Machias, Maine

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Population in 2010: 1,274.
Population change since 2000: -7.4%
Males: 612  (48.1%)
Females: 662  (51.9%)
Median resident age:

48.3 years
Maine median age:

45.1 years

Zip codes: 04654.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $20,922 (it was $21,250 in 2000)
Machias:

$20,922
ME:

$58,924

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $17,835 (it was $14,780 in 2000)

Machias CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $104,357 (it was $78,800 in 2000)
Machias:

$104,357
ME:

$200,500

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $131,763; detached houses: $145,179; in 2-unit structures: $98,177; mobile homes: $31,534

Median gross rent in 2019: $348.

March 2019 cost of living index in Machias: 85.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 35.2%
(32.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 75.0% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 16.5% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Machias, ME (2019)
    • 1,06290.8%White alone
    • 403.4%Hispanic
    • 332.8%American Indian alone
    • 131.1%Two or more races
    • 90.8%Black alone

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



According to our research of Maine and other state lists, there were 5 registered sex offenders living in Machias, Maine as of January 22, 2022.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Machias is 227 to 1.


Crime rates in Machias by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(43.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(46.9)
2
(94.7)
3
(141.2)
2
(90.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(46.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(94.7)
2
(95.4)
2
(95.8)
2
(95.9)
1
(48.7)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(45.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(45.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(92.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(47.3)
2
(95.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(47.9)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
2
(87.8)
5
(228.2)
3
(140.6)
2
(94.7)
6
(282.5)
4
(180.1)
1
(45.3)
5
(230.1)
7
(326.2)
4
(189.4)
1
(47.7)
2
(95.8)
5
(239.7)
1
(48.7)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
15
(658.8)
9
(410.8)
13
(609.5)
12
(568.2)
9
(423.7)
13
(585.3)
13
(588.5)
7
(322.1)
5
(233.0)
16
(757.6)
2
(95.4)
9
(431.2)
8
(383.5)
6
(292.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
41
(1,801)
45
(2,054)
45
(2,110)
18
(852.3)
30
(1,412)
57
(2,566)
38
(1,720)
37
(1,703)
41
(1,911)
31
(1,468)
20
(954.2)
33
(1,581)
24
(1,151)
28
(1,363)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
3
(131.8)
1
(45.6)
1
(46.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(46.6)
1
(47.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(47.9)
1
(48.7)
Arson
(per 100,000)
2
(87.8)
2
(91.3)
1
(46.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(46.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index181.4173.9196.4168.6255.6265.2119.1201.1161.7243.4159.4189.3215.7127.5

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Machias, ME

Crime rate in Machias detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 3 (3 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.46
Maine average:

1.65
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Machias, ME City Guides:

Ancestries: English (19.1%), American (17.8%), Scottish (8.7%), French (6.8%), German (3.4%), Scotch-Irish (3.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 06/23/1784

Elevation: 70 feet

Land area: 2.50 square miles.

Population density: 510 people per square mile   (low).

Machias, Maine map

19 residents are foreign born

This place:

1.6%
Maine:

3.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,856 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,495 (1.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Portland, ME (157.0 miles , pop. 64,249).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (245.9 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (421.1 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities:

Marshfield, ME (1.6 miles ),
Whitneyville, ME (1.9 miles ),
East Machias, ME (2.1 miles ),
Machiasport, ME (2.3 miles ),
Roque Bluffs, ME (2.5 miles ),
Jonesboro, ME (2.7 miles ),
Centerville, ME (3.1 miles),
Whiting, ME (3.2 miles )

Latitude: 44.71 N, Longitude: 67.46 W

Area code: 207

Distribution of median household income in Machias, ME in 2019
Distribution of house value in Machias, ME in 2019
Machias satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 7 buildings, average cost: $53,500
  • 1998: 3 buildings, average cost: $45,300
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $45,000
  • 2000: 2 buildings, average cost: $50,000
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $110,000
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $160,000
  • 2005: 2 buildings, average cost: $192,500
  • 2006: 4 buildings, average cost: $68,300
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $65,900
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $140,000
  • 2017: 1 building, cost: $275,000
  • 2018: 1 building, cost: $180,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Machias, ME residents
Average permit cost in Machias, ME
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.3%
Maine:

