Smithfield, Maine

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Smithfield, Maine
Town
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Smithfield, Maine is located in Maine
Smithfield, Maine
Smithfield, Maine
Location within the state of Maine
Coordinates: 44°37′29″N 69°48′40″W / 44.62472°N 69.81111°W / 44.62472; -69.81111
Country United States
State Maine
County Somerset
Area[1]
 • Total 24.76 sq mi (64.13 km2)
 • Land 19.90 sq mi (51.54 km2)
 • Water 4.86 sq mi (12.59 km2)
Elevation 262 ft (80 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 1,033
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 1,021
 • Density 51.9/sq mi (20.0/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 04978
Area code(s) 207
FIPS code 23-69155
GNIS feature ID 0582726

Smithfield is a town in Somerset County, Maine, United States. The population was 1,033 at the 2010 census. The town was incorporated on February 29, 1840 making it the only town in Maine incorporated on Leap Day.[4] The town was named after the Rev. Henry Smith, an early settler.[5]

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 24.76 square miles (64.13 km2), of which, 19.90 square miles (51.54 km2) of it is land and 4.86 square miles (12.59 km2) is water.[1]

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1840 789
1850 873 10.6%
1860 793 −9.2%
1870 704 −11.2%
1880 564 −19.9%
1890 479 −15.1%
1900 449 −6.3%
1910 427 −4.9%
1920 390 −8.7%
1930 374 −4.1%
1940 353 −5.6%
1950 354 0.3%
1960 382 7.9%
1970 527 38.0%
1980 748 41.9%
1990 865 15.6%
2000 930 7.5%
2010 1,033 11.1%
Est. 2014 1,003 [6] −2.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

2010 census

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 1,033 people, 451 households, and 314 families residing in the town. The population density was 51.9 inhabitants per square mile (20.0/km2). There were 727 housing units at an average density of 36.5 per square mile (14.1/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.6% White, 0.1% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 0.1% from other races, and 1.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.0% of the population.

There were 451 households of which 23.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.0% were married couples living together, 6.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 30.4% were non-families. 23.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.62.

The median age in the town was 49.2 years. 18% of residents were under the age of 18; 3.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22% were from 25 to 44; 39.3% were from 45 to 64; and 16.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 49.2% male and 50.8% female.

2000 census

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 930 people, 372 households, and 284 families residing in the town. The population density was 46.8 people per square mile (18.1/km²). There were 608 housing units at an average density of 30.6 per square mile (11.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.39% White, 0.11% African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.43% Asian, 0.43% from other races, and 0.43% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.97% of the population.

There were 372 households out of which 31.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.9% were married couples living together, 7.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.4% were non-families. 17.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 2.84.

In the town, the population was spread out with 24.3% under the age of 18, 4.1% from 18 to 24, 29.6% from 25 to 44, 28.6% 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 100.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $37,045, and the median income for a family was $41,339. Males had a median income of $31,417 versus $22,596 for females. The per capita income for the town was $21,492. About 5.2% of families and 7.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.9% of those under age 18 and 5.3% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people

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. Retrieved 2013-07-06. 
  4. ^ Official Town Website
  5. ^ "Profile for Smithfield, Maine". ePodunk. Retrieved 2010-05-07. 
  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. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

Coordinates: 44°37′49″N 69°49′46″W / 44.63028°N 69.82944°W / 44.63028; -69.82944

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