|• Total||46.88 sq mi (121.42 km2)|
|• Land||45.70 sq mi (118.36 km2)|
|• Water||1.18 sq mi (3.06 km2)|
|Elevation||1,017 ft (310 m)|
|• Estimate (2012)||1,273|
|• Density||27.9/sq mi (10.8/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0582827|
Woodstock is a town in Oxford County, Maine, United States. The population was 1,277 at the 2010 census. The village of Bryant Pond, on State Route 26 in the northern part of Woodstock, is the town's urban center and largest settlement.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 46.88 square miles (121.42 km2), of which, 45.70 square miles (118.36 km2) of it is land and 1.18 square miles (3.06 km2) is water.
As of the census of 2010, there were 1,277 people, 546 households, and 377 families residing in the town. The population density was 27.9 inhabitants per square mile (10.8 /km2). There were 974 housing units at an average density of 21.3 per square mile (8.2 /km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.4% White, 0.1% African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.1% Asian, and 1.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.4% of the population.
There were 546 households of which 27.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.1% were married couples living together, 7.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.0% were non-families. 24.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.71.
The median age in the town was 46.2 years. 19.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.2% were from 25 to 44; 33.6% were from 45 to 64; and 18.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 50.0% male and 50.0% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,307 people, 525 households, and 371 families residing in the town. The population density was 28.6 people per square mile (11.0/km²). There were 842 housing units at an average density of 18.4 per square mile (7.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.85% White, 0.15% Native American, 0.08% Asian, and 0.92% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.54% of the population.
There were 525 households out of which 30.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.0% were married couples living together, 7.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.3% were non-families. 23.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.89.
In the town the population was spread out with 24.6% under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 28.0% from 25 to 44, 26.2% from 45 to 64, and 15.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 106.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.0 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $35,642, and the median income for a family was $38,750. Males had a median income of $28,889 versus $22,273 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,698. About 5.5% of families and 9.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.3% of those under age 18 and 5.9% of those age 65 or over.
The Last Manual Telephones
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Bryant Pond achieved some national fame and media attention beginning in the mid-1970s when its family-owned Bryant Pond Telephone Company became the last hand-crank telephone exchange in operation in the United States. In 1981, the two-position magneto switchboard in the living room of owners Barbara and Elden Hathaway, was purchased by the Oxford County Telephone & Telegraph Company, a nearby larger independent company. A movement called "Don't Yank The Crank" was organized by David Perham and Brad Hooper in a valiant but futile effort to keep their beloved crank phones. The effort was not ultimately successful, and the last "crank" calls took place on 11 October 1983, when a modern dial exchange (207-665) was placed in service.
- "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-16.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-16.
- "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-07-06.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- Bryant Pond Telephone Company
- Bryant Pond Telephone Museum
- Maine Genealogy: Woodstock, Oxford County, Maine