Southwest Harbor, Maine

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Population in 2010: 1,764.
Population change since 2000: -10.3%
 
Males: 829  (47.0%)
Females: 935  (53.0%)
Median resident age:

47.2 years
Maine median age:

43.0 years

Zip codes: 04679.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $55,728 (it was $36,555 in 2000)
Southwest Harbor:

$55,728
ME:

$56,277

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $35,215 (it was $21,509 in 2000)

Southwest Harbor town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $255,276 (it was $120,500 in 2000)
Southwest Harbor:

$255,276
ME:

$191,200
March 2019 cost of living index in Southwest Harbor: 95.8 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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  • Races in Southwest Harbor, ME (2010)
    • 1,70696.7%White alone
    • 251.4%Two or more races
    • 171.0%Hispanic
    • 80.5%American Indian alone
    • 50.3%Asian alone
    • 30.2%Black alone

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



According to our research of Maine and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Southwest Harbor, Maine as of August 06, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Southwest Harbor is 1,764 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Southwest Harbor by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(50.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(56.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
1
(50.1)
3
(151.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(51.0)
1
(56.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(56.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
21
(1,052)
7
(353.0)
3
(151.4)
17
(870.5)
13
(670.4)
6
(305.8)
4
(226.8)
11
(621.1)
13
(736.5)
4
(224.7)
3
(169.2)
2
(112.7)
3
(168.5)
4
(224.8)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
68
(3,405)
61
(3,076)
58
(2,926)
77
(3,943)
59
(3,043)
36
(1,835)
34
(1,927)
51
(2,880)
37
(2,096)
30
(1,685)
35
(1,974)
40
(2,255)
19
(1,067)
21
(1,180)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
3
(150.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(50.5)
0
(0.0)
1
(51.6)
1
(51.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(112.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(50.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)231.8278.9131.7218.6172.8109.1104.3158.7135.483.199.8126.354.563.0

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City-data.com crime index in Southwest Harbor, ME

Crime rate in Southwest Harbor detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 9 (5 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.81
Maine average:

1.69
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Southwest Harbor, ME City Guides:

Ancestries: English (29.0%), Irish (13.5%), German (10.8%), United States (10.0%), French (7.7%), Scotch-Irish (5.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 02/21/1905

Elevation: 468 feet

Land area: 13.5 square miles.

Population density: 131 people per square mile   (very low).

Southwest Harbor, Maine map

24 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.2%
Maine:

2.9%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Southwest Harbor town:

1.1% ($1,360)
Maine:

1.5% ($1,417)

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 ),
Brooklin, ME (3.4 miles )

Latitude: 44.28 N, Longitude: 68.32 W

Area code: 207

Distribution of median household income in Southwest Harbor, ME in 2017
Southwest Harbor satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 7 buildings, average cost: $110,000
  • 1998: 8 buildings, average cost: $107,200
  • 1999: 13 buildings, average cost: $181,900
  • 2000: 15 buildings, average cost: $196,700
  • 2001: 5 buildings, average cost: $121,400
  • 2002: 14 buildings, average cost: $130,700
  • 2003: 12 buildings, average cost: $132,800
  • 2004: 13 buildings, average cost: $138,800
  • 2005: 11 buildings, average cost: $138,800
  • 2006: 9 buildings, average cost: $138,800
  • 2007: 7 buildings, average cost: $302,500
  • 2008: 10 buildings, average cost: $267,800
  • 2009: 11 buildings, average cost: $347,700
  • 2010: 5 buildings, average cost: $215,700
  • 2011: 6 buildings, average cost: $605,900
  • 2012: 3 buildings, average cost: $227,300
  • 2013: 7 buildings, average cost: $269,600
  • 2014: 11 buildings, average cost: $360,600
  • 2015: 9 buildings, average cost: $402,400
  • 2016: 10 buildings, average cost: $518,700
  • 2017: 9 buildings, average cost: $313,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Southwest Harbor, ME residents
Average permit cost in Southwest Harbor, ME
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

