Lee, Maine

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Lee is a town in Penobscot County, Maine, United States. It was incorporated in 1832.[1] The community was named for Stephen Lee, an early settler.[2] The population was 845 at the 2000 census. Lee has been home to Lee Academy since 1845.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 39.7 square miles (102.8 km²), of which, 38.6 square miles (99.9 km²) of it is land and 1.1 square miles (2.9 km²) of it (2.82%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 845 people, 298 households, and 247 families residing in the town. The population density was 21.9 people per square mile (8.5/km²). There were 463 housing units at an average density of 12.0/sq mi (4.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.82% White, 0.12% Native American, 0.12% Asian, and 0.95% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.12% of the population.

There were 298 households out of which 39.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 73.5% were married couples living together, 6.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.8% were non-families. 12.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.81 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the town the population was spread out with 27.9% under the age of 18, 5.2% from 18 to 24, 32.3% from 25 to 44, 20.0% from 45 to 64, and 14.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 105.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $34,519, and the median income for a family was $35,813. Males had a median income of $33,214 versus $23,462 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,857. About 8.8% of families and 12.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.3% of those under age 18 and 21.7% of those age 65 or over.

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