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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

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 2011: All housing units: $100,518; Detached houses: $108,805; In 2-unit structures: $41,779; Mobile homes: $42,235
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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%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in New Sweden: 144.6 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

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Recent posts about New Sweden, Maine on our local forum with over 1,500,000 registered users. New Sweden is mentioned 58 times on our forum:
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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).

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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 October 25, 2014.
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+: New York, NY (520.5 miles , pop. 8,008,278).

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

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Latitude: 46.96 N, Longitude: 68.10 W

Area code: 207

New Sweden household income distribution New Sweden home values distribution

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.8%
Maine:

6.6%

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%)

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Earthquake activity:

New Sweden-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Maine state average. It is 97% 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
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), 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: Storms: 8, Floods: 7, Snows: 5, Floods: 3, Heavy Rains: 2, Snows: 2, Blizzard: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
New Sweden topographic map

Hospitals/medical centers near New Sweden:

  • CARY MEDICAL CENTER (Hospital, Acute Care Hospitals, Government - Local, provides emergency services, 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)

Political contributions by individuals in New Sweden, ME

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

  • University of Maine (about 146 miles; Orono, ME; Full-time enrollment: 9,235)
  • Husson University (about 152 miles; Bangor, ME; FT enrollment: 2,107)
  • University of Maine at Farmington (about 187 miles; Farmington, ME; FT enrollment: 2,074)
  • Southern Maine Community College (about 252 miles; South Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 2,993)
  • University of Southern Maine (about 252 miles; Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 5,629)
  • University of New England (about 267 miles; Biddeford, ME; FT enrollment: 3,850)
  • Plymouth State University (about 282 miles; Plymouth, NH; FT enrollment: 4,634)

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
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 25.2. This is better than average.
City:

25.2
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 16.6. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 10.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

16.6
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 6.20. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 18.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

6.20
U.S.:

9.59
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 0.745. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 18.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.745
U.S.:

2.433
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.155. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 18.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.155
U.S.:

0.334
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 2.65. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 18.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

2.65
U.S.:

9.39
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 27.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

27.4
U.S.:

28.3


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%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in New Sweden, ME

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.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.


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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

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 60.84%
Here60.8%
USA50.2%

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
This county:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

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

7.78 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

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

9.17 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

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

11.7%
Maine:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.6%
Maine:

25.0%

3.86% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($31,356 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.86%
Maine average:

6.39%

0.17% of residents moved from foreign countries ($994 average AGI)
Aroostook County:

0.17%
Maine average:

0.12%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Penobscot County, ME  0.52% ($28,453 average AGI)
from Cumberland County, ME  0.24% ($31,516)
from York County, ME  0.14% ($25,514)


4.01% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($32,517 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.01%
Maine average:

6.44%

0.12% of residents moved to foreign countries ($774 average AGI)
Aroostook County:

0.12%
Maine average:

0.07%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Penobscot County, ME  0.74% ($26,056 average AGI)
to Cumberland County, ME  0.43% ($34,982)
to York County, ME  0.14% ($26,158)

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: 46.93526111, Lon: -68.123475, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Nov 24, 2009 08:15 AM, Sr-161, Lat: 46.93086389, Lon: -68.12029722, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Feb 29, 2008 10:46 PM, Jemtland Road, 83 Snowmobile Trail, Lat: 47.008700, Lon: -68.129494, 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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