Jackson, Maine

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Population in 2010: 548. Population change since 2000: +8.3%
 
Males: 278  (50.7%)
Females: 270  (49.3%)
Median resident age:  44.6 years
Maine median age:  43.0 years

Zip codes: 04921.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $32,150 (it was $26,705 in 2000)
Jackson:

$32,150
ME:

$46,709
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,151 (it was $15,525 in 2000)

Jackson town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $128,474 (it was $71,800 in 2000)
Jackson:

$128,474
ME:

$172,300
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $139,266; Detached houses: $161,267; Townhouses or other attached units: $77,962; Mobile homes: $72,019
Jackson races chart
  • White alone - 523 (95.4%)
  • Two or more races - 15 (2.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 6 (1.1%)
  • Hispanic - 2 (0.4%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.2%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.2%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Jackson: 177.8 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (21.9%), Irish (12.6%), French (7.1%), German (6.7%), Polish (5.1%), United States (5.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 06/12/1818

Elevation: 198 feet

Land area: 25.2 square miles.

Population density: 22 people per square mile   (very low).

Jackson,ME real estate house value index trend

Jackson, Maine map

For population 25 years and over in Jackson:

  • High school or higher: 81.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.9%
  • Unemployed: 7.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Jackson town:

  • Never married: 26.0%
  • Now married: 55.0%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 7.2%
  • Divorced: 10.0%

6 residents are foreign born

This town:  1.2%
Maine:  3.3%



According to our research of Maine and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Jackson, Maine as of April 19, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Jackson to the number of sex offenders is 496 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 in 2000:

Jackson town:  0.8% ($565)
Maine:  1.5% ($1,417)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Portland, ME (85.5 miles , pop. 64,249).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (185.5 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (353.7 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Brooks, ME (2.2 miles ), Monroe, ME (2.2 miles ), Thorndike, ME (2.2 miles ), Dixmont, ME (2.5 miles ), Knox, ME (2.6 miles ), Troy, ME (2.7 miles ), Swanville, ME (3.0 miles ), Unity, ME (3.1 miles ).

Latitude: 44.60 N, Longitude: 69.15 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 207

Jackson household income distribution Jackson home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

2.7%
Maine:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (21%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Truck transportation (6%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Machinery, equipment, and supplies merchant wholesalers (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Transportation equipment (3%)
  • Health care (17%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Social assistance (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Carpenters (5%)
  • Construction laborers (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Child care workers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)

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

Average climate in Jackson, Maine

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Jackson-area historical earthquake activity is near Maine state average. It is 93% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 225.4 miles away from the city center
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 52.6 miles away from Jackson center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 261.1 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 143.8 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 20.3 miles away from Jackson center
On 1/17/2000 at 08:16:20, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, 3.4 LG, Depth: 10.1 mi) earthquake occurred 63.7 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 Waldo County (17) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Storms: 10, Snows: 3, Heavy Rains: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Landslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Jackson topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Jackson:

  • HARBOR HILL CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; BELFAST, ME)
  • BRADBURY MANOR (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; BELFAST, ME)
  • THE COMMONS AT TALL PINES (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; BELFAST, ME)
  • DIALYSIS CLINIC INC. - BELFAST (Dialysis Facility, about 16 miles away; BELFAST, ME)
  • WALDO COUNTY GENERAL HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 16 miles away; BELFAST, ME)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Jackson:

  • Husson University (about 24 miles; Bangor, ME; Full-time enrollment: 2,421)
  • University of Maine (about 31 miles; Orono, ME; FT enrollment: 8,931)
  • University of Maine at Augusta (about 37 miles; Augusta, ME; FT enrollment: 3,204)
  • University of Maine at Farmington (about 50 miles; Farmington, ME; FT enrollment: 2,036)
  • Southern Maine Community College (about 86 miles; South Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 4,666)
  • Saint Joseph's College of Maine (about 86 miles; Standish, ME; FT enrollment: 2,010)
  • University of Southern Maine (about 86 miles; Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 6,647)

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Notable locations in Jackson: Jackson Corners (A), Jackson Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Fogg Cemetery (1), Styles Cemetery (2), Cates Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lake: Drake Pond (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Waldo 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)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 39.1. This is significantly better than average.

