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Population in 2012: 18,758 (79% urban, 21% rural). Population change since 2000: +11.5%
 

Males: 8,904  (47.5%)
Females: 9,854  (52.5%)

Median resident age:  41.9 years
Maine median age:  43.0 years

Zip codes: 04072.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $51,684 (it was $45,105 in 2000)
Saco:

$51,684
ME:

$46,709
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $27,249

Saco city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $232,645 (it was $116,700 in 2000)
Saco:

$232,645
ME:

$172,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $242,183; Detached houses: $256,063; Townhouses or other attached units: $238,608; In 2-unit structures: $238,331; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $194,114; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $943,183; Mobile homes: $70,322

Median gross rent in 2012: $878.

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  • White alone - 17,435 (93.9%)
  • Two or more races - 352 (1.9%)
  • Hispanic - 249 (1.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 222 (1.2%)
  • Asian alone - 224 (1.2%)
  • Black alone - 79 (0.4%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Saco: 112.3 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: French (17.6%), Irish (14.9%), English (14.8%), French Canadian (9.6%), German (5.3%), United States (4.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 65 feet

Land area: 38.5 square miles.

Population density: 488 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Saco:

  • High school or higher: 92.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 30.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.6%
  • Unemployed: 5.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Saco city:

  • Never married: 29.3%
  • Now married: 54.3%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 6.1%
  • Divorced: 9.0%

972 residents are foreign born (1.5% Europe, 1.2% North America).

This city:  5.2%
Maine:  3.3%



According to our research of Maine and other state lists there were 20 registered sex offenders living in Saco, Maine as of November 01, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Saco to the number of sex offenders is 938 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,981 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,797 (1.3%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Portland, ME (13.9 miles , pop. 64,249).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (88.5 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: New York, NY (263.5 miles , pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: Biddeford, ME (1.6 miles ), Old Orchard Beach, ME (1.7 miles ), Arundel, ME (2.4 miles ), Dayton, ME (2.7 miles ), Scarborough, ME (2.8 miles ), West Kennebunk, ME (3.1 miles ), Lyman, ME (3.1 miles ), Kennebunk, ME (3.1 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 76 buildings, average cost: $94,900
  • 1998: 130 buildings, average cost: $111,500
  • 1999: 94 buildings, average cost: $114,300
  • 2000: 103 buildings, average cost: $131,200
  • 2001: 113 buildings, average cost: $119,200
  • 2002: 112 buildings, average cost: $146,400
  • 2003: 96 buildings, average cost: $128,100
  • 2004: 135 buildings, average cost: $109,500
  • 2005: 130 buildings, average cost: $224,800
  • 2006: 86 buildings, average cost: $157,400
  • 2007: 64 buildings, average cost: $161,800
  • 2008: 32 buildings, average cost: $173,300
  • 2009: 51 buildings, average cost: $165,200
  • 2010: 49 buildings, average cost: $168,800
  • 2011: 38 buildings, average cost: $161,300
  • 2012: 51 buildings, average cost: $176,200

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 43.51 N, Longitude: 70.44 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -1,767 (-9.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,396 (23.3%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 207

Saco household income distribution Saco home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Saco by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0010000101001
per 100,000 0.00.05.90.00.00.00.05.40.05.50.00.05.4
Rapes 00047948711154
per 100,000 0.00.00.022.538.849.621.943.238.260.25.427.121.5
Robberies 11538625276610
per 100,000 6.05.929.316.944.433.111.027.010.938.332.632.553.8
Assaults 14322485755614509
per 100,000 84.117.7128.822.544.427.638.427.027.332.976.0270.648.4
Burglaries 1051381336288119170104889211015093
per 100,000 630.8812.9778.7348.6488.0655.7932.5561.9480.3503.8597.3811.7500.1
Thefts 520461482450388451461463395413439394365
per 100,000 3123.92715.42822.02529.92151.52485.12528.72501.52155.82261.52383.72132.01962.9
Auto thefts 13131826354031212119212413
per 100,000 78.176.6105.4146.2194.1220.4170.0113.5114.6104.0114.0129.969.9
Arson 0213302363273
per 100,000 0.011.85.916.916.60.011.016.232.716.410.937.916.1
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 202.3184.6231.6171.9197.1227.4217.5216.3175.6220.3183.2248.2180.3

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Saco detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 44 (33 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.77
Maine average:

1.70

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Saco, Maine accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.8%
Maine:

6.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +1,625 (+10.7%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (18%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Business operations specialists (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Saco-area historical tornado activity is significantly above Maine state average. It is 61% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/10/1966, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 17.7 miles away from the Saco city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 6/9/1953, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 45.8 miles away from the city center injured 5 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Saco-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Maine state average. It is 77% 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 58.0 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 64.9 miles away from Saco center
On 2/26/1999 at 03:38:43, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 2.0 mi) earthquake occurred 81.3 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 90.8 miles away from the city center
On 7/22/2003 at 11:41:15, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 55.3 miles away from Saco 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 73.3 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 York County (27) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 19
Emergencies Declared: 8

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 16, Storms: 14, Winter Storms: 4, Winds: 3, Snows: 3, Heavy Rains: 2, Floods: 2, Hurricanes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Snow: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Mudslide: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Saco topographic map

Birthplace of: Edith Nourse Rogers - Politician, John Wingate Thornton - Lawyer, Samuel Brannan - Politician, Arthur P. Fairfield - Navy admiral, George Foster Shepley (Maine and Louisiana) - Union Army general, Slugger Labbe - NASCAR crew chief, Daniel Milliken - Union Navy Medal of Honor recipient, John Fairfield - Politician, Henry A. Barrows - Actor, Isaac Lawrence Milliken - Politician.


Hospitals/medical centers in Saco:

  • ABLE TO STAY HOME CARE (Home Health Center, 209 MAIN STREET)
  • HOME HEALTH-VISITING NURSES OF SOUTHERN MAINE (Home Health Center, 15 INDUSTRIAL PARK ROAD)
  • BEANE NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, 15 NOTT ST)
  • EVERGREEN MANOR (Nursing Home, 328 NORTH ST)
  • SEAL ROCK HEALTH CARE (Nursing Home, 88 HARBOR DRIVE)

Political contributions by individuals in Saco, ME

Airports located in Saco:

Amtrak station:

SACO (130 MAIN ST.) . Services: ticket office.

Local government website: www.sacomaine.org

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Saco:

  • University of New England (about 5 miles; Biddeford, ME; Full-time enrollment: 3,850)
  • University of Southern Maine (about 14 miles; Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 5,629)
  • Southern Maine Community College (about 15 miles; South Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 2,993)
  • University of New Hampshire-Main Campus (about 36 miles; Durham, NH; FT enrollment: 13,290)
  • Northern Essex Community College (about 59 miles; Haverhill, MA; FT enrollment: 2,865)
  • NHTI-Concord's Community College (about 59 miles; Concord, NH; FT enrollment: 2,162)
  • Southern New Hampshire University (about 61 miles; Manchester, NH; FT enrollment: 4,316)

Public high school in Saco:

Private high schools in Saco:

  • THORNTON ACADEMY (Students: 1,401; Location: 438 MAIN ST; Grades: 6 - 12)
  • THE SCHOOL AT SWEETSER (Students: 99; Location: 50 MOODY ST; Grades: KG - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Saco:

Private elementary/middle school in Saco:

  • NOTRE DAME DE LOURDES SCHOOL (Students: 118; Location: 50 BEACH ST; Grades: PK - 8)
See full list of schools located in Saco, School District: SACO

Library in Saco:

  • DYER LIBRARY (Operating income: $446,835; Location: 371 MAIN STREET; 46,066 books; 1,514 audio materials; 2,947 video materials; 52 other licensed databases; 76 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Professional wrestler Stanislaus Zbyszko held the world heavyweight wrestling championship twice in the 1920's. By the late 20's, early 30's he had retired to his farm in Old Orchard, Maine, where he lived with his brother, Wladek, who was also a wrestler. By the 1950's they had moved to Savannah, Missouri, where they lived for the rest of their lives. Stan died in St. Joseph, Missouri in 1967. After his funeral his remains were brought to Saco and buried in the family in Laurel Hill Cemetery, with his wife, Anne. Brother Wladek died the following year and was buried in Savannah, Missouri. If anybody has any information on the Zbyszko property or has a photo of the grave, please write me. My e - mail address is burbank3000 at aol.com. My name is Bob. Thank you Bob Siler
  • Private/Primary Middle school in Saco Notre Dame de Lourdes School can you add our website: www.notredameschoolsaco.org

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Notable locations in Saco: Biddeford-Saco Country Club (A), Saco Fire Department Camp Ellis Station (B), Saco Police Department (C), Dyer Library (D), Saco Fire Department North Saco Station (E), York Institute Museum (F), Saco Fire Department Central Station (G), Maine Aquarium (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Saco Valley Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Saco include: Our Lady of Victory Parish Church (A), Heath Church (B), Notre Dame Church (C), Seventh Day Adventist Church (D), Unitarian Universalist Church (E), United Methodist Church (F), First Parish Congregational Church (G), Bible Baptist Church (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Pet Cemetery (1), Laurel Hill Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Long Pond (A), Short Pond (B), Saco River Reservoir (C), The Heath (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Stackpole Creek (A), Innis Brook (B), Skilly Brook (C), Sandy Brook (D), Ricker Brook (E), Grant Brook (F), Harmon Brook (G), Dennett Brook (H), Deep Brook (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Saco include: Funtown USA (1), Cascade Water and Amusement Park (2), Aquaboggan Park (3), Pepperell Park (4), Ferry Beach State Park (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Saco Museum (371 Main Street) (1), The Hough Group (Tourism Consultants; 51 Oceanside Drive) (2), Funtown Splashtown USA (Amusement & Theme Parks; 774 Portland Rd) (3), Travel Wise Cruises & Tours (Tours & Charters; 190 Main Street) (4). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Silver Springs Campground & Lodging (Portland Rd) (1), Classic Motel (21 Ocean Park Road) (2), Saco Motel (473 Main Street) (3), Cozy Haven (815 Portland Rd) (4), Exit 5 Motel & Cottages (18 Ocean Pk Rd) (5), Eastview Motel (924 Portland Road) (6), Rodeway Inn Saco (21 Ocean Park Road) (7), Lord's Motel (720 Portland Road) (8), Hilltop Motor Inn (644 Portland Road) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

 
York 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  SO2 Ozone  PM10 PM2.5 NO2 CO 

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 30.9. This is about average.
City:

30.9
U.S.:

32.0
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 2.92. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

2.92
U.S.:

2.43
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 27.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

27.3
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 23.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

23.3
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 8.12. This is about average. There were 5 monitors within city limits.
City:

8.12
U.S.:

9.59
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 10.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

10.5
U.S.:

9.4
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.258. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 12.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.258
U.S.:

0.334

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

MSU 07 DAYTON CONS SCHOOL (Population served: 190, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2001, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-05-2001), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-05-2001), St Compliance achieved (JUN-01-2002)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
  • 9 regular monitoring violations
DEEP BROOK GOLF COURSE (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
SCHOOL AROUND US (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JUL-01-1997 and APR-24-2000, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-25-1998), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-16-1999), St Compliance achieved (APR-24-2000)
  • 10 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 10.6%
(10.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 48.1% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 18.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Maine:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  64.6%
Whole state:  62.9%

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

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Saco, ME

People in group quarters in Saco in 2010:

  • 211 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 53 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 37 people in college/university student housing
  • 19 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 19 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 9 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 5 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness

People in group quarters in Saco in 2000:

  • 65 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 62 people in nursing homes
  • 47 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 41 people in religious group quarters
  • 12 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 8 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 6 people in homes for the mentally ill

Saco compared to Maine state average:

Saco, Maine environmental map by EPA

Map Legend

  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.


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Banks with branches in Saco (2011 data):

