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Population in 2010: 1,119. Population change since 2000: -3.5%
 

Males: 630  (56.3%)
Females: 489  (43.7%)

Median resident age:  43.3 years
Maine median age:  43.0 years

Zip codes: 04655.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $40,347 (it was $29,531 in 2000)
Machiasport:

$40,347
ME:

$46,709
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $19,133

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $115,012 (it was $74,900 in 2000)
Machiasport:

$115,012
ME:

$172,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $151,723; Detached houses: $161,682; Townhouses or other attached units: $393,681; Mobile homes: $54,025
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Machiasport races chart
  • White alone - 1,072 (95.8%)
  • Hispanic - 20 (1.8%)
  • Black alone - 9 (0.8%)
  • American Indian alone - 8 (0.7%)
  • Two or more races - 7 (0.6%)
  • Asian alone - 3 (0.3%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Machiasport: 175.3 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: English (31.8%), Irish (16.1%), French (10.5%), United States (6.3%), German (5.3%), Scottish (5.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 01/24/1826

Elevation: 75 feet

Land area: 21.3 square miles.

Population density: 52 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).




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For population 25 years and over in Machiasport:

  • High school or higher: 79.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.7%
  • Unemployed: 1.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Machiasport town:

  • Never married: 20.0%
  • Now married: 59.5%
  • Separated: 0.2%
  • Widowed: 4.7%
  • Divorced: 15.6%

12 residents are foreign born

This town:  1.0%
Maine:  3.3%



According to our research of Maine and other state lists there were 7 registered sex offenders living in Machiasport, Maine as of December 17, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Machiasport to the number of sex offenders is 153 to 1.


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

Machiasport town:  1.0% ($760)
Maine:  1.5% ($1,417)
Machiasport satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Portland, ME (159.0 miles , pop. 64,249).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (246.5 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: New York, NY (430.3 miles , pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: Roque Bluffs, ME (2.3 miles ), Machias, ME (2.3 miles ), Cutler, ME (2.7 miles ), East Machias, ME (2.7 miles ), Marshfield, ME (2.8 miles ), Whitneyville, ME (2.9 miles ), Whiting, ME (3.0 miles ), Jonesboro, ME (3.2 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 5 buildings, average cost: $55,400
  • 1998: 3 buildings, average cost: $55,400
  • 1999: 4 buildings, average cost: $55,400
  • 2000: 2 buildings, average cost: $55,400
  • 2001: 2 buildings, average cost: $55,400
  • 2002: 4 buildings, average cost: $55,400
  • 2003: 5 buildings, average cost: $55,400
  • 2004: 9 buildings, average cost: $55,400
  • 2005: 8 buildings, average cost: $55,400
  • 2006: 6 buildings, average cost: $55,400
  • 2007: 4 buildings, average cost: $55,400
  • 2008: 3 buildings, average cost: $55,400
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $55,400
  • 2010: 3 buildings, average cost: $55,400
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $55,400
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $55,400

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Latitude: 44.66 N, Longitude: 67.38 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 207

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

9.8%
Maine:

6.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (28%)
  • Public administration (15%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Repair and maintenance (4%)
  • Health care (23%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Food (12%)
  • Social assistance (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Furniture and home furnishings, and household appliance stores (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (23%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Food processing workers (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)

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Earthquake activity:

Machiasport-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Maine state average. It is 82% 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 43.6 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 26.0 miles away from Machiasport 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 59.6 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 60.7 miles away from the city center
On 9/22/2006 at 10:39:21, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 4.3 mi) earthquake occurred 45.2 miles away from Machiasport center
On 9/16/1994 at 07:40:11, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 59.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

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

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 9, Floods: 8, Snows: 3, Winds: 2, Floods: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Landslide: 1, Snow: 1, Snowfall: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Machiasport:

  • SUNRISE COUNTY HOMECARE SVCS. (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; MACHIAS, ME)
  • MARSHALL HEALTH CARE AND REHAB (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; MACHIAS, ME)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Machiasport:

  • University of Maine (about 66 miles; Orono, ME; Full-time enrollment: 9,235)
  • Husson University (about 71 miles; Bangor, ME; FT enrollment: 2,107)
  • University of Maine at Farmington (about 137 miles; Farmington, ME; FT enrollment: 2,074)
  • Southern Maine Community College (about 158 miles; South Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 2,993)
  • University of Southern Maine (about 160 miles; Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 5,629)
  • University of New England (about 172 miles; Biddeford, ME; FT enrollment: 3,850)
  • University of New Hampshire-Main Campus (about 206 miles; Durham, NH; FT enrollment: 13,290)

