Houlton (CDP), Maine
|— CDP —|
|• Total||7.7 sq mi (19.9 km2)|
|• Land||7.7 sq mi (19.9 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||361 ft (110 m)|
|• Density||687.3/sq mi (265.4/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|ZIP codes||04730, 04761|
|GNIS feature ID||0568348|
Houlton is a census-designated place (CDP) in the town of Houlton in Aroostook County, Maine, United States. The population was 5,270 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Aroostook County and is on the Canadian border. Houlton is the terminus of three major highways, US-1, US-2, and I-95.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 7.7 square miles (19.9 km²), all of it land.
As of the census of 2000, there were 5,270 people, 2,203 households, and 1,310 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 687.3 people per square mile (265.3/km²). There were 2,472 housing units at an average density of 124.4 persons/km² (322.4 persons/sq mi). The racial makeup of the CDP was 95.48% White, 0.34% African American, 2.81% Native American, 0.53% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 0.11% from other races, and 0.63% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.49% of the population.
There were 2,203 households out of which 28.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.0% were married couples living together, 11.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.5% were non-families. 36.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.24 and the average family size was 2.92.
In the CDP the population was spread out with 23.1% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 25.1% from 25 to 44, 21.8% from 45 to 64, and 22.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 87.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.1 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $25,162, and the median income for a family was $33,864. Males had a median income of $27,534 versus $21,778 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $13,875. About 1.31% of families and 17.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.3% of those under the age of 18 and 16.0% ages 65 or older.