Waltham, Maine

Submit your own pictures of this town and show them to the world

  • OSM Map
  • General Map
  • Google Map
  • MSN Map
Population in 2010: 353.
Population change since 2000: +15.4%
Males: 177  (50.1%)
Females: 176  (49.9%)
Median resident age:

47.2 years
Maine median age:

43.0 years

Zip codes: 04605.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $59,710 (it was $39,167 in 2000)
Waltham:

$59,710
ME:

$56,277

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $22,049 (it was $13,467 in 2000)

Waltham town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $162,699 (it was $76,800 in 2000)
Waltham:

$162,699
ME:

$191,200
March 2019 cost of living index in Waltham: 91.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
  • Races in Waltham, ME (2010)
    • 35099.2%White alone
    • 20.6%Hispanic
    • 10.3%Two or more races

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

Recent articles from our blog. Our writers, many of them Ph.D. graduates or candidates, create easy-to-read articles on a wide variety of topics.
Waltham, ME forum
Recent posts about Waltham, Maine on our local forum with over 2,200,000 registered users. Waltham is mentioned 48 times on our forum:
Where in Maine Would You Live if You Could?  (98 replies)
Reasonably-priced hotels outside of Acadia  (10 replies)
UPDATE'S, Where are you in life, and your move to Maine  (1003 replies)
Seed catalogs  (67 replies)
T3 ND Twp  (21 replies)
Waltham  (5 replies)

Latest news from Waltham, ME collected exclusively by city-data.com from local newspapers, TV, and radio stations

Ancestries: United States (49.0%), English (23.9%), French (9.5%), Scottish (8.8%), Irish (7.2%), German (3.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 01/29/1833

Elevation: 342 feet

Land area: 29.7 square miles.

Population density: 12 people per square mile   (very low).

Waltham, Maine map
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Waltham town:

1.4% ($1,038)
Maine:

1.5% ($1,417)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Portland, ME (119.3 miles , pop. 64,249).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (214.3 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (386.8 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities:

Mariaville, ME (1.8 miles ),
Eastbrook, ME (2.1 miles ),
Otis, ME (2.5 miles ),
Osborn, ME (2.8 miles),
Franklin, ME (3.0 miles ),
Amherst, ME (3.2 miles ),
Ellsworth, ME (3.3 miles ),
Hancock, ME (3.4 miles )

Latitude: 44.69 N, Longitude: 68.33 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 207

Distribution of median household income in Waltham, ME in 2017
Waltham satellite photo by USGS
Most common industries in Waltham, ME (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (14.3%)
  • Health care (11.3%)
  • Truck transportation (7.7%)
  • Educational services (7.7%)
  • Public administration (6.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.4%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (4.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (31.6%)
  • Truck transportation (13.2%)
  • Construction (7.9%)
  • Public administration (5.3%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (5.3%)
  • Health care (5.3%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (3.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (16.3%)
  • Educational services (14.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.8%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (6.5%)
  • Public administration (6.5%)
  • Food (5.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.4%)
Most common occupations in Waltham, ME (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Fishing, hunting, and forestry occupations (8.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.8%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (4.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Fishing, hunting, and forestry occupations (19.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9.2%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.6%)
  • Art and design workers (5.3%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention workers, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (5.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (12.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (8.7%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (6.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.4%)
  • Registered nurses (5.4%)

Average climate in Waltham, Maine

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Waltham, Maine average temperatures Waltham, Maine average precipitation Waltham, Maine humidity Waltham, Maine wind speed Waltham, Maine snowfall Waltham, Maine sunshine Waltham, 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 65.6. This is about average.

City:

65.6
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 14.0 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 14.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0337
U.S.:

1.7894
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 34.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

34.7
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 4.42. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 22.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.42
U.S.:

8.46

Earthquake activity:

Waltham-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Maine state average. It is 93% 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 25.7 miles away from Waltham 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 265.5 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 181.9 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 301.5 miles away from Waltham 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 60.2 miles away from the city center
On 9/16/1994 at 07:01:54, a magnitude 3.6 (3.5 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 42.7 miles away from Waltham 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).
Waltham topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Waltham:

  • BIRCHWOOD LIVING CENTER (Hospital, about 11 miles away; ELLSWORTH, ME)
  • COLLIER'S REHAB AND NURSING CTR (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; ELLSWORTH, ME)
  • COURTLAND REHAB AND LIVING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; ELLSWORTH, ME)
  • NEW HOPE HOSPICE INC (Hospital, about 15 miles away; EDDINGTON, ME)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Waltham:

  • University of Maine (about 22 miles; Orono, ME; Full-time enrollment: 8,931)
  • Husson University (about 25 miles; Bangor, ME; FT enrollment: 2,421)
  • University of Maine at Augusta (about 77 miles; Augusta, ME; FT enrollment: 3,204)
  • University of Maine at Farmington (about 90 miles; Farmington, ME; FT enrollment: 2,036)
  • Southern Maine Community College (about 119 miles; South Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 4,666)
  • University of Southern Maine (about 120 miles; Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 6,647)
  • Saint Joseph's College of Maine (about 123 miles; Standish, ME; FT enrollment: 2,010)

Points of interest:

Click to draw/clear town borders

Notable location: Waltham Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Hillside Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Little Webb Pond (A), Webb Brook (B), Casebottle Heath (C), Morrison Heath (D), Bloxton Meadow (E), Grant Meadow (F), Casebottle Heath (G), Bloxton Meadow (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Timber Brook (A), Webb Brook (B), Bloxton Meadow Brook (C), Cook Brook (D), Cyreno Brook (E), Abbott Brook (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

