Prospect, Maine

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Population in 2010: 709. Population change since 2000: +10.4%
 
Males: 366  (51.6%)
Females: 343  (48.4%)
Median resident age:  44.3 years
Maine median age:  43.0 years

Zip codes: 04981.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $44,071 (it was $36,607 in 2000)
Prospect:

$44,071
ME:

$46,709
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $26,275 (it was $20,243 in 2000)

Prospect town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $147,798 (it was $82,600 in 2000)
Prospect:

$147,798
ME:

$172,300
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $144,467; Detached houses: $165,448; Mobile homes: $54,404
Prospect races chart
  • White alone - 696 (98.2%)
  • Two or more races - 5 (0.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 3 (0.4%)
  • Black alone - 2 (0.3%)
  • Hispanic - 2 (0.3%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.1%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Prospect: 169.6 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: English (27.1%), United States (18.7%), Irish (18.1%), French (8.9%), German (5.0%), French Canadian (3.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 02/24/1794

Elevation: 96 feet

Land area: 18.1 square miles.

Population density: 39 people per square mile   (very low).

Prospect,ME real estate house value index trend

Prospect, Maine map

For population 25 years and over in Prospect:

  • High school or higher: 86.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.6%
  • Unemployed: 3.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Prospect town:

  • Never married: 19.3%
  • Now married: 61.6%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 4.4%
  • Divorced: 13.9%

4 residents are foreign born

This town:  0.6%
Maine:  3.3%



According to our research of Maine and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Prospect, Maine as of July 04, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Prospect to the number of sex offenders is 314 to 1.


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

Prospect town:  1.2% ($973)
Maine:  1.5% ($1,417)
Prospect satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Portland, ME (92.7 miles , pop. 64,249).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (190.3 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (360.9 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Verona, ME (2.0 miles ), Bucksport, ME (2.0 miles ), Stockton Springs, ME (2.0 miles ), Verona Island, ME (2.1 miles ), Frankfort, ME (2.2 miles ), Winterport, ME (2.5 miles ), Searsport, ME (2.6 miles ), Swanville, ME (2.7 miles ).

Latitude: 44.55 N, Longitude: 68.87 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 207

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

7.3%
Maine:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Paper (22%)
  • Construction (16%)
  • Other transportation, and support activities, and couriers (7%)
  • Repair and maintenance (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Health care (3%)
  • Health care (27%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Wood products (3%)
  • Personal and laundry services (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (16%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Registered nurses (7%)
  • Customer service representatives (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)

Work and jobs in Prospect: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Prospect, Maine

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Prospect-area historical earthquake activity is near Maine state average. It is 93% 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 38.6 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 239.1 miles away from Prospect center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 154.0 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 274.2 miles away from the city center
On 2/26/1999 at 03:38:43, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 2.0 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 32.4 miles away from Prospect center
On 9/16/1994 at 04:22:42, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 61.0 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 Waldo County (17) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Storms: 10, Snows: 3, Heavy Rains: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Landslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Prospect topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Prospect:

  • HARBOR HILL CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; BELFAST, ME)
  • BRADBURY MANOR (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; BELFAST, ME)
  • THE COMMONS AT TALL PINES (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; BELFAST, ME)
  • DIALYSIS CLINIC INC. - BELFAST (Dialysis Facility, about 12 miles away; BELFAST, ME)
  • WALDO COUNTY GENERAL HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 12 miles away; BELFAST, ME)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Prospect:

  • Husson University (about 20 miles; Bangor, ME; Full-time enrollment: 2,421)
  • University of Maine (about 26 miles; Orono, ME; FT enrollment: 8,931)
  • University of Maine at Augusta (about 49 miles; Augusta, ME; FT enrollment: 3,204)
  • University of Maine at Farmington (about 64 miles; Farmington, ME; FT enrollment: 2,036)
  • Southern Maine Community College (about 93 miles; South Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 4,666)
  • University of Southern Maine (about 94 miles; Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 6,647)
  • Saint Joseph's College of Maine (about 95 miles; Standish, ME; FT enrollment: 2,010)

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Notable location: Prospect Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Streams, rivers, and creeks: South Branch Marsh River (A), Main Stream (B), Hawes Stream (C), Perkins Brook (D), Lane Brook (E), Colson Stream (F), Carley Brook (G), Halfmoon Stream (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Prospect: Fort Knox State Historic Site (1). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 53.5. This is better than average.

