Hodgdon, Maine

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Hodgdon, Maine
Town
Location of Hodgdon, Maine
Location of Hodgdon, Maine
Coordinates: 46°3′8″N 67°50′51″W / 46.05222°N 67.84750°W / 46.05222; -67.84750
Country United States
State Maine
County Aroostook
Area[1]
 • Total 39.97 sq mi (103.52 km2)
 • Land 39.82 sq mi (103.13 km2)
 • Water 0.15 sq mi (0.39 km2)
Elevation 505 ft (154 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 1,309
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 1,299
 • Density 32.9/sq mi (12.7/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 04730
Area code(s) 207
FIPS code 23-33385
GNIS feature ID 0582521

Hodgdon is a town in Aroostook County, Maine, United States. The population was 1,309 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Hodgdon was incorporated in 1821. It was named for John Hodgdon, an early proprietor.[4][5]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 39.97 square miles (103.52 km2), of which 39.82 square miles (103.13 km2) is land and 0.15 square miles (0.39 km2) is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 1,309 people, 515 households, and 372 families residing in the town. The population density was 32.9 inhabitants per square mile (12.7 /km2). There were 568 housing units at an average density of 14.3 per square mile (5.5 /km2). The racial makeup of the town was 95.7% White, 0.1% African American, 1.4% Native American, 0.7% Asian, and 2.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.2% of the population.

There were 515 households of which 31.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.6% were married couples living together, 8.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 27.8% were non-families. 23.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 2.97.

The median age in the town was 43.9 years. 23.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.5% were from 25 to 44; 32% were from 45 to 64; and 16.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 50.5% male and 49.5% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 1,240 people, 462 households, and 359 families residing in the town. The population density was 31.3 people per square mile (12.1/km²). There were 489 housing units at an average density of 12.3 per square mile (4.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.26% White, 0.48% African American, 1.21% Native American, and 1.05% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.81% of the population.

There were 462 households out of which 34.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.2% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.1% were non-families. 18.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the town the population was spread out with 26.6% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 27.1% from 25 to 44, 27.0% from 45 to 64, and 12.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 100.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $30,188, and the median income for a family was $36,607. Males had a median income of $28,600 versus $19,688 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,573. About 15.6% of families and 17.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.2% of those under age 18 and 26.9% of those age 65 or over.

Politics[edit]

In 2008 John McCain won the town with 65% of the vote.[7] In 2009 86% of the voters of Hodgdon reportedly supported a referendum against same-sex marriage while 65.8% voted against the Maine Medical Marijuana Act.[8]

Notable people[edit]

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. ^ "Hodgdon". Maine: An Encyclopedia. Retrieved 24 June 2014. 
  5. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 158. 
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  7. ^ CNN
  8. ^ Bangor Daily News

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 46°03′14″N 67°52′00″W / 46.05389°N 67.86667°W / 46.05389; -67.86667