Swans Island, Maine

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Population in 2010: 332. Population change since 2000: +1.5%
 
Males: 173  (52.1%)
Females: 159  (47.9%)
Median resident age:  46.3 years
Maine median age:  43.0 years

Zip codes: 04685.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $41,496 (it was $28,438 in 2000)
Swans Island:

$41,496
ME:

$53,079

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $22,888 (it was $14,515 in 2000)

Swans Island town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $224,797 (it was $111,500 in 2000)
Swans Island:

$224,797
ME:

$184,700
  • Races in Swans Island, ME (2010)

    Swans Island races chart
    • 31895.8%White alone
    • 72.1%Two or more races
    • 30.9%Black alone
    • 30.9%American Indian alone
    • 10.3%Hispanic

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Swans Island: 97.5 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (48.3%), Scottish (17.1%), French (16.5%), German (11.3%), Irish (10.4%), United States (4.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 03/26/1897

Elevation: 75 feet

Land area: 14.0 square miles.

Population density: 24 people per square mile   (very low).

Swans Island,ME real estate house value index trend

Swans Island, Maine map

For population 25 years and over in Swans Island:

  • High school or higher: 80.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.2%
  • Unemployed: 1.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 8.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Swans Island town:

  • Never married: 20.4%
  • Now married: 65.6%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 6.5%
  • Divorced: 6.8%

5 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.5%
Maine:

2.9%

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

Swans Island town:  0.9% ($1,030)
Maine:  1.5% ($1,417)
Swans Island satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Portland, ME (97.0 miles , pop. 64,249).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (183.9 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (359.0 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Frenchboro, ME (2.2 miles) , Tremont, ME (2.8 miles ), Brooklin, ME (3.2 miles ), Southwest Harbor, ME (3.3 miles ), Isle au Haut, ME (3.3 miles) , Stonington, ME (3.3 miles ), Cranberry Isles, ME (3.6 miles) , Deer Isle, ME (3.6 miles ).

Latitude: 44.15 N, Longitude: 68.44 W

Area code: 207


Crime rates in Swans Island by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Murders 0000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 0000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Robberies 0100000000000
per 100,000 0.0308.60.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Assaults 0000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Burglaries 72040000000512
per 100,000 2,108.4617.30.01,242.20.00.00.00.00.00.00.01,510.63,614.5
Theft 2200000000075
per 100,000 602.4617.30.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.02,114.81,506.0
Auto thefts 0000000000010
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0302.10.0
Arson 0000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 287.4) 178.7167.10.087.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0214.5313.3

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Swans Island detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 1 (1 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.01
Maine average:

1.72
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.4%
Maine:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (48%)
  • Construction (20%)
  • Groceries and related products merchant wholesalers (10%)
  • Water transportation (4%)
  • Fuel dealers (3%)
  • Private households (3%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (2%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (18%)
  • Water transportation (11%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Food and beverage stores (6%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Health care (6%)
  • Private households (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (29%)
  • Rail and water transportation workers (11%)
  • Carpenters (10%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (3%)
  • Cashiers (11%)
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (11%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)

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

Average climate in Swans Island, Maine

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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

Earthquake activity:

Swans Island-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 19.9 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 163.8 miles away from Swans Island 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 262.0 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 293.5 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 57.9 miles away from Swans Island center
On 9/22/2006 at 10:39:21, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 4.3 mi) earthquake occurred 18.6 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 (13).
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).
Swans Island topographic map

airports located in Swans Island:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Swans Island:

  • Husson University (about 50 miles; Bangor, ME; Full-time enrollment: 2,421)
  • University of Maine (about 53 miles; Orono, ME; FT enrollment: 8,931)
  • University of Maine at Augusta (about 69 miles; Augusta, ME; FT enrollment: 3,204)
  • University of Maine at Farmington (about 92 miles; Farmington, ME; FT enrollment: 2,036)
  • Southern Maine Community College (about 96 miles; South Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 4,666)
  • University of Southern Maine (about 98 miles; Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 6,647)
  • Saint Joseph's College of Maine (about 104 miles; Standish, ME; FT enrollment: 2,010)

Public elementary/middle school in Swans Island:

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Notable locations in Swans Island: Swans Island Volunteer Fire Department (A), Swans Island Volunteer Fire Department Station 2 (B), Hockamock Head Lighthouse (C), Swans Island Volunteer Ambulance Service (D), Swans Island Education Society (E), Swans Island Library ( historical) (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and swamps: Quarry Pond (A), Goose Pond (B), Otter Ponds (C), Stockbridge Pond (D), Lily Pond (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Beaches: Sand Beach (A), Hero Beach (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

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 2013 was 68.1. This is about average.

