Sorrento, Maine

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Population in 2010: 274. Population change since 2000: -5.5%
 
Males: 135  (49.3%)
Females: 139  (50.7%)
Median resident age:  52.5 years
Maine median age:  43.0 years

Zip codes: 04677.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $55,418 (it was $42,125 in 2000)
Sorrento:

$55,418
ME:

$46,709
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $33,148 (it was $23,791 in 2000)

Sorrento town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $227,942 (it was $120,800 in 2000)
Sorrento:

$227,942
ME:

$172,300
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $294,627; Detached houses: $315,821; In 2-unit structures: $267,920; Mobile homes: $170,799
Sorrento races chart
  • White alone - 261 (95.3%)
  • Two or more races - 7 (2.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 3 (1.1%)
  • Asian alone - 2 (0.7%)
  • Hispanic - 1 (0.4%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Sorrento: 200.1 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (36.9%), Irish (19.3%), German (8.6%), French (6.6%), United States (5.2%), Scottish (4.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 03/03/1895

Elevation: 57 feet

Land area: 3.99 square miles.

Population density: 69 people per square mile   (very low).

Sorrento,ME real estate house value index trend

Sorrento, Maine map

For population 25 years and over in Sorrento:

  • High school or higher: 95.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 39.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 25.8%
  • Unemployed: 5.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sorrento town:

  • Never married: 18.0%
  • Now married: 62.0%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 9.6%
  • Divorced: 8.8%

3 residents are foreign born

This town:  1.0%
Maine:  3.3%

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

Sorrento town:  0.9% ($1,063)
Maine:  1.5% ($1,417)
Sorrento satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Portland, ME (118.1 miles , pop. 64,249).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (209.0 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (383.3 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Sullivan, ME (2.0 miles ), Hancock, ME (2.4 miles ), Lamoine, ME (2.6 miles ), Bar Harbor, ME (2.6 miles ), Franklin, ME (2.8 miles ), Gouldsboro, ME (2.8 miles ), Winter Harbor, ME (2.8 miles ), Trenton, ME (3.3 miles ).

Latitude: 44.48 N, Longitude: 68.18 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 207

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

8.7%
Maine:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (16%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Furniture and home furnishings, and household appliance stores (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Health care (16%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (10%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Personal and laundry services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11%)
  • Architects, surveyors, and cartographers (9%)
  • Carpenters (8%)
  • Art and design workers (6%)
  • Other protective service workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (12%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (10%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (9%)
  • Registered nurses (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Religious workers (4%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4%)

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

Average climate in Sorrento, Maine

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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

Earthquake activity:

Sorrento-area historical earthquake activity is near Maine state average. It is 93% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 9.7 miles away from the city 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 273.1 miles away from Sorrento center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 183.2 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 307.5 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 66.0 miles away from Sorrento center
On 9/22/2006 at 10:39:21, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 4.3 mi) earthquake occurred 9.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Hancock County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 7, Snows: 5, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Landslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Sorrento topographic map

Birthplace of: John Howland Rowe - Archaeologist.

Hospitals and medical centers near Sorrento:

  • SONOGEE ESTATES (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; BAR HARBOR, ME)
  • SONOGEE REHABILITATION AND LIVING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; BAR HARBOR, ME)
  • MOUNT DESERT ISLAND HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 7 miles away; BAR HARBOR, ME)
  • BIRCHWOOD LIVING CENTER (Hospital, about 13 miles away; ELLSWORTH, ME)
  • COLLIER'S REHAB AND NURSING CTR (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; ELLSWORTH, ME)
  • COURTLAND REHAB AND LIVING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; ELLSWORTH, ME)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sorrento:

  • University of Maine (about 38 miles; Orono, ME; Full-time enrollment: 8,931)
  • Husson University (about 39 miles; Bangor, ME; FT enrollment: 2,421)
  • University of Maine at Augusta (about 81 miles; Augusta, ME; FT enrollment: 3,204)
  • University of Maine at Farmington (about 98 miles; Farmington, ME; FT enrollment: 2,036)
  • Southern Maine Community College (about 117 miles; South Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 4,666)
  • University of Southern Maine (about 119 miles; Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 6,647)
  • Saint Joseph's College of Maine (about 123 miles; Standish, ME; FT enrollment: 2,010)

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Notable locations in Sorrento: West Coast Boat Yard (A), Sorrento Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Sorrento: Sorrento Community Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Bragdon Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Hancock 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 66.2. This is about average.

