Parsonsfield, Maine

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Population in 2010: 1,898. Population change since 2000: +19.8%
 
Males: 954  (50.3%)
Females: 944  (49.7%)
Median resident age:  42.4 years
Maine median age:  43.0 years

Zip codes: 04047.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $38,695 (it was $32,214 in 2000)
Parsonsfield:

$38,695
ME:

$46,709
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,311 (it was $16,968 in 2000)

Parsonsfield town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $173,084 (it was $90,400 in 2000)
Parsonsfield:

$173,084
ME:

$172,300
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $218,831; Detached houses: $234,207; Townhouses or other attached units: $365,026; In 2-unit structures: $260,800; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $222,836; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $168,365; Mobile homes: $92,569
Parsonsfield races chart
  • White alone - 1,831 (96.5%)
  • Two or more races - 29 (1.5%)
  • Hispanic - 20 (1.1%)
  • Asian alone - 7 (0.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 6 (0.3%)
  • Black alone - 3 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 2 (0.1%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Parsonsfield: 231.2 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (25.1%), French (14.2%), Irish (12.9%), United States (10.7%), German (6.3%), Scottish (5.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 714 feet

Land area: 59.0 square miles.

Population density: 32 people per square mile   (very low).

Parsonsfield,ME real estate house value index trend

Parsonsfield, Maine map

For population 25 years and over in Parsonsfield:

  • High school or higher: 84.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.5%
  • Unemployed: 3.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 35.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Parsonsfield town:

  • Never married: 22.5%
  • Now married: 58.2%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 5.5%
  • Divorced: 13.4%

13 residents are foreign born

This town:  0.8%
Maine:  3.3%



According to our research of Maine and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Parsonsfield, Maine as of May 25, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Parsonsfield to the number of sex offenders is 865 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


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

Parsonsfield town:  1.2% ($1,065)
Maine:  1.5% ($1,417)
Parsonsfield satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Portland, ME (31.8 miles , pop. 64,249).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (99.3 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (252.0 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Cornish, ME (2.1 miles ), Porter, ME (2.5 miles ), Effingham, NH (2.6 miles ), Newfield, ME (2.7 miles ), Limerick, ME (2.8 miles ), Hiram, ME (3.0 miles ), Limington, ME (3.1 miles ), Lake Arrowhead, ME (3.1 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1998: 18 buildings, average cost: $89,000
  • 1999: 9 buildings, average cost: $98,800
  • 2000: 22 buildings, average cost: $87,500
  • 2001: 12 buildings, average cost: $110,800
  • 2002: 21 buildings, average cost: $72,600
  • 2003: 23 buildings, average cost: $110,200
  • 2004: 24 buildings, average cost: $141,600
  • 2005: 19 buildings, average cost: $118,400
  • 2006: 17 buildings, average cost: $118,400
  • 2007: 8 buildings, average cost: $94,300
  • 2008: 4 buildings, average cost: $65,000
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $160,000
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $160,000
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $126,700
  • 2012: 7 buildings, average cost: $120,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 43.75 N, Longitude: 70.89 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 207

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

5.9%
Maine:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (19%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Repair and maintenance (3%)
  • Health care (16%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Food and beverage stores (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Social assistance (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (6%)
  • Carpenters (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Woodworkers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (9%)
  • Cashiers (7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)

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

Average climate in Parsonsfield, Maine

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Parsonsfield-area historical tornado activity is significantly above Maine state average. It is 71% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/18/1963, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 18.5 miles away from the Parsonsfield town center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 10/10/1966, a category F2 tornado 22.8 miles away from the town center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Parsonsfield-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Maine state average. It is 90% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 39.3 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 149.2 miles away from Parsonsfield center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 172.5 miles away from the city center
On 8/21/1996 at 07:54:14, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 37.7 miles away from the city center
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) earthquake occurred 142.8 miles away from Parsonsfield center
On 6/16/1995 at 12:13:11, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 62.9 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 York County (27) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 19
Emergencies Declared: 8

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 18, Storms: 14, Snows: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Winds: 3, Heavy Rains: 2, Hurricanes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Parsonsfield topographic map

Birthplace of: Charles Augustus Hilton - Union Army soldier, Contessa Brewer - Newsperson, James W. Bradbury - Politician.

