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Oxford County, Maine

Oxford County, Maine
Map of Maine highlighting Oxford County
Location in the state of Maine
Map of the United States highlighting Maine
Maine's location in the U.S.
Founded 1805
Seat Paris
Largest town Rumford
Area
 • Total 2,176 sq mi (5,636 km2)
 • Land 2,077 sq mi (5,379 km2)
 • Water 99 sq mi (256 km2), 4.5%
Population
 • (2010) 57,833
 • Density 28/sq mi (10.74/km²)
Congressional district 2nd
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website .org.oxfordcountywww

Oxford County is a county located in the U.S. state of Maine. As of the 2010 Census, the county had a population of 57,833.[1] Its county seat is Paris.[2] The county was formed on March 4, 1805 from northerly portions of York and Cumberland counties. Its Canadian border is the province of Quebec.

Part of Oxford County is included in the Lewiston-Auburn, Maine metropolitan New England City and Town Area while a different part of Oxford County is included in the Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, Maine metropolitan New England City and Town Area.

Contents

  • Geography 1
    • Adjacent counties and municipalities 1.1
    • National protected areas 1.2
  • Demographics 2
  • Politics 3
    • Voter registration 3.1
  • Recreation 4
  • Communities 5
    • Towns 5.1
    • Unorganized Territories 5.2
  • See also 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,176 square miles (5,640 km2), of which 2,077 square miles (5,380 km2) is land and 99 square miles (260 km2) (4.5%) is water.[3]

Adjacent counties and municipalities

National protected areas

Demographics

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 54,755 people, 22,314 households, and 15,173 families residing in the county. The population density was 26 people per square mile (10/km²). There were 32,295 housing units at an average density of 16 per square mile (6/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.25% White, 0.17% Black or African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.37% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.11% from other races, and 0.80% from two or more races. 0.53% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 23.6% were of English, 13.9% French, 13.7% United States or American, 10.1% Irish and 8.4% French Canadian ancestry according to Census 2000. 95.9% spoke English and 2.6% French as their first language.

There were 22,314 households out of which 30.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.10% were married couples living together, 9.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.00% were non-families. 25.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.87.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.20% under the age of 18, 6.50% from 18 to 24, 27.80% from 25 to 44, 25.50% from 45 to 64, and 16.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 95.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $33,435, and the median income for a family was $39,794. Males had a median income of $30,641 versus $21,233 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,945. About 8.30% of families and 11.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.80% of those under age 18 and 10.10% of those age 65 or over.

Politics

Presidential election results[10]
Year Democrat Republican
2012 55.5% 16,330 40.8% 11,996
2008 56.7% 17,940 40.6% 12,863
2004 52.7% 16,618 45.0% 14,196
2000 49.7% 13,649 43.1% 11,835

Voter registration

Voter Registration and Party Enrollment as of November 2014[11]
Party Total Voters Percentage
  Unaffiliated 17,893 42.04%
  Democratic 11,505 27.03%
  Republican 11,242 26.41%
  Green 1,920 4.51%
Total 42,560 100%

Recreation

Oxford county is home to many summer camps. Some of these camps are Camp Wekeela, Kamp Kohut, Camp Wyonegonic, Forest Acres Camp for Girls and Maine Teen Camp.

Communities

Towns

Unorganized Territories

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 19, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved September 7, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 7, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved September 7, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 7, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 7, 2014. 
  9. ^ "American FactFinder".  
  10. ^ "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". Retrieved 2011-06-11. 
  11. ^ "Registration and Party Enrollment Statistics as of November 4, 2014" (PDF). Maine Bureau of Corporations. 

External links

  • Official Website of Oxford County
  • Maine Genealogy: Oxford County, Maine

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