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brdad
06-21-2006, 04:02 PM
I've been playing with my gpx files and thought a few of you might like to see how caches vary by county. This data is about a week old, so it is missing only a few caches.

State-wide:
Total Caches: 1236 (One cache every 24.96 square miles)

Caches by type:
Traditional Cache: 1029 (83.3%)
Multi-Cache: 91 (7.4%)
Virtual Cache: 35 (2.8%)
Letterbox Hybrid: 3 (.2%)
Event Cache: 6 (.5%)
Webcam Cache: 2 (.2%)
Unknown Cache: 65 (5.3%)
Earthcache: 5 (.4%)

Caches by container:
micro: 187 (15.1%)
small: 131 (10.6%)
regular: 796 (64.4%)
large: 9 (.7%)
other: 36 (2.9%)
virtual: 33 (2.7%)
not chosen: 44 (3.6%)

Cache Ratings:
Difficulty:
Minimum: 1
Maximum: 5
Average: 1.9
Terrain:
Minimum: 1
Maximum: 5
Average: 2.1


Androscoggin
Total Caches: 61 (One cache every 7.70 square miles)

Caches by type:
Traditional Cache: 55 (90.2%)
Multi-Cache: 1 (1.6%)
Unknown Cache: 5 (8.2%)

Caches by container:
micro: 23 (37.7%)
small: 5 (8.2%)
regular: 30 (49.2%)
other: 1 (1.6%)
not chosen: 2 (3.3%)

Cache Ratings:
Difficulty:
Minimum: 1
Maximum: 5
Average: 1.9
Terrain:
Minimum: 1
Maximum: 3.5
Average: 1.6


Aroostook
Total Caches: 98 (One cache every 68.08 square miles)

Caches by type:
Traditional Cache: 82 (83.7%)
Multi-Cache: 5 (5.1%)
Letterbox Hybrid: 1 (1%)
Event Cache: 1 (1%)
Webcam Cache: 2 (2%)
Unknown Cache: 6 (6.1%)
Earthcache: 1 (1%)

Caches by container:
micro: 10 (10.2%)
small: 31 (31.6%)
regular: 48 (49%)
large: 2 (2%)
other: 2 (2%)
not chosen: 5 (5.1%)

Cache Ratings:
Difficulty:
Minimum: 1
Maximum: 5
Average: 2.2
Terrain:
Minimum: 1
Maximum: 5
Average: 2.2


Cumberland
Total Caches: 219 (One cache every 3.81 square miles)

Caches by type:
Traditional Cache: 162 (74%)
Multi-Cache: 28 (12.8%)
Virtual Cache: 5 (2.3%)
Event Cache: 1 (.5%)
Unknown Cache: 23 (10.5%)

Caches by container:
micro: 67 (30.6%)
small: 29 (13.2%)
regular: 106 (48.4%)
large: 1 (.5%)
other: 2 (.9%)
virtual: 4 (1.8%)
not chosen: 10 (4.6%)

Cache Ratings:
Difficulty:
Minimum: 1
Maximum: 5
Average: 2
Terrain:
Minimum: 1
Maximum: 5
Average: 1.8



Franklin
Total Caches: 28 (One cache every 60.64 square miles)

Caches by type:
Traditional Cache: 22 (78.6%)
Multi-Cache: 2 (7.1%)
Virtual Cache: 2 (7.1%)
Unknown Cache: 2 (7.1%)

Caches by container:
micro: 2 (7.1%)
regular: 24 (85.7%)
other: 1 (3.6%)
not chosen: 1 (3.6%)

Cache Ratings:
Difficulty:
Minimum: 1
Maximum: 3.5
Average: 1.9
Terrain:
Minimum: 1
Maximum: 5
Average: 2.2


Hancock
Total Caches: 84 (One cache every 18.90 square miles)

Caches by type:
Traditional Cache: 67 (79.8%)
Multi-Cache: 5 (6%)
Virtual Cache: 8 (9.5%)
Letterbox Hybrid: 1 (1.2%)
Event Cache: 1 (1.2%)
Earthcache: 2 (2.4%)

Caches by container:
micro: 8 (9.5%)
small: 1 (1.2%)
regular: 59 (70.2%)
virtual: 8 (9.5%)
not chosen: 8 (9.5%)