  • The Bank of Maine: Saco Branch at 640 Main Street, branch established on 2006/08/16. Info updated 2011/10/17: Bank assets: $783.5 mil, Deposits: $655.7 mil, headquarters in Portland, ME, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 33 total offices
  • KeyBank National Association: Saco Branch at 2 Scammon Street, branch established on 1959/11/02. Info updated 2008/03/03: Bank assets: $86,198.8 mil, Deposits: $64,214.8 mil, headquarters in Cleveland, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1067 total offices, Holding Company: Keycorp
  • Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution: at 252 Main Street, branch established on 1827/02/21. Info updated 2009/03/09: Bank assets: $759.8 mil, Deposits: $521.1 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 6 total offices
  • Norway Savings Bank: Saco Branch at 569 Main Street, branch established on 1973/07/09. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $958.8 mil, Deposits: $711.3 mil, headquarters in Norway, ME, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 20 total offices, Holding Company: Norway Bancorp, Mhc
  • Bangor Savings Bank: Saco Branch at 270 Main Street, branch established on 1998/05/18. Info updated 2008/12/02: Bank assets: $2,556.3 mil, Deposits: $1,940.3 mil, headquarters in Bangor, ME, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 58 total offices, Holding Company: Bangor Bancorp, Mhc
  • TD Bank, National Association: Saco Shaw's Supermarket Branch at 4 Scammon Street, branch established on 1996/12/10. Info updated 2010/10/04: Bank assets: $188,912.6 mil, Deposits: $153,149.8 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, 1314 total offices, Holding Company: Toronto-Dominion Bank, The
  • Bank of America, National Association: Saco Branch at 532 Main Street, U.S. Route 1, branch established on 1974/09/12. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Saco, Maine:

  • Ramada Saco, 352 North St, Saco, ME 04072 , Phone: (207) 286-9600, Fax: (207) 286-9696
  • Hampton Inn, 48 Industrial Park Rd, Saco, ME 04072 , Phone: (207) 282-7222, Fax: (207) 282-7333
  • Rodeway Inn- Saco/Old Orchard Beach, 21 Ocean Park Rd, Saco, ME 04072 , Phone: (207) 282-5569, Fax: (207) 885-9429
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Saco, Maine

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Saco travel time to work - commute


Saco mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (79%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (8%)
  • Wood (5%)
  • Electricity (4%)
  • Utility gas (4%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Saco city (based on York County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 39.08%
Here39.1%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Church of ChristAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAUnited Methodist ChurchEpiscopal Church
Adherents72.5%6.5%5.4%4.5%2.5%
Congregations17.2%16.4%13.9%12.3%4.9%
NameAssemblies of GodGreek Orthodox Archdiocese of AmericaLDS (Mormon) ChurchSalvation ArmyOther
Adherents1.6%1.3%1.1%0.7%3.9%
Congregations6.6%0.8%2.5%1.6%23.8%
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: 45
York County:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

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

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 42
York County:

2.09 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 85
York County:

4.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 252
Here:

12.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.7%
Maine:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
York County:

24.0%
Maine:

25.0%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 7$24,498$41,9970$0
Other Government Administration 3$16,419$65,6760$0
Police Protection - Officers 33$151,214$54,9870$0
Police - Other 21$47,012$26,8640$0
Firefighters 35$131,675$45,14642$11,898
Fire - Other 1$3,038$36,4560$0
Streets and Highways 37$163,668$53,0820$0
Sewerage 11$41,220$44,9670$0
Parks and Recreation 8$25,647$38,47127$12,038
Elementary and Secondary - Instruction 254$757,330$35,77915$40,012
Elementary and Secondary - Other Total 54$138,685$30,81915$19,701
Totals for Government 464$1,500,406$38,80499$83,649

Saco government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $932,000 ($49.69)
    Parks and Recreation: $248,000 ($13.22)
    Police Protection: $8,000 ($0.43)
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $24,485,000 ($1305.31)
    Regular Highways: $3,757,000 ($200.29)
    General - Other: $3,377,000 ($180.03)
    Police Protection: $2,587,000 ($137.91)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,904,000 ($101.50)
    Sewerage: $1,108,000 ($59.07)
    Financial Administration: $805,000 ($42.92)
    Central Staff Services: $650,000 ($34.65)
    Parks and Recreation: $638,000 ($34.01)
    Libraries: $370,000 ($19.72)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $218,000 ($11.62)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $210,000 ($11.20)
    Public Welfare - Other: $132,000 ($7.04)
    General Public Buildings: $103,000 ($5.49)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $539,000 ($28.73)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Elementary and Secondary Education: $5,000 ($0.27)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $163,000 ($8.69)
    Financial Administration: $25,000 ($1.33)
    Parks and Recreation: $18,000 ($0.96)
    Central Staff Services: $17,000 ($0.91)
    Regular Highways: $15,000 ($0.80)
    Police Protection: $8,000 ($0.43)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $17,661,000 ($941.52)