4.7%
Most common industries in Machias, ME (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (18.9%)
  • Health care (13.3%)
  • Public administration (10.6%)
  • Social assistance (7.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.5%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.1%)
  • Construction (5.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Public administration (16.5%)
  • Educational services (14.5%)
  • Construction (13.3%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.0%)
  • Health care (5.6%)
  • Repair & maintenance (4.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (22.3%)
  • Health care (19.4%)
  • Social assistance (9.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.4%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.1%)
  • Public administration (5.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (2.9%)
Most common occupations in Machias, ME (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Postsecondary teachers (6.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.6%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (3.4%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Postsecondary teachers (7.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.5%)
  • Carpenters (6.0%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (3.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.5%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.8%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5.5%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5.5%)
  • Child care workers (5.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.9%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (4.9%)

Average climate in Machias, Maine

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Machias, Maine environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 54.6. This is better than average.

City:

54.6
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 31.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.6
U.S.:

33.3

Earthquake activity:

Machias-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Maine state average. It is 83% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/16/2012 at 23:12:25, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 ML, Depth: 10.0 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 176.3 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 ML, Depth: 3.0 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 307.3 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) earthquake occurred 308.5 miles away from Machias center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 222.0 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 344.4 miles away from the city center
On 10/3/2006 at 00:07:38, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 MD, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 41.5 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 (20) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 10, Snows: 5, Winds: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Landslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Other: 2 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Machias topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Machias:

  • DOWN EAST COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 11 HOSPITAL DRIVE)
  • SUNRISE COUNTY HOMECARE SVCS. (11 BROADWAY)
  • MARSHALL HEALTH CARE AND REHAB (16 BEAL STREET)
  • MARSHALL HLTH CARE FACILITY (HIGH ST EXT)

Airports and heliports located in Machias:

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College/University in Machias:

  • University of Maine at Machias (Full-time enrollment: 613; Location: 116 O'Brien Ave; Public; Website: machias.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Machias:

  • University of Maine (about 61 miles; Orono, ME; Full-time enrollment: 8,931)
  • Husson University (about 66 miles; Bangor, ME; FT enrollment: 2,421)
  • University of Maine at Augusta (about 119 miles; Augusta, ME; FT enrollment: 3,204)
  • University of Maine at Farmington (about 133 miles; Farmington, ME; FT enrollment: 2,036)
  • Southern Maine Community College (about 156 miles; South Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 4,666)
  • University of Southern Maine (about 158 miles; Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 6,647)
  • Saint Joseph's College of Maine (about 162 miles; Standish, ME; FT enrollment: 2,010)

Public high school in Machias:

Public elementary/middle school in Machias:

Private elementary/middle school in Machias:

  • MACHIAS VALLEY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 86, Location: 8 BROADWAY, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in Machias

Library in Machias:

  • PORTER MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $72,781; Location: 92 COURT ST; 11,750 books; 300 audio materials; 600 video materials; 52 other licensed databases; 17 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Machias: Downeast Health Services (A), Washington County Jail (B), Washington County Courthouse (C), Machias Rescue (D), Machias Fire Department (E), Porter Memorial Library (F), Merrill Library (G), Machias Town Hall (H), Machias Customs House (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Gays Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Machias include: Machias Valley Baptist Church (A), Holy Name Catholic Church (B), Centre Street Congregational Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Court Street Cemetery (1), O'Brien Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Machias include: Sylvan Park (1), Bad Little Falls Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Machias Motor Inn (26 East Main Street), Margaretta Motel (RR 1 Box 48), Seagull Motel (4 East Main Street).

Court: Maine State - Courts- District Court- Machias (100 Court Street).

Birthplace of: George F. Talbot - Lawyer, George Stillman Hillard - Politician, Arlo Bates - Newspaper editor, Jeremiah O'Brien (Maine) - Politician, Roswell Dwight Hitchcock - Theologian, Samuel Harris (theologian) - Educator, Stephen Clark Foster (Maine) - Politician, Nellie Parker Spaulding - Film actor.

