Island Falls, Maine

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Island Falls is a town in Aroostook County, Maine, United States. The population was 793 at the 2000 census.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 40.5 square miles (104.8 km²), of which, 35.9 square miles (92.9 km²) of it is land and 4.6 square miles (11.9 km²) of it (11.34%) is water. Island falls also has two main lakes, Pleasant and Mattawamkeag.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 793 people, 346 households, and 229 families residing in the town. The population density was 22.1 people per square mile (8.5/km²). There were 635 housing units at an average density of 17.7/sq mi (6.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.12% White, 0.76% Native American and 0.13% Asian. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.88% of the population.

There were 346 households out of which 26.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.2% were married couples living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.8% were non-families. 28.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.81.

In the town the population was spread out with 21.1% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 24.1% from 25 to 44, 28.1% from 45 to 64, and 18.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 90.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $27,083, and the median income for a family was $35,375. Males had a median income of $32,019 versus $19,028 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,132. About 10.5% of families and 14.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.1% of those under age 18 and 11.6% of those age 65 or over.


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