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Population in 2010: 1,097. Population change since 2000: -8.8%
Males: 595  (54.3%)
Females: 502  (45.7%)

Median resident age:  50.1 years
Maine median age:  43.0 years

Zip codes: 04578.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $48,856 (it was $30,341 in 2000)
Wiscasset:

$48,856
ME:

$46,709
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,219

Wiscasset CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $171,221 (it was $118,900 in 2000)
Wiscasset:

$171,221
ME:

$172,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $193,295; Detached houses: $193,295

Median gross rent in 2012: $678.

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  • White alone - 1,059 (96.5%)
  • Asian alone - 11 (1.0%)
  • Two or more races - 11 (1.0%)
  • Hispanic - 10 (0.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 4 (0.4%)
  • Black alone - 2 (0.2%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Wiscasset: 92.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: English (26.6%), Irish (9.4%), French (8.3%), United States (6.4%), Scottish (6.2%), German (4.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 02/13/1760

Elevation: 70 feet

Land area: 3.88 square miles.

Population density: 283 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Wiscasset:

  • High school or higher: 97.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.3%
  • Unemployed: 14.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wiscasset CDP:

  • Never married: 44.5%
  • Now married: 18.7%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 6.3%
  • Divorced: 28.6%

132 residents are foreign born (2.9% North America).

This place:  12.8%
Maine:  3.3%



According to our research of Maine and other state lists there were 18 registered sex offenders living in Wiscasset, Maine as of December 20, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Wiscasset to the number of sex offenders is 209 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,756 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $3,452 (1.3%)

Wiscasset satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Portland, ME (38.0 miles , pop. 64,249).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (136.7 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: New York, NY (315.0 miles , pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: Edgecomb, ME (1.7 miles ), Alna, ME (2.4 miles ), Dresden, ME (2.5 miles ), Westport, ME (2.5 miles ), Westport Island, ME (2.6 miles ), Woolwich, ME (2.6 miles ), Newcastle, ME (2.6 miles ), Damariscotta-Newcastle, ME (2.7 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 5 buildings, average cost: $97,000
  • 1998: 12 buildings, average cost: $101,800
  • 1999: 15 buildings, average cost: $100,100
  • 2000: 14 buildings, average cost: $145,600
  • 2001: 8 buildings, average cost: $130,300
  • 2002: 16 buildings, average cost: $130,400
  • 2003: 42 buildings, average cost: $101,400
  • 2004: 34 buildings, average cost: $154,000
  • 2005: 26 buildings, average cost: $189,400
  • 2006: 17 buildings, average cost: $185,600
  • 2007: 8 buildings, average cost: $246,300
  • 2008: 12 buildings, average cost: $157,400
  • 2009: 5 buildings, average cost: $186,000
  • 2010: 5 buildings, average cost: $143,800
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $182,300
  • 2012: 3 buildings, average cost: $182,300

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Latitude: 44.01 N, Longitude: 69.67 W

Area code: 207

Wiscasset household income distribution Wiscasset home values distribution

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 3 (3 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.81
Maine average:

1.70
Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.7%
Maine:

6.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (31%)
  • Accommodation and food services (31%)
  • Other services, except public administration (17%)
  • Public administration (13%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (2%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (33%)
  • Wholesale trade (17%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Educational services (7%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (11%)
  • Art and design workers (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (14%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (12%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (10%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Wiscasset-area historical tornado activity is slightly 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 18.4 miles away from the Wiscasset place center caused $10,000 in damages.

On 7/31/1971, a category F2 tornado 31.3 miles away from the place center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Wiscasset-area historical earthquake activity is near Maine state average. It is 79% 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 79.2 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 33.7 miles away from Wiscasset 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
On 1/3/2000 at 21:05:50, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, 3.4 LG, Depth: 6.0 mi) earthquake occurred 32.5 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 54.6 miles away from Wiscasset center
On 7/22/2003 at 11:41:15, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 87.1 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).
Wiscasset topographic map

Birthplace of: Juliana Hatfield - Musician, Abiel Wood - Politician, Leland Cunningham - Astronomer, Thomas Rice (1768) - Politician, Richard Hawley Tucker - Astronomer.

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Wiscasset: Joseph S. Smith.