6.5%
Maine:

3.8%
Unemployment by year
Most common industries in Southwest Harbor, ME (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Transportation equipment (12.2%)
  • Construction (11.5%)
  • Educational services (8.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.1%)
  • Health care (4.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (20.9%)
  • Transportation equipment (15.8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (7.5%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.9%)
  • Educational services (4.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (11.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (11.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.7%)
  • Health care (9.0%)
  • Transportation equipment (8.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.8%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (3.7%)
Most common occupations in Southwest Harbor, ME (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.0%)
  • Carpenters (4.4%)
  • Cashiers (4.1%)
  • Fishing, hunting, and forestry occupations (4.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Carpenters (8.7%)
  • Fishing, hunting, and forestry occupations (8.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.4%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (4.5%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.1%)
  • Painters and paperhangers (3.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (10.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.9%)
  • Cashiers (5.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.1%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4.2%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.0%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.7%)

Average climate in Southwest Harbor, Maine

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Southwest Harbor, Maine average temperatures Southwest Harbor, Maine average precipitation Southwest Harbor, Maine humidity Southwest Harbor, Maine wind speed Southwest Harbor, Maine snowfall Southwest Harbor, Maine sunshine Southwest Harbor, Maine clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 58.3. This is better than average.

City:

58.3
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.157. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.157
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.0337. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0337
U.S.:

1.7894
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 35.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

35.6
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 3.46. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 7.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.46
U.S.:

8.46

Earthquake activity:

Southwest Harbor-area historical earthquake activity is near Maine state average. It is 92% 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 Southwest Harbor 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 267.1 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 172.0 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 299.7 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 the city 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
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 (13).
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).
Southwest Harbor topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Southwest Harbor:

  • MOUNT DESERT ISLAND HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 10 miles away; BAR HARBOR, ME)
  • SONOGEE ESTATES (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; BAR HARBOR, ME)
  • SONOGEE REHABILITATION AND LIVING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; BAR HARBOR, ME)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Southwest Harbor:

  • Husson University (about 45 miles; Bangor, ME; Full-time enrollment: 2,421)
  • University of Maine (about 47 miles; Orono, ME; FT enrollment: 8,931)
  • University of Maine at Augusta (about 74 miles; Augusta, ME; FT enrollment: 3,204)
  • University of Maine at Farmington (about 95 miles; Farmington, ME; FT enrollment: 2,036)
  • Southern Maine Community College (about 105 miles; South Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 4,666)
  • University of Southern Maine (about 107 miles; Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 6,647)
  • Saint Joseph's College of Maine (about 112 miles; Standish, ME; FT enrollment: 2,010)

Public elementary/middle school in Southwest Harbor:

See full list of schools located in Southwest Harbor

Library in Southwest Harbor:

  • SOUTHWEST HARBOR PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $279,083; Location: 338 MAIN STREET; 33,430 books; 897 audio materials; 775 video materials; 52 other licensed databases; 125 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Southwest Harbor: Mount Desert Oceanarium (A), Southwest Harbor / Tremont Ambulance Association (B), Southwest Harbor Public Library (C), Southwest Harbor Volunteer Fire Department (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Westside Market Plaza Shopping Center (1), Southwest Shoppes Plaza Shopping Center (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Southwest Harbor include: Saint Johns Episcopal Church (A), Southwest Harbor Congregational Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Oceanarium (Museums; 172 Clark Point Road), Wendell Gilley Museum (Main & Herrick Road).

Hotels: Mansell House & Boat Rental (Shore Road), Moorings Inn (133 Shore Road), Harbor View Motel & Cottages (11 Ocean Way), Lindenwood Inn (118 Clark Point Rd).

