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04988 Zip Code (Unity, ME) Detailed Profile




City: Unity, ME (3.54%)
Counties: Waldo County, ME (79.85%), Kennebec County, ME (20.15%)
Estimated zip code population in 2019: 2,398
Zip code population in 2010: 2,134
Zip code population in 2000: 1,838

Houses and condos: 1,129
Renter-occupied apartments: 272
% of renters here:

31%
State:

28%
March 2019 cost of living index in zip code 04988: 90.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 49.8 sq. mi.
Water area: 2.0 sq. mi.
Population density: 48 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Age and Sex of Residents in zip code 04988
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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2019:
This zip code:

1.3% ($2,424)
Maine:

1.3% ($2,597)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $2,321 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $2,599 (1.4%)

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Males: 1,154  (48.1%)
Females: 1,244  (51.9%)

For population 25 years and over in 04988:

  • High school or higher: 84.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.9%
  • Unemployed: 4.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 04988:

  • Never married: 45.5%
  • Now married: 31.9%
  • Separated: 0.3%
  • Widowed: 7.5%
  • Divorced: 14.7%

Zip code 04988 compared to state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
  • Races in zip code 04988 (2019)
    • 2,04896.0%White
    • 351.6%Two or more races
    • 281.3%Hispanic or Latino
    • 80.4%Black
    • 60.3%American Indian
    • 60.3%Asian
    • 20.09%Some other race
    • 10.05%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander
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100% rural population.

Estimated median house/condo value in 2019: $182,780
04988:

$182,780
Maine:

$200,500



According to our research of Maine and other state lists, there were 3 registered sex offenders living in 04988 zip code as of April 12, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in zip code 04988 is 795 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this zip code is lower than the state average.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

28.7 years
Maine median age:

45.1 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.2 people
Maine:

2.3 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 04988, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $38,073 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$38,073
State:

$52,375

Salary/wage: $33,813 (reported on 83.6% of returns)
Here:

$33,813
State:

$43,415
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 74.5% for AGIs below $25k, 72.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 78.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 74.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 71.6% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $523 (reported on 30.1% of returns)
This zip code:

$523
Maine:

$1,221
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.5% for AGIs below $25k, 0.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.3% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Ordinary dividends: $2,082 (reported on 15.1% of returns)
Here:

$2,082
State:

$5,812
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.5% for AGIs below $25k, 1.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.8% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$1,444 (reported on 12.3% of returns)
Here:

+$1,444
State:

+$11,897
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.8% for AGIs $50k-75k)

Profit/loss from business: +$4,450 (reported on 19.2% of returns)
Here:

+$4,450
State:

+$12,144
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 9.0% for AGIs below $25k, 3.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.2% for AGIs $50k-75k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $8,800 (reported on 9.6% of returns)
04988:

$8,800
Maine:

$13,385

Total itemized deductions: $17,169 (25% of AGI, reported on 21.9% of returns)
Here:

$17,169
State:

$21,859

Here:

25.2% of AGI
State:

20.9% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 12.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 11.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 14.5% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Charity contributions: $2,680 (reported on 13.7% of returns)
Here:

$2,680
State:

$2,741
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.6% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxes paid: $6,256 (reported on 21.9% of returns)
04988:

$6,256
State:

$9,996
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 4.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 6.4% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Earned income credit: $1,900 (reported on 24.7% of returns)
Here:

$1,900
State:

$1,959
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.0% for AGIs below $25k, 1.3% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 52.1%
Here:

52%
State:

48%
(% for various income ranges: 42.4% for AGIs below $25k, 55.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 63.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 60.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 75.0% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 04988, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $32,952 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$32,952
State:

$42,606

Salary/wage: $28,859 (reported on 83.7% of returns)
Here:

$28,859
State:

$36,376
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 74.8% for AGIs below $10k, 71.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 84.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 82.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 86.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 37.6% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $986 (reported on 37.2% of returns)
This zip code:

$986
Maine:

$1,367
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.8% for AGIs below $10k, 1.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $966 (reported on 19.3% of returns)
Here:

$966
State:

$3,533
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.9% for AGIs below $10k, 0.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.4% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$6,115 (reported on 15.8% of returns)
Here:

+$6,115
State:

+$11,433
(% of AGI for various income ranges: -2.8% for AGIs below $10k, -0.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 15.9% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$5,383 (reported on 21.0% of returns)
Here:

+$5,383
State:

+$10,755
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 21.3% for AGIs below $10k, 8.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 3.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.3% for AGIs $50k-75k)

IRA payment deduction: $2,500 (reported on 3.1% of returns)
04988:

$2,500
Maine:

$3,014

Total itemized deductions: $14,301 (20% of AGI, reported on 17.6% of returns)
Here:

$14,301
State:

$18,231

Here:

20.2% of AGI
State:

21.7% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 7.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 13.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 7.9% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $2,038 (3% of AGI, reported on 13.5% of returns)
Here:

$2,038
State:

$2,466

Here:

2.9% of AGI
State:

2.8% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.7% for AGIs below $10k, 0.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.0% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $3,970 (reported on 72.9% of returns)
04988:

$3,970
State:

$6,047
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.0% for AGIs below $10k, 4.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 6.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 9.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 15.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,554 (reported on 21.5% of returns)
Here:

$1,554
State:

$1,520

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 50.5%
Here:

50%
State:

53%
(% for various income ranges: 43.0% for AGIs below $10k, 48.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 51.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 60.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 56.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 87.0% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2019:
This zip code:

$28,470
Maine:

$58,924
Unity, ME (04988) map Nearest zip codes: 04910, 04922, 04941, 04987, 04986, 04926.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

29.8%
Maine:

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

101.9%
Maine:

46.8%
No gay or lesbian households reported

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 121
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 750


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 23 (23 now married, 0 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 672 (149 now married, 526 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 04988 with a mortgage: 339 (23 home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 265

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,194
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $398

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

26.5%
Whole state:

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

21.2%
Whole state:

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

6.0
State:

6.1
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.8
State:

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

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  • Notable locations in zip code 04988: Unity Fire Department (A), Unity Ambulance (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Church in zip code 04988: South Unity Community Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

    Cemeteries: Pond Cemetery (1), Boulter Cemetery (2), Fowler Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Lakes and swamps: Unity Pond (A), Fowler Bog (B), Kanokolus Bog (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Streams, rivers, and creeks: Bacon Brook (A), Sandy Stream (B), Hall Brook (C), Halfmoon Stream (D), Fly Brook (E), Hubbard Brook (F), Crosby Brook (G), Mussey Brook (H), Bog Brook (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Year house built
  • Year house built (houses)
  • 362014 or later
  • 352010 to 2013
  • 2062000 to 2009
  • 561990 to 1999
  • 871980 to 1989
  • 1341970 to 1979
  • 1461960 to 1969
  • 731950 to 1959
  • 561940 to 1949
  • 2891939 or earlier

Zip code 04988 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Unity, ME (04988)
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Unity, ME (04988)
  • 3no bedroom
  • 391 bedroom
  • 642 bedrooms
  • 2533 bedrooms
  • 1904 bedrooms
  • 405+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Unity, ME (04988)
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Unity, ME (04988)
  • 16no bedroom
  • 721 bedroom
  • 502 bedrooms
  • 413 bedrooms
  • 394 bedrooms
  • 35+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Unity, ME (04988) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Unity, ME (04988) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 52no vehicle
  • 1921 vehicle
  • 2222 vehicles
  • 553 vehicles
  • 774 vehicles
  • 45+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Unity, ME (04988) in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Unity, ME (04988) in renter-occupied apartments
  • 36no vehicle
  • 1531 vehicle
  • 772 vehicles
  • 53 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

  • Zip code 04988 household income distribution in 2019

  • Zip code 04988 household income distribution in 2019
  • 85Less than $10,000
  • 71$10,000 to $14,999
  • 115$15,000 to $19,999
  • 62$20,000 to $24,999
  • 82$25,000 to $29,999
  • 28$30,000 to $34,999
  • 35$35,000 to $39,999
  • 22$40,000 to $44,999
  • 26$45,000 to $49,999
  • 88$50,000 to $59,999
  • 24$60,000 to $74,999
  • 111$75,000 to $99,999
  • 19$100,000 to $124,999
  • 35$125,000 to $149,999
  • 18$150,000 to $199,999
  • 16$200,000 or more
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 04988

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 04988
  • 8$20,000 to $24,999
  • 9$25,000 to $29,999
  • 4$30,000 to $34,999
  • 6$50,000 to $59,999
  • 2$70,000 to $79,999
  • 35$80,000 to $89,999
  • 4$90,000 to $99,999
  • 57$100,000 to $124,999
  • 47$125,000 to $149,999
  • 148$150,000 to $174,999
  • 48$175,000 to $199,999
  • 72$200,000 to $249,999
  • 30$250,000 to $299,999
  • 58$300,000 to $399,999
  • 20$400,000 to $499,999
  • 8$500,000 to $749,999
  • 7$1,500,000 to $1,999,999
  • 5$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 04988

  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 04988
  • 8$100 to $149
  • 18$150 to $199
  • 15$200 to $249
  • 5$250 to $299
  • 8$300 to $349
  • 5$400 to $449
  • 55$500 to $549
  • 6$600 to $649
  • 19$750 to $799
  • 33$800 to $899
  • 16$900 to $999
  • 36$1,000 to $1,249
  • 20$1,500 to $1,999
  • 14No cash rent

Median gross rent in 2019: $665.