Hospitals/medical centers near Wiscasset:

  • COVE'S EDGE (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; DAMARISCOTTA, ME)
  • WINSHIP GREEN NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; BATH, ME)
  • COASTAL DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 11 miles away; BATH, ME)

Political contributions by individuals in Wiscasset, ME

Airports located in Wiscasset:

  • Wiscasset Airport (Runways: 1, Air Taxi Ops: 306, Itinerant Ops: 2,099, Local Ops: 4,274, Military Ops: 45)

Nuclear power plants:


Maine Yankee . Westinghouse Electric Corp.Stone & Webster Engineering Corp.Combustion Engineering. Inc.Maine Yankee Atomic Power Co.Pressurized Water Reactor (PWR). Net Output: 860 MWe. Permanently shutdown. Date started: 10/1972. Date closed : 1997..

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wiscasset:

  • Southern Maine Community College (about 38 miles; South Portland, ME; Full-time enrollment: 2,993)
  • University of Southern Maine (about 39 miles; Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 5,629)
  • University of New England (about 53 miles; Biddeford, ME; FT enrollment: 3,850)
  • University of Maine at Farmington (about 53 miles; Farmington, ME; FT enrollment: 2,074)
  • Husson University (about 72 miles; Bangor, ME; FT enrollment: 2,107)
  • University of Maine (about 80 miles; Orono, ME; FT enrollment: 9,235)
  • University of New Hampshire-Main Campus (about 88 miles; Durham, NH; FT enrollment: 13,290)

Public high school in Wiscasset:

Private high school in Wiscasset:

  • WISCASSET CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 24; Location: 143 BEECHNUT HILL RD; Grades: KG - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Wiscasset:

Private elementary/middle school in Wiscasset:

  • SHEEPSCOT VALLEY CHILDREN'S HOUSE (Students: 58; Location: 127 FEDERAL ST; Grades: PK - 1)
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Library in Wiscasset:

  • WISCASSET PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $169,044; Location: 21 HIGH STREET; 34,233 books; 1,275 audio materials; 825 video materials; 52 other licensed databases; 75 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Wiscasset: Central Maine Power Plant (A), Wiscasset Jail and Museum (B), Wiscasset Public Library (C), Wiscasset Ambulance Service (D), Wiscasset Volunteer Fire Department (E), Castle Tucker House Museum (F), Lincoln County Historical Society and Museum (G), Lincoln County Law Library (H), Maine Art Gallery (I), Musical Wonder House Music Museum (J), Nickels-Sortwell House (K). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Wiscasset include: First Congregational Church (A), Saint Philips Episcopal Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Reservoir: Hilton Pond (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Wiscasset: Wiscasset Historic District (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Lincoln County Historical Association (Museums; 15 Federal Street).

Hotels: Wiscasset Motor Lodge (Bath Road), Squire Tarbox Inn (Route 144).

Courts: Maine State - Courts- Superior Court- Wiscasset (32 High Street), Maine State - Courts- District Court (32 High Street).

 
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 29.9. This is about average.
City:

29.9
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 13.8. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.5 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 22.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

