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Population (year 2000): 9,400. Estimated population in July 2005: 10,088 (+7.3% change)
Males: 4,575 (48.7%), Females: 4,825 (51.3%)

Median resident age: 43.3 years
Median household income: $46,314 (year 2000)
Median house value: $151,200 (year 2000)

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Races in Wells:

  • White Non-Hispanic (97.8%)
  • Two or more races (0.8%)
  • Hispanic (0.6%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)

Ancestries: English (21.8%), Irish (17.5%), French (11.6%), French Canadian (8.5%), German (7.4%), United States (7.2%).

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Elevation: 69 feet

Wells,

For population 25 years and over in Wells

  • High school or higher: 92.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 29.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.3%
  • Unemployed: 4.6%
  • Mean travel time to work: 26.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wells town

  • Never married: 21.4%
  • Now married: 60.6%
  • Separated: 0.3%
  • Widowed: 6.4%
  • Divorced: 11.3%

2.9% Foreign born (2.0% Europe, 0.4% North America).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: ME Portland, (32.0 miles pop. 64,249).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: MA Boston, (77.5 miles pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: York, NY New (292.1 miles pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: ME Ogunquit, (5.2 miles ME (5.3 miles Kennebunk, Kennebunk, ME West (6.0 miles ME (8.2 miles Arundel, ME Kennebunkport, (8.3 miles Sanford, ME (10.4 miles South


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 61 buildings, average cost: $95,100
  • 1997: 48 buildings, average cost: $107,000
  • 1998: 71 buildings, average cost: $98,400
  • 1999: 88 buildings, average cost: $110,900
  • 2000: 98 buildings, average cost: $132,200
  • 2001: 79 buildings, average cost: $147,500
  • 2002: 106 buildings, average cost: $143,200
  • 2003: 135 buildings, average cost: $161,300
  • 2004: 142 buildings, average cost: $176,600
  • 2005: 100 buildings, average cost: $186,000

Latitude: 43.32 N, Longitude: 70.58 W

Area code: 207

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (20.2%), Manufacturing (19.2%), Retail trade (14.5%).


 

Crime in Wells by Year

Type 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 3 0 2 0
    per 100,000 31.9 0.0 21.3 0.0
Robberies 0 3 3 2
    per 100,000 0.0 31.9 31.9 21.3
Assaults 6 4 3 4
    per 100,000 63.8 42.6 31.9 42.6
Burglaries 43 67 22 40
    per 100,000 457.4 712.8 234.0 425.5
Thefts 156 165 189 187
    per 100,000 1659.6 1755.3 2010.6 1989.4
Auto thefts 6 6 10 12
    per 100,000 63.8 63.8 106.4 127.7
129.0 143.3 129.8 134.5


Average climate in Wells, Maine

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Wells-area historical tornado activity is significantly above Maine state average. It is 67% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 36.1 miles away from the Wells city center injured 5 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 10/10/1966, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 15.6 miles away from the city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.


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Hospitals/medical centers near Wells:
  • YORK HOSPITAL (about 13 miles; YORK, ME)
  • SOUTHERN MAINE MEDICAL CENTER (about 14 miles; BIDDEFORD, ME)
  • HENRIETTA D GOODALL HOSPITAL (about 14 miles; SANFORD, ME)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Wells:
  • PEASE INTERNATIONAL TRADEPORT (about 24 miles; PORTSMOUTH, NH; ID: PSM)
  • PORTLAND INTL JETPORT (about 29 miles; PORTLAND, ME; ID: PWM)
  • BRUNSWICK NAS (about 60 miles; BRUNSWICK, ME; ID: NHZ)
Other public-use airports nearest to Wells:
  • SANFORD REGIONAL (about 10 miles; SANFORD, ME; ID: SFM)
  • BIDDEFORD MUNI (about 12 miles; BIDDEFORD, ME; ID: B19)
  • LITTLEBROOK AIR PARK (about 19 miles; ELIOT, ME; ID: 3B4)

Amtrak station:
WELLS (696 SANFORD ST.). Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area.

