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Population in 2010: 806. Population change since 2000: +7.9%
 

Males: 393  (48.8%)
Females: 413  (51.2%)

Median resident age:  39.6 years
Maine median age:  43.0 years

Zip codes: 04986.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $40,129 (it was $33,333 in 2000)
Knox:

$40,129
ME:

$46,709
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,779

Knox town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $122,569 (it was $68,500 in 2000)
Knox:

$122,569
ME:

$172,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $161,630; Detached houses: $192,385; Townhouses or other attached units: $188,408; In 2-unit structures: $389,810; Mobile homes: $74,572
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Knox races chart
  • White alone - 777 (96.4%)
  • Asian alone - 11 (1.4%)
  • Hispanic - 8 (1.0%)
  • Two or more races - 6 (0.7%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 2 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 2 (0.2%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Knox: 160.1 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Ancestries: United States (18.3%), English (17.8%), Irish (15.9%), French (12.3%), Scottish (7.0%), German (3.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 02/12/1819

Land area: 29.1 square miles.

Population density: 28 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Knox:

  • High school or higher: 84.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.9%
  • Unemployed: 7.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 34.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Knox town:

  • Never married: 19.3%
  • Now married: 62.5%
  • Separated: 0.4%
  • Widowed: 8.1%
  • Divorced: 9.8%

7 residents are foreign born

This town:  0.9%
Maine:  3.3%



According to our research of Maine and other state lists there were 7 registered sex offenders living in Knox, Maine as of November 22, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Knox to the number of sex offenders is 109 to 1.


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

Knox town:  1.0% ($654)
Maine:  1.5% ($1,417)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Portland, ME (78.9 miles , pop. 64,249).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (178.7 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: New York, NY (356.1 miles , pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: Thorndike, ME (2.1 miles ), Brooks, ME (2.2 miles ), Freedom, ME (2.3 miles ), Morrill, ME (2.5 miles ), Jackson, ME (2.6 miles ), Montville, ME (2.6 miles ), Waldo, ME (2.6 miles ), Unity, ME (3.0 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 0 buildings
  • 1998: 0 buildings
  • 1999: 0 buildings
  • 2000: 0 buildings
  • 2001: 0 buildings
  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 2003: 0 buildings
  • 2004: 3 buildings, average cost: $83,300
  • 2005: 5 buildings, average cost: $83,300
  • 2006: 8 buildings, average cost: $12,500
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $120,000
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $190,000
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $190,000
  • 2012: 0 buildings

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Latitude: 44.52 N, Longitude: 69.21 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 207

Knox household income distribution Knox home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.6%
Maine:

6.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (16%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Repair and maintenance (6%)
  • Truck transportation (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Wood products (3%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Health care (15%)
  • Finance and insurance (10%)
  • Social assistance (8%)
  • Food and beverage stores (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Publishing, and motion picture and sound recording industries (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (11%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Cashiers (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)

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Earthquake activity:

Knox-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Maine state average. It is 74% 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 54.1 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 15.3 miles away from Knox 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 60.6 miles away from the city center
On 1/3/2000 at 21:05:50, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, 3.4 LG, Depth: 6.0 mi) earthquake occurred 49.4 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 73.0 miles away from Knox 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 73.5 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 Waldo County (17) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 3

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

Birthplace of: Effie Crockett - Actor.


Hospitals/medical centers near Knox:

  • HARBOR HILL CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; BELFAST, ME)
  • BRADBURY MANOR (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; BELFAST, ME)
  • THE COMMONS AT TALL PINES (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; BELFAST, ME)

Political contributions by individuals in Knox, ME

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Knox:

  • Husson University (about 30 miles; Bangor, ME; Full-time enrollment: 2,107)
  • University of Maine (about 38 miles; Orono, ME; FT enrollment: 9,235)
  • University of Maine at Farmington (about 48 miles; Farmington, ME; FT enrollment: 2,074)
  • Southern Maine Community College (about 79 miles; South Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 2,993)
  • University of Southern Maine (about 80 miles; Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 5,629)
  • University of New England (about 94 miles; Biddeford, ME; FT enrollment: 3,850)
  • University of New Hampshire-Main Campus (about 129 miles; Durham, NH; FT enrollment: 13,290)

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Notable location: Knox Station (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Knox: Knox Ridge Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: East Knox Cemetery (1), Sunny Side Cemetery (2), Leonard Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and swamps: Mixer Pond (A), Stantial Bog (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Knox: Frye Mountain State Game Management Area (1). Display/hide its location 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

Average household size:
This town:  2.6 people
Maine:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  71.2%
Whole state:  62.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  14.1%
Whole state:  9.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

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

13.2%
Whole state:

10.9%

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

3.1%
Whole state:

4.1%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Knox, ME

Knox compared to Maine state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black 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.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000



Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (74%)
  • Wood (22%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Electricity (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 13.34%
Here13.3%
USA50.2%

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%

6.98% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($38,612 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.98%
Maine average:

6.39%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Penobscot County, ME  1.45% ($34,254 average AGI)
from Knox County, ME  0.91% ($36,763)
from Kennebec County, ME  0.66% ($28,642)


