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Population in 2010: 1,388. Population change since 2000: +2.3%
 

Males: 684  (49.3%)
Females: 704  (50.7%)

Median resident age:  40.2 years
Maine median age:  43.0 years

Zip codes: 04915.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $37,823 (it was $31,417 in 2000)
Swanville:

$37,823
ME:

$46,709
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,798

Swanville town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $145,293 (it was $81,200 in 2000)
Swanville:

$145,293
ME:

$172,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $139,551; Detached houses: $176,536; Mobile homes: $62,832

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Swanville races chart
  • White alone - 1,347 (97.0%)
  • Two or more races - 25 (1.8%)
  • Asian alone - 7 (0.5%)
  • Hispanic - 6 (0.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (0.1%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.07%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Swanville: 179.0 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: English (22.7%), Irish (15.5%), French (8.6%), United States (5.7%), German (5.2%), Scotch-Irish (4.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 02/19/1818

Elevation: 210 feet

Land area: 19.8 square miles.

Population density: 70 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Swanville:

  • High school or higher: 84.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.3%
  • Unemployed: 6.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Swanville town:

  • Never married: 23.4%
  • Now married: 58.0%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 4.5%
  • Divorced: 13.2%

9 residents are foreign born

This town:  0.7%
Maine:  3.3%



According to our research of Maine and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Swanville, Maine as of July 30, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Swanville to the number of sex offenders is 478 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


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

Swanville town:  1.4% ($1,115)
Maine:  1.5% ($1,417)
Swanville satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Portland, ME (86.3 miles , pop. 64,249).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (184.7 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: New York, NY (363.5 miles , pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: Monroe, ME (2.4 miles ), Brooks, ME (2.4 miles ), Waldo, ME (2.4 miles ), Searsport, ME (2.5 miles ), Belfast, ME (2.6 miles ), Prospect, ME (2.7 miles ), Frankfort, ME (2.8 miles ), Stockton Springs, ME (2.8 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $91,700
  • 1998: 3 buildings, average cost: $45,700
  • 1999: 5 buildings, average cost: $32,000
  • 2000: 5 buildings, average cost: $118,000
  • 2001: 8 buildings, average cost: $121,400
  • 2002: 9 buildings, average cost: $121,400
  • 2003: 7 buildings, average cost: $57,100
  • 2004: 9 buildings, average cost: $154,800
  • 2005: 12 buildings, average cost: $138,600
  • 2006: 12 buildings, average cost: $146,700
  • 2007: 10 buildings, average cost: $145,100
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $161,300
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $92,500
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $137,500

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Latitude: 44.52 N, Longitude: 69.01 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 207

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.2%
Maine:

6.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (24%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Health care (4%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (3%)
  • Health care (19%)
  • Finance and insurance (18%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Food (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Carpenters (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Financial managers (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)

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Earthquake activity:

Swanville-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Maine state average. It is 73% 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 44.3 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 25.5 miles away from Swanville center
On 9/16/1994 at 04:22:42, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 66.4 miles away from the city 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 66.7 miles away from the city 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 70.8 miles away from Swanville 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 59.3 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 Waldo County (17) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 10, Snows: 3, Floods: 3, Heavy Rains: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Landslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Swanville topographic map

Hospitals/medical centers near Swanville:

  • HARBOR HILL CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; BELFAST, ME)
  • BRADBURY MANOR (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; BELFAST, ME)
  • THE COMMONS AT TALL PINES (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; BELFAST, ME)

Political contributions by individuals in Swanville, ME

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Swanville:

  • Husson University (about 24 miles; Bangor, ME; Full-time enrollment: 2,107)
  • University of Maine (about 31 miles; Orono, ME; FT enrollment: 9,235)
  • University of Maine at Farmington (about 58 miles; Farmington, ME; FT enrollment: 2,074)
  • Southern Maine Community College (about 86 miles; South Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 2,993)
  • University of Southern Maine (about 87 miles; Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 5,629)
  • University of New England (about 101 miles; Biddeford, ME; FT enrollment: 3,850)
  • University of New Hampshire-Main Campus (about 136 miles; Durham, NH; FT enrollment: 13,290)

Public elementary/middle school in Swanville:

Private elementary/middle school in Swanville:

  • TODDY POND SCHOOL (Students: 35; Location: 561 OAK HILL RD; Grades: PK - 8)
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Notable location: Town House Corners (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Harvey Cemetery (1), Greenlawn Cemetery (2), Webster Cemetery (3), Nickerson Cemetery (4), Seekens Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Toddy Pond (A), Nichols Pond (B), Smith Pond (C), Swan Lake (D), Hurds Pond (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
Waldo County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 20.8. This is significantly better than average.
City:

20.8
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 15.7. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 17.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

15.7
U.S.:

22.1

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

MDOC ST PK - SWAN LAKE (Population served: 147, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
PIPER STREAM MOBILE HOME PARK (Population served: 75, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2005 and DEC-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-11-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-11-2005)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2001 and OCT-2002, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-28-2001), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-28-2001), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-30-2001), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (MAY-24-2002), St Compliance achieved (OCT-29-2002)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between OCT-19-1999 and JUN-15-2000, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-02-2000), Fed Compliance achieved (JUN-15-2000), Fed PAO issued (JUN-15-2000)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations

Average household size:
This town:  2.5 people
Maine:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  65.9%
Whole state:  62.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  11.5%
Whole state:  9.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 1.1% of all households

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

14.6%
Whole state:

10.9%

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

3.4%
Whole state:

4.1%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Swanville, ME

Swanville compared to Maine state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in 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. (78%)
  • Wood (17%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)
  • Electricity (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Swanville town (based on Waldo County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 13.34%
Here13.3%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAUnited Methodist ChurchUnited Church of ChristChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)
Adherents24.5%14.7%14.2%10.8%5.6%
Congregations5.3%13.2%15.8%21.1%2.6%
NameLDS (Mormon) ChurchEpiscopal ChurchConservative Baptist Association of AmericaNational Association of Congregational Christian ChurchesOther
Adherents4.7%4.7%4.6%4.5%11.7%
Congregations2.6%2.6%5.3%5.3%26.3%
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: 10
Waldo County:

2.60 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
Waldo County:

1.82 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 27
Waldo County:

7.02 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 34
Here:

8.84 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.2%
Maine:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Waldo County:

26.1%
Maine:

25.0%

6.98% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($38,612 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.98%
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 Penobscot County, ME  1.45% ($34,254 average AGI)
from Knox County, ME  0.91% ($36,763)
from Kennebec County, ME  0.66% ($28,642)


6.63% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($33,230 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.63%
Maine average:

6.44%

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


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Penobscot County, ME  1.30% ($34,091 average AGI)
to Knox County, ME  0.64% ($33,261)
to Kennebec County, ME  0.57% ($27,901)

Strongest AM radio stations in Swanville:

  • WZON (620 AM; 5 kW; BANGOR, ME; Owner: THE ZONE CORPORATION)
  • WABI (910 AM; 5 kW; BANGOR, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSKW (1160 AM; 10 kW; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN WIRELESS, INCORPORATED)
  • WDEA (1370 AM; 5 kW; ELLSWORTH, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WTME (780 AM; 10 kW; RUMFORD, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WFAU (1280 AM; 5 kW; GARDINER, ME; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • 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)
  • WMTW (870 AM; 10 kW; GORHAM, ME; Owner: RADIO PARTNERS OF MAINE, L.P.)
  • 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)

Strongest FM radio stations in Swanville:

  • WBFB (104.7 FM; BELFAST, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WFZX (101.7 FM; SEARSPORT, 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)
  • WMEP (90.5 FM; CAMDEN, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WQSS (102.5 FM; CAMDEN, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WWMJ (95.7 FM; ELLSWORTH, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WERU-FM (89.9 FM; BLUE HILL, ME; Owner: SALT POND COMMUNITY B/C COMPANY)
  • WMEH (90.9 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WEZQ (92.9 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WMCM (103.3 FM; ROCKLAND, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBYA (105.5 FM; ISLESBORO, ME; Owner: MARINER BROADCASTING LIMTED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQCB (106.5 FM; BREWER, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WHCF (88.5 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: BANGOR BAPTIST CHURCH)
  • WVOM (103.9 FM; HOWLAND, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBQX (106.9 FM; THOMASTON, ME; Owner: MARINER BROADCASTING LIMITED PARTNER)
  • WWWA (95.3 FM; WINSLOW, ME; Owner: LIGHT OF LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WCTB (93.5 FM; FAIRFIELD, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN WIRELESS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Swanville:

  • WABI-TV (Channel 5; BANGOR, ME; Owner: COMMUNITY BROADCASTING SERVICE)
  • W36CK (Channel 36; BANGOR, ME; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WCKD-LP (Channel 30; BANGOR/DEDHAM, ME; Owner: J. MCLEOD, ME FAMILY B/CING., INC.)
  • WLBZ (Channel 2; BANGOR, ME; Owner: PACIFIC AND SOUTHERN COMPANY, INC.)
  • WBGR-LP (Channel 33; BANGOR/DEDHAM, ME; Owner: MAINE FAMILY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMEB-TV (Channel 12; ORONO, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Swanville fatal accident list:

Oct 31, 2007 10:10 AM, Sr-41, Upper Oak Hill Road, Lat: 44.560586, Lon: -69.004450, Vehicles: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: Inconsistent data
Sep 23, 1995 01:10 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Pedestrians: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Sep 10, 1995 01:20 PM, 141, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 0 meters
Total costs: $225,000
Total average daily traffic: 1,641
Total average daily truck traffic: 131
Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic: 2,462


FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • MT. EPHRAIM, Mt. Ephraim (Lat: 44.525333 Lon: -68.953917), Call Sign: WQPS396
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.352 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/02/2012, Expiration Date: 08/02/2022, Certifier: David J Plourde
    Registrant: Harris Corporation, 434 West Sand Lake Road, Wynantskill, NY 12198, Phone: (518) 389-8876, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KD1HH, Licensee ID: L00487593
    Grant Date: 04/01/2002, Expiration Date: 02/25/2012, Certifier: Fred F Carroll Sr
    Registrant: Fred F Carroll Sr, 6 Dx Drive, Swanville, ME 04915
  • Call Sign: KB1LOK, Licensee ID: L00906741
    Grant Date: 08/17/2004, Expiration Date: 08/17/2014, Certifier: Kyle A Dow
    Registrant: Kyle A Dow, 153 Webster Rd, Swanville, ME 04915

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: SCHWEIZER 269C-1 (Category: Land, Seats: 3, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING HIO-360-G1A (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 385E , Serial Number: 142, Year manufactured: 2002, Airworthiness Date: 12/28/2006
    Registrant (Corporation): Paradigm Aviation LLC, 105 W Grouse Ln, Swanville, ME 04915


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 3

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