Strong, Maine

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Population in 2010: 1,213. Population change since 2000: -3.7%
 
Males: 621  (51.2%)
Females: 592  (48.8%)
Median resident age:  41.5 years
Maine median age:  43.0 years

Zip codes: 04983.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $37,100 (it was $30,568 in 2000)
Strong:

$37,100
ME:

$46,709
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $19,262 (it was $14,232 in 2000)

Strong town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $108,414 (it was $64,700 in 2000)
Strong:

$108,414
ME:

$172,300
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $129,328; Detached houses: $143,572; In 2-unit structures: $169,110; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $112,740; Mobile homes: $51,560
Strong races chart
  • White alone - 1,164 (96.0%)
  • Two or more races - 20 (1.6%)
  • Hispanic - 14 (1.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 6 (0.5%)
  • Black alone - 5 (0.4%)
  • Asian alone - 3 (0.2%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1 (0.08%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Strong: 160.1 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (32.0%), United States (13.7%), Irish (11.8%), French (10.3%), German (6.9%), Scottish (5.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 01/31/1801

Elevation: 501 feet

Land area: 28.7 square miles.

Population density: 42 people per square mile   (very low).

Strong,ME real estate house value index trend

Strong, Maine map

For population 25 years and over in Strong:

  • High school or higher: 83.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.6%
  • Unemployed: 5.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Strong town:

  • Never married: 23.2%
  • Now married: 54.1%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 10.2%
  • Divorced: 11.2%

11 residents are foreign born

This town:  0.9%
Maine:  3.3%



According to our research of Maine and other state lists there were 7 registered sex offenders living in Strong, Maine as of April 01, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Strong to the number of sex offenders is 171 to 1.


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

Strong town:  1.2% ($796)
Maine:  1.5% ($1,417)
Strong satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Portland, ME (79.2 miles , pop. 64,249).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (177.7 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (331.3 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: New Vineyard, ME (1.9 miles ), Avon, ME (2.5 miles ), Industry, ME (2.7 miles ), Phillips, ME (3.0 miles ), Temple, ME (3.1 miles ), New Portland, ME (3.1 miles ), Farmington, ME (3.2 miles ), Kingfield, ME (3.4 miles ).

Latitude: 44.81 N, Longitude: 70.20 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): Toothpick Capital of the World

Area code: 207

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

7.9%
Maine:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Wood products (18%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Paper (7%)
  • Health care (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Health care (29%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Leather and allied products (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Wood products (5%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (14%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Carpenters (4%)
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)

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

Average climate in Strong, Maine

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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

Earthquake activity:

Strong-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 174.5 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 213.1 miles away from Strong 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 114.1 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 106.2 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 40.4 miles away from Strong 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 20.3 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 Franklin County (24) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 15, Storms: 13, Snows: 7, Heavy Rains: 2, Hurricanes: 2, Blizzard: 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).
Strong topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Strong:

  • STRONG NURSING HOME (PO BOX 249)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Strong:

  • EDGEWOOD REHAB AND LIVING CTR (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; FARMINGTON, ME)
  • ORCHARD PARK REHAB AND LIVING (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; FARMINGTON, ME)
  • SANDY RIVER CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; FARMINGTON, ME)
  • MAPLECREST REHAB AND LIVING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; MADISON, ME)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Strong:

  • University of Maine at Farmington (about 11 miles; Farmington, ME; Full-time enrollment: 2,036)
  • University of Maine at Augusta (about 39 miles; Augusta, ME; FT enrollment: 3,204)
  • Husson University (about 70 miles; Bangor, ME; FT enrollment: 2,421)
  • Saint Joseph's College of Maine (about 70 miles; Standish, ME; FT enrollment: 2,010)
  • University of Maine (about 76 miles; Orono, ME; FT enrollment: 8,931)
  • University of Southern Maine (about 80 miles; Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 6,647)
  • Southern Maine Community College (about 81 miles; South Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 4,666)

Public high school in Strong:

Public elementary/middle school in Strong:

See full list of schools located in Strong

Library in Strong:

  • STRONG PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $19,542; Location: 14 SOUTH MAIN ST.; 6,987 books; 582 audio materials; 170 video materials; 52 other licensed databases; 15 print serial subscriptions)

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

Church in Strong: Strong United Methodist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Strong Town Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Nash Pond (A), Taylor Hill Pond (B), Porter Lake (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Valley Brook (A), Winter Brook (B), McLeary Brook (C), Doctor Brook (D), Bean Brook (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Maine Guide Service (Tours & Charters; 145 Church Hill) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Franklin 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 30.4. This is significantly better than average.

City:

30.4
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2004 was 11.4. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 10.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.4
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.15. This is about average. Closest monitor was 24.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.15
U.S.:

9.14

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

STRONG WATER DISTRICT (Population served: 650, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 regular monitoring violations
Average household size:
This town:  2.5 people
Maine:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  68.3%
Whole state:  62.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  10.9%
Whole state:  9.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

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

15.3%
Whole state:

10.9%

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

4.2%
Whole state:

4.1%
12 people in other nonhousehold living situations in 2000
5 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000

Strong compared to Maine state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below 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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (72%)
  • Wood (21%)
  • Electricity (5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Strong town (based on Franklin County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 33.34%
Here: 33.3%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchUnited Church of ChristEpiscopal ChurchLDS (Mormon) Church
Adherents62.8%9.2%8.0%4.3%3.6%
Congregations14.0%18.6%16.3%4.7%2.3%
NameAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAChurch of the NazarenePresbyterian Church (USA)Assemblies of GodOther
Adherents2.3%1.6%1.5%1.4%5.3%
Congregations9.3%4.7%4.7%4.7%20.9%
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: 14
Franklin County:

4.68 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

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

0.33 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 9
Franklin County:

3.01 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 20
Franklin County:

6.69 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 43
Here:

14.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.3%
Maine:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Franklin County:

24.4%
Maine:

25.0%

5.53% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,698 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.53%
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 Androscoggin County, ME  0.90% ($26,206 average AGI)
from Kennebec County, ME  0.54% ($29,552)
from Cumberland County, ME  0.49% ($38,396)


5.73% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,388 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.73%
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 Androscoggin County, ME  0.94% ($29,921 average AGI)
to Kennebec County, ME  0.70% ($35,453)
to Cumberland County, ME  0.59% ($36,508)

Strongest AM radio stations in Strong:

  • WTME (780 AM; 10 kW; RUMFORD, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSKW (1160 AM; 10 kW; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN WIRELESS, INCORPORATED)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WFAU (1280 AM; 5 kW; GARDINER, ME; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCHP (760 AM; 35 kW; CHAMPLAIN, NY; Owner: CHAMPLAIN RADIO, INC.)
  • WMTW (870 AM; 10 kW; GORHAM, ME; Owner: RADIO PARTNERS OF MAINE, L.P.)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WZON (620 AM; 5 kW; BANGOR, ME; Owner: THE ZONE CORPORATION)
  • 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.)
  • WGAN (560 AM; 5 kW; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WLAM (1470 AM; 5 kW; LEWISTON, ME; Owner: RADIO PARTNERS OF MAINE, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Strong:

  • WTOS-FM (105.1 FM; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLOB-FM (96.3 FM; RUMFORD, ME; Owner: ATLANTIC COAST RADIO, LLC)
  • WKTJ-FM (99.3 FM; FARMINGTON, ME; Owner: FRANKLIN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTBM (100.7 FM; MEXICO, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WPKQ (103.7 FM; NORTH CONWAY, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHOM (94.9 FM; MT. WASHINGTON, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WIGY (97.5 FM; MADISON, ME; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WHQO (107.9 FM; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN WIRELESS, INC.)
  • WWWA (95.3 FM; WINSLOW, ME; Owner: LIGHT OF LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Strong:

  • W21BI (Channel 21; FARMINGTON, ME; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
Strong, Maine:
  • Fatal accident count: 9
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 13
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 7
  • Fatalities: 10
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 24
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Maine average:
  • Fatal accident count: 55
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 79
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 21
  • Fatalities: 61
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 132
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 3
See more detailed statistics of Strong fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 6
Total length: 16 meters (52ft)
Total costs: $106,000
Total average daily traffic: 7,500
Total average daily truck traffic: 585
Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic: 10,984

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • Strong Cell Site Burbank Hill Road, Atop Jackson Mountain (Lat: 44.819500 Lon: -70.259500), Structure height: 96 m, Call Sign: KNKN659
    Assigned Frequencies: 869.040 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 845.010 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/22/2011, Expiration Date: 10/01/2021
    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 Antenna Towers:

2
  • PETER M CONNOLLY, Burbank Hill Rd Atop Mount Jackson (Lat: 44.819722 Lon: -70.259444), Type: 96.0, Overall height: 91.4 m
    Registrant: 2024675700, Linda.Hartman@koteen.Com, 1150 CONNECTICUT AVE STE 1000
  • Burbank Hill Rd Atop Mount Jackson (Lat: 44.819722 Lon: -70.259444), Type: 96.0, Overall height: 91.4 m
    Registrant: 2024675700, Linda.Hartman@koteen.Com, 1150 CONNECTICUT AVE STE 1000

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • STRONG, Burbank Hill Rd Atop Mount Jackson (Lat: 44.819722 Lon: -70.259444), Type: Tower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 96 m, Call Sign: WPOS398
    Assigned Frequencies: 6585.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/03/2009, Expiration Date: 03/09/2019
    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 Amateur Radio Licenses:

13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Strong)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

5
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172M (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 108 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 172RR , Serial Number: 17261788, Year manufactured: 1973, Airworthiness Date: 11/17/1984
    Registrant (Individual): Laura L Thompson, 930 S Strong Rd, Strong, ME 04983
  • Aircraft: FLAGG RANDOLPH D BOREDOM FIGHTER (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: AMA/EXPR UNKNOWN ENG (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1932F , Serial Number: RF-01, Airworthiness Date: 11/03/1993
    Registrant (Individual): Randolph D Flagg, Rr 1 Box 578, Strong, ME 04983
  • Aircraft: TAYLORCRAFT BC-65 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 78 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 24446 , Serial Number: 1783, Year manufactured: 1940
    Registrant (Individual): Glen A Thompson, 930 S Strong Rd, Strong, ME 04983
  • Aircraft: BELLANCA 7GCAA (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 36267 , Serial Number: 269-73, Year manufactured: 1973, Airworthiness Date: 07/10/1973
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Dennis C Blake, Po Box 136, Strong, ME 04983, Other Owners: Douglas S Freeman
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28R-180 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING I0360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4559J , Serial Number: 28R-30419, Year manufactured: 1968, Airworthiness Date: 02/08/1968
    Registrant (Individual): Michael A Bolduc, Po Box 361, Strong, ME 04983

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 12
  • Hazardous Condition: 17

Incident types - Strong

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Strong, ME
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