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Washington County

Population in July 2009: 124. Population change since 2000: -5.3%
 

Males: 61  (49.6%)
Females: 63  (50.4%)

Median resident age:  55.2 years
Maine median age:  38.6 years

Estimated median household income in 2011: $47,502 (it was $36,250 in 2000)
Northfield:

$47,502
Maine:

$46,033
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $31,398

Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $160,134 (it was $104,200 in 2000)
Northfield:

$160,134
Maine:

$171,600
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $193,363; Detached houses: $193,363

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Northfield races chart
  • White alone - 129 (98.5%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (0.8%)
  • Hispanic - 1 (0.8%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Northfield: 194.8 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: English (28.2%), Irish (13.0%), German (10.7%), French (3.8%), French Canadian (3.1%), Scottish (3.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 03/21/1838

Elevation: 265 feet

Land area: 43.7 square miles.

Population density: 2.8 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).




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For population 25 years and over in Northfield:

  • High school or higher: 95.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 29.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 18.0%
  • Unemployed: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Northfield town:

  • Never married: 17.0%
  • Now married: 58.9%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 8.0%
  • Divorced: 16.1%

2 residents are foreign born

This town:  1.5%
Maine:  3.3%

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

Northfield town:  0.6% ($580)
Maine:  1.5% ($1,417)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Portland, ME (154.5 miles , pop. 64,249).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (246.0 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (420.4 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Wesley, ME (2.5 miles) , Whitneyville, ME (2.9 miles ), Marshfield, ME (2.9 miles ), Centerville, ME (3.0 miles) , Machias, ME (3.3 miles ), East Machias, ME (3.4 miles ), Jonesboro, ME (3.4 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 4 buildings, average cost: $25,000
  • 1998: 0 buildings
  • 1999: 0 buildings
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $118,000
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $118,000
  • 2002: 2 buildings, average cost: $130,700
  • 2003: 5 buildings, average cost: $75,000
  • 2004: 5 buildings, average cost: $75,000
  • 2005: 0 buildings
  • 2006: 0 buildings
  • 2007: 0 buildings
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 0 buildings

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Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 44.83 N, Longitude: 67.61 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 207

Northfield household income distribution Northfield home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

3.6%
Maine:

6.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (16%)
  • Health care (16%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (14%)
  • Broadcasting and telecommunications (14%)
  • Petroleum and petroleum products merchant wholesalers (7%)
  • Used merchandise, gift, novelty, and souvenir, and other miscellaneous stores (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Health care (29%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Public administration (12%)
  • Sporting goods, camera, and hobby and toy stores (9%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Food and beverage stores (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (14%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (12%)
  • Registered nurses (12%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (12%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (7%)
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (7%)
  • Material moving workers except laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
  • Cashiers (15%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (12%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (12%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (12%)
  • Social scientists and related workers (9%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Registered nurses (9%)


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Earthquake activity:

Northfield-area historical earthquake activity is near Maine state average. It is 78% 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 42.8 miles away from the city center
On 9/16/1994 at 07:01:54, a magnitude 3.6 (3.5 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 43.4 miles away from Northfield center
On 9/25/2005 at 03:08:57, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, 3.4 LG, Depth: 4.2 mi) earthquake occurred 23.6 miles away from the city center
On 9/16/1994 at 04:22:42, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 44.5 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) earthquake occurred 97.1 miles away from Northfield center
On 9/22/2006 at 10:39:21, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 4.3 mi) earthquake occurred 43.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Washington County (18) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 9, Floods: 8, Snows: 3, Winds: 2, Floods: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Landslide: 1, Snow: 1, Snowfall: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Northfield:

  • University of Maine (about 53 miles; Orono, ME; Full-time enrollment: 9,235)
  • Husson University (about 59 miles; Bangor, ME; FT enrollment: 2,107)
  • University of Maine at Farmington (about 126 miles; Farmington, ME; FT enrollment: 2,074)
  • Southern Maine Community College (about 154 miles; South Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 2,993)
  • University of Southern Maine (about 156 miles; Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 5,629)
  • University of New England (about 168 miles; Biddeford, ME; FT enrollment: 3,850)
  • University of New Hampshire-Main Campus (about 203 miles; Durham, NH; FT enrollment: 13,290)

