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Population in 2010: 9,589. Population change since 2000: +2.0%
 

Males: 4,630  (48.3%)
Females: 4,959  (51.7%)

Median resident age:  48.5 years
Maine median age:  43.0 years

Zip codes: 04090.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $55,632 (it was $46,314 in 2000)
Wells:

$55,632
ME:

$46,709
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $30,414

Wells town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $285,856 (it was $149,300 in 2000)
Wells:

$285,856
ME:

$172,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $371,086; Detached houses: $380,119; Townhouses or other attached units: $401,804; In 2-unit structures: $624,165; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $492,439; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $607,433; Mobile homes: $126,060; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $34,663
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Wells races chart
  • White alone - 9,244 (96.4%)
  • Two or more races - 112 (1.2%)
  • Hispanic - 111 (1.2%)
  • Asian alone - 59 (0.6%)
  • Black alone - 43 (0.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 14 (0.1%)
  • Other race alone - 5 (0.05%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1 (0.01%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Wells: 271.2 (very high, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: English (21.8%), Irish (17.5%), French (11.6%), French Canadian (8.5%), German (7.4%), United States (7.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 07/05/1653

Elevation: 69 feet

Land area: 57.6 square miles.

Population density: 166 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Wells:

  • High school or higher: 92.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 29.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.3%
  • Unemployed: 4.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wells town:

  • Never married: 21.4%
  • Now married: 60.6%
  • Separated: 0.3%
  • Widowed: 6.4%
  • Divorced: 11.3%

273 residents are foreign born (2.0% Europe, 0.4% North America).

This town:  2.9%
Maine:  3.3%



According to our research of Maine and other state lists there were 11 registered sex offenders living in Wells, Maine as of December 29, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Wells to the number of sex offenders is 901 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


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

Wells town:  1.0% ($1,453)
Maine:  1.5% ($1,417)
Wells satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Portland, ME (29.4 miles , pop. 64,249).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (73.2 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: New York, NY (248.2 miles , pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: Ogunquit, ME (2.2 miles ), Kennebunk, ME (2.4 miles ), North Berwick, ME (2.5 miles ), West Kennebunk, ME (2.5 miles ), South Sanford, ME (2.7 miles ), Kennebunkport, ME (2.8 miles ), Arundel, ME (3.1 miles ), South Berwick, ME (3.2 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 48 buildings, average cost: $107,000
  • 1998: 71 buildings, average cost: $98,400
  • 1999: 88 buildings, average cost: $110,900
  • 2000: 98 buildings, average cost: $132,200
  • 2001: 79 buildings, average cost: $147,500
  • 2002: 106 buildings, average cost: $143,200
  • 2003: 135 buildings, average cost: $161,300
  • 2004: 142 buildings, average cost: $176,600
  • 2005: 100 buildings, average cost: $186,000
  • 2006: 68 buildings, average cost: $204,000
  • 2007: 37 buildings, average cost: $242,800
  • 2008: 36 buildings, average cost: $184,000
  • 2009: 10 buildings, average cost: $191,700
  • 2010: 89 buildings, average cost: $183,900
  • 2011: 66 buildings, average cost: $216,200
  • 2012: 99 buildings, average cost: $168,300

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 43.32 N, Longitude: 70.61 W

Area code: 207

Wells household income distribution Wells home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Wells by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 000000101000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.09.90.010.10.00.00.0
Rapes 302010133000
per 100,000 31.60.020.20.09.90.09.930.030.20.00.00.0
Robberies 033201101120
per 100,000 0.031.430.320.00.09.99.90.010.110.020.90.0
Assaults 643448326021
per 100,000 63.241.930.340.039.879.329.620.060.30.020.910.4
Burglaries 436722403037364628314648
per 100,000 453.3702.0222.5400.3298.2366.7355.0459.4281.6309.8479.8497.5
Thefts 1561651891871631821391871191089696
per 100,000 1644.41728.81911.21871.31620.01803.91370.51867.81196.71079.51001.3995.0
Auto thefts 661012292116427
per 100,000 63.262.9101.1120.119.989.219.7109.960.340.020.972.6
Arson 000000321000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.029.620.010.10.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.9) 138.0138.6129.1124.2101.3121.6115.6141.1129.469.884.281.0

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 28 (20 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.07
Maine average:

1.70

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.6%
Maine:

