Mount Desert, Maine

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Population in 2010: 2,053.
Population change since 2000: -2.7%
 
Males: 990  (48.2%)
Females: 1,063  (51.8%)
Median resident age:

50.7 years
Maine median age:

43.0 years

Zip codes: 04660.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $62,994 (it was $41,321 in 2000)
Mount Desert:

$62,994
ME:

$56,277

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $42,092 (it was $25,709 in 2000)

Mount Desert town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $412,043 (it was $194,500 in 2000)
Mount Desert:

$412,043
ME:

$191,200
March 2019 cost of living index in Mount Desert: 103.8 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
  • Races in Mount Desert, ME (2010)
    • 1,99997.4%White alone
    • 180.9%Hispanic
    • 140.7%Asian alone
    • 140.7%Two or more races
    • 50.2%Black alone
    • 30.1%American Indian alone

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

Crime rates in Mount Desert by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(91.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1
(45.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(45.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(48.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
7
(319.3)
4
(182.1)
1
(45.2)
2
(91.7)
7
(322.7)
19
(868.4)
5
(243.5)
5
(242.6)
5
(242.8)
6
(289.3)
2
(96.5)
0
(0.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
30
(1,369)
27
(1,229)
32
(1,445)
36
(1,651)
18
(829.9)
25
(1,143)
36
(1,754)
40
(1,941)
27
(1,311)
32
(1,543)
36
(1,737)
26
(1,254)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
1
(45.6)
1
(45.5)
2
(90.3)
1
(45.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(97.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(48.2)
0
(0.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(45.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)94.465.568.2158.655.8106.596.9102.469.582.080.150.1

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Mount Desert, ME

Crime rate in Mount Desert detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 10 (6 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.89
Maine average:

1.71
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Ancestries: English (26.2%), Irish (13.6%), German (10.8%), United States (9.1%), French (6.8%), Scotch-Irish (5.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 02/17/1789

Land area: 36.9 square miles.

Population density: 56 people per square mile   (very low).

58 residents are foreign born (1.4% North America, 1.1% Europe).

This town:

2.8%
Maine:

2.9%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Mount Desert town:

0.6% ($1,216)
Maine:

1.5% ($1,417)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Portland, ME (107.4 miles , pop. 64,249).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (196.8 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (371.5 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities:

Southwest Harbor, ME (1.9 miles ),
Tremont, ME (2.4 miles ),
Cranberry Isles, ME (2.5 miles),
Bar Harbor, ME (2.6 miles ),
Trenton, ME (2.9 miles ),
Lamoine, ME (3.3 miles ),
Winter Harbor, ME (3.4 miles ),
Sorrento, ME (3.5 miles )

Latitude: 44.33 N, Longitude: 68.32 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 207

Distribution of median household income in Mount Desert, ME in 2017

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 21 buildings, average cost: $128,800
  • 1998: 28 buildings, average cost: $566,000
  • 1999: 22 buildings, average cost: $587,700
  • 2000: 35 buildings, average cost: $331,200
  • 2001: 27 buildings, average cost: $209,000
  • 2002: 21 buildings, average cost: $205,400
  • 2003: 32 buildings, average cost: $420,300
  • 2004: 34 buildings, average cost: $260,300
  • 2005: 27 buildings, average cost: $460,200
  • 2006: 18 buildings, average cost: $672,000
  • 2007: 16 buildings, average cost: $418,600
  • 2008: 14 buildings, average cost: $341,700
  • 2009: 10 buildings, average cost: $357,100
  • 2010: 12 buildings, average cost: $482,700
  • 2011: 9 buildings, average cost: $402,800
  • 2012: 6 buildings, average cost: $259,300
  • 2013: 13 buildings, average cost: $763,700
  • 2014: 17 buildings, average cost: $1,166,600
  • 2015: 16 buildings, average cost: $1,166,600
  • 2016: 17 buildings, average cost: $1,166,600
  • 2017: 19 buildings, average cost: $367,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Mount Desert, ME residents
Average permit cost in Mount Desert, ME
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.4%
Maine:

3.8%
Unemployment by year
Most common industries in Mount Desert, ME (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (12.3%)
  • Educational services (11.5%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (10.0%)
  • Health care (6.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.3%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (4.2%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (3.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (21.5%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (9.9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (6.5%)
  • Transportation equipment (6.5%)
  • Educational services (5.0%)
  • Public administration (4.3%)
  • Health care (3.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (18.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (10.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.8%)
  • Health care (9.5%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (5.2%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (4.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.3%)
Most common occupations in Mount Desert, ME (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (8.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.3%)
  • Carpenters (3.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (2.8%)
  • Art and design workers (2.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (8.4%)
  • Carpenters (6.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.0%)
  • Fishing, hunting, and forestry occupations (5.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.5%)
  • Engineers (3.0%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (11.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Art and design workers (3.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.9%)

Average climate in Mount Desert, Maine

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Mount Desert, Maine average temperatures Mount Desert, Maine average precipitation Mount Desert, Maine humidity Mount Desert, Maine wind speed Mount Desert, Maine snowfall Mount Desert, Maine sunshine Mount Desert, Maine clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 58.3. This is better than average.

City:

58.3
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.157. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.157
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.0337. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0337
U.S.:

1.7894
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 35.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

35.5
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 3.46. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.46
U.S.:

8.46

Earthquake activity:

Mount Desert-area historical earthquake activity is near Maine state average. It is 92% 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 8.6 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 267.0 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 173.3 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 300.1 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 60.3 miles away from Mount Desert center
On 9/22/2006 at 10:39:21, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 4.3 mi) earthquake occurred 6.6 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 Hancock County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 7, Snows: 5, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 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).

Hospitals and medical centers near Mount Desert:

  • SONOGEE ESTATES (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; BAR HARBOR, ME)
  • SONOGEE REHABILITATION AND LIVING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; BAR HARBOR, ME)
  • MOUNT DESERT ISLAND HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 7 miles away; BAR HARBOR, ME)
  • COURTLAND REHAB AND LIVING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; ELLSWORTH, ME)
  • BIRCHWOOD LIVING CENTER (Hospital, about 16 miles away; ELLSWORTH, ME)
  • COLLIER'S REHAB AND NURSING CTR (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; ELLSWORTH, ME)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Mount Desert:

  • Husson University (about 42 miles; Bangor, ME; Full-time enrollment: 2,421)
  • University of Maine (about 43 miles; Orono, ME; FT enrollment: 8,931)
  • University of Maine at Augusta (about 74 miles; Augusta, ME; FT enrollment: 3,204)
  • University of Maine at Farmington (about 94 miles; Farmington, ME; FT enrollment: 2,036)
  • Southern Maine Community College (about 107 miles; South Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 4,666)
  • University of Southern Maine (about 108 miles; Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 6,647)
  • Saint Joseph's College of Maine (about 114 miles; Standish, ME; FT enrollment: 2,010)

Public elementary/middle school in Mount Desert:

See full list of schools located in Mount Desert

Library in Mount Desert:

  • SOMESVILLE LIBRARY ASSOCIATION (Operating income: $17,650; Location: 116 MAIN STREET; 6,808 books; 96 audio materials; 49 video materials; 52 other licensed databases; 4 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Mount Desert: Wildwood Stables (A), Wildwood Farm (B), Somes Sound View Campground (C), Seal Harbor Yacht Club (D), Seal Harbor Town Wharf (E), Prettymarsh Picnic Area (F), Northeast Harbor Marina (G), Northeast Harbor Golf Course (H), Mount Desert Yacht Yard (I), Mount Desert Town Wharf (J), Mount Desert Municipal Pier (K), Mount Desert Campground (L), Clifton Dock (M), Asticou Terrace Dock (N), Asticou Landing (O), Ikes Landing (P), Blackwoods Campground (Q), Sound (R), Desert Fire Department Station 3 (S), Desert Fire Department Station 2 (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Mount Desert include: Saint James Church (A), Saint Marys by the Sea Church (B), Union Church (C), Saint Judes Church (D), Union Church United Church of Christ (E), Acadia Friends Meeting House (F), First Light Assembly of God Church (G), Saint Ignatius of Loyola Roman Catholic Church (H), Seal Harbor Congregational Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Pretty Marsh Cemetery (1), Brookside Cemetery (2), Kimball Cemetery (3), Forest Hill Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Little Echo Lake (A), Little Round Pond (B), Sargent Mountain Pond (C), Duck Pond (D), Goose Marsh Pond (E), Hodgdon Pond (F), Long Pond (G), Ripple Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Hodgdon Brook (A), Sargent Brook (B), Little Harbor Brook (C), Stanley Brook (D), Hunters Brook (E), Man of War Brook (F), Jordan Stream (G), Duck Pond Brook (H), Kitteredge Brook (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Mount Desert include: Thuya Garden (1), Somesville Historic District (2), Asticou Terraces (3), Asticou Azalea Garden (4), Acadia National Park (5), Champlain Monument (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Beaches: Echo Lake Beach (A), Hunters Beach (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Mount Desert Island Historical Society - Museum (2 Oak Hill Road) (1), Mount Desert Island Historical Society - OFC (Museums; 373 Sound Drive) (2), National Park Canoe & Kayak Rentals (Tours & Charters; Ponds End) (3). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Birthplace of: Charles H. Fernald - Entomologist.

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

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

MOUNT DESERT CAMPGROUND (Population served: 375, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
ABELS LOBSTER POUND (Population served: 240, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
SOMES SOUND VIEW CAMPGROUND (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-13-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-13-2005), St Compliance achieved (OCT-15-2007), St Intentional no-action (AUG-10-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JUL-2006, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-14-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-14-2006), St Compliance achieved (OCT-15-2007), St Intentional no-action (SEP-16-2011)
  • 13 routine major monitoring violations
  • 5 regular monitoring violations
CAMP BEECH CLIFF-SOUTH SYSTEM (Population served: 139, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-24-2013), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-24-2013), St Public Notif received (AUG-13-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-07-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-07-2007), St Compliance achieved (MAY-23-2007), St Public Notif received (MAY-30-2007)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-27-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-27-2005), St Public Notif received (2 times from AUG-15-2006 to AUG-15-2006), St Compliance achieved (JAN-19-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In SEP-2005, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-19-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-19-2005), St Public Notif received (2 times from AUG-15-2006 to AUG-15-2006), St Compliance achieved (JAN-19-2007)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JUN-2005, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-21-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-21-2005), St Public Notif received (2 times from AUG-15-2006 to AUG-15-2006), St Compliance achieved (JAN-19-2007)
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
MSAD 76 SWANS ISLAND SCHOOL (Population served: 33, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-11-2005, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-23-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-23-2005), St Public Notif received (MAR-14-2005), St Compliance achieved (JUL-29-2005)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 66 regular monitoring violations

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

  • MSU 98 MT DESERT ISLAND HIGH SCHOOL (Population served: 725, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • APPALACHIAN MOUNTAIN CLUB-ECHO LAKE (Population served: 108, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This town:

2.1 people
Maine:

2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

59.6%
Whole state:

62.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

8.1%
Whole state:

9.4%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

5.1%
Whole state:

10.9%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

3.3%
Whole state:

4.1%

Banks with branches in Mount Desert (2011 data):

  • Bar Harbor Bank & Trust: Somesville Branch at 1055 Main Street, branch established on 2006/03/22. Info updated 2007/04/24: Bank assets: $1,166.8 mil, Deposits: $723.6 mil, headquarters in Bar Harbor, ME, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 12 total offices, Holding Company: Bar Harbor Bankshares

