Roxbury, Maine

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Population in 2010: 369. Population change since 2000: -3.9%
 
Males: 196  (53.1%)
Females: 173  (46.9%)
Median resident age:  52.9 years
Maine median age:  43.0 years

Zip codes: 04275.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $49,239 (it was $41,750 in 2000)
Roxbury:

$49,239
ME:

$46,974

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $23,384 (it was $18,615 in 2000)

Roxbury town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $141,616 (it was $83,700 in 2000)
Roxbury:

$141,616
ME:

$172,800
  • Races in Roxbury, ME (2010)

    Roxbury races chart
    • 36598.9%White alone
    • 20.5%American Indian alone
    • 10.3%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 10.3%Two or more races

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Roxbury: 93.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: French (49.7%), English (30.2%), Irish (16.4%), French Canadian (10.9%), German (7.6%), Scottish (5.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 03/17/1835

Elevation: 720 feet

Land area: 42.9 square miles.

Population density: 8.6 people per square mile   (very low).

Roxbury, Maine map

For population 25 years and over in Roxbury:

  • High school or higher: 80.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.7%
  • Unemployed: 1.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Roxbury town:

  • Never married: 22.9%
  • Now married: 65.4%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 4.4%
  • Divorced: 7.4%

4 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.0%
Maine:

2.9%

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

Roxbury town:  0.9% ($773)
Maine:  1.5% ($1,417)
Roxbury satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Portland, ME (70.3 miles , pop. 64,249).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (162.4 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (309.8 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Byron, ME (2.4 miles) , Andover, ME (2.4 miles ), Mexico, ME (2.8 miles ), Rumford, ME (2.9 miles ), Carthage, ME (3.2 miles ), Weld, ME (3.3 miles ), Hanover, ME (3.4 miles ), Dixfield, ME (3.5 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $40,000
  • 1999: 3 buildings, average cost: $40,000
  • 2001: 2 buildings, average cost: $30,000
  • 2002: 2 buildings, average cost: $112,500
  • 2003: 2 buildings, average cost: $132,800
  • 2004: 4 buildings, average cost: $80,000
  • 2005: 3 buildings, average cost: $80,000
  • 2006: 3 buildings, average cost: $80,000
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $80,000
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $80,000
  • 2009: 8 buildings, average cost: $178,900

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 44.65 N, Longitude: 70.64 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 207

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.6%
Maine:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Paper (30%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Wood products (8%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Repair and maintenance (5%)
  • Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (4%)
  • Health care (22%)
  • Paper (14%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Food and beverage stores (8%)
  • Wood products (7%)
  • Social assistance (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (13%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (10%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Life, physical, and social science technicians (4%)

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

Average climate in Roxbury, Maine

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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

Earthquake activity:

Roxbury-area historical earthquake activity is near Maine state average. It is 92% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 152.1 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 189.4 miles away from Roxbury center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 92.5 miles away from the city 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 124.9 miles away from the city center
On 8/21/1996 at 07:54:14, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 47.5 miles away from Roxbury center
On 1/17/2000 at 08:16:20, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, 3.4 LG, Depth: 10.1 mi) earthquake occurred 11.2 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 Oxford County (28) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 21
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 18, Storms: 15, Snows: 7, Hurricanes: 3, Heavy Rains: 2, Blizzard: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Roxbury topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Roxbury:

  • RUMFORD HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 8 miles away; RUMFORD, ME)
  • DIXFIELD HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; DIXFIELD, ME)

airports located in Roxbury:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Roxbury:

  • University of Maine at Farmington (about 25 miles; Farmington, ME; Full-time enrollment: 2,036)
  • University of Maine at Augusta (about 47 miles; Augusta, ME; FT enrollment: 3,204)
  • Saint Joseph's College of Maine (about 58 miles; Standish, ME; FT enrollment: 2,010)
  • University of Southern Maine (about 71 miles; Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 6,647)
  • Southern Maine Community College (about 73 miles; South Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 4,666)
  • Plymouth State University (about 81 miles; Plymouth, NH; FT enrollment: 4,838)
  • University of New England (about 84 miles; Biddeford, ME; FT enrollment: 4,539)

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

Cemeteries: Pineview Cemetery (1), Old Frye Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Birch Pond (A), Bunker Pond (B), Ellis Pond (C), Muskrat Pond (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Thomas Farm Brook (A), Walker Brook (B), Meadow Brook (C), Philbrick Brook (D), Birch Brook (E), Noisy Brook (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Oxford 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 2013 was 38.2. This is significantly better than average.

City:

38.2
U.S.:

74.7

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2004 was 3.52. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 7.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.52
U.S.:

1.91

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2004 was 11.5. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.5
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 7.53. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 8.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.53
U.S.:

9.35
Average household size:
This town:  2.0 people
Maine:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  62.4%
Whole state:  62.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  11.0%
Whole state:  9.4%

No gay or lesbian households reported
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

9.2%
Whole state:

10.9%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

2.9%
Whole state:

4.1%

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.4
Maine average:

11.2

Roxbury travel time to work - commute Roxbury mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Roxbury town (based on Oxford County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic3,7087
Mainline Protestant3,08545
Evangelical Protestant3,04537
Other71914
None47,276-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 14
Oxford County:

2.47 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 13
Oxford County:

2.29 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 45
Oxford County:

7.94 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 53
Here:

9.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.6%
Maine:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Oxford County:

25.6%
Maine:

25.0%

5.32% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,840 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.32%
Maine average:

5.50%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Androscoggin County, ME  1.17% ($32,016 average AGI)
from Cumberland County, ME  0.84% ($32,057)
from York County, ME  0.34% ($35,114)


5.44% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,857 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.44%
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 Androscoggin County, ME  1.12% ($27,227 average AGI)
to Cumberland County, ME  1.11% ($34,134)
to York County, ME  0.35% ($32,392)

Strongest AM radio stations in Roxbury:

  • WTME (780 AM; 10 kW; RUMFORD, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSKW (1160 AM; 10 kW; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN WIRELESS, INCORPORATED)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WMTW (870 AM; 10 kW; GORHAM, ME; Owner: RADIO PARTNERS OF MAINE, L.P.)
  • WCHP (760 AM; 35 kW; CHAMPLAIN, NY; Owner: CHAMPLAIN RADIO, INC.)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGAN (560 AM; 5 kW; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WLAM (1470 AM; 5 kW; LEWISTON, ME; Owner: RADIO PARTNERS OF MAINE, L.P.)
  • WFAU (1280 AM; 5 kW; GARDINER, ME; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Roxbury:

  • WLOB-FM (96.3 FM; RUMFORD, ME; Owner: ATLANTIC COAST RADIO, LLC)
  • WTBM (100.7 FM; MEXICO, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WPKQ (103.7 FM; NORTH CONWAY, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHOM (94.9 FM; MT. WASHINGTON, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WTOS-FM (105.1 FM; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMEA (90.1 FM; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBLM (102.9 FM; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKTJ-FM (99.3 FM; FARMINGTON, ME; Owner: FRANKLIN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Roxbury:

  • WGME-TV (Channel 13; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: WGME LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WMTW-TV (Channel 8; POLAND SPRING, ME; Owner: WMTW BROADCAST GROUP, LLC)
  • W21BI (Channel 21; FARMINGTON, ME; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • Roxbury, Maine
  • Fatal accident count9
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents14
  • Fatal accidents involving drunken persons:7
  • Fatalities12
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents20
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents0
  • Maine average
  • Fatal accident count59
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents84
  • Fatal accidents involving drunken persons23
  • Fatalities65
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents143
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents4
See more detailed statistics of Roxbury fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 7m23ftTotal length
  • 2,661Total average daily traffic
  • 190Total average daily truck traffic
  • 3,992Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • BLACK MTN, Horseshoe Valley Road (Lat: 44.583667 Lon: -70.637556), Type: Tower, Structure height: 30.5 m, Call Sign: WPXC753
    Assigned Frequencies: 959.150 MHzGrant Date: 03/05/2013, Expiration Date: 03/06/2023, Certifier: Dan SchorrRegistrant: Shulman Rogers Gandal Pordy & Ecker, 12505 Park Potomac Ave., 6th Flr, Potomac, MD 20854, Phone: (301) 255-0553, Fax: (301) 230-2891

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

4
  • Call Sign: N1RLR, Grant Date: 02/22/1994, Expiration Date: 02/22/2004, Cancellation Date: 02/23/2006, Registrant: Steven F Bell, General Delivery, Roxbury, ME 04275
  • Call Sign: W1FUZ, Grant Date: 03/22/1994, Expiration Date: 03/22/2004, Cancellation Date: 03/23/2006, Registrant: Henry H Bell Sr, General Delivery, Roxbury, ME 04275
  • Call Sign: KB1OVY, Licensee ID: L01268021, Grant Date: 04/11/2007, Expiration Date: 04/11/2017, Certifier: Richard N Doughty, Registrant: Richard N Doughty, Roxbury, ME 04275
  • Call Sign: KK4GSE, Licensee ID: L01688554, Grant Date: 02/13/2012, Expiration Date: 02/13/2022, Certifier: Stevens E Perry, Registrant: Stevens E Perry, Po Box 174, Roxbury, ME 04275

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: PIPER/AUBIN PA 11-90 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: CONT MOTOR C90-8F (95 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5082H , Serial Number: 11-981, Year manufactured: 1949, Airworthiness Date: 06/04/2011
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Donna M Thomas, 1684 Roxbury Rd, Roxbury, ME 04275, Other Owners: Douten D Thomas

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (72%)
  • Wood (22%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6%)

Roxbury compared to Maine state average:

  • Unemployed percentage 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.
  • Foreign-born 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.
There is 1 pilot and no other airmen in this city.
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