04974 Zip Code Detailed Profile




City: Searsport, ME (12.57%)
County: Waldo County, ME
Estimated zip code population in 2013: 2,630
Zip code population in 2010: 2,611
Zip code population in 2000: 2,685

Houses and condos: 1,648
Renter-occupied apartments: 377
% of renters here:

30%
State:

30%
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in zip code 04974: 89.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 28.6 sq. mi.
Water area: 13.9 sq. mi.
Population density: 92 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2013:
This zip code:

1.3% ($1,932)
Maine:

1.3% ($2,206)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,916 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,984 (1.4%)

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Males: 1,368  (52.0%)
Females: 1,262  (48.0%)

For population 25 years and over in 04974:

For population 15 years and over in 04974:

Zip code 04974 compared to state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Races in zip code 04974

  • Zip code 04974 races chart
    • 2,522White population
    • 12Black population
    • 18American Indian population
    • 2Asian population
    • 4Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population
    • 1Some other race population
    • 29Two or more races population
    • 23Hispanic or Latino population

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100% rural population.

Estimated median house/condo value in 2013: $144,900
04974:

$144,900
Maine:

$172,800



According to our research of Maine and other state lists there were 5 registered sex offenders living in 04974 zip code as of August 01, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in zip code 04974 to the number of sex offenders is 522 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this zip code is near the state average.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

44.7 years
Maine median age:

44.0 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.1 people
Maine:

2.4 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 04974, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $39,366 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$39,366
State:

$52,375

Salary/wage: $32,944 (reported on 82.3% of returns)
Here:

$32,944
State:

$43,415
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 70.4% for AGIs below $25k, 76.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 69.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 73.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 56.9% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,061 (reported on 30.6% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,061
Maine:

$1,221
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.3% for AGIs below $25k, 1.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.5% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Ordinary dividends: $3,145 (reported on 16.1% of returns)
Here:

$3,145
State:

$5,812
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.4% for AGIs below $25k, 1.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.6% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$2,529 (reported on 11.3% of returns)
Here:

+$2,529
State:

+$11,897
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.1% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Profit/loss from business: +$6,955 (reported on 16.1% of returns)
Here:

+$6,955
State:

+$12,144
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.1% for AGIs below $25k, 3.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 5.8% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $10,171 (reported on 11.3% of returns)
04974:

$10,171
Maine:

$13,385
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.0% for AGIs below $25k, 2.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 7.1% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Total itemized deductions: $18,993 (25% of AGI, reported on 23.4% of returns)
Here:

$18,993
State:

$21,859

Here:

24.9% of AGI
State:

20.9% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 8.4% for AGIs below $25k, 7.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 10.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 13.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 16.4% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Charity contributions: $2,210 (reported on 16.1% of returns)
Here:

$2,210
State:

$2,741
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.5% for AGIs below $25k, 0.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.3% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxes paid: $7,741 (reported on 23.4% of returns)
04974:

$7,741
State:

$9,996
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.3% for AGIs below $25k, 2.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 6.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 7.9% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Earned income credit: $1,996 (reported on 21.0% of returns)
Here:

$1,996
State:

$1,959
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.1% for AGIs below $25k, 1.0% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 04974, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $34,972 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$34,972
State:

$42,606

Salary/wage: $30,191 (reported on 81.2% of returns)
Here:

$30,191
State:

$36,376
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 107.0% for AGIs below $10k, 75.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 81.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 78.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 70.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 42.5% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,391 (reported on 38.2% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,391
Maine:

$1,367
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.5% for AGIs below $10k, 2.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.4% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $2,541 (reported on 18.6% of returns)
Here:

$2,541
State:

$3,533
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.7% for AGIs below $10k, 1.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$10,573 (reported on 15.7% of returns)
Here:

+$10,573
State:

+$11,433
(% of AGI for various income ranges: -3.1% for AGIs below $10k, 0.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 16.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$7,257 (reported on 20.2% of returns)
Here:

+$7,257
State:

+$10,755
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 12.6% for AGIs below $10k, 6.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 4.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 9.6% for AGIs $75k-100k)

IRA payment deduction: $3,025 (reported on 3.0% of returns)
04974:

$3,025
Maine:

$3,014

Total itemized deductions: $16,811 (23% of AGI, reported on 23.4% of returns)
Here:

$16,811
State:

$18,231

Here:

22.6% of AGI
State:

21.7% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 19.1% for AGIs below $10k, 6.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 8.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 11.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 14.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 13.8% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $2,512 (3% of AGI, reported on 19.8% of returns)
Here:

$2,512
State:

$2,466

Here:

3.1% of AGI
State:

2.8% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.8% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $4,952 (reported on 72.6% of returns)
04974:

$4,952
State:

$6,047
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.0% for AGIs below $10k, 4.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 6.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 9.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 19.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,655 (reported on 17.4% of returns)
Here:

$1,655
State:

$1,520

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 50.3%
Here:

50%
State:

53%
(% for various income ranges: 43.8% for AGIs below $10k, 46.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 48.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 57.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 67.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 82.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2013:
This zip code:

$32,050
Maine:

$46,974
Searsport, ME (04974) map Nearest zip codes: 04981, 04915, 04438, 04421, 04848, 04496.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

49.4%
Maine:

45.1%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

4.2%
Maine:

8.6%
No gay or lesbian households reported

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 219
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 1,018


Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 536 (241 now married, 295 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 04974 with a mortgage: 519 (102 home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 341

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,266
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: S468

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2013:
This zip code:

15.4%
Whole state:

14.0%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2013:
This zip code:

7.3%
Whole state:

8.9%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.1
State:

6.0
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.0
State:

4.2
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  • Notable locations in zip code 04974: Searsport Fire Department South Station (A), Searsport Fire Department North Station (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Cemeteries: Bowditch Cemetery (1), Mount Hope Cemetery (2), Elmwood Cemetery (3), Village Cemetery (4), Gordon Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Lakes and reservoirs: Cain Pond (A), McClure Pond (B), Mill Pond (C), Mill Brook (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Streams, rivers, and creeks: Long Cove Brook (A), Mill Brook (B), Piper Brook (C), Morrow Brook (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Parks in zip code 04974 include: Mosman Park (1), Moose Point State Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Year house built

  • 212010 or later
  • 2692000 to 2009
  • 3131990 to 1999
  • 2821980 to 1989
  • 2571970 to 1979
  • 1091960 to 1969
  • 1221950 to 1959
  • 71940 to 1949
  • 2681939 or earlier

Zip code 04974 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Searsport, ME (04974)

  • 0no bedroom
  • 581 bedroom
  • 2452 bedrooms
  • 3123 bedrooms
  • 2234 bedrooms
  • 225+ bedrooms

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Searsport, ME (04974)

  • 0no bedroom
  • 1251 bedroom
  • 1722 bedrooms
  • 563 bedrooms
  • 104 bedrooms
  • 145+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Searsport, ME (04974) in owner-occupied houses/condos

  • 30no vehicle
  • 2991 vehicle
  • 3342 vehicles
  • 1513 vehicles
  • 464 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

Cars and other vehicles available in Searsport, ME (04974) in renter-occupied apartments

  • 144no vehicle
  • 1611 vehicle
  • 722 vehicles
  • 03 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

Median gross rent in 2013: $438.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2013 for:


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $144,900
04974:

$144,900
Maine:

$172,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $100,300 - $236,100

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $177,258
Here:

$177,258
State:

$224,586

Mobile homes: $77,235
Here:

$77,235
State:

$60,044

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:


Unemployment: 10.6%

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 75.3%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 2,630

Size of family households: 565 2-persons, 51 3-persons, 119 4-persons, 42 5-persons, 22 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 418 1-person, 10 2-persons, 10 4-persons

106 married couples with children.
281 single-parent households (64 men, 217 women).

98.2% of residents of 04974 zip code speak English at home.
0.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (45% very well, 55% not well).
0.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% well).
0.7% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% well).

Foreign born population: 29 (1.1%)
(37.9% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

1.1%
Whole state:

3.4%

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents

  • 62%China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
  • 38%Cuba

Most common first ancestries reported in 04974 (%)

  • 16%English
  • 14%Irish
  • 12%Other groups
  • 12%French (except Basque)
  • 7%German
  • 6%American
  • 3%Scottish

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 02010 or later
  • 182000 to 2009
  • 01990 to 1999
  • 44Before 1990

Major facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:


Zip code 04974 marital status for males
Zip code 04974 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 5.6%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 4.6%

Most commonly used house heating fuel

  • 66%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 13%Electricity
  • 12%Wood
  • 4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3%Utility gas
  • 1%No fuel used

Population in 1990: 1,927. Population change in the 1990s: +758 (+39.3%).

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


63% of the 04974 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 62% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Maine.

91% of the 04974 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 79% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 21% moved from different state.

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 16
Here:

5.2%
Maine:

8.1%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school):
Here:

0.0%
Maine:

11.1%
Students in private undergraduate colleges:
Here:

0.0%
Maine:

26.9%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Class of Workers (%)

Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months ($)

  • 58,393Management occupations
  • 44,583Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations
  • 41,875Business and financial operations occupations
  • 36,635Office and administrative support occupations
  • 31,964Education, training, and library occupations
  • 20,455Food preparation and serving related occupations

Companies with federal contracts located in this zip code:

Top industries in this zip code by the number of employees in 2005:


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)

Fatal accident statistics in 2010:

  • Fatal accident count: 2
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 6
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 3
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 10
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Most common first names in zip code 04974 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Charles1874.3 years
John1778.2 years
William1676.2 years
George1570.6 years
Robert1569.5 years
Mary1181.6 years
Margaret1079.8 years
Richard971.2 years
Virginia881.5 years
Harold871.9 years
Most common last names in zip code 04974 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Curtis1774.5 years
Nickerson1172.7 years
Seekins1173.1 years
Bragdon878.7 years
Hamilton871.2 years
Thompson765.6 years
Colcord779.4 years
Grant778.0 years
Moody782.4 years
Martin675.5 years
Businesses in zip code 04974
NameCountNameCount
Dunkin Donuts1Subway1
FedEx1U-Haul1

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