6.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (12%)
  • Transportation equipment (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Printing and related support activities (4%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Health care (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Registered nurses (3%)

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Average climate in Wells, Maine

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Tornado activity:

Wells-area historical tornado activity is significantly above Maine state average. It is 50% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 30.2 miles away from the Wells town center injured 5 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 10/10/1966, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 11.4 miles away from the town center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Wells-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Maine state average. It is 74% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 51.2 miles away from the city center
On 8/21/1996 at 07:54:14, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 70.3 miles away from Wells center
On 7/22/2003 at 11:41:15, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 48.2 miles away from the city center
On 6/16/1995 at 12:13:11, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 93.2 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) earthquake occurred 96.9 miles away from Wells 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 86.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in York County (27) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 19
Emergencies Declared: 8

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 16, Storms: 14, Winter Storms: 4, Winds: 3, Snows: 3, Heavy Rains: 2, Floods: 2, Hurricanes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Snow: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Mudslide: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Wells topographic map

Hospitals/medical centers near Wells:

  • GREENWOOD CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; SANFORD, ME)
  • MAINE STAY NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; SANFORD, ME)
  • KINDRED TRANSITIONAL CARE AND REHAB-KENNEBUNK (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; KENNEBUNK, ME)

Political contributions by individuals in Wells, ME

Amtrak station:

WELLS (696 SANFORD ST.) . Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area.

Local government website: wellstown.org

College/University in Wells:

  • York County Community College (Full-time enrollment: 510; Location: 112 College Drive; Public; Website: www.yccc.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wells:

  • University of New England (about 15 miles; Biddeford, ME; Full-time enrollment: 3,850)
  • University of New Hampshire-Main Campus (about 21 miles; Durham, NH; FT enrollment: 13,290)
  • University of Southern Maine (about 29 miles; Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 5,629)
  • Southern Maine Community College (about 30 miles; South Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 2,993)
  • Northern Essex Community College (about 43 miles; Haverhill, MA; FT enrollment: 2,865)
  • Southern New Hampshire University (about 47 miles; Manchester, NH; FT enrollment: 4,316)
  • NHTI-Concord's Community College (about 47 miles; Concord, NH; FT enrollment: 2,162)

Public high school in Wells:

Public elementary/middle schools in Wells:

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Library in Wells:

  • WELLS PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $330,768; Location: 1434 POST ROAD; 42,993 books; 1,528 audio materials; 1,642 video materials; 52 other licensed databases; 101 print serial subscriptions; 1 electronic serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Wells: Sanford Health Camp (A), The Wells Reserve Visitors Center (B), Gregoires Campground (C), Bears Den Recreational Vehicle Park (D), Beach Acres Campground (E), Wells Branch Fire Department Wells Branch Station (F), Wells Fire Department High Pine Station (G), Wells Emergency Medical Services (H), Wells Public Library (I), Wells Information Center (J), Wells Auto Museum (K), Wells Fire Department Station 1 (L). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Wells Shopping Plaza Shopping Center (1), Wells Corner Shopping Center (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Wells include: Messiah Christian Church (A), Congregational Church of Wells (B), First Congregational Church (C), High Pine Baptist Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Jackson Cemetery (1), Littlefield Cemetery (2), Clay Cemetery (3), Ocean View Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Ed Hanscom Pond (A), Hobbs Pond (B), Merriland River Reservoir (C), Johns Swamp (D), Webhannet River Marsh (E), The Heath (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Stevens Brook (A), Town Woods Brook (B), Hobbs Brook (C), Dog Brook (D), Depot Brook (E), Pope Creek (F), Bragdon Brook (G), Blacksmith Brook (H), Bragdpm Brook (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Wells: The Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Beach: Drakes Island Beach (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Historical Society of Wells & Ogunquit (Historical Places & Services; Post Road) (1), Bull N' Claw Restaurant (Tours & Charters; Route 1 - Post Road) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Coast Village Inn (876 Post Road) (1), Belle of Maine Vacation Village (1139 Post Road) (2), Garrison Suites Motel & Cottages (1099 Post Road) (3), Nautical Mile Resort & Condominiums (1072 Post Road) (4), Seagull Motor Inn (1413 Post Rd) (5), Misty Harbor Resort Motel (Mile Rd) (6), Cottages At Summer Village Rentals (454 Post Rd) (7), Ocean Overlook Motor Court (Post Road) (8), Blue Horizon Motel (39 Mile Rd) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

