Westfield, Maine

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Population in 2010: 549. Population change since 2000: -1.8%
 
Males: 279  (50.8%)
Females: 270  (49.2%)
Median resident age:  48.3 years
Maine median age:  43.0 years

Zip codes: 04787.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $37,050 (it was $27,083 in 2000)
Westfield:

$37,050
ME:

$53,079

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $21,096 (it was $13,533 in 2000)

Westfield town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $85,773 (it was $50,700 in 2000)
Westfield:

$85,773
ME:

$184,700

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $125,039; Detached houses: $133,261; Townhouses or other attached units: $227,405; In 2-unit structures: $202,827; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $29,654; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $218,247; Mobile homes: $46,901; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $121,366
  • Races in Westfield, ME (2010)

    Westfield races chart
    • 54398.9%White alone
    • 40.7%American Indian alone
    • 20.4%Black alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Westfield: 89.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (31.8%), French (21.3%), Irish (16.3%), Scottish (8.1%), Scotch-Irish (7.0%), German (6.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 03/07/1905

Elevation: 475 feet

Land area: 40.3 square miles.

Population density: 14 people per square mile   (very low).

Westfield,ME real estate house value index trend

Westfield, Maine map

For population 25 years and over in Westfield:

  • High school or higher: 75.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.4%
  • Unemployed: 4.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Westfield town:

  • Never married: 20.0%
  • Now married: 61.0%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 6.9%
  • Divorced: 10.9%

29 residents are foreign born (4.7% North America, 0.5% Europe).

This town:

5.2%
Maine:

2.9%

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

Westfield town:  1.3% ($657)
Maine:  1.5% ($1,417)
Westfield satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Portland, ME (230.7 miles , pop. 64,249).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (332.3 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (494.3 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Mars Hill, ME (2.1 miles ), Mars Hill-Blaine, ME (2.2 miles ), Blaine, ME (2.6 miles ), Easton, ME (2.7 miles ), Presque Isle, ME (2.9 miles ), Bridgewater, ME (3.2 miles ), Chapman, ME (3.2 miles ), Mapleton, ME (3.6 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2003: 2 buildings, average cost: $85,000
  • 2004: 2 buildings, average cost: $85,000
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $180,000
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $75,000
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $65,000
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $80,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 46.57 N, Longitude: 67.93 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 207

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.6%
Maine:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11%)
  • Groceries and related products merchant wholesalers (11%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Food (10%)
  • Health care (7%)
  • Farm supplies merchant wholesalers (5%)
  • Truck transportation (5%)
  • Health care (25%)
  • Social assistance (13%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Food and beverage stores (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (16%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (6%)
  • Carpenters (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Operations specialties managers except financial managers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (7%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Cashiers (5%)

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

Average climate in Westfield, Maine

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Westfield-area historical earthquake activity is below Maine state average. It is 95% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/14/2006 at 09:34:49, a magnitude 4.0 (3.5 MW, 4.0 LG, Depth: 14.9 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 43.3 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 314.9 miles away from Westfield 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 153.9 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 360.4 miles away from the city center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 277.6 miles away from Westfield center
On 9/16/1994 at 04:22:42, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 88.2 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 Aroostook County (21) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 9

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 8, Snows: 7, Heavy Rains: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Westfield topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Westfield:

  • PRESQUE ISLE REHAB AND NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; PRESQUE ISLE, ME)
  • AROOSTOOK MEDICAL CENTER,THE Acute Care Hospitals (about 9 miles away; PRESQUE ISLE, ME)
  • COUNTY DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 10 miles away; PRESQUE ISLE, ME)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Westfield:

  • University of Maine (about 121 miles; Orono, ME; Full-time enrollment: 8,931)
  • Husson University (about 128 miles; Bangor, ME; FT enrollment: 2,421)
  • University of Maine at Farmington (about 170 miles; Farmington, ME; FT enrollment: 2,036)
  • University of Maine at Augusta (about 179 miles; Augusta, ME; FT enrollment: 3,204)
  • Saint Joseph's College of Maine (about 227 miles; Standish, ME; FT enrollment: 2,010)
  • Southern Maine Community College (about 231 miles; South Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 4,666)
  • University of Southern Maine (about 232 miles; Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 6,647)

Public elementary/middle school in Westfield:

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Cemetery: Marshall Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Westfield Lake (A), Water District Reservoir (B), Youngs Lake (C), Burntland Stream (D), Smith Farm Pond (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Little Burnt Land Stream (A), Rideout Brook (B), Johnson Brook (C), Pretty Brook (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: First Settler's Lodge (Houlton Road) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Aroostook County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 59.0. This is better than average.

