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Waldo County, Maine (ME)

County population in 2017: 39,449 (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).

March 2019 cost of living index in Waldo County: 87.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (16.8%), Educational, health and social services (13.9%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 58%
  • Government: 4%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 39%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Waldo County, ME (2017)
    • 37,678103.9%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 7302.0%Two or more races
    • 4961.4%Hispanic or Latino
    • 1970.5%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1810.5%Asian alone
    • 1230.3%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 170.05%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

46.0 years
Maine median age:

44.6 years
Males: 19,378  (49.1%)
Females: 20,071  (50.9%)
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Average household size:
Waldo County:

2.0 people
Maine:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $53,239 ($33,986 in 1999)
This county:

$53,239
Maine:

$56,277

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $620 (lower quartile is $369, upper quartile is $859)
This county:

$620
State:

$720


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $169,837 (it was $85,600 in 2000)
Waldo:

$169,837
Maine:

$191,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $108,475 - $247,826

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $227,728
Here:

$227,728
State:

$249,348

Townhouses or other attached units: $218,697
Here:

$218,697
State:

$259,036

In 2-unit structures: $340,271
Here:

$340,271
State:

$237,224

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $400,230
Here:

$400,230
State:

$261,373

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $202,724
Here:

$202,724
State:

$253,444

Mobile homes: $76,788
Here:

$76,788
State:

$68,752

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,154
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $417

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:

  • 1997: 97 buildings, average cost: $93,100
  • 1998: 98 buildings, average cost: $95,000
  • 1999: 140 buildings, average cost: $102,100
  • 2000: 181 buildings, average cost: $147,000
  • 2001: 241 buildings, average cost: $118,400
  • 2002: 184 buildings, average cost: $122,700
  • 2003: 188 buildings, average cost: $117,400
  • 2004: 196 buildings, average cost: $156,300
  • 2005: 192 buildings, average cost: $133,500
  • 2006: 191 buildings, average cost: $143,600
  • 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
  • 2015: 75 buildings, average cost: $162,000
  • 2016: 68 buildings, average cost: $158,100
  • 2017: 93 buildings, average cost: $192,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Waldo, ME residents
Average permit cost in Waldo, ME
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,200 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,981 (1.3%)

Distribution of median household income in Waldo, ME in 2017
Distribution of house value in Waldo, ME in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Waldo, ME in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 12.3%
Waldo County:

12.3%
Maine:

11.1%
(11.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 50.0% for Black residents, 22.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 30.3% for American Indian residents, 45.2% for other race residents, 29.1% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 46.0 years old
(Males: 44.8 years old, Females: 47.2 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 46.8 years old, Black residents: 24.1 years old, American Indian residents: 37.6 years old, Asian residents: 40.9 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 31.4 years old, Other race residents: 33.0 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:

4.1%
Maine:

3.8%

Unemployment by year in Waldo, ME
County total employment by year in Waldo, ME
County average yearly wages by year in Waldo, ME

Current college students: 1,306
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 92.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 32.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 938 (49.3% naturalized citizens)

Waldo County:

2.4%
Whole state:

3.4%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 2762010 or later
  • 1812000 to 2009
  • 861990 to 1999
  • 751980 to 1989
  • 851970 to 1979
  • 336Before 1970

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: 17,021
  • One, attached: 307
  • Two: 565
  • 3 or 4: 498
  • 5 to 9: 689
  • 10 to 19: 110
  • 20 to 49: 207
  • 50 or more: 6
  • Mobile homes: 2,928
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 10

Housing units in Waldo County with a mortgage: 7,133 (82 second mortgage, 1,060 home equity loan, 40 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 6,219

Here:

53.8% with mortgage
State:

61.5% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Waldo County

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

  • Maine Severe Storms, Flooding, and Landslides, Incident Period: June 18, 2009 to July 08, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1852: July 30, 2009, FEMA Id: 1852, Natural disaster type: Storm, Landslide, Flood
  • Maine Severe Winter Storm and Flooding, Incident Period: December 11, 2008 to December 29, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1815: January 09, 2009, FEMA Id: 1815, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Flood
  • Maine Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 11, 2008 to December 29, 2008, Emergency Declared EM-3298: December 15, 2008, FEMA Id: 3298, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Maine Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: April 28, 2008 to May 14, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1755: May 09, 2008, FEMA Id: 1755, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Maine Severe 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: 1693, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Maine Flooding, Incident Period: March 16, 2007 to March 18, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1691: April 20, 2007, FEMA Id: 1691, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • Maine Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3256: September 19, 2005, FEMA Id: 3256, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Maine Severe Storms, Flooding, Snow Melts, and Ice Jams, Incident Period: March 29, 2005 to May 03, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1591: June 29, 2005, FEMA Id: 1591, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Snow
  • Maine Severe Storms, Flooding, Snow Melt, and Ice Jams, Incident Period: December 10, 2003 to December 31, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1508: February 05, 2004, FEMA Id: 1508, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Snow
  • Maine Ice Storms, Incident Period: January 05, 1998 to January 25, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1198: January 13, 1998, FEMA Id: 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 (13).
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).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Waldo