Cache Ratings:
Difficulty:
Minimum: 1
Maximum: 3.5
Average: 1.8
Terrain:
Minimum: 1
Maximum: 5
Average: 2.2


Kennebec
Total Caches: 75 (One cache every 11.57 square miles)

Caches by type:
Traditional Cache: 68 (90.7%)
Multi-Cache: 3 (4%)
Event Cache: 1 (1.3%)
Unknown Cache: 3 (4%)

Caches by container:
micro: 11 (14.7%)
small: 6 (8%)
regular: 49 (65.3%)
other: 3 (4%)
not chosen: 6 (8%)

Cache Ratings:
Difficulty:
Minimum: 1
Maximum: 4
Average: 1.9
Terrain:
Minimum: 1
Maximum: 5
Average: 1.9


Knox
Total Caches: 24 (One cache every 15.25 square miles)

Caches by type:
Traditional Cache: 24 (100%)

Caches by container:
micro: 1 (4.2%)
small: 7 (29.2%)
regular: 14 (58.3%)
large: 1 (4.2%)
other: 1 (4.2%)

Cache Ratings:
Difficulty:
Minimum: 1
Maximum: 4
Average: 1.7
Terrain:
Minimum: 1
Maximum: 5
Average: 2.3


Lincoln
Total Caches: 40 (One cache every 11.4 square miles)

Caches by type:
Traditional Cache: 35 (87.5%)
Multi-Cache: 3 (7.5%)
Virtual Cache: 2 (5%)

Caches by container:
micro: 1 (2.5%)
small: 3 (7.5%)
regular: 32 (80%)
other: 2 (5%)
virtual: 2 (5%)

Cache Ratings:
Difficulty:
Minimum: 1
Maximum: 3.5
Average: 1.8
Terrain:
Minimum: 1
Maximum: 5
Average: 2.2


Oxford
Total Caches: 49 (One cache every 42.4 square miles)

Caches by type:
Traditional Cache: 47 (95.9%)
Multi-Cache: 1 (2%)
Virtual Cache: 1 (2%)

Caches by container:
micro: 6 (12.2%)
small: 1 (2%)
regular: 37 (75.5%)
other: 3 (6.1%)
virtual: 1 (2%)
not chosen: 1 (2%)

Cache Ratings:
Difficulty:
Minimum: 1
Maximum: 4
Average: 2
Terrain:
Minimum: 1
Maximum: 5
Average: 2.5


Penobscot
Total Caches: 123 (One cache every 27.6 square miles)

Caches by type:
Traditional Cache: 105 (85.4%)
Multi-Cache: 13 (10.6%)
Letterbox Hybrid: 1 (.8%)
Unknown Cache: 3 (2.4%)
Earthcache: 1 (.8%)

Caches by container:
micro: 18 (14.6%)
small: 11 (8.9%)
regular: 90 (73.2%)
other: 1 (.8%)
not chosen: 3 (2.4%)

Cache Ratings:
Difficulty:
Minimum: 1
Maximum: 4.5
Average: 2
Terrain:
Minimum: 1
Maximum: 5
Average: 2.1


Piscataquis
Total Caches: 82 (One cache every 48.36 square miles)

Caches by type:
Traditional Cache: 72 (87.8%)
Multi-Cache: 1 (1.2%)
Virtual Cache: 7 (8.5%)
Unknown Cache: 2 (2.4%)

Caches by container:
micro: 2 (2.4%)
small: 3 (3.7%)
regular: 59 (72%)
large: 2 (2.4%)
other: 6 (7.3%)
virtual: 8 (9.8%)
not chosen: 2 (2.4%)

Cache Ratings:
Difficulty:
Minimum: 1
Maximum: 5
Average: 1.9
Terrain:
Minimum: 1
Maximum: 5
Average: 2.3


Sagadahoc
Total Caches: 40 (One cache every 6.35 square miles)

Caches by type:
Traditional Cache: 33 (82.5%)
Multi-Cache: 3 (7.5%)
Unknown Cache: 4 (10%)

Caches by container:
micro: 4 (10%)
small: 3 (7.5%)
regular: 31 (77.5%)
other: 2 (5%)

Cache Ratings:
Difficulty:
Minimum: 1
Maximum: 5
Average: 2.2
Terrain:
Minimum: 1
Maximum: 5
Average: 2.4


