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Population in 2010: 890. Population change since 2000: +25.0%
Males: 459  (51.6%)
Females: 431  (48.4%)

Median resident age:  38.0 years
Maine median age:  43.0 years

Zip codes: 04986.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $32,247 (it was $26,786 in 2000)
Thorndike:

$32,247
ME:

$46,709
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $16,990

Thorndike town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $146,188 (it was $81,700 in 2000)
Thorndike:

$146,188
ME:

$172,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $165,171; Detached houses: $188,573; In 2-unit structures: $147,262; Mobile homes: $70,743

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  • White alone - 861 (96.7%)
  • Two or more races - 14 (1.6%)
  • Hispanic - 7 (0.8%)
  • Other race alone - 3 (0.3%)
  • Black alone - 2 (0.2%)
  • Asian alone - 2 (0.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.1%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Thorndike: 190.1 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (16.7%), English (15.3%), French (12.8%), German (9.4%), Scottish (6.2%), Italian (5.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 02/15/1819

Elevation: 275 feet

Land area: 25.3 square miles.

Population density: 35 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Thorndike:

  • High school or higher: 81.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.8%
  • Unemployed: 4.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Thorndike town:

  • Never married: 23.1%
  • Now married: 59.5%
  • Separated: 3.0%
  • Widowed: 3.5%
  • Divorced: 10.9%

8 residents are foreign born

This town:  1.1%
Maine:  3.3%



According to our research of Maine and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Thorndike, Maine as of October 24, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Thorndike to the number of sex offenders is 393 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:

Thorndike town:  0.9% ($765)
Maine:  1.5% ($1,417)
Thorndike satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Portland, ME (81.1 miles , pop. 64,249).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (181.5 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: New York, NY (358.1 miles , pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: Knox, ME (2.1 miles ), Jackson, ME (2.2 miles ), Unity, ME (2.3 miles ), Freedom, ME (2.5 miles ), Brooks, ME (2.5 miles ), Troy, ME (2.6 miles ), Dixmont, ME (3.1 miles ), Monroe, ME (3.1 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 0 buildings
  • 1998: 0 buildings
  • 1999: 0 buildings
  • 2000: 0 buildings
  • 2001: 0 buildings
  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 2003: 0 buildings
  • 2004: 6 buildings, average cost: $138,800
  • 2005: 26 buildings, average cost: $150,200
  • 2006: 11 buildings, average cost: $171,000
  • 2007: 6 buildings, average cost: $181,200
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $165,900
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $172,800
  • 2012: 0 buildings

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Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 44.58 N, Longitude: 69.24 W

Area code: 207

Thorndike household income distribution Thorndike home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.6%
Maine:

6.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (17%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Truck transportation (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Wood products (3%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Publishing, and motion picture and sound recording industries (11%)
  • Health care (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Social assistance (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Carpenters (7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (9%)
  • Child care workers (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Customer service representatives (5%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Accountants and auditors (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)

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Average climate in Thorndike, Maine

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Tornado activity:

Thorndike-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Maine state average. It is 79% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/4/1961, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 27.2 miles away from the Thorndike town center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 11/7/1971, a category F2 tornado 27.2 miles away from the town center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Thorndike-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Maine state average. It is 74% 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 56.6 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 15.2 miles away from Thorndike 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 59.0 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 49.4 miles away from the city center
On 9/16/1994 at 04:22:42, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 70.9 miles away from Thorndike 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 71.5 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).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Thorndike:

  • HARBOR HILL CENTER (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; BELFAST, ME)
  • BIRCH GROVE REHAB AND LIVING CTR (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; PITTSFIELD, ME)
  • PITTSFIELD REHAB AND NURSING (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; PITTSFIELD, ME)

Political contributions by individuals in Thorndike, ME

Local government website: www.uninets.net/~rowley/thorndike.html

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Thorndike:

  • Husson University (about 29 miles; Bangor, ME; Full-time enrollment: 2,107)
  • University of Maine (about 36 miles; Orono, ME; FT enrollment: 9,235)
  • University of Maine at Farmington (about 46 miles; Farmington, ME; FT enrollment: 2,074)
  • Southern Maine Community College (about 81 miles; South Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 2,993)
  • University of Southern Maine (about 82 miles; Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 5,629)
  • University of New England (about 97 miles; Biddeford, ME; FT enrollment: 3,850)
  • University of New Hampshire-Main Campus (about 131 miles; Durham, NH; FT enrollment: 13,290)

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Public elementary/middle schools in Thorndike:

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

Church in Thorndike: Center Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Saywood Cemetery (1), Wing Cemetery (2), East Thorndike Cemetery (3), Cole Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Wing Brook (A). Display/hide its location 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

