|• Total||42.55 sq mi (110.20 km2)|
|• Land||42.31 sq mi (109.58 km2)|
|• Water||0.24 sq mi (0.62 km2)|
|Elevation||180 ft (55 m)|
|• Estimate (2012)||881|
|• Density||21.0/sq mi (8.1/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0582322|
Alton is a town in Penobscot County, Maine, United States. It is part of the Bangor Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 890 at the 2010 census. The community is named after an Alton in England.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 42.55 square miles (110.20 km2), of which, 42.31 square miles (109.58 km2) of it is land and 0.24 square miles (0.62 km2) is water.
As of the census of 2010, there were 890 people, 347 households, and 240 families residing in the town. The population density was 21.0 inhabitants per square mile (8.1/km2). There were 385 housing units at an average density of 9.1 per square mile (3.5/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.5% White, 0.3% African American, 1.3% Native American, 0.3% Asian, and 0.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.4% of the population.
There were 347 households of which 32.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.6% were married couples living together, 10.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 30.8% were non-families. 21.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 2.96.
The median age in the town was 39.3 years. 21.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.6% were from 25 to 44; 32.2% were from 45 to 64; and 11.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 49.3% male and 50.7% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 816 people, 309 households, and 241 families residing in the town. The population density was 19.3 people per square mile (7.4/km²). There were 347 housing units at an average density of 8.2 per square mile (3.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.26% White, 0.12% African American, 0.25% Native American, 0.12% Asian, and 0.25% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.49% of the population.
There were 309 households out of which 37.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.1% were married couples living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.0% were non-families. 16.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 2.93.
In the town the population was spread out with 26.5% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 34.8% from 25 to 44, 20.6% from 45 to 64, and 9.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 105.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.8 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $35,263, and the median income for a family was $35,809. Males had a median income of $31,250 versus $22,868 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,204. About 12.4% of families and 12.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.9% of those under age 18 and 14.6% of those age 65 or over.
- "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-16.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-16.
- "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-07-06.
- "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Alton town, Penobscot County, Maine". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved November 15, 2012.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.