 
York 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  NO2 Ozone  PM2.5 SO2 PM10

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 26.7. This is about average.
City:

26.7
U.S.:

32.0
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2008 was 7.39. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 7.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

7.39
U.S.:

10.54
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 27.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

27.7
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 7.03. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 14.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

7.03
U.S.:

9.59
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 2.18. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

2.18
U.S.:

2.43
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 13.2. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 14.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

13.2
U.S.:

22.1

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

SEA-VU SOUTH CAMPGROUND (Population served: 688, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
BEARS DEN RV PARK - WEST (Population served: 290, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-20-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-20-2005), St Public Notif received (NOV-16-2005)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-15-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-15-2005), St Public Notif received (SEP-22-2005)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
SEA-VU WEST CAMPGROUND (Population served: 264, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
BLUEBERRY RIDGE M.H. VILLAGE (Population served: 128, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2006 and MAR-2006, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-14-2006), St Public Notif requested (JUN-14-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-14-2006), St Public Notif received (JUL-18-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
MERRILAND FARM (Population served: 80, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-18-2003), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-18-2003), St Public Notif received (SEP-09-2003)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
GREGOIRES CAMPGROUND (Population served: 75, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2004, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-30-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-30-2004)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JUN-2004, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-19-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-19-2004)
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
PIKE INDUSTRIES (Population served: 42, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
PHEASANT HILL MHP (Population served: 35, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In FEB-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-13-2006), St Tech Assistance Visit (MAR-13-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-13-2006), St Boil Water Order (MAR-13-2006)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (MAY-18-2006), St Public Notif requested (MAY-19-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-19-2006)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-06-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-06-2005)
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR INADEQUATE REPORTING - Between OCT-01-2005 and NOV-15-2005, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-11-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-11-2005), St Compliance achieved (NOV-15-2005)
  • CCR INADEQUATE REPORTING - Between OCT-01-2004 and NOV-10-2004, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-22-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-22-2004), St Compliance achieved (NOV-10-2004)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 56 regular monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Wells that have no violations reported:

  • PINEDEROSA CAMPGROUND #1 (Population served: 203, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • PINEDEROSA CAMPGROUND #2 (Population served: 203, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • BEARS DEN RV PARK - EAST (Population served: 65, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

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

Percentage of family households:
This town:  66.4%
Whole state:  62.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  7.4%
Whole state:  9.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.7% of all households

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

5.4%
Whole state:

10.9%

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

2.2%
Whole state:

4.1%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Wells, ME

93 people in other noninstitutional facilities in 2010
6 people in college/university student housing in 2010

Wells compared to Maine state average:

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


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Banks with branches in Wells (2011 data):

  • Sanford Institution for Savings: Wells Branch at 1149 Post Road, branch established on 2004/12/08. Info updated 2010/01/06: Bank assets: $433.1 mil, Deposits: $320.0 mil, headquarters in Sanford, ME, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Sis Bancorp, Mhc
  • Bank of America, National Association: Wells Branch at 75 Wells Plaza, Unit 11, branch established on 1974/11/18. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • People's United Bank: Webhannet Branch at 1597 Post Road, branch established on 1962/07/17. Info updated 2012/02/16: Bank assets: $27,319.3 mil, Deposits: $20,835.4 mil, headquarters in Bridgeport, CT, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 374 total offices
  • Kennebunk Savings Bank: Wells Branch at Route 109, Sanford Road, branch established on 1975/08/11. Info updated 2010/05/27: Bank assets: $821.4 mil, Deposits: $660.6 mil, headquarters in Kennebunk, ME, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 15 total offices

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Wells, Maine:

  • Village By The Sea Hotel And Conference Center, 1373 Post Rd, Wells, ME 04090 , Phone: (207) 646-1100, Fax: (207) 646-1401
  • Congdon's Resort, 1072 PO Rd, Wells, ME 04090 , Phone: (207) 646-6171, Fax: (207) 646-6250
  • Lafayette's Oceanfront Resort, PO Box 639, Wells, ME 04090 , Phone: (207) 646-2831, Fax: (207) 646-6770
  • Usa Inn, 1017 PO Rd, Wells, ME 04090 , Phone: (207) 646-9313
  • Hampton Inn & Suites Wells/Ogunquit, 900 Post Rd, Wells, ME 04090 , Phone: (207) 646-0555, Fax: (207) 646-2228
  • Lafayette's Oceanfront Resort At Wells Beach, 393 Mile Rd, Wells, ME 04090 , Phone: (207) 646-2831, Fax: (207) 646-6770
All 6 fire-safe hotels and motels in Wells, Maine

