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 2017: $43,432 (it was $26,250 in 2000)
Topsfield:

$43,432
ME:

$56,277

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $25,892 (it was $14,456 in 2000)

Topsfield town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $84,945 (it was $48,100 in 2000)
Topsfield:

$84,945
ME:

$191,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $154,639; detached houses: $173,801; townhouses or other attached units: $133,388; in 2-unit structures: $106,931; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $304,287; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $241,844; mobile homes: $57,615; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $12,581
March 2019 cost of living index in Topsfield: 87.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
  • Races in Topsfield, ME (2010)
    • 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

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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

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)

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

Distribution of median household income in Topsfield, ME in 2017
Topsfield satellite photo by USGS
Most common industries in Topsfield, ME (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (22.5%)
  • Educational services (16.7%)
  • Health care (8.8%)
  • Paper (7.8%)
  • Apparel (6.9%)
  • Social assistance (5.9%)
  • Construction (4.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (38.3%)
  • Educational services (15.0%)
  • Paper (13.3%)
  • Machinery, equipment, supplies merchant wholesalers (5.0%)
  • Construction (5.0%)
  • Lumber & other construction materials merchant wholesalers (5.0%)
  • Truck transportation (5.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (19.0%)
  • Apparel (16.7%)
  • Health care (14.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (11.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (7.1%)
  • Social assistance (7.1%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.8%)
Most common occupations in Topsfield, ME (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Fishing, hunting, and forestry occupations (17.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (11.8%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (5.9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.9%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4.9%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Fishing, hunting, and forestry occupations (30.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (15.0%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (10.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.0%)
  • Therapists (5.0%)
  • Life, physical, and social science technicians (5.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (11.9%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (11.9%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (9.5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (9.5%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (9.5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7.1%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (7.1%)

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 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 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 Topsfield 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 Topsfield 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 (19) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 10, Snows: 5, Winds: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Landslide: 1, Snowfall: 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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Points of interest:

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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%

For population 15 years and over in Topsfield:

Marital status in Topsfield, ME
  • Never married: 20.2%
  • Now married: 66.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 8.0%
  • Divorced: 5.9%

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
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

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Topsfield, ME (based on Washington County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
This county:

4.89 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

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

1.22 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

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

9.78 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

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

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%

4.12% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($46,671 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.12%
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 Penobscot County, ME  0.70% ($33,296 average AGI)
from Hancock County, ME  0.43% ($27,340)
from Cumberland County, ME  0.30% ($55,371)


4.44% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($40,473 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.44%
Maine average:

5.73%

0.17% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,107 average AGI)
Washington County:

0.17%
Maine average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Penobscot County, ME  0.73% ($30,976 average AGI)
to Hancock County, ME  0.43% ($38,980)
to Cumberland County, ME  0.28% ($43,303)

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, Maine
  • Fatal accident count9
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents11
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons:4
  • Fatalities9
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents14
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents1
  • Maine average
  • Fatal accident count1123
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents1631
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons442
  • Fatalities1246
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents2631
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents109
See more detailed statistics of Topsfield fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast 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: Gtower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 99.1 m, Call Sign: WPJD834,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6004.50 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, O.I.T., Radio Operations, 66 Industrial Drive, Augusta, ME 04333-0147, Phone: (207) 624-9990, Email:
  • MUSQUASH MTN, Musquash Mountain (Lat: 45.389250 Lon: -67.796667), Type: Tower, Structure height: 54.9 m, Call Sign: WQNM923,
    Assigned Frequencies: 942.575 MHz, 942.175 MHz, Grant Date: 03/28/2011, Expiration Date: 03/28/2021, Certifier: David E Mars, Registrant: State Of Maine, O.I.T., Radio Operations Mscn, 66 Industrial Drive, Augusta, ME 04333-0147, Phone: (207) 624-9990, Email:

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: GARABEDIAN JOHN C CUB (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING O-235-L2C (118 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 541PG , Serial Number: 1903, Year manufactured: 2015, Airworthiness Date: 06/12/2015
    Registrant (Individual): Pending Registration, 603 Lakeview Rd, Topsfield, ME 04490



Topsfield 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 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.
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