Starks, Maine

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Population in 2010: 640. Population change since 2000: +10.7%
 
Males: 331  (51.7%)
Females: 309  (48.3%)
Median resident age:  42.1 years
Maine median age:  43.0 years

Zip codes: 04911.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $36,444 (it was $30,313 in 2000)
Starks:

$36,444
ME:

$46,709
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,388 (it was $13,764 in 2000)

Starks town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $107,674 (it was $66,900 in 2000)
Starks:

$107,674
ME:

$172,300
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $163,498; Detached houses: $142,096; Townhouses or other attached units: $232,607; Mobile homes: $239,008
Starks races chart
  • White alone - 628 (98.1%)
  • Two or more races - 5 (0.8%)
  • Hispanic - 4 (0.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (0.3%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.2%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Starks: 162.4 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (18.7%), Irish (15.7%), French (13.8%), United States (7.6%), German (5.5%), French Canadian (4.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 02/28/1795

Elevation: 280 feet

Land area: 31.4 square miles.

Population density: 20 people per square mile   (very low).

Starks,ME real estate house value index trend

Starks, Maine map

For population 25 years and over in Starks:

  • High school or higher: 83.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.4%
  • Unemployed: 7.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Starks town:

  • Never married: 17.9%
  • Now married: 58.2%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 8.0%
  • Divorced: 13.9%

6 residents are foreign born

This town:  1.0%
Maine:  3.3%



According to our research of Maine and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Starks, Maine as of April 19, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Starks to the number of sex offenders is 191 to 1.


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

Starks town:  1.2% ($817)
Maine:  1.5% ($1,417)
Starks satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Portland, ME (75.3 miles , pop. 64,249).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (176.1 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (334.5 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Mercer, ME (2.2 miles ), Madison, ME (2.3 miles ), Anson, ME (2.4 miles ), Industry, ME (2.6 miles ), New Sharon, ME (2.7 miles ), Norridgewock, ME (2.7 miles ), Smithfield, ME (3.1 miles ), New Vineyard, ME (3.2 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2003: 3 buildings, average cost: $39,000
  • 2004: 3 buildings, average cost: $39,000
  • 2005: 2 buildings, average cost: $39,000
  • 2006: 2 buildings, average cost: $39,000
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $39,000
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $98,200
  • 2010: 3 buildings, average cost: $98,200
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $98,200
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $98,200

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 44.73 N, Longitude: 69.94 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 207

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

9.5%
Maine:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (17%)
  • Paper (15%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11%)
  • Repair and maintenance (6%)
  • Health care (5%)
  • Broadcasting and telecommunications (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Health care (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Paper (5%)
  • Retail florists (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (12%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (9%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Carpenters (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (7%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (6%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)

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

Average climate in Starks, Maine

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Starks, Maine average temperatures Starks, Maine average precipitation Starks, Maine humidity Starks, Maine wind speed Starks, Maine snowfall Starks, Maine sunshine Starks, Maine clear and cloudy days

Earthquake activity:

Starks-area historical earthquake activity is near Maine state average. It is 92% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 186.7 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 224.2 miles away from Starks center
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 118.4 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 92.4 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 26.9 miles away from Starks center
On 1/17/2000 at 08:16:20, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, 3.4 LG, Depth: 10.1 mi) earthquake occurred 26.9 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 Somerset County (22) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Storms: 12, Snows: 7, Heavy Rains: 2, Hurricanes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Landslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Starks topographic map

Birthplace of: Edwin F. Ladd - Politician.

