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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 2012: $48,649 (it was $38,477 in 2000)
Whitefield:

$48,649
ME:

$46,709
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $21,697

Whitefield town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $144,753 (it was $82,600 in 2000)
Whitefield:

$144,753
ME:

$172,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $162,515; Detached houses: $181,914; Townhouses or other attached units: $626,297; In 2-unit structures: $162,837; Mobile homes: $88,366
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Whitefield races chart
  • White alone - 2,228 (96.9%)
  • Hispanic - 26 (1.1%)
  • Two or more races - 22 (1.0%)
  • American Indian alone - 9 (0.4%)
  • Black alone - 8 (0.3%)
  • Asian alone - 7 (0.3%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Whitefield: 167.6 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

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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).

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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

For population 15 years and over in Whitefield town:

  • Never married: 21.9%
  • Now married: 59.1%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 8.1%
  • Divorced: 9.8%

32 residents are foreign born

This town:  1.4%
Maine:  3.3%



According to our research of Maine and other state lists there were 6 registered sex offenders living in Whitefield, Maine as of November 26, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Whitefield to the number of sex offenders is 360 to 1.


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+: New York, NY (327.4 miles , pop. 8,008,278).

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

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.5%
Maine:

6.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (14%)
  • Public administration (13%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (8%)
  • Transportation equipment (7%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Health care (22%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Social assistance (7%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Food and beverage stores (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Carpenters (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other protective service workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (10%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Child care workers (5%)
  • Customer service representatives (4%)
  • Business operations specialists (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Whitefield-area historical tornado activity is above Maine state average. It is 78% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/8/1996, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 17.3 miles away from the Whitefield town center caused $10,000 in damages.

On 7/31/1971, a category F2 tornado 22.8 miles away from the town center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

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

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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 72.9 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
On 8/21/1996 at 07:54:14, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 86.7 miles away from the city center
On 1/17/2000 at 08:16:20, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, 3.4 LG, Depth: 10.1 mi) earthquake occurred 48.2 miles away from the city center
On 1/3/2000 at 21:05:50, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, 3.4 LG, Depth: 6.0 mi) earthquake occurred 28.9 miles away from Whitefield center
On 9/7/2000 at 10:07:40, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 14.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Lincoln County (21) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 10, Winter Storms: 4, Floods: 3, Snows: 2, Winds: 2, Hurricanes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Landslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Eliakim P. Scammon - Union Army general.

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Whitefield: William Farley.


Hospitals/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)

Political contributions by individuals in Whitefield, ME

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Whitefield:

  • University of Maine at Farmington (about 43 miles; Farmington, ME; Full-time enrollment: 2,074)
  • Southern Maine Community College (about 50 miles; South Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 2,993)
  • University of Southern Maine (about 51 miles; Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 5,629)
  • Husson University (about 59 miles; Bangor, ME; FT enrollment: 2,107)
  • University of New England (about 66 miles; Biddeford, ME; FT enrollment: 3,850)
  • University of Maine (about 67 miles; Orono, ME; FT enrollment: 9,235)
  • University of New Hampshire-Main Campus (about 100 miles; Durham, NH; FT enrollment: 13,290)

Public elementary/middle school in Whitefield:

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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

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 29.7. This is about average.
City:

29.7
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 13.8. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 11.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

13.8
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 8.40. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

8.40
U.S.:

9.59

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

COUNTRY FARMS RESTAURANT (Population served: 360, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2002, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-21-2002), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-21-2002), St Public Notif received (NOV-09-2002), St Compliance achieved (JAN-24-2003)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2002, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-01-2002), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-01-2002), St Public Notif received (OCT-10-2002), St Compliance achieved (JAN-24-2003)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2002, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-29-2002), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-29-2002), St Public Notif received (SEP-13-2002), St Compliance achieved (SEP-16-2002)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2001, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-15-2001), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-15-2001), St Compliance achieved (JUN-22-2001)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-2001, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-05-2001), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-05-2001), St Compliance achieved (FEB-13-2001)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In APR-1998, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-10-1998), St Compliance achieved (JUL-07-1998)
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations

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

  • SHEEPSCOT LINKS (Population served: 25, 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%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Whitefield, ME

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

Whitefield compared to Maine state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage 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.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000



Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (84%)
  • Wood (9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6%)
  • Electricity (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 23.00%
Here23.0%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Church of ChristUnited Methodist ChurchEpiscopal ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USA
Adherents35.3%14.3%14.2%12.3%10.0%
Congregations7.1%19.0%19.0%9.5%16.7%
NameConservative Baptist Association of AmericaGeneral Association of Regular Baptist ChurchesChurch of the NazareneLDS (Mormon) ChurchOther
Adherents2.6%2.3%2.1%1.8%5.0%
Congregations4.8%2.4%4.8%2.4%14.3%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables 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%

6.84% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($46,699 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.84%
Maine average:

6.39%

0.10% of residents moved from foreign countries ($227 average AGI)
Lincoln County:

0.10%
Maine average:

0.12%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Kennebec County, ME  1.00% ($28,364 average AGI)
from Knox County, ME  0.80% ($29,500)
from Sagadahoc County, ME  0.66% ($33,585)


6.70% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($33,231 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.70%
Maine average:

6.44%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Kennebec County, ME  0.93% ($30,258 average AGI)
to Cumberland County, ME  0.91% ($31,815)
to Sagadahoc County, ME  0.70% ($34,360)

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)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Whitefield, Maine:
  • Fatal accident count: 14
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 22
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 3
  • Fatalities: 15
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 33
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 2
Maine average:
  • Fatal accident count: 56
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 80
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 21
  • Fatalities: 61
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 134
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 4

See more detailed statistics of Whitefield fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 5
Total length: 12 meters (39ft)
Total costs: $2,793,000
Total average daily traffic: 11,072
Total average daily truck traffic: 918
Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic: 15,690


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 6

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Top Patent Applicants
  • Mark Lawrence Stultz (2)
  • Lee E. Richards (1)
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