Monson, Maine

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Population in 2010: 686. Population change since 2000: +3.0%
 
Males: 363  (52.9%)
Females: 323  (47.1%)
Median resident age:  50.4 years
Maine median age:  43.0 years

Zip codes: 04464.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $33,845 (it was $26,964 in 2000)
Monson:

$33,845
ME:

$46,709
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,454 (it was $14,044 in 2000)

Monson town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $98,367 (it was $61,400 in 2000)
Monson:

$98,367
ME:

$172,300
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $133,837; Detached houses: $137,960; Townhouses or other attached units: $106,824; In 2-unit structures: $97,922; Mobile homes: $84,251
Monson races chart
  • White alone - 656 (95.6%)
  • Two or more races - 14 (2.0%)
  • Hispanic - 8 (1.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 4 (0.6%)
  • Black alone - 2 (0.3%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.1%)
  • Other race alone - 1 (0.1%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Monson: 162.1 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (20.4%), French (14.6%), Irish (12.9%), Scottish (10.4%), United States (9.6%), German (7.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 02/08/1822

Elevation: 850 feet

Land area: 47.1 square miles.

Population density: 15 people per square mile   (very low).

Monson, Maine map

For population 25 years and over in Monson:

  • High school or higher: 76.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.0%
  • Unemployed: 8.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Monson town:

  • Never married: 23.4%
  • Now married: 59.0%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 6.0%
  • Divorced: 10.8%

5 residents are foreign born

This town:  0.8%
Maine:  3.3%



According to our research of Maine and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Monson, Maine as of June 02, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Monson to the number of sex offenders is 324 to 1.


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

Monson town:  1.2% ($719)
Maine:  1.5% ($1,417)
Monson satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Portland, ME (118.3 miles , pop. 64,249).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (219.8 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (378.0 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Abbot, ME (2.5 miles ), Willimantic, ME (2.5 miles) , Shirley, ME (2.7 miles) , Guilford, ME (3.1 miles ), Parkman, ME (3.4 miles ), Bowerbank, ME (3.5 miles) , Greenville, ME (3.6 miles ), Wellington, ME (3.8 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 6 buildings, average cost: $91,700
  • 1998: 5 buildings, average cost: $101,700
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $109,200
  • 2000: 5 buildings, average cost: $114,400
  • 2001: 2 buildings, average cost: $121,400
  • 2002: 3 buildings, average cost: $130,700
  • 2003: 3 buildings, average cost: $132,800
  • 2004: 6 buildings, average cost: $141,800
  • 2005: 4 buildings, average cost: $150,200
  • 2006: 2 buildings, average cost: $171,000
  • 2007: 5 buildings, average cost: $181,200
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $165,900
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $172,800
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $184,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 45.29 N, Longitude: 69.51 W

Area code: 207

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

11.2%
Maine:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Furniture and related product manufacturing (18%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (7%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (6%)
  • Wood products (4%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (12%)
  • Furniture and related product manufacturing (10%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Food and beverage stores (6%)
  • Health care (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (13%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (9%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (5%)
  • Carpenters (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (12%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Woodworkers (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Business operations specialists (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (6%)

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

Average climate in Monson, Maine

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Monson-area historical earthquake activity is near 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 213.7 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 255.3 miles away from Monson 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 161.2 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 93.3 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 55.8 miles away from Monson center
On 7/14/2006 at 09:34:49, a magnitude 4.0 (3.5 MW, 4.0 LG, Depth: 14.9 mi) earthquake occurred 120.0 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 Piscataquis County (20) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 11, Snows: 7, Heavy Rains: 2, Blizzard: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Landslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Monson topographic map

Birthplace of: Olive Winchester - Theologian and minister.

Hospitals and medical centers near Monson:

  • MAYO REGIONAL HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 15 miles away; DOVER FOXCROFT, ME)
  • HIBBARD NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; DOVER FOXCROFT, ME)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Monson:

  • Husson University (about 48 miles; Bangor, ME; Full-time enrollment: 2,421)
  • University of Maine (about 49 miles; Orono, ME; FT enrollment: 8,931)
  • University of Maine at Farmington (about 54 miles; Farmington, ME; FT enrollment: 2,036)
  • University of Maine at Augusta (about 68 miles; Augusta, ME; FT enrollment: 3,204)
  • Saint Joseph's College of Maine (about 112 miles; Standish, ME; FT enrollment: 2,010)
  • University of Southern Maine (about 119 miles; Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 6,647)
  • Southern Maine Community College (about 119 miles; South Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 4,666)

Public elementary/middle school in Monson:

See full list of schools located in Monson

Library in Monson:

  • MONSON PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $6,665; Location: 10 TENNEY HILL ROAD; 5,802 books; 60 audio materials; 50 video materials; 52 other licensed databases; 3 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Monson: Finn Hall (A), Monson Volunteer Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Monson: Monson Community Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Monson Cemetery (1), Hillside Cemetery (2), Lake Road Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Towne Pond (A), Bell Pond (B), Doe Pond (C), Doughty Ponds (D), Eighteen Pond (E), Eighteen Quarry Pond (F), Lily Pond (G), Meadow Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: North Pond Brook (A), Goodell Brook (B), Hammond Brook (C), Witham Brook (D), Peppermint Brook (E), Prescott Brook (F). 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
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 36.1. This is significantly better than average.

