Historical United States Census totals for Sagadahoc County, Maine

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This article shows U.S. Census totals for Sagadahoc County, Maine, broken down by municipality, from 1900 to 2000.

Most areas of New England are entirely divided into incorporated municipalities, with no unincorporated territory. In the three northern New England states, however, some unincorporated territory does exist, generally in areas that are very sparsely populated. Maine contains significantly more unincorporated territory than the other states, with the bulk of it in interior and northern counties. Some southern and coastal counties, including Sagadahoc County, also contain smaller amounts of unincorporated territory, however. The unincorporated territory in Sagadahoc County consists of an island in the Kennebec River along the county's eastern edge, adjacent to the towns of Richmond and Bowdoinham, called Swan Island. The island covers about two and a quarter square miles of land. Swan Island was once incorporated as the town of Perkins, and is still sometimes referred to as "Perkins Township". Perkins disincorporated in 1918 due to population loss; its population has not reached double figures in any census since 1930, and it reported no population at all in the 2000 Census. Except for Swan Island, all of Sagadahoc County is incorporated.

There are two types of incorporated municipalities in Maine, towns and cities. The tables below differentiate between towns and cities. For any census, adding up the totals for each town-level municipality, including Perkins, should yield the county total. (Note that, for censuses up through 1910, Perkins was an incorporated town. In that era, Sagadahoc County was entirely divided into incorporated municipalities, following the standard procedure in New England.)

For more information on the New England municipal system, see New England town.

Corporate changes since 1900[edit]

  • 1918 – Perkins disincorporated and reverted to unorganized territory

1900[edit]

County Total: 20,330

  • Bath (city) 10,477
  • Topsham 2,097
  • Richmond 2,049
  • Bowdoinham 1,305
  • Phippsburg 1,254
  • Bowdoin 937
  • Woolwich 880
  • Georgetown 799
  • West Bath 291
  • Arrowsic 180
  • Perkins 61

1910[edit]

County Total: 18,574

  • Bath (city) 9,396
  • Topsham 2,016
  • Richmond 1,858
  • Bowdoinham 1,385
  • Phippsburg 1,079
  • Bowdoin 814
  • Woolwich 868
  • Georgetown 742
  • West Bath 230
  • Arrowsic 147
  • Perkins 39

1920[edit]

County Total: 23,021

  • Bath (city) 14,731
  • Topsham 2,102
  • Richmond 1,724
  • Bowdoinham 1,030
  • Woolwich 875
  • Phippsburg 872
  • Bowdoin 749
  • Georgetown 429
  • West Bath 313
  • Arrowsic 176

Unorganized territory (the former town of Perkins) reported 20 residents.

1930[edit]

County Total: 16,927

  • Bath (city) 9,110
  • Topsham 2,111
  • Richmond 1,964
  • Bowdoinham 904
  • Phippsburg 801
  • Bowdoin 568
  • Woolwich 671
  • Georgetown 361
  • West Bath 277
  • Arrowsic 135

Unorganized territory (the former town of Perkins) reported 25 residents.

1940[edit]

County Total: 19,123

  • Bath (city) 10,235
  • Topsham 2,334
  • Richmond 2,063
  • Woolwich 1,144
  • Phippsburg 1,020
  • Bowdoinham 915
  • Bowdoin 467
  • Georgetown 420
  • West Bath 353
  • Arrowsic 167

Unorganized territory (the former town of Perkins) reported 5 residents.

1950[edit]

County Total: 20,911

  • Bath (city) 10,644
  • Topsham 2,626
  • Richmond 2,217
  • Woolwich 1,344
  • Phippsburg 1,134
  • Bowdoinham 1,039
  • Bowdoin 638
  • West Bath 578
  • Georgetown 510
  • Arrowsic 172

Unorganized territory (the former town of Perkins) reported 9 residents.

1960[edit]

County Total: 22,793

  • Bath (city) 10,717
  • Topsham 3,818
  • Richmond 2,185
  • Woolwich 1,417
  • Bowdoinham 1,131
  • Phippsburg 1,121
  • Bowdoin 668
  • Georgetown 790
  • West Bath 766
  • Arrowsic 177

Unorganized territory (the former town of Perkins) reported 3 residents.

1970[edit]

County Total: 23,452

  • Bath (city) 9,679
  • Topsham 5,022
  • Richmond 2,168
  • Woolwich 1,710
  • Bowdoinham 1,294
  • Phippsburg 1,229
  • Bowdoin 858
  • West Bath 836
  • Georgetown 464
  • Arrowsic 188

Unorganized territory (the former town of Perkins) reported 4 residents.

1980[edit]

County Total: 28,795

  • Bath (city) 10,246
  • Topsham 6,431
  • Richmond 2,627
  • Woolwich 2,156
  • Bowdoinham 1,828
  • Bowdoin 1,629
  • Phippsburg 1,527
  • West Bath 1,309
  • Georgetown 735
  • Arrowsic 305

Unorganized territory (the former town of Perkins) reported 2 residents.

1990[edit]

County Total: 33,535

  • Bath (city) 9,799
  • Topsham 8,746
  • Richmond 3,072
  • Woolwich 2,570
  • Bowdoin 2,207
  • Bowdoinham 2,192
  • Phippsburg 1,815
  • West Bath 1,716
  • Georgetown 914
  • Arrowsic 498

Unorganized territory (the former town of Perkins) reported 6 residents.

2000[edit]

County Total: 35,214

  • Bath (city) 9,266
  • Topsham 9,100
  • Richmond 3,298
  • Woolwich 2,810
  • Bowdoin 2,727
  • Bowdoinham 2,612
  • Phippsburg 2,106
  • West Bath 1,798
  • Georgetown 1,020
  • Arrowsic 477

Unorganized territory (the former town of Perkins) reported no residents.

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