Embden, Maine

Embden is a town in Somerset County, Maine, United States. The population was 881 at the 2000 census.

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.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 44.1 square miles (114.1 km²), of which, 40.1 square miles (103.9 km²) of it is land and 4.0 square miles (10.2 km²) of it (8.97%) is water.


As of the census of 2000, there were 881 people, 365 households, and 262 families residing in the town. The population density was 22.0 people per square mile (8.5/km²). There were 893 housing units at an average density of 22.3/sq mi (8.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.86% White, 0.23% Native American, and 0.91% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.11% of the population.

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.


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