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

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $194,935

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $182,780
04988:

$182,780
Maine:

$200,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $141,721 - $242,433

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $250,984
Here:

$250,984
State:

$259,950

Mobile homes: $105,847
Here:

$105,847
State:

$87,621
Owners and renters by unit type in zip code 04988

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 830
  • Two: 15
  • 3 or 4: 95
  • 5 to 9: 42
  • 10 to 19: 25
  • 20 to 49: 9
  • Mobile homes: 102

Unemployment: 4.1%

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 04988

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 04988
  • 50.0%535Drove a car alone
  • 10.5%112Carpooled
  • 5.3%57Bicycle
  • 15.2%163Walked
  • 1.6%17Other means
  • 18.1%194Worked at home
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 04988

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 04988
  • 120Less than 5 minutes
  • 1345 to 9 minutes
  • 13110 to 14 minutes
  • 2815 to 19 minutes
  • 4120 to 24 minutes
  • 10025 to 29 minutes
  • 9330 to 34 minutes
  • 2235 to 39 minutes
  • 4240 to 44 minutes
  • 10145 to 59 minutes
  • 3360 to 89 minutes
  • 3790 or more minutes

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 64.7%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 2,398
  • Male householders: 423 (158 living alone), Female householders: 452 (229 living alone)
  • 314 spouses (310 opposite-sex spouses), 98 unmarried partners, (98 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 472 children (433 natural, 0 adopted, 39 stepchildren), 5 grandchildren, 23 brothers or sisters, 17 parents, 0 foster children, 10 other relatives, 114 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 467 (-1 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 134 2-persons, 99 3-persons, 81 4-persons, 31 5-persons, 14 6-persons, 26 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 387 1-person, 88 2-persons, 16 3-persons

356 married couples with children.
48 single-parent households (16 men, 32 women).

86.0% of residents of 04988 zip code speak English at home.
2.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% very well).
10.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (90% very well, 5% well, 4% not well).
1.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% very well).

Foreign born population: 69 (2.9%)
(7.7% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

2.9%
Whole state:

3.9%
Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents
  • 48%Venezuela
  • 4%Sweden
  • 4%United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland
Most common first ancestries reported in 04988
  • 16%American
  • 10%French
  • 10%French Canadian
  • 10%Pennsylvania German
  • 9%German
  • 9%English
  • 8%Irish
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 772010 or later
  • 302000 to 2009
  • 201990 to 1999
  • 30Before 1990

Zip code 04988 topographic map

Facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

  • SCHOOL ST VARIETY (369 SCHOOL ST PO BOX 467 in UNITY, ME)
    (Integrated Compliance Information System) - ICIS-01-2002-0129, FORMAL ENFORCEMENT ACTION
  • HAWK RIDGE COMPOST FACILITY (REYNOLDS ROAD in UNITY, ME)
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NON-MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) - permit
  • SAD 3 (* in UNITY, ME)
    COMPLIANCE ACTIVITY (Tracking inspections of insecticide, fungicide, and rodenticide, and toxic substances)

Zip code 04988 marital status for males
Zip code 04988 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 3.7%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 7.5%

Most commonly used house heating fuel
  • 44.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 23.3%Wood
  • 17.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 13.4%Electricity
  • 2.0%Other fuel

Population in 1990: 1,817. Population change in the 1990s: +21 (+1.2%).

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

  • This state: 1,395
  • Northeast: 631
  • Midwest: 113
  • South: 69
  • West: 33

55% of the 04988 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 31% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Maine.

87% of the 04988 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 59% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 29% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 10% moved from different state.

Year householders moved into unit in Unity, ME (04988)

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 101
Here:

57.2%
Maine:

10.0%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 17
Here:

19.0%
Maine:

13.7%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 476
Here:

85.7%
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 ($)
  • 58,016Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations
  • 43,020Construction and extraction occupations
  • 32,585Health technologists and technicians
  • 32,303Healthcare support occupations
  • 30,762Business and financial operations occupations
  • 28,969Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

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

  • Educational Services: Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (250-499 employees: 1 establishment)
  • Information: Wired Telecommunications Carriers (20-49: 1)
  • Information: Book Publishers (20-49: 1)
  • Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services: Solid Waste Collection (20-49: 1)
  • Accommodation and Food Services: Full-Service Restaurants (10-19: 1)
  • Other Services (except Public Administration): Business Associations (10-19: 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 2010:

  • 341 people in college/university student housing

People in group quarters in 2000:

  • 264 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 4 people in other group homes

Fatal accident statistics in 2013:

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

Fatal accident statistics in 2011:

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

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 fires per year is 11. The highest number of fire incidents - 33 took place in 2006, and the least - 2 in 2012. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Zip Code 04988 When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (80.2%), and Outside Fires (13.4%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Zip Code 04988
    • 13880.2%Structure Fires
    • 2313.4%Outside Fires
    • 116.4%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for zip code 04988, Maine

Most common first names in zip code 04988 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1175.2 years
Charles785.7 years
Richard762.3 years
Dorothy781.6 years
Harold773.6 years
George668.2 years
Helen678.5 years
Fred564.8 years
Ralph578.6 years
Doris582.0 years
Most common last names in zip code 04988 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Reynolds1175.4 years
Ward781.6 years
Stevens673.0 years
Hubbard676.7 years
Parsons581.2 years
Mitchell566.2 years
Berry460.0 years
Perkins462.7 years
Chase465.5 years
Davis473.2 years

Businesses in zip code 04988

  • True Value: 1
  • U-Haul: 1

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