Stockholm, Maine

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Stockholm, Maine
Town
Stockholm, Maine is located in Maine
Stockholm, Maine
Stockholm, Maine
Location within the state of Maine
Coordinates: 47°3′16″N 68°8′38″W / 47.05444°N 68.14389°W / 47.05444; -68.14389
Country United States
State Maine
County Aroostook
Area[1]
 • Total 34.27 sq mi (88.76 km2)
 • Land 34.20 sq mi (88.58 km2)
 • Water 0.07 sq mi (0.18 km2)
Elevation 715 ft (218 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 253
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 250
 • Density 7.4/sq mi (2.9/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 04783
Area code(s) 207
FIPS code 23-74405
GNIS feature ID 0582748

Stockholm is a town in Aroostook County, Maine, United States. The population was 253 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Starting in 1870, a Swedish-immigrant colony was established by the State of Maine in Aroostook County. The State of Maine had appointed William W. Thomas, Jr., who had served as American Consul in Sweden during the administration of President Abraham Lincoln, to be State Immigration Commissioner. On March 23, 1870 the Legislature passed an Act authorizing a Board of Immigration and Beverly A Benson was named Commissioner of Immigration. Beverly went to Sweden, recruited immigrants and led them first into New Sweden township followed by the townships of Westmanland in 1879 and Stockholm in 1881.

In the late 19th century and early 20th century, the languages of French and Swedish were primary languages of many families living and working in Stockholm. Many French-speaking Acadians migrated to Stockholm to work in the 3 wood mills Stockholm once had.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 34.27 square miles (88.76 km2), of which, 34.20 square miles (88.58 km2) of it is land and 0.07 square miles (0.18 km2) is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 253 people, 110 households, and 75 families residing in the town. The population density was 7.4 inhabitants per square mile (2.9 /km2). There were 149 housing units at an average density of 4.4 per square mile (1.7 /km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.4% White, 0.4% Asian, and 1.2% from two or more races.

There were 110 households of which 22.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.6% were married couples living together, 6.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 8.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.8% were non-families. 29.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.75.

The median age in the town was 46.7 years. 16.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.7% were from 25 to 44; 33.6% were from 45 to 64; and 20.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 48.6% male and 51.4% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 271 people, 111 households, and 79 families residing in the town. The population density was 7.8 people per square mile (3.0/km²). There were 140 housing units at an average density of 4.0 per square mile (1.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.26% White, 0.37% Native American, and 0.37% from two or more races.

There were 111 households out of which 29.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.4% were married couples living together, 7.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.8% were non-families. 26.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the town the population was spread out with 23.2% under the age of 18, 4.8% from 18 to 24, 24.0% from 25 to 44, 26.6% from 45 to 64, and 21.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 108.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 112.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $31,563, and the median income for a family was $36,750. Males had a median income of $25,357 versus $23,958 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,246. About 8.4% of families and 8.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.5% of those under the age of eighteen and 3.6% of those sixty five or over.

References[edit]

Other sources[edit]

  • Lenentine, Charlotte The Swedish People of Northern Maine (University of Maine. 1950)
  • Hede, Richard Maine's Swedish Colony 1870-1970 Centennial Book (1970)

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 47°02′32″N 68°08′22″W / 47.04222°N 68.13944°W / 47.04222; -68.13944