For population 25 years and over in Perham:
For population 15 years and over in Perham town:
18 residents are foreign born (2.5% Europe, 1.6% North America).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Portland, ME (244.4 miles , pop. 64,249).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (346.2 miles , pop. 589,141).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: New York, NY (513.6 miles , pop. 8,008,278).
Nearest cities: Westmanland, ME (2.0 miles) , New Sweden, ME (2.7 miles ), Wade, ME (2.7 miles ), Washburn, ME (2.9 miles ), Caribou, ME (3.3 miles ), Stockholm, ME (3.4 miles ), Castle Hill, ME (3.5 miles ), Mapleton, ME (3.7 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 46.89 N, Longitude: 68.22 W
Area code commonly used in this area: 207
Unemployment in July 2013:
Work and jobs in Perham: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Perham, Maine
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Earthquake activity:Perham-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Maine state average. It is 97% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 7/14/2006 at 09:34:49, a magnitude 4.0 (3.5 MW, 4.0 LG, Depth: 14.9 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 22.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), 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: Storms: 8, Floods: 7, Snows: 5, Floods: 3, Heavy Rains: 2, Snows: 2, Blizzard: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Edward C. Dahlgren - Army Medal of Honor recipient.
Medal of Honor Recipient born in Perham: Edward C. Dahlgren.
Hospitals/medical centers near Perham:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Perham:
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Air Quality Index (AQI)
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 16.6. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 15.5 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 6.20. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 15.8 miles away from the city center.
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 0.745. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 16.1 miles away from the city center.
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.155. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 16.1 miles away from the city center.
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 2.65. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 16.1 miles away from the city center.
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 27.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.1 miles away from the city center.
Average household size:
Percentage of family households:
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
Perham compared to Maine state average:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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1996 Presidential Elections Results
2000 Presidential Elections Results
2008 Presidential Elections Results
Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results
Religion statistics for Perham town (based on Aroostook County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 60.84%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 29
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 16
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 56
Number of full-service restaurants: 66
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
3.86% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($31,356 average adjusted gross income)
0.17% of residents moved from foreign countries ($994 average AGI)
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
4.01% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($32,517 average adjusted gross income)
0.12% of residents moved to foreign countries ($774 average AGI)
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
Strongest AM radio stations in Perham:
Strongest FM radio stations in Perham:
Perham fatal accident list:
Sep 4, 2005 00:40 AM, Carson Road, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 0 meters
Total costs: $920,000
Total average daily traffic: 289
Total average daily truck traffic: 14
Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic: 434
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:1
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:6
FAA Registered Aircraft:2
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents: