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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 2012: $50,118 (it was $41,750 in 2000)
Roxbury:

$50,118
ME:

$46,709
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $23,638

Roxbury town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $144,822 (it was $83,700 in 2000)
Roxbury:

$144,822
ME:

$172,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $187,391; Detached houses: $193,659; Townhouses or other attached units: $172,207; Mobile homes: $113,135

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Roxbury races chart
  • White alone - 365 (98.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (0.5%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1 (0.3%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (0.3%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Roxbury: 164.1 (very high, 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).




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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:  3.3%



According to our research of Maine and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Roxbury, Maine as of July 25, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Roxbury to the number of sex offenders is 184 to 1.


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+: New York, NY (319.5 miles , pop. 8,008,278).

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
  • 1998: 0 buildings
  • 1999: 3 buildings, average cost: $40,000
  • 2000: 0 buildings
  • 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
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 0 buildings

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

Roxbury household income distribution Roxbury home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

10.7%
Maine:

6.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
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%)

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Tornado activity:

Roxbury-area historical tornado activity is above Maine state average. It is 77% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/31/1971, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 18.9 miles away from the Roxbury town center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 7/31/1971, a category F2 tornado 30.1 miles away from the town center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Roxbury-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Maine state average. It is 82% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 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
On 2/26/1999 at 03:38:43, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 2.0 mi) earthquake occurred 56.4 miles away from the city center
On 6/16/1995 at 12:13:11, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 67.7 miles away from Roxbury center
On 1/3/2000 at 21:05:50, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, 3.4 LG, Depth: 6.0 mi) earthquake occurred 32.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD)

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: 16, Storms: 15, Snows: 4, Snows: 3, Hurricanes: 3, Heavy Rains: 2, Floods: 2, Blizzard: 1, Landslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Mudslide: 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 Roxbury:

  • RUMFORD HOSPITAL (Hospital, Critical Access Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, about 8 miles away; RUMFORD, ME)
  • DIXFIELD HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; DIXFIELD, ME)

Political contributions by individuals in Roxbury, ME

Airports located in Roxbury:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Roxbury:

  • University of Maine at Farmington (about 24 miles; Farmington, ME; Full-time enrollment: 2,074)
  • University of Southern Maine (about 71 miles; Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 5,629)
  • Southern Maine Community College (about 72 miles; South Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 2,993)
  • Plymouth State University (about 81 miles; Plymouth, NH; FT enrollment: 4,634)
  • University of New England (about 84 miles; Biddeford, ME; FT enrollment: 3,850)
  • Husson University (about 92 miles; Bangor, ME; FT enrollment: 2,107)
  • University of Maine (about 99 miles; Orono, ME; FT enrollment: 9,235)

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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
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AQI  PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 26.6. This is better than average.
City:

26.6
U.S.:

32.0
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2004 was 3.52. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

3.52
U.S.:

3.46
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/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.:

22.9
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 8.13. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

8.13
U.S.:

9.59


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%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Roxbury, ME

Roxbury compared to Maine state average:

  • Median house value below 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 college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher 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. (72%)
  • Wood (22%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 20.59%
Here20.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Church of ChristAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAUnited Methodist ChurchSeventh-Day Adventist Church
Adherents50.5%14.0%5.4%4.7%3.9%
Congregations10.8%25.7%12.2%6.8%4.1%
NameNational Association of Congregational Christian ChurchesLDS (Mormon) ChurchAssemblies of GodEpiscopal ChurchOther
Adherents3.6%3.4%2.5%2.1%9.9%
Congregations5.4%2.7%4.1%2.7%25.7%
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: 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%

6.14% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($34,652 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.14%
Maine average:

6.39%

0.09% of residents moved from foreign countries ($362 average AGI)
Oxford County:

0.09%
Maine average:

0.12%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Androscoggin County, ME  1.24% ($32,779 average AGI)
from Cumberland County, ME  1.17% ($34,869)
from York County, ME  0.46% ($29,866)


6.09% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,647 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.09%
Maine average:

6.44%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($290 average AGI)
Oxford County:

0.05%
Maine average:

0.07%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Cumberland County, ME  1.34% ($29,839 average AGI)
to Androscoggin County, ME  1.20% ($27,864)
to York County, ME  0.33% ($27,118)

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 count: 10
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 14
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 7
  • Fatalities: 13
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 22
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Maine average:
  • Fatal accident count: 56
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 80
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 21
  • Fatalities: 61
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 134
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 4
See more detailed statistics of Roxbury fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 2
Total length: 6 meters (20ft)
Total average daily traffic: 1,910
Total average daily truck traffic: 152
Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic: 2,865


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 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/05/2013, Expiration Date: 03/06/2023, Certifier: Dan Schorr
    Registrant: 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:

3
  • 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

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


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