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Waldo County, Maine (ME)

County population in 2014: 39,051 (9% urban, 91% rural); it was 36,280 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 7,723
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 5,177
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 11,756
Renter-occupied apartments: 3,531 (it was 2,970 in 2000)
% of renters here:

20%
State:

29%

Land area: 730 sq. mi.

Water area: 123.0 sq. mi.

Population density: 54 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Waldo County: 88.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (18.0%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (14.9%), Educational, health and social services (14.8%), Manufacturing (11.2%), Construction (10.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 44%
  • Government: 7%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 49%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Waldo County, Maine:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (96.6%)
  • Two or more races (1.3%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (0.9%)
Median resident age:  44.0 years
Maine median age:  42.0 years
Males: 19,132  (49.0%)
Females: 19,919  (51.0%)
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Waldo County,ME real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Waldo County:

2.0 people
Maine:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $41,999 ($33,986 in 1999)

This county:

$41999
Maine:

$46974

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $616 (lower quartile is $417, upper quartile is $753)
This county:

$616
State:

$668


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $154,480 (it was $85,600 in 2000)
Waldo:

$154,480
Maine:

$172,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $94,421 - $234,601

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $208,784
Here:

$208,784
State:

$224,586

Townhouses or other attached units: $219,785
Here:

$219,785
State:

$236,645

In 2-unit structures: $399,772
Here:

$399,772
State:

$219,007

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $245,058
Here:

$245,058
State:

$174,362

Mobile homes: $69,431
Here:

$69,431
State:

$60,044
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,128
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $432

Institutionalized population: 128

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 2
  • Assaults: 17
  • Burglaries: 68
  • Thefts: 177
  • Auto thefts: 18

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 2
  • Robberies: 2
  • Assaults: 22
  • Burglaries: 97
  • Thefts: 243
  • Auto thefts: 16
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Health of residents in Waldo County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.5. This is about average.
71.5% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
48.1% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
56.7% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is less than average.
Average weight of males is 198 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 161 pounds. This is about average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 126 buildings, average cost: $155,300
  • 2008: 75 buildings, average cost: $205,200
  • 2009: 76 buildings, average cost: $174,600
  • 2010: 65 buildings, average cost: $221,700
  • 2011: 56 buildings, average cost: $156,300
  • 2012: 67 buildings, average cost: $182,800
  • 2013: 62 buildings, average cost: $200,000
  • 2014: 76 buildings, average cost: $188,700

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,856 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,755 (1.2%)

Waldo County household income distribution in 2009 Waldo County home values distribution Waldo County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 17.9%
(17.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 41.4% for Black residents, 31.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 26.9% for American Indian residents, 79.4% for other race residents, 34.1% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 17.5%
Waldo County:

17.5%
Maine:

14.0%
(17.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 42.1% for Black residents, 26.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 24.7% for American Indian residents, 79.4% for other race residents, 31.7% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 45 years old
(Males: 44 years old, Females: 45 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45 years old, Black residents: 22 years old, American Indian residents: 43 years old, Asian residents: 29 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23 years old, Other race residents: 23 years old)

Area name: Waldo County, ME
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Waldo County is $541 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $652 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $799 a month.

Cities in this county include: Belfast, Lincolnville, Stockton Springs, Swanville, Northport, Winterport, Palermo, Searsmont, Burnham, Searsport.

Waldo County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

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

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

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.2%
Maine:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 1,306
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 84.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 22.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 619 (54% naturalized citizens)

Waldo County:

1.7%
Whole state:

2.9%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 67
  • 1990 to 1994: 56
  • 1985 to 1989: 39
  • 1980 to 1984: 36
  • 1975 to 1979: 36
  • 1970 to 1974: 49
  • 1970 to 1974: 83
  • 1965 to 1969: 253

Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.4 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 60.5%

Waldo County marital status for males Waldo County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 13,740
  • One, attached: 200
  • Two: 491
  • 3 or 4: 459
  • 5 to 9: 366
  • 10 to 19: 144
  • 20 or more: 147
  • Mobile homes: 3,240
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 117

