Howland, Maine

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Howland, Maine
Howland, Maine is located in Maine
Howland, Maine
Howland, Maine
Location within the state of Maine
Howland, Maine is located in the United States
Howland, Maine
Howland, Maine
Howland, Maine (the United States)
Coordinates: 45°15′8″N 68°40′47″W / 45.25222°N 68.67972°W / 45.25222; -68.67972
CountryUnited States
 • Total35.62 sq mi (92.26 km2)
 • Land34.92 sq mi (90.44 km2)
 • Water0.70 sq mi (1.81 km2)
157 ft (48 m)
 • Total1,241
 • Estimate 
 • Density35.5/sq mi (13.7/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)207
FIPS code23-34190
GNIS feature ID0582526

Howland is a town in Penobscot County, Maine, United States, which was settled in 1818.[4] It was named after John Howland, one of the passengers on the Mayflower.[5] The population was 1,241 at the 2010 census.[6]


The town is on the west bank of the Penobscot River at the confluence with the Piscataquis River.[7] According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 35.62 square miles (92.26 km2), of which, 34.92 square miles (90.44 km2) of it is land and 0.70 square miles (1.81 km2) is water.[1]


This climatic region is typified by large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot (and often humid) summers and cold (sometimes severely cold) winters. 2. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Howland has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfb" on climate maps.[8]


Historical population
Census Pop.
2014 (est.)1,216[9]−2.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]

As of the 2000 census, the median income for a household in the town was $34,082, and the median income for a family was $36,302. Males had a median income of $32,000 versus $17,386 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,466. About 6.9% of families and 11.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.8% of those under the age of 18 and 25.3% ages 65 or older.

2010 census[edit]

As of the 2010 census, there were 1,241 people, 523 households, and 330 families residing in the town. The population density was 35.6 people per square mile (13.7/km2). There were 639 housing units at an average density of 18.3 per square mile (7.1/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.4% White, 0.6% African American, 0.6% Native American, 0.2% Asian, and 1.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.4% of the population.[11]

There were 523 households, of which 22.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.1% were headed by married couples living together, 9.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.9% were non-families. 30.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 16.2% were someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32, and the average family size was 2.82.[11]

In the town, the population was spread out, with 19.3% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 21.6% from 25 to 44, 29.9% from 45 to 64, and 21.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45.5 years.[11]

Local schools[edit]

See MSAD 31

Notable people[edit]

Fire and ambulance[edit]

Located in Howland, Maine, Howland Fire & EMS provides 24/7 coverage for Howland, as well as neighboring towns Enfield, Passadumkeag, Edinburg, Maxfield, and Mattamiscontis. The department largely consist of volunteers and part-time EMS providers. The department is funded by an annual budget from the Town of Howland and fire service contracts with other towns. Other equipment purchases which the town cannot afford are paid for through fundraising efforts.

Since the 2015, the department has undergone several changes that have resulted in a more modern, efficient service. With the adoption of new technology, as well as the department's recent launch of a website[12] focused on recruiting and informing the public of news, announcements and fire safety related content, the department has grown into one of the leading volunteer departments in northern Maine.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-12-20. Retrieved 2012-12-16.
  2. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-16.
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-06-11. Retrieved 2013-07-06.
  4. ^ Maine League of Historical Societies and Museums (1970). Doris A. Isaacson (ed.). Maine: A Guide 'Down East'. Rockland, Me: Courier-Gazette, Inc. p. 370.
  5. ^ "Profile for Howland, Maine". ePodunk. Retrieved 2010-05-04.
  6. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Howland town, Penobscot County, Maine". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on February 12, 2020. Retrieved November 19, 2012.
  7. ^ DeLorme Mapping Company The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer (13th edition) (1988) ISBN 0-89933-035-5 map 33
  8. ^ Climate Summary for Howland, Maine
  9. ^ "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.
  10. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  11. ^ a b c "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Howland town, Penobscot County, Maine". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on February 12, 2020. Retrieved November 19, 2012.
  12. ^ "Home - The Howland Firehouse". The Howland Firehouse. Retrieved 2017-02-06.

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Coordinates: 45°14′19″N 68°39′49″W / 45.23861°N 68.66361°W / 45.23861; -68.66361