For population 25 years and over in Southwest Harbor:
For population 15 years and over in Southwest Harbor town:
24 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Portland, ME (105.8 miles , pop. 64,249).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (194.2 miles , pop. 589,141).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (369.1 miles , pop. 1,332,650).
Nearest cities: Tremont, ME (1.7 miles ), Mount Desert, ME (1.9 miles ), Cranberry Isles, ME (2.1 miles) , Bar Harbor, ME (3.0 miles ), Swans Island, ME (3.3 miles ), Frenchboro, ME (3.3 miles) , Trenton, ME (3.4 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 44.28 N, Longitude: 68.32 W
Area code: 207
City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.
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Crime rate in Southwest Harbor detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 9 (5 officers).
Work and jobs in Southwest Harbor: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Southwest Harbor, Maine
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Earthquake activity:Southwest Harbor-area historical earthquake activity is above Maine state average. It is 66% 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 9.9 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 60.8 miles away from Southwest Harbor center
On 9/22/2006 at 10:39:21, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 4.3 mi) earthquake occurred 8.3 miles away from the city center
On 9/16/1994 at 07:01:54, a magnitude 3.6 (3.5 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 70.9 miles away from the city center
On 9/16/1994 at 04:22:42, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 71.2 miles away from Southwest Harbor center
On 12/29/2006 at 21:21:10, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, 3.1 LG, Depth: 5.2 mi) earthquake occurred 9.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), 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: Storms: 7, Floods: 6, Snows: 3, Snows: 2, Floods: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Landslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Southwest Harbor:
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Public elementary/middle school in Southwest Harbor:
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Air Quality Index (AQI)
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 34.8. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 2.8 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 4.13. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 7.5 miles away from the city center.
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.146. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.9 miles away from the city center.
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 0.308. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 7.2 miles away from the city center.
Drinking water stations with addresses in Southwest Harbor and their reported violations in the past:SMUGGLERS DEN (Address: 20 MAIN STREET , Population served: 250, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:DEMUROS TOP OF THE HILL REST. (Population served: 180, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:WHITE BIRCHES CAMPGROUND (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
Average household size:
Percentage of family households:
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
33 people in military barracks, etc. in 2000
Southwest Harbor compared to Maine state average:
Banks with branches in Southwest Harbor (2011 data):
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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2012 Presidential Elections Results
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Religion statistics for Southwest Harbor (based on Hancock County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 27.86%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 32
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 9
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 26
Number of full-service restaurants: 115
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
5.90% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($45,152 average adjusted gross income)
0.20% of residents moved from foreign countries ($440 average AGI)
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
5.62% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($32,919 average adjusted gross income)
0.09% of residents moved to foreign countries ($206 average AGI)
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
Strongest AM radio stations in Southwest Harbor:
Strongest FM radio stations in Southwest Harbor:
Southwest Harbor fatal accident list:
Oct 15, 1997 05:34 PM, 102, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Oct 30, 1997 09:10 PM, 102a, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Sep 13, 1986 06:00 AM, 15181519, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Sep 6, 1981 10:30 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Feb 8, 1976 12:45 AM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 7, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 0 meters
Total costs: $111,000
Total average daily traffic: 4,070
Total average daily truck traffic: 325
Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic: 5,698
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:1
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:1
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:1
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:6
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Southwest Harbor)
FAA Registered Aircraft:1
Total of 10 patent applications in 2008-2013.