Sangerville

Sangerville, Maine

Sangerville is a town in Piscataquis County, Maine, United States. The population was 1,270 at the 2000 census. It is the birthplace of Hiram Stevens Maxim (1840–1916)and Sir Harry Oakes, 1st Baronet (December 23, 1874 – July 7, 1943).

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 39.7 square miles (102.8 km²), of which, 38.5 square miles (99.8 km²) of it is land and 1.1 square miles (3.0 km²) of it (2.90%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,270 people, 554 households, and 361 families residing in the town. The population density was 33.0 people per square mile (12.7/km²). There were 787 housing units at an average density of 20.4/sq mi (7.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.35% White, 0.55% African American, 0.47% Native American, 0.16% Asian, and 0.47% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.39% of the population.

There were 554 households out of which 26.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.1% were married couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.8% were non-families. 29.2% 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 2.29 and the average family size was 2.80.

In the town the population was spread out with 22.0% under the age of 18, 5.4% from 18 to 24, 26.6% from 25 to 44, 28.8% from 45 to 64, and 17.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 101.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $28,036, and the median income for a family was $35,809. Males had a median income of $26,518 versus $19,353 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,984. About 8.7% of families and 11.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.5% of those under age 18 and 17.2% of those age 65 or over.

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