Greenwood, Maine

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Greenwood is a town in Oxford County, Maine, United States. The population was 802 at the 2000 census. The town was named for surveyor Alexander Greenwood.[1] The village of Locke Mills, on State Route 26 in the northern part of Greenwood, is the town's urban center and largest settlement.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 43.2 square miles (111.8 km²), of which, 41.8 square miles (108.3 km²) of it is land and 1.3 square miles (3.4 km²) of it (3.08%) is water. Noyes Mountain: short, steep climb to the summit with excellent, panoramic views. The Harvard Quarry at the summit is a popular destination for rock and mineral collectors.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 802 people, 320 households, and 226 families residing in the town. The population density was 19.2 people per square mile (7.4/km²). There were 670 housing units at an average density of 16.0/sq mi (6.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.88% White, 0.12% African American, 0.37% Native American, 0.12% Asian, and 0.50% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.12% of the population.

There were 320 households out of which 31.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.8% were married couples living together, 8.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.1% were non-families. 20.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the town the population was spread out with 25.6% under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 27.1% from 25 to 44, 27.4% from 45 to 64, and 14.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 97.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $38,750, and the median income for a family was $41,458. Males had a median income of $34,554 versus $23,750 for females. The per capita income for the town was $22,143. About 4.3% of families and 7.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.2% of those under age 18 and 3.3% of those age 65 or over.

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