Oakfield, Maine

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Population in 2010: 737. Population change since 2000: +0.7%
 
Males: 367  (49.8%)
Females: 370  (50.2%)
Median resident age:  48.7 years
Maine median age:  43.0 years

Zip codes: 04763.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $33,022 (it was $25,859 in 2000)
Oakfield:

$33,022
ME:

$46,974

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $18,188 (it was $12,951 in 2000)

Oakfield town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $72,753 (it was $47,000 in 2000)
Oakfield:

$72,753
ME:

$172,800
  • Races in Oakfield, ME (2010)

    Oakfield races chart
    • 70595.7%White alone
    • 152.0%American Indian alone
    • 101.4%Hispanic
    • 60.8%Two or more races
    • 10.1%Black alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Oakfield: 89.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (54.4%), French (19.5%), Irish (14.9%), German (6.3%), Scotch-Irish (4.5%), Scottish (4.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 02/24/1897

Elevation: 565 feet

Land area: 35.3 square miles.

Population density: 21 people per square mile   (very low).

Oakfield,ME real estate house value index trend

Oakfield, Maine map

For population 25 years and over in Oakfield:

  • High school or higher: 78.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.5%
  • Unemployed: 6.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Oakfield town:

  • Never married: 17.6%
  • Now married: 63.4%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 12.2%
  • Divorced: 6.8%

11 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.5%
Maine:

2.9%



According to our research of Maine and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Oakfield, Maine as of July 30, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Oakfield to the number of sex offenders is 231 to 1.


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

Oakfield town:  1.1% ($532)
Maine:  1.5% ($1,417)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Portland, ME (198.5 miles , pop. 64,249).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (299.8 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (463.7 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Smyrna, ME (1.7 miles ), Dyer Brook, ME (2.1 miles) , Merrill, ME (2.6 miles ), New Limerick, ME (2.7 miles ), Ludlow, ME (2.8 miles ), Linneus, ME (2.9 miles ), Island Falls, ME (3.0 miles ), Hammond, ME (3.5 miles) .

Latitude: 46.10 N, Longitude: 68.12 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 207

Oakfield household income distribution Oakfield home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

11.6%
Maine:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (21%)
  • Wood products (17%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Food (7%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations (5%)
  • Truck transportation (4%)
  • Repair and maintenance (4%)
  • Health care (33%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Food and beverage stores (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (14%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Carpenters (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (13%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)

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

Average climate in Oakfield, Maine

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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

Earthquake activity:

Oakfield-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Maine state average. It is 94% 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 121.4 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 294.1 miles away from Oakfield center
On 7/14/2006 at 09:34:49, a magnitude 4.0 (3.5 MW, 4.0 LG, Depth: 14.9 mi) earthquake occurred 62.9 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 338.2 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 247.8 miles away from Oakfield 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 55.1 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).
Oakfield topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Oakfield:

  • HOULTON REGIONAL HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 14 miles away; HOULTON, ME)
  • THE HOULTON REG PROG CARE FAC (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; HOULTON, ME)
  • HARMONY (Hospital, about 14 miles away; HOULTON, ME)
  • FOREST SPRINGS (Hospital, about 14 miles away; HOULTON, ME)
  • MADIGAN HOME HEALTH CARE, INC. (Home Health Center, about 15 miles away; HOULTON, ME)
  • MADIGAN ESTATES (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; HOULTON, ME)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Oakfield:

  • University of Maine (about 88 miles; Orono, ME; Full-time enrollment: 8,931)
  • Husson University (about 94 miles; Bangor, ME; FT enrollment: 2,421)
  • University of Maine at Farmington (about 140 miles; Farmington, ME; FT enrollment: 2,036)
  • University of Maine at Augusta (about 147 miles; Augusta, ME; FT enrollment: 3,204)
  • Saint Joseph's College of Maine (about 196 miles; Standish, ME; FT enrollment: 2,010)
  • Southern Maine Community College (about 199 miles; South Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 4,666)
  • University of Southern Maine (about 199 miles; Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 6,647)

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Notable locations in Oakfield: Red Bridge (A), Oakfield Volunteer Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Oakfield: Oakfield Seventh Day Adventist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Barrows Chambers Cemetery (1), Oakfield Cemetery (2), Timoney Cemetery (3), Oakfield Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Timoney Lake (A), Carson Pond (B), Clark Pond (C), Long Lake (D), Spaulding Lake (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Thomas Brook (A), Higgins Brook (B), Huntley Brook (C), Downing Brook (D), Moose Brook (E), Morrison Brook (F), Colbroth Brook (G), Bear Brook (H). Display/hide their locations 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 2000 was 23.7. This is significantly better than average.

