Topsfield, Maine

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Population in 2010: 237. Population change since 2000: +5.3%
 
Males: 127  (53.6%)
Females: 110  (46.4%)
Median resident age:  49.3 years
Maine median age:  43.0 years

Zip codes: 04490.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $36,631 (it was $26,250 in 2000)
Topsfield:

$36,631
ME:

$46,974

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $21,150 (it was $14,456 in 2000)

Topsfield town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $74,469 (it was $48,100 in 2000)
Topsfield:

$74,469
ME:

$172,800

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $142,292; Detached houses: $160,778; Townhouses or other attached units: $105,888; In 2-unit structures: $184,307; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $317,416; Mobile homes: $52,385; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $22,467
  • Races in Topsfield, ME (2010)

    Topsfield races chart
    • 23599.2%White alone
    • 10.4%American Indian alone
    • 10.4%Other race alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Topsfield: 89.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (53.3%), Irish (13.3%), French (12.4%), Scottish (11.1%), United States (8.9%), Scotch-Irish (8.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 02/24/1838

Elevation: 488 feet

Land area: 50.7 square miles.

Population density: 4.7 people per square mile   (very low).

Topsfield, Maine map

For population 25 years and over in Topsfield:

  • High school or higher: 74.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.0%
  • Unemployed: 5.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Topsfield town:

  • Never married: 20.2%
  • Now married: 66.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 8.0%
  • Divorced: 5.9%

3 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.3%
Maine:

2.9%

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

Topsfield town:  1.5% ($725)
Maine:  1.5% ($1,417)
Topsfield satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Portland, ME (173.6 miles , pop. 64,249).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (271.4 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (441.9 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Talmadge, ME (2.5 miles) , Waite, ME (2.6 miles) , Danforth, ME (3.9 miles ), Lakeville, ME (4.0 miles) , Vanceboro, ME (4.2 miles) , Princeton, ME (4.4 miles ), Springfield, ME (4.5 miles ), Weston, ME (4.7 miles ).

Latitude: 45.43 N, Longitude: 67.76 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 207

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

12.0%
Maine:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (38%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Paper (13%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Lumber and other construction materials merchant wholesalers (5%)
  • Machinery, equipment, and supplies merchant wholesalers (5%)
  • Truck transportation (5%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Apparel (17%)
  • Health care (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Food and beverage stores (7%)
  • Social assistance (7%)
  • Construction (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (30%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (15%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (10%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10%)
  • Life, physical, and social science technicians (5%)
  • Therapists (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (12%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (12%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (10%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (10%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (10%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7%)

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

Average climate in Topsfield, Maine

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Topsfield-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Maine state average. It is 94% 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 77.1 miles away from the city center
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 298.7 miles away from Topsfield center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 339.2 miles away from the city center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 231.7 miles away from the city center
On 9/16/1994 at 07:01:54, a magnitude 3.6 (3.5 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 23.1 miles away from Topsfield center
On 9/16/1994 at 04:22:42, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 24.0 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 Washington County (18) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 9, Snows: 4, Winds: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Landslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Topsfield topographic map

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Topsfield:

  • University of Maine (about 58 miles; Orono, ME; Full-time enrollment: 8,931)
  • Husson University (about 66 miles; Bangor, ME; FT enrollment: 2,421)
  • University of Maine at Augusta (about 126 miles; Augusta, ME; FT enrollment: 3,204)
  • University of Maine at Farmington (about 128 miles; Farmington, ME; FT enrollment: 2,036)
  • Southern Maine Community College (about 174 miles; South Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 4,666)
  • Saint Joseph's College of Maine (about 174 miles; Standish, ME; FT enrollment: 2,010)
  • University of Southern Maine (about 174 miles; Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 6,647)

Public elementary/middle school in Topsfield:

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

Lakes and swamps: East Musquash Lake (A), Farrow Lake (B), Pickerel Pond (C), Malcome Bog (D), Lathrop Heath (E), Deadman Bog (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Stuart Brook (A), Woodcock Brook (B), Doren Brook (C), Flood Brook (D), Sweet Brook (E), Burbee Brook (F), Brooks and Walden Brook (G), Baskahegan Stream (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Washington County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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