6.63% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($33,230 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.63%
Maine average:

6.44%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Penobscot County, ME  1.30% ($34,091 average AGI)
to Knox County, ME  0.64% ($33,261)
to Kennebec County, ME  0.57% ($27,901)

Strongest AM radio stations in Knox:

  • WSKW (1160 AM; 10 kW; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN WIRELESS, INCORPORATED)
  • WZON (620 AM; 5 kW; BANGOR, ME; Owner: THE ZONE CORPORATION)
  • WABI (910 AM; 5 kW; BANGOR, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WFAU (1280 AM; 5 kW; GARDINER, ME; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTME (780 AM; 10 kW; RUMFORD, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WDEA (1370 AM; 5 kW; ELLSWORTH, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WTVL (1490 AM; 1 kW; WATERVILLE, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • 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)
  • WGAN (560 AM; 5 kW; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Knox:

  • 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.)
  • WMEP (90.5 FM; CAMDEN, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WQSS (102.5 FM; CAMDEN, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKIT-FM (100.3 FM; BREWER, ME; Owner: THE ZONE CORPORATION)
  • WWWA (95.3 FM; WINSLOW, ME; Owner: LIGHT OF LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WWMJ (95.7 FM; ELLSWORTH, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WTOS-FM (105.1 FM; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMCM (103.3 FM; ROCKLAND, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WERU-FM (89.9 FM; BLUE HILL, ME; Owner: SALT POND COMMUNITY B/C COMPANY)
  • WCTB (93.5 FM; FAIRFIELD, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN WIRELESS, INC.)
  • WQCB (106.5 FM; BREWER, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WHQO (107.9 FM; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN WIRELESS, INC.)
  • WBQX (106.9 FM; THOMASTON, ME; Owner: MARINER BROADCASTING LIMITED PARTNER)
  • WMEH (90.9 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WEZQ (92.9 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WMME-FM (92.3 FM; AUGUSTA, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBYA (105.5 FM; ISLESBORO, ME; Owner: MARINER BROADCASTING LIMTED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WGUY (102.1 FM; DEXTER, ME; Owner: CONCORD MEDIA GROUP, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Knox:

  • 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.)
  • WFYW-LP (Channel 69; FAIRFIELD/WATERVILLE, ME; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)

National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 2
Total length: 1 meters (3ft)
Total costs: $108,000
Total average daily traffic: 2,802
Total average daily truck traffic: 222
Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic: 3,925


FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • Top Aborn Hill (Lat: 44.523694 Lon: -69.197250), Call Sign: KCE322
    Assigned Frequencies: 42.1400 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/17/2011, Expiration Date: 03/05/2021
    Registrant: Waldo County Ema, 45a Congress St, Belfast, ME 04915, Phone: (207) 338-3870, Email:
  • Atop Aborn Hill (Lat: 44.523694 Lon: -69.197250), Type: Tower, Structure height: 18 m, Call Sign: KKL800
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.030 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/21/2012, Expiration Date: 07/14/2022
    Registrant: Shulman Rogers Gandal Pordy & Ecker, P.A., 12505 Park Potomac Ave., 6th Flr, Potomac, MD 20854, Phone: (301) 255-0553, Fax: (301) 230-2891
  • Top Of Abon Hill (Lat: 44.523694 Lon: -69.197250), Call Sign: WDN228
    Assigned Frequencies: 452.775 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/23/2013, Expiration Date: 04/12/2023
    Registrant: Waldo County Ema, 4 Public Safety Way, Belfast, ME 04915, Phone: (207) 338-3870, Fax: (207) 338-1890, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

5
  • Call Sign: KD1O, Previous Call Sign: N1OPV, Licensee ID: L00256248
    Grant Date: 08/08/2006, Expiration Date: 11/04/2016, Certifier: Stephen P Curry
    Registrant: Stephen P Curry, 1688 Belfast Road, Knox, ME 04986
  • Call Sign: N1TN, Previous Call Sign: KB1BWJ, Licensee ID: L00501087
    Grant Date: 09/07/2007, Expiration Date: 08/21/2017, Certifier: Stephen P Curry
    Registrant: Waldo County Amateur Radio Association, 1688 Belfast Road, Knox, ME 04986
  • Call Sign: W1EMA, Previous Call Sign: KB1EWK, Licensee ID: L00213091
    Grant Date: 01/05/2010, Expiration Date: 03/31/2020, Certifier: Stephen P Curry
    Registrant: Waldo County Ares Races Assn, 1688 Belfast Rd, Knox, ME 04986
  • Call Sign: KB1HPE, Licensee ID: L00429953
    Grant Date: 09/21/2011, Expiration Date: 12/07/2021, Certifier: Matthew T Clay
    Registrant: Matthew T Clay, 41 Weed Rd, Knox, ME 04986
  • Call Sign: KB1KPG, Licensee ID: L00782060
    Grant Date: 12/16/2003, Expiration Date: 12/16/2013, Certifier: Joan J Sheldon
    Registrant: Joan J Sheldon, 25 Knox Ridge South, Knox, ME 04986


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 6
  • Hazardous Condition: 10
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Knox


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