For population 15 years and over in Mount Desert:

Marital status in Mount Desert, ME
  • Never married: 23.2%
  • Now married: 59.8%
  • Separated: 0.3%
  • Widowed: 6.4%
  • Divorced: 10.2%

For population 25 years and over in Mount Desert:

  • High school or higher: 91.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 36.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.2%
  • Unemployed: 3.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.5
Maine average:

11.2

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Mount Desert, ME (based on Hancock County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant4,69158
Catholic2,5239
Evangelical Protestant1,28823
Other82011
None45,096-
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: 32
Hancock County:

6.01 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 9
Hancock County:

1.69 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 26
Hancock County:

4.89 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 115
This county:

21.61 / 10,000 pop.
State:

11.02 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

7.4%
State:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Hancock County:

25.4%
Maine:

25.0%

5.41% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($65,377 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.41%
Maine average:

5.91%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Penobscot County, ME  1.08% ($64,636 average AGI)
from Waldo County, ME  0.26% ($34,712)
from Cumberland County, ME  0.22% ($62,686)


5.12% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($50,554 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.12%
Maine average:

5.73%

0.10% of residents moved to foreign countries ($758 average AGI)
Hancock County:

0.10%
Maine average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Penobscot County, ME  1.13% ($39,233 average AGI)
to Cumberland County, ME  0.41% ($56,269)
to Waldo County, ME  0.23% ($48,585)
Businesses in Mount Desert, ME
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Strongest AM radio stations in Mount Desert:

  • WDEA (1370 AM; 5 kW; ELLSWORTH, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WZON (620 AM; 5 kW; BANGOR, ME; Owner: THE ZONE CORPORATION)
  • 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)
  • WSKW (1160 AM; 10 kW; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN WIRELESS, INCORPORATED)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTME (780 AM; 10 kW; RUMFORD, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN VALLEY BROADCASTING, 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)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WWZN (1510 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Mount Desert:

  • WERU-FM (89.9 FM; BLUE HILL, ME; Owner: SALT POND COMMUNITY B/C COMPANY)
  • WNSX (97.7 FM; WINTER HARBOR, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WLKE (99.1 FM; BAR HARBOR, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WWMJ (95.7 FM; ELLSWORTH, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WFZX (101.7 FM; SEARSPORT, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBQI (107.7 FM; BAR HARBOR, ME; Owner: MARINER BROADCASTING, L.P.)
  • WBFB (104.7 FM; BELFAST, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKIT-FM (100.3 FM; BREWER, ME; Owner: THE ZONE CORPORATION)
  • WMEH (90.9 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WMEP (90.5 FM; CAMDEN, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WQSS (102.5 FM; CAMDEN, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WEZQ (92.9 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WHCF (88.5 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: BANGOR BAPTIST CHURCH)
  • WWBX (97.1 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • W217BK (91.3 FM; SOUTHWEST HARBOR, ME; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
Mount Desert fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Mount Desert fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 7ft / 1.8mTotal length
  • 6,624Total average daily traffic
  • 330Total average daily truck traffic
  • 9,377Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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  • Makenzie Diehl, 28 Gatehouse Road (61132551) (Lat: 44.310583 Lon: -68.279556), Type: 38.1, Structure height: 23009 m, Overall height: 38.1 m, Registrant: Bay Communications Ii LLC, Jriley@baycommunicationsllc.Com, 2nd Floor, Mansf-ield, Phone: (774) 719-2135
  • Makenzie Diehl, 28 Gatehouse Road (61132551) (Lat: 44.310583 Lon: -68.279556), Type: 38.1, Structure height: 23009 m, Overall height: 38.1 m, Registrant: Bay Communications Ii LLC, Jriley@baycommunicationsllc.Com, 2nd Floor, Mansf-ield, Phone: (774) 719-2135
  • Makenzie Diehl, 28 Gatehouse Road (61132551) (Lat: 44.310583 Lon: -68.279556), Type: 38.1, Structure height: 23009 m, Overall height: 38.1 m, Registrant: Bay Communications Ii LLC, Jriley@baycommunicationsllc.Com, 2nd Floor, Mansf-ield, Phone: (774) 719-2135
  • Makenzie Diehl, 28 Gatehouse Road (61132551) (Lat: 44.310583 Lon: -68.279556), Type: 38.1, Structure height: 23009 m, Overall height: 38.1 m, Registrant: Bay Communications Ii LLC, Jriley@baycommunicationsllc.Com, 2nd Floor, Mansf-ield, Phone: (774) 719-2135
  • Mark J Cook, 28 Gatehouse Road (61132551) (Lat: 44.310583 Lon: -68.279556), Type: 38.1, Structure height: 23009 m, Overall height: 38.1 m, Registrant: Bay Communications Ii LLC, Jriley@baycommunicationsllc.Com, 2nd Floor, Mansf-ield, Phone: (774) 719-2135
  • John Throckmorton, 28 Gatehouse Road (61132551) (Lat: 44.310583 Lon: -68.279556), Type: 38.1, Structure height: 23009 m, Overall height: 38.1 m, Registrant: Municipal Communications, LLC, Jthrockmorton@municipalcom.Com, Bldg 11 Suite 411, Atlan-ta, Phone: (404) 995-1893
  • Alyse Brussard, 28 Gatehouse Road (61132551) (Lat: 44.310583 Lon: -68.279556), Type: 38.1, Structure height: 23009 m, Overall height: 38.1 m, Registrant: American Towers LLC, Faa-Fcc@americantower.Com, , Wobur-n, Phone: (781) 926-4500