City:

68.1
U.S.:

74.7

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.148. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 17.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.148
U.S.:

0.293

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 0.122. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.122
U.S.:

1.912

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 36.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

36.6
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 5.98. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 17.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.98
U.S.:

19.96

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 4.76. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 18.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.76
U.S.:

9.35
Average household size:
This town:  2.3 people
Maine:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  67.8%
Whole state:  62.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  5.5%
Whole state:  9.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.7% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

16.0%
Whole state:

10.9%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

5.3%
Whole state:

4.1%

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.9
Maine average:

11.2

Swans Island travel time to work - commute Swans Island mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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Religion statistics for Swans Island 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 Swans Island:

  • 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 Swans Island:

  • WERU-FM (89.9 FM; BLUE HILL, ME; Owner: SALT POND COMMUNITY B/C COMPANY)
  • WFZX (101.7 FM; SEARSPORT, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMEP (90.5 FM; CAMDEN, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WQSS (102.5 FM; CAMDEN, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WNSX (97.7 FM; WINTER HARBOR, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBFB (104.7 FM; BELFAST, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WWMJ (95.7 FM; ELLSWORTH, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WMCM (103.3 FM; ROCKLAND, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WWBX (97.1 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKIT-FM (100.3 FM; BREWER, ME; Owner: THE ZONE CORPORATION)
  • WLKE (99.1 FM; BAR HARBOR, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBQX (106.9 FM; THOMASTON, ME; Owner: MARINER BROADCASTING LIMITED PARTNER)

Swans Island fatal accident list:

Apr 15, 1978 11:20 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Aug 16, 1976 10:45 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Aug 16, 1975 10:45 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 2m7ftTotal length
  • 25Total average daily traffic
  • 2Total average daily truck traffic
  • 38Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • 382 Atlantic Road (Lat: 44.174722 Lon: -68.416667), Type: Building, Structure height: 9 m, Overall height: 12 m, Call Sign: WNKH643
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.175 MHzGrant Date: 12/03/2012, Expiration Date: 11/23/2022Registrant: Brown\'s Communications, 162 Bangor Road, Ellsworth, ME 04605, Phone: (207) 667-2254, Fax: (207) 667-6335, Email:
  • Lat: 44.153417 Lon: -68.452806, Call Sign: WQEQ413
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.862 MHzGrant Date: 03/23/2006, Expiration Date: 03/23/2016, Certifier: Priscilla L JoyceRegistrant: Browns Communications Inc, 34 North Street, Ellsworth, ME 04605, Phone: (207) 667-2254, Fax: (207) 667-6335, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • SWANS IS, Back Cove Road (Lat: 44.168111 Lon: -68.461944), Overall height: 24.4 m, Call Sign: KTQ60, Licensee ID: L00002046
    Assigned Frequencies: 2163.00 MHzGrant Date: 07/25/1991, Expiration Date: 02/01/2001, Cancellation Date: 12/10/1997Registrant: Contel Of Maine Inc, 85 Sheep Davis Rd, Concord, NH 03301

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

1
  • Swans Island Ferry Service Terminal (Lat: 44.181750 Lon: -68.422250), Type: Building, Overall height: 6 m, Call Sign: KUF767, Licensee ID: L00015362
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.450 MHz, 156.800 MHz, 156.950 MHzGrant Date: 03/02/2013, Expiration Date: 03/04/2023Registrant: State Of Maine, 517a Main St, Rockland, ME 04841

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: AB1V, Previous Call Sign: AA1SO, Licensee ID: L00274332, Grant Date: 08/09/2007, Expiration Date: 10/15/2017, Registrant: Ralph V Hagopian, Swans Island, ME 04685
  • Call Sign: KA1SAE, Licensee ID: L00635975, Grant Date: 11/23/2004, Expiration Date: 11/23/2014, Registrant: Ronald H Rowland Mr, 29 Scofield Lane, Swans Island, ME 04685
  • Call Sign: N1RCM, Grant Date: 01/04/1994, Expiration Date: 01/04/2004, Cancellation Date: 01/05/2006, Registrant: Robert G Mattsen, Steamboat Hill Rd, Swans Island, ME 04685

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (83%)
  • Wood (13%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)
  • Electricity (1%)

Swans Island compared to Maine state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly 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.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
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