Milbridge, Maine

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Milbridge, Maine
The church in Milbridge center
The church in Milbridge center
Milbridge, Maine is located in Maine
Milbridge, Maine
Milbridge, Maine
Location within the state of Maine
Coordinates: 44°31′36″N 67°52′16″W / 44.52667°N 67.87111°W / 44.52667; -67.87111
CountryUnited States
StateMaine
CountyWashington
Incorporated (town)1848
Area
 • Total72.97 sq mi (188.99 km2)
 • Land24.25 sq mi (62.81 km2)
 • Water48.72 sq mi (126.18 km2)
Elevation
36 ft (11 m)
Population
 • Total1,353
 • Estimate 
(2012[3])
1,342
 • Density55.8/sq mi (21.5/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
04658
Area code(s)207
FIPS code23-45600
GNIS feature ID0582594
Websitetownofmilbridge.webs.com

Milbridge is a town in Washington County, Maine, United States at the mouth of the Narraguagus River.[4] The population was 1,353 at the 2010 census. The town was incorporated in 1848.[4]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 72.97 square miles (188.99 km2), of which, 24.25 square miles (62.81 km2) of it is land and 48.72 square miles (126.18 km2) is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
18501,170
18601,2829.6%
18701,55821.5%
18801,75212.5%
18901,96312.0%
19001,921−2.1%
19101,550−19.3%
19201,196−22.8%
19301,2131.4%
19401,3188.7%
19501,199−9.0%
19601,101−8.2%
19701,1544.8%
19801,30613.2%
19901,305−0.1%
20001,279−2.0%
20101,3535.8%
Est. 20141,305[5]−3.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

As of 2000 the median income for a household in the town was $22,371. The median income for a family was $27,120. Males had a median income of $25,850 versus $17,356 for females. The per capita income for the town was $11,996. About 14.9% of families and 20.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.6% of those under age 18 and 23.0% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 1,353 people, 612 households, and 345 families residing in the town. The population density was 55.8 inhabitants per square mile (21.5/km2). There were 1,009 housing units at an average density of 41.6 per square mile (16.1/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 95.1% White, 0.2% African American, 0.8% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 2.8% from other races, and 0.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.2% of the population.

There were 612 households of which 23.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.4% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 43.6% were non-families. 37.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.16 and the average family size was 2.79.

The median age in the town was 47.3 years. 19.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21% were from 25 to 44; 29.3% were from 45 to 64; and 23.8% were 63 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 48.2% male and 51.8% female.

Economy[edit]

The economy consists of people involved in agriculture, commercial fishing, retail and tourism.

Two of Milbridge's largest employers are Wyman's of Maine and Kelco.[7]

Notable people[edit]

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 2013-06-11. Retrieved 2013-07-06.
  4. ^ a b Varney, George J. (1886). Gazetteer of the state of Maine. Millbridge. Boston: Russell.
  5. ^ "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.
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  7. ^ "Milbridge, Maine: A Helpful Guide". Maine Terrain.
  8. ^ "Jay Duplass, The Puffy Chair".
  9. ^ "Carter, Gene". Federal Judicial Center. Retrieved 15 February 2020.
  10. ^ "Theodore Enslin". Bangor Daily News. November 27, 2011. Retrieved 15 February 2020.
  11. ^ Anstead, Alicia (September 12, 1998). "A Country Hubbell". Bangor Daily News.
  12. ^ "David Kennedy, ex-Maine House speaker, dies". Bangor Daily News. July 13, 1995. pp. B–8. Retrieved 2020-02-15.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 44°32′07″N 67°52′51″W / 44.53528°N 67.88083°W / 44.53528; -67.88083