Orient, Maine

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Orient, Maine
Town
Orient, Maine is located in Maine
Orient, Maine
Orient, Maine
Location within the state of Maine
Coordinates: 45°48′52″N 67°50′26″W / 45.81444°N 67.84056°W / 45.81444; -67.84056
Country United States
State Maine
County Aroostook
Area[1]
 • Total 37.67 sq mi (97.56 km2)
 • Land 35.52 sq mi (92.00 km2)
 • Water 2.15 sq mi (5.57 km2)
Elevation 466 ft (142 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 147
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 144
 • Density 4.1/sq mi (1.6/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 04471
Area code(s) 207
FIPS code 23-55435
GNIS feature ID 0582649

Orient is a town in Aroostook County, Maine, United States. The population was 147 at the 2010 census.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 37.67 square miles (97.56 km2), of which, 35.52 square miles (92.00 km2) of it is land and 2.15 square miles (5.57 km2) is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

1890's female jockey Leota Elliott was born and raised in Orient.

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 147 people, 63 households, and 39 families residing in the town. The population density was 4.1 inhabitants per square mile (1.6 /km2). There were 282 housing units at an average density of 7.9 per square mile (3.1 /km2). The racial makeup of the town was 95.9% White, 0.7% Native American, and 3.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.0% of the population.

There were 63 households of which 25.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.0% were married couples living together, 12.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 38.1% were non-families. 25.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.69.

The median age in the town was 47.3 years. 19% of residents were under the age of 18; 9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 18.4% were from 25 to 44; 38.1% were from 45 to 64; and 15.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 53.7% male and 46.3% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 145 people, 61 households, and 40 families residing in the town. The population density was 4.1 people per square mile (1.6/km²). There were 270 housing units at an average density of 7.5 per square mile (2.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 100.00% White. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.69% of the population.

There were 61 households out of which 31.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.8% were married couples living together, 9.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.8% were non-families. 23.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.76.

In the town the population was spread out with 22.8% under the age of 18, 4.8% from 18 to 24, 28.3% from 25 to 44, 24.8% from 45 to 64, and 19.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 107.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 111.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $19,750, and the median income for a family was $26,250. Males had a median income of $36,250 versus $20,625 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,131. There were 18.2% of families and 29.6% of the population living below the poverty line, including 29.7% of under eighteens and 6.5% of those over 64.

References[edit]

Coordinates: 45°49′01″N 67°50′24″W / 45.81694°N 67.84000°W / 45.81694; -67.84000