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000



Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (79%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (9%)
  • Electricity (7%)
  • Wood (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Wells town (based on York County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 39.08%
Here39.1%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Church of ChristAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAUnited Methodist ChurchEpiscopal Church
Adherents72.5%6.5%5.4%4.5%2.5%
Congregations17.2%16.4%13.9%12.3%4.9%
NameAssemblies of GodGreek Orthodox Archdiocese of AmericaLDS (Mormon) ChurchSalvation ArmyOther
Adherents1.6%1.3%1.1%0.7%3.9%
Congregations6.6%0.8%2.5%1.6%23.8%
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: 45
York County:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

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

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 42
York County:

2.09 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 85
York County:

4.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 252
Here:

12.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.7%
Maine:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
York County:

24.0%
Maine:

25.0%

6.27% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($40,481 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.27%
Maine average:

6.39%

0.08% of residents moved from foreign countries ($333 average AGI)
York County:

0.08%
Maine average:

0.12%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Cumberland County, ME  1.61% ($37,688 average AGI)
from Strafford County, NH  0.52% ($36,557)
from Rockingham County, NH  0.42% ($46,742)


6.63% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($39,248 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.63%
Maine average:

6.44%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($169 average AGI)
York County:

0.04%
Maine average:

0.07%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Cumberland County, ME  1.71% ($38,497 average AGI)
to Strafford County, NH  0.59% ($34,097)
to Rockingham County, NH  0.41% ($45,576)

Strongest AM radio stations in Wells:

  • WGIN (930 AM; 10 kW; ROCHESTER, NH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMTW (870 AM; 10 kW; GORHAM, ME; Owner: RADIO PARTNERS OF MAINE, L.P.)
  • WTSN (1270 AM; 5 kW; DOVER, NH; Owner: GARRISON CITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WGAN (560 AM; 5 kW; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, 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.)
  • WZAN (970 AM; 5 kW; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WPHX (1220 AM; 1 kW; SANFORD, ME; Owner: FNX BROADCASTING L.L.C.)
  • WWZN (1510 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Wells:

  • WUBB (95.3 FM; YORK CENTER, ME; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WPHX-FM (92.1 FM; SANFORD, ME; Owner: FNX BROADCASTING LLC)
  • WSEW (88.5 FM; SANFORD, ME; Owner: WORD RADIO EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WQEZ (104.7 FM; KENNEBUNKPORT, ME; Owner: MARINER BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • WMEA (90.1 FM; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBQQ (99.3 FM; KENNEBUNK, ME; Owner: MARINER BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • WPKQ (103.7 FM; NORTH CONWAY, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSCY (106.9 FM; MOULTONBOROUGH, NH; Owner: NORTHEAST COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WHOM (94.9 FM; MT. WASHINGTON, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSHK (105.3 FM; KITTERY, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCYY (94.3 FM; BIDDEFORD, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBLM (102.9 FM; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WOKQ (97.5 FM; DOVER, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WRED (95.9 FM; SACO, ME; Owner: ATLANTIC COAST RADIO, LLC)
  • WMEX (106.5 FM; FARMINGTON, NH; Owner: WIMMEX, LLC)
  • WHEB (100.3 FM; PORTSMOUTH, NH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBYY (98.7 FM; SOMERSWORTH, NH; Owner: GARRISON CITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WQSO (96.7 FM; ROCHESTER, NH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLKZ (104.9 FM; WOLFEBORO, NH; Owner: TELE-MEDIA COMPANY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, L.L.C.)
  • WJBQ (97.9 FM; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Wells:

  • WMEA-TV (Channel 26; BIDDEFORD, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WMTW-TV (Channel 8; POLAND SPRING, ME; Owner: WMTW BROADCAST GROUP, LLC)
  • WGME-TV (Channel 13; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: WGME LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WCSH (Channel 6; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: PACIFIC AND SOUTHERN COMPANY, INC.)
  • WHDN-LP (Channel 26; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GUENTER MARKSTEINER)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Wells, Maine:
  • Fatal accident count: 71
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 100
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 28
  • Fatalities: 81
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 167
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 4
Maine average:
  • Fatal accident count: 56
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 80
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 21
  • Fatalities: 61
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 134
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 4

