Burnham, Maine

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Burnham is a town in Waldo County, Maine, United States. The population was 1,142 at the 2000 census.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 41.2 square miles (106.6 km²), of which, 38.9 square miles (100.8 km²) of it is land and 2.2 square miles (5.8 km²) of it (5.42%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,142 people, 442 households, and 326 families residing in the town. The population density was 29.3 people per square mile (11.3/km²). There were 649 housing units at an average density of 16.7/sq mi (6.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.85% White, 0.18% African American, 0.44% Native American, 0.09% Asian, 0.53% from other races, and 1.93% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.35% of the population.

There were 442 households out of which 34.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.5% were married couples living together, 9.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.2% were non-families. 20.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the town the population was spread out with 26.4% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 28.8% from 25 to 44, 26.6% from 45 to 64, and 10.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 103.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $31,071, and the median income for a family was $33,580. Males had a median income of $23,828 versus $21,053 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,030. About 13.8% of families and 16.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.3% of those under age 18 and 7.8% of those age 65 or over.



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