South Bristol, Maine

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Population in 2010: 892. Population change since 2000: -0.6%
 
Males: 432  (48.4%)
Females: 460  (51.6%)
Median resident age:  54.1 years
Maine median age:  43.0 years

Zip codes: 04568.

Estimated median household income in 2015: $52,607 (it was $38,636 in 2000)
South Bristol:

$52,607
ME:

$51,494

Estimated per capita income in 2015: $40,663 (it was $28,233 in 2000)

South Bristol town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $272,387 (it was $147,300 in 2000)
South Bristol:

$272,387
ME:

$180,300

Mean prices in 2015: All housing units: $281,199; Detached houses: $309,216; Townhouses or other attached units: $258,879; In 2-unit structures: $170,156; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $254,986; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $233,796; Mobile homes: $80,367
  • Races in South Bristol, ME (2010)

    South Bristol races chart
    • 87598.1%White alone
    • 50.6%Two or more races
    • 50.6%Hispanic
    • 40.4%Black alone
    • 20.2%Asian alone
    • 10.1%American Indian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in South Bristol: 100.0 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (31.8%), German (13.7%), Irish (12.2%), French (8.7%), Scottish (8.5%), United States (4.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 03/26/1915

Elevation: 36 feet

Land area: 13.2 square miles.

Population density: 68 people per square mile   (very low).

South Bristol,ME real estate house value index trend

South Bristol, Maine map

For population 25 years and over in South Bristol:

  • High school or higher: 92.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 35.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 15.1%
  • Unemployed: 1.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in South Bristol town:

  • Never married: 14.5%
  • Now married: 66.5%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 7.2%
  • Divorced: 10.9%

21 residents are foreign born (1.9% Europe, 0.4% North America).

This town:

2.3%
Maine:

2.9%

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

South Bristol town:  0.5% ($773)
Maine:  1.5% ($1,417)
South Bristol satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Portland, ME (38.7 miles , pop. 64,249).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (133.4 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (304.9 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Boothbay, ME (1.7 miles ), Bristol, ME (2.0 miles ), Boothbay Harbor, ME (2.1 miles ), Edgecomb, ME (2.5 miles ), Westport, ME (2.6 miles ), Westport Island, ME (2.6 miles ), Southport, ME (2.7 miles ), Wiscasset, ME (3.0 miles ).

Latitude: 43.90 N, Longitude: 69.56 W

Area code: 207

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.3%
Maine:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (22%)
  • Construction (16%)
  • Transportation equipment (9%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (5%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (4%)
  • Educational services (20%)
  • Health care (15%)
  • Food and beverage stores (7%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (4%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations (4%)
  • Transportation equipment (4%)
  • Private households (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (18%)
  • Carpenters (9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Business operations specialists (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)

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

Average climate in South Bristol, Maine

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

South Bristol-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Maine state average. It is 91% 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 105.4 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 210.0 miles away from South Bristol center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 238.0 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 77.0 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 40.4 miles away from South Bristol center
On 8/21/1996 at 07:54:14, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 91.1 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 (22) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 18
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, Tropical Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
South Bristol topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near South Bristol:

  • ST ANDREWS HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; BOOTHBAY HARBOR, ME)
  • ST ANDREWS HOSPITAL (LINCOLN COUNTY HEALTHCARE) Critical Access Hospitals (about 5 miles away; BOOTHBAY HARBOR, ME)
  • COVE'S EDGE (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; DAMARISCOTTA, ME)
  • WINSHIP GREEN NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; BATH, ME)
  • COASTAL DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 14 miles away; BATH, ME)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to South Bristol:

  • University of Maine at Augusta (about 33 miles; Augusta, ME; Full-time enrollment: 3,204)
  • Southern Maine Community College (about 38 miles; South Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 4,666)
  • University of Southern Maine (about 40 miles; Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 6,647)
  • Saint Joseph's College of Maine (about 47 miles; Standish, ME; FT enrollment: 2,010)
  • University of New England (about 52 miles; Biddeford, ME; FT enrollment: 4,539)
  • University of Maine at Farmington (about 61 miles; Farmington, ME; FT enrollment: 2,036)
  • Husson University (about 75 miles; Bangor, ME; FT enrollment: 2,421)

Public elementary/middle school in South Bristol:

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Library in South Bristol:

  • RUTHERFORD LIBRARY (Operating income: $120,778; Location: 2000 STATE ROUTE 129; 14,944 books; 519 audio materials; 1,003 video materials; 52 other licensed databases)

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Notable locations in South Bristol: Wawenock Country Club (A), Hunters Landing (B), Thompson Harvesting Museum (C), South Bristol Volunteer Fire Department (D), South Bristol Volunteer Fire Department Walpole (E), South Bristol Town House (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in South Bristol include: Old Walpole Meetinghouse (A), Union Church of South Bristol (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: West Bristol Cemetery (1), Main Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Clark Cove Pond (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Wiley Brook (A), Eastern Branch Johns River (B), North Branch Johns River (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 2013 was 80.4. This is about average.

