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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

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 2011: All housing units: $163,498; Detached houses: $142,096; Townhouses or other attached units: $232,607; Mobile homes: $239,008

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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%)

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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).

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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 2 registered sex offenders living in Starks, Maine as of August 23, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Starks to the number of sex offenders is 287 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+: New York, NY (343.9 miles , pop. 8,008,278).

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:

  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 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
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 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

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Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 44.73 N, Longitude: 69.94 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 207

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

10.2%
Maine:

6.6%

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%)

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Tornado activity:

Starks-area historical tornado activity is above Maine state average. It is 76% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/7/1971, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 8.5 miles away from the Starks town center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 9/4/1961, a category F2 tornado 12.8 miles away from the town center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Starks-area historical earthquake activity is near Maine state average. It is 81% 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 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
On 8/21/1996 at 07:54:14, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 79.2 miles away from the city center
On 1/3/2000 at 21:05:50, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, 3.4 LG, Depth: 6.0 mi) earthquake occurred 31.1 miles away from Starks center
On 9/16/1994 at 04:22:42, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 93.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Somerset County (22) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 12, Floods: 11, Snows: 4, Snows: 3, Heavy Rains: 2, Floods: 2, Hurricanes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Landslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Ice Storm: 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/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)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Starks:

  • University of Maine at Farmington (about 12 miles; Farmington, ME; Full-time enrollment: 2,074)
  • Husson University (about 57 miles; Bangor, ME; FT enrollment: 2,107)
  • University of Maine (about 64 miles; Orono, ME; FT enrollment: 9,235)
  • University of Southern Maine (about 76 miles; Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 5,629)
  • Southern Maine Community College (about 76 miles; South Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 2,993)
  • University of New England (about 91 miles; Biddeford, ME; FT enrollment: 3,850)
  • Plymouth State University (about 110 miles; Plymouth, NH; FT enrollment: 4,634)

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

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

STARKS WATER DISTRICT (Population served: 55, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between OCT-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAY-01-2006)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2005 and MAY-24-2006, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-11-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-11-2005), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-01-2006), St Compliance achieved (MAY-24-2006)
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between JUL-2005 and SEP-2005, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAY-01-2006)
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between APR-2005 and JUN-2005, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAY-01-2006)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2003 and FEB-20-2004, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-06-2003), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-06-2003), St Compliance achieved (FEB-20-2004)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 59 regular monitoring violations
  • One other older monitoring violation

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%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Starks, ME

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.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.


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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

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2008 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%
Here29.9%
USA50.2%

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%

7.04% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($30,924 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.04%
Maine average:

6.39%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Kennebec County, ME  2.09% ($29,363 average AGI)
from Penobscot County, ME  0.92% ($25,090)
from Franklin County, ME  0.30% ($36,655)


6.50% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,094 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.50%
Maine average:

6.44%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($151 average AGI)
Somerset County:

0.06%
Maine average:

0.07%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Kennebec County, ME  2.00% ($26,873 average AGI)
to Penobscot County, ME  1.04% ($27,144)
to Cumberland County, ME  0.26% ($26,426)

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: 44.754331, Lon: -69.950250, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jan 22, 2002 11:33 AM, Sr-43, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 2


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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