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Estimated zip code population in 2019: 1,675
Zip code population in 2010: 1,721
Zip code population in 2000: 1,459

Houses and condos: 880
Renter-occupied apartments: 115
% of renters here:

18%
State:

28%
March 2019 cost of living index in zip code 04986: 86.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 55.4 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.2 sq. mi.
Population density: 30 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2019:
This zip code:

1.2% ($1,604)
Maine:

1.3% ($2,597)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,819 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,375 (1.1%)

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Males: 899  (53.7%)
Females: 775  (46.3%)

For population 25 years and over in 04986:

  • High school or higher: 91.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.4%
  • Unemployed: 3.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 35.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 04986:

  • Never married: 28.4%
  • Now married: 51.5%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 4.3%
  • Divorced: 15.3%

Zip code 04986 compared to state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Races in zip code 04986 (2019)
    • 1,66296.6%White
    • 211.2%Two or more races
    • 150.9%Hispanic or Latino
    • 130.8%Asian
    • 50.3%Some other race
    • 20.1%Black
    • 20.1%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander
    • 10.06%American Indian
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Estimated median house/condo value in 2019: $134,791
04986:

$134,791
Maine:

$200,500



According to our research of Maine and other state lists, there were 5 registered sex offenders living in 04986 zip code as of June 27, 2022.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in zip code 04986 is 328 to 1.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

43.5 years
Maine median age:

45.1 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.6 people
Maine:

2.3 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 04986, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $36,182 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$36,182
State:

$52,375

Salary/wage: $32,694 (reported on 83.1% of returns)
Here:

$32,694
State:

$43,415
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 79.3% for AGIs below $25k, 75.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 86.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 83.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 48.8% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $725 (reported on 24.6% of returns)
This zip code:

$725
Maine:

$1,221
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.8% for AGIs below $25k, 0.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.1% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Ordinary dividends: $2,243 (reported on 10.8% of returns)
Here:

$2,243
State:

$5,812

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$1,900 (reported on 7.7% of returns)
Here:

+$1,900
State:

+$11,897

Profit/loss from business: +$5,553 (reported on 23.1% of returns)
Here:

+$5,553
State:

+$12,144
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 9.2% for AGIs below $25k, 3.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 4.8% for AGIs $50k-75k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $6,633 (reported on 4.6% of returns)
04986:

$6,633
Maine:

$13,385

Total itemized deductions: $18,178 (22% of AGI, reported on 13.8% of returns)
Here:

$18,178
State:

$21,859

Here:

21.9% of AGI
State:

20.9% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 5.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 23.4% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Charity contributions: $2,200 (reported on 7.7% of returns)
Here:

$2,200
State:

$2,741

Taxes paid: $7,011 (reported on 13.8% of returns)
04986:

$7,011
State:

$9,996
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.9% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Earned income credit: $2,178 (reported on 27.7% of returns)
Here:

$2,178
State:

$1,959
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 8.0% for AGIs below $25k, 1.6% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 50.8%
Here:

51%
State:

48%
(% for various income ranges: 43.3% for AGIs below $25k, 52.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 55.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 125.0% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 04986, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $30,251 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$30,251
State:

$42,606

Salary/wage: $27,694 (reported on 87.0% of returns)
Here:

$27,694
State:

$36,376
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 83.0% for AGIs below $10k, 81.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 80.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 84.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 110.4% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $606 (reported on 34.6% of returns)
This zip code:

$606
Maine:

$1,367
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.1% for AGIs below $10k, 0.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.4% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Taxable dividends: $1,048 (reported on 13.8% of returns)
Here:

$1,048
State:

$3,533
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.3% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$10,411 (reported on 9.3% of returns)
Here:

+$10,411
State:

+$11,433

Profit/loss from business: +$6,254 (reported on 21.0% of returns)
Here:

+$6,254
State:

+$10,755
(% of AGI for various income ranges: -5.4% for AGIs below $10k, 7.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 4.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 5.7% for AGIs $50k-75k)

Profit/loss from farming: +$4,143 (reported on 2.3% of returns)
Here +$4,143
State -$2,763

IRA payment deduction: $2,917 (reported on 2.0% of returns)
04986:

$2,917
Maine:

$3,014

Total itemized deductions: $12,549 (22% of AGI, reported on 13.6% of returns)
Here:

$12,549
State:

$18,231

Here:

22.0% of AGI
State:

21.7% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 4.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 6.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 14.5% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $1,946 (3% of AGI, reported on 9.3% of returns)
Here:

$1,946
State:

$2,466

Here:

3.1% of AGI
State:

2.8% of AGI

Total tax: $3,174 (reported on 73.5% of returns)
04986:

$3,174
State:

$6,047
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.3% for AGIs below $10k, 5.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 6.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 11.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 14.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,790 (reported on 19.8% of returns)
Here:

$1,790
State:

$1,520

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 54.6%
Here:

55%
State:

