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MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT
Type of Government: Town Meeting, five Selectmen
Chief Executive Officer: Dan L'Heureux, Town Manager
Town Office Hours: 7:30-4 M-F    8-11 Sat
Phone:  445-2014 Fax:  445-3208
Website: www.china.govoffice.com Email: chiname@chinamaine.org
Municipal Facilities:
Police no
Fire volunteer
Water private
Sewer private
Other
Local Development Regulations:
1991 Comprehensive Plan
Ordinances: zoning, subdivision, building code
        Taxable Valuation (at Full Market): $66.75 million in 1985
$170.85 million in 1995
$176.80 million in 2000
1983 1993 1998
2003
Property Tax FV Mill Rate 10.94 11.91 14.43
14.55
Total Assessment $730,271 $2,035,201 $2,551,509
$3,389,291
LOCAL ECONOMY
Income Characteristics: 1989 1999 % change (Real $)
Median Household Income: $34,441 $41,250 -11.5
Per Capita Income: $14,836 $19,262 -2.8
% below Poverty: 7.3 3.7
% Paying more than 30%
  of Income for Housing Costs: 19.5 25.4
Labor Force Characteristics: 1980 1990 2000
Percentage of adult population in the labor force:
      Overall: 63.2 70.7 70
      Female: 51.4 64.2 63.7
Occupational Profile: 1990    Percent 2000    Percent
Executive & Managerial 229 12.1% 701 33.6%
Professional 267 14.1% *
Sales 177 9.4% 521 25.0%
Administration & Support 237 12.5% *
Service 225 11.9% 280 13.4%
Farm & Forestry 73 3.9% 32 1.5%
Skilled Labor 241 12.7% 551 26.5%
  * occupational categories recombined in 2000 census
Unemployment Rate (MDOL): 1990: 4.11
1995: 6.4
2000: 3.9
Most recent year -- 2003: 5.2
POPULATION
Current Estimate: 4,349 (2005)
Rank in County: 8 of 29
1960 1970 1980 1990 2000
Population History 1,561 1,850 2,918 3,713 4,106
Growth Rate -- 18.5% 57.7% 27.2% 10.6%
Components of Change (1990-2000): Natural Change: 137
Net Migration: 256
Population Projection to 2020: Best Estimate: 5,500
Mathematical Range: 5,294 5,778
Profile: 1980 1990 2000
Under Age 18 965 1173 1136
Over Age 65 280 319 384
Median Age 29.1 32.1 36.8
High School Grads. n/a 1969 2448
College Grads. n/a 456 590
Enrolled in public schools: 639 857 859
most recent year: 844 2004
HOUSING
1970 1980 1990 2000
Total Housing Units 981 1224 1703 2029
Year-round Occupied Units 525 958 1267 1549
Seasonal Units n/a 174 365 418
Persons per household 3.51 3.05 2.94 2.65
% Owner-occupied n/a 86.2 87 83.6
% Mobile Home n/a 11.6 24 12
Median Home Value n/a $42,600 $89,400 $99,400
Local Property tax on Median Home $498 $917 $1,582
Housing Units built since 2000: 77 Single Family
0 Multi-family
45 Mobile Home
5 Seasonal
Information Sources for this profile:
U.S. Census
Maine Department of Health and Human Services (vital statistics)
Maine Department of Labor (unemployment statistics)
Municipal Valuation Returns
KVCOG
Maine Municipal Association (local government and taxation data)
Town Office