Sweden, Maine

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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 2017: $43,561 (it was $30,781 in 2000)
Sweden:

$43,561
ME:

$56,277

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $21,039 (it was $14,991 in 2000)

Sweden town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $177,415 (it was $97,700 in 2000)
Sweden:

$177,415
ME:

$191,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $173,293; detached houses: $192,090; townhouses or other attached units: $139,852; in 2-unit structures: $157,742; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $278,188; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $93,625; mobile homes: $62,058; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $25,813
March 2019 cost of living index in Sweden: 92.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
  • Races in Sweden, ME (2010)
    • 37295.1%White alone
    • 112.8%Two or more races
    • 30.8%Hispanic
    • 20.5%American Indian alone
    • 10.3%Black alone
    • 10.3%Asian alone
    • 10.3%Other race alone

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



According to our research of Maine and other state lists, there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Sweden, Maine as of September 18, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Sweden is 130 to 1.


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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).

Sweden, Maine map

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

This town:

2.8%
Maine:

2.9%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Sweden town:

1.3% ($1,238)
Maine:

1.5% ($1,417)

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+: Bronx, NY (275.7 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

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 )

Latitude: 44.13 N, Longitude: 70.81 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 207

Distribution of median household income in Sweden, ME in 2017
Sweden satellite photo by USGS

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
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $200,000
  • 2014: 3 buildings, average cost: $361,700
  • 2015: 1 building, cost: $355,000
  • 2016: 1 building, cost: $160,000
  • 2017: 3 buildings, average cost: $203,300
Number of permits per 10,000 Sweden, ME residents
Average permit cost in Sweden, ME
Most common industries in Sweden, ME (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (18.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (12.5%)
  • Construction (10.9%)
  • Educational services (7.0%)
  • Metal & metal products (6.3%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.5%)
  • Wood products (5.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (17.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (15.6%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (7.8%)
  • Wood products (7.8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (6.3%)
  • Metal & metal products (6.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (32.8%)
  • Educational services (14.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.4%)
  • Personal & laundry services (9.4%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (7.8%)
  • Metal & metal products (6.3%)
  • Construction (4.7%)
Most common occupations in Sweden, ME (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.8%)
  • Carpenters (7.0%)
  • Registered nurses (6.3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.5%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Carpenters (14.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (10.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (9.4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (9.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.3%)
  • Drafters, engineering, and mapping technicians (6.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (10.9%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (9.4%)
  • Registered nurses (9.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.3%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6.3%)

Average climate in Sweden, Maine

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Sweden, Maine average temperatures Sweden, Maine average precipitation Sweden, Maine humidity Sweden, Maine wind speed Sweden, Maine snowfall Sweden, Maine sunshine Sweden, Maine clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 47.3. This is significantly better than average.

City:

47.3
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 28.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.9
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

Sweden-area historical tornado activity is above Maine state average. It is 79% 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 90% 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 146.0 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 176.1 miles away from Sweden 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 58.9 miles away from Sweden 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 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 132.8 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
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 Oxford County (29) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 22
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 18, Storms: 15, Snows: 7, Hurricanes: 3, Heavy Rains: 2, Blizzard: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Sweden topographic map

Hospitals and 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)
  • NORWAY REHAB AND LIVING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; NORWAY, ME)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sweden:

  • Saint Joseph's College of Maine (about 27 miles; Standish, ME; Full-time enrollment: 2,010)
  • University of Southern Maine (about 42 miles; Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 6,647)
  • Southern Maine Community College (about 45 miles; South Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 4,666)
  • University of Maine at Farmington (about 50 miles; Farmington, ME; FT enrollment: 2,036)
  • Plymouth State University (about 51 miles; Plymouth, NH; FT enrollment: 4,838)
  • University of New England (about 52 miles; Biddeford, ME; FT enrollment: 4,539)
  • University of Maine at Augusta (about 53 miles; Augusta, ME; FT enrollment: 3,204)

Points of interest:

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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
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%

For population 15 years and over in Sweden:

Marital status in Sweden, ME
  • Never married: 17.3%
  • Now married: 60.9%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 7.8%
  • Divorced: 13.2%

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
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.7
Maine average:

11.2

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Sweden, ME (based on Oxford County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic3,7087
Mainline Protestant3,08545
Evangelical Protestant3,04537
Other71914
None47,276-
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: 14
This county:

2.47 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

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

0.35 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

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

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

9.35 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

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%

6.21% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($42,450 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.21%
Maine average:

5.91%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Androscoggin County, ME  1.20% ($32,764 average AGI)
from Cumberland County, ME  1.19% ($36,805)
from York County, ME  0.54% ($32,443)


5.61% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($39,213 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.61%
Maine average:

5.73%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Androscoggin County, ME  1.18% ($36,929 average AGI)
to Cumberland County, ME  1.06% ($36,518)
to York County, ME  0.46% ($31,327)

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
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 3ft / 0.8mTotal length
  • 744Total average daily traffic
  • 36Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,190Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

4
  • Call Sign: K1VIJ, Licensee ID: L01215007, Grant Date: 11/07/2016, Expiration Date: 01/31/2027, Certifier: Wayne E Merrick, Registrant: Wayne E Merrick, 366 Black Mountain Rd, Sweden, ME 04040
  • 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, Certificate Issue Date: 02/11/1977
    Registrant (Individual): Robert F Mahanor, 178 Little Moose Pond Rd, Sweden, ME 04040

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Sweden, ME
  • 67.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 16.8%Wood
  • 13.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.8%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Sweden, ME
  • 84.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 15.4%Wood


Sweden compared to Maine state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Renting 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.
There are 2 pilots and 1 other airmen in this city.
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