Frenchboro, Maine

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Frenchboro, Maine
Town
Frenchboro, Maine is located in Maine
Frenchboro, Maine
Frenchboro, Maine
Location within the state of Maine
Coordinates: 44°7′28″N 68°21′0″W / 44.12444°N 68.35000°W / 44.12444; -68.35000
Country United States
State Maine
County Hancock
Area[1]
 • Total 88.43 sq mi (229.03 km2)
 • Land 4.82 sq mi (12.48 km2)
 • Water 83.61 sq mi (216.55 km2)
Elevation 0 ft (0 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 61
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 61
 • Density 12.7/sq mi (4.9/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 04635
Area code(s) 207
FIPS code 23-26595
GNIS feature ID 0582482

Frenchboro is a town in Hancock County, Maine, United States, and a village within this town located on Long Island, southeast of Swans Island - an island distinct from both the island town of Long Island in Cumberland County and the Long Island in Blue Hill Bay, southeast of Blue Hill Harbor. The population was 61 at the 2010 census.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 88.43 square miles (229.03 km2), of which 4.82 square miles (12.48 km2) is land and 83.61 square miles (216.55 km2) is water.[1]

Twelve islands in the Gulf of Maine comprise the town: [4]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1820 19
1830 42 121.1%
1840 114 171.4%
1850 152 33.3%
1860 188 23.7%
1870 177 −5.9%
1880 150 −15.3%
1890 132 −12.0%
1900 174 31.8%
1910 197 13.2%
1920 164 −16.8%
1930 145 −11.6%
1940 119 −17.9%
1950 97 −18.5%
1960 57 −41.2%
1970 56 −1.8%
1980 43 −23.2%
1990 44 2.3%
2000 38 −13.6%
2010 61 60.5%
Est. 2014 61 [5] 0.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 61 people, 21 households, and 16 families residing in the town. The population density was 12.7 inhabitants per square mile (4.9/km2). There were 76 housing units at an average density of 15.8 per square mile (6.1/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 86.9% White, 3.3% Native American, and 9.8% from two or more races.

There were 21 households of which 47.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.1% were married couples living together, 14.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 23.8% were non-families. 19.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.90 and the average family size was 3.25.

The median age in the town was 27.2 years. 36.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 29.5% were from 25 to 44; 14.7% were from 45 to 64; and 13.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 62.3% male and 37.7% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 38 people, 18 households, and 12 families residing in the town. The population density was 7.9 people per square mile (3.1/km²). There were 59 housing units at an average density of 12.3 per square mile (4.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 100.00% White.

There were 18 households out of which 11.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.1% were married couples living together, and 33.3% were non-families. 22.2% of all households were made up of individuals and none had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.11 and the average family size was 2.50.

In the town, the population was spread out with 18.4% under the age of 18, 10.5% from 18 to 24, 21.1% from 25 to 44, 39.5% from 45 to 64, and 10.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 153.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 158.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $38,125, and the median income for a family was $45,000. Males had a median income of $25,625 versus $0 for females. The per capita income for the town was $21,050. There were no families and 7.1% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and none of those over 64.

Buildings and structures[edit]

Great Duck Island Light, located on Great Duck Island, is in the town of Frenchboro and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Education[edit]

Frenchboro Elementary School supports kindergarten through eighth grade.{http://www.greatschools.org/maine/frenchboro/183-Frenchboro-Elementary-School/}

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. ^ Swartz, Brian (23 September 2015). "Heroes Sailed from Frenchboro to Save the Union". Bangor Daily News. Retrieved 15 January 2016. 
  5. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. [permanent dead link]
  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 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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Coordinates: 44°07′05″N 68°21′45″W / 44.11806°N 68.36250°W / 44.11806; -68.36250