Colleges/Universities in Wells:
  • YORK COUNTY TECHNICAL COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 337; Location: 112 COLLEGE DR; Public; Website: www.yctc.net)
  • SEACOAST WORKS BUSINESS SCHOOL (FT enrollment: 11; Location: ABENAKI PROFESSIONAL PK STE B3; Private, for-profit; Website: seacoastworks.com)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wells:
  • UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND-UNIVERSITY CAMPUS (about 14 miles; BIDDEFORD, ME; Full-time enrollment: 2,251)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE-MAIN CAMPUS (about 30 miles; DURHAM, NH; FT enrollment: 12,586)
  • SAINT JOSEPHS COLLEGE (about 31 miles; STANDISH, ME; FT enrollment: 2,376)
  • UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MAINE (about 33 miles; PORTLAND, ME; FT enrollment: 7,381)
  • NORTHERN ESSEX COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 51 miles; HAVERHILL, MA; FT enrollment: 3,388)
  • MERRIMACK COLLEGE (about 58 miles; NORTH ANDOVER, MA; FT enrollment: 2,384)
  • NORTH SHORE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 58 miles; DANVERS, MA; FT enrollment: 3,663)
Public high school in Wells:
  • WELLS HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 518; Location: 222 SANFORD RD PO BOX 579; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Wells:
  • WELLS JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 485; Location: 1470 POST RD PO BOX 310; Grades: 05 - 08)
  • WELLS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 463; Location: 276 SANFORD RD PO BOX 429; Grades: KG - 04)
Library in Wells:
  • WELLS PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $213,810; Location: 1434 POST ROAD; 38,798 books; 790 audio materials; 815 video materials; 115 serial subscriptions)

Wells compared to Maine state average:
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Wells:
  • WMTW (870 AM; 10 kW; GORHAM, ME; Owner: RADIO PARTNERS OF MAINE, L.P.)
  • WGIN (930 AM; 10 kW; ROCHESTER, NH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WTSN (1270 AM; 5 kW; DOVER, NH; Owner: GARRISON CITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGAN (560 AM; 5 kW; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WZAN (970 AM; 5 kW; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WWZN (1510 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WIDE (1400 AM; 1 kW; BIDDEFORD, ME; Owner: SACO BAY COMMUNICATIONS GROUP INC)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WJAE (1440 AM; 5 kW; WESTBROOK, ME; Owner: ALTANTIC COAST RADIO, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Wells:
  • WUBB (95.3 FM; YORK CENTER, ME; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMEA (90.1 FM; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WPHX-FM (92.1 FM; SANFORD, ME; Owner: FNX BROADCASTING LLC)
  • WSEW (88.5 FM; SANFORD, ME; Owner: WORD RADIO EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WQEZ (104.7 FM; KENNEBUNKPORT, ME; Owner: MARINER BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • WBQQ (99.3 FM; KENNEBUNK, ME; Owner: MARINER BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • WPKQ (103.7 FM; NORTH CONWAY, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHOM (94.9 FM; MT. WASHINGTON, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBLM (102.9 FM; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCYY (94.3 FM; BIDDEFORD, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSCY (106.9 FM; MOULTONBOROUGH, NH; Owner: NORTHEAST COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WRED (95.9 FM; SACO, ME; Owner: ATLANTIC COAST RADIO, LLC)
  • WSHK (105.3 FM; KITTERY, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHEB (100.3 FM; PORTSMOUTH, NH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WJBQ (97.9 FM; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WOKQ (97.5 FM; DOVER, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBYY (98.7 FM; SOMERSWORTH, NH; Owner: GARRISON CITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBQW (106.3 FM; SCARBOROUGH, ME; Owner: MARINER BROADCASTING LIMITED PARTNER)
  • WQSO (96.7 FM; ROCHESTER, NH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

TV broadcast stations around Wells:
  • WMEA-TV (Channel 26; BIDDEFORD, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WMTW-TV (Channel 8; POLAND SPRING, ME; Owner: WMTW BROADCAST GROUP, LLC)
  • WGME-TV (Channel 13; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: WGME LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WCSH (Channel 6; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: PACIFIC AND SOUTHERN COMPANY, INC.)
  • WHDN-LP (Channel 26; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GUENTER MARKSTEINER)

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