Otis, Maine

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Population in 2010: 672. Population change since 2000: +23.8%
Males: 341  (50.7%)
Females: 331  (49.3%)
Median resident age:  47.1 years
Maine median age:  43.0 years

Zip codes: 04605.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $47,690 (it was $36,250 in 2000)
Otis:

$47,690
ME:

$46,709
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $28,389 (it was $20,375 in 2000)

Otis town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $174,353 (it was $92,400 in 2000)
Otis:

$174,353
ME:

$172,300
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $223,033; Detached houses: $235,681; In 2-unit structures: $219,207; Mobile homes: $85,104
Otis races chart
  • White alone - 656 (97.6%)
  • Two or more races - 6 (0.9%)
  • Hispanic - 4 (0.6%)
  • Black alone - 3 (0.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.1%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.1%)
  • Other race alone - 1 (0.1%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Otis: 181.7 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (20.4%), English (18.0%), German (10.7%), United States (9.8%), French (8.3%), Scottish (4.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 03/19/1835

Elevation: 294 feet

Land area: 24.9 square miles.

Population density: 27 people per square mile   (very low).

Otis,ME real estate house value index trend

Otis, Maine map

For population 25 years and over in Otis:

  • High school or higher: 87.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.8%
  • Unemployed: 6.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 39.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Otis town:

  • Never married: 17.0%
  • Now married: 63.7%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 8.1%
  • Divorced: 9.9%

14 residents are foreign born (1.5% North America, 1.1% Asia).

This town:  2.6%
Maine:  3.3%

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

Otis town:  1.0% ($969)
Maine:  1.5% ($1,417)
Otis satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Portland, ME (114.7 miles , pop. 64,249).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (210.8 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (382.6 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Mariaville, ME (1.9 miles ), Dedham, ME (2.5 miles ), Waltham, ME (2.5 miles ), Clifton, ME (2.8 miles ), Ellsworth, ME (3.0 miles ), Eddington, ME (3.0 miles ), Amherst, ME (3.1 miles ), Eastbrook, ME (3.3 miles ).

Latitude: 44.70 N, Longitude: 68.46 W

Area code: 207

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

3.5%
Maine:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (29%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (4%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (11%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Health care (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Social assistance (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Carpenters (15%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Business operations specialists (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (5%)

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

Average climate in Otis, Maine

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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

Earthquake activity:

Otis-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Maine state average. It is 93% 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 29.3 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 259.2 miles away from Otis center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 176.6 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 295.3 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, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 54.2 miles away from Otis center
On 9/16/1994 at 07:01:54, a magnitude 3.6 (3.5 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 43.3 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 Hancock County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 7, Snows: 5, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Landslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Otis topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Otis:

  • NEW HOPE HOSPICE INC (Hospital, about 10 miles away; EDDINGTON, ME)
  • COLLIER'S REHAB AND NURSING CTR (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; ELLSWORTH, ME)
  • BIRCHWOOD LIVING CENTER (Hospital, about 12 miles away; ELLSWORTH, ME)
  • COURTLAND REHAB AND LIVING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; ELLSWORTH, ME)
  • KINDRED TRANSITIONAL CARE AND REHAB-BREWER (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; BREWER, ME)
  • MAINE VETERANS HOME - BANGOR (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; BANGOR, ME)
  • ELIZABETH LEVINSON CENTER (Hospital, about 16 miles away; BANGOR, ME)

Airports located in Otis:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Otis:

  • University of Maine (about 17 miles; Orono, ME; Full-time enrollment: 8,931)
  • Husson University (about 19 miles; Bangor, ME; FT enrollment: 2,421)
  • University of Maine at Augusta (about 71 miles; Augusta, ME; FT enrollment: 3,204)
  • University of Maine at Farmington (about 83 miles; Farmington, ME; FT enrollment: 2,036)
  • Southern Maine Community College (about 114 miles; South Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 4,666)
  • University of Southern Maine (about 116 miles; Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 6,647)
  • Saint Joseph's College of Maine (about 117 miles; Standish, ME; FT enrollment: 2,010)

Public elementary/middle school in Otis:

See full list of schools located in Otis

Library in Otis:

  • OTIS PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,000; Location: 132 OTIS ROAD; 5,000 books; 4 audio materials; 100 video materials; 52 other licensed databases)

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Notable location: Perry Landing (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Otis: Otis Baptist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Beech Hill Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes: Youngs Pond (A), Beech Hill Pond (B), Buggy Pond (C), Little Burnt Pond (D), Floods Pond (E), Lilly Pond (F), Lower Springy Pond (G), Morrison Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Schoolhouse Brook (A), Turtle Brook (B), Harvey Brook (C), Mosquito Brook (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Beach: Dunn Beach (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Hancock 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 2012 was 61.4. This is better than average.

