Oakfield, Maine

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Oakfield, Maine
Town
Oakfield, Maine is located in Maine
Oakfield, Maine
Oakfield, Maine
Location within the state of Maine
Coordinates: 46°5′59″N 68°7′26″W / 46.09972°N 68.12389°W / 46.09972; -68.12389
Country United States
State Maine
County Aroostook
Area[1]
 • Total 35.91 sq mi (93.01 km2)
 • Land 35.15 sq mi (91.04 km2)
 • Water 0.76 sq mi (1.97 km2)
Elevation 715 ft (218 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 737
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 726
 • Density 21.0/sq mi (8.1/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 04763
Area code(s) 207
FIPS code 23-54385
GNIS feature ID 0582644

Oakfield is a town in Aroostook County, Maine, United States. The population was 737 at the 2010 census.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 35.91 square miles (93.01 km2), of which 35.15 square miles (91.04 km2) is land and 0.76 square miles (1.97 km2) is water.[1]

Schools[edit]

Oakfield is part of Regional School Unit (RSU) #50.[4]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 737 people, 323 households, and 215 families residing in the town. The population density was 21.0 inhabitants per square mile (8.1/km2). There were 496 housing units at an average density of 14.1 per square mile (5.4/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 96.7% White, 0.3% African American, 2.0% Native American, 0.1% from other races, and 0.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.4% of the population.

There were 323 households of which 25.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.7% were married couples living together, 7.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 33.4% were non-families. 30.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.78.

The median age in the town was 48.7 years. 17.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 18.1% were from 25 to 44; 36.4% were from 45 to 64; and 21.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 49.8% male and 50.2% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 732 people, 317 households, and 209 families residing in the town. The population density was 20.7 people per square mile (8.0/km²). There were 500 housing units at an average density of 14.2 per square mile (5.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.22% White, 1.09% Native American, 0.68% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.82% of the population.

There were 317 households out of which 25.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.4% were married couples living together, 5.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.8% were non-families. 28.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.85.

In the town the population was spread out with 19.3% under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 25.5% from 25 to 44, 28.1% from 45 to 64, and 20.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 94.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $25,859, and the median income for a family was $30,556. Males had a median income of $24,028 versus $17,500 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,951. About 10.7% of families and 14.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.4% of those under age 18 and 17.2% of those age 65 or over.

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. ^ "School District Information". Town of Oakfield. Retrieved 2012-05-06. 
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 46°05′56″N 68°09′00″W / 46.09889°N 68.15000°W / 46.09889; -68.15000