Madawaska, Maine

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Population in 2010: 2,967. Population change since 2000: -10.8%
Males: 1,417  (47.8%)
Females: 1,550  (52.2%)
Median resident age:  52.0 years
Maine median age:  43.0 years

Zip codes: 04756.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $34,431 (it was $30,605 in 2000)
Madawaska:

$34,431
ME:

$46,709
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,550 (it was $17,657 in 2000)

Madawaska CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $89,771 (it was $66,600 in 2000)
Madawaska:

$89,771
ME:

$172,300
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $93,352; Detached houses: $94,315; Townhouses or other attached units: $107,434; In 2-unit structures: $111,278; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $107,434; Mobile homes: $69,736

Median gross rent in 2012: $484.

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  • White alone - 2,904 (97.9%)
  • Hispanic - 20 (0.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 18 (0.6%)
  • Two or more races - 14 (0.5%)
  • Asian alone - 8 (0.3%)
  • Black alone - 3 (0.1%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Madawaska: 87.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: French (33.3%), French Canadian (29.7%), United States (11.4%), English (7.1%), Irish (4.6%), Polish (1.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 03/15/1831

Elevation: 595 feet

Land area: 5.28 square miles.

Population density: 562 people per square mile   (low).

Madawaska,ME real estate house value index trend

Madawaska, Maine map

For population 25 years and over in Madawaska:

  • High school or higher: 86.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.7%
  • Unemployed: 4.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Madawaska CDP:

  • Never married: 18.8%
  • Now married: 55.9%
  • Separated: 3.9%
  • Widowed: 10.6%
  • Divorced: 10.9%

528 residents are foreign born (16.1% North America).

This place:  17.0%
Maine:  3.3%



According to our research of Maine and other state lists there were 12 registered sex offenders living in Madawaska, Maine as of March 05, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Madawaska to the number of sex offenders is 360 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,435 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,152 (1.4%)

Madawaska satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Portland, ME (271.8 miles , pop. 64,249).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (373.3 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (527.2 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Frenchville, ME (2.3 miles ), St. Agatha, ME (2.8 miles ), Grand Isle, ME (3.2 miles ), Fort Kent, ME (3.7 miles ), New Canada, ME (3.8 miles ), Wallagrass, ME (4.4 miles ), Stockholm, ME (4.7 miles ), Van Buren, ME (4.7 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 17 buildings, average cost: $77,500
  • 1998: 13 buildings, average cost: $81,500
  • 1999: 9 buildings, average cost: $86,400
  • 2000: 11 buildings, average cost: $90,900
  • 2001: 10 buildings, average cost: $99,800
  • 2002: 13 buildings, average cost: $100,800
  • 2003: 10 buildings, average cost: $96,400
  • 2004: 4 buildings, average cost: $113,800
  • 2005: 8 buildings, average cost: $132,800
  • 2006: 5 buildings, average cost: $133,600
  • 2007: 5 buildings, average cost: $82,800
  • 2008: 7 buildings, average cost: $117,400
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $108,000
  • 2010: 5 buildings, average cost: $203,000
  • 2011: 4 buildings, average cost: $173,800
  • 2012: 4 buildings, average cost: $129,500

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 47.35 N, Longitude: 68.33 W

Area code: 207

Madawaska household income distribution Madawaska home values distribution

Crime rates in Madawaska by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Robberies 001010000001
per 100,000 0.00.022.10.022.10.00.00.00.00.00.024.9
Assaults 101000001020
per 100,000 21.90.022.10.00.00.00.00.023.20.049.60.0
Burglaries 457107911321364
per 100,000 87.4108.6154.7219.9154.7201.5249.969.146.3301.0148.799.6
Thefts 252833264422385438252535
per 100,000 546.3608.2729.4571.8972.6492.6863.21243.7880.6578.8619.7871.3
Auto thefts 431243220202
per 100,000 87.465.222.144.088.467.245.446.10.046.30.049.8
Arson 000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.9) 40.438.154.242.965.140.257.159.844.349.246.354.7

