Greene, Maine

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Greene, Maine
Town
Location of Greene (in yellow) in Androscoggin County and the state of Maine
Location of Greene (in yellow) in Androscoggin County and the state of Maine
Coordinates: 44°11′30″N 70°8′20″W / 44.19167°N 70.13889°W / 44.19167; -70.13889
Country United States
State Maine
County Androscoggin
Area[1]
 • Total 35.19 sq mi (91.14 km2)
 • Land 32.28 sq mi (83.60 km2)
 • Water 2.91 sq mi (7.54 km2)
Elevation 335 ft (102 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 4,350
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 4,353
 • Density 134.8/sq mi (52.0/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 04236
Area code(s) 207
FIPS code 23-29255
GNIS feature ID 0582500
Website townofgreene.net

Greene is a town in Androscoggin County, Maine, United States. The population was 4,350 at the 2010 census. It is included in both the Lewiston-Auburn, Maine Metropolitan Statistical Area and the Lewiston-Auburn, Maine Metropolitan New England City and Town Area.

History[edit]

Greene is named for Nathanael Greene.[4]

Greene was settled in 1773 and incorporated in 1788. Land was given off to Lewiston in 1852 and to Webster (present day Sabattus) in 1895. The last surviving American Civil War general, Aaron S. Daggett was born in Greene in 1837.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 35.19 square miles (91.14 km2), of which 32.28 square miles (83.60 km2) is land and 2.91 square miles (7.54 km2) is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 4,350 people, 1,676 households, and 1,246 families residing in the town. The population density was 134.8 inhabitants per square mile (52.0/km2). There were 1,880 housing units at an average density of 58.2 per square mile (22.5/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.6% White, 0.4% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 1.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.7% of the population.

There were 1,676 households of which 33.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.4% were married couples living together, 9.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 25.7% were non-families. 18.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 2.91.

The median age in the town was 42.6 years. 22.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25% were from 25 to 44; 34% were from 45 to 64; and 12.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 50.8% male and 49.2% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 4,076 people, 1,494 households, and 1,186 families residing in the town. The population density was 125.8 people per square mile (48.6/km²). There were 1,680 housing units at an average density of 51.9 per square mile (20.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.48% White, 0.47% African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.29% Asian, 0.07% from other races, and 0.59% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.71% of the population. 43% of the population are of French and French-Canadian ancestry, 15% English, 9% Irish, and 4% German.[6]

There were 1,494 households out of which 39.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.2% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.6% were non-families. 15.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.71 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the town the population was spread out with 26.6% under the age of 18, 6.0% from 18 to 24, 33.2% from 25 to 44, 25.3% from 45 to 64, and 8.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 100.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $48,017, and the median income for a family was $52,857. Males had a median income of $33,894 versus $23,006 for females. The per capita income for the town was $19,452. About 5.0% of families and 6.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.9% of those under age 18 and 5.5% of those age 65 or over.

Government[edit]

Greene is in the Maine's 2nd US Congressional District, Maine Senate District 17, and Maine House of Representatives District 75.

Education[edit]

Greene is part of Maine School Administrative District #52. Henry J. Aliberti, Jr. is the Superintendent of Schools.

Schools in the district include Turner Primary School, Turner Elementary School, Tripp Middle School, Leavitt Area High School, Greene Central School and Leeds Central School.[7]

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. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 143. 
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/genealogyInfo.php?locIndex=2141
  7. ^ "Maine School Administrative District #52". Maine School Administrative District #52. Retrieved 2012-06-06. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 44°11′23″N 70°08′25″W / 44.18972°N 70.14028°W / 44.18972; -70.14028