Hospitals and medical centers near Starks:

  • MAPLECREST REHAB AND LIVING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; MADISON, ME)
  • ORCHARD PARK REHAB AND LIVING (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; FARMINGTON, ME)
  • EDGEWOOD REHAB AND LIVING CTR (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; FARMINGTON, ME)
  • WOODLAWN REHABILITATION AND NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; SKOWHEGAN, ME)
  • REDINGTON FAIRVIEW GENERAL HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 12 miles away; SKOWHEGAN, ME)
  • SANDY RIVER CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; FARMINGTON, ME)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Starks:

  • University of Maine at Farmington (about 12 miles; Farmington, ME; Full-time enrollment: 2,036)
  • University of Maine at Augusta (about 28 miles; Augusta, ME; FT enrollment: 3,204)
  • Husson University (about 57 miles; Bangor, ME; FT enrollment: 2,421)
  • University of Maine (about 64 miles; Orono, ME; FT enrollment: 8,931)
  • Saint Joseph's College of Maine (about 68 miles; Standish, ME; FT enrollment: 2,010)
  • University of Southern Maine (about 76 miles; Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 6,647)
  • Southern Maine Community College (about 77 miles; South Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 4,666)

Public elementary/middle school in Starks:

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Notable location: Starks Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Greenleaf Cemetery (1), Locke Cemetery (2), Frederic Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Hilton Brook (A), Sandy River (B), Meadow Brook (C), Lemon Stream (D), Falls Brook (E), Josiah Brook (F), Pelton Brook (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Somerset 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 2005 was 57.1. This is better than average.

City:

57.1
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2004 was 11.4. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 10.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.4
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2005 was 11.4. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 19.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.4
U.S.:

9.1

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

STARKS WATER DISTRICT (Population served: 55, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JUL-01-2011, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-08-2011), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-08-2011), St Compliance achieved (JAN-13-2012), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (MAY-16-2012), St BCA signed (JUN-12-2012), St Public Notif received (JUN-25-2012)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2011, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-03-2011), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-03-2011), St Compliance achieved (JAN-13-2012), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (MAY-16-2012), St Public Notif received (MAY-29-2012), St BCA signed (JUN-12-2012)
  • Water Quality Parameter M/R - Between OCT-2009 and DEC-2009, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-22-2011), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (MAY-16-2012), St BCA signed (JUN-12-2012)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2008 and DEC-2010, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (NOV-19-2010), St Public Notif requested (NOV-19-2010), St Compliance achieved (DEC-29-2010), St Public Notif received (APR-09-2012), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (MAY-16-2012), St BCA signed (JUN-12-2012)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2008 and DEC-2010, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (NOV-19-2010), St Public Notif requested (NOV-19-2010), St Compliance achieved (DEC-29-2010), St Public Notif received (APR-09-2012), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (MAY-16-2012), St BCA signed (JUN-12-2012)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 3 other older monitoring violations
Average household size:
This town:  2.3 people
Maine:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  61.2%
Whole state:  62.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  12.5%
Whole state:  9.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.7% of all households

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

16.7%
Whole state:

10.9%

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

4.6%
Whole state:

4.1%

Starks compared to Maine state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below 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 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. (75%)
  • Wood (20%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)
  • Coal or coke (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Starks town (based on Somerset County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 29.86%
Here: 29.9%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAChurch of the NazareneNational Association of Congregational Christian Churches
Adherents59.4%7.5%7.1%4.4%3.7%
Congregations12.5%12.5%9.4%7.8%9.4%
NameAssemblies of GodSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchUnited Church of ChristLDS (Mormon) ChurchOther
Adherents3.3%2.5%2.3%2.1%7.8%
Congregations6.3%3.1%6.3%1.6%31.3%
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: 13
Somerset County:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 14
Somerset County:

2.71 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 48
Somerset County:

9.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 42
Here:

8.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.2%
Maine:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Somerset County:

31.7%
Maine:

25.0%

5.56% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($29,526 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.56%
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  1.67% ($27,240 average AGI)
from Penobscot County, ME  0.89% ($23,204)
from Cumberland County, ME  0.22% ($25,475)


5.99% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,088 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.99%
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  1.84% ($30,510 average AGI)
to Penobscot County, ME  0.94% ($25,820)
to Cumberland County, ME  0.37% ($25,662)

Strongest AM radio stations in Starks:

