New Sweden, Maine

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Population in 2010: 602. Population change since 2000: -3.1%
 
Males: 304  (50.5%)
Females: 298  (49.5%)
Median resident age:  48.3 years
Maine median age:  43.0 years

Zip codes: 04762.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $39,504 (it was $29,625 in 2000)
New Sweden:

$39,504
ME:

$46,709
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,175 (it was $14,534 in 2000)

New Sweden town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $98,253 (it was $61,500 in 2000)
New Sweden:

$98,253
ME:

$172,300
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $100,518; Detached houses: $108,805; In 2-unit structures: $41,779; Mobile homes: $42,235
New Sweden races chart
  • White alone - 570 (94.7%)
  • Two or more races - 12 (2.0%)
  • American Indian alone - 10 (1.7%)
  • Hispanic - 5 (0.8%)
  • Black alone - 2 (0.3%)
  • Asian alone - 2 (0.3%)
  • Other race alone - 1 (0.2%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in New Sweden: 144.6 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Swedish (36.2%), French (23.7%), English (21.1%), Irish (15.0%), German (8.2%), French Canadian (2.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 01/29/1895

Elevation: 866 feet

Land area: 34.7 square miles.

Population density: 17 people per square mile   (very low).

New Sweden,ME real estate house value index trend

New Sweden, Maine map

For population 25 years and over in New Sweden:

  • High school or higher: 85.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.1%
  • Unemployed: 9.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in New Sweden town:

  • Never married: 21.9%
  • Now married: 63.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 7.8%
  • Divorced: 7.4%

16 residents are foreign born (1.8% North America, 0.8% Europe).

This town:  2.6%
Maine:  3.3%



According to our research of Maine and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in New Sweden, Maine as of May 04, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in New Sweden to the number of sex offenders is 654 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


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

New Sweden town:  1.4% ($881)
Maine:  1.5% ($1,417)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Portland, ME (251.0 miles , pop. 64,249).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (352.7 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (510.9 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Westmanland, ME (2.3 miles) , Stockholm, ME (2.6 miles ), Perham, ME (2.7 miles ), Caribou, ME (2.9 miles ), Loring AFB, ME (3.1 miles ), Caswell, ME (3.4 miles ), Washburn, ME (3.5 miles ), Wade, ME (3.7 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 4 buildings, average cost: $65,100
  • 1998: 5 buildings, average cost: $65,100
  • 1999: 5 buildings, average cost: $65,100
  • 2000: 5 buildings, average cost: $65,100
  • 2001: 6 buildings, average cost: $65,100
  • 2002: 6 buildings, average cost: $65,100
  • 2003: 6 buildings, average cost: $65,100
  • 2004: 7 buildings, average cost: $65,100
  • 2005: 6 buildings, average cost: $65,100
  • 2006: 5 buildings, average cost: $65,100
  • 2007: 4 buildings, average cost: $65,100
  • 2008: 3 buildings, average cost: $65,100
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $65,100
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $65,100
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $65,100
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $65,100

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 46.96 N, Longitude: 68.10 W

Area code: 207

New Sweden household income distribution New Sweden home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

9.3%
Maine:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (14%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (5%)
  • Groceries and related products merchant wholesalers (4%)
  • Health care (18%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Social assistance (10%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Other direct selling establishments (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Carpenters (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (5%)

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

Average climate in New Sweden, Maine

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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

Earthquake activity:

New Sweden-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 27.3 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 320.4 miles away from New Sweden 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 180.8 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 367.0 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 293.6 miles away from New Sweden 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 114.5 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 (12).
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).
New Sweden topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near New Sweden:

  • CARY MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 8 miles away; CARIBOU, ME)
  • MAINE VETERANS HOME - CARIBOU (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; CARIBOU, ME)
  • CARIBOU REHAB AND NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; CARIBOU, ME)
  • PROFESSIONAL HOME NURSING INC (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; CARIBOU, ME)
  • VISITING NURSES OF AROOSTOOK (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; CARIBOU, ME)
  • VALLEY HOME HEALTH SERVICES (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; CARIBOU, ME)
  • BORDERVIEW REHAB AND LIVING CTR (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; VAN BUREN, ME)

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

  • University of Maine (about 146 miles; Orono, ME; Full-time enrollment: 8,931)
  • Husson University (about 152 miles; Bangor, ME; FT enrollment: 2,421)
  • University of Maine at Farmington (about 187 miles; Farmington, ME; FT enrollment: 2,036)
  • University of Maine at Augusta (about 199 miles; Augusta, ME; FT enrollment: 3,204)
  • Saint Joseph's College of Maine (about 246 miles; Standish, ME; FT enrollment: 2,010)
  • University of Southern Maine (about 252 miles; Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 6,647)
  • Southern Maine Community College (about 252 miles; South Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 4,666)

Public elementary/middle school in New Sweden:

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Notable locations in New Sweden: Jemtland Station (A), Rista Siding (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in New Sweden: First Baptist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Jemtland Cemetery (1), West Road Cemetery (2), Nilsen Ackerson Family Cemetery (3), Hedman Cemetery (4), Capitol Hill Cemetery (5), West Jemtland Cemetery (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Fogelin Pond (A), Gelot Pond (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Park in New Sweden: Thomas Park (1). 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 2012 was 90.9. This is worse than average.

