Smyrna, Maine

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Smyrna, Maine
Town
Smyrna, Maine is located in Maine
Smyrna, Maine
Smyrna, Maine
Location within the state of Maine
Coordinates: 46°8′10″N 68°5′51″W / 46.13611°N 68.09750°W / 46.13611; -68.09750Coordinates: 46°8′10″N 68°5′51″W / 46.13611°N 68.09750°W / 46.13611; -68.09750
Country  United States
State Flag of Maine.svg Maine
County Aroostook
Area[1]
 • Total 35.20 sq mi (91.17 km2)
 • Land 35.11 sq mi (90.93 km2)
 • Water 0.09 sq mi (0.23 km2)
Elevation 968 ft (295 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 442
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 441
 • Density 12.6/sq mi (4.9/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 207
FIPS code 23-69260
GNIS feature ID 0582727

Smyrna is a town in Aroostook County, Maine, United States. The population was 442 at the 2010 census.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 35.20 square miles (91.17 km2), of which 35.11 square miles (90.93 km2) is land and 0.09 square miles (0.23 km2) is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1840 184
1850 172 −6.5%
1860 165 −4.1%
1870 159 −3.6%
1880 237 49.1%
1890 303 27.8%
1900 411 35.6%
1910 411 0.0%
1920 460 11.9%
1930 442 −3.9%
1940 409 −7.5%
1950 349 −14.7%
1960 331 −5.2%
1970 318 −3.9%
1980 354 11.3%
1990 378 6.8%
2000 415 9.8%
2010 442 6.5%
Est. 2014 432 [4] −2.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 442 people, 155 households, and 108 families residing in the town. The population density was 12.6 inhabitants per square mile (4.9/km2). There were 188 housing units at an average density of 5.4 per square mile (2.1/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.2% White, 1.1% Native American, 0.2% Asian, and 0.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.2% of the population.

There were 155 households of which 36.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.7% were married couples living together, 5.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 30.3% were non-families. 22.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.85 and the average family size was 3.40.

The median age in the town was 36.8 years. 29.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.8% were from 25 to 44; 30.6% were from 45 to 64; and 10.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 49.3% male and 50.7% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 415 people, 155 households, and 110 families residing in the town. The population density was 11.8 people per square mile (4.6/km²). There were 184 housing units at an average density of 5.2 per square mile (2.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.28% White, 0.24% Native American, 0.24% Asian, and 0.24% from two or more races.

There were 155 households out of which 33.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.6% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.0% were non-families. 25.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.25.

In the town the population was spread out with 27.0% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 28.7% from 25 to 44, 20.5% from 45 to 64, and 14.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 93.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $25,625, and the median income for a family was $27,917. Males had a median income of $23,625 versus $20,313 for females. The per capita income for the town was $11,751. About 16.4% of families and 20.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.1% of those under age 18 and 26.7% of those age 65 or over.

Amish community[edit]

There is an Amish community in Smyrna, that began as one of the "Christian Communities" of Elmo Stoll in 1996. From the beginning most members had an Amish background, but some came from other plain communities while others had no plain background. Soon after the early death of Elmo Stoll in 1998, the "Christian Communities" began to disband. The community in Smyrna lost most of his members, who had no plain background and then decided to seek fellowship with an Michigan Churches of the Old Order Amish. The Amish in Smyrna are said to be more open to outsiders than other Amish communities. They hold most of their church services in English.[7] They are in fellowship with the Maine Amish in Unity and Hodgdon. [8] Contrary to most other Amish the Amish men in Smyrna wear moustaches along with long beards, which reflects their "Christian Communities" history.[9] In 2005 the Amish community consisted of around 100 people.[10]

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