Location in Kennebec County and the state of Maine.
|• Total||33.44 sq mi (86.61 km2)|
|• Land||32.17 sq mi (83.32 km2)|
|• Water||1.27 sq mi (3.29 km2)|
|Elevation||184 ft (56 m)|
|• Estimate (2012)||2,664|
|• Density||82.9/sq mi (32.0/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0582677|
Pittston is a town in Kennebec County, Maine, United States. The population was 2,666 at the 2010 census. The town was named for the family of John Pitt, who were early settlers. Pittston is included in the Augusta, Maine micropolitan New England City and Town Area.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 33.44 square miles (86.61 km2), of which, 32.17 square miles (83.32 km2) of it is land and 1.27 square miles (3.29 km2) is water.
As of the census of 2010, there were 2,666 people, 1,103 households, and 758 families residing in the town. The population density was 82.9 inhabitants per square mile (32.0/km2). There were 1,202 housing units at an average density of 37.4 per square mile (14.4/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 96.4% White, 0.3% African American, 0.9% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 1.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.7% of the population.
There were 1,103 households of which 27.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.4% were married couples living together, 8.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.3% were non-families. 23.8% 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 2.42 and the average family size was 2.82.
The median age in the town was 44.8 years. 20.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.6% were from 25 to 44; 35.1% were from 45 to 64; and 14.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 50.5% male and 49.5% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 2,548 people, 1,010 households, and 730 families residing in the town. The population density was 79.2 people per square mile (30.6/km²). There were 1,070 housing units at an average density of 33.3 per square mile (12.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.72% White, 0.20% African American, 0.75% Native American, 0.08% Asian, 0.24% from other races, and 1.02% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.63% of the population.
There were 1,010 households out of which 34.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.9% were married couples living together, 8.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.7% were non-families. 21.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 2.92.
In the town the population was spread out with 24.3% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 29.6% from 25 to 44, 28.1% from 45 to 64, and 11.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 101.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.4 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $39,609, and the median income for a family was $45,769. Males had a median income of $35,507 versus $25,317 for females. The per capita income for the town was $19,059. About 5.4% of families and 7.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.6% of those under age 18 and 12.6% of those age 65 or over.
- David Agry, jurist
- Albert G. Jewett, US Chargé d'Affaires (ambassador) to Peru (1845–1847)
- Rick Breton, Route 194 Sheriff
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- "Profile for Pittston, Maine". ePodunk. Retrieved 2010-05-03.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- 'Proceedings of the State Bar Association of Wisconsin,' State Bar Association of Wisconsin: 1905, Biographical Sketch of David Agry, pg 171-172