Mexico, Maine

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Population in 2010: 1,743. Population change since 2000: -10.4%
Males: 902  (51.8%)
Females: 841  (48.2%)
Median resident age:  47.4 years
Maine median age:  44.0 years

Zip codes: 04257.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $24,891 (it was $26,413 in 2000)
Mexico:

$24,891
ME:

$46,974

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $16,874 (it was $15,221 in 2000)

Mexico CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $84,964 (it was $48,400 in 2000)
Mexico:

$84,964
ME:

$172,800

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $81,126; Detached houses: $93,212; In 2-unit structures: $91,837; Mobile homes: $24,719

Median gross rent in 2013: $644.

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  • Races in Mexico, ME (2010)

    Mexico races chart
    • 1,68096.4%White alone
    • 211.2%Two or more races
    • 150.9%Hispanic
    • 90.5%Asian alone
    • 70.4%Black alone
    • 70.4%American Indian alone
    • 30.2%Other race alone
    • 10.06%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Mexico: 92.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: French (25.4%), Irish (15.4%), French Canadian (13.7%), English (8.0%), German (4.5%), Russian (4.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 02/13/1818

Elevation: 460 feet

Land area: 1.03 square miles.

Population density: 1,685 people per square mile   (low).

Mexico,ME real estate house value index trend

Mexico, Maine map

For population 25 years and over in Mexico:

  • High school or higher: 88.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.2%
  • Unemployed: 9.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Mexico CDP:

  • Never married: 30.2%
  • Now married: 47.0%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 6.3%
  • Divorced: 15.1%

23 residents are foreign born

This place:

1.2%
Maine:

2.9%



According to our research of Maine and other state lists there were 12 registered sex offenders living in Mexico, Maine as of September 01, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Mexico to the number of sex offenders is 236 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,590 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,293 (1.9%)

Mexico satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Portland, ME (63.2 miles , pop. 64,249).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (157.1 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (307.4 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Rumford, ME (0.9 miles ), Dixfield, ME (2.1 miles ), Carthage, ME (2.6 miles ), Peru, ME (2.6 miles ), Roxbury, ME (2.8 miles ), Hanover, ME (3.3 miles ), Weld, ME (3.4 miles ), Andover, ME (3.4 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 5 buildings, average cost: $72,000
  • 1998: 1 building, cost: $60,000
  • 2001: 3 buildings, average cost: $123,800
  • 2002: 5 buildings, average cost: $90,000
  • 2003: 5 buildings, average cost: $80,000
  • 2004: 4 buildings, average cost: $95,000
  • 2005: 4 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2006: 2 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2007: 3 buildings, average cost: $131,700
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $125,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 44.56 N, Longitude: 70.54 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 207

Mexico household income distribution Mexico home values distribution

Crime rates in Mexico by Year
Type 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Murders 000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 320252
per 100,000 104.570.00.074.6186.876.0
Robberies 011100
per 100,000 0.035.035.437.30.00.0
Assaults 021121
per 100,000 0.070.035.437.374.738.0
Burglaries 262825294551
per 100,000 905.3980.4884.01,081.71,681.01,937.0
Thefts 8991837013875
per 100,000 3,098.93,186.32,934.92,611.05,155.02,848.5
Auto thefts 420163
per 100,000 139.370.00.037.3224.1113.9
Arson 200100
per 100,000 69.60.00.037.30.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 267.5) 290.1290.3202.6269.0520.7336.4

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Mexico detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 5 (5 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.90
Maine average:

1.69
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.5%
Maine:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (33%)
  • Accommodation and food services (23%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (3%)
  • Finance and insurance (20%)
  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Other services, except public administration (11%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (19%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (16%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (15%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (5%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (34%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (10%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Legal occupations (4%)

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

Average climate in Mexico, Maine

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Mexico-area historical earthquake activity is near Maine state average. It is 92% 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 156.8 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 192.9 miles away from Mexico center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 90.1 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 119.2 miles away from the city center
On 1/17/2000 at 08:16:20, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, 3.4 LG, Depth: 10.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 5.0 miles away from Mexico center
On 8/21/1996 at 07:54:14, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 47.7 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 Oxford County (28) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 21
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 18, Storms: 15, Snows: 7, Hurricanes: 3, Heavy Rains: 2, Blizzard: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Mexico topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Mexico:

  • RUMFORD HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 1 miles away; RUMFORD, ME)
  • DIXFIELD HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; DIXFIELD, ME)
  • VICTORIAN VILLA NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; CANTON, ME)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Mexico:

  • University of Maine at Farmington (about 21 miles; Farmington, ME; Full-time enrollment: 2,036)
  • University of Maine at Augusta (about 40 miles; Augusta, ME; FT enrollment: 3,204)
  • Saint Joseph's College of Maine (about 51 miles; Standish, ME; FT enrollment: 2,010)
  • University of Southern Maine (about 64 miles; Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 6,647)
  • Southern Maine Community College (about 65 miles; South Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 4,666)
  • University of New England (about 77 miles; Biddeford, ME; FT enrollment: 4,539)
  • Plymouth State University (about 80 miles; Plymouth, NH; FT enrollment: 4,838)

Public high school in Mexico:

Public elementary/middle schools in Mexico:

See full list of schools located in Mexico

Library in Mexico:

  • MEXICO FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $55,042; Location: 134 MAIN STREET; 13,136 books; 236 e-books; 181 audio materials; 656 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 1 state licensed databases; 52 other licensed databases; 14 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Mexico: Med - Care Ambulance Service (A), Mexico Free Public Library (B), Mexico Fire Department (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Mexico include: Saint Theresas Church (A), Mexico Congregational Church (B), First Baptist Church (C), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Mexico Corner Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotel: Riverside Lodging & R V Sites (152 River Road).

