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Washington County

Population in July 2009: 612. Population change since 2000: +3.0%
 

Males: 304  (49.8%)
Females: 308  (50.2%)

Median resident age:  45.2 years
Maine median age:  38.6 years

Zip code: 04648

Estimated median household income in 2011: $36,218 (it was $27,639 in 2000)
Jonesboro:

$36,218
Maine:

$46,033
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $19,641

Jonesboro town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $109,420 (it was $71,200 in 2000)
Jonesboro:

$109,420
Maine:

$171,600
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $152,455; Detached houses: $165,889; Mobile homes: $89,235
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Jonesboro races chart
  • White alone - 587 (98.8%)
  • Two or more races - 3 (0.5%)
  • Hispanic - 3 (0.5%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.2%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Jonesboro: 173.5 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: English (30.8%), Irish (15.2%), German (10.1%), French (6.9%), Scottish (6.6%), Polish (3.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 03/04/1809

Land area: 36.7 square miles.

Population density: 17 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Jonesboro:

  • High school or higher: 87.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.1%
  • Unemployed: 2.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Jonesboro town:

  • Never married: 16.9%
  • Now married: 67.6%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 4.9%
  • Divorced: 10.6%

3 residents are foreign born

This town:  0.5%
Maine:  3.3%



According to our research of Maine and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Jonesboro, Maine as of April 22, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Jonesboro to the number of sex offenders is 306 to 1.


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

Jonesboro town:  1.1% ($765)
Maine:  1.5% ($1,417)
Jonesboro satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Portland, ME (149.5 miles , pop. 64,249).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (238.6 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (413.7 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Centerville, ME (2.0 miles) , Whitneyville, ME (2.3 miles ), Columbia Falls, ME (2.5 miles ), Roque Bluffs, ME (2.6 miles ), Marshfield, ME (2.7 miles ), Machias, ME (2.7 miles ), Jonesport, ME (2.7 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 0 buildings
  • 1998: 4 buildings, average cost: $55,000
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $55,000
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $55,000
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $55,000
  • 2002: 3 buildings, average cost: $130,700
  • 2003: 3 buildings, average cost: $83,300
  • 2004: 10 buildings, average cost: $138,800
  • 2005: 10 buildings, average cost: $50,000
  • 2006: 9 buildings, average cost: $50,000
  • 2007: 8 buildings, average cost: $181,200
  • 2008: 6 buildings, average cost: $181,200
  • 2009: 5 buildings, average cost: $181,200
  • 2010: 5 buildings, average cost: $181,200
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $172,800
  • 2012: 5 buildings, average cost: $184,000

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Latitude: 44.66 N, Longitude: 67.60 W

Area code: 207

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.2%
Maine:

6.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (20%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Truck transportation (9%)
  • Health care (8%)
  • Repair and maintenance (6%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Educational services (22%)
  • Health care (19%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Social assistance (6%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (16%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (13%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10%)
  • Carpenters (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (11%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (11%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (6%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)

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Earthquake activity:

Jonesboro-area historical earthquake activity is near Maine state average. It is 78% 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 34.9 miles away from the city center
On 9/25/2005 at 03:08:57, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, 3.4 LG, Depth: 4.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 31.1 miles away from Jonesboro 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 53.1 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) earthquake occurred 54.0 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) earthquake occurred 95.7 miles away from Jonesboro center
On 9/22/2006 at 10:39:21, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 4.3 mi) earthquake occurred 36.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Washington County (18) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 9, Floods: 8, Snows: 3, Winds: 2, Floods: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Landslide: 1, Snow: 1, Snowfall: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Political contributions by individuals in Jonesboro, ME

Airports located in Jonesboro:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Jonesboro:

  • University of Maine (about 56 miles; Orono, ME; Full-time enrollment: 9,235)
  • Husson University (about 60 miles; Bangor, ME; FT enrollment: 2,107)
  • University of Maine at Farmington (about 127 miles; Farmington, ME; FT enrollment: 2,074)
  • Southern Maine Community College (about 149 miles; South Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 2,993)
  • University of Southern Maine (about 151 miles; Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 5,629)
  • University of New England (about 162 miles; Biddeford, ME; FT enrollment: 3,850)
  • University of New Hampshire-Main Campus (about 197 miles; Durham, NH; FT enrollment: 13,290)

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Notable locations in Jonesboro: Jonesboro Station (A), Sunkhaze Campground (B), Jonesboro Volunteer Fire Department (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Arna Meadow Brook (A), Tide Mill Creek (B), White Creek (C), Dry Brook (D), Libby Creek (E), Ebenezer Brook (F), Beaver Brook (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: Blueberry Patch Motel (USRoute 1 N Road) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

