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Population in 2010: 1,687. Population change since 2000: +3.7%
 

Males: 818  (48.5%)
Females: 869  (51.5%)

Median resident age:  44.4 years
Maine median age:  43.0 years

Zip codes: 04786.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $40,455 (it was $30,338 in 2000)
Washburn:

$40,455
ME:

$46,709
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,847

Washburn town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $82,117 (it was $51,400 in 2000)
Washburn:

$82,117
ME:

$172,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $82,376; Detached houses: $88,784; In 2-unit structures: $102,970; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $83,558; Mobile homes: $39,315
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Washburn races chart
  • White alone - 1,619 (96.0%)
  • Hispanic - 23 (1.4%)
  • Two or more races - 20 (1.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 16 (0.9%)
  • Asian alone - 8 (0.5%)
  • Other race alone - 1 (0.06%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Washburn: 135.6 (high, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: English (21.8%), French (17.5%), Irish (13.3%), United States (12.0%), French Canadian (8.2%), Scottish (4.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 02/25/1861

Elevation: 483 feet

Land area: 34.2 square miles.

Population density: 49 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Washburn:

  • High school or higher: 80.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.1%
  • Unemployed: 4.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Washburn town:

  • Never married: 17.7%
  • Now married: 65.3%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 7.1%
  • Divorced: 8.9%

43 residents are foreign born (1.5% North America, 0.5% Asia, 0.4% Europe).

This town:  2.6%
Maine:  3.3%



According to our research of Maine and other state lists there were 7 registered sex offenders living in Washburn, Maine as of September 21, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Washburn to the number of sex offenders is 224 to 1.


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

Washburn town:  1.7% ($859)
Maine:  1.5% ($1,417)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Portland, ME (239.3 miles , pop. 64,249).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (341.1 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: New York, NY (509.8 miles , pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: Wade, ME (2.1 miles ), Mapleton, ME (2.4 miles ), Castle Hill, ME (2.4 miles ), Perham, ME (2.9 miles ), Caribou, ME (2.9 miles ), Presque Isle, ME (3.1 miles ), Chapman, ME (3.1 miles ), Westmanland, ME (3.5 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $120,000
  • 1998: 3 buildings, average cost: $45,700
  • 1999: 2 buildings, average cost: $70,000
  • 2000: 0 buildings
  • 2001: 0 buildings
  • 2002: 9 buildings, average cost: $46,100
  • 2003: 4 buildings, average cost: $74,300
  • 2004: 7 buildings, average cost: $77,800
  • 2005: 6 buildings, average cost: $132,100
  • 2006: 0 buildings
  • 2007: 0 buildings
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $50,000
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $86,700
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $83,000
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $83,000
  • 2012: 0 buildings

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 46.78 N, Longitude: 68.14 W

Area code: 207

Washburn household income distribution Washburn home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Washburn by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 000010000001
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.061.70.00.00.00.00.00.059.6
Robberies 000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Assaults 011000100011
per 100,000 0.060.562.10.00.00.061.90.00.00.059.359.6
Burglaries 6958181795791111
per 100,000 365.4544.8310.6491.11111.11051.3556.9315.3445.6572.5652.0655.2
Thefts 231519192117232525332536
per 100,000 1400.7908.01180.11166.41296.31051.31423.31576.31591.32099.21481.92144.1
Auto thefts 220200000100
per 100,000 121.8121.10.0122.80.00.00.00.00.063.60.00.0
Arson 000100000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.061.40.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.9) 95.1100.284.794.6186.3120.4112.788.698.7134.4121.5199.0

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Crime rate in Washburn detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 2 (2 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.19
Maine average:

1.70

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.2%
Maine:

6.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11%)
  • Wood products (10%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Health care (6%)
  • Truck transportation (6%)
  • Food (6%)
  • Health care (23%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (9%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Child care workers (5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)

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Earthquake activity:

Washburn-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Maine state average. It is 97% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/14/2006 at 09:34:49, a magnitude 4.0 (3.5 MW, 4.0 LG, Depth: 14.9 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 27.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Aroostook County (21) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 9

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 8, Floods: 7, Snows: 5, Floods: 3, Heavy Rains: 2, Snows: 2, Blizzard: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Washburn topographic map

Hospitals/medical centers near Washburn:

  • PROFESSIONAL HOME NURSING INC (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; CARIBOU, ME)
  • VALLEY HOME HEALTH SERVICES (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; CARIBOU, ME)
  • CARIBOU REHAB AND NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; CARIBOU, ME)

Political contributions by individuals in Washburn, ME

Local government website: WASHBURNMAINE.COM

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Washburn:

  • University of Maine (about 133 miles; Orono, ME; Full-time enrollment: 9,235)
  • Husson University (about 140 miles; Bangor, ME; FT enrollment: 2,107)
  • University of Maine at Farmington (about 176 miles; Farmington, ME; FT enrollment: 2,074)
  • Southern Maine Community College (about 240 miles; South Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 2,993)
  • University of Southern Maine (about 240 miles; Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 5,629)
  • University of New England (about 255 miles; Biddeford, ME; FT enrollment: 3,850)
  • Plymouth State University (about 272 miles; Plymouth, NH; FT enrollment: 4,634)

Public high school in Washburn:

Public elementary/middle school in Washburn:

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Library in Washburn:

  • WASHBURN MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $50,169; Location: 1290 MAIN STREET; 33,873 books; 1,481 audio materials; 1,332 video materials; 52 other licensed databases; 40 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Washburn: Washburn Fire Department (A), Washburn Memorial Library (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Riverside Extension Cemetery (1), Riverside Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Mill Pond (A), Washburn Community Pond (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: West Branch Salmon Brook (A), Kennard Brook (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
Aroostook 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
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AQI  PM10 PM2.5 SO2 CO  NO2 Ozone 