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Lat: 44.325556 Lon: -68.343333, Call Sign: WQZY838, Licensee ID: L02120725,
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.197 MHz, 158.325 MHz, 158.437 MHz, 159.562 MHz, 159.847 MHz, Grant Date: 09/11/2017, Expiration Date: 09/11/2027, Certifier: Jim Daigle, Registrant: Camp Beech Cliff, 264 Beech Hill Rd, Mount Desert, ME 04660, Phone: (207) 244-0365, Fax: (207) 244-3355, Email:

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

2
  • Hall Quarry Rd (Lat: 44.341194 Lon: -68.326417), Type: Building, Overall height: 6 m, Call Sign: WQB782, Licensee ID: L00012637,
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.425 MHz, 156.800 MHz, 156.450 MHz, Grant Date: 05/04/2005, Expiration Date: 07/20/2015, Cancellation Date: 09/19/2015, Registrant: Donald Chambers, 20 Chambers Lane Hall Quary Rd, Mount Desert, ME 04660
  • Bartlett Island (Lat: 44.343972 Lon: -68.438917), Type: Building, Overall height: 8 m, Call Sign: WQZ373,
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.450 MHz, 156.800 MHz, Grant Date: 01/31/2013, Expiration Date: 01/20/2023, Registrant: Browns Communications, 162 Bangor Road, Ellsworth, ME 04605, Phone: (207) 667-2254, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Mount Desert)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182T (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING IO-540-AB1A5 (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 807VR , Serial Number: 18281926, Year manufactured: 2007, Airworthiness Date: 08/23/2013, Certificate Issue Date: 08/14/2018
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Robert A Young, Po Box 226, Mount Desert, ME 04660, Other Owners: Mary Anne Young

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Mount Desert, ME
  • 86.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 6.0%Wood
  • 5.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.6%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Mount Desert, ME
  • 73.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 13.5%Wood
  • 10.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.8%No fuel used
  • 1.1%Utility gas


Mount Desert compared to Maine state average:

  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age above 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 above state average.
There are 3 pilots and 1 other airmen in this city.
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