Smyrna, Maine

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Population in 2010: 442. Population change since 2000: +6.5%
 
Males: 218  (49.3%)
Females: 224  (50.7%)
Median resident age:  36.8 years
Maine median age:  43.0 years

Zip codes: 04763.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $35,056 (it was $25,625 in 2000)
Smyrna:

$35,056
ME:

$53,079

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $18,318 (it was $11,751 in 2000)

Smyrna town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $90,679 (it was $53,600 in 2000)
Smyrna:

$90,679
ME:

$184,700

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $125,039; Detached houses: $133,261; Townhouses or other attached units: $227,405; In 2-unit structures: $202,827; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $29,654; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $218,247; Mobile homes: $46,901; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $121,366
  • Races in Smyrna, ME (2010)

    Smyrna races chart
    • 43398.0%White alone
    • 51.1%American Indian alone
    • 20.5%Two or more races
    • 10.2%Asian alone
    • 10.2%Hispanic

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Smyrna: 89.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (27.7%), French (21.9%), Irish (20.2%), United States (14.2%), German (9.6%), Scotch-Irish (5.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 03/07/1839

Land area: 35.2 square miles.

Population density: 13 people per square mile   (very low).

Smyrna,ME real estate house value index trend

For population 25 years and over in Smyrna:

  • High school or higher: 78.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.0%
  • Unemployed: 11.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Smyrna town:

  • Never married: 27.5%
  • Now married: 52.7%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 8.3%
  • Divorced: 10.1%

9 residents are foreign born (2.2% North America).

This town:

2.2%
Maine:

2.9%



According to our research of Maine and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Smyrna, Maine as of November 20, 2018.
The ratio of number of residents in Smyrna to the number of sex offenders is 442 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


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

Smyrna town:  1.2% ($659)
Maine:  1.5% ($1,417)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Portland, ME (201.3 miles , pop. 64,249).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (302.6 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (466.5 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Oakfield, ME (1.7 miles ), New Limerick, ME (2.4 miles ), Ludlow, ME (2.5 miles ), Dyer Brook, ME (2.6 miles) , Merrill, ME (2.6 miles ), Linneus, ME (2.9 miles ), Hammond, ME (3.1 miles) , Island Falls, ME (3.5 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1999: 3 buildings, average cost: $16,700
  • 2000: 3 buildings, average cost: $16,700
  • 2001: 4 buildings, average cost: $16,700
  • 2002: 3 buildings, average cost: $55,000
  • 2003: 3 buildings, average cost: $55,000
  • 2004: 3 buildings, average cost: $55,000
  • 2005: 4 buildings, average cost: $150,200
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $60,000
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $75,000
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $75,000
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $75,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 46.14 N, Longitude: 68.10 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 207

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.9%
Maine:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (34%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Wood products (9%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (8%)
  • Truck transportation (8%)
  • Repair and maintenance (6%)
  • Educational services (34%)
  • Health care (22%)
  • Accommodation and food services (18%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (6%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (12%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (11%)
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (11%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (9%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (22%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (15%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (7%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Other financial specialists (4%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (4%)

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

Average climate in Smyrna, Maine

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Smyrna-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Maine state average. It is 94% 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 61.2 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 123.9 miles away from Smyrna 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 296.1 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 340.3 miles away from the city center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 250.5 miles away from Smyrna center
On 9/16/1994 at 04:22:42, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 57.7 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 Aroostook County (21) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 9

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 8, Snows: 7, Heavy Rains: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Smyrna:

  • HOULTON REGIONAL HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 13 miles away; HOULTON, ME)
  • THE HOULTON REG PROG CARE FAC (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; HOULTON, ME)
  • FOREST SPRINGS (Hospital, about 13 miles away; HOULTON, ME)
  • HARMONY (Hospital, about 13 miles away; HOULTON, ME)
  • MADIGAN HOME HEALTH CARE, INC. (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; HOULTON, ME)
  • MADIGAN ESTATES (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; HOULTON, ME)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Smyrna:

  • University of Maine (about 91 miles; Orono, ME; Full-time enrollment: 8,931)
  • Husson University (about 97 miles; Bangor, ME; FT enrollment: 2,421)
  • University of Maine at Farmington (about 143 miles; Farmington, ME; FT enrollment: 2,036)
  • University of Maine at Augusta (about 150 miles; Augusta, ME; FT enrollment: 3,204)
  • Saint Joseph's College of Maine (about 198 miles; Standish, ME; FT enrollment: 2,010)
  • Southern Maine Community College (about 202 miles; South Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 4,666)
  • University of Southern Maine (about 202 miles; Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 6,647)

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Notable location: Emerson Siding (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Smyrna: Smyrna Mills United Methodist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Yerxa Cemetery (1), Amish Cemetery (2), Smyrna Mills Cemetery (3), Stewart Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and swamps: White Lake (A), Duck Pond (B), Half Moon Pond (C), Innes Beaver Pond (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Soule Brook (A), Little Mill Brook (B), Marley Brook (C), Dunn Brook (D), Dudley Brook (E), Duck Pond Outlet (F), Moose Brook (G), Limestone Brook (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Aroostook 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 2000 was 23.7. This is significantly better than average.