City:

36.1
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2001 was 28.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.8
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2010 was 5.04. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 13.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.04
U.S.:

9.14

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

MONSON UTILITIES DISTRICT (Population served: 303, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 13 regular monitoring violations
Average household size:
This town:  2.2 people
Maine:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  60.1%
Whole state:  62.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  7.5%
Whole state:  9.4%

No gay or lesbian households reported

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

15.7%
Whole state:

10.9%

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

7.2%
Whole state:

4.1%
2 people in other group homes in 2000

Monson compared to Maine state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population 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 below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher 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. (73%)
  • Wood (16%)
  • Electricity (9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Utility gas (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 Monson town (based on Piscataquis County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 33.64%
Here: 33.6%
USA: 50.2%

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%

5.65% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,622 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.65%
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 Penobscot County, ME  2.00% ($26,472 average AGI)
from Somerset County, ME  0.36% ($34,864)
from Cumberland County, ME  0.28% ($48,588)


6.17% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($27,622 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.17%
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  2.15% ($27,541 average AGI)
to Somerset County, ME  0.39% ($25,583)
to York County, ME  0.29% ($23,333)

Strongest AM radio stations in Monson:

  • WSKW (1160 AM; 10 kW; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN WIRELESS, INCORPORATED)
  • WZON (620 AM; 5 kW; BANGOR, ME; Owner: THE ZONE CORPORATION)
  • WTME (780 AM; 10 kW; RUMFORD, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • 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)
  • WCHP (760 AM; 35 kW; CHAMPLAIN, NY; Owner: CHAMPLAIN RADIO, INC.)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WGY (810 AM; 50 kW; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Monson:

  • WQCB (106.5 FM; BREWER, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WTOS-FM (105.1 FM; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WGUY (102.1 FM; DEXTER, ME; Owner: CONCORD MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WDME-FM (103.1 FM; DOVER-FOXCROFT, ME; Owner: THE ZONE CORPORATION)
  • WVOM (103.9 FM; HOWLAND, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WWBX (97.1 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Monson:

  • W27CE (Channel 19; DOVER-FOXCROFT, ME; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

Monson fatal accident list:

Sep 15, 2011 12:29 AM, Sr-15, Lat: 45.29264, Lon: -69.50561, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Jan 19, 2003 08:45 PM, Sr-15, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
May 21, 1997 02:03 AM, 6, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jun 6, 1988 10:15 PM, 70567057, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Jun 26, 1982 04:12 PM, 10851120, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 3 meters (10ft)
Total costs: $159,000
Total average daily traffic: 206
Total average daily truck traffic: 10
Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic: 309

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Main St (Lat: 45.284778 Lon: -69.499778), Call Sign: KQS623, Licensee ID: L00422608
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.310 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/22/2001, Expiration Date: 12/31/2011, Cancellation Date: 03/03/2012
    Registrant: Monson, Town Of, Main St, Monson, ME 04464, Phone: (207) 997-3641

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

5
  • Call Sign: KC1AU, Licensee ID: L00158625
    Grant Date: 05/11/2006, Expiration Date: 08/05/2016, Certifier: Robert C Wilson
    Registrant: Robert C Wilson, 36 Water St, Monson, ME 04464
  • Call Sign: KX2W, Licensee ID: L00290802
    Grant Date: 10/22/2007, Expiration Date: 01/06/2018, Certifier: Freeman S Shontz
    Registrant: Freeman S Shontz, 747 N Guilford Rd, Monson, ME 04464
  • Call Sign: N1GTY, Licensee ID: L00384924
    Grant Date: 08/01/2011, Expiration Date: 10/29/2021, Certifier: Ernest E Copeland Jr
    Registrant: Ernest E Copeland Jr, Monson, ME 04464
  • Call Sign: N2CLX, Licensee ID: L00290801
    Grant Date: 09/13/2005, Expiration Date: 12/07/2015, Certifier: Mary L Shontz
    Registrant: Mary L Shontz, 747 N Guilford Rd, Monson, ME 04464
  • Call Sign: KB1NJO, Licensee ID: L01134945
    Grant Date: 03/30/2006, Expiration Date: 03/30/2016, Certifier: Stanley R Spoors
    Registrant: Stanley R Spoors, Monson, ME 04464

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 6
  • Hazardous Condition: 1
  • Good Intent Call: 2
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