City:

53.5
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 33.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

33.0
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 17.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.9
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 7.36. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 17.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.36
U.S.:

9.14

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

HERMON MOUNTAIN INC (Population served: 130, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 7 routine major monitoring violations
  • 10 regular monitoring violations
Average household size:
This town:  2.4 people
Maine:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  67.7%
Whole state:  62.9%

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

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

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

10.4%
Whole state:

10.9%

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

5.0%
Whole state:

4.1%

Prospect compared to Maine state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage 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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (80%)
  • Wood (17%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)
  • Electricity (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Prospect town (based on Waldo County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 13.34%
Here: 13.3%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAUnited Methodist ChurchUnited Church of ChristChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)
Adherents24.5%14.7%14.2%10.8%5.6%
Congregations5.3%13.2%15.8%21.1%2.6%
NameLDS (Mormon) ChurchEpiscopal ChurchConservative Baptist Association of AmericaNational Association of Congregational Christian ChurchesOther
Adherents4.7%4.7%4.6%4.5%11.7%
Congregations2.6%2.6%5.3%5.3%26.3%
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: 10
Waldo County:

2.60 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
Waldo County:

1.82 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 27
Waldo County:

7.02 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 34
Here:

8.84 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.2%
Maine:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Waldo County:

26.1%
Maine:

25.0%

5.91% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,908 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.91%
Maine average:

5.50%

0.07% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,481 average AGI)
Waldo County:

0.07%
Maine average:

0.04%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Penobscot County, ME  1.14% ($27,430 average AGI)
from Kennebec County, ME  0.71% ($29,699)
from Knox County, ME  0.45% ($28,545)


6.11% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,013 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.11%
Maine average:

5.62%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Penobscot County, ME  1.11% ($31,488 average AGI)
to Kennebec County, ME  0.66% ($29,010)
to Knox County, ME  0.60% ($33,391)

Strongest AM radio stations in Prospect:

  • WZON (620 AM; 5 kW; BANGOR, ME; Owner: THE ZONE CORPORATION)
  • WABI (910 AM; 5 kW; BANGOR, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WDEA (1370 AM; 5 kW; ELLSWORTH, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WSKW (1160 AM; 10 kW; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN WIRELESS, INCORPORATED)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WTME (780 AM; 10 kW; RUMFORD, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WFAU (1280 AM; 5 kW; GARDINER, ME; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WNZS (1340 AM; 1 kW; VEAZIE, ME; Owner: WATERFRONT COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMTW (870 AM; 10 kW; GORHAM, ME; Owner: RADIO PARTNERS OF MAINE, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Prospect:

  • WBFB (104.7 FM; BELFAST, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WFZX (101.7 FM; SEARSPORT, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKIT-FM (100.3 FM; BREWER, ME; Owner: THE ZONE CORPORATION)
  • WWBX (97.1 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WWMJ (95.7 FM; ELLSWORTH, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WERU-FM (89.9 FM; BLUE HILL, ME; Owner: SALT POND COMMUNITY B/C COMPANY)
  • WMEH (90.9 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WMEP (90.5 FM; CAMDEN, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WQSS (102.5 FM; CAMDEN, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WEZQ (92.9 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WHCF (88.5 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: BANGOR BAPTIST CHURCH)
  • WVOM (103.9 FM; HOWLAND, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WQCB (106.5 FM; BREWER, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WNSX (97.7 FM; WINTER HARBOR, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMCM (103.3 FM; ROCKLAND, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBYA (105.5 FM; ISLESBORO, ME; Owner: MARINER BROADCASTING LIMTED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLKE (99.1 FM; BAR HARBOR, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBQX (106.9 FM; THOMASTON, ME; Owner: MARINER BROADCASTING LIMITED PARTNER)
  • WBZN (107.3 FM; OLD TOWN, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around Prospect:

  • WABI-TV (Channel 5; BANGOR, ME; Owner: COMMUNITY BROADCASTING SERVICE)
  • WCKD-LP (Channel 30; BANGOR/DEDHAM, ME; Owner: J. MCLEOD, ME FAMILY B/CING., INC.)
  • W36CK (Channel 36; BANGOR, ME; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WLBZ (Channel 2; BANGOR, ME; Owner: PACIFIC AND SOUTHERN COMPANY, INC.)
  • WBGR-LP (Channel 33; BANGOR/DEDHAM, ME; Owner: MAINE FAMILY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMEB-TV (Channel 12; ORONO, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W66CL (Channel 66; BANGOR, ME; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 7
Total length: 134 meters (440ft)
Total costs: $26,907,000
Total average daily traffic: 29,965
Total average daily truck traffic: 2,661

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Rte 1a (Lat: 44.510083 Lon: -68.941972), Call Sign: WQQ763, Licensee ID: L00047152
    Assigned Frequencies: 43.0200 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/06/2000, Expiration Date: 06/20/2005, Cancellation Date: 04/18/2005
    Registrant: The Lane Construction Corporation, 965 E Main Street, Meriden, CT 06450-6004, Phone: (203) 235-3351, Fax: (203) 237-4260

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: N1ECP, Licensee ID: L00488206
    Grant Date: 05/20/2008, Expiration Date: 07/02/2018
    Registrant: William A Sneed Jr, 38 Moody Rd, Prospect, ME 04981-9720

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 180H (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 121 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7933V , Serial Number: 18051833, Year manufactured: 1967, Airworthiness Date: 04/01/1986
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Richard J Harriman, 511 Fort Knox Rd, Prospect, ME 04981, Other Owners: Sheryl L Harriman

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Hazardous Condition: 2
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