Machiasport, Maine

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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 2013: $41,210 (it was $29,531 in 2000)
Machiasport:

$41,210
ME:

$46,974

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $20,083 (it was $13,727 in 2000)

Machiasport town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $115,961 (it was $74,900 in 2000)
Machiasport:

$115,961
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
  • Races in Machiasport, ME (2010)

    Machiasport races chart
    • 1,07295.8%White alone
    • 201.8%Hispanic
    • 90.8%Black alone
    • 80.7%American Indian alone
    • 70.6%Two or more races
    • 30.3%Asian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Machiasport: 92.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Machiasport, ME City Guides:

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).

Machiasport,ME real estate house value index trend

Machiasport, Maine map

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:

2.9%



According to our research of Maine and other state lists there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Machiasport, Maine as of December 04, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in Machiasport to the number of sex offenders is 268 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+: Bronx, NY (422.0 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

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
  • 2013: 3 buildings, average cost: $55,400
  • 2014: 3 buildings, average cost: $55,400

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 44.66 N, Longitude: 67.38 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 207

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.2%
Maine:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
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%)

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

Average climate in Machiasport, Maine

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Machiasport-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 43.6 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 312.3 miles away from Machiasport center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 224.4 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 347.9 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
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).
Machiasport topographic map

Hospitals and 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: 8,931)
  • Husson University (about 71 miles; Bangor, ME; FT enrollment: 2,421)
  • University of Maine at Augusta (about 122 miles; Augusta, ME; FT enrollment: 3,204)
  • University of Maine at Farmington (about 137 miles; Farmington, ME; FT enrollment: 2,036)
  • Southern Maine Community College (about 158 miles; South Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 4,666)
  • University of Southern Maine (about 160 miles; Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 6,647)
  • Saint Joseph's College of Maine (about 165 miles; Standish, ME; FT enrollment: 2,010)

Public elementary/middle school in Machiasport:

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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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 79.5. This is about average.

City:

79.5
U.S.:

74.7

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 32.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.3
U.S.:

32.0
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%
151 people in state prisons in 2010
144 people in state prisons in 2000

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.3
Maine average:

11.2

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

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Machiasport town (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 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:

4
  • 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
  • Erik Brooks, 8 Old County Road 39/2 (Lat: 44.693778 Lon: -67.406167), Type: 106.7, Structure height: 23029 m, Overall height: 103.6 m, Registrant: 2028625989, Peter.Connolly@hklaw.Com, 800 17TH STREET, NW, SUITE 1100
  • Erik Brooks, 8 Old County Road 39/2 (Lat: 44.693778 Lon: -67.406167), Type: 106.7, Structure height: 23029 m, Overall height: 103.6 m, Registrant: 2028625989, Peter.Connolly@hklaw.Com, 800 17TH STREET, NW, SUITE 1100

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Machiasport)

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

DOWNEAST CORRECTIONAL FACILITY (Population served: 149, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2007, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (DEC-27-2006), St Public Notif requested (FEB-20-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-20-2007), St Compliance achieved (AUG-06-2008)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (83%)
  • Wood (14%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Electricity (1%)

Machiasport compared to Maine 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.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
There is 1 pilot and no other airmen in this city.
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