Garfield Plantation, Maine

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Garfield Plantation is a plantation in Aroostook County, Maine, United States. The population was 81 at the 2010 census.[1]

History[edit]

Garfield Plantation is named for James A. Garfield, 20th President of the United States.[2]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the plantation has a total area of 38.6 square miles (99.9 km2), of which 38.3 square miles (99.2 km2) is land and 0.27 square miles (0.7 km2), or 0.71%, is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 80
1890 86 7.5%
1900 111 29.1%
1910 121 9.0%
1920 142 17.4%
1930 91 −35.9%
1940 97 6.6%
1950 116 19.6%
1960 89 −23.3%
1970 104 16.9%
1980 107 2.9%
1990 102 −4.7%
2000 86 −15.7%
2010 81 −5.8%
Est. 2014 78 [3] −3.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 86 people, 37 households, and 24 families residing in the plantation. The population density was 2.3 people per square mile (0.9/km²). There were 78 housing units at an average density of 2.0 per square mile (0.8/km²). The racial makeup of the plantation was 100.00% White.

There were 37 households out of which 27.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.6% were married couples living together, 8.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.1% were non-families. 27.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.67.

In the plantation the population was spread out with 17.4% under the age of 18, 10.5% from 18 to 24, 23.3% from 25 to 44, 27.9% from 45 to 64, and 20.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 100.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 121.9 males.

The median income for a household in the plantation was $31,250, and the median income for a family was $33,750. Males had a median income of $28,750 versus $0 for females. The per capita income for the plantation was $15,455. There were 13.6% of families and 19.2% of the population living below the poverty line, including 47.1% of under eighteens and 5.9% of those over 64.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Garfield plantation, Aroostook County, Maine". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved May 21, 2013. 
  2. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 134. 
  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. 
  4. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

Coordinates: 46°36′31.2″N 68°29′57.1″W / 46.608667°N 68.499194°W / 46.608667; -68.499194