Hospitals and medical centers near Parsonsfield:

  • MOUNTAIN VIEW NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; OSSIPEE, NH)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Parsonsfield:

  • Saint Joseph's College of Maine (about 22 miles; Standish, ME; Full-time enrollment: 2,010)
  • University of Southern Maine (about 32 miles; Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 6,647)
  • University of New England (about 33 miles; Biddeford, ME; FT enrollment: 4,539)
  • Southern Maine Community College (about 35 miles; South Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 4,666)
  • Plymouth State University (about 40 miles; Plymouth, NH; FT enrollment: 4,838)
  • University of New Hampshire-Main Campus (about 43 miles; Durham, NH; FT enrollment: 15,243)
  • NHTI-Concord's Community College (about 49 miles; Concord, NH; FT enrollment: 2,865)

Public elementary/middle school in Parsonsfield:

See full list of schools located in Parsonsfield

Library in Parsonsfield:

  • KEZAR FALLS CIRCULATING LIBRARY (Operating income: $12,000; Location: 11 WADDLY STREET; 11,850 books; 152 audio materials; 241 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 1 state licensed databases; 52 other licensed databases)

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Notable location: Province Lake Country Club (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Cemeteries: Merrill Cemetery (1), Edgecomb Cemetery (2), Eastman Cemetery (3), Kezar Cemetery (4), Leavitt Cemetery (5), Trueworthy Cemetery (6), Churchill Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Allen Pond (A), West Pond (B), Champion Pond (C), Long Pond (D), Noahs Pond (E), Spruce Pond (F), Ossipee River Reservoir (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: South River (A), Wedgwood Brook (B), Fenderson Brook (C), Emerson Brook (D), Great Brook (E), Benson Brook (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

York 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 79.1. This is about average.

City:

79.1
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 29.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.9
U.S.:

32.0
Average household size:
This town:  2.5 people
Maine:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  67.3%
Whole state:  62.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  12.0%
Whole state:  9.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.7% of all households

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

12.1%
Whole state:

10.9%

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

5.7%
Whole state:

4.1%
6 people in unknown juvenile institutions in 2000
6 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000

Parsonsfield compared to Maine state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below 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.

Banks with branches in Parsonsfield (2011 data):

  • People's United Bank: Kezar Falls Branch at 129 Federal Road, branch established on 1976/05/26. Info updated 2012/02/16: Bank assets: $27,319.3 mil, Deposits: $20,835.4 mil, headquarters in Bridgeport, CT, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 374 total offices

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (72%)
  • Wood (18%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7%)
  • Electricity (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 Parsonsfield town (based on York County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 39.08%
Here: 39.1%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Church of ChristAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAUnited Methodist ChurchEpiscopal Church
Adherents72.5%6.5%5.4%4.5%2.5%
Congregations17.2%16.4%13.9%12.3%4.9%
NameAssemblies of GodGreek Orthodox Archdiocese of AmericaLDS (Mormon) ChurchSalvation ArmyOther
Adherents1.6%1.3%1.1%0.7%3.9%
Congregations6.6%0.8%2.5%1.6%23.8%
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: 45
York County:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 42
York County:

2.09 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 85
York County:

4.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 252
Here:

12.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.7%
Maine:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
York County:

24.0%
Maine:

25.0%

5.66% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($43,410 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.66%
Maine average:

5.50%

0.06% of residents moved from foreign countries ($365 average AGI)
York County:

0.06%
Maine average:

0.04%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Cumberland County, ME  1.47% ($34,596 average AGI)
from Strafford County, NH  0.53% ($34,957)
from Rockingham County, NH  0.39% ($50,026)


5.39% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,387 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.39%
Maine average:

5.62%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($496 average AGI)
York County:

0.07%
Maine average:

0.05%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Cumberland County, ME  1.36% ($34,730 average AGI)
to Strafford County, NH  0.45% ($34,055)
to Rockingham County, NH  0.33% ($51,177)

Strongest AM radio stations in Parsonsfield:

  • WMTW (870 AM; 10 kW; GORHAM, ME; Owner: RADIO PARTNERS OF MAINE, L.P.)
  • WGIN (930 AM; 10 kW; ROCHESTER, NH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WGAN (560 AM; 5 kW; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WASR (1420 AM; 5 kW; WOLFEBORO, NH; Owner: RADIO WOLFEBORO, INC.)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WZAN (970 AM; 5 kW; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WJAE (1440 AM; 5 kW; WESTBROOK, ME; Owner: ALTANTIC COAST RADIO, LLC)
  • WLOB (1310 AM; 5 kW; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: ATLANTIC COAST RADIO, LLC)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTME (780 AM; 10 kW; RUMFORD, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Parsonsfield:

  • WMEA (90.1 FM; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSCY (106.9 FM; MOULTONBOROUGH, NH; Owner: NORTHEAST COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WPKQ (103.7 FM; NORTH CONWAY, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHOM (94.9 FM; MT. WASHINGTON, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBLM (102.9 FM; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WVFM (105.7 FM; CAMPTON, NH; Owner: DEVON BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WLKZ (104.9 FM; WOLFEBORO, NH; Owner: TELE-MEDIA COMPANY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, L.L.C.)
  • WJBQ (97.9 FM; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WVMJ (104.5 FM; CONWAY, NH; Owner: MT. WASHINGTON RADIO & GRAMOPHONE, L.L.C.)
  • WPHX-FM (92.1 FM; SANFORD, ME; Owner: FNX BROADCASTING LLC)
  • WSEW (88.5 FM; SANFORD, ME; Owner: WORD RADIO EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WMEX (106.5 FM; FARMINGTON, NH; Owner: WIMMEX, LLC)
  • WTHT (107.5 FM; LEWISTON, ME; Owner: RADIO PARTNERS OF MAINE, L.P.)
  • WMWV (93.5 FM; CONWAY, NH; Owner: MT. WASHINGTON RADIO & GRAMOPHONE, L.L.C.)
  • WPNH-FM (100.1 FM; PLYMOUTH, NH; Owner: NORTHEAST COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WNHI (93.3 FM; BELMONT, NH; Owner: CONCORD BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WPOR (101.9 FM; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WMTW-FM (106.7 FM; NORTH WINDHAM, ME; Owner: RADIO PARTNERS OF MAINE, L.P.)
  • WMEK-FM (99.9 FM; AUBURN, ME; Owner: RADIO PARTNERS OF MAINE, L.P.)
  • WMSJ (89.3 FM; FREEPORT, ME; Owner: DOWNEAST CHRISTIAN COMMUNICATIONS)

TV broadcast stations around Parsonsfield:

  • WMTW-TV (Channel 8; POLAND SPRING, ME; Owner: WMTW BROADCAST GROUP, LLC)
  • WCSH (Channel 6; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: PACIFIC AND SOUTHERN COMPANY, INC.)
  • WMEA-TV (Channel 26; BIDDEFORD, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WGME-TV (Channel 13; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: WGME LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WPXT (Channel 51; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: HMW, INC.)
  • WPME (Channel 35; LEWISTON, ME; Owner: KB PRIME MEDIA LLC)
  • W32CA (Channel 32; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
Parsonsfield, Maine:
  • Fatal accident count: 10
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 12
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 7
  • Fatalities: 12
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 21
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Maine average:
  • Fatal accident count: 55
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 79
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 21
  • Fatalities: 61
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 132
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 3
See more detailed statistics of Parsonsfield fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 3
Total length: 20 meters (66ft)
Total costs: $1,300,000
Total average daily traffic: 6,827
Total average daily truck traffic: 604
Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic: 9,618

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Parsonsfield)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-22-150 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 94 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7355D , Serial Number: 22-5151, Year manufactured: 1957, Airworthiness Date: 04/26/1957
    Registrant (Individual): James F Ansell, Po Box 284, Parsonsfield, ME 04047

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 27
  • Hazardous Condition: 38
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Parsonsfield

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Parsonsfield, ME
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Total of 3 patent applications in 2008-2015.



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