City:

39.1
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 17.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.9
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 7.36. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 23.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.36
U.S.:

9.14
Average household size:
This town:  2.3 people
Maine:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  64.1%
Whole state:  62.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  6.3%
Whole state:  9.4%

No gay or lesbian households reported

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

21.0%
Whole state:

10.9%

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

9.0%
Whole state:

4.1%

Jackson compared to Maine state average:

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

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (66%)
  • Wood (28%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)
  • Electricity (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Jackson town (based on Waldo County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 13.34%
Here: 13.3%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAUnited Methodist ChurchUnited Church of ChristChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)
Adherents24.5%14.7%14.2%10.8%5.6%
Congregations5.3%13.2%15.8%21.1%2.6%
NameLDS (Mormon) ChurchEpiscopal ChurchConservative Baptist Association of AmericaNational Association of Congregational Christian ChurchesOther
Adherents4.7%4.7%4.6%4.5%11.7%
Congregations2.6%2.6%5.3%5.3%26.3%
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: 10
Waldo County:

2.60 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
Waldo County:

1.82 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 27
Waldo County:

7.02 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 34
Here:

8.84 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.2%
Maine:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Waldo County:

26.1%
Maine:

25.0%

5.91% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,908 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.91%
Maine average:

5.50%

0.07% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,481 average AGI)
Waldo County:

0.07%
Maine average:

0.04%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Penobscot County, ME  1.14% ($27,430 average AGI)
from Kennebec County, ME  0.71% ($29,699)
from Knox County, ME  0.45% ($28,545)


6.11% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,013 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.11%
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 Penobscot County, ME  1.11% ($31,488 average AGI)
to Kennebec County, ME  0.66% ($29,010)
to Knox County, ME  0.60% ($33,391)

Strongest AM radio stations in Jackson:

  • WZON (620 AM; 5 kW; BANGOR, ME; Owner: THE ZONE CORPORATION)
  • WSKW (1160 AM; 10 kW; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN WIRELESS, INCORPORATED)
  • WABI (910 AM; 5 kW; BANGOR, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WDEA (1370 AM; 5 kW; ELLSWORTH, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WTME (780 AM; 10 kW; RUMFORD, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WFAU (1280 AM; 5 kW; GARDINER, ME; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WTVL (1490 AM; 1 kW; WATERVILLE, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMTW (870 AM; 10 kW; GORHAM, ME; Owner: RADIO PARTNERS OF MAINE, L.P.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Jackson:

  • WWBX (97.1 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBFB (104.7 FM; BELFAST, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WFZX (101.7 FM; SEARSPORT, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKIT-FM (100.3 FM; BREWER, ME; Owner: THE ZONE CORPORATION)
  • WMEP (90.5 FM; CAMDEN, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WQSS (102.5 FM; CAMDEN, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WWMJ (95.7 FM; ELLSWORTH, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WQCB (106.5 FM; BREWER, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WERU-FM (89.9 FM; BLUE HILL, ME; Owner: SALT POND COMMUNITY B/C COMPANY)
  • WTOS-FM (105.1 FM; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMEH (90.9 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WWWA (95.3 FM; WINSLOW, ME; Owner: LIGHT OF LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WCTB (93.5 FM; FAIRFIELD, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN WIRELESS, INC.)
  • WVOM (103.9 FM; HOWLAND, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WEZQ (92.9 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WHCF (88.5 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: BANGOR BAPTIST CHURCH)
  • WHQO (107.9 FM; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN WIRELESS, INC.)
  • WGUY (102.1 FM; DEXTER, ME; Owner: CONCORD MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WMCM (103.3 FM; ROCKLAND, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WJCX (99.5 FM; PITTSFIELD, ME; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)

TV broadcast stations around Jackson:

  • WABI-TV (Channel 5; BANGOR, ME; Owner: COMMUNITY BROADCASTING SERVICE)
  • W36CK (Channel 36; BANGOR, ME; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WCKD-LP (Channel 30; BANGOR/DEDHAM, ME; Owner: J. MCLEOD, ME FAMILY B/CING., INC.)
  • WBGR-LP (Channel 33; BANGOR/DEDHAM, ME; Owner: MAINE FAMILY BROADCASTING, INC.)

Jackson fatal accident list:

Jan 7, 2011 09:00 PM, Works Road, Lat: 44.58552, Lon: -69.17001, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 3
Total length: 2 meters (7ft)
Total costs: $122,000
Total average daily traffic: 1,630
Total average daily truck traffic: 116
Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic: 2,445

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: AA1MS, Licensee ID: L00955849
    Grant Date: 12/23/2004, Expiration Date: 03/22/2015, Certifier: Samuel H Davis
    Registrant: Samuel H Davis, 314 Village Rd, Jackson, ME 04921-3112
  • Call Sign: N2FXI, Licensee ID: L01118500
    Grant Date: 02/15/2006, Expiration Date: 03/14/2016, Cancellation Date: 04/04/2006, Certifier: Robert D Royds Jr
    Registrant: Robert D Royds Jr, 717 Hadley Mill Rd, Jackson, ME 04921-3122
  • Call Sign: N1BTM, Previous Call Sign: N2FXI, Licensee ID: L01118500
    Grant Date: 04/04/2006, Expiration Date: 04/04/2016, Certifier: Robert D Royds Jr
    Registrant: Robert D Royds Jr, 717 Hadley Mill Rd, Jackson, ME 04921-3122

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 6
  • Hazardous Condition: 1
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