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

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

AOS 96 ELM STREET SCHOOL (Population served: 208, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-01-2012), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-01-2012), St Public Notif received (DEC-13-2012), St Compliance achieved (JAN-28-2013)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
WASHINGTON ACADEMY #3 (Population served: 120, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-26-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-26-2007), St Public Notif received (FEB-08-2007), St Compliance achieved (SEP-08-2011), St Intentional no-action (SEP-09-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-27-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-27-2006), St Public Notif received (JAN-08-2007), St Compliance achieved (SEP-08-2011), St Intentional no-action (SEP-09-2011)
CAUSEWAY COMMONS (Population served: 110, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
AOS 96 FORT OBRIEN SCHOOL (Population served: 88, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-21-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-21-2005), St Public Notif received (NOV-10-2005), St Compliance achieved (MAR-28-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JUL-01-2008, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-11-2008), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-11-2008), St Compliance achieved (APR-02-2009), St Intentional no-action (SEP-15-2011)
  • Water Quality Parameter M/R - Between JAN-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-20-2006), St Compliance achieved (JUL-24-2006)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
AOS 96 BAY RIDGE ELEMENTARY (Population served: 75, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2008, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-09-2008), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-09-2008), St Public Notif received (MAR-06-2009), St Compliance achieved (AUG-29-2011)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
CHANDLER RIVER LODGE (Population served: 54, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-26-2011), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-26-2011), St Compliance achieved (MAR-26-2012), St Public Notif received (MAR-26-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (AUG-16-2011), St Public Notif requested (AUG-16-2011), St BCA signed (SEP-21-2011), St Compliance achieved (SEP-21-2011), St Public Notif received (SEP-21-2011), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (SEP-21-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-20-2011), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-20-2011), St Public Notif received (JUN-23-2011), St Compliance achieved (SEP-12-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (DEC-02-2010), St Public Notif requested (DEC-02-2010), St BCA signed (SEP-21-2011), St Compliance achieved (SEP-21-2011), St Public Notif received (SEP-21-2011), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (SEP-21-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-02-2009), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-02-2009), St Public Notif received (NOV-20-2009), St Compliance achieved (SEP-08-2011), St Intentional no-action (SEP-09-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (NOV-16-2007), St Public Notif requested (NOV-16-2007), St Public Notif received (NOV-30-2007), St Compliance achieved (SEP-08-2011), St Intentional no-action (SEP-09-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-26-2007), St Public Notif requested (OCT-26-2007), St Public Notif received (NOV-06-2007), St Compliance achieved (SEP-08-2011), St Intentional no-action (SEP-09-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 10 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
MACHIAS DENTAL (Population served: 43, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-29-2008), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-29-2008), St Public Notif received (JAN-15-2009), St Compliance achieved (SEP-07-2011), St Intentional no-action (SEP-09-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-11-2008), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-11-2008), St Public Notif received (DEC-23-2008), St Compliance achieved (SEP-07-2011), St Intentional no-action (SEP-09-2011)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In SEP-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Tech Assistance Visit (SEP-18-2008), St Compliance Meeting conducted (SEP-18-2008), St Boil Water Order (SEP-18-2008), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-18-2008), St Public Notif requested (SEP-18-2008), St Public Notif received (SEP-26-2008), St Compliance achieved (SEP-07-2011), St Intentional no-action (SEP-09-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
DENNYSVILLE HOUSING (Population served: 43, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-14-2010), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-14-2010), St Public Notif received (JAN-03-2011), St Compliance achieved (MAY-24-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-25-2010), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-25-2010), St Public Notif received (MAY-06-2011), St Compliance achieved (MAY-24-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-05-2010), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-05-2010), St Public Notif received (OCT-25-2010), St Compliance achieved (MAY-24-2011)
  • OCCT/SOWT Study/Recommendation - In AUG-07-2005, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-06-2005), St Compliance achieved (NOV-17-2005)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JUL-11-2005, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-11-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-11-2005), St Compliance achieved (AUG-14-2006), St Public Notif received (AUG-14-2006)
  • Water Quality Parameter M/R - Between JAN-2005 and JUN-2005, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-06-2005), St Compliance achieved (NOV-17-2005)
  • One routine major monitoring violation

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

  • MACHIAS WATER COMPANY (Population served: 1,350, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • DOWNEAST INSTITUTE (Population served: 30, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This place:

1.9 people
Maine:

2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

41.0%
Whole state:

62.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

10.3%
Whole state:

9.4%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

People in group quarters in Machias in 2010:

  • 44 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 42 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 6 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Machias in 2000:

  • 70 people in nursing homes
  • 42 people in other group homes
  • 38 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 2 people in other nonhousehold living situations

Banks with branches in Machias (2011 data):