City:

61.4
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.151. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.151
U.S.:

0.303

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.126. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.126
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 30.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.7
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 17.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.9
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 7.36. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 16.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.36
U.S.:

9.14

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

MSU 92 BEECH HILL SCHOOL (Population served: 110, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2008 and DEC-2010, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-16-2010), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-16-2010), St Public Notif received (MAR-22-2012), St Compliance achieved (JAN-02-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2008 and DEC-2010, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-16-2010), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-16-2010), St Public Notif received (MAR-22-2012), St Compliance achieved (JAN-02-2013)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2007, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-20-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-20-2007), St Public Notif received (MAR-22-2007), St Compliance achieved (FEB-02-2009)
Average household size:
This town:  2.3 people
Maine:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  65.9%
Whole state:  62.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  8.7%
Whole state:  9.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

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

9.5%
Whole state:

10.9%

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

4.7%
Whole state:

4.1%

Otis compared to Maine state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Renting percentage 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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (76%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (11%)
  • Wood (11%)
  • Other fuel (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Otis town (based on Hancock County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 27.86%
Here: 27.9%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Church of ChristAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAEpiscopal ChurchUnited Methodist Church
Adherents43.6%13.6%12.3%7.8%7.4%
Congregations10.3%19.6%17.5%8.2%17.5%
NameChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Evangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCommunity Church of ChristAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents2.2%1.9%1.8%1.6%7.8%
Congregations4.1%1.0%3.1%3.1%15.5%
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: 32
Hancock County:

6.01 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 9
Hancock County:

1.69 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 26
Hancock County:

4.89 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 115
Here:

21.61 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.4%
Maine:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Hancock County:

25.4%
Maine:

25.0%

5.45% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($38,886 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.45%
Maine average:

5.50%

0.08% of residents moved from foreign countries ($382 average AGI)
Hancock County:

0.08%
Maine average:

0.04%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Penobscot County, ME  1.18% ($36,406 average AGI)
from Washington County, ME  0.28% ($21,300)
from Waldo County, ME  0.26% ($30,875)


5.07% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,082 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.07%
Maine average:

5.62%

0.09% of residents moved to foreign countries ($362 average AGI)
Hancock County:

0.09%
Maine average:

0.05%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Penobscot County, ME  1.14% ($29,886 average AGI)
to Cumberland County, ME  0.36% ($31,947)
to Washington County, ME  0.21% ($33,364)

Strongest AM radio stations in Otis:

  • WABI (910 AM; 5 kW; BANGOR, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WZON (620 AM; 5 kW; BANGOR, ME; Owner: THE ZONE CORPORATION)
  • WDEA (1370 AM; 5 kW; ELLSWORTH, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WNZS (1340 AM; 1 kW; VEAZIE, ME; Owner: WATERFRONT COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WSKW (1160 AM; 10 kW; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN WIRELESS, INCORPORATED)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WTME (780 AM; 10 kW; RUMFORD, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Otis:

  • WMEH (90.9 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WWMJ (95.7 FM; ELLSWORTH, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WEZQ (92.9 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WKIT-FM (100.3 FM; BREWER, ME; Owner: THE ZONE CORPORATION)
  • WHCF (88.5 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: BANGOR BAPTIST CHURCH)
  • WERU-FM (89.9 FM; BLUE HILL, ME; Owner: SALT POND COMMUNITY B/C COMPANY)
  • WNSX (97.7 FM; WINTER HARBOR, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBFB (104.7 FM; BELFAST, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WLKE (99.1 FM; BAR HARBOR, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WVOM (103.9 FM; HOWLAND, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WWBX (97.1 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WFZX (101.7 FM; SEARSPORT, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBQI (107.7 FM; BAR HARBOR, ME; Owner: MARINER BROADCASTING, L.P.)
  • WBZN (107.3 FM; OLD TOWN, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WQCB (106.5 FM; BREWER, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WMEP (90.5 FM; CAMDEN, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WQSS (102.5 FM; CAMDEN, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMEB-FM (91.9 FM; ORONO, ME; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MAINE SYSTEM)

TV broadcast stations around Otis:

  • WMEB-TV (Channel 12; ORONO, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W66CL (Channel 66; BANGOR, ME; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WBAN-LP (Channel 9; BANGOR, ME; Owner: BANGOR MEDIA GROUP, LLC)
  • WLBZ (Channel 2; BANGOR, ME; Owner: PACIFIC AND SOUTHERN COMPANY, INC.)
  • WVII-TV (Channel 7; BANGOR, ME; Owner: BANGOR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WFVX-LP (Channel 22; BANGOR, ME; Owner: ROCKFLEET BROADCASTING III, LLC)
  • WBGR-LP (Channel 33; BANGOR/DEDHAM, ME; Owner: MAINE FAMILY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W39CC (Channel 39; BANGOR, ME; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W42BZ (Channel 42; BANGOR, ME; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W50BX (Channel 50; BANGOR, ME; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W54CG (Channel 54; BANGOR, ME; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WCKD-LP (Channel 30; BANGOR/DEDHAM, ME; Owner: J. MCLEOD, ME FAMILY B/CING., INC.)
  • WABI-TV (Channel 5; BANGOR, ME; Owner: COMMUNITY BROADCASTING SERVICE)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Flood Pond (Lat: 44.741750 Lon: -68.510028), Call Sign: KCG593
    Assigned Frequencies: 48.4000 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/13/1998, Expiration Date: 08/04/2003, Cancellation Date: 10/05/2003
    Registrant: Bangor Water District, 614 State Street, Bangor, ME 04402-1129, Phone: (207) 947-4516, Fax: (207) 947-5707, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: WB1DEG, Licensee ID: L01434498
    Grant Date: 09/30/2008, Expiration Date: 10/26/2018
    Registrant: Gary G Wheaton, 445 Point Rd, Otis, ME 04605


FAA Registered Aircraft:

10 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Otis)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 4
  • Hazardous Condition: 8

Incident types - Otis

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Otis, ME
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