Merrill, Maine

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Merrill, Maine
Town
Location of Merrill, Maine
Location of Merrill, Maine
Coordinates: 46°9′51″N 68°13′56″W / 46.16417°N 68.23222°W / 46.16417; -68.23222Coordinates: 46°9′51″N 68°13′56″W / 46.16417°N 68.23222°W / 46.16417; -68.23222
Country United States
State Maine
County Aroostook
Area[1]
 • Total 37.38 sq mi (96.81 km2)
 • Land 37.35 sq mi (96.74 km2)
 • Water 0.03 sq mi (0.08 km2)
Elevation 968 ft (295 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 273
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 271
 • Density 7.3/sq mi (2.8/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 207
FIPS code 23-45180
GNIS feature ID 0582592

Merrill is a town in Aroostook County, Maine, United States. The population was 273 at the 2010 census.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 37.38 square miles (96.81 km2), of which 37.35 square miles (96.74 km2) is land and 0.03 square miles (0.08 km2) is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 105
1870 118 12.4%
1880 206 74.6%
1890 244 18.4%
1900 298 22.1%
1910 393 31.9%
1920 361 −8.1%
1930 458 26.9%
1940 424 −7.4%
1950 383 −9.7%
1960 337 −12.0%
1970 271 −19.6%
1980 285 5.2%
1990 296 3.9%
2000 249 −15.9%
2010 273 9.6%
Est. 2014 266 [4] −2.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 273 people, 104 households, and 77 families residing in the town. The population density was 7.3 inhabitants per square mile (2.8/km2). There were 149 housing units at an average density of 4.0 per square mile (1.5/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 93.4% White, 1.5% African American, 4.4% Native American, and 0.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.1% of the population.

There were 104 households of which 30.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.6% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 26.0% were non-families. 22.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.03.

The median age in the town was 45.1 years. 23.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 17.2% were from 25 to 44; 36.7% were from 45 to 64; and 13.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 50.5% male and 49.5% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 249 people, 103 households, and 73 families residing in the town. The population density was 6.6 people per square mile (2.6/km²). There were 141 housing units at an average density of 3.8 per square mile (1.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.39% White, 0.80% Native American, and 0.80% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.80% of the population.

There were 103 households out of which 31.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.3% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.2% were non-families. 22.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.82.

In the town, the population was spread out with 22.1% under the age of 18, 5.6% from 18 to 24, 30.9% from 25 to 44, 25.7% from 45 to 64, and 15.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 104.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 106.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $26,806, and the median income for a family was $31,667. Males had a median income of $26,944 versus $21,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $11,532. About 14.9% of families and 16.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.9% of those under the age of eighteen and 22.9% of those sixty five or over.

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