East Millinocket, Maine

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East Millinocket, Maine
Town
Nickname(s): "The Town That Paper Made"
East Millinocket, Maine is located in Maine
East Millinocket, Maine
East Millinocket, Maine
Location within the state of Maine
Coordinates: 45°37′31″N 68°34′29″W / 45.62528°N 68.57472°W / 45.62528; -68.57472Coordinates: 45°37′31″N 68°34′29″W / 45.62528°N 68.57472°W / 45.62528; -68.57472
Country United States
State Maine
County Penobscot
Area[1]
 • Total 7.81 sq mi (20.23 km2)
 • Land 7.10 sq mi (18.39 km2)
 • Water 0.71 sq mi (1.84 km2)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 1,723
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 1,701
 • Density 242.7/sq mi (93.7/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 04430
Area code(s) 207
Website www.eastmillinocket.org

East Millinocket is a town in Penobscot County, Maine, United States. The population was 1,723 at the 2010 census.[4]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 7.81 square miles (20.23 km2), of which, 7.10 square miles (18.39 km2) of it is land and 0.71 square miles (1.84 km2) is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 1,723 people, 768 households, and 492 families residing in the town. The population density was 242.7 inhabitants per square mile (93.7/km2). There were 871 housing units at an average density of 122.7 per square mile (47.4/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.3% White, 0.2% African American, 0.8% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.5% from other races, and 0.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.8% of the population.

There were 768 households of which 23.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.1% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 35.9% were non-families. 31.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.22 and the average family size was 2.73.

The median age in the town was 48.6 years. 20.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 18.6% were from 25 to 44; 32.6% were from 45 to 64; and 23% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 49.2% male and 50.8% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 1,828 people, 780 households, and 555 families residing in the town. The population density was 256.4 people per square mile (99.0/km²). There were 877 housing units at an average density of 123.0 per square mile (47.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.30% White, 0.38% Native American, 0.38% Asian, 0.05% from other races, and 0.88% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.27% of the population.

There were 780 households out of which 29.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.6% were married couples living together, 9.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.8% were non-families. 26.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.77.

In the town the population was spread out with 23.3% under the age of 18, 4.5% from 18 to 24, 25.6% from 25 to 44, 25.3% from 45 to 64, and 21.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 92.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $33,542, and the median income for a family was $42,857. Males had a median income of $46,645 versus $23,500 for females. The per capita income for the town was $19,343. About 11.5% of families and 13.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.2% of those under age 18 and 5.9% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

East Millinocket Schools operates public schools serving the community. Opal Myrick Elementary School and Schenck High School occupy one campus in East Millinocket. In addition the community is served by Medway Middle School in Medway.[6]

The Katahdin Region Higher Education Center in East Millinocket provides higher education. The Eastern Maine Community College and the University of Maine System jointly established this center in 1987.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-16. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-16. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-07-06. 
  4. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): East Millinocket town, Penobscot County, Maine". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved November 19, 2012. 
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ a b "East Millinocket Schools." Town of East Millinocket. Retrieved on December 17, 2014.