[meyd-stohn, -stuhn]
Maidstone, city (1991 pop. 86,067), Kent, SE England, on the Medway River. It is a market city with agricultural, paper, printing, quarrying, brewing, and engineering industries. There is evidence of a Roman station. Chillington Manor (Elizabethan) contains the Maidstone Museum, the public library, and the headquarters of the Kent Archaeological Society. The grammar school dates from 1549. Noteworthy are the Church of All Saints, founded in the 14th cent.; the palace of the archbishops; and Penenden Heath, a recreation ground. Maidstone has technical, art, and adult-education schools. William Hazlitt was born in the city. Nearby Cobtree Manor is the "Dingley Dell" of Dickens's Pickwick Papers.

Maidstone is a town in Essex County, Vermont, U.S. As of the 2000 census, the town has a total population of 105. It is part of the Berlin, NH–VT Micropolitan Statistical Area.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 31.8 square miles (82.3 km²), of which, 30.5 square miles (78.9 km²) of it is land and 1.3 square miles (3.4 km²) of it (4.12%) is water.


As of the census of 2000, there were 105 people, 45 households, and 30 families residing in the town. The population density was 3.4 people per square mile (1.3/km²). There were 276 housing units at an average density of 9.1/sq mi (3.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.14% White, 0.95% African American, 0.95% Native American and 0.95% Asian.

There were 45 households out of which 20.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.6% were married couples living together, 4.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.3% were non-families. 24.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.77.

In the town the population was spread out with 14.3% under the age of 18, 4.8% from 18 to 24, 28.6% from 25 to 44, 41.0% from 45 to 64, and 11.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 133.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 114.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $19,167, and the median income for a family was $27,500. Males had a median income of $30,313 versus $17,500 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,668. There were 6.7% of families and 8.7% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and none of those over 64.


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