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Population in 2010: 391. Population change since 2000: +0.3%
 

Males: 197  (50.4%)
Females: 194  (49.6%)

Median resident age:  56.2 years
Maine median age:  43.0 years

Zip codes: 04768.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $42,980 (it was $32,232 in 2000)
Portage Lake:

$42,980
ME:

$46,709
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $24,963

Portage Lake town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $114,548 (it was $71,700 in 2000)
Portage Lake:

$114,548
ME:

$172,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $136,611; Detached houses: $145,575; In 2-unit structures: $113,942; Mobile homes: $48,290

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Portage Lake races chart
  • White alone - 375 (95.9%)
  • Two or more races - 11 (2.8%)
  • American Indian alone - 4 (1.0%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.3%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Portage Lake: 154.5 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Ancestries: French (37.2%), English (20.0%), French Canadian (10.8%), Irish (8.5%), United States (6.4%), Scottish (3.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 03/24/1909

Land area: 30.7 square miles.

Population density: 13 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Portage Lake:

  • High school or higher: 72.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.9%
  • Unemployed: 6.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Portage Lake town:

  • Never married: 18.3%
  • Now married: 64.6%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 8.5%
  • Divorced: 8.5%

21 residents are foreign born (5.4% North America).

This town:  5.4%
Maine:  3.3%

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

Portage Lake town:  1.0% ($742)
Maine:  1.5% ($1,417)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Portland, ME (231.9 miles , pop. 64,249).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (333.6 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: New York, NY (499.5 miles , pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: Ashland, ME (3.4 miles ), Wade, ME (3.6 miles ), Castle Hill, ME (3.7 miles ), Perham, ME (3.9 miles ), Washburn, ME (4.1 miles ), Westmanland, ME (4.2 miles) , Masardis, ME (4.3 miles ), Mapleton, ME (4.4 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $15,000
  • 1998: 3 buildings, average cost: $61,700
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $30,000
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $30,000
  • 2001: 8 buildings, average cost: $46,400
  • 2002: 2 buildings, average cost: $75,000
  • 2003: 5 buildings, average cost: $69,000
  • 2004: 3 buildings, average cost: $51,000
  • 2005: 3 buildings, average cost: $51,000
  • 2006: 6 buildings, average cost: $103,300
  • 2007: 5 buildings, average cost: $103,300
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $121,700
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $80,000
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $55,000
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $175,000

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Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 46.78 N, Longitude: 68.50 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 207

Portage Lake household income distribution Portage Lake home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.6%
Maine:

6.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Wood products (41%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (17%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Truck transportation (7%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (3%)
  • Lumber and other construction materials merchant wholesalers (3%)
  • Metal and metal products (2%)
  • Wood products (14%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Health care (12%)
  • Food and beverage stores (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Social assistance (7%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (12%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (11%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Top executives (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (10%)
  • Cashiers (10%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Registered nurses (8%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (7%)

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Earthquake activity:

Portage Lake-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Maine state average. It is 96% 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 13.3 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).

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Portage Lake:

  • University of Maine (about 131 miles; Orono, ME; Full-time enrollment: 9,235)
  • Husson University (about 136 miles; Bangor, ME; FT enrollment: 2,107)
  • University of Maine at Farmington (about 166 miles; Farmington, ME; FT enrollment: 2,074)
  • Southern Maine Community College (about 233 miles; South Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 2,993)
  • University of Southern Maine (about 233 miles; Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 5,629)
  • University of New England (about 248 miles; Biddeford, ME; FT enrollment: 3,850)
  • Plymouth State University (about 261 miles; Plymouth, NH; FT enrollment: 4,634)

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Notable locations in Portage Lake: Bolstridge Camp (A), Portage Lake Volunteer Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Sutherland Cemetery (1), Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Cemetery (2), Goodblood Cemetery (3), Buffalo Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lake: Portage Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Mosquito Brook (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
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 25.4. This is better than average.
City:

25.4
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 16.3. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 11.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

16.3
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 6.20. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 22.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

6.20
U.S.:

9.59
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 0.745. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 22.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.745
U.S.:

2.433
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.155. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 22.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.155
U.S.:

0.334
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 2.65. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 22.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

2.65
U.S.:

9.39
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 27.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 22.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

27.4
U.S.:

28.3


Average household size:
This town:  2.1 people
Maine:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  65.4%
Whole state:  62.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  9.6%
Whole state:  9.4%

No gay or lesbian households reported

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

9.8%
Whole state:

10.9%

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

3.9%
Whole state:

4.1%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Portage Lake, ME


3 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000

Portage Lake 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.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly 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. (67%)
  • Wood (28%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)
  • Electricity (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008

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Religion statistics for Portage Lake town (based on Aroostook County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 60.84%
Here60.8%
USA50.2%

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
This county:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

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

7.78 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 66
Aroostook County:

9.17 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

11.02 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

11.7%
Maine:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.6%
Maine:

25.0%

3.86% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($31,356 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.86%
Maine average:

6.39%

0.17% of residents moved from foreign countries ($994 average AGI)
Aroostook County:

0.17%
Maine average:

0.12%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Penobscot County, ME  0.52% ($28,453 average AGI)
from Cumberland County, ME  0.24% ($31,516)
from York County, ME  0.14% ($25,514)


4.01% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($32,517 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.01%
Maine average:

6.44%

0.12% of residents moved to foreign countries ($774 average AGI)
Aroostook County:

0.12%
Maine average:

0.07%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Penobscot County, ME  0.74% ($26,056 average AGI)
to Cumberland County, ME  0.43% ($34,982)
to York County, ME  0.14% ($26,158)

Strongest AM radio stations in Portage Lake:

  • 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.)
  • WZON (620 AM; 5 kW; BANGOR, ME; Owner: THE ZONE CORPORATION)
  • WGY (810 AM; 50 kW; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSKW (1160 AM; 10 kW; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN WIRELESS, INCORPORATED)
  • WICY (1490 AM; 50 kW; MALONE, NY; Owner: CARTIER COMMUNICATIONS INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Portage Lake:

  • 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)


FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Golf Course Road (Lat: 46.766361 Lon: -68.474222), Type: Pole, Structure height: 3.5 m, Overall height: 11 m, Call Sign: KNHY347
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.955 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/05/2003, Expiration Date: 12/02/2013
    Registrant: Aroostook Technologies, Inc., 4 Airport Drive, Presque Isle, ME 04769, Phone: (207) 762-9321, Fax: (207) 764-1463


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