Westport Island, Maine

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Population in 2010: 718.
Males: 358  (49.9%)
Females: 360  (50.1%)
Median resident age:  52.0 years
Maine median age:  43.0 years
Estimated median household income in 2015: $49,092
Westport Island:

$49,092
ME:

$51,494

Estimated per capita income in 2015: $29,236

Westport Island town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $205,716
Westport Island:

$205,716
ME:

$180,300
  • Races in Westport Island, ME (2010)

    Westport Island races chart
    • 69797.1%White alone
    • 81.1%Two or more races
    • 71.0%Hispanic
    • 20.3%American Indian alone
    • 20.3%Asian alone
    • 10.1%Black alone
    • 10.1%Other race alone
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Westport Island: 85.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Current Local Time: EST time zone

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Portland, ME (33.2 miles , pop. 64,249).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (130.5 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (300.7 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Westport, ME (0.5 miles ), Woolwich, ME (2.2 miles ), Arrowsic, ME (2.3 miles ), Boothbay, ME (2.3 miles ), Edgecomb, ME (2.3 miles ), Boothbay Harbor, ME (2.4 miles ), Bath, ME (2.5 miles ), Southport, ME (2.5 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2008: 5 buildings, average cost: $99,900
  • 2009: 4 buildings, average cost: $99,900
  • 2010: 5 buildings, average cost: $99,900
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $99,900
  • 2012: 3 buildings, average cost: $99,900
  • 2013: 3 buildings, average cost: $99,900
  • 2014: 2 buildings, average cost: $99,900

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 43.91 N, Longitude: 69.70 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 207

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.4%
Maine:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

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

Earthquake activity:

Westport Island-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Maine state average. It is 91% 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 99.2 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 203.2 miles away from Westport Island center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 231.2 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 82.8 miles away from the city center
On 2/26/1999 at 03:38:43, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 2.0 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 40.3 miles away from Westport Island center
On 8/21/1996 at 07:54:14, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 84.3 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 Hancock County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 7, Snows: 5, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 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).

Hospitals and medical centers near Westport Island:

  • ST ANDREWS HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; BOOTHBAY HARBOR, ME)
  • ST ANDREWS HOSPITAL (LINCOLN COUNTY HEALTHCARE) Critical Access Hospitals (about 6 miles away; BOOTHBAY HARBOR, ME)
  • WINSHIP GREEN NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; BATH, ME)
  • COASTAL DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 7 miles away; BATH, ME)
  • COVE'S EDGE (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; DAMARISCOTTA, ME)
  • BRUNSWICK MANOR (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; BRUNSWICK, ME)
  • COMMUNITY HEALTH AND NURSING SERVICES (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; BRUNSWICK, ME)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Westport Island:

  • University of Maine at Augusta (about 30 miles; Augusta, ME; Full-time enrollment: 3,204)
  • Southern Maine Community College (about 33 miles; South Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 4,666)
  • University of Southern Maine (about 34 miles; Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 6,647)
  • Saint Joseph's College of Maine (about 40 miles; Standish, ME; FT enrollment: 2,010)
  • University of New England (about 47 miles; Biddeford, ME; FT enrollment: 4,539)
  • University of Maine at Farmington (about 57 miles; Farmington, ME; FT enrollment: 2,036)
  • Husson University (about 78 miles; Bangor, ME; FT enrollment: 2,421)
Hancock 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 64.0. This is about average.

City:

64.0
U.S.:

74.7

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 4.56. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 22.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.56
U.S.:

6.40

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 1.06. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.06
U.S.:

1.91

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 29.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.7
U.S.:

32.0
Average household size:
This town:  2.2 people
Maine:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  69.0%
Whole state:  62.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  10.9%
Whole state:  9.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.6% of all households

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

2016 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Westport Island town (based on Hancock County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant4,69158
Catholic2,5239
Evangelical Protestant1,28823
Other82011
None45,096-
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: 32
Hancock County:

6.01 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 9
Hancock County:

1.69 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 26
Hancock County:

4.89 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 115
Here:

21.61 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.4%
Maine:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Hancock County:

25.4%
Maine:

25.0%

5.45% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($38,886 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.45%
Maine average:

5.50%

0.08% of residents moved from foreign countries ($382 average AGI)
Hancock County:

0.08%
Maine average:

0.04%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Penobscot County, ME  1.18% ($36,406 average AGI)
from Washington County, ME  0.28% ($21,300)
from Waldo County, ME  0.26% ($30,875)


5.07% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,082 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.07%
Maine average:

5.62%

0.09% of residents moved to foreign countries ($362 average AGI)
Hancock County:

0.09%
Maine average:

0.05%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Penobscot County, ME  1.14% ($29,886 average AGI)
to Cumberland County, ME  0.36% ($31,947)
to Washington County, ME  0.21% ($33,364)

Strongest AM radio stations in Westport Island:

  • WJTO (730 AM; 1 kW; BATH, ME; Owner: BLUE JEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGAN (560 AM; 5 kW; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WFAU (1280 AM; 5 kW; GARDINER, ME; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMTW (870 AM; 10 kW; GORHAM, ME; Owner: RADIO PARTNERS OF MAINE, L.P.)
  • WJJB (900 AM; 1 kW; BRUNSWICK, ME; Owner: ATLANTIC COAST RADIO, LLC)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WLAM (1470 AM; 5 kW; LEWISTON, ME; Owner: RADIO PARTNERS OF MAINE, L.P.)
  • WTME (780 AM; 10 kW; RUMFORD, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WZAN (970 AM; 5 kW; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WLOB (1310 AM; 5 kW; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: ATLANTIC COAST RADIO, 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.)
  • WSKW (1160 AM; 10 kW; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN WIRELESS, INCORPORATED)

Strongest FM radio stations in Westport Island:

  • WCME (96.7 FM; BOOTHBAY HARBOR, ME; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCLZ (98.9 FM; BRUNSWICK, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBCI (105.9 FM; BATH, ME; Owner: BLOUNT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WMEP (90.5 FM; CAMDEN, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WQSS (102.5 FM; CAMDEN, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBLM (102.9 FM; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WPKQ (103.7 FM; NORTH CONWAY, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WJJB-FM (95.5 FM; TOPSHAM, ME; Owner: ATLANTIC COAST RADIO, LLC)
  • WHOM (94.9 FM; MT. WASHINGTON, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMEA (90.1 FM; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTHT (107.5 FM; LEWISTON, ME; Owner: RADIO PARTNERS OF MAINE, L.P.)
  • WCYI (93.9 FM; LEWISTON, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WJBQ (97.9 FM; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMCM (103.3 FM; ROCKLAND, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMEK-FM (99.9 FM; AUBURN, ME; Owner: RADIO PARTNERS OF MAINE, L.P.)
  • WBQX (106.9 FM; THOMASTON, ME; Owner: MARINER BROADCASTING LIMITED PARTNER)
  • WYFP (91.9 FM; HARPSWELL, ME; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WMTW-FM (106.7 FM; NORTH WINDHAM, ME; Owner: RADIO PARTNERS OF MAINE, L.P.)
  • WPOR (101.9 FM; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WMME-FM (92.3 FM; AUGUSTA, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Westport Island:

  • WGME-TV (Channel 13; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: WGME LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WPFO (Channel 23; WATERVILLE, ME; Owner: CMCG PORTLAND LICENSE LLC)
  • WCBB (Channel 10; AUGUSTA, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WMTW-TV (Channel 8; POLAND SPRING, ME; Owner: WMTW BROADCAST GROUP, LLC)
  • WCSH (Channel 6; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: PACIFIC AND SOUTHERN COMPANY, INC.)
  • WPXT (Channel 51; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: HMW, INC.)
  • WPME (Channel 35; LEWISTON, ME; Owner: KB PRIME MEDIA LLC)
  • W32CA (Channel 32; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Lat: 43.935250 Lon: -69.691972, Call Sign: WQPU336
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.370 MHz, 151.370 MHzGrant Date: 08/15/2012, Expiration Date: 08/15/2022, Certifier: Robert P MooneyRegistrant: Ewa 20120320155804, 17750 Creamery Road, Suite B10, Emmitsburg, MD 21727, Phone: (703) 797-5146, Fax: (717) 337-9157, Email:

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

2
  • Westport Island (Lat: 43.894778 Lon: -69.710306), Call Sign: KNKB960
    Assigned Frequencies: 35.2400 MHzExpiration Date: 04/01/1999, Cancellation Date: 06/05/1999Registrant: Landcomm, Inc., 4 Fundy Road, Portland, ME 04105
  • Westport Island (Lat: 43.894778 Lon: -69.710306), Call Sign: KNKK277
    Assigned Frequencies: 454.200 MHzExpiration Date: 04/01/1999, Cancellation Date: 06/05/1999Registrant: Landcomm, Inc., Portland, NE 04105

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: AC1O, Previous Call Sign: K1TGS, Licensee ID: L00199337, Grant Date: 03/19/2010, Expiration Date: 05/30/2020, Certifier: Daryl L Grant, Registrant: Daryl L Grant, 12 Palmer Rd, Westport Island, ME 04578
  • Call Sign: KB1FYA, Licensee ID: L00301946, Grant Date: 12/21/2010, Expiration Date: 12/21/2020, Certifier: Jerry I Partelow, Registrant: Jerry I Partelow, 21 Weatherstone Drive, Westport Island, ME 04578
  • Call Sign: K1JAK, Previous Call Sign: KB1PNS, Licensee ID: L01333824, Grant Date: 11/09/2007, Expiration Date: 11/09/2017, Certifier: Jason A Kates, Registrant: Jason A Kates, 233 North End Road, Westport Island, ME 04578

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-32-300 (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 126 mph), Engine: LYCOMING IO-540 SER (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 36615 , Serial Number: 32-7840166, Year manufactured: 1978, Airworthiness Date: 06/13/1978
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Stephen E Sinacori, 127 N End Rd, Westport Island, ME 04578, Other Owners: Linda M Sinacori
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 170 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4281V , Serial Number: 18699, Year manufactured: 1948, Airworthiness Date: 09/12/1996
    Registrant (Individual): Ann-Marie Walko, 362 W Shore Rd, Westport Island, ME 04578

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1

Westport Island compared to Maine state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below 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.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
There are 2 pilots and 2 other airmen in this city.
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