  • WSKW (1160 AM; 10 kW; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN WIRELESS, INCORPORATED)
  • WTME (780 AM; 10 kW; RUMFORD, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WFAU (1280 AM; 5 kW; GARDINER, ME; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WZON (620 AM; 5 kW; BANGOR, ME; Owner: THE ZONE CORPORATION)
  • WMTW (870 AM; 10 kW; GORHAM, ME; Owner: RADIO PARTNERS OF MAINE, L.P.)
  • WTVL (1490 AM; 1 kW; WATERVILLE, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WABI (910 AM; 5 kW; BANGOR, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCHP (760 AM; 35 kW; CHAMPLAIN, NY; Owner: CHAMPLAIN RADIO, INC.)
  • WGAN (560 AM; 5 kW; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Starks:

  • WIGY (97.5 FM; MADISON, ME; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WHQO (107.9 FM; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN WIRELESS, INC.)
  • WTOS-FM (105.1 FM; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLOB-FM (96.3 FM; RUMFORD, ME; Owner: ATLANTIC COAST RADIO, LLC)
  • WPKQ (103.7 FM; NORTH CONWAY, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKTJ-FM (99.3 FM; FARMINGTON, ME; Owner: FRANKLIN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHOM (94.9 FM; MT. WASHINGTON, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WTBM (100.7 FM; MEXICO, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WWWA (95.3 FM; WINSLOW, ME; Owner: LIGHT OF LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WCTB (93.5 FM; FAIRFIELD, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN WIRELESS, INC.)
  • WWBX (97.1 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WQCB (106.5 FM; BREWER, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WEBB (98.5 FM; WATERVILLE, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMME-FM (92.3 FM; AUGUSTA, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMEW (91.3 FM; WATERVILLE, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Starks:

  • W21BI (Channel 21; FARMINGTON, ME; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WFYW-LP (Channel 69; FAIRFIELD/WATERVILLE, ME; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)

Starks fatal accident list:

Apr 28, 2006 02:00 PM, Mayhew Road, Lat: 44.75433, Lon: -69.95025, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jan 22, 2002 11:33 AM, Sr-43, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 2
Nov 10, 1991 07:30 PM, 43, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 3
Total length: 5 meters (16ft)
Total average daily traffic: 1,710
Total average daily truck traffic: 133
Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic: 2,565

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

7
  • Call Sign: KA1WEZ, Licensee ID: L00272497
    Grant Date: 07/28/2000, Expiration Date: 07/10/2010, Cancellation Date: 07/11/2012
    Registrant: Tobin M Carson, Rr1, Starks, ME 04911
  • Call Sign: KB1DBJ, Licensee ID: L01390962
    Grant Date: 06/23/2009, Expiration Date: 06/23/2019
    Registrant: Cora I Comstock, 58 Comstock Farm Rd., Starks, ME 04911
  • Call Sign: N1YJS
    Grant Date: 01/10/1997, Expiration Date: 01/10/2007, Cancellation Date: 01/13/2009
    Registrant: Charles L G Comstock, Box 1160 Rfd 1 Old Gilmore Rd, Starks, ME 04911
  • Call Sign: N1ZUC, Licensee ID: L00156032
    Grant Date: 11/07/2007, Expiration Date: 11/07/2017
    Registrant: Darrell A Dyke, Rr 1 Box 1116, Starks, ME 04911
  • Call Sign: WA1LJC, Licensee ID: L01225479
    Grant Date: 12/19/2006, Expiration Date: 02/25/2017, Certifier: William A Fox
    Registrant: William A Fox, 1115 New Sharon Road, Starks, ME 04911
  • Call Sign: WA1YJY, Licensee ID: L01230609
    Grant Date: 01/05/2007, Expiration Date: 02/25/2017
    Registrant: Craig Comstock, Rfd 1 Box 1160 Comstock Farm Rd., Starks, ME 04911
  • Call Sign: KB1OVX, Licensee ID: L01268020
    Grant Date: 04/11/2007, Expiration Date: 04/11/2017, Certifier: Leland F Dyke
    Registrant: Leland F Dyke, Rr 1 Box 1116 Industry Rd, Starks, ME 04911

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