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 2013: $46,967 (it was $36,555 in 2000)
Southwest Harbor:

$46,967
ME:

$46,974

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $29,964 (it was $21,509 in 2000)

Southwest Harbor town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $227,523 (it was $120,500 in 2000)
Southwest Harbor:

$227,523
ME:

$172,800
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  • Races in Southwest Harbor, ME (2010)

    Southwest Harbor races chart
    • 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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Southwest Harbor: 99.5 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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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,ME real estate house value index trend

Southwest Harbor, Maine map

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

For population 15 years and over in Southwest Harbor town:

  • Never married: 22.9%
  • Now married: 55.6%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 9.7%
  • Divorced: 10.3%

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)
Southwest Harbor satellite photo by USGS

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 ).

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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 44.28 N, Longitude: 68.32 W

Area code: 207

Southwest Harbor household income distribution Southwest Harbor home values distribution

Crime rates in Southwest Harbor by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Murders 0000010000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.050.40.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 001000000000N/A
per 100,000 0.00.050.40.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0N/A
Robberies 1000000000000
per 100,000 50.40.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Assaults 3104130001100
per 100,000 151.250.10.0201.250.1151.30.00.00.051.056.70.00.0
Burglaries 73341221731713641113
per 100,000 352.8150.31,714.6603.61,051.6353.0151.4870.5670.4305.8226.8621.1736.5
Thefts 37404046686158775936345137
per 100,000 1,864.92,004.02,017.12,313.93,405.13,076.12,926.33,942.73,042.81,834.91,927.42,879.72,096.3
Auto thefts 4201301011000
per 100,000 201.6100.20.050.3150.20.050.50.051.651.00.00.00.0
Arson 0110100000000
per 100,000 0.050.150.40.050.10.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 294.7) 159.4107.8239.0177.5229.8276.5130.5216.7171.3108.1103.4157.3134.2

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Crime rate in Southwest Harbor detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 9 (5 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.83
Maine average:

1.69
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.0%
Maine:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (21%)
  • Transportation equipment (16%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Health care (9%)
  • Transportation equipment (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Carpenters (9%)
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Painters and paperhangers (3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4%)

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

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

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 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 267.1 miles away from Southwest Harbor 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 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
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).
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)

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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

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 6.9 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 2.8 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 0.6 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 7.3 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 7.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.67
U.S.:

9.14

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

Southwest Harbor compared to Maine state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly 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.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

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

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (78%)
  • Electricity (10%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6%)
  • Wood (5%)
  • Utility gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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

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
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 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:

Oct 15, 1997 05:34 PM, 102, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken 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, Drunken persons involved: 1
Sep 6, 1981 10:30 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Feb 8, 1976 12:45 AM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 7, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 0mTotal length
  • $111,000Total costs
  • 4,070Total average daily traffic
  • 325Total average daily truck traffic
  • 5,698Total future (year 2031) 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 Rooney
    Registrant: 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 Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Municipal Office (Lat: 44.279806 Lon: -68.325861), Call Sign: WAN362
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.905 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/18/2004, Expiration Date: 06/08/2014
    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: 156.450 MHz, 156.500 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: 156.425 MHz, 156.450 MHz, 156.575 MHz, 156.800 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/03/2003, Expiration Date: 06/09/2013
    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:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

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  • Aircraft: CESSNA 337G (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 142 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO-360 SER (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3LQ , Serial Number: 33701732, Year manufactured: 1976, Airworthiness Date: 09/30/1976
    Registrant (Individual): Stuart W Brown, Po Box 73, Southwest Harbor, ME 04679

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