For population 25 years and over in Wales:
For population 15 years and over in Wales town:
20 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Portland, ME (36.2 miles , pop. 64,249).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (137.7 miles , pop. 589,141).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: New York, NY (309.8 miles , pop. 8,008,278).
Nearest cities: Greene, ME (2.0 miles ), Sabattus, ME (2.1 miles ), Monmouth, ME (2.4 miles ), Litchfield, ME (2.6 miles ), Lewiston, ME (2.8 miles ), Leeds, ME (2.9 miles ), Bowdoin, ME (3.1 miles ), West Gardiner, ME (3.1 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 44.17 N, Longitude: 70.06 W
Area code commonly used in this area: 207
Unemployment in July 2013:
Work and jobs in Wales: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Wales-area historical tornado activity is above Maine state average. It is 73% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 7/8/1996, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 5.8 miles away from the Wales town center caused $10,000 in damages.
On 7/31/1971, a category F2 tornado 15.0 miles away from the town center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Wales-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Maine state average. It is 74% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
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 89.4 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 95.9 miles away from Wales 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 34.6 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) earthquake occurred 63.9 miles away from the city center
On 1/3/2000 at 21:05:50, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, 3.4 LG, Depth: 6.0 mi) earthquake occurred 11.2 miles away from Wales center
On 1/17/2000 at 08:16:20, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, 3.4 LG, Depth: 10.1 mi) earthquake occurred 33.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), moment magnitude (MW)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Androscoggin County (24) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 7
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 10, Snows: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Heavy Rains: 2, Snows: 2, Floods: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Mudslide: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hospitals/medical centers near Wales:
Airports located in Wales:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wales:
Public high school in Wales:
See full list of schools located in Wales, map of school districts: OAK HILL CSD WALES
Public elementary/middle school in Wales:
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 13.9. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.5 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 7.76. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 9.1 miles away from the city center.
Drinking water stations with addresses in Wales and their reported violations in the past:SPRINGBROOK MOBILE HOME COURT (Population served: 35, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
Average household size:
Percentage of family households:
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
Wales compared to Maine state average:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
1996 2000 2008
1996 Presidential Elections Results
2000 Presidential Elections Results
2008 Presidential Elections Results
Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results
Religion statistics for Wales town (based on Androscoggin County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 49.79%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 18
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 21
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 63
Number of full-service restaurants: 84
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
6.48% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($32,429 average adjusted gross income)
0.12% of residents moved from foreign countries ($225 average AGI)
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
6.52% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($34,966 average adjusted gross income)
0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($338 average AGI)
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
Strongest AM radio stations in Wales:
Strongest FM radio stations in Wales:
TV broadcast stations around Wales:
Wales fatal accident list:
Apr 24, 2008 11:15 AM, Sr-126, Avenue Road Ext., Lat: 44.115631, Lon: -70.102817, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Nov 16, 2007 04:10 PM, Sr-126, Lat: 44.163408, Lon: -70.029731, Vehicles: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: Inconsistent data
Jan 16, 2003 08:55 PM, Ridge Road, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 0 meters
Total average daily traffic: 190
Total average daily truck traffic: 9
Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic: 285
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:1
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:3
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Wales)
FAA Registered Aircraft:3
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
Total of 2 patent applications in 2008-2014.