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Notable locations in Machiasport: Gates House Museum (A), Machiasport Volunteer Fire Department (B), Machiasport Historical Society (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Machiasport: Holmes Bay Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes and swamps: Mill Pond (A), Sanborn Marsh (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Starboard Creek (A), Meadow Brook (B), Mill Creek (C), Machias River (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Machiasport: Fort O'Brien State Historic Site (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Beaches: Jasper Beach (A), Grays Beach (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
Washington County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
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Drinking water stations with addresses in Machiasport and their reported violations in the past:

DOWNEAST CORRECTIONAL FACILITY (Population served: 176, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-01-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-01-2005), St Compliance achieved (MAY-19-2006)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-04-2003), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-04-2003), St Public Notif received (DEC-19-2003), St Compliance achieved (MAY-19-2006)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-31-2003), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-31-2003), St Public Notif received (JUL-01-2004), St Compliance achieved (MAY-19-2006)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2000, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-11-2000), St Compliance achieved (MAY-19-2006)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-1999, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-07-1999), St Compliance achieved (JAN-04-2000)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In FEB-1997, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-14-1997), St Compliance achieved (JAN-06-1999)
Past monitoring violations:
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between AUG-31-2003 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations

Average household size:
This town:  2.4 people
Maine:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  67.6%
Whole state:  62.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  8.5%
Whole state:  9.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

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

12.2%
Whole state:

10.9%

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

3.2%
Whole state:

4.1%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Machiasport, ME

151 people in state prisons in 2010
144 people in state prisons in 2000

Machiasport compared to Maine state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed 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.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above 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. (83%)
  • Wood (14%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Electricity (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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

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

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchUnited Church of ChristAmerican Baptist Churches in the USACommunity Church of Christ
Adherents47.3%14.8%6.6%5.1%5.0%
Congregations16.0%20.0%12.0%5.3%5.3%
NameEpiscopal ChurchNational Association of Congregational Christian Churches The Wesleyan ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Other
Adherents5.0%3.2%2.6%1.7%8.7%
Congregations4.0%9.3%2.7%1.3%24.0%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 16
Washington County:

4.89 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

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

1.22 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

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

9.78 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.4%
Maine:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Washington County:

28.3%
Maine:

25.0%

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

Here:

4.89%
Maine average:

6.39%

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

0.13%
Maine average:

0.12%


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


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

Here:

5.27%
Maine average:

6.44%

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

0.15%
Maine average:

0.07%


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

Strongest AM radio stations in Machiasport:

  • WZON (620 AM; 5 kW; BANGOR, ME; Owner: THE ZONE CORPORATION)
  • WDEA (1370 AM; 5 kW; ELLSWORTH, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WABI (910 AM; 5 kW; BANGOR, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • 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 Machiasport:

  • 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.)
  • WMED (89.7 FM; CALAIS, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCRQ (102.9 FM; DENNYSVILLE, ME; Owner: WQDY, INC.)


FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • Erik Brooks, 8 Old County Road 39/2 (Lat: 44.693778 Lon: -67.406167), Type: 106.6, Overall height: 103.6 m
    Registrant: 2028625989, Pconnoll@hklaw.Com, 2099 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE, N.W., SUI
  • Erik Brooks, 8 Old County Road 39/2 (Lat: 44.693778 Lon: -67.406167), Type: 106.6, Overall height: 103.6 m
    Registrant: 2028625989, Pconnoll@hklaw.Com, 2099 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE, N.W., SUI

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

6
  • Call Sign: KD1PT, Licensee ID: L00319368
    Grant Date: 04/12/2013, Expiration Date: 06/22/2023, Certifier: Breunis M Verburgt
    Registrant: Breunis M Verburgt, Machiasport, ME 04655-0175
  • Call Sign: N1JZY, Licensee ID: L00362276
    Grant Date: 11/29/2011, Expiration Date: 11/29/2021
    Registrant: Karl K Kurz, Machiasport, ME 04655
  • Call Sign: N1MKU, Licensee ID: L00475941
    Grant Date: 07/25/2012, Expiration Date: 05/19/2022, Certifier: Gregory R Berry
    Registrant: Gregory R Berry, 9 Corn Hill, Machiasport, ME 04655
  • Call Sign: KB1JOX, Licensee ID: L00654009
    Grant Date: 03/07/2013, Expiration Date: 03/13/2023, Certifier: Carl A Hermanowski
    Registrant: Carl A Hermanowski, 101 East Side Road, Machiasport, ME 04655
  • Call Sign: KB1UFA, Licensee ID: L01566490
    Grant Date: 05/04/2010, Expiration Date: 05/04/2020, Certifier: Daniel R Williams
    Registrant: Daniel R Williams, 13 Sprague Rd, Machiasport, ME 04655
  • Call Sign: KB1UUA, Licensee ID: L01593858
    Grant Date: 09/22/2010, Expiration Date: 09/22/2020, Certifier: Rose M Williams
    Registrant: Rose M Williams, 13 Sprague Rd, Machiasport, ME 04655


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