Beals, Maine

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Beals is a town in Washington County, Maine, United States. The town was named after Manwaring Beal, an early settler.[1] The population was 618 at the 2000 census.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 47.5 square miles (123.0 km²), of which, 5.7 square miles (14.7 km²) of it is land and 41.8 square miles (108.3 km²) of it (88.04%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 618 people, 237 households, and 188 families residing in the town. The population density was 108.7 people per square mile (42.0/km²). There were 370 housing units at an average density of 65.1/sq mi (25.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.57% White, 1.29% African American, 0.65% Native American, 0.16% Asian, and 0.32% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.10% of the population.

There were 237 households out of which 34.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.6% were married couples living together, 6.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.3% were non-families. 16.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 2.85.

In the town the population was spread out with 24.9% under the age of 18, 5.8% from 18 to 24, 27.5% from 25 to 44, 24.3% from 45 to 64, and 17.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 106.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $29,375, and the median income for a family was $31,458. Males had a median income of $28,125 versus $24,167 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,133. About 10.6% of families and 16.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.8% of those under age 18 and 11.9% of those age 65 or over.

References

Calais | Eastport

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