Somerville, Maine

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Somerville, Maine
Town
Location in Lincoln County and the state of Maine.
Location in Lincoln County and the state of Maine.
Coordinates: 44°17′19″N 69°29′7″W / 44.28861°N 69.48528°W / 44.28861; -69.48528
Country United States
State Maine
County Lincoln
Incorporation March 25, 1858
Area[1]
 • Total 22.81 sq mi (59.08 km2)
 • Land 21.93 sq mi (56.80 km2)
 • Water 0.88 sq mi (2.28 km2)
Elevation 299 ft (91 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 548
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 553
 • Density 25.0/sq mi (9.7/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 04348
Area code(s) 207
FIPS code 23-69645
GNIS feature ID 0582729

Somerville is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. The population was 548 at the 2010 census. Somerville is included in the Augusta, Maine micropolitan New England City and Town Area.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 22.81 square miles (59.08 km2), of which, 21.93 square miles (56.80 km2) of it is land and 0.88 square miles (2.28 km2) is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1800 98
1810 138 40.8%
1820 292 111.6%
1830 384 31.5%
1840 506 31.8%
1850 552 9.1%
1860 606 9.8%
1870 505 −16.7%
1880 539 6.7%
1890 453 −16.0%
1900 374 −17.4%
1910 291 −22.2%
1920 256 −12.0%
1930 229 −10.5%
1940 266 16.2%
1950 227 −14.7%
1960 254 11.9%
1970 215 −15.4%
1980 377 75.3%
1990 458 21.5%
2000 509 11.1%
2010 548 7.7%
Est. 2014 557 [4] 1.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 548 people, 225 households, and 153 families residing in the town. The population density was 25.0 inhabitants per square mile (9.7/km2). There were 309 housing units at an average density of 14.1 per square mile (5.4/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 94.7% White, 0.4% African American, 0.2% Native American, 1.8% Asian, 0.4% from other races, and 2.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.7% of the population.

There were 225 households of which 26.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.7% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 8.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 32.0% were non-families. 26.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.84.

The median age in the town was 44 years. 23.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.3% were from 25 to 44; 35.6% were from 45 to 64; and 13.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 52.0% male and 48.0% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 509 people, 202 households, and 136 families residing in the town. The population density was 23.3 people per square mile (9.0/km²). There were 286 housing units at an average density of 13.1 per square mile (5.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.64% White, 0.20% African American, 0.98% Native American, 0.20% Asian, and 0.98% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.98% of the population.

There were 202 households out of which 28.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.9% were married couples living together, 6.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.2% were non-families. 25.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the town, the population was spread out with 26.9% under the age of 18, 4.7% from 18 to 24, 29.1% from 25 to 44, 29.3% from 45 to 64, and 10.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 105.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $37,125, and the median income for a family was $40,455. Males had a median income of $26,818 versus $24,500 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,906. About 16.4% of families and 21.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 30.4% of those under age 18 and 17.2% of those age 65 or over.

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Coordinates: 44°18′33″N 69°29′20″W / 44.30917°N 69.48889°W / 44.30917; -69.48889