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 25.4. This is better than average.
City:

25.4
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 16.3. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 7.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

16.3
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 6.20. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 7.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

6.20
U.S.:

9.59
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 0.745. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 7.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.745
U.S.:

2.433
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.155. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 7.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.155
U.S.:

0.334
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 2.65. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 7.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

2.65
U.S.:

9.39
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 27.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

27.4
U.S.:

28.3

Drinking water stations with addresses in Washburn and their reported violations in the past:

WASHBURN WATER DEPT. (Population served: 768, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Single Sample - In MAY-2004, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Compliance Meeting conducted (MAY-06-2004), St Tech Assistance Visit (MAY-06-2004), St Public Notif requested (MAY-06-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-06-2004), St Public Notif received (MAY-28-2004), St Compliance achieved (JUN-21-2005)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations

Average household size:
This town:  2.4 people
Maine:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  69.1%
Whole state:  62.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  9.6%
Whole state:  9.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

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

13.3%
Whole state:

10.9%

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

5.5%
Whole state:

4.1%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Washburn, ME

Washburn compared to Maine state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.


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Banks with branches in Washburn (2011 data):

  • Katahdin Trust Company: Washburn Branch at 1282 Main Street, branch established on 1920/01/26. Info updated 2007/04/25: Bank assets: $527.8 mil, Deposits: $425.6 mil, headquarters in Patten, ME, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 19 total offices, Holding Company: Katahdin Bankshares Corporation

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000



Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (84%)
  • Wood (10%)
  • Electricity (6%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Washburn town (based on Aroostook County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 60.84%
Here60.8%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAUnited Methodist Church The Wesleyan ChurchAssemblies of God
Adherents70.7%8.7%5.8%5.6%1.6%
Congregations25.5%15.1%11.3%5.7%5.7%
NameUnited Church of ChristEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaLDS (Mormon) ChurchEpiscopal ChurchOther
Adherents1.6%1.3%1.1%1.0%2.6%
Congregations9.4%2.8%3.8%5.7%15.1%
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: 29
This county:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Aroostook County:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 16
Aroostook County:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 56
This county:

7.78 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 66
Aroostook County:

9.17 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

11.02 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

11.7%
Maine:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.6%
Maine:

25.0%

3.86% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($31,356 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.86%
Maine average:

6.39%

0.17% of residents moved from foreign countries ($994 average AGI)
Aroostook County:

0.17%
Maine average:

0.12%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Penobscot County, ME  0.52% ($28,453 average AGI)
from Cumberland County, ME  0.24% ($31,516)
from York County, ME  0.14% ($25,514)


4.01% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($32,517 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.01%
Maine average:

6.44%

0.12% of residents moved to foreign countries ($774 average AGI)
Aroostook County:

0.12%
Maine average:

0.07%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Penobscot County, ME  0.74% ($26,056 average AGI)
to Cumberland County, ME  0.43% ($34,982)
to York County, ME  0.14% ($26,158)

Strongest AM radio stations in Washburn:

  • WFST (600 AM; 5 kW; CARIBOU, ME; Owner: NORTHERN BROADCAST MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WEGP (1390 AM; 5 kW; PRESQUE ISLE, ME; Owner: DECELLES/SMITH MEDIA, INC.)
  • WREM (710 AM; daytime; 5 kW; MONTICELLO, ME; Owner: ALLAN H WEINER)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WCHP (760 AM; 35 kW; CHAMPLAIN, NY; Owner: CHAMPLAIN RADIO, INC.)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WZON (620 AM; 5 kW; BANGOR, ME; Owner: THE ZONE CORPORATION)
  • WGY (810 AM; 50 kW; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Washburn:

  • WBPW (96.9 FM; PRESQUE ISLE, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WQHR (96.1 FM; PRESQUE ISLE, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WOZI (101.9 FM; PRESQUE ISLE, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMEM (106.1 FM; PRESQUE ISLE, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W274AF (102.7 FM; PRESQUE ISLE, ME; Owner: BANGOR BAPTIST CHURCH)
  • WCXU (97.7 FM; CARIBOU, ME; Owner: THE CANXUS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Washburn:

  • WAGM-TV (Channel 8; PRESQUE ISLE, ME; Owner: NEPSK, INC.)
  • W51AG (Channel 51; PRESQUE ISLE, ME; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

Washburn fatal accident list:

Apr 2, 2004 09:40 PM, Sr-164, Caribou Lake Road, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Dec 12, 2003 11:45 PM, Sr-164, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Apr 1, 1997 09:30 AM, Parsonsroa, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Sep 30, 1997 02:38 PM, 164, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Oct 12, 1984 12:15 AM, 62016977, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Nov 16, 1983 00:30 AM, 6203, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Oct 4, 1982 05:13 PM, 62056206 0, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 5
Total length: 18 meters (59ft)
Total costs: $1,146,000
Total average daily traffic: 5,570
Total average daily truck traffic: 426
Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic: 8,153


FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • WASHBURN, Lat: 46.792278 Lon: -68.151333, Call Sign: WQKL812
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.431 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/08/2009, Expiration Date: 07/08/2019, Certifier: Matt Palmer
    Registrant: Sensus, 450 N Gallatin Avenue, Uniontown, PA 15401, Phone: (800) 638-3748, Fax: (800) 888-2403, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Washburn)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-151 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 80 mph), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 4505F , Serial Number: 28-7715042, Year manufactured: 1976, Airworthiness Date: 08/23/1976
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Darrell A Bouchard, 1981 Washburn Rd, Washburn, ME 04786, Other Owners: Mark A Jones


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 14
  • Hazardous Condition: 3

Incident types - Washburn


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