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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

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 2011: All housing units: $138,881; Detached houses: $151,691; Townhouses or other attached units: $281,850; Mobile homes: $62,283
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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).

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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 October 21, 2014.
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+: New York, NY (332.0 miles , pop. 8,008,278).

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
  • 2001: 0 buildings
  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 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
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 5 buildings, average cost: $178,900
  • 2010: 5 buildings, average cost: $178,900
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $172,800
  • 2012: 0 buildings

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

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.3%
Maine:

6.6%

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%)

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Average climate in Temple, Maine

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Tornado activity:

Temple-area historical tornado activity is above Maine state average. It is 76% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/31/1971, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 11.3 miles away from the Temple town center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 7/31/1971, a category F2 tornado 22.0 miles away from the town center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Temple-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Maine state average. It is 82% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 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 11.7 miles away from Temple center
On 8/21/1996 at 07:54:14, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 64.0 miles away from the city center
On 6/16/1995 at 12:13:11, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 86.1 miles away from the city 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 26.1 miles away from Temple center
On 9/7/2000 at 10:07:40, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 48.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

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: 13, Storms: 13, Snows: 4, Snows: 3, Heavy Rains: 2, Floods: 2, Hurricanes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Landslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Ice Storm: 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/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)

Political contributions by individuals in Temple, ME

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Temple:

  • University of Maine at Farmington (about 6 miles; Farmington, ME; Full-time enrollment: 2,074)
  • University of Southern Maine (about 71 miles; Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 5,629)
  • Southern Maine Community College (about 72 miles; South Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 2,993)
  • Husson University (about 73 miles; Bangor, ME; FT enrollment: 2,107)
  • University of Maine (about 80 miles; Orono, ME; FT enrollment: 9,235)
  • University of New England (about 85 miles; Biddeford, ME; FT enrollment: 3,850)
  • Plymouth State University (about 96 miles; Plymouth, NH; FT enrollment: 4,634)

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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
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 26.6. This is better than average.
City:

26.6
U.S.:

32.0
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2004 was 3.52. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

3.52
U.S.:

3.46
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2004 was 11.7. This is significantly better than average. There were 7 monitors within city limits.
City:

11.7
U.S.:

22.9
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 8.13. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

8.13
U.S.:

9.59


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%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Temple, ME


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 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.


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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. (70%)
  • Wood (27%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Temple town (based on Franklin County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 33.34%
Here33.3%
USA50.2%

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%

6.34% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($30,744 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.34%
Maine average:

6.39%

0.11% of residents moved from foreign countries ($368 average AGI)
Franklin County:

0.11%
Maine average:

0.12%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Androscoggin County, ME  0.85% ($25,489 average AGI)
from Kennebec County, ME  0.55% ($20,467)
from Oxford County, ME  0.48% ($28,769)


6.32% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,794 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.32%
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 Androscoggin County, ME  0.99% ($27,916 average AGI)
to Kennebec County, ME  0.59% ($31,516)
to Cumberland County, ME  0.58% ($31,079)

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: 44.683872, Lon: -70.227067, 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


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