MAINE WILDERNESS CAMPS (Population served: 97, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-16-2011), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-16-2011), St Public Notif received (OCT-14-2011), St Compliance achieved (JUN-28-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-30-2010), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-30-2010), St Compliance achieved (AUG-30-2010), St Public Notif received (AUG-31-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-29-2010), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-29-2010), St Public Notif received (JUL-09-2010), St Compliance achieved (AUG-30-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2008 and DEC-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-10-2008), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-10-2008), St Public Notif received (DEC-10-2008), St Intentional no-action (SEP-09-2011), St Compliance achieved (SEP-09-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-05-2008), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-05-2008), St Public Notif received (SEP-24-2008), St Compliance achieved (OCT-15-2008)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-02-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-02-2007), St Public Notif received (JAN-23-2007), St Compliance achieved (SEP-07-2011), St Intentional no-action (SEP-09-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
Average household size:
This town:  2.5 people
Maine:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  77.9%
Whole state:  62.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  6.3%
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:

13.5%
Whole state:

10.9%

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

3.9%
Whole state:

4.1%

Topsfield compared to Maine state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic 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.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.2
Maine average:

11.2

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (79%)
  • Wood (19%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Topsfield town (based on Washington County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,73137
Evangelical Protestant1,44231
Catholic1,23810
Other64813
None26,797-
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: 16
Washington County:

4.89 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Washington County:

1.22 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 32
Washington County:

9.78 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 37
Here:

11.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.4%
Maine:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Washington County:

28.3%
Maine:

25.0%

4.44% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($46,571 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.44%
Maine average:

5.50%

0.14% of residents moved from foreign countries ($798 average AGI)
Washington County:

0.14%
Maine average:

0.04%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Penobscot County, ME  0.56% ($25,985 average AGI)
from Hancock County, ME  0.38% ($33,364)
from Cumberland County, ME  0.29% ($38,176)


4.37% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,225 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.37%
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 Penobscot County, ME  0.73% ($31,140 average AGI)
to Hancock County, ME  0.51% ($21,300)
to Cumberland County, ME  0.29% ($-20,029)

Strongest AM radio stations in Topsfield:

  • WZON (620 AM; 5 kW; BANGOR, ME; Owner: THE ZONE CORPORATION)
  • WREM (710 AM; daytime; 5 kW; MONTICELLO, ME; Owner: ALLAN H WEINER)
  • WABI (910 AM; 5 kW; BANGOR, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WSKW (1160 AM; 10 kW; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN WIRELESS, INCORPORATED)
  • WFST (600 AM; 5 kW; CARIBOU, ME; Owner: NORTHERN BROADCAST MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WDEA (1370 AM; 5 kW; ELLSWORTH, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCHP (760 AM; 35 kW; CHAMPLAIN, NY; Owner: CHAMPLAIN RADIO, INC.)
  • WTME (780 AM; 10 kW; RUMFORD, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Topsfield:

  • WHCF (88.5 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: BANGOR BAPTIST CHURCH)
  • WVOM (103.9 FM; HOWLAND, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Topsfield fatal accident list:

Aug 17, 2010 06:27 PM, Sr-6, Lat: 45.43550, Lon: -67.70857, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Jul 18, 2006 04:24 PM, Sr-6, Lat: 45.42895, Lon: -67.70891, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Jul 24, 1997 03:35 PM, 1, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Jun 9, 1991 07:45 PM, Campground, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
May 3, 1990 02:00 PM, 1, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
May 29, 1976 01:20 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
Oct 23, 1976 05:55 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Topsfield)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Topsfield, ME)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • TOPSFIELD, 3.7 Mi Bearing 235 From (Lat: 45.388333 Lon: -67.797778), Type: Tower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 99.1 m, Call Sign: WPJD834
    Assigned Frequencies: 6625.00 MHz, 6585.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/28/2010, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Certifier: John E Rooney
    Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite 1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:
  • Musquash Mtn (Lat: 45.389222 Lon: -67.796667), Overall height: 42.7 m, Call Sign: WPNA610
    Assigned Frequencies: 6605.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/17/2011, Expiration Date: 02/26/2022
    Registrant: State Of Maine, Office Of Information Technology, State House Station 147, Augusta, ME 04333, Phone: (207) 624-9990, Fax: (207) 287-4599, Email:
  • MUSQUASH MTN, Musquash Mountain (Lat: 45.389250 Lon: -67.796667), Type: Tower, Structure height: 54.9 m, Call Sign: WQNM923, Licensee ID: L01544791
    Assigned Frequencies: 942.175 MHz, 942.575 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/28/2011, Expiration Date: 03/28/2021, Certifier: David E Mars
    Registrant: State Of; Mscommnet Project Maine, 23 Leighton Road, Shs 147, Augusta, ME 04330, Phone: (207) 624-9994, Fax: (207) 287-6652, Email:

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 6
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