Wellington, Maine

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Population in 2010: 260. Population change since 2000: +0.8%
 
Males: 130  (50.0%)
Females: 130  (50.0%)
Median resident age:  50.3 years
Maine median age:  43.0 years

Zip codes: 04942.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $21,484 (it was $17,083 in 2000)
Wellington:

$21,484
ME:

$46,974

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $16,901 (it was $11,216 in 2000)

Wellington town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $98,191 (it was $59,400 in 2000)
Wellington:

$98,191
ME:

$172,800

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $146,333; Detached houses: $158,409; Townhouses or other attached units: $192,170; In 2-unit structures: $150,318; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $86,534; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $328,038; Mobile homes: $49,046
  • Races in Wellington, ME (2010)

    Wellington races chart
    • 25397.3%White alone
    • 51.9%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 20.8%Two or more races

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Wellington: 94.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: French (29.1%), Irish (21.3%), English (20.9%), German (9.7%), Polish (5.4%), Lithuanian (4.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 02/23/1828

Elevation: 571 feet

Land area: 39.9 square miles.

Population density: 6.5 people per square mile   (very low).

Wellington,ME real estate house value index trend

Wellington, Maine map

For population 25 years and over in Wellington:

  • High school or higher: 65.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.6%
  • Unemployed: 5.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wellington town:

  • Never married: 18.2%
  • Now married: 62.2%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 9.1%
  • Divorced: 9.6%

5 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.9%
Maine:

2.9%

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

Wellington town:  1.0% ($567)
Maine:  1.5% ($1,417)
Wellington satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Portland, ME (103.7 miles , pop. 64,249).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (205.3 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (364.8 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Cambridge, ME (2.6 miles ), Parkman, ME (2.7 miles ), Harmony, ME (2.8 miles ), Athens, ME (3.1 miles ), Abbot, ME (3.2 miles ), Ripley, ME (3.2 miles ), Guilford, ME (3.3 miles ), Sangerville, ME (3.6 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $18,000
  • 1998: 1 building, cost: $18,000
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $18,000
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $18,000
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $18,000
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $18,000
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $18,000
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $18,000
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $18,000
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $18,000
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $67,500
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $67,500
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $30,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 45.08 N, Longitude: 69.57 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 207

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

9.6%
Maine:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (17%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Truck transportation (10%)
  • Petroleum and petroleum products merchant wholesalers (9%)
  • Leather and allied products (7%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (7%)
  • Educational services (23%)
  • Health care (20%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (17%)
  • Apparel (14%)
  • Social assistance (9%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (6%)
  • Paper (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (14%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (14%)
  • Carpenters (9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (5%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (17%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (14%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (14%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (11%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (9%)
  • Child care workers (9%)

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

Average climate in Wellington, Maine

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Wellington-area historical earthquake activity is near Maine state average. It is 93% 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 207.8 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 247.9 miles away from Wellington 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 148.4 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 86.4 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 41.5 miles away from Wellington center
On 7/14/2006 at 09:34:49, a magnitude 4.0 (3.5 MW, 4.0 LG, Depth: 14.9 mi) earthquake occurred 134.6 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 Piscataquis County (20) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 11, Snows: 7, Heavy Rains: 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).
Wellington topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Wellington:

  • DEXTER HEALTH CARE (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; DEXTER, ME)
  • SANFIELD REHAB AND LIVING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; HARTLAND, ME)
  • SOMERSET REHABILITATION AND LIVING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; BINGHAM, ME)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wellington:

  • University of Maine at Farmington (about 41 miles; Farmington, ME; Full-time enrollment: 2,036)
  • Husson University (about 42 miles; Bangor, ME; FT enrollment: 2,421)
  • University of Maine (about 46 miles; Orono, ME; FT enrollment: 8,931)
  • University of Maine at Augusta (about 53 miles; Augusta, ME; FT enrollment: 3,204)
  • Saint Joseph's College of Maine (about 98 miles; Standish, ME; FT enrollment: 2,010)
  • University of Southern Maine (about 104 miles; Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 6,647)
  • Southern Maine Community College (about 105 miles; South Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 4,666)

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

Cemeteries: Taylor Cemetery (1), Small Philbrick Cemetery (2), Hutchins Corner Cemetery (3), Burdins Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and swamps: Long Bog (A), Round Bog (B), Ham Bog (C), Woodman Bog (D), Little Woodman Bog (E), Lowell Bog (F), Wellington Bog (G), Whitehouse Bog (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: King Brook (A), Craig Brook (B), Cook Brook (C), Meadow Brook (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Piscataquis 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 2001 was 74.9. This is about average.