Housing units in Waldo County with a mortgage: 3,763 (293 second mortgage, 584 home equity loan, 17 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,422

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

66.4% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Waldo County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,20420
Evangelical Protestant1,71123
Catholic9003
Other5547
None33,417-
Waldo County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 10
Waldo County:

2.60 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.80 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
This county:

1.82 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 27
Waldo County:

7.02 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 34
This county:

8.84 / 10,000 pop.
State:

11.02 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Waldo County:

9.2%
Maine:

8.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Waldo County:

26.1%
State:

25.0%

Agriculture in Waldo County:

Average size of farms: 167 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $35,318
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $159.74
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 8.39%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 80.04%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $32,308
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 26.47%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.55%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $37,945
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 87.71%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 11.49
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 50.94%
Vegetables: 116 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 122 acres

Earthquake activity:

Waldo County-area historical earthquake activity is near Maine state average. It is 92% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 227.0 miles away from Waldo County 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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 48.9 miles away from the county center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 140.7 miles away from the county center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 261.4 miles away from the county 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 19.8 miles away from Waldo County 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 65.5 miles away from the county 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)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • MaineSevere Storms, Flooding, and Landslides, Incident Period: June 18, 2009 to July 8, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1852): July 30, 2009, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1852, Natural disaster type: Storm, Landslide, Flood
  • MaineSevere Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 11, 2008 to December 29, 2008, Emergency Declared (EM-3298): December 15, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3298, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • MaineSevere Winter Storm and Flooding, Incident Period: December 11, 2008 to December 29, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1815): January 9, 2009, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1815, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Flood
  • MaineSevere Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: April 28, 2008 to May 14, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1755): May 9, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1755, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • MaineSevere Storms and Inland and Coastal Flooding, Incident Period: April 15, 2007 to April 23, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1693): April 25, 2007, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1693, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • MaineFlooding, Incident Period: March 16, 2007 to March 18, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1691): April 20, 2007, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1691, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • MaineHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3256): September 19, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3256, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • MaineSevere Storms, Flooding, Snow Melts, and Ice Jams, Incident Period: March 29, 2005 to May 3, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1591): June 29, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1591, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Snow
  • MaineSevere Storms, Flooding, Snow Melt, and Ice Jams, Incident Period: December 10, 2003 to December 31, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1508): February 5, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1508, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Snow
  • MaineIce Storms, Incident Period: January 5, 1998 to January 25, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1198): January 13, 1998, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1198, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm
  • 7 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Waldo County (17) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Storms: 10, Snows: 3, Heavy Rains: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Landslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Canada (35%)
  • United Kingdom (20%)
  • Germany (6%)
  • Other Northern Europe (6%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (4%)
  • Philippines (3%)
  • France (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Waldo County (%):

  • English (25%)
  • United States or American (15%)
  • Irish (13%)
  • French (except Basque) (8%)
  • German (6%)
  • Scottish (5%)
  • French Canadian (4%)

Waldo County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 12,965 (77%)
  • Carpooled: 2,220 (13%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 27 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 3 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 7 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 25 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 24 (0%)
  • Walked: 453 (3%)
  • Other means: 132 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 1,005 (6%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Waldo County, Maine in 2000:

  • 264 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 142 people in nursing homes
  • 36 people in other group homes
  • 27 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 24 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 19 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 7 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 3 people in religious group quarters

People in group quarters in Waldo County, Maine in 2010:

  • 341 people in college/university student housing
  • 91 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 24 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 23 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 13 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 6 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 3 people in other noninstitutional facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $44,107.

