Veazie, Maine

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Veazie, Maine
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Veazie, Maine is located in Maine
Veazie, Maine
Veazie, Maine
Location within the state of Maine
Coordinates: 44°50′20″N 68°42′19″W / 44.83889°N 68.70528°W / 44.83889; -68.70528
CountryUnited States
StateMaine
CountyPenobscot
Area
 • Total3.22 sq mi (8.34 km2)
 • Land3.03 sq mi (7.85 km2)
 • Water0.19 sq mi (0.49 km2)
Elevation
138 ft (42 m)
Population
 • Total1,919
 • Estimate 
(2012[3])
1,901
 • Density633.3/sq mi (244.5/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
04401
Area code(s)207
FIPS code23-78780
GNIS feature ID0582779
Websitewww.veazie.net

Veazie is a town in Penobscot County, Maine, United States. The population was 1,919 at the 2010 census. The town is named after General Samuel Veazie, an early lumber baron and railroad operator.[4] Veazie was originally part of Bangor, using Penobscot River water power to operate sawmills. It became a separate town in 1853 because Gen. Veazie, its wealthiest citizen, thought Bangor's property taxes were too high.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.22 square miles (8.34 km2), of which, 3.03 square miles (7.85 km2) of it is land and 0.19 square miles (0.49 km2) is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860893
1870810−9.3%
1880622−23.2%
18906504.5%
1900555−14.6%
19105570.4%
1920504−9.5%
193056812.7%
19405975.1%
195077630.0%
19601,35474.5%
19701,55614.9%
19801,6103.5%
19901,6331.4%
20001,7446.8%
20101,91910.0%
Est. 20141,883[5]−1.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 1,919 people, 828 households, and 498 families living in the town. The population density was 633.3 inhabitants per square mile (244.5/km2). There were 884 housing units at an average density of 291.7 per square mile (112.6/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 94.0% White, 0.7% African American, 1.4% Native American, 1.8% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 1.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.3% of the population.

There were 828 households of which 27.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.0% were married couples living together, 10.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 39.9% were non-families. 30.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.83.

The median age in the town was 43.4 years. 20.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.6% were from 25 to 44; 31.4% were from 45 to 64; and 16.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 47.7% male and 52.3% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 1,744 people, 722 households, and 495 families living in the town. The population density was 596.9 people per square mile (230.6/km²). There were 767 housing units at an average density of 262.5 per square mile (101.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.90% White, 0.11% African American, 0.86% Native American, 1.03% Asian, and 1.09% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.57% of the population.

There were 722 households out of which 29.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.6% were married couples living together, 11.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.4% were non-families. 24.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.85.

In the town, the population was spread out with 23.9% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 27.4% from 25 to 44, 27.2% from 45 to 64, and 14.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $44,519, and the median income for a family was $54,583. Males had a median income of $38,456 versus $29,432 for females. The per capita income for the town was $24,723. About 5.1% of families and 7.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.9% of those under age 18 and 6.7% of those age 65 or older.

Education[edit]

Veazie Community School teaches children from Pre-Kindergarten through Eighth grade.[8]

In 1896, the town opened its own High School. Following its closure in 1901, students from Veazie attend neighboring High Schools in Bangor or Orono.[9]

Government[edit]

The Town Manager of Veazie is Mark Leonard, who also serves as Chief of the Veazie Police Department.[10][11]

Veazie is part of the 5th district of the Maine Senate, which is currently represented by Democrat Jim Dill.[12] The town's representative in the Maine House is Republican Peter Lyford, who serves the State's 129th district.[13]

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. ^ Maine League of Historical Societies and Museums (1970). Doris A. Isaacson (ed.). Maine: A Guide 'Down East'. Rockland, Me: Courier-Gazette, Inc. p. 356.
  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. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  8. ^ "Veazie Community School". www.veaziecs.org. Retrieved 2019-01-08.
  9. ^ Hamilton, Jean (1978). History of Veazie, Maine (PDF). pp. 47, 48.
  10. ^ "Town of Veazie, ME - Town Manager". www.veazie.net. Retrieved 2018-12-19.
  11. ^ "Chief's Message". Veazie Police Department. 2014-07-10. Retrieved 2018-12-19.
  12. ^ "District 05 - State Senator James Dill (D - Penobscot) | Maine State Legislature". legislature.maine.gov. Retrieved 2018-12-19.
  13. ^ "Maine House of Representatives". legislature.maine.gov. Retrieved 2019-01-08.

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Coordinates: 44°50′19″N 68°42′19″W / 44.83861°N 68.70528°W / 44.83861; -68.70528