Vinalhaven, Maine

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Population in 2010: 1,165. Population change since 2000: -5.7%
 
Males: 596  (51.2%)
Females: 569  (48.8%)
Median resident age:  45.1 years
Maine median age:  43.0 years

Zip codes: 04863.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $42,843 (it was $34,087 in 2000)
Vinalhaven:

$42,843
ME:

$46,709
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $28,430 (it was $21,287 in 2000)

Vinalhaven town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $214,286 (it was $117,800 in 2000)
Vinalhaven:

$214,286
ME:

$172,300
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $294,581; Detached houses: $298,259; Townhouses or other attached units: $344,000; Mobile homes: $100,982
Vinalhaven races chart
  • White alone - 1,136 (97.5%)
  • Two or more races - 19 (1.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 3 (0.3%)
  • Asian alone - 3 (0.3%)
  • Hispanic - 2 (0.2%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.09%)
  • Other race alone - 1 (0.09%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Vinalhaven: 213.3 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (29.4%), Irish (11.7%), French (8.1%), Scottish (7.1%), Swedish (6.4%), United States (4.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 06/25/1789

Elevation: 60 feet

Land area: 25.3 square miles.

Population density: 46 people per square mile   (very low).

Vinalhaven,ME real estate house value index trend

Vinalhaven, Maine map

For population 25 years and over in Vinalhaven:

  • High school or higher: 80.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.4%
  • Unemployed: 3.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 9.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Vinalhaven town:

  • Never married: 18.7%
  • Now married: 59.5%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 9.5%
  • Divorced: 11.4%

19 residents are foreign born

This town:  1.5%
Maine:  3.3%



According to our research of Maine and other state lists there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Vinalhaven, Maine as of March 30, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Vinalhaven to the number of sex offenders is 334 to 1.


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

Vinalhaven town:  0.8% ($942)
Maine:  1.5% ($1,417)
Vinalhaven satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Portland, ME (75.8 miles , pop. 64,249).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (164.8 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (339.1 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: North Haven, ME (2.6 miles ), Owls Head, ME (3.3 miles ), Isle au Haut, ME (3.4 miles) , Stonington, ME (3.5 miles ), Rockland, ME (3.7 miles ), South Thomaston, ME (3.8 miles ), Deer Isle, ME (3.8 miles ), Rockport, ME (3.9 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 17 buildings, average cost: $100,800
  • 1998: 21 buildings, average cost: $100,800
  • 1999: 23 buildings, average cost: $100,800
  • 2000: 20 buildings, average cost: $100,800
  • 2001: 24 buildings, average cost: $100,800
  • 2002: 26 buildings, average cost: $100,800
  • 2003: 25 buildings, average cost: $100,800
  • 2004: 31 buildings, average cost: $100,800
  • 2005: 27 buildings, average cost: $100,800
  • 2006: 23 buildings, average cost: $100,800
  • 2007: 10 buildings, average cost: $230,000
  • 2008: 7 buildings, average cost: $279,300
  • 2009: 11 buildings, average cost: $181,800

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 44.06 N, Longitude: 68.85 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 207

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

3.7%
Maine:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (40%)
  • Construction (26%)
  • Utilities (6%)
  • Educational services (3%)
  • Transportation equipment (2%)
  • Accommodation and food services (2%)
  • Repair and maintenance (2%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Food and beverage stores (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Health care (6%)
  • Groceries and related products merchant wholesalers (5%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (40%)
  • Carpenters (12%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Business operations specialists (3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3%)
  • Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters (3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (10%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)

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

Average climate in Vinalhaven, Maine

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Vinalhaven-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 40.2 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 142.6 miles away from Vinalhaven 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 242.8 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 273.2 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 44.1 miles away from Vinalhaven center
On 9/22/2006 at 10:39:21, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 4.3 mi) earthquake occurred 38.6 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 Knox County (20) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 14, Storms: 10, Winter Storms: 3, Hurricanes: 2, Snows: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Vinalhaven topographic map

Birthplace of: Bill Murray (baseball) - Major League Baseball second baseman.

