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Population in 2010: 254. Population change since 2000: +10.0%
 

Males: 136  (53.5%)
Females: 118  (46.5%)

Median resident age:  46.5 years
Maine median age:  43.0 years

Zip codes: 04463.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $36,087 (it was $28,750 in 2000)
Medford:

$36,087
ME:

$46,709
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,364

Medford town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $124,160 (it was $77,500 in 2000)
Medford:

$124,160
ME:

$172,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $162,827; Detached houses: $181,242; Mobile homes: $57,863

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Medford races chart
  • White alone - 250 (98.4%)
  • Black alone - 2 (0.8%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (0.4%)
  • Hispanic - 1 (0.4%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Medford: 179.2 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: English (19.0%), United States (16.5%), Irish (14.3%), French (11.7%), Scotch-Irish (4.3%), Scottish (4.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 01/31/1824

Elevation: 337 feet

Land area: 42.4 square miles.

Population density: 6.0 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).




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For population 25 years and over in Medford:

  • High school or higher: 78.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.5%
  • Unemployed: 18.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 35.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Medford town:

  • Never married: 27.2%
  • Now married: 58.0%
  • Separated: 2.5%
  • Widowed: 4.3%
  • Divorced: 8.0%



According to our research of Maine and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Medford, Maine as of November 28, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Medford to the number of sex offenders is 218 to 1.


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

Medford town:  0.5% ($383)
Maine:  1.5% ($1,417)
Medford satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Portland, ME (131.7 miles , pop. 64,249).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (233.0 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: New York, NY (407.0 miles , pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: Maxfield, ME (2.2 miles) , Milo, ME (2.6 miles ), Lagrange, ME (2.9 miles ), Howland, ME (3.1 miles ), Brownville, ME (3.2 miles ), Edinburg, ME (3.3 miles) , Sebec, ME (3.6 miles ), Atkinson, ME (3.6 miles ).

Latitude: 45.28 N, Longitude: 68.85 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 207

Medford household income distribution Medford home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

16.3%
Maine:

6.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (18%)
  • Metal and metal products (16%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Transportation equipment (9%)
  • Truck transportation (9%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (7%)
  • Wood products (5%)
  • Social assistance (15%)
  • Leather and allied products (8%)
  • Metal and metal products (8%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (8%)
  • Gasoline stations (8%)
  • Publishing, and motion picture and sound recording industries (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (16%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (12%)
  • Carpenters (11%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7%)
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (5%)
  • Woodworkers (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (23%)
  • Financial managers (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Other financial specialists (8%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Personal appearance workers (8%)

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

Average climate in Medford, Maine

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Earthquake activity:

Medford-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Maine state average. It is 77% 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 73.2 miles away from the city center
On 2/26/1999 at 03:38:43, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 2.0 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 64.2 miles away from Medford center
On 9/16/1994 at 04:22:42, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 30.5 miles away from the city 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 31.6 miles away from the city center
On 10/25/2001 at 00:24:29, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 5.8 mi) earthquake occurred 10.2 miles away from Medford center
On 9/16/1994 at 07:40:11, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 31.6 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 Piscataquis County (20) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 11, Floods: 10, Snows: 4, Snows: 3, Heavy Rains: 2, Floods: 2, Blizzard: 1, Landslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Medford topographic map

Hospitals/medical centers near Medford:

  • CUMMINGS HEALTH CARE FACILITY (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; HOWLAND, ME)

Political contributions by individuals in Medford, ME

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Medford:

  • University of Maine (about 28 miles; Orono, ME; Full-time enrollment: 9,235)
  • Husson University (about 32 miles; Bangor, ME; FT enrollment: 2,107)
  • University of Maine at Farmington (about 77 miles; Farmington, ME; FT enrollment: 2,074)
  • Southern Maine Community College (about 132 miles; South Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 2,993)
  • University of Southern Maine (about 133 miles; Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 5,629)
  • University of New England (about 148 miles; Biddeford, ME; FT enrollment: 3,850)
  • Plymouth State University (about 175 miles; Plymouth, NH; FT enrollment: 4,634)

