Upton, Maine

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Population in 2010: 113. Population change since 2000: +82.3%
Males: 60  (53.1%)
Females: 53  (46.9%)
Median resident age:  57.1 years
Maine median age:  43.0 years

Zip code: 04216

Estimated median household income in 2012: $42,015 (it was $35,000 in 2000)
Upton:

$42,015
ME:

$46,709
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $30,883 (it was $24,320 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $209,014 (it was $120,800 in 2000)
Upton:

$209,014
ME:

$172,300
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $235,438; Detached houses: $235,438
Upton races chart
  • White alone - 111 (98.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (1.8%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Upton: 213.1 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (24.2%), French (24.2%), Scottish (17.7%), Irish (14.5%), Italian (6.5%), United States (4.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 02/09/1860

Elevation: 1722 feet

Land area: 39.8 square miles.

Population density: 2.8 people per square mile   (very low).

Upton, Maine map

For population 25 years and over in Upton:

  • High school or higher: 90.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Upton town:

  • Never married: 3.6%
  • Now married: 81.8%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 14.5%

2 residents are foreign born (3.2% Europe).

This town:  3.2%
Maine:  3.3%

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

Upton town:  0.3% ($350)
Maine:  1.5% ($1,417)
Upton satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Portland, ME (81.8 miles , pop. 64,249).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (166.6 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (305.8 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Errol, NH (2.9 miles ), Andover, ME (3.6 miles ), Dummer, NH (3.9 miles ), Milan, NH (4.0 miles ), Byron, ME (4.1 miles) , Newry, ME (4.2 miles ), Roxbury, ME (4.2 miles ), Berlin, NH (4.5 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $26,800
  • 1998: 2 buildings, average cost: $26,800
  • 1999: 2 buildings, average cost: $26,800
  • 2000: 3 buildings, average cost: $26,800

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 44.73 N, Longitude: 70.99 W

Area code: 207

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

14.3%
Maine:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Average climate in Upton, Maine

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Upton, Maine average temperatures Upton, Maine average precipitation Upton, Maine humidity Upton, Maine wind speed Upton, Maine snowfall Upton, Maine sunshine Upton, Maine clear and cloudy days

Earthquake activity:

Upton-area historical earthquake activity is near Maine state average. It is 92% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 135.5 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 174.4 miles away from Upton center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 90.3 miles away from the city center
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) earthquake occurred 142.7 miles away from the city center
On 8/21/1996 at 07:54:14, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 41.8 miles away from Upton center
On 6/16/1995 at 12:13:11, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 55.1 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 Oxford County (28) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 21
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 18, Storms: 15, Snows: 7, Hurricanes: 3, Heavy Rains: 2, Blizzard: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Upton topographic map

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Upton:

  • University of Maine at Farmington (about 42 miles; Farmington, ME; Full-time enrollment: 2,036)
  • University of Maine at Augusta (about 65 miles; Augusta, ME; FT enrollment: 3,204)
  • Saint Joseph's College of Maine (about 68 miles; Standish, ME; FT enrollment: 2,010)
  • Plymouth State University (about 76 miles; Plymouth, NH; FT enrollment: 4,838)
  • University of Southern Maine (about 82 miles; Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 6,647)
  • Southern Maine Community College (about 84 miles; South Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 4,666)
  • Norwich University (about 93 miles; Northfield, VT; FT enrollment: 4,221)

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Lakes: B Pond (A), Mollidgewock Pond (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: B Brook (A), Tyler Brook (B), Lou Ann Brook (C), Dead Cambridge River (D), Swift Cambridge River (E), Campbell Brook (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Oxford County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 30.4. This is significantly better than average.

City:

30.4
U.S.:

74.2

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2001 was 3.15. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 19.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.15
U.S.:

1.93

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2000 was 12.2. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 19.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.2
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.15. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.15
U.S.:

9.14
Average household size:
This town:  1.9 people
Maine:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  49.2%
Whole state:  62.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  16.4%
Whole state:  9.4%

No gay or lesbian households reported

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

27.3%
Whole state:

10.9%

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

23.6%
Whole state:

4.1%

Upton compared to Maine state average:

  • Median house value 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 significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage 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 below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (88%)
  • Wood (13%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Upton town (based on Oxford County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 20.59%
Here: 20.6%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Church of ChristAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAUnited Methodist ChurchSeventh-Day Adventist Church
Adherents50.5%14.0%5.4%4.7%3.9%
Congregations10.8%25.7%12.2%6.8%4.1%
NameNational Association of Congregational Christian ChurchesLDS (Mormon) ChurchAssemblies of GodEpiscopal ChurchOther
Adherents3.6%3.4%2.5%2.1%9.9%
Congregations5.4%2.7%4.1%2.7%25.7%
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
Oxford County:

2.47 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 13
Oxford County:

2.29 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 45
Oxford County:

7.94 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 53
Here:

9.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.6%
Maine:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Oxford County:

25.6%
Maine:

25.0%

5.32% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,840 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.32%
Maine average:

5.50%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Androscoggin County, ME  1.17% ($32,016 average AGI)
from Cumberland County, ME  0.84% ($32,057)
from York County, ME  0.34% ($35,114)


5.44% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,857 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.44%
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 Androscoggin County, ME  1.12% ($27,227 average AGI)
to Cumberland County, ME  1.11% ($34,134)
to York County, ME  0.35% ($32,392)

Strongest AM radio stations in Upton:

  • WTME (780 AM; 10 kW; RUMFORD, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCHP (760 AM; 35 kW; CHAMPLAIN, NY; Owner: CHAMPLAIN RADIO, 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)
  • WMOU (1230 AM; 1 kW; BERLIN, NH; Owner: JERICHO BROADCASTING COMPANY, L.L.C.)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, 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)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGY (810 AM; 50 kW; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WICY (1490 AM; 50 kW; MALONE, NY; Owner: CARTIER COMMUNICATIONS INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Upton:

  • WPKQ (103.7 FM; NORTH CONWAY, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHOM (94.9 FM; MT. WASHINGTON, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WLOB-FM (96.3 FM; RUMFORD, ME; Owner: ATLANTIC COAST RADIO, LLC)
  • WTBM (100.7 FM; MEXICO, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTOS-FM (105.1 FM; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WGMT (97.7 FM; LYNDON, VT; Owner: VERMONT BROADCAST ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WVFM (105.7 FM; CAMPTON, NH; Owner: DEVON BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WMTK (106.3 FM; LITTLETON, NH; Owner: VERMONT BROADCAST ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WXXS (102.3 FM; LANCASTER, NH; Owner: BARRY P. LUNDERVILLE)
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 3
Total length: 4 meters (13ft)
Total costs: $2,449,000
Total average daily traffic: 350
Total average daily truck traffic: 17
Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic: 525


FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150E (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4079U , Serial Number: 15061479, Year manufactured: 1965, Airworthiness Date: 05/20/1965
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Jeffrey D Scribner, 216 Thistle St, Upton, ME 04261, Other Owners: Cynthia T Scribner

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