Penobscot, Maine

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Penobscot, Maine
Town
Penobscot, Maine is located in Maine
Penobscot, Maine
Penobscot, Maine
Location within the state of Maine
Coordinates: 44°27′50″N 68°42′45″W / 44.46389°N 68.71250°W / 44.46389; -68.71250
Country United States
State Maine
County Hancock
Area[1]
 • Total 46.55 sq mi (120.56 km2)
 • Land 39.87 sq mi (103.26 km2)
 • Water 6.68 sq mi (17.30 km2)
Elevation 98 ft (30 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 1,263
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 1,261
 • Density 31.7/sq mi (12.2/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 04476
Area code(s) 207
FIPS code 23-57920
GNIS feature ID 0582668
Breakfast in camp, Penobscot, September 1885.

Penobscot is a town in Hancock County, Maine, United States. The Bagaduce River flows through the town.[citation needed] The population was 1,263 at the 2010 census.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 46.55 square miles (120.56 km2), of which 39.87 square miles (103.26 km2) is land and 6.68 square miles (17.30 km2) is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 1,263 people, 593 households, and 347 families residing in the town. The population density was 31.7 inhabitants per square mile (12.2/km2). There were 883 housing units at an average density of 22.1 per square mile (8.5/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.5% White, 0.2% African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.6% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 1.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.0% of the population.

There were 593 households of which 18.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.7% were married couples living together, 5.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 41.5% were non-families. 32.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.06 and the average family size was 2.57.

The median age in the town was 51.9 years. 14.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 19% were from 25 to 44; 33.9% were from 45 to 64; and 26.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 48.7% male and 51.3% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 1,344 people, 533 households, and 370 families residing in the town. The population density was 33.7 people per square mile (13.0/km²). There were 723 housing units at an average density of 18.1 per square mile (7.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.07% White, 0.15% African American, 0.37% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.30% from other races, and 0.82% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.45% of the population.

There were 533 households out of which 27.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.0% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.4% were non-families. 24.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.79.

In the town the population was spread out with 20.3% under the age of 18, 5.0% from 18 to 24, 25.4% from 25 to 44, 27.5% from 45 to 64, and 21.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 94.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $37,232, and the median income for a family was $42,368. Males had a median income of $30,921 versus $22,417 for females. The per capita income for the town was $20,035. About 4.0% of families and 8.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.5% of those under age 18 and 10.5% of those age 65 or over.

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Coordinates: 44°27′52″N 68°42′40″W / 44.46444°N 68.71111°W / 44.46444; -68.71111