Perham, Maine

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Population in 2010: 386. Population change since 2000: -11.1%
 
Males: 197  (51.0%)
Females: 189  (49.0%)
Median resident age:  45.3 years
Maine median age:  43.0 years

Zip codes: 04766.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $34,619 (it was $25,962 in 2000)
Perham:

$34,619
ME:

$46,709
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $16,270 (it was $11,721 in 2000)

Perham town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $92,661 (it was $58,000 in 2000)
Perham:

$92,661
ME:

$172,300
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $108,793; Detached houses: $115,650; In 2-unit structures: $98,750; Mobile homes: $53,173
Perham races chart
  • White alone - 376 (97.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 9 (2.3%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (0.3%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Perham: 149.9 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: French (27.2%), English (24.9%), Irish (16.6%), Swedish (14.7%), German (7.8%), Scottish (6.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 03/26/1897

Elevation: 630 feet

Land area: 36.5 square miles.

Population density: 11 people per square mile   (very low).

Perham,ME real estate house value index trend

Perham, Maine map

For population 25 years and over in Perham:

  • High school or higher: 78.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.3%
  • Unemployed: 6.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Perham town:

  • Never married: 21.8%
  • Now married: 59.9%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 10.9%
  • Divorced: 6.9%

18 residents are foreign born (2.5% Europe, 1.6% North America).

This town:  4.1%
Maine:  3.3%



According to our research of Maine and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Perham, Maine as of July 04, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Perham to the number of sex offenders is 205 to 1.


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

Perham town:  1.1% ($643)
Maine:  1.5% ($1,417)
Perham satellite photo by USGS

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+: Bronx, NY (504.0 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

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:

  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $15,000

Latitude: 46.89 N, Longitude: 68.22 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 207

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

11.6%
Maine:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (17%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (9%)
  • Wood products (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Food (5%)
  • Furniture and related product manufacturing (5%)
  • Health care (35%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Used merchandise, gift, novelty, and souvenir, and other miscellaneous stores (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • U. S. Postal service (4%)
  • Educational services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (10%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (10%)
  • Carpenters (7%)
  • Woodworkers (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Registered nurses (12%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (12%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6%)
  • Business operations specialists (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)

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

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

Earthquake activity:

Perham-area historical earthquake activity is below Maine state average. It is 95% 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
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 313.3 miles away from Perham 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 176.2 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 359.9 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 286.6 miles away from Perham center
On 9/16/1994 at 04:22:42, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 109.6 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).
Perham topographic map

Birthplace of: Edward C. Dahlgren - Army Medal of Honor recipient.

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Perham: Edward C. Dahlgren.

Hospitals and medical centers near Perham:

  • PROFESSIONAL HOME NURSING INC (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; CARIBOU, ME)
  • CARIBOU REHAB AND NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; CARIBOU, ME)
  • CARY MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 10 miles away; CARIBOU, ME)
  • MAINE VETERANS HOME - CARIBOU (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; CARIBOU, ME)
  • VALLEY HOME HEALTH SERVICES (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; CARIBOU, ME)
  • VISITING NURSES OF AROOSTOOK (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; CARIBOU, ME)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Perham:

  • University of Maine (about 140 miles; Orono, ME; Full-time enrollment: 8,931)
  • Husson University (about 146 miles; Bangor, ME; FT enrollment: 2,421)
  • University of Maine at Farmington (about 180 miles; Farmington, ME; FT enrollment: 2,036)
  • University of Maine at Augusta (about 193 miles; Augusta, ME; FT enrollment: 3,204)
  • Saint Joseph's College of Maine (about 239 miles; Standish, ME; FT enrollment: 2,010)
  • University of Southern Maine (about 245 miles; Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 6,647)
  • Southern Maine Community College (about 245 miles; South Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 4,666)

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

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

Lake: Salmon Brook Lake (A). Display/hide its location 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 2012 was 90.9. This is worse than average.

