Whitefield, Maine

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Population in 2010: 2,300.
Population change since 2000: +1.2%
 
Males: 1,157  (50.3%)
Females: 1,143  (49.7%)
Median resident age:

44.1 years
Maine median age:

43.0 years

Zip codes: 04353.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $58,405 (it was $38,477 in 2000)
Whitefield:

$58,405
ME:

$58,924

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $27,806 (it was $16,456 in 2000)

Whitefield town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $163,632 (it was $82,600 in 2000)
Whitefield:

$163,632
ME:

$200,500

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $296,306; detached houses: $322,783; townhouses or other attached units: $218,599; in 2-unit structures: $272,175; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $196,400; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $328,783; mobile homes: $107,829; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $169,722
March 2019 cost of living index in Whitefield: 90.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
  • Races in Whitefield, ME (2010)
    • 2,22896.9%White alone
    • 261.1%Hispanic
    • 221.0%Two or more races
    • 90.4%American Indian alone
    • 80.3%Black alone
    • 70.3%Asian alone

Races in Whitefield 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 Whitefield, Maine as of September 24, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Whitefield is 256 to 1.


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Ancestries: English (26.2%), Irish (15.9%), French (12.7%), United States (12.2%), German (9.3%), Scottish (4.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 06/19/1809

Elevation: 100 feet

Land area: 46.8 square miles.

Population density: 49 people per square mile   (very low).

Whitefield, Maine map

32 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.4%
Maine:

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

1.4% ($1,164)
Maine:

1.5% ($1,417)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Portland, ME (50.2 miles , pop. 64,249).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (150.5 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (318.4 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities:

Pittston, ME (2.3 miles ),
Jefferson, ME (2.4 miles ),
Chelsea, ME (2.6 miles ),
Windsor, ME (2.7 miles ),
Randolph, ME (2.8 miles ),
Somerville, ME (2.8 miles ),
Alna, ME (2.9 miles ),
Farmingdale, ME (3.0 miles )

Latitude: 44.21 N, Longitude: 69.60 W

Distribution of median household income in Whitefield, ME in 2019
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.2%
Maine:

4.7%
Unemployment by year
Most common industries in Whitefield, ME (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (13.0%)
  • Public administration (12.2%)
  • Construction (7.3%)
  • Educational services (5.5%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.0%)
  • Transportation equipment (4.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (14.4%)
  • Public administration (13.2%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (8.1%)
  • Transportation equipment (6.8%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (5.9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.0%)
  • Educational services (4.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (22.4%)
  • Public administration (11.2%)
  • Social assistance (6.7%)
  • Educational services (6.5%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.3%)
Most common occupations in Whitefield, ME (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (3.6%)
  • Carpenters (3.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.2%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (8.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.8%)
  • Carpenters (6.6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Other protective service workers, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.5%)
  • Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters (3.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9.6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Child care workers (5.4%)
  • Customer service representatives (4.3%)
  • Registered nurses (4.0%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.0%)

Average climate in Whitefield, Maine

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 16.9. This is significantly better than average.

City:

16.9
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 3.28. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.28
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.402. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.402
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Earthquake activity:

Whitefield-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Maine state average. It is 77% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/16/2012 at 23:12:25, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 ML, Depth: 10.0 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 67.4 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 ML, Depth: 3.0 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 203.5 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) earthquake occurred 204.4 miles away from Whitefield center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 111.0 miles away from Whitefield center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 236.0 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 19.1 miles away from Whitefield 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 (24) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 19
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 15, Storms: 11, 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: 2 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Whitefield topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Whitefield:

  • MAINEGENERAL MEDICAL CENTER -GARDINER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; GARDINER, ME)
  • MERRILL MEMORIAL MANOR (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; GARDINER, ME)
  • ROBINSON HLTH CARE FAC (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; GARDINER, ME)
  • MAINE VETERANS HOME - AUGUSTA (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; AUGUSTA, ME)
  • SUPPORTIVE LIVING SYSTEMS INC (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; AUGUSTA, ME)
  • KINDRED TRANSITIONAL CARE AND REHAB-AUGUSTA (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; AUGUSTA, ME)
  • MAINE GENERAL REHAB AND NURSING AT GLENRIDGE (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; AUGUSTA, ME)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Whitefield:

  • University of Maine at Augusta (about 13 miles; Augusta, ME; Full-time enrollment: 3,204)
  • University of Maine at Farmington (about 42 miles; Farmington, ME; FT enrollment: 2,036)
  • Southern Maine Community College (about 50 miles; South Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 4,666)
  • University of Southern Maine (about 51 miles; Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 6,647)
  • Saint Joseph's College of Maine (about 52 miles; Standish, ME; FT enrollment: 2,010)
  • Husson University (about 59 miles; Bangor, ME; FT enrollment: 2,421)
  • University of New England (about 65 miles; Biddeford, ME; FT enrollment: 4,539)

Public elementary/middle school in Whitefield:

See full list of schools located in Whitefield

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Whitefield: Whitefield Fire and Rescue (A), Kings Mills Fire Department (B), North Whitefield Fire Department (C), Coopers Mills Fire Department (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Whitefield: Saint Denis Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Preble Cemetery (1), Calvary Cemetery (2), Potter Cemetery (3), Whitefield Cemetery (4), Noyes Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Weary Pond (A), Givens Pond (B), Clary Lake (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: West Branch Sheepscot River (A), Finn Brook (B), Carlton Brook (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Birthplace of: Eliakim P. Scammon - Union Army general.

