Eustis, Maine

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Eustis, Maine
Town
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Eustis is located in Maine
Eustis
Eustis
Eustis is located in the US
Eustis
Eustis
Coordinates: 45°10′51″N 70°27′28″W / 45.18083°N 70.45778°W / 45.18083; -70.45778
Country United States
State Maine
County Franklin
Incorporated 1871
Villages Eustis
Stratton
Area[1]
 • Total 41.48 sq mi (107.43 km2)
 • Land 39.13 sq mi (101.35 km2)
 • Water 2.35 sq mi (6.09 km2)
Elevation 1,260 ft (384 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 618
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 619
 • Density 15.8/sq mi (6.1/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 04936
Area code(s) 207
FIPS code 23-24005
GNIS feature ID 0582469

Eustis is a town in Franklin County, Maine, United States. The population was 618 at the 2010 census. Eustis, which includes the village of Stratton, is a popular recreation area.

History

Benedict Arnold and his troops passed through the area on October 19, 1775, on their way up the North Branch of the Dead River to fight in the ill-fated Battle of Quebec.

Eustis was first called Township No. 1 of Range 4, West of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase. The original settler was Caleb Stevens from New Hampshire, who brought his wife and nine children. About 1831, the northern half of the township was purchased from the state of Maine by two men, one of whom was Charles L. Eustis of Lewiston. That same year he built a sawmill and gristmill. In 1840, the township was organized as Hanover Plantation, which about 1850 became part of the larger Jackson Plantation. On March 30, 1857, however, the township was set off and organized as Eustis Plantation, named after its early proprietor. Then on February 18, 1871, with a population of 342, it was officially incorporated as a town.[4]

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 41.48 square miles (107.43 km2), of which, 39.13 square miles (101.35 km2) of it is land and 2.35 square miles (6.09 km2) is water.[1] Eustis is drained by the Dead River.

Climate

This climatic region is typified by large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot (and often humid) summers and cold (sometimes severely cold) winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Eustis has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfb" on climate maps.[5]

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 342
1880 302 −11.7%
1890 321 6.3%
1900 436 35.8%
1910 508 16.5%
1920 589 15.9%
1930 601 2.0%
1940 707 17.6%
1950 763 7.9%
1960 666 −12.7%
1970 595 −10.7%
1980 582 −2.2%
1990 616 5.8%
2000 685 11.2%
2010 618 −9.8%
Est. 2014 614 [6] −0.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

2010 census

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 618 people, 313 households, and 179 families residing in the town. The population density was 15.8 inhabitants per square mile (6.1/km2). There were 822 housing units at an average density of 21.0 per square mile (8.1/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.5% White, 0.2% African American, 0.6% Native American, 0.3% Asian, and 0.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.5% of the population.

There were 313 households of which 19.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.3% were married couples living together, 5.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 42.8% were non-families. 33.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.97 and the average family size was 2.47.

The median age in the town was 49.4 years. 14.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 18.6% were from 25 to 44; 37.3% were from 45 to 64; and 23.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 52.8% male and 47.2% female.

2000 census

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 685 people, 302 households, and 170 families residing in the town. The population density was 17.5 people per square mile (6.8/km²). There were 747 housing units at an average density of 19.1 per square mile (7.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 95.47% White, 0.44% African American, 2.04% Native American, 0.15% Asian, and 1.90% from two or more races.

There were 302 households out of which 26.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.4% were married couples living together, 8.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 43.4% were non-families. 32.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 2.90.

In the town, the population was spread out with 24.4% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 28.0% from 25 to 44, 26.6% from 45 to 64, and 13.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 106.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $28,000, and the median income for a family was $35,000. Males had a median income of $27,614 versus $21,111 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,274. About 7.7% of families and 14.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.8% of those under age 18 and 9.4% of those age 65 or over.

Notable citizens

Alex Tuttle (1990- ) US Snowboard Team

Sites of interest

References

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-16. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-16. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on June 17, 2013. Retrieved 2013-07-06. 
  4. ^ Varney, George J. (1886), Gazetteer of the state of Maine. Eustis, Boston: Russell 
  5. ^ Climate Summary for Eustis, Maine
  6. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

External links

  • Town of Eustis, Maine
  • Stratton Public Library
  • Arnold Trail Snowmobile Club

Coordinates: 45°13′02″N 70°28′42″W / 45.21722°N 70.47833°W / 45.21722; -70.47833

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