Date: 03/12/2005
    Registrant: Ocean Resources Inc, B, Isle Au Haut, ME 04645

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