Appleton, Maine

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Appleton, Maine
Town
Appleton, Maine is located in Maine
Appleton, Maine
Appleton, Maine
Location within the state of Maine
Coordinates: 44°17′42″N 69°16′17″W / 44.29500°N 69.27139°W / 44.29500; -69.27139
Country United States
State Maine
County Knox
Area[1]
 • Total 33.43 sq mi (86.58 km2)
 • Land 32.71 sq mi (84.72 km2)
 • Water 0.72 sq mi (1.86 km2)
Elevation 558 ft (170 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 1,316
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 1,319
 • Density 40.2/sq mi (15.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 04862
Area code(s) 207
FIPS code 23-01465
GNIS feature ID 0582327

Appleton is a town in Knox County, Maine, United States. The population was 1,316 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

The town was named for Samuel Appleton, father-in-law of Amos Lawrence, founder of Lawrence University.[4]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 33.43 square miles (86.58 km2), of which, 32.71 square miles (84.72 km2) of it is land and 0.72 square miles (1.86 km2) is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 1,316 people, 545 households, and 362 families residing in the town. The population density was 40.2 inhabitants per square mile (15.5 /km2). There were 646 housing units at an average density of 19.7 per square mile (7.6 /km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.8% White, 0.5% African American, 0.2% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 1.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.6% of the population.

There were 545 households of which 30.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.9% were married couples living together, 5.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 33.6% were non-families. 27.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.95.

The median age in the town was 43 years. 23.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.3% were from 25 to 44; 34.8% were from 45 to 64; and 12.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 51.7% male and 48.3% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 1,271 people, 480 households, and 346 families residing in the town. The population density was 38.8 people per square mile (15.0/km²). There were 547 housing units at an average density of 16.7 per square mile (6.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.51% White, 0.39% African American, 0.08% from other races, and 1.02% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.63% of the population.

There were 480 households out of which 39.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.3% were married couples living together, 6.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.9% were non-families. 21.7% 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 2.65 and the average family size was 3.13.

In the town the population was spread out with 29.3% under the age of 18, 5.0% from 18 to 24, 32.7% from 25 to 44, 22.8% from 45 to 64, and 10.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 98.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $36,615, and the median income for a family was $41,731. Males had a median income of $27,065 versus $25,385 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,484. About 4.6% of families and 7.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.4% of those under age 18 and 9.8% of those age 65 or over.

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Coordinates: 44°17′21″N 69°15′03″W / 44.28917°N 69.25083°W / 44.28917; -69.25083