  • Bar Harbor Bank & Trust: Machias Branch at 20 Main Street, branch established on 1933/11/20. 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
  • Machias Savings Bank: at 4 Center Street, branch established on 1869/03/05. Info updated 2008/08/20: Bank assets: $933.5 mil, Deposits: $794.5 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 13 total offices, Holding Company: Machias Bancorp, Mhc
  • Bangor Savings Bank: Machias Branch at 1 Center Street, branch established on 1900/01/01. Info updated 2008/12/02: Bank assets: $2,556.3 mil, Deposits: $1,940.3 mil, headquarters in Bangor, ME, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 58 total offices, Holding Company: Bangor Bancorp, Mhc
  • The Bank of Maine: Machias Branch at 6 M And M Place, branch established on 2007/05/18. Info updated 2011/10/17: Bank assets: $783.5 mil, Deposits: $655.7 mil, headquarters in Portland, ME, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 33 total offices

For population 15 years and over in Machias:

Marital status in Machias, ME
  • Never married: 35.6%
  • Now married: 28.2%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 15.9%
  • Divorced: 19.7%

For population 25 years and over in Machias:

  • High school or higher: 86.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.6%
  • Unemployed: 12.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 11.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.1
Maine average:

10.5

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Machias
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Machias, ME (based on Washington County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,73137
Evangelical Protestant1,44231
Catholic1,23810
Other64813
None26,797-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 16
Here:

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
Here:

9.78 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

11.02 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Washington County:

9.4%
Maine:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Washington County:

28.3%
State:

25.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

59.2%
Maine:

53.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

62.3%
Maine:

52.9%

Average BMI:
This city:

27.6
Maine:

28.3

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

19.8%
Maine:

19.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

12.0%
State:

8.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Machias:

7.2
Maine:

6.9

Overweight people:
Machias:

35.2%
Maine:

34.3%

General health condition:
This city:

64.6%
Maine:

60.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

81.7%
Maine:

79.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Machias, ME Residents

4.12% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($46,671 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.12%
Maine average:

5.91%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Penobscot County, ME  0.70% ($33,296 average AGI)
from Hancock County, ME  0.43% ($27,340)
from Cumberland County, ME  0.30% ($55,371)


4.44% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($40,473 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.44%
Maine average:

5.73%

0.17% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,107 average AGI)
Washington County:

0.17%
Maine average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Penobscot County, ME  0.73% ($30,976 average AGI)
to Hancock County, ME  0.43% ($38,980)
to Cumberland County, ME  0.28% ($43,303)
Businesses in Machias, ME
NameCountNameCount
Baskin-Robbins1McDonald's1
Chevrolet1RadioShack1
Circle K2Rite Aid1
Dunkin Donuts1Sears1
FedEx1Subway1
Ford1True Value1
GNC1U-Haul1
H&R Block1U.S. Cellular1
MasterBrand Cabinets3UPS1

Strongest AM radio stations in Machias:

  • WZON (620 AM; 5 kW; BANGOR, ME; Owner: THE ZONE CORPORATION)
  • WABI (910 AM; 5 kW; BANGOR, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WDEA (1370 AM; 5 kW; ELLSWORTH, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • 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.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSKW (1160 AM; 10 kW; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN WIRELESS, INCORPORATED)
  • 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)
  • WWZN (1510 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Machias:

  • 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)
  • WMED (89.7 FM; CALAIS, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCRQ (102.9 FM; DENNYSVILLE, ME; Owner: WQDY, INC.)
  • Machias, Maine
  • Fatal accident count10
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents15
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons:5
  • Fatalities11
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents25
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents1
  • Maine average
  • Fatal accident count1550
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents2212
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons589
  • Fatalities1708
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents3793
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents144
See more detailed statistics of Machias fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 4Number of bridges
  • 26ft / 7.6mTotal length
  • 44,951Total average daily traffic
  • 2,247Total average daily truck traffic
  • 62,931Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Machias)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 24 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Machias, ME)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 56 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Machias)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 6. The highest number of fires - 20 took place in 2012, and the least - 0 in 2009. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Machias, ME When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (70.2%), and Outside Fires (12.5%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Machias, ME
    • 7370.2%Structure Fires
    • 1312.5%Outside Fires
    • 109.6%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 87.7%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Machias, ME
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Machias, ME
  • 72.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 13.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 8.7%Wood
  • 2.9%Electricity
  • 2.5%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Machias, ME
  • 46.2%Electricity
  • 37.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 13.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.9%Wood


Machias compared to Maine state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.

Machias on our top lists:

  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in other group homes (population 1,000+)"
  • #85 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2012 Presidential Election"
There are 5 pilots and 3 other airmen in this city.
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Thomas Richmond Halkett (1)

Total of 1 patent application in 2008-2022.