Enfield, Maine

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Enfield is a town in Penobscot County, Maine, United States. The population was 1,616 at the 2000 census. There is also a large seasonal population with many cottages located on Cold Stream Pond, a lake within the town.

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History

Enfield was first settled about 1820, and was originally called Cold Stream. It was incorporated on January 31, 1835.[citation needed]

In 1891, four armed men boarded and attempted to rob a train as it passed through Enfield, shooting at the engineer, fireman, and conductors. They also shot up the train station. They failed in their attempt to break into the mail-car, but it was a dark night and they escaped capture. [1]

Notable people

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 33.2 square miles (85.9 km²), of which, 27.9 square miles (72.2 km²) of it is land and 5.3 square miles (13.7 km²) of it (15.92%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,616 people, 612 households, and 463 families residing in the town. The population density was 58.0 people per square mile (22.4/km²). There were 888 housing units at an average density of 31.8/sq mi (12.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.76% White, 0.06% African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.06% Asian, and 0.93% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.37% of the population.

There were 612 households out of which 34.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.2% were married couples living together, 5.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.2% were non-families. 18.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.00.

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