Eddington, Maine

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Eddington is a town located on the eastern side of the Penobscot River in Penobscot County, Maine, United States. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 2,052.

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History

It is named after Jonathan Eddy, a militia captain in the French and Indian War, a colonel in the American Revolutionary War, and the first magistrate in the area.[1] Eddy and most of the town's other original settlers were from Nova Scotia, where they had supported the rebel cause against the majority British Loyalist population. Failing in their attempt make Nova Scotia the 14th colony to join the revolution, they emigrated to the District of Maine and were given land grants in present-day Eddington.[citation needed]

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 26.5 square miles (68.7 km²), of which, 25.1 square miles (65.0 km²) of it is land and 1.4 square miles (3.7 km²) of it is water. The total area is 5.32% water.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 2,052 people, 825 households, and 595 families residing in the town. The population density was 81.7 people per square mile (31.6/km²). There were 920 housing units at an average density of 36.6/sq mi (14.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.95% White, 0.15% African American, 0.49% Native American, 0.29% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.29% from other races, and 0.83% from two or more races. 0.39% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 825 households out of which 30.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.5% were married couples living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.8% were non-families. 21.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.84.

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