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Lakes: Bog Lake (A), Fulton Lake (B), Horseshoe Lake (C), Long Lake (D), Pug Heath (E), Pug Lake (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Soddy Meadow Brook (A), Joe Meadow Brook (B), Holmes Brook (C), Palmer Brook (D), Old Stream (E), Bryant Brook (F), Bog Stream (G), New Stream (H), Bear Brook (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
Washington County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
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Average household size:
This town:  2.0 people
Maine:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  63.5%
Whole state:  62.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  6.8%
Whole state:  9.4%

No gay or lesbian households reported

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

7.1%
Whole state:

10.9%

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

3.1%
Whole state:

4.1%

Northfield 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.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)



Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (60%)
  • Wood (32%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (8%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Northfield (based on Washington County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 25.86%
Here25.9%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchUnited Church of ChristAmerican Baptist Churches in the USACommunity Church of Christ
Adherents47.3%14.8%6.6%5.1%5.0%
Congregations16.0%20.0%12.0%5.3%5.3%
NameEpiscopal ChurchNational Association of Congregational Christian Churches The Wesleyan ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Other
Adherents5.0%3.2%2.6%1.7%8.7%
Congregations4.0%9.3%2.7%1.3%24.0%
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: 16
Washington County:

4.89 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Washington County:

1.22 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 32
Washington County:

9.78 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 37
Here:

11.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.4%
Maine:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Washington County:

28.3%
Maine:

25.0%

4.89% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($37,753 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.89%
Maine average:

6.39%

0.13% of residents moved from foreign countries ($419 average AGI)
Washington County:

0.13%
Maine average:

0.12%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Penobscot County, ME  0.57% ($29,603 average AGI)
from Hancock County, ME  0.38% ($32,065)
from Cumberland County, ME  0.19% ($32,522)


5.27% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,066 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.27%
Maine average:

6.44%

0.15% of residents moved to foreign countries ($232 average AGI)
Washington County:

0.15%
Maine average:

0.07%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Penobscot County, ME  0.91% ($26,873 average AGI)
to Hancock County, ME  0.60% ($32,097)
to Cumberland County, ME  0.32% ($34,333)

Strongest AM radio stations in Northfield:

  • WZON (620 AM; 5 kW; BANGOR, ME; Owner: THE ZONE CORPORATION)
  • WABI (910 AM; 5 kW; BANGOR, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WDEA (1370 AM; 5 kW; ELLSWORTH, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WSKW (1160 AM; 10 kW; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN WIRELESS, INCORPORATED)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, 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)
  • WREM (710 AM; daytime; 5 kW; MONTICELLO, ME; Owner: ALLAN H WEINER)
  • WTME (780 AM; 10 kW; RUMFORD, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Northfield:

  • WALZ-FM (95.3 FM; MACHIAS, ME; Owner: WILLIAM MCVICAR & ROGER HOLST, GEN. PARTNERSHIP)
  • WHCF (88.5 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: BANGOR BAPTIST CHURCH)
  • WNSX (97.7 FM; WINTER HARBOR, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMED (89.7 FM; CALAIS, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCRQ (102.9 FM; DENNYSVILLE, ME; Owner: WQDY, INC.)
  • WVOM (103.9 FM; HOWLAND, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBQI (107.7 FM; BAR HARBOR, ME; Owner: MARINER BROADCASTING, L.P.)

TV broadcast stations around Northfield:

  • W21BH (Channel 21; MACHIAS, ME; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 1 meters (3ft)
Total average daily traffic: 532
Total average daily truck traffic: 42
Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic: 798


FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KB1IKI, Licensee ID: L00523779
    Grant Date: 03/27/2012, Expiration Date: 05/29/2022, Certifier: Christopher S Skinner
    Registrant: Christopher S Skinner, 6 Holway Drive, Northfield, ME 04654
  • Call Sign: KB1IMW, Licensee ID: L00534026
    Grant Date: 04/09/2012, Expiration Date: 06/18/2022, Certifier: Susan M Chessa
    Registrant: Susan M Chessa, 6 Holway Drive, Northfield, ME 04654


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