Linneus, Maine

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Linneus, Maine
Town
Location of Linneus, Maine
Location of Linneus, Maine
Coordinates: 46°4′11″N 67°57′8″W / 46.06972°N 67.95222°W / 46.06972; -67.95222
Country United States
State Maine
County Aroostook
Area[1]
 • Total 45.47 sq mi (117.77 km2)
 • Land 44.26 sq mi (114.63 km2)
 • Water 1.21 sq mi (3.13 km2)
Elevation 564 ft (172 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 984
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 968
 • Density 22.2/sq mi (8.6/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 04730
Area code(s) 207
FIPS code 23-39965
GNIS feature ID 0582562

Linneus is a town in Aroostook County, Maine, United States. The population was 984 at the 2010 census. It is named after Carl Linnaeus.[4]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 45.47 square miles (117.77 km2), of which 44.26 square miles (114.63 km2) is land and 1.21 square miles (3.13 km2) is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 984 people, 382 households, and 272 families residing in the town. The population density was 22.2 inhabitants per square mile (8.6 /km2). There were 588 housing units at an average density of 13.3 per square mile (5.1 /km2). The racial makeup of the town was 96.6% White, 0.8% African American, 1.8% Native American, 0.1% Asian, and 0.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.4% of the population.

There were 382 households of which 28.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.4% were married couples living together, 8.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 28.8% were non-families. 19.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 2.95.

The median age in the town was 42.7 years. 21.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.4% were from 25 to 44; 33.2% were from 45 to 64; and 12.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 52.2% male and 47.8% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 892 people, 319 households, and 243 families residing in the town. The population density was 20.0 people per square mile (7.7/km²). There were 473 housing units at an average density of 10.6 per square mile (4.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 95.40% White, 0.11% African American, 2.58% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 0.45% from other races, and 1.35% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.67% of the population.

There were 319 households out of which 41.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.5% were married couples living together, 7.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.8% were non-families. 16.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.74 and the average family size was 3.12.

In the town the population was spread out with 27.7% under the age of 18, 9.5% from 18 to 24, 27.4% from 25 to 44, 25.7% from 45 to 64, and 9.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 95.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $29,808, and the median income for a family was $35,625. Males had a median income of $30,208 versus $16,389 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,535. About 14.3% of families and 17.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.2% of those under age 18 and 18.2% of those age 65 or over.

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Coordinates: 46°02′19″N 67°57′36″W / 46.03861°N 67.96000°W / 46.03861; -67.96000