New Sharon, Maine

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New Sharon, Maine
Town
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New Sharon, Maine is located in Maine
New Sharon, Maine
New Sharon, Maine
Location within the state of Maine
Coordinates: 44°38′18″N 70°0′55″W / 44.63833°N 70.01528°W / 44.63833; -70.01528
Country United States
State Maine
County Franklin
Area[1]
 • Total 46.83 sq mi (121.29 km2)
 • Land 46.19 sq mi (119.63 km2)
 • Water 0.64 sq mi (1.66 km2)
Elevation 289 ft (88 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 1,407
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 1,415
 • Density 30.5/sq mi (11.8/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 04955
Area code(s) 207
FIPS code 23-49345
GNIS feature ID 0582624
New Sharon

New Sharon is a town in Franklin County, Maine, United States. The population was 1,407 at the 2010 census.

Fred H. Hale, Sr.–who was recognized as the world's oldest living man from March 5, 2004 to November 19, 2004–was born in the town on December 1, 1890.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 46.83 square miles (121.29 km2), of which, 46.19 square miles (119.63 km2) of it is land and 0.64 square miles (1.66 km2) is water.[1]

Climate[edit]

This climatic region is typified by large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot (and often humid) summers and cold (sometimes severely cold) winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, New Sharon has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfb" on climate maps.[4]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 1,407 people, 585 households, and 405 families residing in the town. The population density was 30.5 inhabitants per square mile (11.8 /km2). There were 700 housing units at an average density of 15.2 per square mile (5.9 /km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.4% White, 0.1% African American, 0.9% Native American, 0.1% from other races, and 1.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.9% of the population.

There were 585 households of which 30.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.4% were married couples living together, 10.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 30.8% were non-families. 24.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.80.

The median age in the town was 43.7 years. 22.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.6% were from 25 to 44; 32.9% were from 45 to 64; and 14.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 50.0% male and 50.0% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 1,297 people, 518 households, and 360 families residing in the town. The population density was 28.2 people per square mile (10.9/km²). There were 598 housing units at an average density of 13.0 per square mile (5.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.92% White, 0.23% African American, 0.23% Native American, 0.31% Asian, 0.08% from other races, and 0.23% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.46% of the population.

There were 518 households out of which 30.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.7% were married couples living together, 6.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.5% were non-families. 23.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the town the population was spread out with 24.5% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 27.8% from 25 to 44, 28.0% from 45 to 64, and 12.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 100.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $33,083, and the median income for a family was $37,171. Males had a median income of $29,118 versus $21,927 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,690. About 12.3% of families and 15.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 31.2% of those under age 18 and 5.5% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

Coordinates: 44°38′20″N 70°00′56″W / 44.63889°N 70.01556°W / 44.63889; -70.01556