City:

59.0
U.S.:

74.7

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.155. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 10.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.155
U.S.:

0.293

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 1.97. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.97
U.S.:

6.40

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 0.529. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.529
U.S.:

1.912

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 27.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.7
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 15.1. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 4.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.1
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 5.18. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.18
U.S.:

9.35
Average household size:
This town:  2.4 people
Maine:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  73.6%
Whole state:  62.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  7.9%
Whole state:  9.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.9% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

15.0%
Whole state:

10.9%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

4.2%
Whole state:

4.1%
30 people in residential treatment centers for adults in 2010
30 people in nursing homes in 2000

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.1
Maine average:

11.2

Westfield travel time to work - commute Westfield mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2016

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2016 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic22,20027
Mainline Protestant5,84540
Evangelical Protestant4,41151
Other9577
Orthodox101
None38,447-
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: 29
Aroostook County:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

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

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

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

7.78 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.7%
Maine:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Aroostook County:

27.6%
Maine:

25.0%

3.21% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,766 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.21%
Maine average:

5.50%

0.08% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,181 average AGI)
Aroostook County:

0.08%
Maine average:

0.04%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Penobscot County, ME  0.46% ($28,764 average AGI)
from Cumberland County, ME  0.20% ($23,132)
from Hartford County, CT  0.09% ($34,920)


3.74% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,623 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.74%
Maine average:

5.62%

0.11% of residents moved to foreign countries ($830 average AGI)
Aroostook County:

0.11%
Maine average:

0.05%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Penobscot County, ME  0.67% ($29,433 average AGI)
to Cumberland County, ME  0.37% ($47,612)
to Kennebec County, ME  0.14% ($29,722)

Strongest AM radio stations in Westfield:

  • WEGP (1390 AM; 5 kW; PRESQUE ISLE, ME; Owner: DECELLES/SMITH MEDIA, INC.)
  • WREM (710 AM; daytime; 5 kW; MONTICELLO, ME; Owner: ALLAN H WEINER)
  • WFST (600 AM; 5 kW; CARIBOU, ME; Owner: NORTHERN BROADCAST MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WCHP (760 AM; 35 kW; CHAMPLAIN, NY; Owner: CHAMPLAIN RADIO, INC.)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WZON (620 AM; 5 kW; BANGOR, ME; Owner: THE ZONE CORPORATION)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGY (810 AM; 50 kW; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSKW (1160 AM; 10 kW; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN WIRELESS, INCORPORATED)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Westfield:

  • WQHR (96.1 FM; PRESQUE ISLE, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WOZI (101.9 FM; PRESQUE ISLE, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMEM (106.1 FM; PRESQUE ISLE, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W274AF (102.7 FM; PRESQUE ISLE, ME; Owner: BANGOR BAPTIST CHURCH)
  • WBPW (96.9 FM; PRESQUE ISLE, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCXU (97.7 FM; CARIBOU, ME; Owner: THE CANXUS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHOU-FM (100.1 FM; HOULTON, ME; Owner: COUNTY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Westfield:

  • WAGM-TV (Channel 8; PRESQUE ISLE, ME; Owner: NEPSK, INC.)
  • WMEM-TV (Channel 10; PRESQUE ISLE, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Westfield fatal accident list:

Jun 22, 2013 06:12 PM, Miller Road, Lat: 46.53625, Lon: -67.91808, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jul 19, 2011 00:15 AM, Us-1, Lat: 46.53135, Lon: -67.94297, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Jul 4, 2000 11:05 PM, Us-1, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Jan 9, 1994 02:15 PM, 1, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Sep 10, 1992 08:00 AM, 1, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 2
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 1m3ftTotal length
  • $135,000Total costs
  • 259Total average daily traffic
  • 20Total average daily truck traffic
  • 389Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KC1CUM, Licensee ID: L00675151, Grant Date: 11/18/2014, Expiration Date: 11/18/2024, Cancellation Date: 03/07/2015, Certifier: Steven P Vance, Registrant: Steven P Vance, Westfield, ME 04787
  • Call Sign: W1SPV, Previous Call Sign: KC1CUM, Licensee ID: L00675151, Grant Date: 03/07/2015, Expiration Date: 03/07/2025, Certifier: Steven P Vance, Registrant: Steven P Vance, Westfield, ME 04787

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

CAMPERS PARADISE (Population served: 80, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (87%)
  • Wood (12%)

Westfield compared to Maine state average:

  • Median house value 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.
  • 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.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Westfield on our top lists:

  • #68 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Northern America (population 500+)"
  • #68 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Canada (population 500+)"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest carbon monoxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
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