City:

90.9
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.162. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 16.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.162
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 2.20. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 16.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.20
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.555. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 16.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.555
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 27.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.1
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 18.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

18.8
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 6.50. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 15.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.50
U.S.:

9.14
Average household size:
This town:  2.6 people
Maine:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  69.5%
Whole state:  62.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  8.6%
Whole state:  9.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 1.3% of all households

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

11.2%
Whole state:

10.9%

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

5.8%
Whole state:

4.1%

Perham compared to Maine state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly 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 below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher 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. (80%)
  • Wood (19%)
  • Electricity (1%)

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 Perham 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 Perham:

  • WFST (600 AM; 5 kW; CARIBOU, ME; Owner: NORTHERN BROADCAST MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WEGP (1390 AM; 5 kW; PRESQUE ISLE, ME; Owner: DECELLES/SMITH MEDIA, INC.)
  • WREM (710 AM; daytime; 5 kW; MONTICELLO, ME; Owner: ALLAN H WEINER)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WCHP (760 AM; 35 kW; CHAMPLAIN, NY; Owner: CHAMPLAIN RADIO, INC.)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGY (810 AM; 50 kW; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WZON (620 AM; 5 kW; BANGOR, ME; Owner: THE ZONE CORPORATION)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WICY (1490 AM; 50 kW; MALONE, NY; Owner: CARTIER COMMUNICATIONS INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Perham:

  • WBPW (96.9 FM; PRESQUE ISLE, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WQHR (96.1 FM; PRESQUE ISLE, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WOZI (101.9 FM; PRESQUE ISLE, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMEM (106.1 FM; PRESQUE ISLE, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W274AF (102.7 FM; PRESQUE ISLE, ME; Owner: BANGOR BAPTIST CHURCH)
  • WCXU (97.7 FM; CARIBOU, ME; Owner: THE CANXUS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Perham fatal accident list:

Sep 4, 2005 00:40 AM, Carson Road, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Feb 4, 1992 03:20 PM, Tangleridg, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 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
  • STATION, Perham Tower (Lat: 46.880583 Lon: -68.212528), Overall height: 60.4 m, Call Sign: WHI610
    Assigned Frequencies: 2136.40 MHz, 2142.80 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/02/1993, Expiration Date: 02/02/1998
    Registrant: Phone: (207) 848-4200

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

6
  • Call Sign: K1ASJ, Licensee ID: L00952099
    Grant Date: 01/27/2007, Expiration Date: 04/22/2017
    Registrant: Robert S Wilk, 757 Perham Rd, Perham, ME 04766
  • Call Sign: KA1IWX, Licensee ID: L00287786
    Grant Date: 07/31/2008, Expiration Date: 10/28/2018
    Registrant: Henry J Nutting, 371 Nutting Rd, Perham, ME 04766
  • Call Sign: KB1CLC, Licensee ID: L00251321
    Grant Date: 01/03/2008, Expiration Date: 03/03/2018, Certifier: David L Garey
    Registrant: David L Garey, 793 Tangle Ridge Rd, Perham, ME 04766
  • Call Sign: KB1EBH, Licensee ID: L00251322
    Grant Date: 04/21/2009, Expiration Date: 05/05/2019, Certifier: Sylvia K Garey
    Registrant: Sylvia K Garey, 793 Tangle Ridge Rd, Perham, ME 04766-4008
  • Call Sign: N1MQP, Licensee ID: L00592691
    Grant Date: 11/13/2002, Expiration Date: 11/13/2012
    Registrant: Ethel M Nutting, 371 Nutting Rd, Perham, ME 04766
  • Call Sign: KB1TDS, Licensee ID: L01526384
    Grant Date: 10/27/2009, Expiration Date: 10/27/2019, Certifier: Tina R Bogdanovic
    Registrant: Tina R Bogdanovic, 792 Tangle Ridge Rd, Perham, ME 04766

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: DOW ERROL K SKY-DOO LS (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: AMA/EXPR UNKNOWN ENG (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 239ED , Serial Number: 001, Year manufactured: 2007, Airworthiness Date: 08/14/2007
    Registrant (Individual): Errol K Dow, 147 Blackstone Rd, Perham, ME 04766
  • Aircraft: HELDEBERG DESIGNS LLC BLUE HERON MARATHON (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 582 (65 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 4383Y , Serial Number: HD00038M, Year manufactured: 2000, Airworthiness Date: 11/21/2006
    Registrant (Individual): Robin R Paradis, Po Box 62, Perham, ME 04766

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2
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