For population 25 years and over in Portage Lake:
For population 15 years and over in Portage Lake town:
21 residents are foreign born (5.4% North America).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
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:
Latitude: 46.78 N, Longitude: 68.50 W
Area code commonly used in this area: 207
Unemployment in July 2013:
Work and jobs in Portage Lake: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
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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Air Quality Index (AQI)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 27.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 22.8 miles away from the city center.
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Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
No gay or lesbian households reported
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
3 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000
Portage Lake compared to Maine state average:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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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%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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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:
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FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:1