Orient, Maine

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Population in 2010: 147.
Population change since 2000: +1.4%
 
Males: 79  (53.7%)
Females: 68  (46.3%)
Median resident age:

47.3 years
Maine median age:

43.0 years

Zip code: 04471

Estimated median household income in 2022: $35,200 (it was $19,750 in 2000)
Orient:

$35,200
ME:

$69,543

Estimated per capita income in 2022: $25,036 (it was $12,131 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $181,592 (it was $75,000 in 2000)
Orient:

$181,592
ME:

$290,600

Mean prices in 2022: all housing units: $179,108; detached houses: $185,023; townhouses or other attached units: $218,327; in 2-unit structures: $262,505; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $121,406; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $185,084; mobile homes: $117,009; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $12,682
March 2022 cost of living index in Orient: 92.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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  • Races in Orient, ME (2010)
    • 14195.9%White alone
    • 32.0%Hispanic
    • 21.4%Two or more races
    • 10.7%American Indian alone
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Ancestries: English (57.9%), Irish (32.4%), French (11.7%), German (9.0%), Scotch-Irish (8.3%), Polish (4.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 445 feet

Land area: 35.8 square miles.

Population density: 4.1 people per square mile   (very low).

Orient, Maine map

3 residents are foreign born (2.1% North America).

This town:

2.1%
Maine:

2.9%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Orient town:

1.0% ($775)
Maine:

1.5% ($1,417)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Portland, ME (190.6 miles , pop. 64,249).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (290.5 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (458.2 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities:

Weston, ME (2.3 miles ),
Haynesville, ME (2.6 miles),
Amity, ME (2.8 miles),
Bancroft, ME (3.3 miles),
Danforth, ME (3.5 miles ),
Hodgdon, ME (4.1 miles ),
Linneus, ME (4.3 miles ),
Houlton, ME (4.6 miles )

Latitude: 45.81 N, Longitude: 67.84 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 207

Distribution of median household income in Orient, ME in 2022
Orient satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2017: 3 buildings, average cost: $115,000
  • 2016: 2 buildings, average cost: $115,000
  • 2015: 2 buildings, average cost: $115,000
  • 2014: 3 buildings, average cost: $115,000
  • 2013: 3 buildings, average cost: $115,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Orient, ME residents
Average permit cost in Orient, ME
Unemployment in December 2023:
Here:

7.1%
Maine:

3.4%
Unemployment by year
Most common industries in Orient, ME (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (15.4%)
  • Public administration (13.5%)
  • Health care (13.5%)
  • Construction (9.6%)
  • Educational services (9.6%)
  • Social assistance (7.7%)
  • Wood products (5.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (23.5%)
  • Public administration (14.7%)
  • Educational services (11.8%)
  • Construction (8.8%)
  • Wood products (8.8%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.9%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (5.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (27.8%)
  • Social assistance (22.2%)
  • Construction (11.1%)
  • Food (11.1%)
  • Public administration (11.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (11.1%)
  • Educational services (5.6%)
Most common occupations in Orient, ME (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (11.5%)
  • Teachers, secondary school (7.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.7%)
  • Fishing, hunting, and forestry occupations (7.7%)
  • Other financial specialists (5.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.8%)
  • Child care workers (5.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (17.6%)
  • Teachers, secondary school (11.8%)
  • Fishing, hunting, and forestry occupations (11.8%)
  • Other financial specialists (8.8%)
  • Engineers (5.9%)
  • Registered nurses (5.9%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Child care workers (16.7%)
  • Therapists (11.1%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (11.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (11.1%)
  • Financial clerks, except bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks (11.1%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (11.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (11.1%)

Average climate in Orient, Maine

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Orient-area historical earthquake activity is above Maine state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 ML, Depth: 3.0 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 299.4 miles away from the city center
On 10/16/2012 at 23:12:25, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 ML, Depth: 10.0 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 206.6 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) earthquake occurred 301.0 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 343.5 miles away from the city center
On 7/14/2006 at 09:34:48, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MD, Depth: 8.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 83.8 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 244.6 miles away from Orient 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 (22) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
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: 2 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Orient topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Orient:

  • DANFORTH HABILITATION RESIDENTIAL CENTER (Hospital, about 11 miles away; DANFORTH, ME)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Orient:

