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Veazie, Maine

Veazie, Maine
Town
Veazie, Maine is located in Maine
Veazie, Maine
Location within the state of Maine
Coordinates:
Country United States
State Maine
County Penobscot
Area[1]
 • Total 3.22 sq mi (8.34 km2)
 • Land 3.03 sq mi (7.85 km2)
 • Water 0.19 sq mi (0.49 km2)
Elevation 138 ft (42 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 1,919
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 1,901
 • Density 633.3/sq mi (244.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 04401
Area code(s) 207
FIPS code 23-78780
GNIS feature ID 0582779
Website .net.veaziewww

Veazie is a town in Penobscot County, Maine, United States. The population was 1,919 at the 2010 census. The town is named after General Samuel Veazie, an early lumber baron and railroad operator.[4] Veazie was originally part of Bangor, using Penobscot River water power to operate sawmills. It became a separate town in 1853 because Gen. Veazie, its wealthiest citizen, thought Bangor's property taxes were too high.

Contents

  • Geography 1
  • Demographics 2
    • 2010 census 2.1
    • 2000 census 2.2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.22 square miles (8.34 km2), of which, 3.03 square miles (7.85 km2) of it is land and 0.19 square miles (0.49 km2) is water.[1]

Demographics

2010 census

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 1,919 people, 828 households, and 498 families residing in the town. The population density was 633.3 inhabitants per square mile (244.5/km2). There were 884 housing units at an average density of 291.7 per square mile (112.6/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 94.0% White, 0.7% African American, 1.4% Native American, 1.8% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 1.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.3% of the population.

There were 828 households of which 27.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.0% were married couples living together, 10.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 39.9% were non-families. 30.0% 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 2.31 and the average family size was 2.83.

The median age in the town was 43.4 years. 20.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.6% were from 25 to 44; 31.4% were from 45 to 64; and 16.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 47.7% male and 52.3% female.

2000 census

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 1,744 people, 722 households, and 495 families residing in the town. The population density was 596.9 people per square mile (230.6/km²). There were 767 housing units at an average density of 262.5 per square mile (101.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.90% White, 0.11% African American, 0.86% Native American, 1.03% Asian, and 1.09% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.57% of the population.

There were 722 households out of which 29.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.6% were married couples living together, 11.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.4% were non-families. 24.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.85.

In the town the population was spread out with 23.9% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 27.4% from 25 to 44, 27.2% from 45 to 64, and 14.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 92.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $44,519, and the median income for a family was $54,583. Males had a median income of $38,456 versus $29,432 for females. The per capita income for the town was $24,723. About 5.1% of families and 7.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.9% of those under age 18 and 6.7% of those age 65 or

References

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010".  
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder".  
  3. ^ "Population Estimates".  
  4. ^ Maine League of Historical Societies and Museums (1970). Doris A. Isaacson, ed. Maine: A Guide 'Down East'. Rockland, Me: Courier-Gazette, Inc. p. 356. 
  5. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  7. ^ "American FactFinder".  

External links

  • Town of Veazie official website

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