Machias, Maine

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Population in 2010: 1,274. Population change since 2000: -7.4%
Males: 630  (49.5%)
Females: 644  (50.5%)
Median resident age:  36.9 years
Maine median age:  44.0 years

Zip codes: 04654.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $34,406 (it was $21,250 in 2000)
Machias:

$34,406
ME:

$46,974

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $18,913 (it was $14,780 in 2000)

Machias CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $87,440 (it was $78,800 in 2000)
Machias:

$87,440
ME:

$172,800

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $142,292; Detached houses: $160,778; Townhouses or other attached units: $105,888; In 2-unit structures: $184,307; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $317,416; Mobile homes: $52,385; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $22,467

Median gross rent in 2013: $559.

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  • Races in Machias, ME (2010)

    Machias races chart
    • 1,20194.3%White alone
    • 292.3%Hispanic
    • 161.3%Asian alone
    • 171.3%Two or more races
    • 100.8%American Indian alone
    • 10.08%Black alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Machias: 87.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (31.1%), Irish (13.7%), French (8.3%), German (7.4%), Scotch-Irish (5.7%), United States (5.4%).

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,ME real estate house value index trend

Machias, Maine map

For population 25 years and over in Machias:

  • High school or higher: 85.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.8%
  • Unemployed: 12.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 11.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Machias CDP:

  • Never married: 31.4%
  • Now married: 42.2%
  • Separated: 0.4%
  • Widowed: 8.3%
  • Divorced: 17.7%

56 residents are foreign born (1.5% Europe, 1.5% North America, 1.2% Asia).

This place:

4.1%
Maine:

2.9%



According to our research of Maine and other state lists there were 5 registered sex offenders living in Machias, Maine as of August 05, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Machias to the number of sex offenders is 427 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 with mortgages in 2013: $2,432 (2.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,451 (1.8%)

Machias satellite photo by USGS

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 ).

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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 44.71 N, Longitude: 67.46 W

Area code: 207

Machias household income distribution Machias home values distribution
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 4 (4 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.84
Maine average:

1.69
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.7%
Maine:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (27%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (38%)
  • Other services, except public administration (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Public administration (2%)
  • Finance and insurance (2%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Education, training, and library occupations (18%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (12%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (19%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)

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

Average climate in Machias, Maine

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Machias-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 42.3 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 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 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 24.5 miles away from Machias 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 54.3 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).
Machias topographic map

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.

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 located in Machias:

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 schools in Machias:

Public elementary/middle school in Machias:

Private elementary/middle school in Machias:

  • MACHIAS VALLEY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 64; Location: 6 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)

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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).

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 54.3. This is better than average.

City:

54.3
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 31.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.6
U.S.:

32.0

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)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 13.8%
(13.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 14.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 24.1% for two or more races residents)
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

Machias, Maine environmental map by EPA

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Machias compared to Maine state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.

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

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Machias, Maine:

  • Machias Motor Inn, 26 E Main St, Machias, ME 04654 , Phone: (207) 255-4861
  • Univ Of Maine At Machias, 9 Obrien Ave, Machias, ME 04654 , Phone: (207) 255-3313, Fax: (207) 255-4864
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Machias, Maine

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.0
Maine average:

10.5

Machias travel time to work - commute Machias mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (63%)
  • Electricity (15%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (15%)
  • Wood (4%)
  • Other fuel (3%)
  • Coal or coke (1%)

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 Machias CDP (based on Washington County data)

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
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 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 count11
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents15
  • Fatal accidents involving drunken persons:5
  • Fatalities11
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents29
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents1
  • Maine average
  • Fatal accident count58
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents82
  • Fatal accidents involving drunken persons23
  • Fatalities63
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents140
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents4
See more detailed statistics of Machias fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2013 here

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2
  • 3 Mi Bearing 25 Deg From Machias (Lat: 44.693611 Lon: -67.407778), Type: Tower, Structure height: 103.6 m, Overall height: 106.4 m, Call Sign: KNKN923
    Assigned Frequencies: 880.020 MHz, 880.020 MHz, 880.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/02/2010, Expiration Date: 10/01/2020, Certifier: John E Rooney
    Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite 1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:
  • Rt 92 Bucks Harbor Road (Lat: 44.693778 Lon: -67.406167), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 103.6 m, Overall height: 106.7 m, Call Sign: KNKN831
    Assigned Frequencies: 869.040 MHz, 869.040 MHz, 869.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/23/2010, Expiration Date: 10/01/2020, Certifier: David C Jatlow
    Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 1120 20th Street, Nw, Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 457-2055, Fax: (202) 457-3074, Email:

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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  • Dan A Longfellow, Pumpkin Ridge (Lat: 44.725833 Lon: -67.495833), Type: 25.8, Overall height: 22.7 m
    Registrant: 2079732707, Dlongfel@bhe.Com, 33 STATE ST., Phone: (Lon) gfe-llow
  • Dan Longfellow, Pumpkin Ridge (Lat: 44.725917 Lon: -67.495750), Type: 25.9, Overall height: 25.9 m
    Registrant: 2079416665, , 33 STATE ST, Phone: (Lon) gfe-llow
  • Dan Longfellow, Pumpkin Ridge (Lat: 44.725917 Lon: -67.495750), Type: 25.9, Overall height: 25.9 m
    Registrant: 2079416665, , 33 STATE ST, Phone: (Lon) gfe-llow
  • PETER M CONNOLLY, 3 Mi Bearing 25 Deg From Machias (Lat: 44.693611 Lon: -67.407778), Type: 106.4, Overall height: 103.6 m
    Registrant: 7733998900, Renee.Mazur@uscellular.Com, 8410 W. BRYN MAWR AVENUE, SUITE 700
  • 3 Mi Bearing 25 Deg From Machias (Lat: 44.693611 Lon: -67.407778), Type: 106.4, Overall height: 103.6 m
    Registrant: 2024675700, Linda.Hartman@koteen.Com, 1150 CONNECTICUT AVENUE SUITE 1000

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Machias, ME)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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  • MACHIASPORT, 3 Mi Bearing 25 Deg From Machias (Lat: 44.693611 Lon: -67.407778), Type: Tower, Structure height: 103.6 m, Overall height: 106.4 m, Call Sign: WMR222
    Assigned Frequencies: 6635.00 MHz, 6345.49 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/28/2010, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Certifier: John E Rooney
    Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite 1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:
  • STATION, University Of Maine Campus Torrey Hall (Lat: 44.712833 Lon: -67.455250), Structure height: 12.2 m, Call Sign: WNEZ329
    Assigned Frequencies: 21825.0 MHz, 22275.0 MHz, 21875.0 MHz, 22125.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/14/2009, Expiration Date: 10/11/2019, Cancellation Date: 03/11/2011
    Registrant: University Of Maine System, 46 University Drive, Augusta, ME 04330, Phone: (207) 621-3462, Email:
  • Various Locations (Lat: 44.726722 Lon: -67.495806), Overall height: 6.1 m, Call Sign: WPJF301
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.256 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/22/2001, Expiration Date: 06/27/2011, Cancellation Date: 08/27/2011
    Registrant: Shulman, Rogers, Gandal, Pordy & Ecker, P.A., 11921 Rockville Pike, 3rd Floor, Rockville, MD 20852, Phone: (301) 255-0553, Fax: (301) 230-2891
  • MACHIAS, Rt 92 Bucks Harbor Road (Lat: 44.693778 Lon: -67.406167), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 103.6 m, Overall height: 106.7 m, Call Sign: WQQQ785
    Assigned Frequencies: 10735.0 MHz, 10775.0 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 Paging Towers:

1
  • Maine Rt. 192 & U.S. Rt 1a, Appr. 2.45 Mi Nw Of (Lat: 44.818944 Lon: -67.502472), Type: Tower, Structure height: 45.7 m, Call Sign: KRS712
    Assigned Frequencies: 35.5000 MHz, 158.700 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/24/2009, Expiration Date: 04/01/2019
    Registrant: Blooston, Mordkofsky, Dickens, Duffy & Prendergast, LLP, 2120 L Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20037, Phone: (202) 659-0830, Fax: (202) 828-5568

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

2
  • Machias Valley Airport (Lat: 44.707778 Lon: -67.480833), Type: Pole, Structure height: 6 m, Overall height: 6.1 m, Call Sign: WRLB2286
    Assigned Frequencies: 0.25151 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/17/2005, Expiration Date: 09/28/2014
    Registrant: Land Use Consultants, Inc., 966 Riverside St, Portland, ME 04103-1046, Phone: (207) 878-3313, Fax: (207) 878-0201, Email:
  • Cross Island (Lat: 44.614806 Lon: -67.281389), Type: Building, Overall height: 11 m, Call Sign: WXZ272
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.450 MHz, 156.800 MHz, 156.900 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/07/1999, Expiration Date: 02/09/2005, Cancellation Date: 04/16/2005
    Registrant: Hurricane Island Outward Bound School, 75 Mechanic St, Rockland, ME 04841, Phone: (207) 594-5548, Fax: (207) 594-9425, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

42 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Machias)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-161 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 108 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3858M , Serial Number: 28-7816628, Year manufactured: 1978, Airworthiness Date: 05/26/1978
    Registrant (Corporation): Machias Auto Parts Inc, Rr 1 Box 32c, Machias, ME 04654
  • Aircraft: AEROFAB INC LAKE 250 (Category: Amphibian, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING TI0-540 SER (310 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8549A , Serial Number: 111, Year manufactured: 1991, Airworthiness Date: 02/21/1991
    Registrant (Co-Owned): James E Sparaga, 75 Court St, Machias, ME 04654, Other Owners: Kathleen M Sparaga

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
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
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