Somerset
Total Caches: 80 (One cache every 49.07 square miles)

Caches by type:
Traditional Cache: 67 (83.8%)
Multi-Cache: 5 (6.2%)
Event Cache: 1 (1.2%)
Unknown Cache: 7 (8.8%)

Caches by container:
micro: 11 (13.8%)
small: 11 (13.8%)
regular: 54 (67.5%)
large: 2 (2.5%)
other: 1 (1.2%)
not chosen: 1 (1.2%)

Cache Ratings:
Difficulty:
Minimum: 1
Maximum: 3.5
Average: 1.6
Terrain:
Minimum: 1
Maximum: 5
Average: 2


Waldo
Total Caches: 57 (One cache every 12.8 square miles)

Caches by type:
Traditional Cache: 48 (84.2%)
Multi-Cache: 5 (8.8%)
Virtual Cache: 2 (3.5%)
Unknown Cache: 2 (3.5%)

Caches by container:
micro: 1 (1.8%)
small: 5 (8.8%)
regular: 44 (77.2%)
other: 2 (3.5%)
virtual: 2 (3.5%)
not chosen: 3 (5.3%)

Cache Ratings:
Difficulty:
Minimum: 1
Maximum: 5
Average: 1.9
Terrain:
Minimum: 1
Maximum: 4
Average: 2


Washington
Total Caches: 34 (One cache every 75.52 square miles)

Caches by type:
Traditional Cache: 26 (76.5%)
Multi-Cache: 5 (14.7%)
Virtual Cache: 3 (8.8%)

Caches by container:
micro: 1 (2.9%)
small: 4 (11.8%)
regular: 22 (64.7%)
other: 4 (11.8%)
virtual: 3 (8.8%)

Cache Ratings:
Difficulty:
Minimum: 1
Maximum: 4
Average: 1.9
Terrain:
Minimum: 1
Maximum: 5
Average: 1.9


York
Total Caches: 110 (One cache every 9 square miles)

Caches by type:
Traditional Cache: 92 (83.6%)
Multi-Cache: 9 (8.2%)
Virtual Cache: 1 (.9%)
Event Cache: 1 (.9%)
Unknown Cache: 7 (6.4%)

Caches by container:
micro: 19 (17.3%)
small: 9 (8.2%)
regular: 75 (68.2%)
large: 1 (.9%)
other: 5 (4.5%)
virtual: 1 (.9%)

Cache Ratings:
Difficulty:
Minimum: 1
Maximum: 5
Average: 2
Terrain:
Minimum: 1
Maximum: 5
Average: 2.1

firefighterjake
06-21-2006, 04:28 PM
Great stuff.

As always I enjoy reading these stats . . . but you have way too much time on your hands! ;)

So if I happen to put out another cache in Waldo County will that put my County in the top 5 counties for caches per square mile? ;) :D

Actually in all seriousness I am working on two new ones -- one in Penobscot County though and one in Waldo County -- I just need time to get there and get the coords x 3 . . . and time to work on the cache hide (especially on one in Waldo County.)

Sudonim
06-21-2006, 04:44 PM
Anybody place one is Cumberland county yet?

brdad
06-21-2006, 04:47 PM
Anybody place one is Cumberland county yet?

Dang, how'd I miss that? Back to my script.... post will be appended soon.

brdad
06-21-2006, 04:55 PM
Happy now? :D

Sudonim
06-21-2006, 05:04 PM
Easy to overlook those low population counties :)
Every 3.81 miles huh? You could even find one down there with a Magellin :D

Haffy
06-21-2006, 06:17 PM
You can also see where there are high populations, there is a tendency to have more micro caches as well, probably do to the lack of suitable hiding places for traditional size caches I would assume.

becket
06-21-2006, 06:18 PM
Every 3.81 miles huh? You could even find one down there with a Magellin :D

well, let's go, ffj and all you other magellan users! think of what our numbers would be! (of course, we would be wandering aimlessly in the 3.81 miles that don't have the caches, but that's okay!) :D

Sudonim
06-21-2006, 07:15 PM
well, let's go, ffj and all you other magellan users! think of what our numbers would be! (of course, we would be wandering aimlessly in the 3.81 miles that don't have the caches, but that's okay!) :D

Hmmm. Geocaching. Wandering with a purpose?:p
I like it!