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Notable location: Upper Ferry (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Schoodic Cemetery (1), Upper Ferry Cemetery (2), Medford Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and swamps: Mud Pond (A), Hawthorne Meadow (B), Palmer Meadow (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Alder Brook (A), Scutaze Stream (B), Schoodic Stream (C), Roberts Rocky Brook (D), Meadow Brook (E), Pleasant River (F), Cold Stream (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
Piscataquis 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
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AQI  Ozone  PM10 PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 34.6. This is about average.
City:

34.6
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.80. This is about average. There were 18 monitors within city limits.
City:

9.80
U.S.:

9.59
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2005 was 1.04. This is significantly worse than average. There were 37 monitors within city limits.
City:

1.04
U.S.:

0.49


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

Percentage of family households:
This town:  71.2%
Whole state:  62.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  17.3%
Whole state:  9.4%

No gay or lesbian households reported

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

15.0%
Whole state:

10.9%

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

4.3%
Whole state:

4.1%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Medford, ME

Medford compared to Maine state average:

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


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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. (68%)
  • Wood (26%)
  • Electricity (5%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Medford town (based on Piscataquis County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 33.64%
Here33.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAUnited Church of ChristLDS (Mormon) Church
Adherents36.9%23.3%12.5%9.8%4.1%
Congregations17.2%24.1%6.9%13.8%3.4%
NameEvangelical Free Church of AmericaChurch of the NazareneAssemblies of GodEpiscopal ChurchOther
Adherents3.6%3.3%3.2%1.6%1.8%
Congregations6.9%3.4%10.3%6.9%6.9%
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: 9
Piscataquis County:

5.24 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
Piscataquis County:

4.08 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 15
Piscataquis County:

8.74 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 18
Here:

10.49 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.4%
Maine:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Piscataquis County:

27.5%
Maine:

25.0%

6.76% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($31,722 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.76%
Maine average:

6.39%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Penobscot County, ME  1.61% ($26,069 average AGI)
from Somerset County, ME  0.48% ($19,400)
from York County, ME  0.41% ($42,000)


6.64% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,779 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.64%
Maine average:

6.44%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Penobscot County, ME  2.28% ($26,622 average AGI)
to Somerset County, ME  0.45% ($34,500)
to Cumberland County, ME  0.38% ($26,208)

Strongest AM radio stations in Medford:

  • 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.)
  • WDEA (1370 AM; 5 kW; ELLSWORTH, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WSYY (1240 AM; 1 kW; MILLINOCKET, ME; Owner: KATAHDIN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WCHP (760 AM; 35 kW; CHAMPLAIN, NY; Owner: CHAMPLAIN RADIO, 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)
  • WREM (710 AM; daytime; 5 kW; MONTICELLO, ME; Owner: ALLAN H WEINER)

Strongest FM radio stations in Medford:

  • WVOM (103.9 FM; HOWLAND, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHCF (88.5 FM; BANGOR, 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.)
  • WHMX (105.7 FM; LINCOLN, ME; Owner: BANGOR BAPTIST CHURCH)
  • WWBX (97.1 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGUY (102.1 FM; DEXTER, ME; Owner: CONCORD MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WSYY-FM (94.9 FM; MILLINOCKET, ME; Owner: KATAHDIN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WDME-FM (103.1 FM; DOVER-FOXCROFT, ME; Owner: THE ZONE CORPORATION)
  • WMEH (90.9 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WWMJ (95.7 FM; ELLSWORTH, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WKIT-FM (100.3 FM; BREWER, ME; Owner: THE ZONE CORPORATION)
  • WEZQ (92.9 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)

National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 3
Total length: 21 meters (69ft)
Total average daily traffic: 363
Total average daily truck traffic: 16
Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic: 545


FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: WING LEONARD A ZENITH CH-701 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 912 (80 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 71LW , Serial Number: 001, Airworthiness Date: 06/20/2008
    Registrant (Individual): Darryl E Luce, 1345 Medford Center Rd, Medford, ME 04463


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