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Crime rate in Madawaska detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 6 (5 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.24
Maine average:

1.70
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.6%
Maine:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (30%)
  • Retail trade (26%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Information (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (23%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3%)
  • Top executives (3%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (10%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Cashiers (7%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (6%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (5%)

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

Average climate in Madawaska, Maine

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Madawaska-area historical earthquake activity is below Maine state average. It is 95% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/14/2006 at 09:34:49, a magnitude 4.0 (3.5 MW, 4.0 LG, Depth: 14.9 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 33.9 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 326.2 miles away from Madawaska center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 373.6 miles away from the city center
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) earthquake occurred 208.2 miles away from the city center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 310.1 miles away from Madawaska center
On 9/16/1994 at 04:22:42, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 141.7 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 Aroostook County (21) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 9

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 8, Snows: 7, Heavy Rains: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Madawaska topographic map

Birthplace of: Roland White - Bluegrass musician.

Hospitals and medical centers in Madawaska:

  • HIGH VIEW MANOR (517 RIVERVIEW ST)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Madawaska:

  • NORTHERN MAINE MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 14 miles away; FORT KENT, ME)
  • FOREST HILL MANOR (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; FORT KENT, ME)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Madawaska:

  • University of Maine (about 171 miles; Orono, ME; Full-time enrollment: 8,931)
  • Husson University (about 176 miles; Bangor, ME; FT enrollment: 2,421)
  • University of Maine at Farmington (about 206 miles; Farmington, ME; FT enrollment: 2,036)
  • University of Maine at Augusta (about 221 miles; Augusta, ME; FT enrollment: 3,204)
  • Saint Joseph's College of Maine (about 266 miles; Standish, ME; FT enrollment: 2,010)
  • University of Southern Maine (about 273 miles; Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 6,647)
  • Southern Maine Community College (about 273 miles; South Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 4,666)

Public high school in Madawaska:

Public elementary/middle school in Madawaska:

See full list of schools located in Madawaska

Library in Madawaska:

  • MADAWASKA PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $101,116; Location: 393 EAST MAIN STREET; 21,264 books; 400 audio materials; 582 video materials; 52 other licensed databases; 34 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Madawaska: Pelletier Siding (A), Maine District Courthouse (B), Madawaska Town Office (C), Madawaska Safety Complex (D), Madawaska Public Library (E), Madawaska Outpatient Center and Professional Building (F), Madawaska Ambulance Service (G), Senior Citizens Center (H), United States Customs and Immigration Building (I), Madawaska Fire Department (J), Fraser Guest House (K), Fraser Training Center (L), Greater Madawaska Chamber of Commerce (M). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Valley Shopping Plaza Shopping Center (1), Midtown Shopping Center (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Madawaska include: Saint Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church (A), New Covenant Christian Center (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Saint Thomas Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Albert Brook (A), Martin Brook (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: Martin's Motel (795 Main Street).

Court: Maine State - Courts- District Court- Madawaska (645 Main Street).

Aroostook County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 30.7. This is significantly better than average.

City:

30.7
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2010 was 17.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.6
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2008 was 9.44. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.44
U.S.:

9.14

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

MADAWASKA WATER DISTRICT (Population served: 2,853, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2008 and JUN-2008, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-02-2008), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-02-2008), St Public Notif received (DEC-16-2008), St Compliance achieved (JUN-05-2009)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2008 and MAR-2008, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-28-2008), St Formal NOV issued (APR-28-2008), St Public Notif received (DEC-17-2008), St Compliance achieved (JUN-05-2009)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 12.6%
(9.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  1.9 people
Maine:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  52.3%
Whole state:  62.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  5.2%
Whole state:  9.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households
43 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
22 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers in 2010
74 people in nursing homes in 2000
33 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

Madawaska, Maine environmental map by EPA

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Madawaska compared to Maine state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.

