Lubec, Maine

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Population in 2010: 1,359. Population change since 2000: -17.7%
 
Males: 658  (48.4%)
Females: 701  (51.6%)
Median resident age:  54.0 years
Maine median age:  43.0 years

Zip codes: 04652.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $28,097 (it was $20,565 in 2000)
Lubec:

$28,097
ME:

$46,709
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,232 (it was $13,081 in 2000)

Lubec town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $87,833 (it was $57,200 in 2000)
Lubec:

$87,833
ME:

$172,300
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $129,837; Detached houses: $141,592; Townhouses or other attached units: $187,799; In 2-unit structures: $229,532; Mobile homes: $56,787; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $45,906
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Lubec races chart
  • White alone - 1,319 (97.1%)
  • Two or more races - 18 (1.3%)
  • Hispanic - 14 (1.0%)
  • Asian alone - 4 (0.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 3 (0.2%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.07%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Lubec: 172.4 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (31.0%), Irish (16.5%), United States (12.8%), French (6.6%), Scottish (5.4%), Scotch-Irish (3.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 06/21/1811

Elevation: 100 feet

Land area: 33.3 square miles.

Population density: 41 people per square mile   (very low).

Lubec,ME real estate house value index trend

Lubec, Maine map

For population 25 years and over in Lubec:

  • High school or higher: 74.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.5%
  • Unemployed: 7.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lubec town:

  • Never married: 21.7%
  • Now married: 44.2%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 15.2%
  • Divorced: 17.2%

81 residents are foreign born (3.2% North America, 1.2% Europe).

This town:  4.9%
Maine:  3.3%



According to our research of Maine and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Lubec, Maine as of May 05, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Lubec to the number of sex offenders is 503 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:

Lubec town:  1.5% ($835)
Maine:  1.5% ($1,417)
Lubec satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Portland, ME (180.5 miles , pop. 64,249).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (268.3 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (443.9 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Eastport, ME (2.3 miles ), Perry, ME (3.2 miles ), Pembroke, ME (3.3 miles ), Dennysville, ME (3.5 miles ), Whiting, ME (3.7 miles ), Cutler, ME (4.0 miles ), Charlotte, ME (4.1 miles ), Robbinston, ME (4.2 miles ).

Latitude: 44.84 N, Longitude: 67.02 W

Area code: 207

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

6.4%
Maine:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (31%)
  • Food (14%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
  • Health care (3%)
  • Health care (21%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Food (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (19%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (7%)
  • Food processing workers (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (3%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4%)

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

Average climate in Lubec, Maine

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Lubec-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Maine state average. It is 94% 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 65.3 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 330.5 miles away from Lubec center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 245.6 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 15.2 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 367.1 miles away from Lubec 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 66.0 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 Washington County (18) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 9, Snows: 4, Winds: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Landslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Lubec topographic map

Birthplace of: James Henry Carleton - Officer in the Union army during the Civil War.

Hospitals and medical centers in Lubec:

  • OCEANVIEW NURSING HOME (2 SOUTH STREET)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Lubec:

  • EASTPORT MEMORIAL NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; EASTPORT, ME)

Airports located in Lubec:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lubec:

  • University of Maine (about 82 miles; Orono, ME; Full-time enrollment: 8,931)
  • Husson University (about 88 miles; Bangor, ME; FT enrollment: 2,421)
  • University of Maine at Augusta (about 142 miles; Augusta, ME; FT enrollment: 3,204)
  • University of Maine at Farmington (about 155 miles; Farmington, ME; FT enrollment: 2,036)
  • Southern Maine Community College (about 180 miles; South Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 4,666)
  • University of Southern Maine (about 181 miles; Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 6,647)
  • Saint Joseph's College of Maine (about 186 miles; Standish, ME; FT enrollment: 2,010)

Public high school in Lubec:

See full list of schools located in Lubec

Library in Lubec:

  • LUBEC MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $46,669; Location: 55 WATER STREET; 22,130 books; 440 audio materials; 907 video materials; 52 other licensed databases; 48 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Lubec: Downeast Emergency Medical Services Lubec (A), Lubec Volunteer Fire Department (B), Lubec Memorial Library (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Lubec: Christian Temple Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Tourist attraction: West Quoddy Head Visitors Center (Tours & Charters; Quoddy Head Road).

Washington 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 42.9. This is significantly better than average.