City:

90.9
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.162. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 18.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.162
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 2.20. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 18.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.20
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.555. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 18.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.555
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 27.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.1
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 18.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

18.8
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 6.50. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 18.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.50
U.S.:

9.14
Average household size:
This town:  2.4 people
Maine:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  71.4%
Whole state:  62.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  5.1%
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: 0.4% of all households

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

14.4%
Whole state:

10.9%

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

1.8%
Whole state:

4.1%

New Sweden compared to Maine state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Renting percentage 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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (84%)
  • Wood (11%)
  • Electricity (4%)
  • Coal or coke (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 New Sweden town (based on Aroostook County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 60.84%
Here: 60.8%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAUnited Methodist Church The Wesleyan ChurchAssemblies of God
Adherents70.7%8.7%5.8%5.6%1.6%
Congregations25.5%15.1%11.3%5.7%5.7%
NameUnited Church of ChristEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaLDS (Mormon) ChurchEpiscopal ChurchOther
Adherents1.6%1.3%1.1%1.0%2.6%
Congregations9.4%2.8%3.8%5.7%15.1%
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: 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 Sweden:

  • 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.)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WZON (620 AM; 5 kW; BANGOR, ME; Owner: THE ZONE CORPORATION)
  • WICY (1490 AM; 50 kW; MALONE, NY; Owner: CARTIER COMMUNICATIONS INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in New Sweden:

  • WBPW (96.9 FM; PRESQUE ISLE, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WQHR (96.1 FM; PRESQUE ISLE, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WOZI (101.9 FM; PRESQUE ISLE, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMEM (106.1 FM; PRESQUE ISLE, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCXU (97.7 FM; CARIBOU, ME; Owner: THE CANXUS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W274AF (102.7 FM; PRESQUE ISLE, ME; Owner: BANGOR BAPTIST CHURCH)

New Sweden fatal accident list:

Jul 8, 2010 01:15 PM, Sr-161, Lat: 46.93526, Lon: -68.12347, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Nov 24, 2009 08:15 AM, Sr-161, Lat: 46.93086, Lon: -68.12030, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Feb 29, 2008 10:46 PM, Jemtland Road, 83 Snowmobile Trail, Lat: 47.00870, Lon: -68.12949, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Aug 9, 1998 03:10 PM, Sr-161, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 2
Total length: 3 meters (10ft)
Total average daily traffic: 1,989
Total average daily truck traffic: 173
Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic: 2,984

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Capitol Hill (Lat: 46.948944 Lon: -68.111972), Call Sign: WQP817, Licensee ID: L00024296
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.385 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/07/1995, Expiration Date: 09/25/2000, Cancellation Date: 12/03/2000
    Registrant: Cary Medical Center, Van Buren Road Mra, Caribou, ME 04736, Phone: (207) 498-3111
  • NEW SWEDEN, Station Road (Lat: 46.945583 Lon: -68.111694), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 54.9 m, Overall height: 60.7 m, Call Sign: WQPE553
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.270 MHz, 153.942 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/23/2012, Expiration Date: 04/23/2022, Certifier: David J Plourde
    Registrant: Harris Corporation, 434 West Sand Lake Road, Wynantskill, NY 12198, Phone: (518) 389-8876, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • NEW SWEDEN, Station Road (Lat: 46.945667 Lon: -68.111583), Type: Tower, Structure height: 54.9 m, Call Sign: WQNN423, Licensee ID: L01544791
    Assigned Frequencies: 933.575 MHz, 933.975 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/30/2011, Expiration Date: 03/30/2021, Certifier: David E Mars
    Registrant: State Of; Mscommnet Project Maine, 91 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0091, Phone: (207) 624-9933, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in New Sweden)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182K (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 119 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2682R , Serial Number: 18258382, Year manufactured: 1967, Airworthiness Date: 07/12/1967
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Donald C Labrie, 1315 New Sweden Rd, New Sweden, ME 04762, Other Owners: Mark Roy, Air LLC Thib
  • Aircraft: BENSEN-GILMAN B-8 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 45 mph), Engine: None
    N-Number: 7126 , Serial Number: G-2, Year manufactured: 1971
    Registrant (Individual): Reported Sale, Rista Road, New Sweden, ME 04762

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 3
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