Maxfield, Maine

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Population in 2010: 97. Population change since 2000: +11.5%
 
Males: 49  (50.5%)
Females: 48  (49.5%)
Median resident age:  40.5 years
Maine median age:  43.0 years

Zip code: 04453

Estimated median household income in 2012: $18,229 (it was $15,000 in 2000)
Maxfield:

$18,229
ME:

$46,709
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $14,716 (it was $11,573 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $133,180 (it was $76,300 in 2000)
Maxfield:

$133,180
ME:

$172,300
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $139,250; Detached houses: $184,054; Townhouses or other attached units: $74,785; Mobile homes: $54,011
Maxfield races chart
  • White alone - 88 (90.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 4 (4.1%)
  • Two or more races - 3 (3.1%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1 (1.0%)
  • Hispanic - 1 (1.0%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Maxfield: 231.3 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Ancestries: French (18.4%), United States (18.4%), French Canadian (16.1%), German (3.4%), Irish (3.4%), Danish (2.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 02/06/1824

Land area: 19.1 square miles.

Population density: 5.1 people per square mile   (very low).

For population 25 years and over in Maxfield:

  • High school or higher: 69.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 3.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 9.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Maxfield town:

  • Never married: 20.3%
  • Now married: 64.4%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 10.2%
  • Divorced: 5.1%

2 residents are foreign born (2.3% North America).

This town:  2.3%
Maine:  3.3%

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

Maxfield town:  1.0% ($767)
Maine:  1.5% ($1,417)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Portland, ME (134.7 miles , pop. 64,249).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (235.7 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (401.2 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Medford, ME (2.2 miles ), Howland, ME (2.3 miles ), Edinburg, ME (2.9 miles) , Lagrange, ME (3.0 miles ), Enfield, ME (3.1 miles ), Passadumkeag, ME (3.1 miles ), Milo, ME (3.4 miles ), Lincoln, ME (3.7 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $20,000
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $103,000
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $103,000
  • 2010: 3 buildings, average cost: $103,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 45.28 N, Longitude: 68.75 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 207

Maxfield household income distribution Maxfield home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

10.0%
Maine:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

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Earthquake activity:

Maxfield-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Maine state average. It is 93% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 249.5 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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 71.4 miles away from Maxfield center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 290.1 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 187.1 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, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 25.8 miles away from Maxfield center
On 2/26/1999 at 03:38:43, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 2.0 mi) earthquake occurred 67.1 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 Penobscot County (17) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 7, Snows: 5, Heavy Rains: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Maxfield:

  • CUMMINGS HEALTH CARE FACILITY (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; HOWLAND, ME)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Maxfield:

  • University of Maine (about 28 miles; Orono, ME; Full-time enrollment: 8,931)
  • Husson University (about 32 miles; Bangor, ME; FT enrollment: 2,421)
  • University of Maine at Farmington (about 81 miles; Farmington, ME; FT enrollment: 2,036)
  • University of Maine at Augusta (about 84 miles; Augusta, ME; FT enrollment: 3,204)
  • Saint Joseph's College of Maine (about 133 miles; Standish, ME; FT enrollment: 2,010)
  • Southern Maine Community College (about 135 miles; South Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 4,666)
  • University of Southern Maine (about 135 miles; Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 6,647)

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

Penobscot 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 2012 was 45.4. This is significantly better than average.

City:

45.4
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 25.4. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 5.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.4
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2002 was 9.17. This is about average. Closest monitor was 24.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.17
U.S.:

9.14
Average household size:
This town:  2.4 people
Maine:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  63.4%
Whole state:  62.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  9.8%
Whole state:  9.4%

No gay or lesbian households reported

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

31.1%
Whole state:

10.9%

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

27.0%
Whole state:

4.1%

Maxfield compared to Maine state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly 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.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (67%)
  • Wood (33%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Maxfield town (based on Penobscot County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 33.68%
Here: 33.7%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchUnited Church of ChristAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAEpiscopal Church
Adherents57.6%9.9%5.0%4.6%2.5%
Congregations13.6%14.4%10.6%10.6%4.5%
Name Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentNational Association of Congregational Christian ChurchesJewishLDS (Mormon) ChurchOther
Adherents2.5%2.1%2.0%1.6%12.0%
Congregations0.8%4.5%2.3%2.3%36.4%
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: 34
Penobscot County:

2.29 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 38
Penobscot County:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 85
Penobscot County:

5.72 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 110
Here:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.0%
Maine:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Penobscot County:

28.0%
Maine:

25.0%

4.81% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,478 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.81%
Maine average:

5.50%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($304 average AGI)
Penobscot County:

0.04%
Maine average:

0.04%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Hancock County, ME  0.44% ($29,886 average AGI)
from Cumberland County, ME  0.34% ($36,835)
from Aroostook County, ME  0.32% ($29,433)


5.52% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($36,804 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.52%
Maine average:

5.62%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($387 average AGI)
Penobscot County:

0.03%
Maine average:

0.05%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Cumberland County, ME  0.56% ($32,990 average AGI)
to Hancock County, ME  0.45% ($36,406)
to Waldo County, ME  0.29% ($27,430)

Strongest AM radio stations in Maxfield:

  • WZON (620 AM; 5 kW; BANGOR, ME; Owner: THE ZONE CORPORATION)
  • WABI (910 AM; 5 kW; BANGOR, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSKW (1160 AM; 10 kW; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN WIRELESS, INCORPORATED)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WTME (780 AM; 10 kW; RUMFORD, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSYY (1240 AM; 1 kW; MILLINOCKET, ME; Owner: KATAHDIN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WDEA (1370 AM; 5 kW; ELLSWORTH, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WREM (710 AM; daytime; 5 kW; MONTICELLO, ME; Owner: ALLAN H WEINER)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCHP (760 AM; 35 kW; CHAMPLAIN, NY; Owner: CHAMPLAIN RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Maxfield:

  • WVOM (103.9 FM; HOWLAND, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHCF (88.5 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: BANGOR BAPTIST CHURCH)
  • WHMX (105.7 FM; LINCOLN, ME; Owner: BANGOR BAPTIST CHURCH)
  • WQCB (106.5 FM; BREWER, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WBZN (107.3 FM; OLD TOWN, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WWBX (97.1 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSYY-FM (94.9 FM; MILLINOCKET, ME; Owner: KATAHDIN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WMEH (90.9 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WGUY (102.1 FM; DEXTER, ME; Owner: CONCORD MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WWMJ (95.7 FM; ELLSWORTH, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WEZQ (92.9 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WKIT-FM (100.3 FM; BREWER, ME; Owner: THE ZONE CORPORATION)
  • WDME-FM (103.1 FM; DOVER-FOXCROFT, ME; Owner: THE ZONE CORPORATION)
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 0 meters
Total average daily traffic: 136
Total average daily truck traffic: 6
Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic: 204

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KB1HLD, Licensee ID: L00421396
    Grant Date: 12/30/2011, Expiration Date: 12/30/2021, Certifier: Steven A Rozek
    Registrant: Steven A Rozek, 474 Bunker Hill Rd, Maxfield, ME 04453

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