Hancock County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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

SOUTHWEST HARBOR WATER DEPT (Population served: 2,460, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2011 and JUN-2011, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-13-2011), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-13-2011), St Public Notif received (AUG-11-2011), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (APR-06-2012), St BCA signed (APR-18-2012), St Compliance achieved (JUN-27-2012)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2011 and MAR-2011, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-13-2011), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-13-2011), St Public Notif received (AUG-11-2011), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (APR-06-2012), St BCA signed (APR-18-2012), St Compliance achieved (JUN-27-2012)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2010 and DEC-2010, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (NOV-03-2008), St Public Notif received (FEB-01-2011), St Public Notif requested (FEB-03-2011), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-03-2011), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (APR-06-2012), St BCA signed (APR-18-2012), St Compliance achieved (JUN-27-2012)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2010 and SEP-2010, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (NOV-03-2008), St Public Notif requested (SEP-14-2010), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-14-2010), St Public Notif received (OCT-21-2010), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (APR-06-2012), St BCA signed (APR-18-2012), St Compliance achieved (JUN-27-2012)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2010 and JUN-2010, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (NOV-03-2008), St Public Notif requested (SEP-14-2010), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-14-2010), St Public Notif received (OCT-21-2010), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (APR-06-2012), St BCA signed (APR-18-2012), St Compliance achieved (JUN-27-2012)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2010 and MAR-2010, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (NOV-03-2008), St Public Notif requested (MAY-21-2010), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-21-2010), St Public Notif received (JUN-07-2010), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (APR-06-2012), St BCA signed (APR-18-2012), St Compliance achieved (JUN-27-2012)
  • 24 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2012 and SEP-2012, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-24-2012), St Public Notif requested (NOV-14-2012), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-14-2012), St Public Notif received (JUN-11-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2012 and SEP-2012, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-24-2012), St Public Notif requested (NOV-14-2012), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-14-2012), St Public Notif received (JUN-11-2013)
DEMUROS TOP OF THE HILL REST (Population served: 180, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
WILD ACADIA FUN PARK (Population served: 60, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
MOUNT DESERT OCEANARIUM (Population served: 36, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUN-03-2013), St Public Notif requested (JUN-03-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-08-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-08-2005), St Compliance achieved (JUL-20-2005), St Public Notif received (AUG-03-2005)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between OCT-2012 and DEC-2012, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-25-2013), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-25-2013), St Compliance achieved (MAY-29-2013)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JUL-2005, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-10-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-10-2005), St Compliance achieved (OCT-31-2005), St Intentional no-action (AUG-17-2011)
  • One routine major monitoring violation

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

  • SMUGGLERS DEN (Address: 20 MAIN STREET , Population served: 250, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This town:

2.1 people
Maine:

2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

57.8%
Whole state:

62.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

8.5%
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: 0.4% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

12.0%
Whole state:

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

7.4%
Whole state:

4.1%
8 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary) in 2010
33 people in military barracks, etc. in 2000

Banks with branches in Southwest Harbor (2011 data):

  • The First, N.A.: Southwest Harbor Branch at 350 Main Street, branch established on 1951/08/27. Info updated 2010/06/01: Bank assets: $1,338.8 mil, Deposits: $942.2 mil, headquarters in Damariscotta, ME, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 14 total offices, Holding Company: First Bancorp, Inc., The
  • Bar Harbor Bank & Trust: Southwest Harbor Branch at 314 Main Street, branch established on 1951/08/27. Info updated 2007/04/24: Bank assets: $1,166.8 mil, Deposits: $723.6 mil, headquarters in Bar Harbor, ME, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 12 total offices, Holding Company: Bar Harbor Bankshares

For population 15 years and over in Southwest Harbor:

Marital status in Southwest Harbor, ME
  • Never married: 22.9%
  • Now married: 55.6%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 9.7%
  • Divorced: 10.3%

For population 25 years and over in Southwest Harbor:

  • High school or higher: 82.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 32.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.3%
  • Unemployed: 5.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.3
Maine average:

11.2

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Southwest Harbor, ME (based on Hancock County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant4,69158
Catholic2,5239
Evangelical Protestant1,28823
Other82011
None45,096-
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: 32
This county:

6.01 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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.
Maine:

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

21.61 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

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

7.4%
Maine:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Hancock County:

25.4%
State:

25.0%

5.41% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($65,377 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.41%
Maine average:

5.91%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Penobscot County, ME  1.08% ($64,636 average AGI)
from Waldo County, ME  0.26% ($34,712)
from Cumberland County, ME  0.22% ($62,686)


5.12% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($50,554 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.12%
Maine average:

5.73%

0.10% of residents moved to foreign countries ($758 average AGI)
Hancock County:

0.10%
Maine average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Penobscot County, ME  1.13% ($39,233 average AGI)
to Cumberland County, ME  0.41% ($56,269)
to Waldo County, ME  0.23% ($48,585)

Strongest AM radio stations in Southwest Harbor:

  • 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 Southwest Harbor:

  • W217BK (91.3 FM; SOUTHWEST HARBOR, ME; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WERU-FM (89.9 FM; BLUE HILL, ME; Owner: SALT POND COMMUNITY B/C COMPANY)
  • WNSX (97.7 FM; WINTER HARBOR, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WWMJ (95.7 FM; ELLSWORTH, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WFZX (101.7 FM; SEARSPORT, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WLKE (99.1 FM; BAR HARBOR, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBFB (104.7 FM; BELFAST, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBQI (107.7 FM; BAR HARBOR, ME; Owner: MARINER BROADCASTING, L.P.)
  • WMEP (90.5 FM; CAMDEN, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WQSS (102.5 FM; CAMDEN, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKIT-FM (100.3 FM; BREWER, ME; Owner: THE ZONE CORPORATION)
  • WMEH (90.9 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WWBX (97.1 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WEZQ (92.9 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)

Southwest Harbor fatal accident list:

Aug 1, 2015 02:46 PM, Sr-102 Main St., Lat: 44.311481, Lon: -68.332389, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Oct 15, 1997 05:34 PM, 102, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 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, Drunk persons involved: 1
Sep 6, 1981 10:30 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • / 0.1mTotal length
  • 3,767Total average daily traffic
  • 188Total average daily truck traffic
  • 5,274Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • Freeman Ridge Road (Lat: 44.280139 Lon: -68.334111), Type: Tower, Structure height: 24.4 m, Overall height: 29 m, Call Sign: KNKN923
    Assigned Frequencies: 880.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz, Grant Date: 11/02/2010, Expiration Date: 10/01/2020, Certifier: John E RooneyRegistrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite 1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • Dawn L Keniley, Buttermilk Brook Road / Us-Me-5007 (Lat: 44.280167 Lon: -68.336250), Type: 60.7, Structure height: 23009 m, Overall height: 59.1 m, Registrant: Brt Group, LLC, Brtgroupllc2@gmail.Com, , 812530 Fl, Phone: (561) 808-4581
  • Dawn L Keniley, Buttermilk Brook Road / Us-Me-5007 (Lat: 44.280167 Lon: -68.336250), Type: 60.7, Structure height: 23009 m, Overall height: 59.1 m, Registrant: Brt Group, LLC, Brtgroupllc2@gmail.Com, , 812530 Fl, Phone: (561) 808-4581

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Municipal Office (Lat: 44.279806 Lon: -68.325861), Call Sign: WAN362,
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.905 MHz, Grant Date: 04/04/2014, Expiration Date: 06/08/2024, Registrant: Town Of Southwest Harbor Maine, Village Green Way, Southwest Harbor, ME 04679, Phone: (207) 244-7911, Fax: (207) 244-7914, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • Southwest Harbor, Freeman Ridge Road (Lat: 44.280111 Lon: -68.334194), Type: Tower, Structure height: 24.4 m, Overall height: 28 m, Call Sign: WPQZ243,
    Assigned Frequencies: 2115.20 MHz, Grant Date: 12/11/2000, Expiration Date: 12/11/2010, Cancellation Date: 05/20/2003, Certifier: John E Rooney, Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 2099 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Suite 100, Washington, DC 20006, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

