Lamoine, Maine

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Lamoine is a town in Hancock County, Maine, United States. The town was named for DeLamoine, an early landowner.[1] The population was 1,495 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 25.1 square miles (64.9 km²), of which, 17.9 square miles (46.3 km²) of it is land and 7.2 square miles (18.6 km²) of it (28.64%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,495 people, 605 households, and 434 families residing in the town. The population density was 83.6 people per square mile (32.3/km²). There were 803 housing units at an average density of 44.9/sq mi (17.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.53% White, 0.27% African American, 0.54% Native American, 0.67% Asian, 0.07% from other races, and 0.94% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.60% of the population.

There were 605 households out of which 31.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.2% were married couples living together, 6.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.1% were non-families. 21.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.86.

In the town the population was spread out with 23.7% under the age of 18, 5.0% from 18 to 24, 28.9% from 25 to 44, 28.0% from 45 to 64, and 14.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 95.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $39,783, and the median income for a family was $45,050. Males had a median income of $28,365 versus $22,300 for females. The per capita income for the town was $19,712. About 5.3% of families and 8.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.8% of those under age 18 and 5.4% of those age 65 or over.

Government

The Town of Lamoine elects a 5 member Board of Selectmen who serve as the municipal officers of the municipality. They employ a full-time administrative assistant, part time Town Clerk, Tax Collector, Code Enforcement Officer and Transfer Station Manager. The Board of Assessors is an elected 3-member body. Lamoine is part of Regional School Unit # 24 with one elected representative to that board.

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