City:

23.7
U.S.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2000 was 22.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

22.0
U.S.:

20.0
Average household size:
This town:  2.9 people
Maine:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  69.7%
Whole state:  62.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  9.0%
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: 0.6% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

20.3%
Whole state:

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

9.0%
Whole state:

4.1%

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.4
Maine average:

11.2

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

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2016

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2016 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Smyrna town (based on Aroostook County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic22,20027
Mainline Protestant5,84540
Evangelical Protestant4,41151
Other9577
Orthodox101
None38,447-
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: 29
Aroostook County:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

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

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 16
Aroostook County:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 56
Aroostook County:

7.78 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 66
Here:

9.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.7%
Maine:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Aroostook County:

27.6%
Maine:

25.0%

3.21% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,766 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.21%
Maine average:

5.50%

0.08% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,181 average AGI)
Aroostook County:

0.08%
Maine average:

0.04%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Penobscot County, ME  0.46% ($28,764 average AGI)
from Cumberland County, ME  0.20% ($23,132)
from Hartford County, CT  0.09% ($34,920)


3.74% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,623 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.74%
Maine average:

5.62%

0.11% of residents moved to foreign countries ($830 average AGI)
Aroostook County:

0.11%
Maine average:

0.05%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Penobscot County, ME  0.67% ($29,433 average AGI)
to Cumberland County, ME  0.37% ($47,612)
to Kennebec County, ME  0.14% ($29,722)

Strongest AM radio stations in Smyrna:

  • WREM (710 AM; daytime; 5 kW; MONTICELLO, ME; Owner: ALLAN H WEINER)
  • WFST (600 AM; 5 kW; CARIBOU, ME; Owner: NORTHERN BROADCAST MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WEGP (1390 AM; 5 kW; PRESQUE ISLE, ME; Owner: DECELLES/SMITH MEDIA, INC.)
  • WZON (620 AM; 5 kW; BANGOR, ME; Owner: THE ZONE CORPORATION)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WCHP (760 AM; 35 kW; CHAMPLAIN, NY; Owner: CHAMPLAIN RADIO, INC.)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSKW (1160 AM; 10 kW; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN WIRELESS, INCORPORATED)
  • WABI (910 AM; 5 kW; BANGOR, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WTME (780 AM; 10 kW; RUMFORD, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Smyrna:

  • WHOU-FM (100.1 FM; HOULTON, ME; Owner: COUNTY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WQHR (96.1 FM; PRESQUE ISLE, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WOZI (101.9 FM; PRESQUE ISLE, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMEM (106.1 FM; PRESQUE ISLE, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBPW (96.9 FM; PRESQUE ISLE, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W274AF (102.7 FM; PRESQUE ISLE, ME; Owner: BANGOR BAPTIST CHURCH)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 12Number of bridges
  • 51m167ftTotal length
  • 21,524Total average daily traffic
  • 2,314Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 11920-1929
  • 61960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 12000-2009
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Smyrna, ME

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Smyrna Center (Lat: 46.162000 Lon: -68.096417), Call Sign: WGT437
    Assigned Frequencies: 452.875 MHzGrant Date: 03/30/2005, Expiration Date: 06/26/2015, Cancellation Date: 05/11/2011Registrant: Aroostook County Emergency Management Agency, 158 Sweden Street, Caribou, ME 04736, Phone: (207) 493-4328, Fax: (207) 493-4357, Email:
  • Smyrna Center (Lat: 46.162000 Lon: -68.096417), Call Sign: KNDK998, Licensee ID: L00099376
    Assigned Frequencies: 463.850 MHzGrant Date: 07/20/2012, Expiration Date: 08/12/2022, Certifier: Gerard E OuelletteRegistrant: Atlantic Communications, Inc.

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1
  • 4 Miles Ne Of Smyrna Mills (Lat: 46.161972 Lon: -68.096389), Call Sign: KKB660
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.700 MHzGrant Date: 04/28/2009, Expiration Date: 04/01/2019, Certifier: Bruce R LedermanRegistrant: Attorney At Law, 2154 Wisconsin Ave, Nw, Ste 250, Washington, DC 20007, Phone: (202) 223-3772, Fax: (202) 315-3587, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KB1LOG, Licensee ID: L00906737, Grant Date: 08/17/2004, Expiration Date: 08/17/2014, Cancellation Date: 05/19/2006, Certifier: Herb F Boutilier, Registrant: Herb F Boutilier, Smyrna, ME 04780
  • Call Sign: K1LOG, Previous Call Sign: KB1LOG, Licensee ID: L00906737, Grant Date: 05/19/2006, Expiration Date: 05/19/2016, Certifier: Herb F Boutilier, Registrant: Herb F Boutilier, Smyrna, ME 04780

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

BROOKSIDE INN (Population served: 176, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (81%)
  • Wood (19%)

Smyrna compared to Maine state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage 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.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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