Saco government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,421,000 ($129.06)
    All Other: $384,000 ($20.47)
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $383,000 ($20.42)
    Solid Waste Management: $379,000 ($20.20)
    Parks and Recreation: $181,000 ($9.65)
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $1,000 ($0.05)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $807,000 ($43.02)
    General Local Government Support: $195,000 ($10.40)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $150,000 ($8.00)
    General Revenue, NEC: $134,000 ($7.14)
    Rents: $64,000 ($3.41)
    Sale of Property: $22,000 ($1.17)
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $10,948,000 ($583.64)
    General Local Government Support: $1,821,000 ($97.08)
    Highways: $255,000 ($13.59)
    Public Welfare: $25,000 ($1.33)
  • Tax - Property: $26,196,000 ($1396.52)
    Other License: $686,000 ($36.57)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $75,000 ($4.00)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $8,000 ($0.43)

Saco government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $17,477,000 ($931.71)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $17,240,000 ($919.07)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,737,000 ($92.60)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,500,000 ($79.97)

Saco government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,510,000 ($560.29)

6.27% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($40,481 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.27%
Maine average:

6.39%

0.08% of residents moved from foreign countries ($333 average AGI)
York County:

0.08%
Maine average:

0.12%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Cumberland County, ME  1.61% ($37,688 average AGI)
from Strafford County, NH  0.52% ($36,557)
from Rockingham County, NH  0.42% ($46,742)


6.63% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($39,248 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.63%
Maine average:

6.44%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($169 average AGI)
York County:

0.04%
Maine average:

0.07%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Cumberland County, ME  1.71% ($38,497 average AGI)
to Strafford County, NH  0.59% ($34,097)
to Rockingham County, NH  0.41% ($45,576)

Strongest AM radio stations in Saco:

  • WMTW (870 AM; 10 kW; GORHAM, ME; Owner: RADIO PARTNERS OF MAINE, L.P.)
  • WIDE (1400 AM; 1 kW; BIDDEFORD, ME; Owner: SACO BAY COMMUNICATIONS GROUP INC)
  • WZAN (970 AM; 5 kW; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WGAN (560 AM; 5 kW; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WJAE (1440 AM; 5 kW; WESTBROOK, ME; Owner: ALTANTIC COAST RADIO, LLC)
  • WLOB (1310 AM; 5 kW; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: ATLANTIC COAST RADIO, LLC)
  • WGIN (930 AM; 10 kW; ROCHESTER, NH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WWZN (1510 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Saco:

  • WCYY (94.3 FM; BIDDEFORD, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WRED (95.9 FM; SACO, ME; Owner: ATLANTIC COAST RADIO, LLC)
  • WQEZ (104.7 FM; KENNEBUNKPORT, ME; Owner: MARINER BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • WBQW (106.3 FM; SCARBOROUGH, ME; Owner: MARINER BROADCASTING LIMITED PARTNER)
  • WBQQ (99.3 FM; KENNEBUNK, ME; Owner: MARINER BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • WMEA (90.1 FM; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBLM (102.9 FM; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WPKQ (103.7 FM; NORTH CONWAY, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHOM (94.9 FM; MT. WASHINGTON, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WJBQ (97.9 FM; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WPOR (101.9 FM; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WSCY (106.9 FM; MOULTONBOROUGH, NH; Owner: NORTHEAST COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WPHX-FM (92.1 FM; SANFORD, ME; Owner: FNX BROADCASTING LLC)
  • WSEW (88.5 FM; SANFORD, ME; Owner: WORD RADIO EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WMGX (93.1 FM; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WMSJ (89.3 FM; FREEPORT, ME; Owner: DOWNEAST CHRISTIAN COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WUBB (95.3 FM; YORK CENTER, ME; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTHT (107.5 FM; LEWISTON, ME; Owner: RADIO PARTNERS OF MAINE, L.P.)
  • WMTW-FM (106.7 FM; NORTH WINDHAM, ME; Owner: RADIO PARTNERS OF MAINE, L.P.)
  • WMPG (90.9 FM; GORHAM, ME; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MAINE SYSTEM)

TV broadcast stations around Saco:

  • WMEA-TV (Channel 26; BIDDEFORD, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WMTW-TV (Channel 8; POLAND SPRING, ME; Owner: WMTW BROADCAST GROUP, LLC)
  • WGME-TV (Channel 13; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: WGME LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WCSH (Channel 6; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: PACIFIC AND SOUTHERN COMPANY, INC.)
  • WPXT (Channel 51; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: HMW, INC.)
  • WPME (Channel 35; LEWISTON, ME; Owner: KB PRIME MEDIA LLC)
  • W32CA (Channel 32; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • WLLB-LP (Channel 15; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W58CM (Channel 58; BANGOR, ME; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W57AP (Channel 57; FALMOUTH, ME; Owner: SHERWOOD H. CRAIG)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Saco fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 33
Total length: 189 meters (620ft)
Total costs: $194,000
Total average daily traffic: 414,357
Total average daily truck traffic: 37,179

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1920-1929: 6
  • 1930-1939: 0
  • 1940-1949: 4
  • 1950-1959: 0
  • 1960-1969: 0
  • 1970-1979: 1
  • 1980-1989: 13
  • 1990-1999: 3
  • 2000-2009: 6
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Saco, ME

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Saco)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

19 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Saco, ME)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

67 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Saco)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

7
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 22XX , Serial Number: 36982, Year manufactured: 1958, Airworthiness Date: 10/16/1958
    Registrant (Co-Owned): David Greaton, 36 Lord Rd, Saco, ME 04072, Other Owners: Susan Greaton
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-38-112 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 183 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-235 SERIES (115 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 2428F , Serial Number: 38-79A0436, Year manufactured: 1979, Airworthiness Date: 01/08/1979
    Registrant (Individual): Lannie G Mcgahey, 316 North St, Saco, ME 04072
  • Aircraft: DESTINY POWERED PARACHUTES DESTINY XLT (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 582 (65 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 2502W , Serial Number: 300450, Year manufactured: 2002, Airworthiness Date: 01/29/2010
    Registrant (Individual): Tyler M Whittaker, 342 North St Apt 7, Saco, ME 04072
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28R-201T (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 108 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR TSIO-360 SER (225 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 38962 , Serial Number: 28R-7703288, Year manufactured: 1977, Airworthiness Date: 08/04/1977
    Registrant (Corporation): Gal Air LLC, 112 Hearn Rd, Saco, ME 04072
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8567B , Serial Number: 36267, Year manufactured: 1957, Airworthiness Date: 11/05/1957
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Patrick M Desrosiers, Po Box 325, Saco, ME 04072, Other Owners: Diane T Desrosiers
  • Aircraft: STINSON 108-1 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 84 mph), Engine: FRANKLIN 6A4150 SERIES (150 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9080K , Serial Number: 108-2080, Year manufactured: 1947, Airworthiness Date: 07/15/1955
    Registrant (Individual): Donald A Perreault, 7 Laliberte Cir, Saco, ME 04072
  • Aircraft: NORTH AMERICAN NAVION (Category: Land, Seats: 5, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 126 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR E185 SERIES (205 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 91400 , Serial Number: NAV-4-69, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 09/11/1956
    Registrant (Individual): Roger A Cross, 9 Sweet St, Saco, ME 04072



Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 4 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED91$180,330124$170,355517$181,02558$106,0693$173,66759$225,44112$53,083
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED8$182,37523$177,13058$192,4146$47,1670$08$197,7502$97,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED17$186,11832$152,219169$207,75727$123,4810$024$210,9585$46,400
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN18$188,44414$177,35779$196,6205$198,0000$011$215,2732$100,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$151,0005$93,00021$206,8570$00$05$236,2002$52,500
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0051.00 , 0052.00, 0053.00, 0054.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 4 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED9$215,11113$227,9230$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$128,00011$241,5453$282,667
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$05$221,0000$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$248,0003$174,3330$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0051.00 , 0052.00, 0053.00, 0054.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 81
  • Hazardous Condition: 110
  • Service Call: 22
  • Good Intent Call: 14

Incident types - Saco


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Saco, ME
Businesses in Saco, ME
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Ramada1
Burger King1Rite Aid1
Curves1Rodeway Inn1
Dairy Queen1Shaw's1
Dunkin Donuts2Starbucks1
FedEx1Subway1
GNC1Taco Bell1
KFC1U-Haul1
Little Caesars Pizza1U.S. Cellular1
McDonald's1UPS4
Nike1Wendy's1
Pizza Hut1
Browse common businesses in Saco, ME

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