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 2013: $53,091 (it was $41,321 in 2000)
Mount Desert:

$53,091
ME:

$46,974

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $35,815 (it was $25,709 in 2000)

Mount Desert town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $367,246 (it was $194,500 in 2000)
Mount Desert:

$367,246
ME:

$172,800
  • Races in Mount Desert, ME (2010)

    Mount Desert races chart
    • 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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Mount Desert: 107.8 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
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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).

Mount Desert,ME real estate house value index trend

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

For population 15 years and over in Mount Desert town:

  • Never married: 23.2%
  • Now married: 59.8%
  • Separated: 0.3%
  • Widowed: 6.4%
  • Divorced: 10.2%

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 ).

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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 44.33 N, Longitude: 68.32 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 207


Crime rates in Mount Desert by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Murders 0000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 10000020000N/AN/A
per 100,000 46.70.00.00.00.00.091.70.00.00.00.0N/AN/A
Robberies 0001000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.045.60.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Assaults 3010001001000
per 100,000 140.10.046.30.00.00.045.90.00.048.70.00.00.0
Burglaries 312374127195556
per 100,000 140.1556.1138.9319.3182.145.291.7322.7868.4243.5242.6242.8289.3
Thefts 23653030273236182536402732
per 100,000 1,073.83,012.01,388.91,368.61,228.91,445.31,650.6829.91,142.61,753.51,940.81,311.31,542.9
Auto thefts 1051121000200
per 100,000 46.70.0231.545.645.590.345.90.00.00.097.00.00.0
Arson 0000010000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.045.20.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 287.5) 122.9160.893.995.266.168.8160.056.3107.497.8103.370.082.7

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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 Mount Desert detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 11 (7 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.38
Maine average:

1.72
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.5%
Maine:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (21%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Transportation equipment (7%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Health care (4%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Health care (9%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (5%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Carpenters (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (5%)
  • Business operations specialists (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Engineers (3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (11%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Art and design workers (4%)

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

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

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 Mount Desert 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 (12).
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).

Birthplace of: Charles H. Fernald - Entomologist.

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)

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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

Hancock 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 2013 was 68.1. This is about average.

City:

68.1
U.S.:

74.7

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.148. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.148
U.S.:

0.293

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 0.122. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.122
U.S.:

1.912

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 36.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

36.5
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 5.98. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.98
U.S.:

19.96

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 4.76. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.76
U.S.:

9.35
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

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

Mount Desert travel time to work - commute Mount Desert mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

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.
Maine:

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

4.89 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

21.61 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.4%
Maine:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Hancock County:

25.4%
Maine:

25.0%

5.45% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($38,886 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.45%
Maine average:

5.50%

0.08% of residents moved from foreign countries ($382 average AGI)
Hancock County:

0.08%
Maine average:

0.04%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Penobscot County, ME  1.18% ($36,406 average AGI)
from Washington County, ME  0.28% ($21,300)
from Waldo County, ME  0.26% ($30,875)


5.07% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,082 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.07%
Maine average:

5.62%

0.09% of residents moved to foreign countries ($362 average AGI)
Hancock County:

0.09%
Maine average:

0.05%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Penobscot County, ME  1.14% ($29,886 average AGI)
to Cumberland County, ME  0.36% ($31,947)
to Washington County, ME  0.21% ($33,364)

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 - 2014

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2014 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Mount Desert fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 2m7ftTotal length
  • 5,860Total average daily traffic
  • 441Total average daily truck traffic
  • 8,291Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

5
  • 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: 7747192135, Jriley@baycommunicationsllc.Com, 391 OAKLAND STREET 2nd F-loor
  • 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: 7747192135, Jriley@baycommunicationsllc.Com, 391 OAKLAND STREET 2nd F-loor
  • 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: 7747192135, Jriley@baycommunicationsllc.Com, 391 OAKLAND STREET 2nd F-loor
  • 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: 7747192135, Jriley@baycommunicationsllc.Com, 391 OAKLAND STREET 2nd F-loor
  • 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: 7747192135, Jriley@baycommunicationsllc.Com, 391 OAKLAND STREET 2nd F-loor

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 MHzGrant Date: 05/04/2005, Expiration Date: 07/20/2015, Cancellation Date: 09/19/2015Registrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 01/31/2013, Expiration Date: 01/20/2023Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 30251 Golden Lantern Ste E 501, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677-5993, Phone: (949) 348-8510, Fax: (949) 348-8514, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28R-201T (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 108 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR TSIO-360 SER (225 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 679X , Serial Number: 28R-7703101, Year manufactured: 1977, Airworthiness Date: 04/11/1977
    Registrant (Corporation): Planeair, Po Box 221, Mount Desert, ME 04660

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)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (83%)
  • Wood (8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7%)
  • Electricity (2%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
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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.
  • 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 above state average.
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