Bancroft, Maine

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Bancroft, Maine
Town
Location of Bancroft, Maine
Location of Bancroft, Maine
Coordinates: 45°42′31″N 67°59′57″W / 45.70861°N 67.99917°W / 45.70861; -67.99917
Country  United States
State Flag of Maine.svg Maine
County Aroostook
Area[1]
 • Total 40.99 sq mi (106.16 km2)
 • Land 40.43 sq mi (104.71 km2)
 • Water 0.56 sq mi (1.45 km2)
Elevation 453 ft (138 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 68
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 67
 • Density 1.7/sq mi (0.7/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 04497
Area code(s) 207
FIPS code 23-02760
GNIS feature ID 0582339

Bancroft was a town in Aroostook County, Maine, United States. The population was 68 at the 2010 census. As of 2013, the population of the town was 60. On July 1, 2015 the town voted to deorganize and become part of the Unorganized territory of South Aroostook.[4]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 40.99 square miles (106.16 km2), of which 40.43 square miles (104.71 km2) is land and 0.56 square miles (1.45 km2) is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 157
1860 304 93.6%
1870 177 −41.8%
1880 220 24.3%
1890 264 20.0%
1900 318 20.5%
1910 344 8.2%
1920 315 −8.4%
1930 245 −22.2%
1940 216 −11.8%
1950 165 −23.6%
1960 94 −43.0%
1970 53 −43.6%
1980 61 15.1%
1990 66 8.2%
2000 61 −7.6%
2010 68 11.5%
Est. 2014 66 [5] −2.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 68 people, 34 households, and 20 families residing in the town. The population density was 1.7 inhabitants per square mile (0.7/km2). There were 94 housing units at an average density of 2.3 per square mile (0.9/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 100.0% White. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.9% of the population.

There were 34 households of which 8.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.9% were married couples living together, 2.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 41.2% were non-families. 41.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.00 and the average family size was 2.65.

The median age in the town was 55 years. 16.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 10.3% were from 25 to 44; 32.4% were from 45 to 64; and 35.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 51.5% male and 48.5% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 61 people, 24 households, and 16 families residing in the town. The population density was 1.5 people per square mile (0.6/km²). There were 82 housing units at an average density of 2.1 per square mile (0.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 100.00% White.

There were 24 households out of which 29.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.8% were married couples living together, 12.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.3% were non-families. 33.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.25.

In the town the population was spread out with 37.7% under the age of 18, 24.6% from 25 to 44, 24.6% from 45 to 64, and 13.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 103.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $16,250, and the median income for a family was $21,250. Males had a median income of $17,500 versus $18,750 for females. The per capita income for the town was $9,760. There were 8.3% of families and 17.5% of the population living below the poverty line, including 33.3% of under eighteens and none of those over 64.

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. Archived from the original on June 17, 2013. Retrieved 2013-07-06. 
  4. ^ Burns, Christopher (3 July 2015). "If a town can't afford to be a town, it may make sense to disband". Bangor Daily News. Retrieved 7 July 2015. 
  5. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

Coordinates: 45°40′25″N 68°01′51″W / 45.67361°N 68.03083°W / 45.67361; -68.03083