Cyr Plantation, Maine

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Location of Cyr Plantation, Maine

Cyr Plantation is a plantation in Aroostook County, Maine, United States. The population was 103 at the 2010 census.[1]

History[edit]

Early settlers moved to what would become Cyr Plantation in the mid-1800s, then known as Township Letter L. Around that time, a road was built between the Aroostook River and Grand Falls, New Brunswick, Canada (which today stretches between Caribou, Maine and Hamlin, Maine). Many early inhabitants obtained grants to lots near the road and Hammond Brook to farm the land. The plantation was formally organized on March 12, 1870, and named after the many Cyrs in the area, including Andre Cyr and his father Christoper, the first Cyrs in Cyr Plantation.[2]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the plantation has a total area of 99.3 square kilometres (38.3 sq mi), all land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 117 people, 42 households, and 33 families residing in the plantation. The population density was 3.0 people per square mile (1.2/km²). There were 51 housing units at an average density of 1.3 per square mile (0.5/km²). The racial makeup of the plantation was 94.02% White, and 5.98% from two or more races.

There were 42 households out of which 45.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.4% were married couples living together, 2.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.4% were non-families. 16.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.79 and the average family size was 3.15.

In the plantation the population was spread out with 30.8% under the age of 18, 4.3% from 18 to 24, 29.9% from 25 to 44, 24.8% from 45 to 64, and 10.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 88.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 107.7 males.

The median income for a household in the plantation was $32,500, and the median income for a family was $31,429. Males had a median income of $23,333 versus $21,563 for females. The per capita income for the plantation was $10,836. There were 12.5% of families and 9.9% of the population living below the poverty line, including 5.0% of under eighteens and none of those over 64.

References[edit]

Coordinates: 47°06′N 68°00′W / 47.10°N 68.00°W / 47.10; -68.00