Lincoln 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 Whitefield and their reported violations in the past:

SHEEPSCOT LINKS (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-15-2011), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-15-2011), St Public Notif received (AUG-18-2011), St Compliance achieved (SEP-06-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-24-2007), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-24-2007), St Public Notif received (SEP-05-2007), St Compliance achieved (SEP-07-2011), St Intentional no-action (SEP-09-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations

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

  • KIDDIE KORNER CHILD CARE CENTER (Population served: 46, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This town:

2.5 people
Maine:

2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

70.1%
Whole state:

62.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

8.9%
Whole state:

9.4%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

12.5%
Whole state:

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

4.0%
Whole state:

4.1%
28 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
4 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010

People in group quarters in Whitefield in 2000:

  • 48 people in nursing homes
  • 8 people in other group homes
  • 2 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 2 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

For population 15 years and over in Whitefield:

Marital status in Whitefield, ME
  • Never married: 21.9%
  • Now married: 59.1%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 8.1%
  • Divorced: 9.8%

For population 25 years and over in Whitefield:

  • High school or higher: 81.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.6%
  • Unemployed: 5.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.5 minutes
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

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Whitefield, ME (based on Lincoln County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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.
State:

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

6.62 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

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

13.23 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

11.02 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Lincoln County:

7.0%
Maine:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Lincoln County:

21.9%
State:

25.0%

6.85% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($56,427 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.85%
Maine average:

5.91%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Knox County, ME  0.88% ($42,023 average AGI)
from Kennebec County, ME  0.83% ($35,154)
from Sagadahoc County, ME  0.72% ($41,710)


5.93% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($45,384 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.93%
Maine average:

5.73%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Kennebec County, ME  0.88% ($36,930 average AGI)
to Cumberland County, ME  0.82% ($62,959)
to Knox County, ME  0.64% ($30,713)

Strongest AM radio stations in Whitefield:

  • WFAU (1280 AM; 5 kW; GARDINER, ME; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WEZW (1400 AM; 1 kW; AUGUSTA, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSKW (1160 AM; 10 kW; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN WIRELESS, INCORPORATED)
  • WMDR (1340 AM; 1 kW; AUGUSTA, ME; Owner: LIGHT OF LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WTME (780 AM; 10 kW; RUMFORD, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WMTW (870 AM; 10 kW; GORHAM, ME; Owner: RADIO PARTNERS OF MAINE, L.P.)
  • WGAN (560 AM; 5 kW; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WLAM (1470 AM; 5 kW; LEWISTON, ME; Owner: RADIO PARTNERS OF MAINE, L.P.)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WZON (620 AM; 5 kW; BANGOR, ME; Owner: THE ZONE CORPORATION)
  • WJTO (730 AM; 1 kW; BATH, ME; Owner: BLUE JEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Whitefield:

  • WMME-FM (92.3 FM; AUGUSTA, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMEP (90.5 FM; CAMDEN, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WQSS (102.5 FM; CAMDEN, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCME (96.7 FM; BOOTHBAY HARBOR, ME; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWWA (95.3 FM; WINSLOW, ME; Owner: LIGHT OF LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WABK-FM (104.3 FM; GARDINER, ME; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMCM (103.3 FM; ROCKLAND, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCYI (93.9 FM; LEWISTON, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WPKQ (103.7 FM; NORTH CONWAY, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHOM (94.9 FM; MT. WASHINGTON, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBCI (105.9 FM; BATH, ME; Owner: BLOUNT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WKCG (101.3 FM; AUGUSTA, ME; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBQX (106.9 FM; THOMASTON, ME; Owner: MARINER BROADCASTING LIMITED PARTNER)
  • WTOS-FM (105.1 FM; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWBX (97.1 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBLM (102.9 FM; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMEA (90.1 FM; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WFZX (101.7 FM; SEARSPORT, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBFB (104.7 FM; BELFAST, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTHT (107.5 FM; LEWISTON, ME; Owner: RADIO PARTNERS OF MAINE, L.P.)

TV broadcast stations around Whitefield:

  • WPFO (Channel 23; WATERVILLE, ME; Owner: CMCG PORTLAND LICENSE LLC)
  • WCBB (Channel 10; AUGUSTA, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WGME-TV (Channel 13; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: WGME LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WFYW-LP (Channel 69; FAIRFIELD/WATERVILLE, ME; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • DW23AB (Channel 23; WATERVILLE, ME; Owner: RUSSELL COMMUNICATIONS)

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Whitefield: William Farley.

Whitefield fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
See more detailed statistics of Whitefield fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 26ft / 8.3mTotal length
  • 8,089Total average daily traffic
  • 403Total average daily truck traffic
  • 11,645Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic

2004 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2004 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 8. The highest number of fires - 28 took place in 2015, and the least - 0 in 2008. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Whitefield, ME When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (76.4%), and Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires (14.6%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Whitefield, ME
    • 9476.4%Structure Fires
    • 1814.6%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 75.7%Outside Fires
    • 43.3%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Whitefield, ME
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Whitefield, ME
  • 83.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 10.3%Wood
  • 5.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.9%Electricity
  • 0.5%Solar energy
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Whitefield, ME
  • 86.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 13.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Whitefield compared to Maine state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below 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.
There are 2 pilots and 1 other airmen in this city.
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Lee E. Richards (2)
  • Mark Lawrence Stultz (2)
  • Mark Stultz (1)
  • Peter Alfred Jumars (1)

Total of 6 patent applications in 2008-2021.