Brighton Plantation, Maine

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Brighton Plantation, Maine
Brighton Plantation, Maine is located in Maine
Brighton Plantation, Maine
Brighton Plantation, Maine
Location within the state of Maine
Coordinates: 45°02′43″N 69°41′41″W / 45.04528°N 69.69472°W / 45.04528; -69.69472Coordinates: 45°02′43″N 69°41′41″W / 45.04528°N 69.69472°W / 45.04528; -69.69472
CountryUnited States
StateMaine
CountySomerset
Area
 • Total40.0 sq mi (104 km2)
 • Land39.3 sq mi (102 km2)
 • Water0.7 sq mi (1.8 km2)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total70
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
04912
Area code(s)207
FIPS code23-07380
GNIS feature ID0579053

Brighton Plantation is a plantation in Somerset County, Maine, United States. The population was 70 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

The territory previously known as T2 R1 Bingham's Kennebec Purchase was incorporated as the Town of North Hill on May 11, 1816. It was renamed Brighton on January 29, 1827. It ceded land to Athens in 1838 and 1862, and surrendered its status as a town in 1895, becoming a plantation.[1][2]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the plantation has a total area of 40.0 square miles (104 km2), of which 39.3 square miles (102 km2) is land and 0.7 square miles (1.8 km2) (1.68%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1830722
184080311.2%
1850748−6.8%
1860733−2.0%
1870627−14.5%
1880585−6.7%
1890434−25.8%
1900368−15.2%
1910274−25.5%
19202936.9%
1930114−61.1%
194018360.5%
1950106−42.1%
196062−41.5%
197058−6.5%
19807427.6%
19909427.0%
200086−8.5%
201070−18.6%
2014 (est.)68[3]−2.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 86 people, 33 households, and 23 families residing in the plantation. The population density was 2.2 people per square mile (0.8/km2). There were 76 housing units at an average density of 1.9 per square mile (0.7/km2). The racial makeup of the plantation was 94.19% White, 1.16% Asian, and 4.65% from two or more races.

There were 33 households, out of which 36.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.7% were married couples living together, 3.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.3% were non-families. 18.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 3.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the plantation the population was spread out, with 29.1% under the age of 18, 4.7% from 18 to 24, 26.7% from 25 to 44, 31.4% from 45 to 64, and 8.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 109.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 110.3 males.

The median income for a household in the plantation was $27,083, and the median income for a family was $28,438. Males had a median income of $28,750 versus $16,875 for females. The per capita income for the plantation was $14,281. There were 6.9% of families and 14.6% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 25.0% of those over 64.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Atlas of Somerset County, Maine".
  2. ^ Maine Encyclopedia
  3. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Archived from the original on May 23, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ Brighton Plantation Census Bureau Fact Sheet Archived 2020-02-12 at archive.today, United States Census Bureau, 2000. Accessed 2008-07-02.