5.91% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,908 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.91%
Maine average:

5.50%


0.07% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,481 average AGI)
Waldo County:

0.07%
Maine average:

0.04%

3.51% relocated from other counties in Maine ($17,625 average AGI)
2.33% relocated from other states ($16,801 average AGI)
Waldo County:

2.33%
Maine average:

2.57%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Penobscot County, ME  1.14% ($27,430 average AGI)
from Kennebec County, ME  0.71% ($29,699)
from Knox County, ME  0.45% ($28,545)
from Hancock County, ME  0.25% ($33,833)
from Cumberland County, ME  0.24% ($43,600)
from Somerset County, ME  0.20% ($30,138)
from Lincoln County, ME  0.11% ($29,250)


6.11% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,013 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.11%
Maine average:

5.62%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.02% relocated to other counties in Maine ($19,805 average AGI)
2.09% relocated to other states ($12,208 average AGI)
Waldo County:

2.09%
Maine average:

2.68%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Penobscot County, ME  1.11% ($31,488 average AGI)
to Kennebec County, ME  0.66% ($29,010)
to Knox County, ME  0.60% ($33,391)
to Cumberland County, ME  0.47% ($25,449)
to Hancock County, ME  0.38% ($30,875)
to Somerset County, ME  0.23% ($29,971)
to Lincoln County, ME  0.13% ($34,000)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.0
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.7

Births per 1000 population in Waldo County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 9.4

Deaths per 1000 population in Waldo County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.0

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Waldo County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 14.4%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.2%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Waldo County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Waldo County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 7,173 (5,668 aged, 1,505 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 493 (6%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Waldo County, Maine in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (411)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (361)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (327)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (252)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (203)
  • Unspecified dementia (163)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (150)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (145)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (116)
  • Congestive heart failure (110)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 2.6
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 5363.100
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 117.210
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 40339.13

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1072.210
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 785.430
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 2.58

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 24.68
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 62.01

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 7.75
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 125.4. This is more than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 38,285
  • In family households: 30,972 (7,278 male householders, 3,349 female householders)
    8,223 spouses, 9,535 children (8,658 natural, 319 adopted, 558 stepchildren), 613 grandchildren, 192 brothers or sisters, 260 parents, 242 other relatives, 1,089 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 7,313 (2,660 male householders (1,986 living alone)), 3,144 female householders (2,568 living alone)), 1,509 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 501 (128 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 5,424 2-persons, 2,327 3-persons, 1,788 4-persons, 742 5-persons, 228 6-persons, 118 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 4,554 1-person, 1,094 2-persons, 94 3-persons, 39 4-persons, 17 5-persons, 3 6-persons, 3 7-or-more-persons.

5,931 married couples with children.
2,178 single-parent households (647 men, 1,531 women).

96.7% of residents of Waldo County speak English at home.
0.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (79% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 9% speak English not well).
2.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (79% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (57% speak English very well, 43% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (83% speak English very well, 17% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $226,170,000 ($5891 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $24,737,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $97,062,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $36,347,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $418,000
Federal grants: $64,075,000
Federal procurement contracts: $16,436,000 ($14,668,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $11,832,000 ($4,392,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $877,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $11,349,000
Federal Government insurance: $17,433,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 2,075
Here:

54 per 1000 residents
State:

54 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,807
Here:

47 per 1000 residents
State:

49 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +29
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+4 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +2,176
Here:

+56 per 1000 residents
State:

+28 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Waldo County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.44 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.7
State:

5.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.1

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 260
  • 2000 to 2004: 3,464
  • 1990 to 1999: 3,340
  • 1980 to 1989: 3,087
  • 1970 to 1979: 3,440
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,264
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,094
  • 1940 to 1949: 533
  • 1939 or earlier: 5,169
Rooms in houses/apartments in Waldo County, Maine
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 28
  • 2 rooms: 153
  • 3 rooms: 506
  • 4 rooms: 1,838
  • 5 rooms: 2,751
  • 6 rooms: 2,610
  • 7 rooms: 1,605
  • 8 rooms: 1,208
  • 9+ rooms: 1,057
  • 1 room: 42
  • 2 rooms: 267
  • 3 rooms: 458
  • 4 rooms: 820
  • 5 rooms: 650
  • 6 rooms: 319
  • 7 rooms: 171
  • 8 rooms: 145
  • 9+ rooms: 98
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Waldo County, Maine
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 37
  • 1 bedroom: 697
  • 2 bedrooms: 3,531
  • 3 bedrooms: 5,157
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,816
  • 5+ bedrooms: 518
  • no bedroom: 74
  • 1 bedroom: 776
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,083
  • 3 bedrooms: 800
  • 4 bedrooms: 156
  • 5+ bedrooms: 81
Cars and other vehicles available in Waldo County, Maine in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 483
  • 1 vehicle: 3,245
  • 2 vehicles: 5,429
  • 3 vehicles: 1,933
  • 4 vehicles: 505
  • 5+ vehicles: 161
  • no vehicle: 446
  • 1 vehicle: 1,461
  • 2 vehicles: 866
  • 3 vehicles: 159
  • 4 vehicles: 33
  • 5+ vehicles: 5

