Temple, Maine

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Population in 2010: 528. Population change since 2000: -7.7%
 
Males: 271  (51.3%)
Females: 257  (48.7%)
Median resident age:  45.6 years
Maine median age:  43.0 years

Zip codes: 04984.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $40,962 (it was $33,750 in 2000)
Temple:

$40,962
ME:

$46,709
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,880 (it was $16,905 in 2000)

Temple town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $125,673 (it was $75,000 in 2000)
Temple:

$125,673
ME:

$172,300
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $138,881; Detached houses: $151,691; Townhouses or other attached units: $281,850; Mobile homes: $62,283
Temple races chart
  • White alone - 516 (97.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 6 (1.1%)
  • Hispanic - 4 (0.8%)
  • Two or more races - 2 (0.4%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Temple: 168.9 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (22.7%), French (16.1%), United States (15.9%), Irish (12.1%), German (10.1%), Scottish (6.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 06/20/1803

Elevation: 575 feet

Land area: 35.6 square miles.

Population density: 15 people per square mile   (very low).

Temple,ME real estate house value index trend

Temple, Maine map

For population 25 years and over in Temple:

  • High school or higher: 84.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.9%
  • Unemployed: 5.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Temple town:

  • Never married: 22.7%
  • Now married: 60.1%
  • Separated: 3.1%
  • Widowed: 4.6%
  • Divorced: 9.6%

9 residents are foreign born

This town:  1.6%
Maine:  3.3%



According to our research of Maine and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Temple, Maine as of March 31, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Temple to the number of sex offenders is 186 to 1.


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

Temple town:  0.9% ($700)
Maine:  1.5% ($1,417)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Portland, ME (70.3 miles , pop. 64,249).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (168.4 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (322.4 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Farmington, ME (2.4 miles ), Wilton, ME (2.5 miles ), Avon, ME (2.8 miles ), Weld, ME (3.0 miles ), Strong, ME (3.1 miles ), Carthage, ME (3.1 miles ), Industry, ME (3.2 miles ), New Vineyard, ME (3.2 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 3 buildings, average cost: $91,700
  • 1998: 6 buildings, average cost: $101,700
  • 1999: 2 buildings, average cost: $105,500
  • 2000: 2 buildings, average cost: $118,000
  • 2003: 3 buildings, average cost: $132,800
  • 2004: 5 buildings, average cost: $137,600
  • 2005: 4 buildings, average cost: $137,600
  • 2006: 3 buildings, average cost: $137,600
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $137,600
  • 2009: 5 buildings, average cost: $178,900
  • 2010: 5 buildings, average cost: $178,900
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $172,800

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 44.68 N, Longitude: 70.26 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 207

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

3.5%
Maine:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Wood products (8%)
  • Paper (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)
  • Health care (19%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (6%)
  • Leather and allied products (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Carpenters (3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)

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

Average climate in Temple, Maine

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Temple-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 170.9 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 208.2 miles away from Temple 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 105.4 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 106.9 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 39.0 miles away from Temple 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 11.7 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).
Temple topographic map

Birthplace of: John F. Dryden - Businessman and philanthropist.

Hospitals and medical centers near Temple:

  • EDGEWOOD REHAB AND LIVING CTR (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; FARMINGTON, ME)
  • ORCHARD PARK REHAB AND LIVING (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; FARMINGTON, ME)
  • SANDY RIVER CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; FARMINGTON, ME)
  • DIXFIELD HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; DIXFIELD, ME)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Temple:

  • University of Maine at Farmington (about 6 miles; Farmington, ME; Full-time enrollment: 2,036)
  • University of Maine at Augusta (about 33 miles; Augusta, ME; FT enrollment: 3,204)
  • Saint Joseph's College of Maine (about 61 miles; Standish, ME; FT enrollment: 2,010)
  • University of Southern Maine (about 71 miles; Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 6,647)
  • Southern Maine Community College (about 72 miles; South Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 4,666)
  • Husson University (about 73 miles; Bangor, ME; FT enrollment: 2,421)
  • University of Maine (about 80 miles; Orono, ME; FT enrollment: 8,931)

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

Cemeteries: Intervale Cemetery (1), Savage Cemetery (2), Mitchell Cemetery (3), Village Cemetery (4), Staples Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Drury Pond (A), Grants Pond (B), Holman Pond (C), Jessie Pond (D), Mud Pond (E), Staples Pond (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Gus Mitchell Brook (A), Henry Mitchell Brook (B), Edes Brook (C), Conant Brook (D). Display/hide their locations 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

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2004 was 3.52. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 11.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.52
U.S.:

1.93

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2004 was 11.5. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.5
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.15. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.15
U.S.:

9.14
Average household size:
This town:  2.3 people
Maine:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  62.4%
Whole state:  62.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  9.3%
Whole state:  9.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.9% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

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

10.1%
Whole state:

10.9%

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

2.8%
Whole state:

4.1%
6 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000

Temple compared to Maine state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below 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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (70%)
  • Wood (27%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)

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 Temple 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 Temple:

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

Strongest FM radio stations in Temple:

  • WKTJ-FM (99.3 FM; FARMINGTON, ME; Owner: FRANKLIN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTOS-FM (105.1 FM; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLOB-FM (96.3 FM; RUMFORD, ME; Owner: ATLANTIC COAST RADIO, LLC)
  • 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)
  • WHQO (107.9 FM; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN WIRELESS, INC.)
  • WIGY (97.5 FM; MADISON, ME; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMEA (90.1 FM; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WWWA (95.3 FM; WINSLOW, ME; Owner: LIGHT OF LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WUMF-FM (100.5 FM; FARMINGTON, ME; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MAINE SYSTEM)

TV broadcast stations around Temple:

  • W21BI (Channel 21; FARMINGTON, ME; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WGME-TV (Channel 13; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: WGME LICENSEE, LLC)

Temple fatal accident list:

May 13, 2006 12:32 AM, Sr-43, Lat: 44.68387, Lon: -70.22707, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 2
Total length: 3 meters (10ft)
Total costs: $1,340,000
Total average daily traffic: 600
Total average daily truck traffic: 29
Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic: 900

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: KA1GPQ, Licensee ID: L00644708
    Grant Date: 11/28/1995, Expiration Date: 11/28/2005, Cancellation Date: 11/29/2007
    Registrant: George E Lynch Iii, Rfd Box 92, Temple, ME 04984
  • Call Sign: KA1JGF, Licensee ID: L00644714
    Grant Date: 04/08/2009, Expiration Date: 03/16/2019, Certifier: Kathleen S Lynch
    Registrant: Kathleen S Lynch, 23 Center Hill Rd, Temple, ME 04984-3200
  • Call Sign: KB1SQJ, Licensee ID: L00644708
    Grant Date: 06/25/2009, Expiration Date: 06/25/2019, Certifier: George E Lynch Iii
    Registrant: George E Lynch Iii, 23 Center Hill Rd, Temple, ME 04984

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 13
  • Hazardous Condition: 3

Incident types - Temple

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