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 10,113 (72.9%)
  • Carpooled: 1,379 (9.9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 2 (0.0%)
  • Ferryboat: 50 (0.4%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 57 (0.4%)
  • Bicycle: 111 (0.8%)
  • Walked: 689 (5.0%)
  • Worked at home: 1,529 (11.0%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Construction and extraction occupations (15%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Canada (19%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (8%)
  • England (8%)
  • Nicaragua (6%)
  • Germany (6%)
  • Mexico (6%)
  • United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland (5%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Waldo County


  • English (16%)
  • American (14%)
  • Irish (11%)
  • French (except Basque) (6%)
  • German (6%)
  • Scottish (4%)
  • French Canadian (4%)

Owners and renters by unit type
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 $51,226.

6.94% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($49,762 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.94%
Maine average:

5.91%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.18% relocated from other counties in Maine ($25,475 average AGI)
2.76% relocated from other states ($24,286 average AGI)
Waldo County:

2.76%
Maine average:

2.80%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Penobscot County, ME  1.31% ($39,428 average AGI)
from Knox County, ME  0.75% ($44,313)
from Kennebec County, ME  0.59% ($52,511)
from Hancock County, ME  0.34% ($48,585)
from Cumberland County, ME  0.31% ($31,979)
from Somerset County, ME  0.29% ($34,644)


6.11% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($40,950 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.11%
Maine average:

5.73%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.28% relocated to other counties in Maine ($26,926 average AGI)
1.84% relocated to other states ($14,024 average AGI)
Waldo County:

1.84%
Maine average:

2.61%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Penobscot County, ME  1.10% ($35,315 average AGI)
to Knox County, ME  0.80% ($36,738)
to Kennebec County, ME  0.72% ($40,600)
to Hancock County, ME  0.39% ($34,712)
to Cumberland County, ME  0.37% ($59,754)
to Somerset County, ME  0.21% ($25,438)
to York County, ME  0.15% ($43,261)

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 population 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
Population without health insurance coverage in Waldo County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Waldo County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Waldo County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Waldo County
Population under 19 years 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 Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in 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: 5,363
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 117
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 40,339

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,072
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 785
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 3

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 25
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 62

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 8
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: 39,449
  • In family households: 30,852 (5,232 male householders, 5,186 female householders)
    8,403 spouses, 9,105 children (8,137 natural, 356 adopted, 624 stepchildren), 632 grandchildren, 136 brothers or sisters, 324 parents, 448 other relatives, 1,252 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 7,816 (2,834 male householders (2,075 living alone)), 3,276 female householders (2,635 living alone)), 1,695 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 758

Size of family households: 5,609 2-persons, 2,207 3-persons, 1,567 4-persons, 696 5-persons, 224 6-persons, 105 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 4,710 1-person, 1,135 2-persons, 240 3-persons, 3 4-persons, 42 5-persons.

4,614 married couples with children.
2,038 single-parent households (807 men, 1,231 women).

97.1% of residents of Waldo speak English at home.
1.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (79% speak English very well, 7% speak English well, 14% don't speak English at all).
1.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (87% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 2% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (59% speak English very well, 41% speak English well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $226,170,000 ($5,891 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:

5.8
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.1

Year house built in Waldo County, Maine
  • Year house built in Waldo County, Maine
  • 3532014 or later
  • 8862010 to 2013
  • 4,4502000 to 2009
  • 3,2811990 to 1999
  • 3,3841980 to 1989
  • 2,6151970 to 1979
  • 1,2191960 to 1969
  • 9521950 to 1959
  • 4531940 to 1949
  • 5,0191939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Waldo County, Maine
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Waldo County, Maine
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Waldo County, Maine
  • 1061 room
  • 1942 rooms
  • 7803 rooms
  • 1,7644 rooms
  • 2,9995 rooms
  • 2,7146 rooms
  • 1,9997 rooms
  • 1,3558 rooms
  • 1,4069+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Waldo County, Maine
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Waldo County, Maine
  • 1161 room
  • 2042 rooms
  • 6953 rooms
  • 7654 rooms
  • 6715 rooms
  • 4086 rooms
  • 2317 rooms
  • 558 rooms
  • 1289+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Waldo County, Maine
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Waldo County, Maine
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Waldo County, Maine
  • 109no bedroom
  • 6991 bedroom
  • 3,8452 bedrooms
  • 6,0973 bedrooms
  • 2,0044 bedrooms
  • 5305+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Waldo County, Maine
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Waldo County, Maine
  • 131no bedroom
  • 6851 bedroom
  • 1,3662 bedrooms
  • 7643 bedrooms
  • 2454 bedrooms
  • 725+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Waldo County, Maine in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Waldo County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Waldo County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 295no vehicle
  • 4,0541 vehicle
  • 5,6412 vehicles
  • 2,3673 vehicles
  • 6744 vehicles
  • 2975+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Waldo County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Waldo County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 568no vehicle
  • 1,5901 vehicle
  • 9002 vehicles
  • 1243 vehicles
  • 864 vehicles
  • 275+ vehicles

87.2% of Waldo County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 33% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 59% lived in Maine.

Waldo County:

87.2%
State average:

86.2%

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

  • This state: 24,271
  • Other state: 13,731
  • Northeast: 9,630
  • Midwest: 1,371
  • South: 1,809
  • West: 923
Year householders moved into unit in Waldo County, ME
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Waldo County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 57.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 26.9%Wood
  • 10.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.9%Electricity
  • 1.3%Other fuel
  • 0.4%Utility gas
  • 0.3%Solar energy
  • 0.1%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 60.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 14.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 13.4%Electricity
  • 9.6%Wood
  • 0.7%Other fuel
  • 0.6%No fuel used
  • 0.1%Utility gas
  • 0.1%Solar energy

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 482
Here:

14.2%
Maine:

9.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 308
Here:

16.2%
Maine:

11.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 711
Here:

47.8%
Maine:

26.4%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Waldo County government finances - Expenditure in 2016:

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $2,212,000
    General - Other: $1,486,000
    Correctional Institutions: $945,000
    Central Staff Services: $603,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $471,000
    General Public Buildings: $200,000
    Financial Administration: $83,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $25,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $11,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Correctional Institutions: $600,000
    Other - General - Other: $41,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Correctional Institutions: $890,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $569,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $7,000
    Interest Earnings: $4,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Correctional Institutions: $66,000
    Police Protection: $58,000
    Financial Administration: $6,000
    General Public Building: $1,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,768,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $379,000
  • Tax - Property: $7,337,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,685,000

Waldo County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $2,212,000
    General - Other: $1,486,000
    Correctional Institutions: $945,000
    Central Staff Services: $603,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $471,000
    General Public Buildings: $200,000
    Financial Administration: $83,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $25,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $11,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Correctional Institutions: $600,000
    Other - General - Other: $41,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Correctional Institutions: $890,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $569,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $7,000
    Interest Earnings: $4,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Correctional Institutions: $66,000
    Police Protection: $58,000
    Financial Administration: $6,000
    General Public Building: $1,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,768,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $379,000
  • Tax - Property: $7,337,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,685,000

Waldo County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $2,212,000
    General - Other: $1,486,000
    Correctional Institutions: $945,000
    Central Staff Services: $603,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $471,000
    General Public Buildings: $200,000
    Financial Administration: $83,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $25,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $11,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Correctional Institutions: $600,000
    Other - General - Other: $41,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Correctional Institutions: $890,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $569,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $7,000
    Interest Earnings: $4,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Correctional Institutions: $66,000
    Police Protection: $58,000
    Financial Administration: $6,000
    General Public Building: $1,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,768,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $379,000
  • Tax - Property: $7,337,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,685,000

Waldo County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $2,212,000
    General - Other: $1,486,000
    Correctional Institutions: $945,000
    Central Staff Services: $603,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $471,000
    General Public Buildings: $200,000
    Financial Administration: $83,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $25,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $11,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Correctional Institutions: $600,000
    Other - General - Other: $41,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Correctional Institutions: $890,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $569,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $7,000
    Interest Earnings: $4,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Correctional Institutions: $66,000
    Police Protection: $58,000
    Financial Administration: $6,000
    General Public Building: $1,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,768,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $379,000
  • Tax - Property: $7,337,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,685,000

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
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 in Waldo, ME
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Waldo, ME - 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