Springfield, Maine

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Population in 2010: 409.
Population change since 2000: +7.9%
 
Males: 217  (53.1%)
Females: 192  (46.9%)
Median resident age:

47.7 years
Maine median age:

43.0 years

Zip codes: 04487.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $39,558 (it was $26,875 in 2000)
Springfield:

$39,558
ME:

$58,924

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $20,528 (it was $12,082 in 2000)

Springfield town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $83,729 (it was $42,000 in 2000)
Springfield:

$83,729
ME:

$200,500

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $169,781; detached houses: $186,193; townhouses or other attached units: $180,222; in 2-unit structures: $164,221; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $617,403; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $205,922; mobile homes: $65,502; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $51,296
March 2019 cost of living index in Springfield: 88.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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  • Races in Springfield, ME (2010)
    • 39295.8%White alone
    • 102.4%Two or more races
    • 41.0%Hispanic
    • 30.7%American Indian alone

Races in Springfield detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Maine and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Springfield, Maine as of June 12, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Springfield is 409 to 1.


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Ancestries: United States (32.5%), English (12.7%), Irish (7.7%), German (4.2%), French Canadian (3.7%), French (3.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 02/12/1834

Elevation: 555 feet

Land area: 38.4 square miles.

Population density: 11 people per square mile   (very low).

Springfield, Maine map

2 residents are foreign born

This town:

0.5%
Maine:

2.9%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Springfield town:

1.4% ($575)
Maine:

1.5% ($1,417)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Portland, ME (158.2 miles , pop. 64,249).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (257.6 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (426.2 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities:

Lee, ME (2.5 miles ),
Lakeville, ME (2.8 miles),
Winn, ME (3.2 miles ),
Mattawamkeag, ME (3.3 miles ),
Burlington, ME (3.5 miles ),
Woodville, ME (3.9 miles ),
Lincoln, ME (4.0 miles ),
Chester, ME (4.1 miles )

Latitude: 45.40 N, Longitude: 68.17 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 207

Distribution of median household income in Springfield, ME in 2019
Springfield satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 4 buildings, average cost: $26,000
  • 1998: 4 buildings, average cost: $26,000
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $86,000
  • 2002: 2 buildings, average cost: $75,000
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $89,500
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $120,000
  • 2005: 2 buildings, average cost: $57,500
  • 2006: 2 buildings, average cost: $57,500
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $57,500
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $57,500
  • 2009: 4 buildings, average cost: $57,500
  • 2010: 4 buildings, average cost: $57,500
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $57,500
  • 2012: 3 buildings, average cost: $57,500
  • 2013: 3 buildings, average cost: $57,500
  • 2014: 5 buildings, average cost: $57,500
  • 2015: 3 buildings, average cost: $47,000
  • 2016: 2 buildings, average cost: $97,500
  • 2017: 3 buildings, average cost: $15,000
  • 2018: 1 building, cost: $20,000
  • 2019: 1 building, cost: $55,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Springfield, ME residents
Average permit cost in Springfield, ME
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.2%
Maine:

4.7%
Unemployment by year
Most common industries in Springfield, ME (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Paper (10.6%)
  • Construction (9.9%)
  • Truck transportation (9.2%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (8.5%)
  • Food & beverage stores (8.5%)
  • Educational services (7.0%)
  • U. S. Postal service (4.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Paper (16.3%)
  • Construction (15.2%)
  • Truck transportation (14.1%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (10.9%)
  • Public administration (7.6%)
  • Transportation equipment (5.4%)
  • U. S. Postal service (5.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Food & beverage stores (24.0%)
  • Educational services (20.0%)
  • Health care (10.0%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (8.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.0%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.0%)
  • Clothing & accessories, including shoe, stores (4.0%)
Most common occupations in Springfield, ME (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10.6%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (7.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.0%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (6.3%)
  • Cashiers (5.6%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (5.6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (14.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (10.9%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (8.7%)
  • Fishing, hunting, and forestry occupations (6.5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.4%)
  • Other transportation occupations (5.4%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Cashiers (16.0%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (12.0%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (12.0%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (8.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.0%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (4.0%)
  • Religious workers (4.0%)

Average climate in Springfield, Maine

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Earthquake activity:

Springfield-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Maine state average. It is 83% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 ML, Depth: 3.0 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 277.2 miles away from the city center
On 10/16/2012 at 23:12:25, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 ML, Depth: 10.0 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 174.6 miles away from Springfield center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW) earthquake occurred 278.6 miles away from the city center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 319.3 miles away from Springfield center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 214.1 miles away from Springfield center
On 9/16/1994 at 04:22:42, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 6.7 miles away from the city 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)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Penobscot County (19) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 8, Snows: 5, Heavy Rains: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 2 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Springfield topographic map

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Springfield:

  • University of Maine (about 43 miles; Orono, ME; Full-time enrollment: 8,931)
  • Husson University (about 50 miles; Bangor, ME; FT enrollment: 2,421)
  • University of Maine at Augusta (about 109 miles; Augusta, ME; FT enrollment: 3,204)
  • University of Maine at Farmington (about 109 miles; Farmington, ME; FT enrollment: 2,036)
  • Saint Joseph's College of Maine (about 158 miles; Standish, ME; FT enrollment: 2,010)
  • Southern Maine Community College (about 158 miles; South Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 4,666)
  • University of Southern Maine (about 159 miles; Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 6,647)

Public school in Springfield:

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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Springfield: Springfield Fairground (A), Springfield Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Springfield include: Springfield Congregational Church (A), Springfield Community Chapel (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Wrights Mill Stream (A), Crane Ridge Brook (B), Clark Brook (C), Bog Brook (D), Bearse Brook (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Birthplace of: Alvin Orlando Lombard - Inventor.

Penobscot County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This town:

2.4 people
Maine:

2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

63.7%
Whole state:

62.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

8.2%
Whole state:

9.4%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.6% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

16.9%
Whole state:

10.9%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

6.9%
Whole state:

4.1%

For population 15 years and over in Springfield:

Marital status in Springfield, ME
  • Never married: 18.5%
  • Now married: 63.6%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 9.3%
  • Divorced: 8.6%

For population 25 years and over in Springfield:

  • High school or higher: 69.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.5%
  • Unemployed: 5.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 42.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.3
Maine average:

11.2

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Springfield, ME (based on Penobscot County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic16,58115
Mainline Protestant9,71559
Evangelical Protestant7,52380
Other2,93622
Orthodox3001
None116,868-
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. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 34
Penobscot County:

2.29 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Here:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 38
Penobscot County:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 85
Here:

5.72 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 110
This county:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.
State:

11.02 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Penobscot County:

9.0%
Maine:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

28.0%
Maine:

25.0%

4.70% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($42,368 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.70%
Maine average:

5.91%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Hancock County, ME  0.46% ($39,233 average AGI)
from Somerset County, ME  0.31% ($32,551)
from Waldo County, ME  0.30% ($35,315)


5.36% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($47,844 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.36%
Maine average:

5.73%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Cumberland County, ME  0.52% ($78,156 average AGI)
to Hancock County, ME  0.43% ($64,636)
to Waldo County, ME  0.35% ($39,428)

Strongest AM radio stations in Springfield:

  • WZON (620 AM; 5 kW; BANGOR, ME; Owner: THE ZONE CORPORATION)
  • WABI (910 AM; 5 kW; BANGOR, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WREM (710 AM; daytime; 5 kW; MONTICELLO, ME; Owner: ALLAN H WEINER)
  • WSKW (1160 AM; 10 kW; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN WIRELESS, INCORPORATED)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WDEA (1370 AM; 5 kW; ELLSWORTH, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WSYY (1240 AM; 1 kW; MILLINOCKET, ME; Owner: KATAHDIN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WTME (780 AM; 10 kW; RUMFORD, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WFST (600 AM; 5 kW; CARIBOU, ME; Owner: NORTHERN BROADCAST MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Springfield:

  • WHCF (88.5 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: BANGOR BAPTIST CHURCH)
  • WVOM (103.9 FM; HOWLAND, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHMX (105.7 FM; LINCOLN, ME; Owner: BANGOR BAPTIST CHURCH)

TV broadcast stations around Springfield:

  • W34CN (Channel 34; MEDWAY, ME; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

Springfield fatal accident list:

May 7, 2007 11:45 AM, Sr-169, Lat: 45.441750, Lon: -68.118525, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Sep 20, 2000 04:21 AM, Sr-6, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Apr 2, 1996 08:25 AM, 6, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 2

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • Springfield Cell Site 3.7 Miles North Of (Lat: 45.447833 Lon: -68.151972), Call Sign: KNKA710
    Assigned Frequencies: 869.040 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 845.010 MHz, Grant Date: 01/03/2018, Expiration Date: 01/22/2028Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, Nw, Suite 1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