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:

2.4 people
Maine:

2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

68.7%
Whole state:

62.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

12.7%
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: 1.3% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

13.9%
Whole state:

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

1.8%
Whole state:

4.1%

For population 15 years and over in Waltham:

Marital status in Waltham, ME
  • Never married: 27.8%
  • Now married: 57.1%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 13.9%

For population 25 years and over in Waltham:

  • High school or higher: 84.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.0%
  • Unemployed: 7.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.1
Maine average:

11.2

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Waltham, 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.
State:

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

1.69 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

4.89 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

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:
Here:

7.4%
Maine:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Hancock County:

25.4%
Maine:

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 Waltham:

  • 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.)
  • WSKW (1160 AM; 10 kW; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN WIRELESS, INCORPORATED)
  • WNZS (1340 AM; 1 kW; VEAZIE, ME; Owner: WATERFRONT COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WTME (780 AM; 10 kW; RUMFORD, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • 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.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Waltham:

  • WWMJ (95.7 FM; ELLSWORTH, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WMEH (90.9 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WEZQ (92.9 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WNSX (97.7 FM; WINTER HARBOR, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WLKE (99.1 FM; BAR HARBOR, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHCF (88.5 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: BANGOR BAPTIST CHURCH)
  • WKIT-FM (100.3 FM; BREWER, ME; Owner: THE ZONE CORPORATION)
  • WERU-FM (89.9 FM; BLUE HILL, ME; Owner: SALT POND COMMUNITY B/C COMPANY)
  • WBQI (107.7 FM; BAR HARBOR, ME; Owner: MARINER BROADCASTING, L.P.)
  • WVOM (103.9 FM; HOWLAND, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBFB (104.7 FM; BELFAST, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WWBX (97.1 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WFZX (101.7 FM; SEARSPORT, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBZN (107.3 FM; OLD TOWN, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around Waltham:

  • WMEB-TV (Channel 12; ORONO, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W66CL (Channel 66; BANGOR, ME; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WLBZ (Channel 2; BANGOR, ME; Owner: PACIFIC AND SOUTHERN COMPANY, INC.)
  • WBAN-LP (Channel 9; BANGOR, ME; Owner: BANGOR MEDIA GROUP, LLC)
  • WVII-TV (Channel 7; BANGOR, ME; Owner: BANGOR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBGR-LP (Channel 33; BANGOR/DEDHAM, ME; Owner: MAINE FAMILY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCKD-LP (Channel 30; BANGOR/DEDHAM, ME; Owner: J. MCLEOD, ME FAMILY B/CING., INC.)
  • WFVX-LP (Channel 22; BANGOR, ME; Owner: ROCKFLEET BROADCASTING III, LLC)
  • W39CC (Channel 39; BANGOR, ME; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W42BZ (Channel 42; BANGOR, ME; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W50BX (Channel 50; BANGOR, ME; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W54CG (Channel 54; BANGOR, ME; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 10ft / 2.6mTotal length
  • 1,588Total average daily traffic
  • 78Total average daily truck traffic
  • 2,434Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

3
  • Erik Brooks, Waltham Road (Lat: 44.725250 Lon: -68.333000), Type: 47.5, Overall height: 45.7 m, Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, Pconnolly@hklaw.Com, , Washi-ngton, Phone: (202) 862-5989
  • Erik Brooks, Waltham Road (Lat: 44.725250 Lon: -68.333000), Type: 47.5, Overall height: 45.7 m, Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, Pconnolly@hklaw.Com, , Washi-ngton, Phone: (202) 862-5989
  • STEVEN T CAMPBELL, Waltham Road (Lat: 44.725250 Lon: -68.333000), Type: 47.5, Structure height: 23009 m, Overall height: 45.7 m, Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, Peter.Connolly@hklaw.Com, , Washi-ngton, Phone: (202) 955-3000

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • GRAHAM LAKE_USF, Waltham Road (Lat: 44.725250 Lon: -68.333000), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 45.7 m, Overall height: 47.5 m, Call Sign: WQQL209,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6093.45 MHz, Grant Date: 01/17/2013, Expiration Date: 01/17/2023, Certifier: Steven T Campbell, Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KB1KAT, Licensee ID: L00691751, Grant Date: 03/14/2013, Expiration Date: 05/28/2023, Certifier: Barbara J Schroeder, Registrant: Barbara J Schroeder, 970 Waltham Rd, Waltham, ME 04605

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: AERONCA 7AC (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C90 SERIES (95 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1214E , Serial Number: 7AC-4772, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 08/08/2002, Certificate Issue Date: 09/21/2012
    Registrant (Individual): Richard C Langhorst, 62 Little Webb Pond Rd, Waltham, ME 04605
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-24-250 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 135 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-540 SERIES (250 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5504P , Serial Number: 24-567, Year manufactured: 1958, Airworthiness Date: 11/22/1958, Certificate Issue Date: 05/09/1991
    Registrant (Individual): Richard C Langhorst, 62 Little Webb Pond Rd, Waltham, ME 04605

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Waltham, ME
  • 67.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 28.9%Wood
  • 3.3%Solar energy
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Waltham, ME
  • 76.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 11.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 11.5%Wood


Waltham compared to Maine state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below 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 below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
There is 1 pilot and 1 other airmen in this city.
Cost of Living Calculator