New Canada, Maine

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Population in 2010: 321. Population change since 2000: +4.9%
 
Males: 173  (53.9%)
Females: 148  (46.1%)
Median resident age:  41.3 years
Maine median age:  43.0 years

Zip codes: 04743.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $51,985 (it was $38,000 in 2000)
New Canada:

$51,985
ME:

$53,079

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $24,029 (it was $15,415 in 2000)

New Canada town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $122,147 (it was $72,200 in 2000)
New Canada:

$122,147
ME:

$184,700

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $125,039; Detached houses: $133,261; Townhouses or other attached units: $227,405; In 2-unit structures: $202,827; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $29,654; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $218,247; Mobile homes: $46,901; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $121,366
  • Races in New Canada, ME (2010)

    New Canada races chart
    • 30394.4%White alone
    • 113.4%Two or more races
    • 61.9%Hispanic
    • 10.3%American Indian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in New Canada: 90.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: French (53.9%), French Canadian (33.3%), United States (5.6%), English (4.6%), Irish (2.0%), Swedish (1.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 03/26/1976

Land area: 35.8 square miles.

Population density: 9.0 people per square mile   (very low).

New Canada,ME real estate house value index trend

For population 25 years and over in New Canada:

  • High school or higher: 88.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.0%
  • Unemployed: 3.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in New Canada town:

  • Never married: 18.0%
  • Now married: 65.7%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 7.1%
  • Divorced: 9.2%

18 residents are foreign born (5.9% North America).

This town:

5.9%
Maine:

2.9%

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

New Canada town:  1.0% ($729)
Maine:  1.5% ($1,417)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Portland, ME (258.3 miles , pop. 64,249).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (359.7 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (513.1 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Wallagrass, ME (2.4 miles ), Fort Kent, ME (2.4 miles ), St. Agatha, ME (3.0 miles ), Frenchville, ME (3.0 miles ), Eagle Lake, ME (3.1 miles ), Madawaska, ME (3.8 miles ), St. Francis, ME (4.1 miles ), Grand Isle, ME (4.4 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 9 buildings, average cost: $91,700
  • 1998: 2 buildings, average cost: $60,000
  • 1999: 5 buildings, average cost: $40,000
  • 2000: 2 buildings, average cost: $75,000
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2002: 2 buildings, average cost: $130,700
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2005: 2 buildings, average cost: $94,500
  • 2006: 2 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $125,000
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $125,000
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $190,000
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $200,000
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $200,000
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $200,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 47.19 N, Longitude: 68.51 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 207

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.5%
Maine:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (25%)
  • Wood products (10%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (10%)
  • Health care (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Repair and maintenance (6%)
  • Health care (40%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Social assistance (8%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations (6%)
  • Used merchandise, gift, novelty, and souvenir, and other miscellaneous stores (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (15%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Operations specialties managers except financial managers (6%)
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (6%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Registered nurses (11%)
  • Child care workers (11%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)

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

Average climate in New Canada, Maine

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

New Canada, Maine average temperatures New Canada, Maine average precipitation New Canada, Maine humidity New Canada, Maine wind speed New Canada, Maine snowfall New Canada, Maine sunshine New Canada, Maine clear and cloudy days

Earthquake activity:

New Canada-area historical earthquake activity is below Maine state average. It is 95% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/14/2006 at 09:34:49, a magnitude 4.0 (3.5 MW, 4.0 LG, Depth: 14.9 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 20.0 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 312.8 miles away from New Canada center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 360.2 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 197.5 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 296.1 miles away from New Canada center
On 9/16/1994 at 04:22:42, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 131.0 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 Aroostook County (21) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 9

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 8, Snows: 7, Heavy Rains: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near New Canada:

  • FOREST HILL MANOR (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; FORT KENT, ME)
  • NORTHERN MAINE MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 7 miles away; FORT KENT, ME)
  • HIGH VIEW MANOR (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; MADAWASKA, ME)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to New Canada:

  • University of Maine (about 159 miles; Orono, ME; Full-time enrollment: 8,931)
  • Husson University (about 164 miles; Bangor, ME; FT enrollment: 2,421)
  • University of Maine at Farmington (about 192 miles; Farmington, ME; FT enrollment: 2,036)
  • University of Maine at Augusta (about 207 miles; Augusta, ME; FT enrollment: 3,204)
  • Saint Joseph's College of Maine (about 252 miles; Standish, ME; FT enrollment: 2,010)
  • University of Southern Maine (about 259 miles; Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 6,647)
  • Southern Maine Community College (about 259 miles; South Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 4,666)

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Cemetery: Holy Family Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: California Pond (A), First Lake (B), Second Lake (C), Sly Brook Lakes (D), Third Lake (E), Daigle Pond (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Fall Brook (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Aroostook 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 2008 was 50.6. This is significantly better than average.

City:

50.6
U.S.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2008 was 22.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

22.8
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2008 was 9.44. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.44
U.S.:

9.35
Average household size:
This town:  2.8 people
Maine:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  76.5%
Whole state:  62.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  13.0%
Whole state:  9.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.9% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

9.6%
Whole state:

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

1.3%
Whole state:

4.1%

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.1
Maine average:

11.2

New Canada travel time to work - commute New Canada mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2016

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2016 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for New Canada town (based on Aroostook County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic22,20027
Mainline Protestant5,84540
Evangelical Protestant4,41151
Other9577
Orthodox101
None38,447-
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: 29
Aroostook County:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 16
Aroostook County:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 56
Aroostook County:

7.78 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 66
Here:

9.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.7%
Maine:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Aroostook County:

27.6%
Maine:

25.0%

3.21% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,766 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.21%
Maine average:

5.50%

0.08% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,181 average AGI)
Aroostook County:

0.08%
Maine average:

0.04%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Penobscot County, ME  0.46% ($28,764 average AGI)
from Cumberland County, ME  0.20% ($23,132)
from Hartford County, CT  0.09% ($34,920)


3.74% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,623 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.74%
Maine average:

5.62%

0.11% of residents moved to foreign countries ($830 average AGI)
Aroostook County:

0.11%
Maine average:

0.05%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Penobscot County, ME  0.67% ($29,433 average AGI)
to Cumberland County, ME  0.37% ($47,612)
to Kennebec County, ME  0.14% ($29,722)

Strongest AM radio stations in New Canada:

  • WFST (600 AM; 5 kW; CARIBOU, ME; Owner: NORTHERN BROADCAST MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WEGP (1390 AM; 5 kW; PRESQUE ISLE, ME; Owner: DECELLES/SMITH MEDIA, INC.)
  • WREM (710 AM; daytime; 5 kW; MONTICELLO, ME; Owner: ALLAN H WEINER)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WCHP (760 AM; 35 kW; CHAMPLAIN, NY; Owner: CHAMPLAIN RADIO, INC.)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGY (810 AM; 50 kW; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WICY (1490 AM; 50 kW; MALONE, NY; Owner: CARTIER COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in New Canada:

  • WMEF (106.5 FM; FORT KENT, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP)
  • WCXX (102.3 FM; MADAWASKA, ME; Owner: THE CANXUS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBPW (96.9 FM; PRESQUE ISLE, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WUFK (92.1 FM; FORT KENT, ME; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MAINE SYSTEM)
  • W276AY (103.1 FM; FORT KENT, ME; Owner: CANXUS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around New Canada:

  • W17BN (Channel 17; MADAWASKA, ME; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KB1ZCT, Licensee ID: L01755900, Grant Date: 12/28/2012, Expiration Date: 12/28/2022, Certifier: Lee J Daigle, Registrant: Lee J Daigle, 1817 Caribou Road, New Canada, ME 04743

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

THE HIDEAWAY (Population served: 141, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-09-2011), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-09-2011), St Public Notif received (JUN-21-2012), St Compliance achieved (FEB-14-2013), St Public Notif received (OCT-07-2013)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In DEC-2011, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-31-2012), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-31-2012), St Public Notif received (FEB-28-2012), St Compliance achieved (FEB-14-2013)
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 3

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (70%)
  • Wood (30%)

New Canada compared to Maine state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Renting 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.
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