Wellington, Maine

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Wellington, Maine
Location in Piscataquis County and the state of Maine.
Location in Piscataquis County and the state of Maine.
Coordinates: 45°4′43″N 69°34′6″W / 45.07861°N 69.56833°W / 45.07861; -69.56833
CountryUnited States
StateMaine
CountyPiscataquis
Area
 • Total39.93 sq mi (103.42 km2)
 • Land39.86 sq mi (103.24 km2)
 • Water0.07 sq mi (0.18 km2)
Elevation
735 ft (224 m)
Population
 • Total260
 • Estimate 
(2012[3])
254
 • Density6.5/sq mi (2.5/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s)207
FIPS code23-81405
GNIS feature ID0579056

Wellington is a town in Piscataquis County, Maine, United States. The town was named for Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington.[4] The population was 260 at the 2010 census.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 39.93 square miles (103.42 km2), of which, 39.86 square miles (103.24 km2) of it is land and 0.07 square miles (0.18 km2) is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1830639
184072213.0%
1850600−16.9%
186069415.7%
1870681−1.9%
1880647−5.0%
1890584−9.7%
1900413−29.3%
1910393−4.8%
192045916.8%
1930350−23.7%
1940261−25.4%
1950252−3.4%
1960231−8.3%
19702320.4%
198028723.7%
1990270−5.9%
2000258−4.4%
20102600.8%
Est. 2014249[5]−4.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 260 people, 124 households, and 82 families living in the town. The population density was 6.5 inhabitants per square mile (2.5/km2). There were 278 housing units at an average density of 7.0 per square mile (2.7/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.3% White, 1.9% Pacific Islander, and 0.8% from two or more races.

There were 124 households of which 18.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.0% were married couples living together, 8.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 33.9% were non-families. 31.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.10 and the average family size was 2.54.

The median age in the town was 50.3 years. 15.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.9% were from 25 to 44; 34.5% were from 45 to 64; and 23.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 50.0% male and 50.0% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 258 people, 113 households, and 74 families living in the town. The population density was 6.5 people per square mile (2.5/km²). There were 213 housing units at an average density of 5.3 per square mile (2.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.61% White and 0.39% Native American. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.55% of the population.

There were 113 households out of which 21.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.1% were married couples living together, 8.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.5% were non-families. 26.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.68.

In the town, the population was spread out with 20.9% under the age of 18, 5.8% from 18 to 24, 19.8% from 25 to 44, 36.0% from 45 to 64, and 17.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 47 years. For every 100 females, there were 115.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 108.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $17,083, and the median income for a family was $21,667. Males had a median income of $20,625 versus $16,875 for females. The per capita income for the town was $11,216. About 17.1% of families and 16.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.3% of those under the age of eighteen and 26.0% of those sixty five or over.

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. Retrieved 2013-07-06.
  4. ^ "Profile for Wellington, Maine". ePodunk. Retrieved 2010-05-07.
  5. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". 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.

Coordinates: 45°02′23″N 69°35′50″W / 45.03972°N 69.59722°W / 45.03972; -69.59722