  • University of Maine (about 76 miles; Orono, ME; Full-time enrollment: 8,931)
  • Husson University (about 83 miles; Bangor, ME; FT enrollment: 2,421)
  • University of Maine at Farmington (about 138 miles; Farmington, ME; FT enrollment: 2,036)
  • University of Maine at Augusta (about 140 miles; Augusta, ME; FT enrollment: 3,204)
  • Saint Joseph's College of Maine (about 189 miles; Standish, ME; FT enrollment: 2,010)
  • Southern Maine Community College (about 191 miles; South Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 4,666)
  • University of Southern Maine (about 191 miles; Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 6,647)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Sunset Park (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Peters Cove Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes: Longley Lake (A), North Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Jimmy Brook (A), Winship Brook (B), Bear Brook (C). 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
Average household size:
This town:

2.3 people
Maine:

2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

61.9%
Whole state:

62.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

15.9%
Whole state:

9.4%


No gay or lesbian households reported

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

29.6%
Whole state:

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

17.0%
Whole state:

4.1%

For population 15 years and over in Orient:

Marital status in Orient, ME
  • Never married: 39.7%
  • Now married: 42.6%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 6.6%
  • Divorced: 9.6%

For population 25 years and over in Orient:

  • High school or higher: 75.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.9%
  • Unemployed: 3.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 35.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.3
Maine average:

11.2

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Orient, ME (based on Aroostook County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
Here:

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.
Maine:

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

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.7%
Maine:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

27.6%
Maine:

25.0%

Strongest AM radio stations in Orient:

  • WREM (710 AM; daytime; 5 kW; MONTICELLO, ME; Owner: ALLAN H WEINER)
  • WFST (600 AM; 5 kW; CARIBOU, ME; Owner: NORTHERN BROADCAST MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WZON (620 AM; 5 kW; BANGOR, ME; Owner: THE ZONE CORPORATION)
  • WEGP (1390 AM; 5 kW; PRESQUE ISLE, ME; Owner: DECELLES/SMITH MEDIA, INC.)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WABI (910 AM; 5 kW; BANGOR, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WSKW (1160 AM; 10 kW; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN WIRELESS, INCORPORATED)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WCHP (760 AM; 35 kW; CHAMPLAIN, NY; Owner: CHAMPLAIN RADIO, INC.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTME (780 AM; 10 kW; RUMFORD, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Orient:

  • WHCF (88.5 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: BANGOR BAPTIST CHURCH)
  • WHOU-FM (100.1 FM; HOULTON, ME; Owner: COUNTY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Orient fatal accident list:

Aug 13, 2020 04:20 PM, Us-1, Lat: 45.794458, Lon: -67.852908, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jan 3, 2019 12:13 AM, Us-1, Beaver Brook Ln, Lat: 45.776183, Lon: -67.864097, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Oct 17, 1981 06:15 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 7ft / 2.0mTotal length
  • 60Total average daily traffic
  • 3Total average daily truck traffic
  • 96Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • 0.4 Miles W Of Us Route 1; 2.35 Mi N Of Brackett Lake; 2.6 Miles Ssw Of (Lat: 45.787833 Lon: -67.863611), Structure height: 53.3 m, Call Sign: KNKN729
    Assigned Frequencies: 880.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 846.510 MHzGrant Date: 08/31/2021, Expiration Date: 10/01/2031, Certifier: John T Scott IiiRegistrant: Verizon Wireless, 5055 North Point Pkwy, Np2ne Network Engineering, Alpharetta, GA 30022, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:


FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

1
  • .64km W Of Us Route 1, 3.78km N Of Brackett Lake, 4.18km Ssw (Lat: 45.787778 Lon: -67.863611), Type: 53.3, Overall height: 45.7 m, Registrant: Mrcc, Inc. Dba , Bango-r, Phone: (207) 945-9979


FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KB1CZF, Licensee ID: L01504164, Grant Date: 07/08/2009, Expiration Date: 07/08/2019, Cancellation Date: 07/09/2021, Registrant: Stephen J Martin, 1049 Us Route One, Orient, ME 04471

  • Call Sign: NO1B, Licensee ID: L01263785, Grant Date: 09/29/2017, Expiration Date: 09/29/2027, Registrant: Walter M Zakupowsky, 82 School House Rd Unit 7, Orient, ME 04471-0183




Orient compared to Maine state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below 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.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
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