Dennysville, Maine

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Dennysville, Maine
Dennysville Historic District, Dennysville
Dennysville Historic District, Dennysville
Dennysville, Maine is located in Maine
Dennysville, Maine
Dennysville, Maine
Location within the state of Maine
Coordinates: 44°55′30″N 67°13′57″W / 44.92500°N 67.23250°W / 44.92500; -67.23250
CountryUnited States
StateMaine
CountyWashington
Area
 • Total15.28 sq mi (39.58 km2)
 • Land14.92 sq mi (38.64 km2)
 • Water0.36 sq mi (0.93 km2)
Elevation
177 ft (54 m)
Population
 • Total342
 • Estimate 
(2012[3])
341
 • Density22.9/sq mi (8.8/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
04628
Area code(s)207
FIPS code23-17355
GNIS feature ID0582440

Dennysville is a town in Washington County, Maine, United States. The population was 342 at the 2010 census.[4]

History[edit]

Dennysville takes its name from the Dennys River.[5] It was first settled by a group of sixteen men who came by boat from Hingham, Mass. They arrived on the river shore on May 17, 1786. [6]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 15.28 square miles (39.58 km2), of which, 14.92 square miles (38.64 km2) of it is land and 0.36 square miles (0.93 km2) is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1820557
183085653.7%
1840378−55.8%
185045821.2%
18604855.9%
18704880.6%
18805227.0%
1890452−13.4%
19004826.6%
1910459−4.8%
1920434−5.4%
19304432.1%
1940424−4.3%
1950345−18.6%
1960303−12.2%
1970278−8.3%
19802966.5%
199035519.9%
2000319−10.1%
20103427.2%
Est. 2014330[7]−3.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 342 people, 154 households, and 96 families residing in the town. The population density was 22.9 inhabitants per square mile (8.8/km2). There were 189 housing units at an average density of 12.7 per square mile (4.9/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.4% White, 0.6% Native American, and 2.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.8% of the population.

There were 154 households of which 22.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.3% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 37.7% were non-families. 33.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.22 and the average family size was 2.86.

The median age in the town was 48.6 years. 19.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 19.3% were from 25 to 44; 34.5% were from 45 to 64; and 19.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 46.8% male and 53.2% female.

2000 census[edit]

At the 2000 census,[9] there were 319 people, 140 households and 95 families residing in the town. The population density was 21.6 per square mile (8.3/km²). There were 201 housing units at an average density of 13.6 per square mile (5.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.37% White, and 0.63% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.31% of the population.

There were 140 households of which 28.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.0% were married couples living together, 6.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.1% were non-families. 30.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.3% 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 2.79.

24.1% of the population were under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 23.8% from 25 to 44, 24.1% from 45 to 64, and 20.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.6 males.

The median household income was $20,000 and the median family income was $28,750. Males had a median income of $27,292 versus $13,750 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,336. About 20.8% of families and 23.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.9% of those under age 18 and 29.5% of those age 65 or over.

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. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Dennysville town, Washington County, Maine". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved July 20, 2012.
  5. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 104.
  6. ^ Dennysville Centenial 1886. B. Thurston & Company, Printers , Portland, Maine. 1886. pp. 26–27.
  7. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  9. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.

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Coordinates: 44°54′13″N 67°13′43″W / 44.90361°N 67.22861°W / 44.90361; -67.22861