City:

74.9
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2001 was 28.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.8
U.S.:

32.0
Average household size:
This town:  2.1 people
Maine:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  66.1%
Whole state:  62.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  6.5%
Whole state:  9.4%

No gay or lesbian households reported

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

16.9%
Whole state:

10.9%

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

5.0%
Whole state:

4.1%

Wellington compared to Maine state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age 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.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.2
Maine average:

11.2

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (48%)
  • Wood (47%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)
  • Electricity (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Wellington town (based on Piscataquis County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,10813
Evangelical Protestant85513
Catholic3203
Other3185
None13,934-
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: 9
Piscataquis County:

5.24 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
Piscataquis County:

4.08 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 15
Piscataquis County:

8.74 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 18
Here:

10.49 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.4%
Maine:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Piscataquis County:

27.5%
Maine:

25.0%

5.65% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,622 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.65%
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 Penobscot County, ME  2.00% ($26,472 average AGI)
from Somerset County, ME  0.36% ($34,864)
from Cumberland County, ME  0.28% ($48,588)


6.17% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($27,622 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.17%
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 Penobscot County, ME  2.15% ($27,541 average AGI)
to Somerset County, ME  0.39% ($25,583)
to York County, ME  0.29% ($23,333)

Strongest AM radio stations in Wellington:

  • WSKW (1160 AM; 10 kW; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN WIRELESS, INCORPORATED)
  • WZON (620 AM; 5 kW; BANGOR, ME; Owner: THE ZONE CORPORATION)
  • WTME (780 AM; 10 kW; RUMFORD, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WABI (910 AM; 5 kW; BANGOR, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, 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)
  • WCHP (760 AM; 35 kW; CHAMPLAIN, NY; Owner: CHAMPLAIN RADIO, INC.)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WFAU (1280 AM; 5 kW; GARDINER, ME; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WMTW (870 AM; 10 kW; GORHAM, ME; Owner: RADIO PARTNERS OF MAINE, L.P.)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Wellington:

  • WQCB (106.5 FM; BREWER, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WTOS-FM (105.1 FM; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WGUY (102.1 FM; DEXTER, ME; Owner: CONCORD MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WWBX (97.1 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHQO (107.9 FM; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN WIRELESS, INC.)
  • WVOM (103.9 FM; HOWLAND, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WDME-FM (103.1 FM; DOVER-FOXCROFT, ME; Owner: THE ZONE CORPORATION)
  • WJCX (99.5 FM; PITTSFIELD, ME; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WCTB (93.5 FM; FAIRFIELD, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN WIRELESS, INC.)

Wellington fatal accident list:

Sep 19, 2004 08:30 PM, Huff Corner Road, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Jul 23, 1997 06:44 PM, 154, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Dec 9, 1994 04:45 PM, Huffcorner, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 3m10ftTotal length
  • 510Total average daily traffic
  • 40Total average daily truck traffic
  • 765Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • WELLINGTON FS, Huff Corner Road (Lat: 45.041167 Lon: -69.591444), Type: Tower, Structure height: 9.1 m, Call Sign: WQMN773
    Assigned Frequencies: 465.200 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/06/2010, Expiration Date: 10/06/2020, Certifier: Dave Roberts
    Registrant: New Wave Licensing Services Inc., 517 Sachs Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-0910, Fax: (717) 334-4739, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: KA1DYN, Licensee ID: L01310818
    Grant Date: 08/02/2007, Expiration Date: 03/05/2016, Certifier: Mary E Ward
    Registrant: Mary E Ward, 5 Huff Corner Road, Wellington, ME 04942
  • Call Sign: N1UVK, Licensee ID: L00996149
    Grant Date: 03/29/2005, Expiration Date: 04/14/2015
    Registrant: James K Karanis, 10 Reed Road, Wellington, ME 04942
  • Call Sign: KB1VAV, Licensee ID: L01607448
    Grant Date: 12/10/2010, Expiration Date: 12/10/2020, Certifier: Bryant R Garrett
    Registrant: Bryant R Garrett, 27 Zion Rd, Wellington, ME 04942

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 4
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