5
  • PETER M CONNOLLY, 3.7 Mi N (Lat: 45.447778 Lon: -68.151944), Type: 94.5, Overall height: 91.4 m, Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, Pconnoll@hklaw.Com, , Washi-ngton, Phone: (202) 862-5989
  • STEVEN T CAMPBELL, 3.7 Mi N (Lat: 45.447778 Lon: -68.151944), Type: 94.5, Structure height: 23019 m, Overall height: 91.4 m, Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, Peter.Connolly@hklaw.Com, , Washi-ngton, Phone: (202) 862-5989
  • Erik Brooks, Tucker Ridge Road (Lat: 45.447694 Lon: -68.151694), Type: 93.8, Structure height: 23019 m, Overall height: 91.4 m, Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, Peter.Connolly@hklaw.Com, , Washi-ngton, Phone: (202) 862-5989
  • Erik brooks, Tucker Ridge Road (Lat: 45.447694 Lon: -68.151694), Type: 93.8, Structure height: 23019 m, Overall height: 91.4 m, Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, Peter.Connolly@hklaw.Com, , Washi-ngton, Phone: (202) 862-5989
  • 3.7 Mi N (Lat: 45.447778 Lon: -68.151944), Type: 94.5, Overall height: 91.4 m, Registrant: Bangor Cellular Telephone LP, Linda.Hartman@koteen.Com, , Washi-ngton, Phone: (202) 467-5700

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Jct Us Rts 6 & 170 (Lat: 45.397556 Lon: -68.134194), Call Sign: KRT95, Licensee ID: L00046646,
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.760 MHz, Grant Date: 03/04/2014, Expiration Date: 05/23/2024, Registrant: County Of Penobscot

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • SPRINGFIELD, Tucker Ridge Road (Lat: 45.447694 Lon: -68.151694), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 93.8 m, Call Sign: WMQ792,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6226.89 MHz, Grant Date: 01/04/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:
  • Webster Plt, Tucker Ridge Road (Lat: 45.447694 Lon: -68.151694), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 92 m, Overall height: 94.5 m, Call Sign: WQUH657,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11225.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz, 11225.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz, 11225.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz, 11225.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz, 11225.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz... (+8 more), Grant Date: 07/10/2014, Expiration Date: 07/10/2024, Cancellation Date: 05/18/2020, Certifier: Jessica B Lyons, Registrant: At&t Services, Inc., 208 S. Akard Street, Room 2100, Dallas, TX 75202, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

7
  • Call Sign: KA1AAK, Licensee ID: L00842391, Grant Date: 02/11/2015, Expiration Date: 02/11/2025, Certifier: Stephen R Sawyer, Registrant: Stephen R Sawyer, 301 Park Street, Springfield, ME 04487-4516
  • Call Sign: KA1WRM, Licensee ID: L00234453, Grant Date: 12/27/2013, Expiration Date: 03/22/2024, Certifier: Paul L Farrington, Registrant: Paul L Farrington, Springfield, ME 04487
  • Call Sign: N1EDB, Licensee ID: L00381967, Grant Date: 02/25/2016, Expiration Date: 05/03/2026, Certifier: Frederick W Burrill, Registrant: Frederick W Burrill, Springfield, ME 04487-0046
  • Call Sign: N5ERG, Licensee ID: L00244821, Grant Date: 03/23/2017, Expiration Date: 04/08/2027, Registrant: John W Bice, Springfield, ME 04487
  • Call Sign: NN1J, Licensee ID: L00412306, Grant Date: 09/27/2007, Expiration Date: 06/24/2017, Cancellation Date: 06/25/2019, Certifier: Alphonse J Longo, Registrant: Alphonse J Longo, Springfield, ME 04487
  • Call Sign: KI4VZA, Licensee ID: L01285646, Grant Date: 03/29/2017, Expiration Date: 05/21/2027, Certifier: Stephanie D Itchkawich, Registrant: Stephanie D Itchkawich, 32 Park Street, Springfield, ME 04487
  • Call Sign: KC1FKS, Licensee ID: L02015253, Grant Date: 04/01/2016, Expiration Date: 04/01/2026, Certifier: Joshua Crooker, Registrant: Joshua Crooker, 289 Mud Pond Rd, Springfield, ME 04487

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Springfield, ME
  • 63.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 32.3%Wood
  • 4.6%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Springfield, ME
  • 65.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 35.0%Wood


Springfield compared to Maine state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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