Average household size:
This town:  2.7 people
Maine:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  70.3%
Whole state:  62.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  10.0%
Whole state:  9.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.9% of all households

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

17.4%
Whole state:

10.9%

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

7.5%
Whole state:

4.1%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Thorndike, ME


2 people in religious group quarters in 2000

Thorndike 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.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly 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. (70%)
  • Wood (23%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5%)
  • Electricity (2%)
  • Coal or coke (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Thorndike 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 Thorndike:

  • WSKW (1160 AM; 10 kW; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN WIRELESS, INCORPORATED)
  • WZON (620 AM; 5 kW; BANGOR, ME; Owner: THE ZONE CORPORATION)
  • WABI (910 AM; 5 kW; BANGOR, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTME (780 AM; 10 kW; RUMFORD, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WFAU (1280 AM; 5 kW; GARDINER, ME; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WDEA (1370 AM; 5 kW; ELLSWORTH, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WTVL (1490 AM; 1 kW; WATERVILLE, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMTW (870 AM; 10 kW; GORHAM, ME; Owner: RADIO PARTNERS OF MAINE, L.P.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Thorndike:

  • WWBX (97.1 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBFB (104.7 FM; BELFAST, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WFZX (101.7 FM; SEARSPORT, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMEP (90.5 FM; CAMDEN, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WQSS (102.5 FM; CAMDEN, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKIT-FM (100.3 FM; BREWER, ME; Owner: THE ZONE CORPORATION)
  • WWWA (95.3 FM; WINSLOW, ME; Owner: LIGHT OF LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WCTB (93.5 FM; FAIRFIELD, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN WIRELESS, INC.)
  • WWMJ (95.7 FM; ELLSWORTH, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WTOS-FM (105.1 FM; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQCB (106.5 FM; BREWER, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WHQO (107.9 FM; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN WIRELESS, INC.)
  • WERU-FM (89.9 FM; BLUE HILL, ME; Owner: SALT POND COMMUNITY B/C COMPANY)
  • WMCM (103.3 FM; ROCKLAND, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WVOM (103.9 FM; HOWLAND, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMEH (90.9 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WGUY (102.1 FM; DEXTER, ME; Owner: CONCORD MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WEZQ (92.9 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WEBB (98.5 FM; WATERVILLE, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WJCX (99.5 FM; PITTSFIELD, ME; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)

TV broadcast stations around Thorndike:

  • 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.)
  • WFYW-LP (Channel 69; FAIRFIELD/WATERVILLE, ME; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)

Thorndike fatal accident list:

Jan 6, 2010 04:48 PM, Sr-220, Lat: 44.51835833, Lon: -69.27377778, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jan 13, 2002 08:00 PM, East Thorndike Road, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Nov 8, 1995 01:00 AM, Wardhillrd, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Jan 8, 1989 02:45 PM, 50075008, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 8, Fatalities: 1
Jul 24, 1981 11:30 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Dec 26, 1981 05:30 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 2


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 2
Total length: 3 meters (10ft)
Total average daily traffic: 2,425
Total average daily truck traffic: 192
Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic: 3,399


FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • ABORN HILL, Off Aborn Hill (Lat: 44.523250 Lon: -69.197444), Type: Tower, Structure height: 26 m, Call Sign: WQFC937
    Assigned Frequencies: 954.350 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/19/2006, Expiration Date: 06/19/2016, Certifier: Owen R Smith
    Registrant: Shulman, Rogers, Gandal, Pordy & Ecker, P.A., 11921 Rockville Pike, 3rd Floor, Rockville, MD 20852, Phone: (301) 255-0553, Fax: (301) 230-2891
  • ABORN HILL, Off Aborn Hill Rd (Lat: 44.523250 Lon: -69.197444), Type: Tower, Structure height: 26 m, Call Sign: WQFC938
    Assigned Frequencies: 953.550 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/19/2006, Expiration Date: 06/19/2016, Certifier: Owen R Smith
    Registrant: Shulman, Rogers, Gandal, Pordy & Ecker, P.A., 11921 Rockville Pike, 3rd Floor, Rockville, MD 20852, Phone: (301) 255-0553, Fax: (301) 230-2891

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: WB2MCD, Licensee ID: L00702594
    Grant Date: 06/19/2003, Expiration Date: 06/19/2013
    Registrant: Douglas R Fox, Rr 1 Box 11, Thorndike, ME 04986

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 180 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 121 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6568A , Serial Number: 32465, Year manufactured: 1956
    Registrant (Individual): Roland G Reid, , Thorndike, ME 04986


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 5
  • Hazardous Condition: 6

Incident types - Thorndike


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