Alna, Maine

Alna, Maine

Alna, settled around 1760 and incorporated in 1794 as New Milford, is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. The name of the town was changed to Alna in 1811. The population was 675 at the 2000 census.

History

Alna was the site of the first fish hatchery in Maine, started shortly after the Civil War.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 21.4 square miles (55.4 km²), of which, 20.9 square miles (54.2 km²) of it is land and 0.5 square miles (1.2 km²) of it (2.20%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 675 people, 266 households, and 197 families residing in the town. The population density was 32.3 people per square mile (12.5/km²). There were 315 housing units at an average density of 15.1/sq mi (5.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.56% White, 0.30% Native American and 0.15% Asian. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.15% of the population.

There were 266 households out of which 34.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.3% were married couples living together, 6.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.6% were non-families. 19.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the town the population was spread out with 25.0% under the age of 18, 4.9% from 18 to 24, 27.4% from 25 to 44, 28.6% from 45 to 64, and 14.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 99.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $43,125, and the median income for a family was $48,611. Males had a median income of $34,375 versus $23,977 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,340. About 6.7% of families and 6.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.7% of those under age 18 and 10.1% of those age 65 or over.

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