Greene, Maine

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Greene is a town in Androscoggin County, Maine, United States. The population was 4,076 at the 2000 census. It is included in both the Lewiston-Auburn, Maine Metropolitan Statistical Area and the Lewiston-Auburn, Maine Metropolitan New England City and Town Area.



Greene was settled in 1773 and incorporated in 1778. Land was given off to Lewiston in 1852 and to Webster (present day Sabattus) in 1895. The last surviving American Civil War general, Aaron S. Daggett was born in Greene in 1837. He died in 1938.[citation needed]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 35.3 square miles (91.5 km²), of which, 32.4 square miles (83.9 km²) of it is land and 2.9 square miles (7.6 km²) of it (8.32%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 4,076 people, 1,494 households, and 1,186 families residing in the town. The population density was 125.8 people per square mile (48.6/km²). There were 1,680 housing units at an average density of 51.9/sq mi (20.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.48% White, 0.47% African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.29% Asian, 0.07% from other races, and 0.59% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.71% of the population.

There were 1,494 households out of which 39.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.2% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.6% were non-families. 15.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.71 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the town the population was spread out with 26.6% under the age of 18, 6.0% from 18 to 24, 33.2% from 25 to 44, 25.3% from 45 to 64, and 8.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 100.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.3 males.

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