City:

42.9
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 28.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.5
U.S.:

32.0

Drinking water stations with addresses in Lubec that have no violations reported:

  • LUBEC WATER DISTRICT (Population served: 1,568, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This town:  1.9 people
Maine:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  52.2%
Whole state:  62.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  8.2%
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: 0.1% of all households

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

28.8%
Whole state:

10.9%

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

11.8%
Whole state:

4.1%
33 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
35 people in nursing homes in 2000

Lubec compared to Maine state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above 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.
  • 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 Lubec (2011 data):

  • Bar Harbor Bank & Trust: Lubec Branch at 68 Washington Street, branch established on 1936/07/01. Info updated 2007/04/24: Bank assets: $1,166.8 mil, Deposits: $723.6 mil, headquarters in Bar Harbor, ME, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 12 total offices, Holding Company: Bar Harbor Bankshares

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (86%)
  • Wood (8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)
  • Electricity (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Lubec town (based on Washington County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 25.86%
Here: 25.9%
USA: 50.2%

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%

4.44% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($46,571 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.44%
Maine average:

5.50%

0.14% of residents moved from foreign countries ($798 average AGI)
Washington County:

0.14%
Maine average:

0.04%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Penobscot County, ME  0.56% ($25,985 average AGI)
from Hancock County, ME  0.38% ($33,364)
from Cumberland County, ME  0.29% ($38,176)


4.37% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,225 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.37%
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  0.73% ($31,140 average AGI)
to Hancock County, ME  0.51% ($21,300)
to Cumberland County, ME  0.29% ($-20,029)

Strongest AM radio stations in Lubec:

  • 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.)
  • WDEA (1370 AM; 5 kW; ELLSWORTH, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WREM (710 AM; daytime; 5 kW; MONTICELLO, ME; Owner: ALLAN H WEINER)
  • 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)
  • WSKW (1160 AM; 10 kW; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN WIRELESS, INCORPORATED)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Lubec:

  • WSHD (91.7 FM; EASTPORT, ME; Owner: SHEAD MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL)
  • WMED (89.7 FM; CALAIS, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCRQ (102.9 FM; DENNYSVILLE, ME; Owner: WQDY, INC.)
Lubec, Maine:
  • Fatal accident count: 11
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 16
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 10
  • Fatalities: 12
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 21
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1
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 Lubec fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 26 meters (85ft)
Total costs: $1,342,000
Total average daily traffic: 973
Total average daily truck traffic: 77
Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic: 1,460

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • School St (Lat: 44.859806 Lon: -66.985528), Call Sign: KBT712
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.470 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/24/2012, Expiration Date: 06/15/2022
    Registrant: Pct Communications, 483 North St, Calais, ME 04619, Phone: (207) 454-2174, Fax: (207) 454-7050, Email:

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

3
  • Rt 189 (Lat: 44.841750 Lon: -67.014694), Type: Tower, Overall height: 18 m, Call Sign: WHF744, Licensee ID: L00001691
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.425 MHz, 156.450 MHz, 156.500 MHz, 156.600 MHz, 156.800 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/29/1994, Expiration Date: 02/09/2000, Cancellation Date: 05/06/2001
    Registrant: Robert S Peacock, Rt 189, Lubec, ME 04652
  • 72 Water St (Lat: 44.860083 Lon: -66.981917), Type: Building, Overall height: 11 m, Call Sign: WHH295, Licensee ID: L00001615
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.450 MHz, 156.500 MHz, 156.800 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/16/1994, Expiration Date: 12/22/2000, Cancellation Date: 05/06/2001
    Registrant: R J Peacock Canning Co Inc, 72 Water St, Lubec, ME 04652
  • Main Office 69 Water St (Lat: 44.860083 Lon: -66.982472), Type: Building, Overall height: 10 m, Call Sign: WHU317
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.450 MHz, 156.500 MHz, 156.800 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/18/1997, Expiration Date: 02/19/2002, Cancellation Date: 05/26/2002
    Registrant: Treats Island Fisheries, Lubec, ME 04652

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

22 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Lubec)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: CESSNA R172K (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 76 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO-360 SER (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 736VN , Serial Number: R1722823, Year manufactured: 1978, Airworthiness Date: 12/23/1982
    Registrant (Corporation): Morrison Gray B, Po Box 264, Lubec, ME 04652

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