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Sweden: Sweden Volunteer Fire House Sweden: View from Treehouse Farm Greenhouses on Ledge Hill Road, Sweden, Maine Sweden: webber pond veiw from hexner's canoe dock webber pond roadf Sweden, Maine 04040 Sweden: Stevens homestead circa mid 1700
Sweden: Sweden Community Church and old one room school house
 

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Population in 2010: 391. Population change since 2000: +20.7%
Males: 188  (48.1%)
Females: 203  (51.9%)

Median resident age:  50.9 years
Maine median age:  43.0 years

Zip codes: 04051.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $36,951 (it was $30,781 in 2000)
Sweden:

$36,951
ME:

$46,709
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $19,037

Sweden town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $169,045 (it was $97,700 in 2000)
Sweden:

$169,045
ME:

$172,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $275,789; Detached houses: $236,788; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $344,414; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $2,296,096; Mobile homes: $94,670; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $50,514

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  • White alone - 372 (95.1%)
  • Two or more races - 11 (2.8%)
  • Hispanic - 3 (0.8%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (0.5%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.3%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.3%)
  • Other race alone - 1 (0.3%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Sweden: 198.3 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: English (29.3%), Irish (11.7%), Scottish (10.5%), German (8.3%), French (7.7%), United States (7.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 02/26/1813

Land area: 28.8 square miles.

Population density: 14 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).




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For population 25 years and over in Sweden:

  • High school or higher: 86.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 24.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.1%
  • Unemployed: 13.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 39.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sweden town:

  • Never married: 17.3%
  • Now married: 60.9%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 7.8%
  • Divorced: 13.2%

9 residents are foreign born (1.5% Europe, 0.6% Asia, 0.6% North America).

This town:  2.8%
Maine:  3.3%



According to our research of Maine and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Sweden, Maine as of November 28, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Sweden to the number of sex offenders is 372 to 1.


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

Sweden town:  1.3% ($1,238)
Maine:  1.5% ($1,417)
Sweden satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Portland, ME (42.0 miles , pop. 64,249).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (126.0 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: New York, NY (285.3 miles , pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: Lovell, ME (2.4 miles ), Waterford, ME (2.5 miles ), Bridgton, ME (2.6 miles ), Harrison, ME (2.8 miles ), Stoneham, ME (2.8 miles ), Stow, ME (3.1 miles ), Denmark, ME (3.3 miles ), Chatham, NH (3.3 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 4 buildings, average cost: $55,000
  • 1998: 6 buildings, average cost: $45,000
  • 1999: 5 buildings, average cost: $164,700
  • 2000: 4 buildings, average cost: $130,000
  • 2001: 3 buildings, average cost: $58,300
  • 2002: 8 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2003: 6 buildings, average cost: $70,000
  • 2004: 12 buildings, average cost: $114,500
  • 2005: 5 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 2006: 7 buildings, average cost: $160,100
  • 2007: 6 buildings, average cost: $133,300
  • 2008: 8 buildings, average cost: $131,300
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $330,000
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $375,000
  • 2011: 4 buildings, average cost: $146,300
  • 2012: 3 buildings, average cost: $145,000

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Latitude: 44.13 N, Longitude: 70.81 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 207

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

9.6%
Maine:

6.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (16%)
  • Wood products (8%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Metal and metal products (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Health care (33%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Personal and laundry services (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (8%)
  • Metal and metal products (6%)
  • Construction (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Carpenters (14%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (11%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Drafters, engineering, and mapping technicians (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (11%)
  • Registered nurses (9%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Personal appearance workers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)

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

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Tornado activity:

Sweden-area historical tornado activity is significantly above Maine state average. It is 68% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/31/1971, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 35.7 miles away from the Sweden town center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 7/31/1971, a category F2 tornado 36.8 miles away from the town center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Sweden-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Maine state average. It is 74% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 58.9 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, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 27.2 miles away from Sweden center
On 6/16/1995 at 12:13:11, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 55.8 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) earthquake occurred 68.2 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 35.4 miles away from Sweden 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 34.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Oxford County (28) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 21
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 16, Storms: 15, Snows: 4, Snows: 3, Hurricanes: 3, Heavy Rains: 2, Floods: 2, Blizzard: 1, Landslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Mudslide: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Sweden:

  • BRIDGTON HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; BRIDGTON, ME)
  • FRYEBURG HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; FRYEBURG, ME)
  • HICKS NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; FRYEBURG, ME)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sweden:

  • University of Southern Maine (about 42 miles; Portland, ME; Full-time enrollment: 5,629)
  • Southern Maine Community College (about 45 miles; South Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 2,993)
  • University of Maine at Farmington (about 50 miles; Farmington, ME; FT enrollment: 2,074)
  • Plymouth State University (about 51 miles; Plymouth, NH; FT enrollment: 4,634)
  • University of New England (about 52 miles; Biddeford, ME; FT enrollment: 3,850)
  • University of New Hampshire-Main Campus (about 70 miles; Durham, NH; FT enrollment: 13,290)
  • NHTI-Concord's Community College (about 73 miles; Concord, NH; FT enrollment: 2,162)

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Notable locations in Sweden: Tapawingo Camp (A), Sweden Volunteer Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Taylor Cemetery (1), Flint Cemetery (2), Black Mountain Cemetery (3), Libby Cemetery (4), Brackett Cemetery (5), Haskell Cemetery (6), Stevens Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Black Pond (A), Keyes Pond (B), Lily Pond (C), Stearns Pond (D), Webber Pond (E), Berry Pond (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Powers Brook (A), Duck Pond Brook (B), Cold Brook (C), Plummer Brook (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
Oxford County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2003 was 8.70. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

8.70
U.S.:

25.09

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

CAMP TAPAWINGO (Population served: 250, Surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations

Average household size:
This town:  2.2 people
Maine:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  68.5%
Whole state:  62.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  6.2%
Whole state:  9.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 1.1% of all households

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

19.5%
Whole state:

10.9%

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

3.8%
Whole state:

4.1%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Sweden, ME

Sweden compared to Maine state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly 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. (69%)
  • Wood (17%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (12%)
  • Other fuel (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Sweden town (based on Oxford County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 20.59%
Here20.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Church of ChristAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAUnited Methodist ChurchSeventh-Day Adventist Church
Adherents50.5%14.0%5.4%4.7%3.9%
Congregations10.8%25.7%12.2%6.8%4.1%
NameNational Association of Congregational Christian ChurchesLDS (Mormon) ChurchAssemblies of GodEpiscopal ChurchOther
Adherents3.6%3.4%2.5%2.1%9.9%
Congregations5.4%2.7%4.1%2.7%25.7%
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
Oxford County:

2.47 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 13
Oxford County:

2.29 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 45
Oxford County:

7.94 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 53
Here:

9.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.6%
Maine:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Oxford County:

25.6%
Maine:

25.0%

6.14% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($34,652 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.14%
Maine average:

6.39%

0.09% of residents moved from foreign countries ($362 average AGI)
Oxford County:

0.09%
Maine average:

0.12%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Androscoggin County, ME  1.24% ($32,779 average AGI)
from Cumberland County, ME  1.17% ($34,869)
from York County, ME  0.46% ($29,866)


6.09% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,647 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.09%
Maine average:

6.44%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($290 average AGI)
Oxford County:

0.05%
Maine average:

0.07%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Cumberland County, ME  1.34% ($29,839 average AGI)
to Androscoggin County, ME  1.20% ($27,864)
to York County, ME  0.33% ($27,118)

Strongest AM radio stations in Sweden:

  • WTME (780 AM; 10 kW; RUMFORD, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMTW (870 AM; 10 kW; GORHAM, ME; Owner: RADIO PARTNERS OF MAINE, L.P.)
  • WGAN (560 AM; 5 kW; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WLAM (1470 AM; 5 kW; LEWISTON, ME; Owner: RADIO PARTNERS OF MAINE, L.P.)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WGIN (930 AM; 10 kW; ROCHESTER, NH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKTQ (1450 AM; 1 kW; SOUTH PARIS, ME; Owner: PENNESSEEWASSEE BROADCASTING CO INC.)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBNC (1050 AM; 1 kW; CONWAY, NH; Owner: MT. WASHINGTON RADIO & GRAMOPHONE, L.L.C.)
  • WZAN (970 AM; 5 kW; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sweden:

  • WPKQ (103.7 FM; NORTH CONWAY, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHOM (94.9 FM; MT. WASHINGTON, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMEA (90.1 FM; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBLM (102.9 FM; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSCY (106.9 FM; MOULTONBOROUGH, NH; Owner: NORTHEAST COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WVFM (105.7 FM; CAMPTON, NH; Owner: DEVON BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WLOB-FM (96.3 FM; RUMFORD, ME; Owner: ATLANTIC COAST RADIO, LLC)
  • WTBM (100.7 FM; MEXICO, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WOXO-FM (92.7 FM; NORWAY, ME; Owner: TRI-COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTHT (107.5 FM; LEWISTON, ME; Owner: RADIO PARTNERS OF MAINE, L.P.)
  • WJBQ (97.9 FM; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WTOS-FM (105.1 FM; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WGMT (97.7 FM; LYNDON, VT; Owner: VERMONT BROADCAST ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WMEK-FM (99.9 FM; AUBURN, ME; Owner: RADIO PARTNERS OF MAINE, L.P.)
  • WMWV (93.5 FM; CONWAY, NH; Owner: MT. WASHINGTON RADIO & GRAMOPHONE, L.L.C.)
  • WVMJ (104.5 FM; CONWAY, NH; Owner: MT. WASHINGTON RADIO & GRAMOPHONE, L.L.C.)
  • WMTK (106.3 FM; LITTLETON, NH; Owner: VERMONT BROADCAST ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WMTW-FM (106.7 FM; NORTH WINDHAM, ME; Owner: RADIO PARTNERS OF MAINE, L.P.)

TV broadcast stations around Sweden:

  • WMTW-TV (Channel 8; POLAND SPRING, ME; Owner: WMTW BROADCAST GROUP, LLC)
  • WGME-TV (Channel 13; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: WGME LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WCSH (Channel 6; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: PACIFIC AND SOUTHERN COMPANY, INC.)
  • WMEA-TV (Channel 26; BIDDEFORD, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • W03AM (Channel 3; HARRISON, ETC., ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WPXT (Channel 51; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: HMW, INC.)
  • WPME (Channel 35; LEWISTON, ME; Owner: KB PRIME MEDIA LLC)
  • W32CA (Channel 32; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)

National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 2
Total length: 1 meters (3ft)
Total average daily traffic: 696
Total average daily truck traffic: 54
Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic: 1,044


FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: N1ISZ, Licensee ID: L00220070
    Grant Date: 01/23/2012, Expiration Date: 11/05/2021, Certifier: Robert A Rice
    Registrant: Robert A Rice, 307 Plummer School Rd, Sweden, ME 04040
  • Call Sign: N3JLQ, Licensee ID: L00234440
    Grant Date: 04/21/2011, Expiration Date: 05/14/2021
    Registrant: William E Jones Iii Iii, 105 Marr Rd, Sweden, ME 04040
  • Call Sign: N3NVJ, Licensee ID: L00615197
    Grant Date: 12/07/2012, Expiration Date: 01/05/2023
    Registrant: Janet L Mahannah, 105 Marr Rd, Sweden, ME 04040

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: BEECH D-45 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 141 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO 520 SERIES (285 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9BM , Serial Number: BG-117, Year manufactured: 1955, Airworthiness Date: 11/04/1977
    Registrant (Individual): Robert F Mahanor, 178 Little Moose Pond Rd, Sweden, ME 04040


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