Waltham, Maine

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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 2015: $53,693 (it was $39,167 in 2000)
Waltham:

$53,693
ME:

$51,494

Estimated per capita income in 2015: $19,876 (it was $13,467 in 2000)

Waltham town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $151,914 (it was $76,800 in 2000)
Waltham:

$151,914
ME:

$180,300
  • Races in Waltham, ME (2010)

    Waltham races chart
    • 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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Waltham: 92.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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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,ME real estate house value index trend

Waltham, Maine map

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

For population 15 years and over in Waltham town:

  • Never married: 27.8%
  • Now married: 57.1%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 13.9%

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

Waltham town:  1.4% ($1,038)
Maine:  1.5% ($1,417)
Waltham satellite photo by USGS

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

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.1%
Maine:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (32%)
  • Truck transportation (13%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Health care (5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Leather and allied products (4%)
  • Health care (16%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Food (5%)
  • U. S. Postal service (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (20%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (5%)
  • Art and design workers (5%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (12%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)

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

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

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 the city 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 Waltham 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 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 60.2 miles away from Waltham 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 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).
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)

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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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 79.6. This is about average.

City:

79.6
U.S.:

74.7

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.148. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 14.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.148
U.S.:

0.293

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 0.122. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 14.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.122
U.S.:

1.912

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 35.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

35.5
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 8.61. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 11.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.61
U.S.:

19.96

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 6.16. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 22.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.16
U.S.:

9.35
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%

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

Waltham travel time to work - commute Waltham mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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2016 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Waltham town (based on Hancock County data)

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
Hancock County:

6.01 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

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

1.69 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

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
Here:

21.61 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.4%
Maine:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Hancock County:

25.4%
Maine:

25.0%

5.45% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($38,886 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.45%
Maine average:

5.50%

0.08% of residents moved from foreign countries ($382 average AGI)
Hancock County:

0.08%
Maine average:

0.04%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Penobscot County, ME  1.18% ($36,406 average AGI)
from Washington County, ME  0.28% ($21,300)
from Waldo County, ME  0.26% ($30,875)


5.07% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,082 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.07%
Maine average:

5.62%

0.09% of residents moved to foreign countries ($362 average AGI)
Hancock County:

0.09%
Maine average:

0.05%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Penobscot County, ME  1.14% ($29,886 average AGI)
to Cumberland County, ME  0.36% ($31,947)
to Washington County, ME  0.21% ($33,364)

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
  • 2m7ftTotal length
  • $114,000Total costs
  • 1,439Total average daily traffic
  • 114Total average daily truck traffic
  • 2,159Total future (year 2033) 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: 2028625989, Pconnolly@hklaw.Com, 2099 PENNSYLVANIA AVE NW SUITE 100
  • Erik Brooks, Waltham Road (Lat: 44.725250 Lon: -68.333000), Type: 47.5, Overall height: 45.7 m, Registrant: 2028625989, Pconnolly@hklaw.Com, 2099 PENNSYLVANIA AVE NW SUITE 100
  • STEVEN T CAMPBELL, Waltham Road (Lat: 44.725250 Lon: -68.333000), Type: 47.5, Structure height: 23009 m, Overall height: 45.7 m, Registrant: 2029553000, Peter.Connolly@hklaw.Com, 800 17TH STREET NW, SUITE 1100

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 MHzGrant Date: 01/17/2013, Expiration Date: 01/17/2023, Certifier: Steven T CampbellRegistrant: 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
    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
    Registrant (Individual): Richard C Langhorst, 62 Little Webb Pond Rd, Waltham, ME 04605

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (70%)
  • Wood (25%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)
  • Solar energy (3%)

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.
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