Trenton, Maine

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Trenton, Maine
Town
Trenton, Maine is located in Maine
Trenton, Maine
Trenton, Maine
Location within the state of Maine
Coordinates: 44°26′13″N 68°23′31″W / 44.43694°N 68.39194°W / 44.43694; -68.39194
Country United States
State Maine
County Hancock
Area[1]
 • Total 28.39 sq mi (73.53 km2)
 • Land 18.17 sq mi (47.06 km2)
 • Water 10.22 sq mi (26.47 km2)
Elevation 49 ft (15 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 1,481
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 1,504
 • Density 81.5/sq mi (31.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 04605
Area code(s) 207
FIPS code 23-77415
GNIS feature ID 0582768

Trenton is a town in Hancock County, Maine, United States, near Acadia National Park. The population was 1,481 at the 2010 census. Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport is located in Trenton.

In January 1969, town voters defeated 144-77 an attempt to build a nuclear power plant and aluminum refinery in Trenton.[4]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 28.39 square miles (73.53 km2), of which 18.17 square miles (47.06 km2) is land and 10.22 square miles (26.47 km2) is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 1,481 people, 663 households, and 409 families residing in the town. The population density was 81.5 inhabitants per square mile (31.5 /km2). There were 1,021 housing units at an average density of 56.2 per square mile (21.7 /km2). The racial makeup of the town was 95.3% White, 0.4% African American, 1.6% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 2.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.5% of the population.

There were 663 households of which 23.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.8% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 38.3% were non-families. 27.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.23 and the average family size was 2.72.

The median age in the town was 45.8 years. 17.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24% were from 25 to 44; 36% were from 45 to 64; and 15.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 50.6% male and 49.4% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 1,370 people, 574 households, and 388 families residing in the town. The population density was 75.3 people per square mile (29.1/km²). There were 816 housing units at an average density of 44.9 per square mile (17.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 95.69% White, 0.58% African American, 1.46% Native American, 0.22% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 0.07% from other races, and 1.90% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.44% of the population.

There were 574 households out of which 31.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.8% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.4% were non-families. 27.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.89.

In the town the population was spread out with 24.5% under the age of 18, 6.0% from 18 to 24, 27.0% from 25 to 44, 27.7% from 45 to 64, and 14.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 96.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $34,808, and the median income for a family was $45,859. Males had a median income of $30,847 versus $25,197 for females. The per capita income for the town was $21,140. About 6.2% of families and 10.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.5% of those under age 18 and 8.5% of those age 65 or over.

Economy[edit]

Bar Harbor Airlines, a regional airline, was headquartered in Trenton. In 1989 the airline headquarters moved to Houston.[6][7]

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. ^ Cole, John N. (January 24, 1969). "The voters of Trenton, the men of TEPCO, and Maine". Maine Times.  and Cole, John N. (January 31, 1969). "Happy beginning". Maine Times. , reprinted in The Best of Maine Times. Bangor, Maine: Maine Times Publishing Company. 2003. pp. 27–29, 35. ISBN 0-9729124-1-X. 
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ World Airline Directory. Flight International. February 14, 1974. "204.
  7. ^ "BAR HARBOR AIRWAYS IS MOVING ITS HEADQUARTERS TO HOUSTON." Associated Press. October 18, 1989. Retrieved on September 30, 2009.

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Coordinates: 44°26′20″N 68°22′12″W / 44.43889°N 68.37000°W / 44.43889; -68.37000