Banks with branches in Madawaska (2011 data):

  • KeyBank National Association: Madawaska Branch at 325 Main St Ste 103, branch established on 1945/10/22. Info updated 2008/03/03: Bank assets: $86,198.8 mil, Deposits: $64,214.8 mil, headquarters in Cleveland, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1067 total offices, Holding Company: Keycorp

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (62%)
  • Wood (12%)
  • Coal or coke (10%)
  • Electricity (8%)
  • Other fuel (4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Utility gas (2%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Madawaska CDP (based on Aroostook County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 60.84%
Here: 60.8%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAUnited Methodist Church The Wesleyan ChurchAssemblies of God
Adherents70.7%8.7%5.8%5.6%1.6%
Congregations25.5%15.1%11.3%5.7%5.7%
NameUnited Church of ChristEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaLDS (Mormon) ChurchEpiscopal ChurchOther
Adherents1.6%1.3%1.1%1.0%2.6%
Congregations9.4%2.8%3.8%5.7%15.1%
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: 29
Aroostook County:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 16
Aroostook County:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 56
Aroostook County:

7.78 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 66
Here:

9.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.7%
Maine:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Aroostook County:

27.6%
Maine:

25.0%

3.21% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,766 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.21%
Maine average:

5.50%

0.08% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,181 average AGI)
Aroostook County:

0.08%
Maine average:

0.04%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Penobscot County, ME  0.46% ($28,764 average AGI)
from Cumberland County, ME  0.20% ($23,132)
from Hartford County, CT  0.09% ($34,920)


3.74% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,623 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.74%
Maine average:

5.62%

0.11% of residents moved to foreign countries ($830 average AGI)
Aroostook County:

0.11%
Maine average:

0.05%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Penobscot County, ME  0.67% ($29,433 average AGI)
to Cumberland County, ME  0.37% ($47,612)
to Kennebec County, ME  0.14% ($29,722)

Strongest AM radio stations in Madawaska:

  • WFST (600 AM; 5 kW; CARIBOU, ME; Owner: NORTHERN BROADCAST MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WEGP (1390 AM; 5 kW; PRESQUE ISLE, ME; Owner: DECELLES/SMITH MEDIA, INC.)
  • WREM (710 AM; daytime; 5 kW; MONTICELLO, ME; Owner: ALLAN H WEINER)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WCHP (760 AM; 35 kW; CHAMPLAIN, NY; Owner: CHAMPLAIN RADIO, INC.)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGY (810 AM; 50 kW; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WICY (1490 AM; 50 kW; MALONE, NY; Owner: CARTIER COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • 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)

Strongest FM radio stations in Madawaska:

  • WCXX (102.3 FM; MADAWASKA, ME; Owner: THE CANXUS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WMEF (106.5 FM; FORT KENT, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP)
  • WBPW (96.9 FM; PRESQUE ISLE, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Madawaska:

  • W17BN (Channel 17; MADAWASKA, ME; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W11AA (Channel 11; MADAWASKA, ME; Owner: NEPSK, INC.)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Madawaska, Maine:
  • Fatal accident count: 13
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 18
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 4
  • Fatalities: 15
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 26
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1
Maine average:
  • Fatal accident count: 55
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 79
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 21
  • Fatalities: 61
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 132
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 3
See more detailed statistics of Madawaska fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Madawaska)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

19 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Madawaska, ME)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

7 (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 Amateur Radio Licenses:

21 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Madawaska)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: BEECH D35 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 120 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR E185 SERIES (205 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 71C , Serial Number: D-3464, Year manufactured: 1953, Airworthiness Date: 09/19/1955
    Registrant (Individual): Jean Dba Lavoie, 340 Main St, Madawaska, ME 04756, Other Owners: Second L Co Equipment

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 10
  • Hazardous Condition: 1

Incident types - Madawaska

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Madawaska, ME
Businesses in Madawaska, ME
NameCountNameCount
GNC1McDonald's1
H&R Block1RadioShack1
Kmart1Rite Aid1
La-Z-Boy1Subway1
MasterBrand Cabinets4UPS2
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