6
  • Shore Rd (Lat: 44.270083 Lon: -68.307806), Type: Building, Overall height: 6 m, Call Sign: KQU535, Licensee ID: L00006489,
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.500 MHz, 156.450 MHz, 156.800 MHz, Grant Date: 02/18/1997, Expiration Date: 04/10/2002, Cancellation Date: 07/14/2002, Registrant: Henry R Hinckley & Co, Shore Rd, Southwest Harbor, ME 04679
  • Coastal Cable Tower (Lat: 44.278417 Lon: -68.332806), Type: Tower, Overall height: 24 m, Call Sign: KWD32,
    Assigned Frequencies: 72.2800 MHz, Grant Date: 08/04/1995, Expiration Date: 10/05/2000, Cancellation Date: 05/06/2001, Registrant: Sea Jay Corp, Rockport, ME 04856
  • Clark Point Rd (Lat: 44.275917 Lon: -68.313639), Type: Tower, Call Sign: KYV736, Licensee ID: L00057686,
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.425 MHz, 156.450 MHz, 156.800 MHz, Grant Date: 08/23/1999, Expiration Date: 11/03/2004, Cancellation Date: 01/08/2005, Registrant: Village Industries Inc, Southwest Harbor, ME 04679
  • Clark Point Rd (Lat: 44.279250 Lon: -68.321972), Type: Building, Overall height: 10 m, Call Sign: WHD698, Licensee ID: L00006696,
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.450 MHz, 156.575 MHz, 156.800 MHz, Grant Date: 08/08/1994, Expiration Date: 08/08/1999, Cancellation Date: 05/06/2001, Registrant: Morris Yachts Inc, Clark Point Rd, Southwest Harbor, ME 04679-0058
  • 11 Apple Lane (Lat: 44.274528 Lon: -68.322250), Type: Building, Overall height: 7 m, Call Sign: WHD763, Licensee ID: L00540980,
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.575 MHz, 156.425 MHz, 156.450 MHz, 156.800 MHz, Grant Date: 06/03/2003, Expiration Date: 06/09/2013, Cancellation Date: 08/10/2013, Registrant: Hinckley Yacht Charters, Southwest Harbor, ME 04679
  • 1000' E Of Rt 102 At The End Of Apple Ln (Lat: 44.280639 Lon: -68.330028), Type: Building, Overall height: 5 m, Call Sign: WHF772,
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.425 MHz, 156.450 MHz, 156.800 MHz, Grant Date: 12/04/2012, Expiration Date: 01/15/2023, Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 30251 Golden Lantern, Suite E # 501, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677, Phone: (949) 348-8510, Fax: (949) 348-8514, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Southwest Harbor)

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 8. The highest number of reported fires - 25 took place in 2004, and the least - 0 in 2006. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Southwest Harbor, ME When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (57.4%), and Outside Fires (28.7%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Southwest Harbor, ME
    • 7457.4%Structure Fires
    • 3728.7%Outside Fires
    • 1511.6%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 32.3%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Southwest Harbor, ME
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Southwest Harbor, ME
  • 80.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 7.3%Wood
  • 6.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.4%Electricity
  • 0.7%Utility gas
  • 0.5%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Southwest Harbor, ME
  • 72.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 20.2%Electricity
  • 5.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.6%Utility gas


Southwest Harbor compared to Maine state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population 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.
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Top Patent Applicants
  • Robert Taft (10)
  • Siegmar K. Eschholz (4)
  • John P. Sundberg (2)
  • Peter K. Homer (2)
  • Jeffrey Forthofer (1)

Total of 18 patent applications in 2008-2020.