Weld, Maine

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Population in 2010: 419. Population change since 2000: +4.2%
 
Males: 215  (51.3%)
Females: 204  (48.7%)
Median resident age:  54.0 years
Maine median age:  43.0 years

Zip codes: 04285.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $47,784 (it was $37,250 in 2000)
Weld:

$47,784
ME:

$46,974

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $24,699 (it was $17,796 in 2000)

Weld town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $131,797 (it was $76,700 in 2000)
Weld:

$131,797
ME:

$172,800
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  • Races in Weld, ME (2010)

    Weld races chart
    • 40997.6%White alone
    • 71.7%Two or more races
    • 10.2%Black alone
    • 10.2%Other race alone
    • 10.2%Hispanic

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Weld: 92.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (37.6%), Irish (17.4%), French (10.0%), Scottish (9.2%), United States (9.2%), German (6.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 02/08/1816

Elevation: 767 feet

Land area: 59.6 square miles.

Population density: 7.0 people per square mile   (very low).

Weld,ME real estate house value index trend

Weld, Maine map

For population 25 years and over in Weld:

  • High school or higher: 92.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.6%
  • Unemployed: 5.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 41.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Weld town:

  • Never married: 15.3%
  • Now married: 70.4%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 6.0%
  • Divorced: 7.8%

3 residents are foreign born

This town:

0.7%
Maine:

2.9%



According to our research of Maine and other state lists there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Weld, Maine as of August 29, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Weld to the number of sex offenders is 101 to 1.


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

Weld town:  1.0% ($791)
Maine:  1.5% ($1,417)
Weld satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Portland, ME (72.6 miles , pop. 64,249).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (168.2 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (318.9 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Carthage, ME (2.5 miles ), Avon, ME (2.8 miles ), Temple, ME (3.0 miles ), Phillips, ME (3.1 miles ), Byron, ME (3.2 miles) , Roxbury, ME (3.3 miles ), Mexico, ME (3.4 miles ), Dixfield, ME (3.4 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 2 buildings, average cost: $66,700
  • 1998: 3 buildings, average cost: $66,700
  • 1999: 3 buildings, average cost: $66,700
  • 2000: 4 buildings, average cost: $66,700
  • 2001: 5 buildings, average cost: $66,700
  • 2002: 5 buildings, average cost: $66,700
  • 2003: 6 buildings, average cost: $66,700
  • 2004: 9 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2005: 5 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2006: 7 buildings, average cost: $171,000
  • 2007: 7 buildings, average cost: $200,000
  • 2008: 3 buildings, average cost: $166,700
  • 2010: 6 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $166,700
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $350,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 44.71 N, Longitude: 70.44 W

Area code: 207

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

3.0%
Maine:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (17%)
  • Paper (12%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Health care (19%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Leather and allied products (9%)
  • U. S. Postal service (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Carpenters (10%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Top executives (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (15%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (11%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (9%)
  • Registered nurses (8%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)

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

Average climate in Weld, Maine

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Weld-area historical earthquake activity is near Maine state average. It is 92% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 162.3 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 200.1 miles away from Weld center
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 101.5 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 115.8 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 47.8 miles away from Weld 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 9.5 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 Franklin County (24) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 15, Storms: 13, Snows: 7, Heavy Rains: 2, Hurricanes: 2, Blizzard: 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).
Weld topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Weld:

  • DIXFIELD HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; DIXFIELD, ME)
  • RUMFORD HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 13 miles away; RUMFORD, ME)
  • EDGEWOOD REHAB AND LIVING CTR (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; FARMINGTON, ME)
  • ORCHARD PARK REHAB AND LIVING (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; FARMINGTON, ME)
  • SANDY RIVER CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; FARMINGTON, ME)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Weld:

  • University of Maine at Farmington (about 15 miles; Farmington, ME; Full-time enrollment: 2,036)
  • University of Maine at Augusta (about 41 miles; Augusta, ME; FT enrollment: 3,204)
  • Saint Joseph's College of Maine (about 61 miles; Standish, ME; FT enrollment: 2,010)
  • University of Southern Maine (about 73 miles; Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 6,647)
  • Southern Maine Community College (about 75 miles; South Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 4,666)
  • Husson University (about 82 miles; Bangor, ME; FT enrollment: 2,421)
  • University of New England (about 87 miles; Biddeford, ME; FT enrollment: 4,539)

Public elementary/middle school in Weld:

See full list of schools located in Weld

Library in Weld:

  • WELD PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $54,872; Location: 25 CHURCH STREET; 11,100 books; 52 e-books; 63 audio materials; 550 video materials; 52 other licensed databases; 12 print serial subscriptions)

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

Cemeteries: Mountain View Cemetery (1), Center Hill Cemetery (2), Robertson Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lake: Webb Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Bachelor Brook (A), Snowman Brook (B), Tumbledown Brook (C), West Brook (D), Yeaton Brook (E), Rand Brook (F), Parlin Brook (G), Swett Brook (H), Keyes Brook (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Weld: Mount Blue State Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Franklin 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 2012 was 30.4. This is significantly better than average.

City:

30.4
U.S.:

74.2

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2004 was 3.52. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 11.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.52
U.S.:

1.93

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2004 was 11.5. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 11.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.5
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.15. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.15
U.S.:

9.14

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

DUMMERS BEACH CAMPGROUND (Population served: 500, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-06-2013), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-06-2013), St Public Notif received (SEP-23-2013), St Compliance achieved (MAY-27-2014)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In AUG-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Tech Assistance Visit (SEP-17-2012), St Boil Water Order (SEP-17-2012), St Public Notif requested (SEP-17-2012), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-17-2012), St Public Notif received (SEP-18-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-20-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-20-2005), St Public Notif received (2 times from SEP-22-2005 to SEP-22-2005), St Compliance achieved (MAR-05-2007)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-22-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-22-2005), St Public Notif received (2 times from JUL-13-2005 to JUL-13-2005), St Compliance achieved (AUG-11-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
KAWANHEE INN (Population served: 169, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2008 and JUN-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (2 times from JUN-06-2008 to JUN-06-2008), St Public Notif requested (2 times from JUN-06-2008 to JUN-06-2008), St Public Notif received (2 times from JUL-16-2008 to JUL-21-2008), St Compliance achieved (SEP-15-2008)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 6 routine major monitoring violations
Average household size:
This town:  2.2 people
Maine:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  71.1%
Whole state:  62.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  5.7%
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: 0.5% of all households

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

14.0%
Whole state:

10.9%

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

3.9%
Whole state:

4.1%

Weld 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.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly 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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.5
Maine average:

11.2

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (74%)
  • Wood (21%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)
  • Utility gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Weld town (based on Franklin County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic3,9365
Mainline Protestant2,00321
Evangelical Protestant90816
Other4272
None23,494-
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: 14
Franklin County:

4.68 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.33 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 9
Franklin County:

3.01 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 20
Franklin County:

6.69 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 43
Here:

14.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.3%
Maine:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Franklin County:

24.4%
Maine:

25.0%

5.53% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,698 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.53%
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 Androscoggin County, ME  0.90% ($26,206 average AGI)
from Kennebec County, ME  0.54% ($29,552)
from Cumberland County, ME  0.49% ($38,396)


5.73% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,388 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.73%
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 Androscoggin County, ME  0.94% ($29,921 average AGI)
to Kennebec County, ME  0.70% ($35,453)
to Cumberland County, ME  0.59% ($36,508)

Strongest AM radio stations in Weld:

  • WTME (780 AM; 10 kW; RUMFORD, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSKW (1160 AM; 10 kW; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN WIRELESS, INCORPORATED)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WMTW (870 AM; 10 kW; GORHAM, ME; Owner: RADIO PARTNERS OF MAINE, L.P.)
  • WCHP (760 AM; 35 kW; CHAMPLAIN, NY; Owner: CHAMPLAIN RADIO, INC.)
  • WFAU (1280 AM; 5 kW; GARDINER, ME; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • 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.)
  • WLAM (1470 AM; 5 kW; LEWISTON, ME; Owner: RADIO PARTNERS OF MAINE, L.P.)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGAN (560 AM; 5 kW; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Weld:

  • WLOB-FM (96.3 FM; RUMFORD, ME; Owner: ATLANTIC COAST RADIO, LLC)
  • WTBM (100.7 FM; MEXICO, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTOS-FM (105.1 FM; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WPKQ (103.7 FM; NORTH CONWAY, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHOM (94.9 FM; MT. WASHINGTON, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKTJ-FM (99.3 FM; FARMINGTON, ME; Owner: FRANKLIN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WMEA (90.1 FM; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHQO (107.9 FM; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN WIRELESS, INC.)
  • WIGY (97.5 FM; MADISON, ME; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

TV broadcast stations around Weld:

  • W21BI (Channel 21; FARMINGTON, ME; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WGME-TV (Channel 13; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: WGME LICENSEE, LLC)

Weld fatal accident list:

May 8, 1994 00:10 AM, Westsiderd, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 6, Fatalities: 1
Oct 26, 1991 01:00 AM, West Road, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Aug 22, 1982 08:10 PM, 50125998, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
May 3, 1981 01:30 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 9Number of bridges
  • 10m33ftTotal length
  • $2,111,000Total costs
  • 3,590Total average daily traffic
  • 280Total average daily truck traffic
  • 5,385Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • MT BLUE, Summit Of Mount Blue (Lat: 44.728056 Lon: -70.341944), Type: Tower, Structure height: 17 m, Call Sign: WQCX219
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.827 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/15/2005, Expiration Date: 06/15/2015, Certifier: Timothy A Hardy
    Registrant: Whittens 2-Way Service Inc, 155 Robertson Blvd, Brewer, ME 04412, Phone: (207) 989-2435, Fax: (207) 989-2472, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

6
  • Call Sign: KA1SIZ, Licensee ID: L01374291
    Grant Date: 05/01/2008, Expiration Date: 06/16/2018
    Registrant: Dorothy R Skolfield, 349 Phillips Road, Weld, ME 04285
  • Call Sign: N1LQH, Licensee ID: L00468022
    Grant Date: 02/15/2002, Expiration Date: 03/10/2012, Certifier: Duncan P Hutchinson
    Registrant: Duncan P Hutchinson, Weld, ME 04285
  • Call Sign: N1XNO, Previous Call Sign: KA1NUV, Licensee ID: L01190793
    Grant Date: 09/12/2006, Expiration Date: 09/12/2016
    Registrant: Thomas H Skolfield Mr., 349 Phillips Road, Weld, ME 04285
  • Call Sign: KB1FAI, Licensee ID: L00225522
    Grant Date: 04/07/2000, Expiration Date: 04/07/2010, Cancellation Date: 04/10/2012, Certifier: Shirley J Hutchinson
    Registrant: Shirley J Hutchinson, Weld, ME 04285
  • Call Sign: KB1WXZ, Licensee ID: L01699817
    Grant Date: 03/30/2012, Expiration Date: 03/30/2022, Cancellation Date: 03/13/2013, Certifier: Claude E Rounds
    Registrant: Claude E Rounds, 96 School St, Weld, ME 04285
  • Call Sign: K1CER, Previous Call Sign: KB1WXZ, Licensee ID: L01699817
    Grant Date: 03/13/2013, Expiration Date: 03/13/2023, Certifier: Claude E Rounds
    Registrant: Claude E Rounds, 96 School St, Weld, ME 04285

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: PIPER J3C-65 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 67 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 27968 , Serial Number: 4481, Year manufactured: 1940, Airworthiness Date: 04/17/1957
    Registrant (Individual): Robert C Martin, 334 Center Hill Rd, Weld, ME 04285
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 170B (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3532D , Serial Number: 27075, Year manufactured: 1956, Airworthiness Date: 01/20/1956
    Registrant (Individual): David C Latham, 171 School St, Weld, ME 04285

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2
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