8.40
U.S.:

9.59

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

WISCASSET WATER DISTRICT (Population served: 1250, Purch_surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JUL-11-2004 and JUN-24-2005, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-23-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-23-2005), St Compliance achieved (JUN-24-2005), St Public Notif received (JUN-24-2005)
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JAN-01-2000 and JAN-19-2005, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-05-2000), St Compliance achieved (JAN-19-2005), St Public Notif received (JAN-19-2005)
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JAN-01-1999 and JAN-19-2005, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-17-1999), St Public Notif requested (NOV-17-1999), St Compliance achieved (JAN-19-2005), St Public Notif received (JAN-19-2005)
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JAN-01-1997 and JAN-19-2005, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-17-1998), St Compliance achieved (JAN-19-2005), St Public Notif received (JAN-19-2005)
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
BIG EDDY CAMPGROUND (Population served: 220, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
CHEWONKI CAMPGROUNDS (Population served: 118, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2004, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-04-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-04-2004), St Public Notif received (JUN-22-2004), St Compliance achieved (AUG-03-2005)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-17-2003), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-17-2003), St Public Notif received (MAY-05-2004), St Compliance achieved (AUG-03-2005)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-30-2003), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-30-2003), St Public Notif received (JUN-22-2003), St Compliance achieved (AUG-03-2005)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2001, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-13-2001), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-13-2001), St Compliance achieved (AUG-06-2001)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2000, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-03-2000), St Compliance achieved (AUG-06-2001)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2000, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-23-2000), St Compliance achieved (AUG-06-2001)
Past monitoring violations:
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between AUG-21-2003 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 4 regular monitoring violations
WEST SIDE CAMPGROUND (Population served: 105, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-06-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-06-2005), St Public Notif received (JUN-29-2006)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In SEP-2004, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance Meeting conducted (OCT-20-2004), St Tech Assistance Visit (OCT-20-2004), St Boil Water Order (OCT-20-2004), St Public Notif requested (OCT-20-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-20-2004), St Public Notif received (JUN-29-2006), St Compliance achieved (JUL-05-2006)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In AUG-2004, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance Meeting conducted (AUG-27-2004), St Tech Assistance Visit (AUG-27-2004), St Boil Water Order (AUG-27-2004), St Public Notif requested (AUG-27-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-27-2004), St Public Notif received (JUN-29-2006), St Compliance achieved (JUL-05-2006)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In JUL-1999, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-22-1999), St Compliance achieved (AUG-09-2001)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JUL-2005, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-10-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-10-2005), St Public Notif received (JUN-29-2006), St Compliance achieved (JUL-05-2006)
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
HILLVIEW ESTATES TRAILER PARK (Address: 105 CUSHMAN POINT ROAD , Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In FEB-2000, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-25-2000), St Compliance achieved (APR-05-2000)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-1998, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-07-1998), St Compliance achieved (MAR-10-2000)
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR INADEQUATE REPORTING - Between OCT-01-2005 and OCT-24-2005, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-11-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-11-2005), St Compliance achieved (OCT-24-2005)
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JUL-01-1996 and NOV-18-1999, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-20-1997), St Compliance achieved (NOV-18-1999)
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JAN-01-1996 and NOV-18-1999, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-20-1996), St Compliance achieved (NOV-18-1999)
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JUL-01-1995 and NOV-18-1999, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-20-1996), St Compliance achieved (NOV-18-1999)
  • 13 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
SHEEPSCOT VALLEY CHILDRENS HOUSE (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2001, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-02-2001), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-02-2001), St Compliance achieved (DEC-26-2001)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-1997, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-26-1998), St Compliance achieved (JUN-05-1998)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-1997, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-22-1997), St Compliance achieved (JUN-05-1998)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 16 routine major monitoring violations
  • 49 regular monitoring violations
COUNTRY CABIN STORE (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-1999, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-14-1999), St Compliance achieved (NOV-27-2000)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-1999, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-30-1999), St Compliance achieved (NOV-27-2000)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

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

  • CHEWONKI FOUNDATION #1 (Population served: 76, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • CHEWONKI FOUNDATION #3 (Population served: 65, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • CHEWONKI FOUNDATION #2 (Population served: 45, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 20.6%
(21.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This place:  2.0 people
Maine:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  56.5%
Whole state:  62.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  6.9%
Whole state:  9.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.9% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Wiscasset, ME


11 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000
2 people in other group homes in 2000

Wiscasset compared to Maine state average:

Wiscasset, Maine environmental map by EPA

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  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.


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Banks with branches in Wiscasset (2011 data):

  • KeyBank National Association: Wiscasset Branch at 55 Main Street, branch established on 1933/10/09. Info updated 2008/03/03: Bank assets: $86,198.8 mil, Deposits: $64,214.8 mil, headquarters in Cleveland, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1067 total offices, Holding Company: Keycorp
  • First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Bath: 695 Bath Road-Branch at 695 Bath Road, branch established on 2010/08/02. Info updated 2011/11/28: Bank assets: $114.1 mil, Deposits: $94.9 mil, headquarters in Bath, ME, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 5 total offices
  • The Bank of Maine: Wiscasset Branch at 52 Bath Road, branch established on 1971/05/19. Info updated 2011/10/17: Bank assets: $783.5 mil, Deposits: $655.7 mil, headquarters in Portland, ME, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 33 total offices
  • The First, N.A.: Wiscasset Branch at 39 Gardiner Road, branch established on 1988/07/14. Info updated 2010/06/01: Bank assets: $1,338.8 mil, Deposits: $942.2 mil, headquarters in Damariscotta, ME, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 14 total offices, Holding Company: First Bancorp, Inc., The