53%
(% for various income ranges: 45.7% for AGIs below $10k, 52.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 57.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 65.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 84.6% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Estimated median household income in 2019:
This zip code:

$49,981
Maine:

$58,924
04986 map Nearest zip codes: 04921, 04941, 04987, 04952, 04951, 04988.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

54.2%
Maine:

40.3%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

13.6%
Maine:

46.8%
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 106
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 543


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 6 (0 now married, 5 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 328 (147 now married, 180 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 04986 with a mortgage: 306 (2 second mortgage, 52 home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 233

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,032
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $351

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2019:
This zip code:

14.3%
Whole state:

10.9%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2019:
This zip code:

8.9%
Whole state:

6.9%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.8
State:

6.1
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.7
State:

4.2
  • Notable locations in this zip code not listed on our city pages

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  • Notable locations in zip code 04986: Knox Station (A), Thorndike Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Churches in zip code 04986 include: Center Church (A), Knox Ridge Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Cemeteries: East Knox Cemetery (1), Saywood Cemetery (2), Sunny Side Cemetery (3), Wing Cemetery (4), East Thorndike Cemetery (5), Leonard Cemetery (6), Cole Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Lakes and swamps: Mixer Pond (A), Stantial Bog (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Streams, rivers, and creeks: Wing Brook (A). Display/hide its location on the map

    Park in zip code 04986: Frye Mountain State Game Management Area (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Year house built
  • Year house built (houses)
  • 902014 or later
  • 392010 to 2013
  • 1102000 to 2009
  • 1081990 to 1999
  • 1701980 to 1989
  • 1671970 to 1979
  • 381960 to 1969
  • 191950 to 1959
  • 401940 to 1949
  • 1211939 or earlier

Zip code 04986 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in 04986
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in 04986
  • 7no bedroom
  • 91 bedroom
  • 1192 bedrooms
  • 3143 bedrooms
  • 674 bedrooms
  • 215+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in 04986
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in 04986
  • 19no bedroom
  • 181 bedroom
  • 512 bedrooms
  • 153 bedrooms
  • 114 bedrooms
  • 35+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in 04986 in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in 04986 in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 9no vehicle
  • 1341 vehicle
  • 2162 vehicles
  • 1233 vehicles
  • 484 vehicles
  • 95+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in 04986 in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in 04986 in renter-occupied apartments
  • 3no vehicle
  • 701 vehicle
  • 312 vehicles
  • 103 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

  • Zip code 04986 household income distribution in 2019

  • Zip code 04986 household income distribution in 2019
  • 45Less than $10,000
  • 17$10,000 to $14,999
  • 50$15,000 to $19,999
  • 45$20,000 to $24,999
  • 47$25,000 to $29,999
  • 28$30,000 to $34,999
  • 30$35,000 to $39,999
  • 27$40,000 to $44,999
  • 56$45,000 to $49,999
  • 35$50,000 to $59,999
  • 79$60,000 to $74,999
  • 64$75,000 to $99,999
  • 41$100,000 to $124,999
  • 41$125,000 to $149,999
  • 20$150,000 to $199,999
  • 10$200,000 or more
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 04986

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 04986
  • 5$10,000 to $14,999
  • 2$15,000 to $19,999
  • 25$20,000 to $24,999
  • 9$25,000 to $29,999
  • 9$30,000 to $34,999
  • 5$35,000 to $39,999
  • 20$40,000 to $49,999
  • 16$50,000 to $59,999
  • 19$60,000 to $69,999
  • 17$70,000 to $79,999
  • 10$80,000 to $89,999
  • 23$90,000 to $99,999
  • 75$100,000 to $124,999
  • 54$125,000 to $149,999
  • 46$150,000 to $174,999
  • 27$175,000 to $199,999
  • 47$200,000 to $249,999
  • 47$250,000 to $299,999
  • 4$300,000 to $399,999
  • 10$400,000 to $499,999
  • 6$500,000 to $749,999
  • 4$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 2$1,500,000 to $1,999,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 04986

  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 04986
  • 8$400 to $449
  • 7$500 to $549
  • 24$550 to $599
  • 1$600 to $649
  • 6$650 to $699
  • 11$750 to $799
  • 8$800 to $899
  • 1$900 to $999
  • 2$1,000 to $1,249
  • 37No cash rent

Median gross rent in 2019: $764.


