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 2012: $26,336 (it was $19,750 in 2000)
Orient:

$26,336
ME:

$46,709
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $16,840 (it was $12,131 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $119,820 (it was $75,000 in 2000)
Orient:

$119,820
ME:

$172,300
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $126,253; Detached houses: $148,306; Townhouses or other attached units: $132,933; Mobile homes: $39,017
Orient races chart
  • White alone - 141 (95.9%)
  • Hispanic - 3 (2.0%)
  • Two or more races - 2 (1.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.7%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Orient: 186.9 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
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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

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

For population 15 years and over in Orient town:

  • Never married: 39.7%
  • Now married: 42.6%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 6.6%
  • Divorced: 9.6%

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

This town:  2.1%
Maine:  3.3%



According to our research of Maine and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Orient, Maine as of June 03, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Orient to the number of sex offenders is 136 to 1.


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

Orient town:  1.0% ($775)
Maine:  1.5% ($1,417)
Orient satellite photo by USGS

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

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

7.0%
Maine:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (24%)
  • Public administration (15%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Wood products (9%)
  • Metal and metal products (6%)
  • Computer and electronic products (6%)
  • Health care (28%)
  • Social assistance (22%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Food (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (11%)
  • Public administration (11%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (18%)
  • Secondary school teachers (12%)
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (12%)
  • Other financial specialists (9%)
  • Engineers (6%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6%)
  • Child care workers (17%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (11%)
  • Therapists (11%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (11%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (11%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (11%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (11%)

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 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 102.7 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 301.0 miles away from Orient 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 86.7 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 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
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 39.6 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).
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)

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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

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 21.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

22.0
U.S.:

20.2
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%

Orient compared to Maine state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value 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 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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (62%)
  • Wood (35%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)

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 Orient 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 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:

Oct 17, 1981 06:15 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 1 meters (3ft)
Total average daily traffic: 90
Total average daily truck traffic: 7
Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic: 135

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 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/30/2011, Expiration Date: 10/01/2021, Certifier: Richard Ekstrand
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, 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: 2079459979, , 1 CUMBERLAND PLACE, SUITE 112

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KB1CZF, Licensee ID: L01504164
    Grant Date: 07/08/2009, Expiration Date: 07/08/2019
    Registrant: Stephen J Martin, 1049 Us Route One, Orient, ME 04471
  • Call Sign: NO1B, Licensee ID: L01263785
    Grant Date: 09/05/2007, Expiration Date: 09/18/2017
    Registrant: Walter M Zakupowsky, 45 Maxell Settlement Rd, Orient, ME 04471-0183

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 4
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