Athens, Maine

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Athens is a town in Somerset County, Maine, United States. The population was 847 at the 2000 census.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 43.5 square miles (112.7 km²), of which, 43.5 square miles (112.7 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.05%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 847 people, 327 households, and 225 families residing in the town. The population density was 19.5 people per square mile (7.5/km²). There were 484 housing units at an average density of 11.1/sq mi (4.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.53% White, 0.12% African American, 0.24% Native American, and 0.12% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.71% of the population.

There were 327 households out of which 33.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.7% were married couples living together, 9.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.9% were non-families. 22.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the town the population was spread out with 24.9% under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 32.2% from 25 to 44, 24.9% from 45 to 64, and 12.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 97.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $24,813, and the median income for a family was $32,841. Males had a median income of $24,545 versus $20,139 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,786. About 17.0% of families and 22.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.9% of those under age 18 and 12.0% of those age 65 or over.


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