City:

66.2
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.151. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.151
U.S.:

0.303

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.126. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.126
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 33.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

33.7
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 6.79. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.79
U.S.:

20.22

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 4.67. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.67
U.S.:

9.14
Average household size:
This town:  1.9 people
Maine:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  54.6%
Whole state:  62.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  11.3%
Whole state:  9.4%

No gay or lesbian households reported

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

5.7%
Whole state:

10.9%

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

3.9%
Whole state:

4.1%

Sorrento compared to Maine state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (85%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7%)
  • Wood (5%)
  • Electricity (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Sorrento town (based on Hancock County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 27.86%
Here: 27.9%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Church of ChristAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAEpiscopal ChurchUnited Methodist Church
Adherents43.6%13.6%12.3%7.8%7.4%
Congregations10.3%19.6%17.5%8.2%17.5%
NameChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Evangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCommunity Church of ChristAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents2.2%1.9%1.8%1.6%7.8%
Congregations4.1%1.0%3.1%3.1%15.5%
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: 32
Hancock County:

6.01 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

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

1.69 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 26
Hancock County:

4.89 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 115
Here:

21.61 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.4%
Maine:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Hancock County:

25.4%
Maine:

25.0%

5.45% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($38,886 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.45%
Maine average:

5.50%

0.08% of residents moved from foreign countries ($382 average AGI)
Hancock County:

0.08%
Maine average:

0.04%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Penobscot County, ME  1.18% ($36,406 average AGI)
from Washington County, ME  0.28% ($21,300)
from Waldo County, ME  0.26% ($30,875)


5.07% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,082 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.07%
Maine average:

5.62%

0.09% of residents moved to foreign countries ($362 average AGI)
Hancock County:

0.09%
Maine average:

0.05%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Penobscot County, ME  1.14% ($29,886 average AGI)
to Cumberland County, ME  0.36% ($31,947)
to Washington County, ME  0.21% ($33,364)

Strongest AM radio stations in Sorrento:

  • WDEA (1370 AM; 5 kW; ELLSWORTH, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WZON (620 AM; 5 kW; BANGOR, ME; Owner: THE ZONE CORPORATION)
  • WABI (910 AM; 5 kW; BANGOR, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WSKW (1160 AM; 10 kW; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN WIRELESS, INCORPORATED)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTME (780 AM; 10 kW; RUMFORD, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WWZN (1510 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sorrento:

  • WNSX (97.7 FM; WINTER HARBOR, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBQI (107.7 FM; BAR HARBOR, ME; Owner: MARINER BROADCASTING, L.P.)
  • WLKE (99.1 FM; BAR HARBOR, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WERU-FM (89.9 FM; BLUE HILL, ME; Owner: SALT POND COMMUNITY B/C COMPANY)
  • WWMJ (95.7 FM; ELLSWORTH, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WMEH (90.9 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHCF (88.5 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: BANGOR BAPTIST CHURCH)
  • WEZQ (92.9 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WBFB (104.7 FM; BELFAST, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKIT-FM (100.3 FM; BREWER, ME; Owner: THE ZONE CORPORATION)
  • WFZX (101.7 FM; SEARSPORT, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WVOM (103.9 FM; HOWLAND, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WWBX (97.1 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Sorrento:

  • WMEB-TV (Channel 12; ORONO, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Sorrento fatal accident list:

Jun 2, 2006 01:08 AM, Sr-185, Lat: 44.48625, Lon: -68.17183, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Lat: 44.483694 Lon: -68.168889, Call Sign: WQBV929
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.015 MHz, 153.852 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/27/2004, Expiration Date: 12/27/2014, Certifier: Joey C Clark
    Registrant: Browns Communications, 34 North St, Elssworth, ME 04605, Phone: (207) 667-2254, Fax: (207) 667-6335

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

7
  • Call Sign: KB1DXB
    Grant Date: 04/05/1999, Expiration Date: 04/05/2009, Cancellation Date: 04/06/2011
    Registrant: Dennis E Perry, Sorrento, ME 04677
  • Call Sign: KB9TQC, Licensee ID: L00492246
    Grant Date: 11/13/1998, Expiration Date: 11/13/2008, Cancellation Date: 08/19/2008, Certifier: Raymond H Reckamp
    Registrant: Raymond H Reckamp, 25 Lipton Rd, Sorrento, ME 04677-3001
  • Call Sign: N1NM, Previous Call Sign: AA1FC, Licensee ID: L00131344
    Grant Date: 09/08/2006, Expiration Date: 12/04/2016, Cancellation Date: 02/09/2008
    Registrant: Albert D Spain Jr, 24 Kearsarge Pob 83, Sorrento, ME 04677
  • Call Sign: WB1APD, Licensee ID: L00349074
    Grant Date: 01/02/2009, Expiration Date: 03/17/2019, Certifier: John P Murnane
    Registrant: John P Murnane, 503 West Shore Road, Sorrento, ME 04677-3040
  • Call Sign: N1LG, Previous Call Sign: K1LCS, Licensee ID: L00136350
    Grant Date: 06/20/2000, Expiration Date: 06/20/2010, Cancellation Date: 11/06/2009, Certifier: Letia C Spain
    Registrant: Letia C Spain, 24 Kearsarge / Pob 83, Sorrento, ME 04677
  • Call Sign: KB1TQC, Previous Call Sign: KB9TQC, Licensee ID: L00492246
    Grant Date: 08/19/2008, Expiration Date: 08/19/2018, Certifier: Raymond H Reckamp
    Registrant: Raymond H Reckamp, 25 Lipton Rd, Sorrento, ME 04677-3001
  • Call Sign: KB1ZND, Licensee ID: L01766911
    Grant Date: 03/15/2013, Expiration Date: 03/15/2023, Certifier: Jason A Clark
    Registrant: Jason A Clark, 30 Ledgewood Lane, Sorrento, ME 04677

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 4
  • Good Intent Call: 1
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