Somerville, Maine

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Population in 2010: 548. Population change since 2000: +7.7%
 
Males: 285  (52.0%)
Females: 263  (48.0%)
Median resident age:  44.0 years
Maine median age:  43.0 years

Zip codes: 04348.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $46,939 (it was $37,125 in 2000)
Somerville:

$46,939
ME:

$46,709
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,972 (it was $15,906 in 2000)

Somerville town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $133,713 (it was $76,300 in 2000)
Somerville:

$133,713
ME:

$172,300
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $164,780; Detached houses: $183,791; Townhouses or other attached units: $246,045; In 2-unit structures: $125,259; Mobile homes: $100,335; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $8,947
Somerville races chart
  • White alone - 516 (94.2%)
  • Hispanic - 15 (2.7%)
  • Asian alone - 10 (1.8%)
  • Two or more races - 6 (1.1%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.2%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Somerville: 164.1 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (20.4%), English (15.9%), German (12.0%), Irish (11.0%), French (7.5%), French Canadian (4.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 03/25/1858

Elevation: 232 feet

Land area: 21.9 square miles.

Population density: 25 people per square mile   (very low).

Somerville,ME real estate house value index trend

Somerville, Maine map

For population 25 years and over in Somerville:

  • High school or higher: 82.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.1%
  • Unemployed: 4.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 33.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Somerville town:

  • Never married: 25.0%
  • Now married: 55.0%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 5.5%
  • Divorced: 12.8%

10 residents are foreign born

This town:  2.0%
Maine:  3.3%



According to our research of Maine and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Somerville, Maine as of May 06, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Somerville to the number of sex offenders is 276 to 1.


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

Somerville town:  1.1% ($848)
Maine:  1.5% ($1,417)
Somerville satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Portland, ME (58.2 miles , pop. 64,249).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (158.2 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (326.5 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Washington, ME (2.2 miles ), Windsor, ME (2.3 miles ), Palermo, ME (2.6 miles ), Jefferson, ME (2.7 miles ), Whitefield, ME (2.8 miles ), Liberty, ME (3.1 miles ), China, ME (3.2 miles ), Appleton, ME (3.3 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2004: 15 buildings, average cost: $138,800
  • 2005: 10 buildings, average cost: $71,800
  • 2006: 9 buildings, average cost: $71,800
  • 2007: 7 buildings, average cost: $71,800
  • 2008: 5 buildings, average cost: $71,800
  • 2009: 4 buildings, average cost: $71,800
  • 2010: 4 buildings, average cost: $71,800
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $71,800
  • 2012: 3 buildings, average cost: $125,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 44.29 N, Longitude: 69.49 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 207

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

2.7%
Maine:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (17%)
  • Public administration (14%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Transportation equipment (6%)
  • Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (6%)
  • Metal and metal products (5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)
  • Health care (20%)
  • Public administration (20%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations (6%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Supervisors of transportation and material moving workers (7%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (6%)
  • Carpenters (5%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Other financial specialists (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4%)

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

Average climate in Somerville, Maine

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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

Earthquake activity:

Somerville-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 209.6 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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 118.7 miles away from Somerville center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 242.2 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 66.4 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 13.3 miles away from Somerville 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 51.0 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 Lincoln County (21) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 14, Storms: 10, Winter Storms: 4, Hurricanes: 2, Snows: 2, Winds: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Landslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Somerville topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Somerville:

  • MAINE VETERANS HOME - AUGUSTA (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; AUGUSTA, ME)
  • FIELDCREST MANOR (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; WALDOBORO, ME)
  • KINDRED TRANSITIONAL CARE AND REHAB-AUGUSTA (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; AUGUSTA, ME)
  • MAINE GENERAL REHAB AND NURSING AT GLENRIDGE (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; AUGUSTA, ME)
  • SUPPORTIVE LIVING SYSTEMS INC (Home Health Center, about 15 miles away; AUGUSTA, ME)
  • RIVERVIEW PSYCHIATRIC CENTER (Hospital, about 15 miles away; AUGUSTA, ME)
  • KENNEBEC VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER (Hospital, about 15 miles away; AUGUSTA, ME)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Somerville:

