Westport, Maine

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Population in July 2007: 771.
Males: 381  (49.5%)
Females: 390  (50.5%)
Median resident age:  44.8 years
Maine median age:  38.6 years

Zip codes: 04578.

Estimated median household income in 2015: $53,116 (it was $39,010 in 2000)
Westport:

$53,116
ME:

$51,494

Estimated per capita income in 2015: $31,143 (it was $21,623 in 2000)

Westport town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $255,929 (it was $138,400 in 2000)
Westport:

$255,929
ME:

$180,300

Mean prices in 2015: All housing units: $281,199; Detached houses: $309,216; Townhouses or other attached units: $258,879; In 2-unit structures: $170,156; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $254,986; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $233,796; Mobile homes: $80,367
  • Races in Westport, ME (2000)

    Westport races chart
    • 73298.3%White alone
    • 70.9%Two or more races
    • 50.7%American Indian alone
    • 10.1%Black alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Westport: 100.0 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Westport, ME City Guides:

Ancestries: English (32.2%), Irish (15.0%), German (10.9%), United States (9.0%), Scottish (7.9%), French (6.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 02/05/1828

Elevation: 98 feet

Land area: 8.74 square miles.

Population density: 88 people per square mile   (very low).

Westport,ME real estate house value index trend

Westport, Maine map

For population 25 years and over in Westport:

  • High school or higher: 85.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.0%
  • Unemployed: 7.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Westport town:

  • Never married: 12.7%
  • Now married: 68.5%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 6.8%
  • Divorced: 11.3%

23 residents are foreign born (1.3% Asia, 1.2% North America, 0.5% Europe).

This town:

3.1%
Maine:

2.9%



According to our research of Maine and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Westport, Maine as of April 30, 2017.
The ratio of number of residents in Westport to the number of sex offenders is 771 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:

Westport town:  1.0% ($1,324)
Maine:  1.5% ($1,417)
Westport satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Portland, ME (33.4 miles , pop. 64,249).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (130.8 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (300.9 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

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

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 10 buildings, average cost: $94,200
  • 1998: 12 buildings, average cost: $94,200
  • 1999: 14 buildings, average cost: $94,200
  • 2000: 12 buildings, average cost: $94,200
  • 2001: 13 buildings, average cost: $94,200
  • 2003: 12 buildings, average cost: $99,700
  • 2004: 15 buildings, average cost: $99,900
  • 2005: 11 buildings, average cost: $99,900
  • 2006: 10 buildings, average cost: $99,900
  • 2007: 7 buildings, average cost: $99,900

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 43.92 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 (%)

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation equipment (20%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Used merchandise, gift, novelty, and souvenir, and other miscellaneous stores (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Health care (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Engineers (10%)
  • Carpenters (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Electricians (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Cashiers (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Personal appearance workers (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)

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

Average climate in Westport, Maine

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Westport-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 99.4 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 203.3 miles away from Westport center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 231.4 miles away from the city center
On 10/3/2006 at 00:07:38, a magnitude 4.3 (3.8 MB, 3.8 MW, 4.3 LG, Depth: 4.0 mi) earthquake occurred 82.5 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 40.0 miles away from Westport 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 84.4 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 Lincoln County (22) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 18
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 14, Storms: 10, Winter Storms: 4, Hurricanes: 2, Snows: 2, Winds: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Landslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Westport topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Westport:

  • 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 15 miles away; BRUNSWICK, ME)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Westport:

  • 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)

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

Church in Westport: Westport Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Greenleaf Cemetery (1), Tarbox Cemetery (2), Willis Harrington Cemetery (3), William Knight Cemetery (4), Tarbox Bailey Cemetery (5), Rhines Parsons Cemetery (6), Parsons Greenleaf Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lake: Heal Pond (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creek: Squam Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Westport: Porter Preserve (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lincoln 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 22.2 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 5.9 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 2.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.7
U.S.:

32.0
Average household size:
This town:  2.3 people
Maine:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  72.0%
Whole state:  66.1%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  5.7%
Whole state:  7.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

6.6%
Whole state:

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

1.6%
Whole state:

4.1%
4 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:

10.8
Maine average:

11.2

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

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2016 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Westport town (based on Lincoln County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant3,58629
Catholic2,7253
Evangelical Protestant1,06512
Other2794
None26,802-
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: 14
Lincoln County:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

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

2.59 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 23
Lincoln County:

6.62 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 46
Here:

13.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.0%
Maine:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Lincoln County:

21.9%
Maine:

25.0%

5.72% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($38,936 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.72%
Maine average:

5.50%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Kennebec County, ME  0.88% ($31,427 average AGI)
from Knox County, ME  0.60% ($28,624)
from Sagadahoc County, ME  0.55% ($34,346)


6.04% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,423 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.04%
Maine average:

5.62%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Kennebec County, ME  0.86% ($26,475 average AGI)
to Cumberland County, ME  0.84% ($31,442)
to Sagadahoc County, ME  0.64% ($29,011)

Strongest AM radio stations in Westport:

  • WJTO (730 AM; 1 kW; BATH, ME; Owner: BLUE JEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WFAU (1280 AM; 5 kW; GARDINER, ME; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WGAN (560 AM; 5 kW; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • 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:

  • 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.)
  • WPKQ (103.7 FM; NORTH CONWAY, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBLM (102.9 FM; PORTLAND, ME; 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:

  • 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)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 349 Main Road (Lat: 43.909750 Lon: -69.706417), Call Sign: WQCX431
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.325 MHzGrant Date: 06/16/2005, Expiration Date: 06/16/2015, Cancellation Date: 08/22/2015, Certifier: Dennis CromwellRegistrant: Yankee Communications, 935 Main Street, Clinton, ME 04927, Phone: (207) 453-2000, Fax: (866) 536-5243, Email:

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

1
  • Jewetts Cove (Lat: 43.867583 Lon: -69.712833), Type: Building, Overall height: 7 m, Call Sign: WHU985
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.450 MHz, 156.800 MHz, 156.975 MHzGrant Date: 08/16/1994, Expiration Date: 08/16/1999, Cancellation Date: 05/06/2001Registrant: Westport, Town Of, Rfd 2 Box 721, Westport, ME 04578

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KB1HBC, Licensee ID: L00381962, Grant Date: 07/24/2001, Expiration Date: 07/24/2011, Cancellation Date: 04/29/2003, Certifier: Walter B Mc Carty, Registrant: Walter B Mc Carty, 914 Main Rd, Westport, ME 04578

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

SQUIRE TARBOX INN (Population served: 112, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-19-2013), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-19-2013), St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-12-2012), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-12-2012), St Public Notif received (DEC-26-2012), St Compliance achieved (MAY-13-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-30-2012), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-30-2012), St Compliance achieved (MAY-13-2013), St Public Notif received (JUL-02-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-03-2012), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-03-2012), St Public Notif received (AUG-29-2012), St Compliance achieved (MAY-13-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-02-2010), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-02-2010), St Public Notif received (APR-11-2011), St Compliance achieved (AUG-26-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-21-2010), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-21-2010), St Public Notif received (APR-11-2011), St Compliance achieved (AUG-26-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 5
  • Hazardous Condition: 6

Incident types - Westport

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Westport, ME

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (80%)
  • Wood (11%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (8%)
  • Electricity (1%)
  • Utility gas (1%)

Westport compared to Maine state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
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