Appleton

Appleton

[ap-uhl-tuhn]
Appleton, Daniel, 1785-1849, American publisher, b. Haverhill, Mass. The owner of a general store in Boston, he moved to New York in 1826, where he established one of the largest publishing houses in the country. The firm was continued by his sons under the name D. Appleton & Company. It eventually was renamed Appleton-Century-Crofts, Inc.
Appleton, Sir Edward Victor, 1892-1965, English physicist, grad. St. John's College, Cambridge. After returning from active service in World War I, he became assistant demonstrator in experimental physics at the Cavendish Laboratory in 1920. He was professor of physics at the Univ. of London (1924-36) and professor of natural philosophy at Cambridge (1936-39). From 1939 to 1949 he was secretary of the Dept. of Scientific and Industrial Research. Knighted in 1941, he received the 1947 Nobel Prize in Physics for his contributions to the knowledge of the ionosphere, which led to the development of radar.
Appleton, city (1990 pop. 65,695), seat of Outagamie co., E Wis., on the Fox River near its exit from the northern end of Lake Winnebago, in a dairying and stockraising region; inc. 1857. Waterfalls provide power for the city's industries, which produce paper, wood, metal, concrete, and dairy products. Appleton had the nation's first hydroelectric plant (1882) and the state's first electric streetcar (1886). The city is the seat of Lawrence Univ.
Appleton is a town in Knox County, Maine, United States. The population was 1,271 at the 2000 census.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 33.5 square miles (86.8 km²), of which, 32.8 square miles (84.8 km²) of it is land and 0.8 square miles (2.0 km²) of it (2.30%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,271 people, 480 households, and 346 families residing in the town. The population density was 38.8 people per square mile (15.0/km²). There were 547 housing units at an average density of 16.7/sq mi (6.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.51% White, 0.39% African American, 0.08% from other races, and 1.02% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.63% of the population.

There were 480 households out of which 39.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.3% were married couples living together, 6.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.9% were non-families. 21.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.13.

In the town the population was spread out with 29.3% under the age of 18, 5.0% from 18 to 24, 32.7% from 25 to 44, 22.8% from 45 to 64, and 10.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 98.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $36,615, and the median income for a family was $41,731. Males had a median income of $27,065 versus $25,385 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,484. About 4.6% of families and 7.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.4% of those under age 18 and 9.8% of those age 65 or over.

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