Springfield, Maine

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Population in 2010: 409. Population change since 2000: +7.9%
 
Males: 217  (53.1%)
Females: 192  (46.9%)
Median resident age:  47.7 years
Maine median age:  43.0 years

Zip codes: 04487.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $32,661 (it was $26,875 in 2000)
Springfield:

$32,661
ME:

$46,709
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $15,363 (it was $12,082 in 2000)

Springfield town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $73,310 (it was $42,000 in 2000)
Springfield:

$73,310
ME:

$172,300
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $87,121; Detached houses: $84,316; Townhouses or other attached units: $157,879; Mobile homes: $92,682
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Springfield races chart
  • White alone - 392 (95.8%)
  • Two or more races - 10 (2.4%)
  • Hispanic - 4 (1.0%)
  • American Indian alone - 3 (0.7%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Springfield: 138.9 (high, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (32.5%), English (12.7%), Irish (7.7%), German (4.2%), French Canadian (3.7%), French (3.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 02/12/1834

Elevation: 555 feet

Land area: 38.4 square miles.

Population density: 11 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Springfield,ME real estate house value index trend

Springfield, Maine map

For population 25 years and over in Springfield:

  • High school or higher: 69.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.5%
  • Unemployed: 5.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 42.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Springfield town:

  • Never married: 18.5%
  • Now married: 63.6%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 9.3%
  • Divorced: 8.6%

2 residents are foreign born

This town:  0.5%
Maine:  3.3%



According to our research of Maine and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Springfield, Maine as of January 25, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Springfield to the number of sex offenders is 371 to 1.


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

Springfield town:  1.4% ($575)
Maine:  1.5% ($1,417)
Springfield satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Portland, ME (158.2 miles , pop. 64,249).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (257.6 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (426.2 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Lee, ME (2.5 miles ), Lakeville, ME (2.8 miles) , Winn, ME (3.2 miles ), Mattawamkeag, ME (3.3 miles ), Burlington, ME (3.5 miles ), Woodville, ME (3.9 miles ), Lincoln, ME (4.0 miles ), Chester, ME (4.1 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 4 buildings, average cost: $26,000
  • 1998: 4 buildings, average cost: $26,000
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $86,000
  • 2002: 2 buildings, average cost: $75,000
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $89,500
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $120,000
  • 2005: 2 buildings, average cost: $57,500
  • 2006: 2 buildings, average cost: $57,500
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $57,500
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $57,500
  • 2009: 4 buildings, average cost: $57,500
  • 2010: 4 buildings, average cost: $57,500
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $57,500
  • 2012: 3 buildings, average cost: $57,500

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 45.40 N, Longitude: 68.17 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 207

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

10.5%
Maine:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Paper (16%)
  • Construction (15%)
  • Truck transportation (14%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Wood products (5%)
  • Transportation equipment (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (24%)
  • Educational services (20%)
  • Health care (10%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Clothing and accessories, including shoe, stores (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (14%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (9%)
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Other transportation workers (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Cashiers (16%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (12%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (12%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (4%)
  • Religious workers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)

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

Average climate in Springfield, Maine

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Springfield-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Maine state average. It is 94% 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 72.8 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 278.6 miles away from Springfield center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 319.3 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 214.1 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, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 6.7 miles away from Springfield 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 6.8 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 Penobscot County (17) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 7, Snows: 5, Heavy Rains: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Springfield topographic map

Birthplace of: Alvin Orlando Lombard - Inventor.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Springfield:

  • University of Maine (about 43 miles; Orono, ME; Full-time enrollment: 8,931)
  • Husson University (about 50 miles; Bangor, ME; FT enrollment: 2,421)
  • University of Maine at Augusta (about 109 miles; Augusta, ME; FT enrollment: 3,204)
  • University of Maine at Farmington (about 109 miles; Farmington, ME; FT enrollment: 2,036)
  • Saint Joseph's College of Maine (about 158 miles; Standish, ME; FT enrollment: 2,010)
  • Southern Maine Community College (about 158 miles; South Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 4,666)
  • University of Southern Maine (about 159 miles; Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 6,647)

Public elementary/middle school in Springfield:

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Notable locations in Springfield: Springfield Fairground (A), Springfield Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Springfield include: Springfield Congregational Church (A), Springfield Community Chapel (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and swamps: Holt Pond (A), Bartlett Bog (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Wrights Mill Stream (A), Crane Ridge Brook (B), Clark Brook (C), Bog Brook (D), Bearse Brook (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Penobscot County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This town:  2.4 people
Maine:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  63.7%
Whole state:  62.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  8.2%
Whole state:  9.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.6% of all households

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

16.9%
Whole state:

10.9%

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

6.9%
Whole state:

4.1%

Springfield compared to Maine state average:

  • Median house value 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.
  • 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 significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (63%)
  • Wood (33%)
  • Electricity (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Springfield town (based on Penobscot County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 33.68%
Here: 33.7%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchUnited Church of ChristAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAEpiscopal Church
Adherents57.6%9.9%5.0%4.6%2.5%
Congregations13.6%14.4%10.6%10.6%4.5%
Name Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentNational Association of Congregational Christian ChurchesJewishLDS (Mormon) ChurchOther
Adherents2.5%2.1%2.0%1.6%12.0%
Congregations0.8%4.5%2.3%2.3%36.4%
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: 34
Penobscot County:

2.29 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 38
Penobscot County:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 85
Penobscot County:

5.72 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 110
Here:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.0%
Maine:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Penobscot County:

28.0%
Maine:

25.0%

5.79% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 200534,325 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.79%
Maine average:

6.39%

0.18% of residents moved from foreign countries($499 average AGI)
Penobscot County:

0.18%
Maine average:

0.12%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Hancock County, ME  0.46% ($28,576 average AGI)
from Aroostook County, ME  0.36% ($26,056)
from Somerset County, ME  0.34% ($27,144)


5.79% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 200633,588 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.79%
Maine average:

6.44%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries($335 average AGI)
Penobscot County:

0.07%
Maine average:

0.07%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Cumberland County, ME  0.48% ($31,894 average AGI)
to Hancock County, ME  0.46% ($39,561)
to Waldo County, ME  0.38% ($34,254)

Strongest AM radio stations in Springfield:

  • WZON (620 AM; 5 kW; BANGOR, ME; Owner: THE ZONE CORPORATION)
  • WABI (910 AM; 5 kW; BANGOR, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WREM (710 AM; daytime; 5 kW; MONTICELLO, ME; Owner: ALLAN H WEINER)
  • WSKW (1160 AM; 10 kW; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN WIRELESS, INCORPORATED)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WDEA (1370 AM; 5 kW; ELLSWORTH, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WSYY (1240 AM; 1 kW; MILLINOCKET, ME; Owner: KATAHDIN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WTME (780 AM; 10 kW; RUMFORD, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WFST (600 AM; 5 kW; CARIBOU, ME; Owner: NORTHERN BROADCAST MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Springfield:

  • WHCF (88.5 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: BANGOR BAPTIST CHURCH)
  • WVOM (103.9 FM; HOWLAND, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHMX (105.7 FM; LINCOLN, ME; Owner: BANGOR BAPTIST CHURCH)

TV broadcast stations around Springfield:

  • W34CN (Channel 34; MEDWAY, ME; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

Springfield fatal accident list:

May 7, 2007 11:45 AM, Sr-169, Lat: 45.44175, Lon: -68.11853, Vehicles: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: Inconsistent data
Sep 20, 2000 04:21 AM, Sr-6, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Apr 2, 1996 08:25 AM, 6, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 2

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • Springfield Cell Site 3.7 Miles North Of (Lat: 45.447833 Lon: -68.151972), Call Sign: KNKA710
    Assigned Frequencies: 869.040 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 845.010 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/08/2008, Expiration Date: 01/22/2018
    Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, Nw, Suite 1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • PETER M CONNOLLY, 3.7 Mi N (Lat: 45.447778 Lon: -68.151944), Type: 94.5, Overall height: 91.4 m
    Registrant: 2024675700, Linda.Hartman@koteen.Com, 1150 CONNECTICUT AVE STE 1000
  • 3.7 Mi N (Lat: 45.447778 Lon: -68.151944), Type: 94.5, Overall height: 91.4 m
    Registrant: 2024675700, Linda.Hartman@koteen.Com, 1150 CONNECTICUT AVE STE 1000

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Jct Us Rts 6 & 170 (Lat: 45.397556 Lon: -68.134194), Call Sign: KRT95, Licensee ID: L00046646
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.760 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/16/2004, Expiration Date: 05/23/2014
    Registrant: County Of Penobscot

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • SPRINGFIELD, 3.7 Mi N (Lat: 45.447778 Lon: -68.151944), Type: Tower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 94.5 m, Call Sign: WMQ792
    Assigned Frequencies: 6765.00 MHz, 6785.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/04/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021
    Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, Nw, Suite 1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: KA1AAK, Licensee ID: L00842391
    Grant Date: 11/13/2004, Expiration Date: 02/09/2015
    Registrant: Stephen R Sawyer, 301 Park Street, Springfield, ME 04487-4516
  • Call Sign: N5ERG, Licensee ID: L00244821
    Grant Date: 01/24/2007, Expiration Date: 04/08/2017
    Registrant: John W Bice, Springfield, ME 04487
  • Call Sign: NN1J, Licensee ID: L00412306
    Grant Date: 09/27/2007, Expiration Date: 06/24/2017, Certifier: Alphonse J Longo
    Registrant: Alphonse J Longo, Springfield, ME 04487

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