  • University of Maine at Augusta (about 16 miles; Augusta, ME; Full-time enrollment: 3,204)
  • University of Maine at Farmington (about 42 miles; Farmington, ME; FT enrollment: 2,036)
  • Husson University (about 51 miles; Bangor, ME; FT enrollment: 2,421)
  • Southern Maine Community College (about 58 miles; South Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 4,666)
  • University of Maine (about 58 miles; Orono, ME; FT enrollment: 8,931)
  • University of Southern Maine (about 59 miles; Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 6,647)
  • Saint Joseph's College of Maine (about 60 miles; Standish, ME; FT enrollment: 2,010)

Public elementary/middle school in Somerville:

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Lakes and reservoirs: Dodge Pond (A), James Pond (B), Long Pond (C), French Pond (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Lovejoy Stream (A), Crummett Brook (B), Jones Brook (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lincoln 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 2012 was 59.5. This is better than average.

City:

59.5
U.S.:

74.2

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 3.92. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 14.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.92
U.S.:

6.58

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 29.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.7
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 14.2. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 13.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.2
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 7.50. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 15.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.50
U.S.:

9.14

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

RSU 12 SOMERVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Population served: 55, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2008 and DEC-2010, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-04-2011), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-04-2011), St Compliance achieved (AUG-22-2011), St Public Notif received (JUN-08-2012)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2008 and DEC-2010, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-04-2011), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-04-2011), St Compliance achieved (AUG-22-2011), St Public Notif received (JUN-08-2012)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2007, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-27-2008), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-27-2008), St Compliance achieved (JUL-28-2008), St Public Notif received (FEB-18-2010)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2005 and DEC-2007, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-19-2008), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-19-2008), St Compliance achieved (FEB-18-2010), St Public Notif received (FEB-18-2010), St Compliance achieved (AUG-22-2011)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2005 and DEC-2007, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-19-2008), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-19-2008), St Compliance achieved (FEB-18-2010), St Public Notif received (FEB-18-2010), St Compliance achieved (AUG-22-2011)
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Somerville that have no violations reported:

  • RSU 12 WHITEFIELD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Population served: 265, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This town:  2.4 people
Maine:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  68.0%
Whole state:  62.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  12.0%
Whole state:  9.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

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

21.7%
Whole state:

10.9%

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

8.0%
Whole state:

4.1%

Somerville 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 above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage 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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (68%)
  • Wood (27%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)
  • Electricity (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Somerville town (based on Lincoln County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 23.00%
Here: 23.0%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Church of ChristUnited Methodist ChurchEpiscopal ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USA
Adherents35.3%14.3%14.2%12.3%10.0%
Congregations7.1%19.0%19.0%9.5%16.7%
NameConservative Baptist Association of AmericaGeneral Association of Regular Baptist ChurchesChurch of the NazareneLDS (Mormon) ChurchOther
Adherents2.6%2.3%2.1%1.8%5.0%
Congregations4.8%2.4%4.8%2.4%14.3%
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: 14
Lincoln County:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 9
Lincoln County:

2.59 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 23
Lincoln County:

6.62 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 46
Here:

13.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.0%
Maine:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Lincoln County:

21.9%
Maine:

25.0%

5.72% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($38,936 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.72%
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 Kennebec County, ME  0.88% ($31,427 average AGI)
from Knox County, ME  0.60% ($28,624)
from Sagadahoc County, ME  0.55% ($34,346)


6.04% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,423 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.04%
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 Kennebec County, ME  0.86% ($26,475 average AGI)
to Cumberland County, ME  0.84% ($31,442)
to Sagadahoc County, ME  0.64% ($29,011)

Strongest AM radio stations in Somerville:

  • WFAU (1280 AM; 5 kW; GARDINER, ME; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSKW (1160 AM; 10 kW; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN WIRELESS, INCORPORATED)
  • WTME (780 AM; 10 kW; RUMFORD, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMDR (1340 AM; 1 kW; AUGUSTA, ME; Owner: LIGHT OF LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WEZW (1400 AM; 1 kW; AUGUSTA, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WZON (620 AM; 5 kW; BANGOR, ME; Owner: THE ZONE CORPORATION)
  • WMTW (870 AM; 10 kW; GORHAM, ME; Owner: RADIO PARTNERS OF MAINE, L.P.)
  • WGAN (560 AM; 5 kW; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WABI (910 AM; 5 kW; BANGOR, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WLAM (1470 AM; 5 kW; LEWISTON, ME; Owner: RADIO PARTNERS OF MAINE, L.P.)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Somerville:

  • WMEP (90.5 FM; CAMDEN, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WQSS (102.5 FM; CAMDEN, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMME-FM (92.3 FM; AUGUSTA, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWWA (95.3 FM; WINSLOW, ME; Owner: LIGHT OF LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WMCM (103.3 FM; ROCKLAND, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBQX (106.9 FM; THOMASTON, ME; Owner: MARINER BROADCASTING LIMITED PARTNER)
  • WWBX (97.1 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WFZX (101.7 FM; SEARSPORT, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBFB (104.7 FM; BELFAST, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTOS-FM (105.1 FM; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCME (96.7 FM; BOOTHBAY HARBOR, ME; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WABK-FM (104.3 FM; GARDINER, ME; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMEW (91.3 FM; WATERVILLE, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCYI (93.9 FM; LEWISTON, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKCG (101.3 FM; AUGUSTA, ME; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WHQO (107.9 FM; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN WIRELESS, INC.)
  • WBCI (105.9 FM; BATH, ME; Owner: BLOUNT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCTB (93.5 FM; FAIRFIELD, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN WIRELESS, INC.)
  • WEBB (98.5 FM; WATERVILLE, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Somerville:

  • WPFO (Channel 23; WATERVILLE, ME; Owner: CMCG PORTLAND LICENSE LLC)
  • WGME-TV (Channel 13; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: WGME LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WCBB (Channel 10; AUGUSTA, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WFYW-LP (Channel 69; FAIRFIELD/WATERVILLE, ME; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • DW23AB (Channel 23; WATERVILLE, ME; Owner: RUSSELL COMMUNICATIONS)

Somerville fatal accident list:

Mar 2, 2004 11:00 PM, Sr-17, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Feb 14, 1987 05:50 PM, 14041406, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 2
Total length: 2 meters (7ft)
Total costs: $126,000
Total average daily traffic: 672
Total average daily truck traffic: 47
Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic: 1,009

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

4
  • Call Sign: KB1DFX, Licensee ID: L01587677
    Grant Date: 08/14/2010, Expiration Date: 08/14/2020, Certifier: David E Stanley
    Registrant: David E Stanley, 599 Crummett Mtn Rd, Somerville, ME 04348
  • Call Sign: KB2EYX, Licensee ID: L00845642
    Grant Date: 01/13/1998, Expiration Date: 01/13/2008, Cancellation Date: 01/14/2010
    Registrant: Robert L Scherlacher, 3348 Turner Ridge Road, Somerville, ME 04348-3015
  • Call Sign: KB1IJH, Licensee ID: L00516856
    Grant Date: 05/18/2012, Expiration Date: 05/18/2022, Certifier: Michelle A Hisler
    Registrant: Michelle A Hisler, 12 Brann Rd, Somerville, ME 04348
  • Call Sign: KB1IJI, Licensee ID: L00516857
    Grant Date: 05/18/2012, Expiration Date: 05/18/2022, Certifier: Martin D Hisler
    Registrant: Martin D Hisler, 12 Brann Rd, Somerville, ME 04348

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