Bowerbank, Maine

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Bowerbank, Maine
Town
Nickname(s): The True Heart of Maine
Location in Piscataquis County and the state of Maine.
Location in Piscataquis County and the state of Maine.
Coordinates: 45°18′43″N 69°15′13″W / 45.31194°N 69.25361°W / 45.31194; -69.25361
Country United States
State Maine
County Piscataquis
Area[1]
 • Total 47.37 sq mi (122.69 km2)
 • Land 41.90 sq mi (108.52 km2)
 • Water 5.47 sq mi (14.17 km2)
Elevation 725 ft (221 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 116
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 115
 • Density 2.8/sq mi (1.1/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 207
FIPS code 23-06400
GNIS feature ID 0582362

Bowerbank is a town in Piscataquis County, Maine, United States. The population was 116 at the 2010 census.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 47.37 square miles (122.69 km2), of which, 41.90 square miles (108.52 km2) of it is land and 5.47 square miles (14.17 km2) is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1830 49
1840 165 236.7%
1850 173 4.8%
1860 101 −41.6%
1870 83 −17.8%
1880 86 3.6%
1890 87 1.2%
1900 66 −24.1%
1910 76 15.2%
1920 41 −46.1%
1930 43 4.9%
1940 49 14.0%
1950 20 −59.2%
1960 17 −15.0%
1970 29 70.6%
1980 27 −6.9%
1990 72 166.7%
2000 123 70.8%
2010 116 −5.7%
Est. 2014 114 [4] −1.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 116 people, 63 households, and 37 families residing in the town. The population density was 2.8 inhabitants per square mile (1.1/km2). There were 380 housing units at an average density of 9.1 per square mile (3.5/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 99.1% White and 0.9% Native American.

There were 63 households of which 6.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.4% were married couples living together, 6.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.3% were non-families. 31.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.84 and the average family size was 2.19.

The median age in the town was 61.5 years. 6.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 0.0% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 10.3% were from 25 to 44; 46.6% were from 45 to 64; and 36.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 46.6% male and 53.4% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 123 people, 54 households, and 42 families residing in the town. The population density was 2.9 people per square mile (1.1/km²). There were 327 housing units at an average density of 7.8 per square mile (3.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.37% White, and 1.63% from two or more races.

There were 54 households out of which 20.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.5% were married couples living together, 5.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.4% were non-families. 18.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.49.

In the town, the population was spread out with 17.1% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 25.2% from 25 to 44, 28.5% from 45 to 64, and 23.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 48 years. For every 100 females there were 108.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 108.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $27,917, and the median income for a family was $31,875. Males had a median income of $36,250 versus $19,583 for females. The per capita income for the town was $20,946. There were 14.6% of families and 15.0% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 25.7% 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 2013-06-17. Retrieved 2013-07-06. 
  4. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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Coordinates: 45°16′22″N 69°12′43″W / 45.27278°N 69.21194°W / 45.27278; -69.21194