See more detailed statistics of Wells fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 33
Total length: 109 meters (358ft)
Total costs: $5,049,000
Total average daily traffic: 328,436
Total average daily truck traffic: 33,562

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1920-1929: 1
  • 1930-1939: 2
  • 1940-1949: 8
  • 1950-1959: 1
  • 1960-1969: 1
  • 1970-1979: 0
  • 1980-1989: 2
  • 1990-1999: 11
  • 2000-2009: 7
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Wells, ME

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Wells)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

46 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Wells, ME)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • STATION, 0.1 Mi N Of Tatnic (Lat: 43.274806 Lon: -70.626417), Overall height: 97.5 m, Call Sign: WNTM569
    Assigned Frequencies: 928.443 MHz, 952.443 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/24/1992, Expiration Date: 04/24/1997, Cancellation Date: 01/19/1995
    Registrant: Phone: (919) 545-2223
  • Bald Hill, 615 Bald Hill Road (Lat: 43.346806 Lon: -70.678972), Type: Tower, Structure height: 45.7 m, Overall height: 50.3 m, Call Sign: WQES582
    Assigned Frequencies: 10875.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/04/2006, Expiration Date: 04/04/2016, Certifier: Scott Donlea
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:
  • WELLS, Tanic Rd (Lat: 43.276694 Lon: -70.626000), Type: Tower, Structure height: 109.7 m, Overall height: 113.4 m, Call Sign: WLN853
    Assigned Frequencies: 10627.5 MHz, 6256.54 MHz, 6197.24 MHz, 6286.19 MHz, 6197.24 MHz, 6345.49 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/08/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Certifier: Carol L Tacker
    Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 1120 20th Street, Nw - Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 457-2055, Fax: (202) 457-3073, Email:

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

3
  • 545 Ocean Ave (Lat: 43.255639 Lon: -70.593944), Type: Building, Overall height: 7 m, Call Sign: KIY666, Licensee ID: L00556070
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.450 MHz, 156.800 MHz, 156.575 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/28/2002, Expiration Date: 08/12/2012, Cancellation Date: 10/13/2012
    Registrant: Moody Marine Association, 545 Ocean Avenue, Wells, ME 04090-3912, Phone: (207) 646-3208
  • Lower Landing Rd (Lat: 43.320083 Lon: -70.564778), Type: Building, Overall height: 5 m, Call Sign: KZN507
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.450 MHz, 156.800 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/19/1993, Expiration Date: 08/19/1998, Cancellation Date: 05/06/2001
    Registrant: Wells Harbor Marina Inc, Lower Landing Rd, Wells, ME 04090
  • 345 Harbor Rd (Lat: 43.317583 Lon: -70.552000), Type: Building, Overall height: 5 m, Call Sign: WHU252, Licensee ID: L00003413
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.425 MHz, 156.450 MHz, 156.500 MHz, 156.800 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/01/2000, Expiration Date: 03/07/2005, Cancellation Date: 05/07/2005
    Registrant: Webhannet River Boat Yard Inc, 345 Harbor Rd, Wells, ME 04090

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

26 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Wells)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: AMERICAN GENERAL ACFT CORP AG5B (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 11902 , Serial Number: 10013, Year manufactured: 1991, Airworthiness Date: 01/16/1991
    Registrant (Individual): Tyler John Tweed, 64 Elinor Ln, Wells, ME 04090
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-22-135 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 94 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-290 SERIES (140 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3206B , Serial Number: 22-2033, Year manufactured: 1953
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Hubert L Reeves, 2611 Tatnic Rd, Wells, ME 04090, Other Owners: Barbara Stevens
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150M (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 81 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-200A (100 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 857CH , Serial Number: 15076078, Year manufactured: 1976, Airworthiness Date: 06/02/2010
    Registrant (Corporation): Sentient Machines Inc, 1820 Post Rd, Wells, ME 04090


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 53
  • Hazardous Condition: 62
  • Service Call: 20
  • Good Intent Call: 8

Incident types - Wells


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Wells, ME
Businesses in Wells, ME
NameCountNameCount
CVS1RadioShack1
Dairy Queen1Rite Aid1
Dunkin Donuts2Subway1
FedEx1T-Mobile1
GNC1UPS2
McDonald's1Vans1
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