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

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2003 was 11.8. This is about average. There were 5 monitors within city limits.
City:

11.8
U.S.:

11.6

Drinking water stations with addresses in Jonesboro and their reported violations in the past:

WHITEHOUSE RESTAURANT (Population served: 370, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
BARREN VIEW GOLF COURSE (Population served: 90, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In SEP-2005, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-19-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-19-2005), St Compliance achieved (DEC-09-2005)
  • 9 routine major monitoring violations
SUNKHAZE CAMPGROUND (Population served: 75, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 6 routine major monitoring violations

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

Percentage of family households:
This town:  59.0%
Whole state:  62.9%

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

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.8% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

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

16.1%
Whole state:

10.9%

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

2.2%
Whole state:

4.1%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Jonesboro, ME

Jonesboro compared to Maine state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age 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 college students below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)



Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (83%)
  • Wood (13%)
  • Electricity (2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Jonesboro (based on Washington County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 25.86%
Here25.9%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchUnited Church of ChristAmerican Baptist Churches in the USACommunity Church of Christ
Adherents47.3%14.8%6.6%5.1%5.0%
Congregations16.0%20.0%12.0%5.3%5.3%
NameEpiscopal ChurchNational Association of Congregational Christian Churches The Wesleyan ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Other
Adherents5.0%3.2%2.6%1.7%8.7%
Congregations4.0%9.3%2.7%1.3%24.0%
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: 16
Washington County:

4.89 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Washington County:

1.22 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 32
Washington County:

9.78 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 37
Here:

11.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.4%
Maine:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Washington County:

28.3%
Maine:

25.0%

4.89% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($37,753 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.89%
Maine average:

6.39%

0.13% of residents moved from foreign countries ($419 average AGI)
Washington County:

0.13%
Maine average:

0.12%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Penobscot County, ME  0.57% ($29,603 average AGI)
from Hancock County, ME  0.38% ($32,065)
from Cumberland County, ME  0.19% ($32,522)


5.27% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,066 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.27%
Maine average:

6.44%

0.15% of residents moved to foreign countries ($232 average AGI)
Washington County:

0.15%
Maine average:

0.07%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Penobscot County, ME  0.91% ($26,873 average AGI)
to Hancock County, ME  0.60% ($32,097)
to Cumberland County, ME  0.32% ($34,333)

Strongest AM radio stations in Jonesboro:

  • WZON (620 AM; 5 kW; BANGOR, ME; Owner: THE ZONE CORPORATION)
  • WDEA (1370 AM; 5 kW; ELLSWORTH, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WABI (910 AM; 5 kW; BANGOR, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WSKW (1160 AM; 10 kW; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN WIRELESS, INCORPORATED)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTME (780 AM; 10 kW; RUMFORD, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WWZN (1510 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Jonesboro:

  • WALZ-FM (95.3 FM; MACHIAS, ME; Owner: WILLIAM MCVICAR & ROGER HOLST, GEN. PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNSX (97.7 FM; WINTER HARBOR, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHCF (88.5 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: BANGOR BAPTIST CHURCH)
  • WBQI (107.7 FM; BAR HARBOR, ME; Owner: MARINER BROADCASTING, L.P.)
  • WMED (89.7 FM; CALAIS, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCRQ (102.9 FM; DENNYSVILLE, ME; Owner: WQDY, INC.)

National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 2
Total length: 6 meters (20ft)
Total average daily traffic: 4,214
Total average daily truck traffic: 372
Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic: 5,916

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Jonesboro)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • JONESBORO, Rt 1a (Lat: 44.692389 Lon: -67.534250), Type: Bant, Structure height: 15 m, Overall height: 20 m, Call Sign: WQJF447
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.830 MHz, 155.850 MHz, 158.730 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/19/2008, Expiration Date: 08/19/2018, Certifier: Mark W Poole
    Registrant: State Of Maine, State House Station 138, Augusta, ME 04333-0138, Phone: (207) 624-9933, Fax: (207) 287-5623, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • JONESBORO, Us Route 1 (Lat: 44.636972 Lon: -67.626139), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 101.2 m, Overall height: 103.6 m, Call Sign: WQQQ784
    Assigned Frequencies: 11225.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/13/2013, Expiration Date: 02/13/2023, Certifier: John E Monday
    Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 2200 N. Greenville Ave, 1w, Richardson, TX 75082, Phone: (972) 234-7003, Fax: (972) 301-6893, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Jonesboro)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 7
  • Hazardous Condition: 3
  • Service Call: 1
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Jonesboro


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