Hospitals and medical centers near Vinalhaven:

  • SHORE VILLAGE REHAB AND NURSING (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; ROCKLAND, ME)
  • KNOX CENTER FOR LONG TERM CARE (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; ROCKLAND, ME)
  • KNOX CENTER FOR LTC (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; ROCKLAND, ME)
  • KNO-WAL-LIN HOMECARE AND HOSPICE (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; ROCKLAND, ME)
  • CAMDEN COMM HOSP HC CENTR (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; CAMDEN, ME)
  • WINDWARD GARDENS (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; CAMDEN, ME)

Airports located in Vinalhaven:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Vinalhaven:

  • University of Maine at Augusta (about 51 miles; Augusta, ME; Full-time enrollment: 3,204)
  • Husson University (about 54 miles; Bangor, ME; FT enrollment: 2,421)
  • University of Maine (about 59 miles; Orono, ME; FT enrollment: 8,931)
  • Southern Maine Community College (about 75 miles; South Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 4,666)
  • University of Southern Maine (about 77 miles; Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 6,647)
  • University of Maine at Farmington (about 77 miles; Farmington, ME; FT enrollment: 2,036)
  • Saint Joseph's College of Maine (about 83 miles; Standish, ME; FT enrollment: 2,010)

Public high schools in Vinalhaven:

See full list of schools located in Vinalhaven, School District:

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Notable locations in Vinalhaven: Heron Neck Light Station (A), Browns Head Light Station (B), Vinalhaven Fire Department (C), Vinalhaven Historical Society Museum (D), Vinalhaven Public Library (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Vinalhaven: Union Church of Vinalhaven (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Pooles Hill Cemetery (1), Cummins Cemetery (2), Roberts Cemetery (3), Hill Cemetery (4), Lane Family Cemetery (5), John Carver Cemetery (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and swamps: Dyers Pond (A), Lawson Quarry Pond (B), Booth Quarry Pond (C), Carvers Pond (D), Cedar Pond (E), Folly Pond (F), Long Pond (G), Otter Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Perry Creek (A), Stepping Stone Brook (B), Mill Creek (C), Murchs Brook (D), Gully Brook (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Vinalhaven include: Lanes Island Preserve (1), Armburst Hill Wildlife Preserve (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Beaches: Clayfers Beach (A), Indian Camp Beach (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: Candlepin Cabin (45 Roberts Cemetery Rd) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 75.9. This is about average.

City:

75.9
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 34.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

34.7
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2003 was 14.9. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 14.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.9
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2002 was 6.27. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 14.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.27
U.S.:

9.14
Average household size:
This town:  2.1 people
Maine:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  58.7%
Whole state:  62.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  9.4%
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: 0.6% of all households

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

9.0%
Whole state:

10.9%

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

5.5%
Whole state:

4.1%

Vinalhaven compared to Maine state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population 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.

Banks with branches in Vinalhaven (2011 data):

  • The Camden National Bank: Vinalhaven Branch at 6 Main Street, branch established on 1958/07/21. Info updated 2008/02/27: Bank assets: $2,266.8 mil, Deposits: $1,604.6 mil, headquarters in Camden, ME, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 39 total offices, Holding Company: Camden National Corporation

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (89%)
  • Wood (6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Electricity (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Vinalhaven town (based on Knox County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 27.32%
Here: 27.3%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAUnited Methodist ChurchEpiscopal ChurchUnited Church of Christ
Adherents39.5%13.8%10.5%7.7%6.6%
Congregations10.2%22.4%14.3%6.1%6.1%
NameNational Association of Congregational Christian ChurchesJewishEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnitarian Universalist AssociationOther
Adherents4.3%2.8%2.1%1.8%11.0%
Congregations4.1%2.0%2.0%2.0%30.6%
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: 17
Knox County:

4.17 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

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

2.21 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 30
Knox County:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 79
Here:

19.40 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.8%
Maine:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Knox County:

21.6%
Maine:

25.0%

5.11% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($40,636 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.11%
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 Waldo County, ME  0.56% ($33,391 average AGI)
from Lincoln County, ME  0.49% ($26,645)
from Cumberland County, ME  0.33% ($37,961)


5.10% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,672 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.10%
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 Lincoln County, ME  0.55% ($28,624 average AGI)
to Cumberland County, ME  0.54% ($34,821)
to Waldo County, ME  0.42% ($28,545)

Strongest AM radio stations in Vinalhaven:

  • WDEA (1370 AM; 5 kW; ELLSWORTH, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WRKD (1450 AM; 1 kW; ROCKLAND, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WZON (620 AM; 5 kW; BANGOR, ME; Owner: THE ZONE CORPORATION)
  • WSKW (1160 AM; 10 kW; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN WIRELESS, INCORPORATED)
  • WABI (910 AM; 5 kW; BANGOR, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, 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.)
  • WFAU (1280 AM; 5 kW; GARDINER, ME; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTME (780 AM; 10 kW; RUMFORD, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN VALLEY BROADCASTING, 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)
  • WGAN (560 AM; 5 kW; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Vinalhaven:

  • WMEP (90.5 FM; CAMDEN, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WQSS (102.5 FM; CAMDEN, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMCM (103.3 FM; ROCKLAND, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBQX (106.9 FM; THOMASTON, ME; Owner: MARINER BROADCASTING LIMITED PARTNER)
  • WFZX (101.7 FM; SEARSPORT, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WERU-FM (89.9 FM; BLUE HILL, ME; Owner: SALT POND COMMUNITY B/C COMPANY)
  • WBFB (104.7 FM; BELFAST, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WWBX (97.1 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WWMJ (95.7 FM; ELLSWORTH, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WBYA (105.5 FM; ISLESBORO, ME; Owner: MARINER BROADCASTING LIMTED PARTNERSHIP)

TV broadcast stations around Vinalhaven:

  • W64BY (Channel 64; ROCKLAND, ME; Owner: CRAIG MINISTRIES, INC.)

Vinalhaven fatal accident list:

Nov 25, 2007 02:45 PM, North Haven Road, Lat: 44.07339, Lon: -68.83914, Vehicles: 1, Fatalities: 1
Sep 27, 1983 00:49 AM, 11881210, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 3
Total length: 5 meters (16ft)
Total costs: $2,013,000
Total average daily traffic: 8,210
Total average daily truck traffic: 653
Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic: 11,505

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Main St (Lat: 44.045917 Lon: -68.836139), Call Sign: WQU381, Licensee ID: L00043588
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.310 MHz, 154.370 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/07/1996, Expiration Date: 10/25/2000, Cancellation Date: 12/31/2000
    Registrant: Vinalhaven, Town Of, Main St, Vinalhaven, ME 04863, Phone: (207) 863-4471

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

6
  • Call Sign: KA1DEI
    Grant Date: 01/10/1997, Expiration Date: 01/10/2007, Cancellation Date: 01/13/2009
    Registrant: Patricia A Sheppard, Atlantic Ave, Vinalhaven, ME 04863
  • Call Sign: KC1CW, Licensee ID: L01022005
    Grant Date: 09/14/2006, Expiration Date: 12/12/2016, Certifier: Robert L Watts Jr
    Registrant: Robert L Watts Jr, 77 York Road, Vinalhaven, ME 04863
  • Call Sign: N1CMS, Licensee ID: L00761440
    Grant Date: 03/10/2009, Expiration Date: 03/02/2019, Certifier: Frederick A Dyer
    Registrant: Frederick A Dyer, Vinalhaven, ME 04863
  • Call Sign: N1FMD
    Grant Date: 02/16/1988, Expiration Date: 02/16/1998, Cancellation Date: 02/17/2000
    Registrant: Robert K Jenner, Rr 1 Box 483, Vinalhaven, ME 04863
  • Call Sign: N1QMQ
    Grant Date: 10/12/1993, Expiration Date: 10/12/2003, Cancellation Date: 10/13/2005
    Registrant: Nathaniel J Littlefield, Cottage St, Vinalhaven, ME 04863
  • Call Sign: N2CGY, Licensee ID: L01058336
    Grant Date: 08/31/2005, Expiration Date: 11/28/2015, Certifier: J Gerhardt Torborg
    Registrant: J Gerhardt Torborg, Rr 1 Box 549, Vinalhaven, ME 04863

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 180A (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 121 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7894A , Serial Number: 32791, Year manufactured: 1957, Airworthiness Date: 02/01/1957
    Registrant (Individual): Thomas L Gaston, , Vinalhaven, ME 04863

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 14
  • Hazardous Condition: 15
  • Service Call: 4
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Vinalhaven

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