City:

80.4
U.S.:

74.7

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 31.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.8
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2003 was 14.9. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 12.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.9
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2002 was 6.27. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 24.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.27
U.S.:

9.35
Average household size:
This town:  2.1 people
Maine:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  65.8%
Whole state:  62.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  6.2%
Whole state:  9.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

7.5%
Whole state:

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

3.1%
Whole state:

4.1%

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.5
Maine average:

11.2

South Bristol travel time to work - commute South Bristol mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

2016 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for South Bristol town (based on Lincoln County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant3,58629
Catholic2,7253
Evangelical Protestant1,06512
Other2794
None26,802-
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: 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 South Bristol:

  • WJTO (730 AM; 1 kW; BATH, ME; Owner: BLUE JEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WFAU (1280 AM; 5 kW; GARDINER, ME; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WGAN (560 AM; 5 kW; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WMTW (870 AM; 10 kW; GORHAM, ME; Owner: RADIO PARTNERS OF MAINE, L.P.)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WTME (780 AM; 10 kW; RUMFORD, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WZAN (970 AM; 5 kW; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WLAM (1470 AM; 5 kW; LEWISTON, ME; Owner: RADIO PARTNERS OF MAINE, L.P.)
  • WSKW (1160 AM; 10 kW; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN WIRELESS, INCORPORATED)
  • WJJB (900 AM; 1 kW; BRUNSWICK, ME; Owner: ATLANTIC COAST RADIO, LLC)
  • WLOB (1310 AM; 5 kW; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: ATLANTIC COAST RADIO, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in South Bristol:

  • WCME (96.7 FM; BOOTHBAY HARBOR, ME; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMEP (90.5 FM; CAMDEN, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WQSS (102.5 FM; CAMDEN, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMCM (103.3 FM; ROCKLAND, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBQX (106.9 FM; THOMASTON, ME; Owner: MARINER BROADCASTING LIMITED PARTNER)
  • WBLM (102.9 FM; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMEA (90.1 FM; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBCI (105.9 FM; BATH, ME; Owner: BLOUNT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCLZ (98.9 FM; BRUNSWICK, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WTHT (107.5 FM; LEWISTON, ME; Owner: RADIO PARTNERS OF MAINE, L.P.)
  • WCYI (93.9 FM; LEWISTON, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WJBQ (97.9 FM; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WJJB-FM (95.5 FM; TOPSHAM, ME; Owner: ATLANTIC COAST RADIO, LLC)
  • WMME-FM (92.3 FM; AUGUSTA, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WYFP (91.9 FM; HARPSWELL, ME; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around South Bristol:

  • WGME-TV (Channel 13; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: WGME LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WPFO (Channel 23; WATERVILLE, ME; Owner: CMCG PORTLAND LICENSE LLC)
  • WCBB (Channel 10; AUGUSTA, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)

South Bristol fatal accident list:

May 12, 2013 00:31 AM, Sr-129, Lat: 43.91916, Lon: -69.55558, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Nov 22, 2007 01:29 AM, Sr-129, Lat: 43.84860, Lon: -69.55238, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Jul 21, 1996 01:99 AM, 129, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 2m7ftTotal length
  • $1,593,000Total costs
  • 1,184Total average daily traffic
  • 94Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,776Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

3
  • 6 Gamage Dr (Lat: 43.861750 Lon: -69.560611), Type: Tower, Call Sign: KXR956, Licensee ID: L00641334
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.450 MHz, 156.800 MHzGrant Date: 02/19/1998, Expiration Date: 02/19/2003, Cancellation Date: 05/25/2003Registrant: South Bristol Storage & Repair Inc, 6 Gamage Dr, South Bristol, ME 04568
  • Marina Bldg Cove Rd (Lat: 43.863972 Lon: -69.558944), Type: Building, Overall height: 7 m, Call Sign: KZH976
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.425 MHz, 156.450 MHz, 156.800 MHzGrant Date: 08/02/1994, Expiration Date: 08/25/1999, Cancellation Date: 05/06/2001Registrant: Coveside Inc, Cove Rd, South Bristol, ME 04568
  • Middle Of S Bristol Bridge (Lat: 43.862583 Lon: -69.558667), Type: Building, Overall height: 3 m, Call Sign: WQB861
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.450 MHz, 156.650 MHz, 156.800 MHzGrant Date: 04/07/2015, Expiration Date: 06/22/2025Registrant: State Of Maine, 66 Industrial Drive, Augusta, ME 04330-7857, Phone: (207) 624-9990, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

4
  • Call Sign: KA1JRR, Grant Date: 07/26/1988, Expiration Date: 07/26/1998, Cancellation Date: 07/27/2000, Registrant: George E Lewis, 50 W Side Rd Rutherford Island, South Bristol, ME 04568
  • Call Sign: KB1ADF, Grant Date: 07/14/1994, Expiration Date: 06/02/2002, Cancellation Date: 06/03/2004, Registrant: James T Davis, South Bristol, ME 04568
  • Call Sign: KJ1A, Previous Call Sign: N1SNQ, Licensee ID: L01300420, Grant Date: 07/03/2007, Expiration Date: 07/03/2017, Registrant: Peter E Mac Cready, 161 Holmes Rd., South Bristol, ME 04568
  • Call Sign: KB1KFY, Licensee ID: L00722581, Grant Date: 07/29/2003, Expiration Date: 07/29/2013, Cancellation Date: 07/30/2015, Certifier: Daniel D Mac Cready, Registrant: Daniel D Mac Cready, 161 Holmes Rd, South Bristol, ME 04568

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

COVESIDE (Population served: 246, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 6 routine major monitoring violations

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

  • HERON ISLAND VILL ASSN #1 (Population served: 48, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater under infl of surface water)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (81%)
  • Wood (10%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6%)
  • Electricity (3%)

South Bristol compared to Maine state average:

  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly above 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.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
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