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2019: $127,943.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2019 for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $131,589
  • Two or more races householders: $333,419

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $134,791
04986:

$134,791
Maine:

$200,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $80,278 - $197,064
Owners and renters by unit type in zip code 04986

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 658
  • Two: 27
  • 5 to 9: 21
  • Mobile homes: 163
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 2

Unemployment: 3.4%

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 04986

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 04986
  • 79.6%681Drove a car alone
  • 11.9%102Carpooled
  • 0.2%2Bus or trolley bus
  • 1.1%9Motorcycle
  • 0.5%4Walked
  • 0.6%5Other means
  • 5.6%48Worked at home
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 04986

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 04986
  • 25Less than 5 minutes
  • 375 to 9 minutes
  • 10710 to 14 minutes
  • 4215 to 19 minutes
  • 7120 to 24 minutes
  • 9525 to 29 minutes
  • 11730 to 34 minutes
  • 5635 to 39 minutes
  • 6240 to 44 minutes
  • 6345 to 59 minutes
  • 6960 to 89 minutes
  • 5890 or more minutes

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 67.4%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,675
  • Male householders: 352 (67 living alone), Female householders: 302 (53 living alone)
  • 324 spouses (322 opposite-sex spouses), 114 unmarried partners, (112 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 423 children (403 natural, 13 adopted, 6 stepchildren), 27 grandchildren, 15 brothers or sisters, 7 parents, 8 foster children, 61 other relatives, 47 non-relatives

Size of family households: 222 2-persons, 125 3-persons, 83 4-persons, 38 5-persons, 19 6-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 119 1-person, 29 2-persons, 11 3-persons

159 married couples with children.
134 single-parent households (79 men, 55 women).

94.2% of residents of 04986 zip code speak English at home.
1.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (93% very well, 7% well).
3.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (96% very well, 4% well).

Foreign born population: 18 (1.1%)
(52.0% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

1.1%
Whole state:

3.9%
Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents
  • 39%France
  • 33%Dominica
Most common first ancestries reported in 04986
  • 22%American
  • 14%English
  • 13%Irish
  • 6%French
  • 4%German
  • 3%French Canadian
  • 3%Scotch-Irish
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 02010 or later
  • 102000 to 2009
  • 41990 to 1999
  • 4Before 1990

Facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

  • MT VIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (573 MOUNT VIEW ROAD in THORNDIKE, ME)
    (National Center for Education Statistics) - STATE ID-49402
    Organizations: MSAD 03 UNITY (SCHOOL DISTRICT)
  • MT VIEW HIGH SCHOOL (577 MOUNT VIEW ROAD in THORNDIKE, ME)
    (National Center for Education Statistics) - STATE ID-49401
    Organizations: MSAD 03 UNITY (SCHOOL DISTRICT)
  • MT VIEW JR HIGH SCHOOL (575 MOUNT VIEW ROAD in THORNDIKE, ME)
    (National Center for Education Statistics) - STATE ID-49403
    Organizations: MSAD 03 UNITY (SCHOOL DISTRICT)

Zip code 04986 marital status for males
Zip code 04986 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 8.7%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 7.3%

Most commonly used house heating fuel
  • 50.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 35.3%Wood
  • 8.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.4%Electricity
  • 0.8%Solar energy

Population in 1990: 962. Population change in the 1990s: +497 (+51.7%).

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

  • This state: 1,189
  • Northeast: 291
  • Midwest: 67
  • South: 36
  • West: 64

73% of the 04986 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 59% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Maine.

90% of the 04986 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 50% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 49% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 3% moved from different state.

Year householders moved into unit in 04986

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 13
Here:

6.9%
Maine:

10.0%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 21
Here:

23.7%
Maine:

13.7%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 22
Here:

28.5%
Maine:

30.2%
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Class of Workers in 2019
Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months
  • Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months ($)
  • 68,971Architecture and engineering occupations
  • 52,559Business and financial operations occupations
  • 45,627Health technologists and technicians
  • 41,340Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations
  • 40,005Transportation occupations
  • 38,750Construction and extraction occupations

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

  • Construction: Electrical Contractors (10-19 employees: 1 establishment, 1-4 employees: 1 establishment)
  • Wholesale Trade: Farm and Garden Machinery and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers (10-19: 1)
  • Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services: All Other Support Services (10-19: 1)
  • Information: Book Publishers (10-19: 1)
  • Construction: Painting and Wall Covering Contractors (1-4: 1)

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

People in group quarters in 2000:

  • 2 people in religious group quarters

Fatal accident statistics in 2013:

  • Fatal accident count: 1
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 1
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 1
  • Fatalities: 1
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 3
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0

Fatal accident statistics in 2010:

  • Fatal accident count: 2
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 3
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 3
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 4
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 17. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 29 took place in 2009, and the least - 9 in 2006. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Zip Code 04986 When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (71.1%), and Outside Fires (14.3%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Zip Code 04986
    • 18971.1%Structure Fires
    • 3814.3%Outside Fires
    • 3312.4%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 62.3%Other

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for zip code 04986, Maine

Most common first names in zip code 04986 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Henry976.9 years
John867.7 years
William876.9 years
Raymond672.5 years
Richard560.8 years
Ella487.5 years
Gertrude484.8 years
James471.7 years
Maurice477.8 years
Frank366.0 years
Most common last names in zip code 04986 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Elkins681.0 years
Larrabee675.8 years
Penney677.2 years
Cole576.2 years
Higgins477.8 years
Choate481.2 years
Hustus478.2 years
Cook471.7 years
Perkins476.5 years
Wren480.0 years
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