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Wiscasset travel time to work - commute


Wiscasset mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (87%)
  • Electricity (6%)
  • Other fuel (4%)
  • Utility gas (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results



Religion statistics for Wiscasset CDP (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 Wiscasset:

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

Strongest FM radio stations in Wiscasset:

  • WCME (96.7 FM; BOOTHBAY HARBOR, ME; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • 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.)
  • WCYI (93.9 FM; LEWISTON, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCLZ (98.9 FM; BRUNSWICK, 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)
  • WBLM (102.9 FM; PORTLAND, ME; 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.)
  • WMCM (103.3 FM; ROCKLAND, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WJJB-FM (95.5 FM; TOPSHAM, ME; Owner: ATLANTIC COAST RADIO, LLC)
  • WBQX (106.9 FM; THOMASTON, ME; Owner: MARINER BROADCASTING LIMITED PARTNER)
  • WJBQ (97.9 FM; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMME-FM (92.3 FM; AUGUSTA, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMEK-FM (99.9 FM; AUBURN, ME; Owner: RADIO PARTNERS OF MAINE, L.P.)
  • WWWA (95.3 FM; WINSLOW, ME; Owner: LIGHT OF LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WABK-FM (104.3 FM; GARDINER, ME; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMTW-FM (106.7 FM; NORTH WINDHAM, ME; Owner: RADIO PARTNERS OF MAINE, L.P.)

TV broadcast stations around Wiscasset:

  • WPFO (Channel 23; WATERVILLE, ME; Owner: CMCG PORTLAND LICENSE LLC)
  • WGME-TV (Channel 13; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: WGME LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WCBB (Channel 10; AUGUSTA, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WMTW-TV (Channel 8; POLAND SPRING, ME; Owner: WMTW BROADCAST GROUP, LLC)
  • WPXT (Channel 51; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: HMW, INC.)
  • WPME (Channel 35; LEWISTON, ME; Owner: KB PRIME MEDIA LLC)
Wiscasset, Maine:
  • Fatal accident count: 26
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 42
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 9
  • Fatalities: 28
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 67
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1
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 Wiscasset fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Wiscasset)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Wiscasset, ME)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

23 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Wiscasset)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

6
  • Aircraft: BEECH 58 (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 165 mph), Engine: AMA/EXPR UNKNOWN ENG (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 168CG , Serial Number: TH-1473, Year manufactured: 1985, Airworthiness Date: 04/01/1986
    Registrant (Corporation): Wiscasset Ford Inc, Rt 1, Wiscasset, ME 04578
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150C (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 195GS , Serial Number: 15059755, Year manufactured: 1962, Airworthiness Date: 10/24/1962
    Registrant (Individual): Reported Sale, Po Box 8, Wiscasset, ME 04578
  • Aircraft: SOCATA TB 10 (Category: Land, Seats: 5, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING 0-360-A1D (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 25186 , Serial Number: 1156, Airworthiness Date: 10/29/1990
    Registrant (Individual): Raymond Soule, 223 W Alna Rd, Wiscasset, ME 04578
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-32R-301T (Category: Land, Seats: 7, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 42990 , Serial Number: 32R-8329024, Airworthiness Date: 03/31/1983
    Registrant (Corporation): Machinery Service Co Inc, 166 W Alna Rd, Wiscasset, ME 04578
  • Aircraft: BICKFORD HARRY REX PANTHER 2 PLUS (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 486RB , Serial Number: 69058
    Registrant (Individual): Harry Rex Bickford, 448 Willow Ln, Wiscasset, ME 04578
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172M (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 108 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 9870Q , Serial Number: 17265814, Year manufactured: 1975, Airworthiness Date: 09/02/1975
    Registrant (Corporation): Flighttime Inc, 96 Chewonki Neck Rd, Wiscasset, ME 04578


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 4

Businesses in Wiscasset, ME
NameCountNameCount
Dunkin Donuts1Subway1
FedEx1True Value1
McDonald's1U-Haul1
Shaw's1
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