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Population in 2010: 889. Population change since 2000: +5.0%
 

Males: 427  (48.0%)
Females: 462  (52.0%)

Median resident age:  44.0 years
Maine median age:  43.0 years

Zip codes: 04667.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $37,965 (it was $27,788 in 2000)
Perry:

$37,965
ME:

$46,709
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $19,911

Perry town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $110,559 (it was $72,000 in 2000)
Perry:

$110,559
ME:

$172,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $154,485; Detached houses: $177,262; Mobile homes: $34,657
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Perry races chart
  • White alone - 757 (85.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 93 (10.5%)
  • Two or more races - 26 (2.9%)
  • Hispanic - 9 (1.0%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 3 (0.3%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.1%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Perry: 174.7 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (23.5%), English (21.3%), French (9.3%), Scotch-Irish (7.3%), Scottish (6.8%), German (5.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 02/12/1818

Elevation: 40 feet

Land area: 29.5 square miles.

Population density: 30 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Perry:

  • High school or higher: 81.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.1%
  • Unemployed: 14.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Perry town:

  • Never married: 21.3%
  • Now married: 59.4%
  • Separated: 4.2%
  • Widowed: 5.0%
  • Divorced: 9.9%

32 residents are foreign born (3.5% North America).

This town:  3.8%
Maine:  3.3%



According to our research of Maine and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Perry, Maine as of October 30, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Perry to the number of sex offenders is 454 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


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

Perry town:  0.9% ($682)
Maine:  1.5% ($1,417)
Perry satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Portland, ME (181.4 miles , pop. 64,249).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (271.4 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: New York, NY (454.8 miles , pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: Pembroke, ME (2.1 miles ), Eastport, ME (2.5 miles ), Robbinston, ME (2.7 miles ), Dennysville, ME (2.8 miles ), Charlotte, ME (2.9 miles ), Lubec, ME (3.2 miles ), Meddybemps, ME (3.7 miles) , Calais, ME (3.9 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 2 buildings, average cost: $50,000
  • 1998: 2 buildings, average cost: $50,000
  • 1999: 2 buildings, average cost: $50,000
  • 2000: 2 buildings, average cost: $50,000
  • 2001: 2 buildings, average cost: $50,000
  • 2002: 2 buildings, average cost: $50,000
  • 2003: 13 buildings, average cost: $50,000
  • 2004: 36 buildings, average cost: $50,000
  • 2005: 21 buildings, average cost: $150,200
  • 2006: 0 buildings
  • 2007: 36 buildings, average cost: $80,000
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $120,000
  • 2009: 7 buildings, average cost: $115,000
  • 2010: 14 buildings, average cost: $60,000
  • 2011: 10 buildings, average cost: $220,300
  • 2012: 14 buildings, average cost: $50,000

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Latitude: 44.98 N, Longitude: 67.09 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 207

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

9.9%
Maine:

6.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (21%)
  • Construction (15%)
  • Chemicals (9%)
  • Paper (8%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Health care (6%)
  • Other transportation, and support activities, and couriers (5%)
  • Health care (17%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Public administration (12%)
  • Food and beverage stores (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (10%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Electricians (7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Carpenters (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (4%)
  • Cashiers (9%)
  • Registered nurses (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Financial managers (6%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (6%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)

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Earthquake activity:

Perry-area historical earthquake activity is below Maine state average. It is 87% 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 67.7 miles away from the city center
On 9/25/2005 at 03:08:57, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, 3.4 LG, Depth: 4.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 6.0 miles away from Perry 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 58.5 miles away from the city center
On 9/16/1994 at 04:22:42, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 59.6 miles away from the city center
On 9/22/2006 at 10:39:21, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 4.3 mi) earthquake occurred 69.1 miles away from Perry center
On 9/16/1994 at 07:40:11, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 58.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Washington County (18) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 9, Floods: 8, Snows: 3, Winds: 2, Floods: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Landslide: 1, Snow: 1, Snowfall: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Perry:

  • EASTPORT MEMORIAL NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; EASTPORT, ME)
  • OCEANVIEW NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; LUBEC, ME)

Political contributions by individuals in Perry, ME

Airports located in Perry:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Perry:

  • University of Maine (about 78 miles; Orono, ME; Full-time enrollment: 9,235)
  • Husson University (about 84 miles; Bangor, ME; FT enrollment: 2,107)
  • University of Maine at Farmington (about 152 miles; Farmington, ME; FT enrollment: 2,074)
  • Southern Maine Community College (about 181 miles; South Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 2,993)
  • University of Southern Maine (about 182 miles; Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 5,629)
  • University of New England (about 195 miles; Biddeford, ME; FT enrollment: 3,850)
  • University of New Hampshire-Main Campus (about 230 miles; Durham, NH; FT enrollment: 13,290)

Public elementary/middle school in Perry:

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Notable locations in Perry: Knowltons Seashore Campground (A), Perry Volunteer Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Perry: Back District Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Reservoir: Boyden Stream Reservoir (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Smelt Brook (A), Sipp Brook (B), Little River (C), Mill Brook (D), Pottle Brook (E), Boyden Stream (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
Washington County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 24.4. This is better than average.
City:

24.4
U.S.:

32.0
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 28.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

28.8
U.S.:

28.3

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

NEW FRIENDLY RESTAURANT, INC (Population served: 207, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
MSU 104 PERRY ELEM SCHOOL (Population served: 123, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation

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

Percentage of family households:
This town:  69.9%
Whole state:  62.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  10.2%
Whole state:  9.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.8% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

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

17.5%
Whole state:

10.9%

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

5.8%
Whole state:

4.1%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Perry, ME


6 people in other group homes in 2000

Perry compared to Maine state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000



Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (79%)
  • Wood (16%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Other fuel (1%)
  • Electricity (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Perry town (based on Washington County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 25.86%
Here25.9%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchUnited Church of ChristAmerican Baptist Churches in the USACommunity Church of Christ
Adherents47.3%14.8%6.6%5.1%5.0%
Congregations16.0%20.0%12.0%5.3%5.3%
NameEpiscopal ChurchNational Association of Congregational Christian Churches The Wesleyan ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Other
Adherents5.0%3.2%2.6%1.7%8.7%
Congregations4.0%9.3%2.7%1.3%24.0%
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: 16
Washington County:

4.89 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Washington County:

1.22 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 32
Washington County:

9.78 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 37
Here:

11.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.4%
Maine:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Washington County:

28.3%
Maine:

25.0%

4.89% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($37,753 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.89%
Maine average:

6.39%

0.13% of residents moved from foreign countries ($419 average AGI)
Washington County:

0.13%
Maine average:

0.12%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Penobscot County, ME  0.57% ($29,603 average AGI)
from Hancock County, ME  0.38% ($32,065)
from Cumberland County, ME  0.19% ($32,522)


5.27% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,066 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.27%
Maine average:

6.44%

0.15% of residents moved to foreign countries ($232 average AGI)
Washington County:

0.15%
Maine average:

0.07%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Penobscot County, ME  0.91% ($26,873 average AGI)
to Hancock County, ME  0.60% ($32,097)
to Cumberland County, ME  0.32% ($34,333)

Strongest AM radio stations in Perry:

  • WZON (620 AM; 5 kW; BANGOR, ME; Owner: THE ZONE CORPORATION)
  • 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)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WREM (710 AM; daytime; 5 kW; MONTICELLO, ME; Owner: ALLAN H WEINER)
  • WDEA (1370 AM; 5 kW; ELLSWORTH, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WSKW (1160 AM; 10 kW; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN WIRELESS, INCORPORATED)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCHP (760 AM; 35 kW; CHAMPLAIN, NY; Owner: CHAMPLAIN RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Perry:

  • WMED (89.7 FM; CALAIS, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCRQ (102.9 FM; DENNYSVILLE, ME; Owner: WQDY, INC.)
  • WSHD (91.7 FM; EASTPORT, ME; Owner: SHEAD MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL)
  • WQDY-FM (92.7 FM; CALAIS, ME; Owner: WQDY, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Perry:

  • WMED-TV (Channel 13; CALAIS, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • W57AQ (Channel 57; CALAIS, ME; Owner: PACIFIC AND SOUTHERN COMPANY, INC.)

Perry fatal accident list:

Apr 9, 2008 11:52 AM, Us-1, Lat: 44.989328, Lon: -67.081317, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Feb 21, 2006 03:54 PM, Us-1, Lat: 45.026244, Lon: -67.103497, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Jan 30, 2004 02:59 PM, Us-1, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Nov 6, 1987 05:15 PM, 61986878, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Jun 24, 1984 03:30 AM, 71207121, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 7, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 2
Total length: 3 meters (10ft)
Total average daily traffic: 2,751
Total average daily truck traffic: 221
Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic: 3,916


FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Pleasant Point Municipal Bldg Pleasant Point Passamaquoddy Reservation (Lat: 44.958972 Lon: -67.040528), Call Sign: KIL403
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.875 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/01/2012, Expiration Date: 03/05/2022
    Registrant: Pct Communications, 483 North St, Calais, ME 04619, Phone: (207) 454-2174, Fax: (207) 454-7050, Email:
  • Lat: 44.956056 Lon: -67.041417, Call Sign: WQNZ820
    Assigned Frequencies: 72.1000 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/20/2011, Expiration Date: 07/20/2021, Certifier: Newell Lewey
    Registrant: Primex Wireless, Inc., 965 Wells Street, Lake Geneva, WI 53147, Phone: (800) 537-0464

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Perry)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

4
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172M (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 108 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 13292 , Serial Number: 17262643, Year manufactured: 1973, Airworthiness Date: 11/21/1973
    Registrant (Individual): Maynard C Morrison, Shore Rd Rr 1 Box 32, Perry, ME 04667
  • Aircraft: INTERPLANE SPOL SRO SKYBOY UL (Category: Amphibian, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 912 (80 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 446SC , Serial Number: 10/2000, Year manufactured: 2000, Airworthiness Date: 03/16/2010
    Registrant (Individual): Edward L Nadeau, 232 Cannon Hill Rd, Perry, ME 04667
  • Aircraft: MOONEY M20E (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 127 mph), Engine: LYCOMING I0360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5843Q , Serial Number: 787, Year manufactured: 1965, Airworthiness Date: 07/22/1965
    Registrant (Individual): Ronald S Rosenfeld, Po Box 208, Perry, ME 04667
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150A (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6680T , Serial Number: 15059080, Year manufactured: 1960, Airworthiness Date: 10/31/1960
    Registrant (Individual): Robert G Costa, 953 S Meadow Rd, Perry, ME 04667


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1

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