64% of Waldo County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 47% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 51% lived in Maine.

Waldo County:

63.6%
State average:

60.1%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 24112
  • Northeast: 7930
  • Midwest: 1135
  • South: 1474
  • West: 789

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $82,400


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 6%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 4%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Waldo County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (79.3%)
  • Wood (16.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.9%)
  • Electricity (1.0%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (70.7%)
  • Electricity (12.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7.5%)
  • Wood (7.0%)
  • Utility gas (1.2%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 136
Here:

3.2%
Maine:

6.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 157
Here:

7.4%
Maine:

8.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 466
Here:

43.3%
Maine:

28.3%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Waldo County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $1,282,000
    Police Protection: $853,000
    General - Other: $789,000
    Central Staff Services: $676,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $151,000
    General Public Buildings: $130,000
    Financial Administration: $47,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $20,000
    Hospitals: $11,000
    Transit Utilities: $4,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $38,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Correctional Institutions: $294,000
    Health - Other: $15,000
    Sewerage: $10,000
    Water Utilities: $6,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $89,000
    Central Staff Services: $80,000
    Correctional Institutions: $42,000
    Financial Administration: $5,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,727,000

Waldo County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $521,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $0
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $32,000
    Interest Earnings: $13,000
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $244,000
  • Tax - Property: $5,457,000

Waldo County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $360,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $300,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $60,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,093
  • Number of aged recipients: 85
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,008
  • Number of recipients under 18: 155
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 738
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 200
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 444
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 471
Waldo County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Waldo County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2003
(Based on 1 full tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED7$90,14354$94,981209$98,76625$31,84018$113,889
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$03$143,33321$102,1901$21,0000$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$89,0004$36,75072$95,8477$15,1432$112,500
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$04$69,50069$99,8261$8,0001$70,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$02$97,50016$111,8750$01$122,000
Choose year:  2003 2002 2001 2000 1999

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0410.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2003
(Based on 1 full tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED19$107,26319$109,5262$96,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$60,5007$154,2860$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$118,0000$0
Choose year:  2003 2002 2001 2000 1999

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0410.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Waldo County, ME among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John18473.7 years
George16375.6 years
William16073.8 years
Charles15576.6 years
Robert15172.4 years
Mary12379.9 years
James11373.8 years
Helen9979.8 years
Harold9075.6 years
Richard8670.6 years
Most common last names in Waldo County, ME among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith10075.7 years
Curtis8475.9 years
Brown7273.9 years
Clark7178.2 years
Thompson6375.5 years
Hall6074.1 years
Young5978.9 years
Perkins5873.4 years
Pendleton5577.3 years
Nickerson5576.5 years
Businesses in Waldo County, ME
NameCountNameCount
AutoZone1McDonald's1
Chevrolet1New Balance1
Circle K2Pizza Hut1
Comfort Inn1RadioShack1
Curves1Rite Aid1
Dairy Queen1Sears1
Dunkin Donuts2Subway2
FedEx3True Value2
Ford1U-Haul5
GNC1U.S. Cellular1
H&R Block1UPS2
La-Z-Boy1Walgreens1
Lane Furniture1Wendy's1
MasterBrand Cabinets4YMCA1