Wells, Maine

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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 2017: $70,475 (it was $46,314 in 2000)
Wells:

$70,475
ME:

$56,277

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $39,695 (it was $23,130 in 2000)

Wells town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $309,844 (it was $149,300 in 2000)
Wells:

$309,844
ME:

$191,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $291,927; detached houses: $315,020; townhouses or other attached units: $256,282; in 2-unit structures: $220,221; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $274,111; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $232,129; mobile homes: $83,195
March 2019 cost of living index in Wells: 112.8 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
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  • Races in Wells, ME (2010)
    • 9,24496.4%White alone
    • 1121.2%Two or more races
    • 1111.2%Hispanic
    • 590.6%Asian alone
    • 430.4%Black alone
    • 140.1%American Indian alone
    • 50.05%Other race alone
    • 10.01%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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



According to our research of Maine and other state lists, there were 9 registered sex offenders living in Wells, Maine as of October 24, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Wells is 1,065 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Wells by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(9.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(10.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(9.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(9.9)
3
(30.0)
3
(30.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(30.6)
4
(40.3)
2
(19.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(9.7)
1
(9.6)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(9.9)
1
(9.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(10.1)
1
(10.0)
2
(20.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(19.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
4
(39.8)
8
(79.3)
3
(29.6)
2
(20.0)
6
(60.3)
0
(0.0)
2
(20.9)
1
(10.4)
2
(20.4)
3
(30.2)
2
(19.8)
2
(19.7)
3
(29.2)
5
(48.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
30
(298.2)
37
(366.7)
36
(355.0)
46
(459.4)
28
(281.6)
31
(309.8)
46
(479.8)
48
(497.5)
42
(428.4)
54
(543.8)
42
(415.1)
33
(324.4)
19
(184.7)
9
(86.4)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
163
(1,620)
182
(1,804)
139
(1,371)
187
(1,868)
119
(1,197)
108
(1,079)
96
(1,001)
96
(995.0)
77
(785.5)
69
(694.9)
64
(632.5)
91
(894.4)
63
(612.4)
63
(605.1)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
2
(19.9)
9
(89.2)
2
(19.7)
11
(109.9)
6
(60.3)
4
(40.0)
2
(20.9)
7
(72.6)
3
(30.6)
4
(40.3)
5
(49.4)
1
(9.8)
3
(29.2)
7
(67.2)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(29.6)
2
(20.0)
1
(10.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)103.2123.8117.7143.6131.771.185.782.592.4107.484.063.253.452.9

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City-data.com crime index in Wells, ME

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 30 (22 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.11
Maine average:

1.69
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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).

Wells, Maine map

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

This town:

2.9%
Maine:

2.9%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Wells town:

1.0% ($1,453)
Maine:

1.5% ($1,417)

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+: Bronx, NY (239.3 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

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 )

Latitude: 43.32 N, Longitude: 70.61 W

Area code: 207

Distribution of median household income in Wells, ME in 2017
Wells satellite photo by USGS

Wells tourist attractions:

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
  • 2013: 106 buildings, average cost: $201,500
  • 2014: 80 buildings, average cost: $241,400
  • 2015: 88 buildings, average cost: $215,500
  • 2016: 110 buildings, average cost: $250,800
  • 2017: 183 buildings, average cost: $236,700
Number of permits per 10,000 Wells, ME residents
Average permit cost in Wells, ME
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.7%
Maine:

3.8%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Wells, ME
Historical housing units in Wells, ME
Most common industries in Wells, ME (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (11.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.6%)
  • Health care (7.1%)
  • Construction (7.0%)
  • Transportation equipment (6.2%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (12.3%)
  • Transportation equipment (10.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.8%)
  • Educational services (4.9%)
  • Printing & related support activities (3.7%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (3.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (18.3%)
  • Health care (11.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.1%)
  • Public administration (3.6%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.1%)
Most common occupations in Wells, ME (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.0%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.0%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.2%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.0%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Registered nurses (3.3%)

Average climate in Wells, Maine

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Wells, Maine average temperatures Wells, Maine average precipitation Wells, Maine humidity Wells, Maine wind speed Wells, Maine snowfall Wells, Maine sunshine Wells, Maine clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 55.2. This is better than average.

City:

55.2
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2008 was 7.38. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 7.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.38
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.778. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 11.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.778
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 27.3. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 9.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.3
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 9.96. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 14.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.96
U.S.:

19.64
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 5.36. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 14.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.36
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Wells-area historical tornado activity is significantly above Maine state average. It is 67% 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 90% 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 Wells center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 191.8 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) earthquake occurred 174.6 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 142.0 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
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 York County (31) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 23
Emergencies Declared: 8

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 21, Storms: 16, Winter Storms: 6, Snows: 5, Winds: 3, Heavy Rains: 2, Hurricanes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Wells topographic map

Hospitals and 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)
  • VARNEY CROSSING NCC (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; NORTH BERWICK, ME)
  • SANFORD HEALTH CARE FACILITY (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; SANFORD, ME)
  • YORK HOSPITAL HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; YORK, ME)
  • YORK HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 13 miles away; YORK, ME)

Amtrak station:

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

College/University in Wells:

  • York County Community College (Full-time enrollment: 927; 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: 4,539)
  • University of New Hampshire-Main Campus (about 21 miles; Durham, NH; FT enrollment: 15,243)
  • University of Southern Maine (about 30 miles; Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 6,647)
  • Southern Maine Community College (about 30 miles; South Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 4,666)
  • Saint Joseph's College of Maine (about 36 miles; Standish, ME; FT enrollment: 2,010)
  • Northern Essex Community College (about 43 miles; Haverhill, MA; FT enrollment: 4,737)
  • Southern New Hampshire University (about 47 miles; Manchester, NH; FT enrollment: 16,552)

Public high school in Wells:

Public elementary/middle schools in Wells:

See full list of schools located in Wells

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)

Points of interest:

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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

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
SEA-VU WEST CAMPGROUND (Population served: 660, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major 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 (2 times from NOV-16-2005 to NOV-16-2005), St Compliance achieved (JAN-17-2007)
  • 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 (2 times from SEP-22-2005 to SEP-22-2005), St Compliance achieved (JAN-17-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
PINEDEROSA CAMPGROUND #2 (Population served: 203, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
GREGOIRES CAMPGROUND (Population served: 188, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 7 routine major monitoring violations
MERRILAND FARM (Population served: 186, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
PINEDEROSA CAMPGROUND #3 (Population served: 135, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
MIKES MOOSE CROSSING (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 9 routine major monitoring violations
  • 5 regular monitoring violations

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

  • PINEDEROSA CAMPGROUND- EAST (Population served: 203, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • PINEDEROSA CAMPGROUND #4 (Population served: 78, 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%
93 people in other noninstitutional facilities in 2010
6 people in college/university student housing in 2010

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

For population 15 years and over in Wells:

Marital status in Wells, ME
  • Never married: 21.4%
  • Now married: 60.6%
  • Separated: 0.3%
  • Widowed: 6.4%
  • Divorced: 11.3%

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
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.1
Maine average:

11.2

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Wells, ME (based on York County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic40,28316
Mainline Protestant11,48064
Evangelical Protestant6,08651
Other1,84718
Orthodox6253
Black Protestant1191
None136,691-
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: 45
Here:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

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

2.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

4.23 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

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

12.53 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

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%

6.41% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($56,229 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.41%
Maine average:

5.91%

0.06% of residents moved from foreign countries ($389 average AGI)
York County:

0.06%
Maine average:

0.04%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Cumberland County, ME  1.67% ($44,353 average AGI)
from Strafford County, NH  0.57% ($49,083)
from Rockingham County, NH  0.45% ($67,251)


5.79% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($56,896 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.79%
Maine average:

5.73%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($393 average AGI)
York County:

0.07%
Maine average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Cumberland County, ME  1.45% ($51,464 average AGI)
to Strafford County, NH  0.53% ($58,471)
to Rockingham County, NH  0.37% ($65,396)
Businesses in Wells, ME
NameCountNameCount
CVS1McDonald's1
Circle K2RadioShack1
Dairy Queen1Rite Aid1
Dunkin Donuts2Subway1
FedEx1T-Mobile1
GNC1UPS2
Hilton1Vans1

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)
Wells fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Wells fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 24Number of bridges
  • 230ft / 70.0mTotal length
  • 247,873Total average daily traffic
  • 12,385Total average daily truck traffic
  • 347,876Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
New bridges in Wells, ME - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21930-1939
  • 61940-1949
  • 11950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 21980-1989
  • 51990-1999
  • 62000-2009
  • 12010-2018
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:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast 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, 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, Cancellation Date: 07/06/2015, Certifier: John T Scott Iii, 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: 6256.54 MHz, 6197.24 MHz, 6345.49 MHz, Grant Date: 03/08/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Cancellation Date: 07/20/2016, Certifier: Carol L Tacker, Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 3300 E. Renner Road, B3132, Richardson, TX 75082, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Fax: (972) 907-1131, 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: 156.800 MHz, 156.575 MHz, 156.450 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:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: CESSNA T182T (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING TI0-540 SER (310 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 147AJ , Serial Number: T18208482, Year manufactured: 2006, Airworthiness Date: 01/16/2006, Certificate Issue Date: 03/19/2014
    Registrant (Individual): J Stuart Miller, 207 Wire Rd, Wells, ME 04090
  • Aircraft: BATTI ARTHUR J / MOSELEY FRANK CH750 CRUZER (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ULPOWER UL350IS (130 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 750BM , Serial Number: 75-10124, Year manufactured: 2016, Airworthiness Date: 01/08/2016, Certificate Issue Date: 04/04/2018
    Registrant (Individual): Dana Bissonette, 350 Tatnic Rd, Wells, ME 04090
  • 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, Certificate Issue Date: 07/26/2002
    Registrant (Corporation): Sentient Machines Inc, 1820 Post Rd, Wells, ME 04090
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 03/30/2018

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 44. The highest number of reported fires - 66 took place in 2007, and the least - 13 in 2003. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Wells, ME When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (44.4%), and Outside Fires (34.4%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Wells, ME
    • 31244.4%Structure Fires
    • 24234.4%Outside Fires
    • 10715.2%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 426.0%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Wells, ME

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Wells, Maine:

  • Village By The Sea Hotel And Conference Center, 1373 Post Rd, Wells, Maine 04090 , Phone: (207) 646-1100, Fax: (207) 646-1401
  • Hampton Inn & Suites Wells/Ogunquit, 900 Post Rd, Wells, Maine 04090 , Phone: (207) 646-0555, Fax: (207) 646-2228
  • Lafayette's Oceanfront Resort At Wells Beach, 393 Mile Rd, Wells, Maine 04090 , Phone: (207) 646-2831, Fax: (207) 646-6770
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Wells, Maine
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Wells, ME
  • 82.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 8.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.5%Wood
  • 3.7%Electricity
  • 0.5%Utility gas
  • 0.2%Coal or coke
  • 0.2%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Wells, ME
  • 63.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 20.1%Electricity
  • 13.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.7%Wood
  • 1.2%No fuel used


Wells compared to Maine state average:

  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age above 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.

Wells on our top lists:

  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: used merchandise, gift, novelty, and souvenir, and other miscellaneous stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: plant and system operators (population 5,000+)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (population 5,000+)"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: printing and related support activities (population 5,000+)"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: printing and related support activities (population 5,000+)"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: other direct selling establishments (population 5,000+)"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: leather and allied products (population 5,000+)"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: retail sales workers except cashiers (population 5,000+)"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: cashiers (population 5,000+)"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: petroleum and petroleum products merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: printing workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: transportation equipment (population 5,000+)"
  • #72 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of likely lesbian couples (counted as self-reported female-female unmarried-partner households) (population 5,000+)"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households) (population 5,000+)"
  • #78 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: petroleum and petroleum products merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #82 on the list of "Top 100 high-educated but low-earning cities (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #88 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: furniture and related product manufacturing (population 5,000+)"
  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: leather and allied products (population 5,000+)"
  • #91 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: miscellaneous nondurable goods merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the best general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
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