Oxford 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 30.4. This is significantly better than average.

City:

30.4
U.S.:

74.2

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2004 was 3.52. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.52
U.S.:

1.93

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2004 was 11.5. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.5
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.15. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.15
U.S.:

9.14

Drinking water stations with addresses in Mexico that have no violations reported:

  • MEXICO WATER DISTRICT (Population served: 2,400, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • BLUE IRIS MOTOR INN (Population served: 56, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 31.9%
(33.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.3 people
Maine:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  60.5%
Whole state:  62.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  11.8%
Whole state:  9.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households
8 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
8 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000

Mexico, Maine environmental map by EPA

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Mexico compared to Maine state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Banks with branches in Mexico (2011 data):

  • Franklin Savings Bank: Mexico Branch at 20 Main Street, branch established on 1975/09/02. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $325.7 mil, Deposits: $237.8 mil, headquarters in Farmington, ME, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Fsb Bancorp, Mhc

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.4
Maine average:

10.5

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (88%)
  • Wood (5%)
  • Electricity (3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)

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 Mexico CDP (based on Oxford County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic3,7087
Mainline Protestant3,08545
Evangelical Protestant3,04537
Other71914
None47,276-
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: 14
Oxford County:

2.47 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

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

0.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 13
Oxford County:

2.29 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 45
Oxford County:

7.94 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 53
Here:

9.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.6%
Maine:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Oxford County:

25.6%
Maine:

25.0%

5.32% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,840 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.32%
Maine average:

5.50%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Androscoggin County, ME  1.17% ($32,016 average AGI)
from Cumberland County, ME  0.84% ($32,057)
from York County, ME  0.34% ($35,114)


5.44% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,857 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.44%
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 Androscoggin County, ME  1.12% ($27,227 average AGI)
to Cumberland County, ME  1.11% ($34,134)
to York County, ME  0.35% ($32,392)

Strongest AM radio stations in Mexico:

  • WTME (780 AM; 10 kW; RUMFORD, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSKW (1160 AM; 10 kW; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN WIRELESS, INCORPORATED)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WMTW (870 AM; 10 kW; GORHAM, ME; Owner: RADIO PARTNERS OF MAINE, L.P.)
  • WLAM (1470 AM; 5 kW; LEWISTON, ME; Owner: RADIO PARTNERS OF MAINE, L.P.)
  • WFAU (1280 AM; 5 kW; GARDINER, ME; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WGAN (560 AM; 5 kW; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WCHP (760 AM; 35 kW; CHAMPLAIN, NY; Owner: CHAMPLAIN RADIO, INC.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • 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.)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Mexico:

  • WLOB-FM (96.3 FM; RUMFORD, ME; Owner: ATLANTIC COAST RADIO, LLC)
  • WTBM (100.7 FM; MEXICO, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WPKQ (103.7 FM; NORTH CONWAY, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHOM (94.9 FM; MT. WASHINGTON, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WTOS-FM (105.1 FM; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMEA (90.1 FM; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBLM (102.9 FM; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKTJ-FM (99.3 FM; FARMINGTON, ME; Owner: FRANKLIN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WOXO-FM (92.7 FM; NORWAY, ME; Owner: TRI-COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Mexico:

  • WGME-TV (Channel 13; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: WGME LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WMTW-TV (Channel 8; POLAND SPRING, ME; Owner: WMTW BROADCAST GROUP, LLC)
  • WCSH (Channel 6; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: PACIFIC AND SOUTHERN COMPANY, INC.)
  • W21BI (Channel 21; FARMINGTON, ME; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • Mexico, Maine
  • Fatal accident count9
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents15
  • Fatal accidents involving drunken persons:5
  • Fatalities9
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents29
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents0
  • Maine average
  • Fatal accident count58
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents82
  • Fatal accidents involving drunken persons23
  • Fatalities63
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents140
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents4
See more detailed statistics of Mexico fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2013 here

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

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

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • 25 Bridge St (Lat: 44.555889 Lon: -70.545889), Overall height: 13.1 m, Call Sign: WPNF706, Licensee ID: L00320609
    Assigned Frequencies: 945.500 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/12/1988, Expiration Date: 04/01/2014
    Registrant: Mountain Valley Broadcasting, Inc., P.O. Box 72, Norway, ME 04268
  • MSAD DO, Lat: 44.557278 Lon: -70.539250, Type: Pole, Structure height: 30.4 m, Overall height: 35.4 m, Call Sign: WQHU220
    Assigned Frequencies: 21825.0 MHz, 21875.0 MHz, 21975.0 MHz, 21925.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/06/2007, Expiration Date: 11/06/2017, Certifier: Danielle A Small
    Registrant: Conterra Ultra Broadband, LLC, 2101 Rexford Rd Ste 200e, Charlotte, NC 28211, Phone: (704) 936-1777, Fax: (704) 936-1801, Email:
  • Mtn Valley MS, Lat: 44.555972 Lon: -70.527639, Type: Pole, Structure height: 22.6 m, Overall height: 27.8 m, Call Sign: WQHU223
    Assigned Frequencies: 21975.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/06/2007, Expiration Date: 11/06/2017, Certifier: Danielle A Small
    Registrant: Conterra Ultra Broadband, LLC, 2101 Rexford Rd Ste 200e, Charlotte, NC 28211, Phone: (704) 936-1777, Fax: (704) 936-1801, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Mexico)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3452K , Serial Number: 28-23561, Year manufactured: 1967, Airworthiness Date: 08/03/1967
    Registrant (Individual): Leo J Dyer, 7 Brigham St, Mexico, ME 04257

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2
  • Hazardous Condition: 1
Businesses in Mexico, ME
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