Knox, Maine

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Knox is a town in Waldo County, Maine, United States. The town was named for General Henry Knox, the first United States Secretary of War.[1] The population was 747 at the 2000 census.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 29.3 mi² (76.0 km²). 29.1 mi² (75.5 km²) of it is land and 0.2 mi² (0.5 km²) of it (0.68%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 747 people, 283 households, and 208 families residing in the town. The population density was 25.6 people per square mile (9.9/km²). There were 324 housing units at an average density of 11.1/sq mi (4.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.46% White, 0.13% African American, and 0.40% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.40% of the population.

There were 283 households out of which 38.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.2% were married couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.5% were non-families. 20.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.1% 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 3.06.

In the town the population was spread out with 27.7% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 30.5% from 25 to 44, 21.8% from 45 to 64, and 13.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 100.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $33,333, and the median income for a family was $39,107. Males had a median income of $26,179 versus $22,386 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,468. About 10.7% of families and 13.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.6% of those under age 18 and 21.9% of those age 65 or over.


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