City:

23.7
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2000 was 22.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

22.0
U.S.:

20.2

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

A PLACE TO EAT (Population served: 36, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-24-2012), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-24-2012), St Public Notif received (SEP-07-2012), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (OCT-23-2012), St BCA signed (OCT-27-2012), St Compliance achieved (OCT-29-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-03-2012), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-03-2012), St Public Notif received (AUG-28-2012), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (OCT-23-2012), St Compliance achieved (OCT-29-2012)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 10 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 15 regular monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Oakfield that have no violations reported:

  • KATAHDIN FOREST PRODUCTS (Population served: 49, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This town:  2.3 people
Maine:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  66.6%
Whole state:  62.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  6.5%
Whole state:  9.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

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

14.7%
Whole state:

10.9%

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

4.8%
Whole state:

4.1%

Oakfield compared to Maine state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage 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 significantly below state average.

Banks with branches in Oakfield (2011 data):

  • Katahdin Trust Company: Oakfield Branch at 200 Oakfield Smyrna Road, branch established on 1976/01/19. Info updated 2007/04/25: Bank assets: $527.8 mil, Deposits: $425.6 mil, headquarters in Patten, ME, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 19 total offices, Holding Company: Katahdin Bankshares Corporation

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.3
Maine average:

11.2

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (84%)
  • Wood (15%)
  • Other fuel (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 Oakfield 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 Oakfield:

  • WREM (710 AM; daytime; 5 kW; MONTICELLO, ME; Owner: ALLAN H WEINER)
  • 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.)
  • WZON (620 AM; 5 kW; BANGOR, ME; Owner: THE ZONE CORPORATION)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WCHP (760 AM; 35 kW; CHAMPLAIN, NY; Owner: CHAMPLAIN RADIO, INC.)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WSKW (1160 AM; 10 kW; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN WIRELESS, INCORPORATED)
  • WABI (910 AM; 5 kW; BANGOR, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WTME (780 AM; 10 kW; RUMFORD, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Oakfield:

  • WHOU-FM (100.1 FM; HOULTON, ME; Owner: COUNTY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • 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)
  • WBPW (96.9 FM; PRESQUE ISLE, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Oakfield fatal accident list:

Aug 16, 1998 06:45 AM, I-95, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
May 26, 1985 03:05 PM, 13902113, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 11Number of bridges
  • 50m164ftTotal length
  • $176,000Total costs
  • 20,506Total average daily traffic
  • 2,029Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 11940-1949
  • 71960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 12010-2012
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Oakfield, ME

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Town Office Bldg (Lat: 46.099778 Lon: -68.157806), Call Sign: KYW936
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.055 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/26/2005, Expiration Date: 05/23/2015, Cancellation Date: 05/11/2011
    Registrant: Aroostook County Emergency Management Agency, 158 Sweden Street, Caribou, ME 04736, Phone: (207) 493-4328, Fax: (207) 493-4357, Email:
  • Railroad St (Lat: 46.106722 Lon: -68.146972), Structure height: 9 m, Call Sign: KCA828, Licensee ID: L00084961
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.230 MHz, 160.440 MHz, 160.680 MHz, 160.740 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/31/2004, Expiration Date: 11/18/2013
    Registrant: Bangor & Aroostook Railroad Company, Rr 2 Box 45, Bangor, ME 04401-9602, Phone: (207) 848-4242, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: W1RSN
    Grant Date: 11/10/1994, Expiration Date: 11/10/2004, Cancellation Date: 11/13/2006
    Registrant: Robert C Fisher, Smyrna St, Oakfield, ME 04763
  • Call Sign: WB1CLR
    Grant Date: 04/03/1998, Expiration Date: 04/03/2008, Cancellation Date: 04/06/2010
    Registrant: Ronald G Browne, Rr 1 Box 946, Oakfield, ME 04763-9713
  • Call Sign: KB1JVO, Licensee ID: L00673637
    Grant Date: 04/21/2003, Expiration Date: 04/21/2013, Certifier: Joy C Botting
    Registrant: Joy C Botting, Oakfield, ME 04763

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: LUSCOMBE 8E (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 86 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C85 SERIES (85 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1804B , Serial Number: 6231, Year manufactured: 1948, Airworthiness Date: 08/21/1956
    Registrant (Individual): Mark E Small, 96 Spaulding Lake Rd, Oakfield, ME 04763

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 4

Businesses in Oakfield, ME

  • Circle K: 1
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