Tremont, Maine

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Population in 2010: 1,563.
Population change since 2000: +2.2%
 
Males: 748  (47.9%)
Females: 815  (52.1%)
Median resident age:

48.5 years
Maine median age:

43.0 years

Zip codes: 04653.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $56,025 (it was $36,750 in 2000)
Tremont:

$56,025
ME:

$56,277

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $31,795 (it was $19,420 in 2000)

Tremont town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $268,199 (it was $126,600 in 2000)
Tremont:

$268,199
ME:

$191,200
March 2019 cost of living index in Tremont: 96.3 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
  • Races in Tremont, ME (2010)
    • 1,51296.7%White alone
    • 171.1%Two or more races
    • 151.0%Hispanic
    • 90.6%Black alone
    • 70.4%Asian alone
    • 30.2%American Indian alone

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

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Ancestries: English (25.7%), Irish (14.2%), United States (8.5%), Scottish (8.4%), French (8.0%), German (7.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 06/03/1848

Elevation: 45 feet

Land area: 16.9 square miles.

Population density: 93 people per square mile   (very low).

Tremont, Maine map

23 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.5%
Maine:

2.9%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Tremont town:

1.0% ($1,211)
Maine:

1.5% ($1,417)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Portland, ME (103.0 miles , pop. 64,249).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (191.3 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (366.2 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities:

Southwest Harbor, ME (1.7 miles ),
Mount Desert, ME (2.4 miles ),
Cranberry Isles, ME (2.5 miles),
Swans Island, ME (2.8 miles ),
Frenchboro, ME (3.0 miles),
Brooklin, ME (3.1 miles ),
Bar Harbor, ME (3.5 miles ),
Trenton, ME (3.6 miles )

Latitude: 44.25 N, Longitude: 68.37 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 207

Distribution of median household income in Tremont, ME in 2017
Tremont satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 20 buildings, average cost: $87,400
  • 1998: 20 buildings, average cost: $117,500
  • 1999: 18 buildings, average cost: $124,700
  • 2000: 18 buildings, average cost: $118,000
  • 2001: 31 buildings, average cost: $121,400
  • 2002: 23 buildings, average cost: $130,700
  • 2003: 24 buildings, average cost: $132,800
  • 2004: 21 buildings, average cost: $138,500
  • 2005: 14 buildings, average cost: $149,400
  • 2006: 15 buildings, average cost: $168,200
  • 2007: 11 buildings, average cost: $181,200
  • 2008: 3 buildings, average cost: $182,400
  • 2009: 9 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2010: 13 buildings, average cost: $165,900
  • 2011: 10 buildings, average cost: $210,000
  • 2012: 7 buildings, average cost: $156,400
  • 2013: 7 buildings, average cost: $176,900
  • 2014: 10 buildings, average cost: $240,700
  • 2015: 5 buildings, average cost: $240,000
  • 2016: 3 buildings, average cost: $250,000
  • 2017: 3 buildings, average cost: $250,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Tremont, ME residents
Average permit cost in Tremont, ME
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

7.0%
Maine:

3.8%
Unemployment by year
Most common industries in Tremont, ME (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (13.8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (10.3%)
  • Transportation equipment (6.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.9%)
  • Educational services (5.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.7%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (24.5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (16.5%)
  • Transportation equipment (10.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.6%)
  • Public administration (4.3%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (8.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (8.3%)
  • Health care (7.3%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (7.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.5%)
  • Public administration (4.8%)
Most common occupations in Tremont, ME (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Fishing, hunting, and forestry occupations (8.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.1%)
  • Carpenters (4.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Fishing, hunting, and forestry occupations (15.3%)
  • Carpenters (9.6%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (5.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.0%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.0%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5.0%)

Average climate in Tremont, Maine

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Tremont, Maine average temperatures Tremont, Maine average precipitation Tremont, Maine humidity Tremont, Maine wind speed Tremont, Maine snowfall Tremont, Maine sunshine Tremont, Maine clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 58.3. This is better than average.

City:

58.3
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.157. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.157
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.0337. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0337
U.S.:

1.7894
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 35.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

35.5
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 3.46. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 10.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.46
U.S.:

8.46

Earthquake activity:

Tremont-area historical earthquake activity is near Maine state average. It is 92% 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 12.7 miles away from Tremont 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 265.0 miles away from Tremont center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 169.4 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 297.4 miles away from Tremont 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 59.1 miles away from the city center
On 9/22/2006 at 10:39:21, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 4.3 mi) earthquake occurred 11.2 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 Hancock County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 7, Snows: 5, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 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).
Tremont topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Tremont:

  • MOUNT DESERT ISLAND HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 13 miles away; BAR HARBOR, ME)
  • SONOGEE ESTATES (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; BAR HARBOR, ME)
  • SONOGEE REHABILITATION AND LIVING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; BAR HARBOR, ME)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Tremont:

  • Husson University (about 46 miles; Bangor, ME; Full-time enrollment: 2,421)
  • University of Maine (about 48 miles; Orono, ME; FT enrollment: 8,931)
  • University of Maine at Augusta (about 72 miles; Augusta, ME; FT enrollment: 3,204)
  • University of Maine at Farmington (about 93 miles; Farmington, ME; FT enrollment: 2,036)
  • Southern Maine Community College (about 102 miles; South Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 4,666)
  • University of Southern Maine (about 104 miles; Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 6,647)
  • Saint Joseph's College of Maine (about 110 miles; Standish, ME; FT enrollment: 2,010)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Tremont: Bass Harbor Public Landing (A), Bass Harbor Marine (B), Bass Harbor Campground (C), Tremont Volunteer Fire Department - Seal Cove Station (D), Southwest Harbor / Tremont Volunteer Ambulance (E), Tremont Community Center (F), Auto Museum (G), Tremont Volunteer Fire Department Bass Harbor Station (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Tremont include: Saint Andrews Church (A), Tremont Congregational Church (B), Olsen Memorial Church (C), Tremont Church (D), Backside Redemption Church (E), Cornerstone Church (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Murphy Hill Cemetery (1), Robbins Cemetery (2), Flye Cemetery (3), Norwood Cemetery (4), Pomroy Cemetery (5), Langley Cemetery (6), Hodgdon Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs and swamps: Seal Cove Pond (A), Murphy Swamp (B), Mitchell Marsh (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Steward Brook (A), Tinker Brook (B), Webster Brook (C), Marshall Brook (D), Duck Cove Brook (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Beach: Cobble Beach (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Birthplace of: John F. Bickford - Navy Medal of Honor recipient.

Hancock County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This town:

2.2 people
Maine:

2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

60.9%
Whole state:

62.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

11.9%
Whole state:

9.4%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

7.4%
Whole state:

10.9%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

3.1%
Whole state:

4.1%
2 people in other nonhousehold living situations in 2000

For population 15 years and over in Tremont:

Marital status in Tremont, ME
  • Never married: 20.3%
  • Now married: 62.1%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 3.7%
  • Divorced: 12.7%

For population 25 years and over in Tremont:

  • High school or higher: 85.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.7%
  • Unemployed: 2.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.5
Maine average:

11.2

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Tremont, ME (based on Hancock County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant4,69158
Catholic2,5239
Evangelical Protestant1,28823
Other82011
None45,096-
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: 32
This county:

6.01 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 9
Here:

1.69 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 26
Hancock County:

4.89 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 115
This county:

21.61 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

11.02 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Hancock County:

7.4%
Maine:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Hancock County:

25.4%
State:

25.0%

5.41% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($65,377 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.41%
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  1.08% ($64,636 average AGI)
from Waldo County, ME  0.26% ($34,712)
from Cumberland County, ME  0.22% ($62,686)


5.12% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($50,554 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.12%
Maine average:

5.73%

0.10% of residents moved to foreign countries ($758 average AGI)
Hancock County:

0.10%
Maine average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Penobscot County, ME  1.13% ($39,233 average AGI)
to Cumberland County, ME  0.41% ($56,269)
to Waldo County, ME  0.23% ($48,585)

Strongest AM radio stations in Tremont:

  • WDEA (1370 AM; 5 kW; ELLSWORTH, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WZON (620 AM; 5 kW; BANGOR, ME; Owner: THE ZONE CORPORATION)
  • 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)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTME (780 AM; 10 kW; RUMFORD, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WWZN (1510 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Tremont:

  • WERU-FM (89.9 FM; BLUE HILL, ME; Owner: SALT POND COMMUNITY B/C COMPANY)
  • WNSX (97.7 FM; WINTER HARBOR, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WFZX (101.7 FM; SEARSPORT, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WWMJ (95.7 FM; ELLSWORTH, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WBFB (104.7 FM; BELFAST, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • W217BK (91.3 FM; SOUTHWEST HARBOR, ME; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WMEP (90.5 FM; CAMDEN, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WQSS (102.5 FM; CAMDEN, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WLKE (99.1 FM; BAR HARBOR, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKIT-FM (100.3 FM; BREWER, ME; Owner: THE ZONE CORPORATION)
  • WBQI (107.7 FM; BAR HARBOR, ME; Owner: MARINER BROADCASTING, L.P.)
  • WWBX (97.1 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMEH (90.9 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WEZQ (92.9 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WMCM (103.3 FM; ROCKLAND, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Tremont: John F. Bickford.

  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 16ft / 4.6mTotal length
  • 4,382Total average daily traffic
  • 217Total average daily truck traffic
  • 6,418Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Tremont, ME
  • 74.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 11.7%Wood
  • 8.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.8%Electricity
  • 1.3%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Tremont, ME
  • 76.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 10.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 9.1%Electricity
  • 3.5%Wood


Tremont compared to Maine state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population 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.
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