Embden, Maine is situated by Embden Pond, a pond of small girth and large length with a spectacular view of several mountains. There are many camps on the shore of the pond.
There were 364 households out of which 28.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.6% were married couples living together, 6.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.2% were non-families. 22.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.74.
In the town the population was spread out with 21.7% under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 28.7% from 25 to 44, 28.4% from 45 to 64, and 15.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 103.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.8 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $31,397, and the median income for a family was $35,833. Males had a median income of $28,281 versus $20,781 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,588. About 10.2% of families and 15.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.7% of those under age 18 and 13.8% of those age 65 or over.