East Central Franklin, Maine

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East Central Franklin is an unorganized territory in Franklin County, Maine, United States. The population was 526 at the 2000 census.

The former Town of Madrid is now a part of East Central Franklin.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the unorganized territory has a total area of 128.9 square miles (333.8 km²), of which, 128.8 square miles (333.5 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.4 km²) of it (0.11%) is water.

The territory consists of four townships, which are Reddington, Mt. Abram, Salem, Freeman, and Madrid. Salem, Freeman and Madrid were both incorporated as towns until 1945, 1938 and 2000, respectively.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 526 people, 210 households, and 149 families residing in the unorganized territory. The population density was 4.1 people per square mile (1.6/km²). There were 350 housing units at an average density of 2.7/sq mi (1.0/km²). The racial makeup of the unorganized territory was 95.82% White, 0.19% Black or African American, 1.71% Native American, 0.76% Asian, and 1.52% from two or more races.

There were 210 households out of which 31.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.5% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.0% were non-families. 21.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the unorganized territory the population was spread out with 26.4% under the age of 18, 5.3% from 18 to 24, 28.5% from 25 to 44, 27.6% from 45 to 64, and 12.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 99.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.5 males.

The median income for a household in the unorganized territory was $33,529, and the median income for a family was $37,500. Males had a median income of $31,250 versus $20,000 for females. The per capita income for the unorganized territory was $15,403. About 12.8% of families and 13.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.1% of those under age 18 and 9.0% of those age 65 or over.


Coordinates: 44°58′43″N 70°16′45″W / 44.97861°N 70.27917°W / 44.97861; -70.27917