Belmont, Maine
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Belmont, Maine
Belmont, Maine
Location of Belmont (in yellow) in Waldo County and the state of Maine
Location of Belmont (in yellow) in Waldo County and the state of Maine
Coordinates: 44°22?34?N 69°6?47?W / 44.37611°N 69.11306°W / 44.37611; -69.11306Coordinates: 44°22?34?N 69°6?47?W / 44.37611°N 69.11306°W / 44.37611; -69.11306
CountryUnited States
StateMaine
CountyWaldo
Area
 o Total14.19 sq mi (36.75 km2)
 o Land13.61 sq mi (35.25 km2)
 o Water0.58 sq mi (1.50 km2)
Elevation
249 ft (76 m)
Population
 o Total942
 o Estimate 
(2012[3])
931
 o Density69.2/sq mi (26.7/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 o Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
04952
Area code(s)207
FIPS code23-04125
GNIS feature ID0582349
WebsiteTown of Belmont

Belmont is a town in Waldo County, Maine, United States. The population was 942 at the 2010 census. It was originally known as Green Plantation. The squatters who lived there would, when alerted to the impending arrival of law officers, dress as Indians and then ignore the officers.[4]

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 14.19 square miles (36.75 km2), of which, 13.61 square miles (35.25 km2) of it is land and 0.58 square miles (1.50 km2) is water, chiefly Tilden Pond (357 acres).[1]

The town is crossed by SR 3 and SR 131. It is bordered by Morrill on the north, Belfast on the east, Northport on the southeast, Lincolnville on the south and Searsmont on the west.

Demographics

2010 census

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 942 people, 405 households, and 252 families living in the town. The population density was 69.2 inhabitants per square mile (26.7/km2). There were 462 housing units at an average density of 33.9 per square mile (13.1/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.0% White, 0.2% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.8% from other races, and 1.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.8% of the population.

There were 405 households of which 28.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.9% were married couples living together, 9.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 37.8% were non-families. 30.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.87.

The median age in the town was 44.8 years. 20.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.8% were from 25 to 44; 32.2% were from 45 to 64; and 17.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 47.6% male and 52.4% female.

2000 census

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 821 people, 336 households, and 243 families living in the town. The population density was 60.3 people per square mile (23.3/km²). There were 393 housing units at an average density of 28.9 per square mile (11.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.66% White, 0.49% Native American, and 0.85% from two or more races.

There were 336 households out of which 26.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.9% were married couples living together, 9.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.4% were non-families. 22.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.7% 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 2.79.

In the town, the population was spread out with 23.5% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 26.6% from 25 to 44, 28.1% 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 98.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $29,013, and the median income for a family was $36,875. Males had a median income of $25,197 versus $24,327 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,942. About 6.3% of families and 10.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.3% of those under age 18 and 13.7% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people

Josephine Bicknell Neal (1880-1955), physician, encephalitis/meningitis pioneer.

References

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved .
  2. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved .
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-06-11. Retrieved .
  4. ^ Maine League of Historical Societies and Museums (1970). Doris A. Isaacson (ed.). Maine: A Guide 'Down East'. Rockland, Me: Courier-Gazette, Inc. p. 161.
  5. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Archived from the original on 2015-05-23. Retrieved 2015.
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved 2015.
  7. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved .

External links

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