New Limerick, Maine

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New Limerick is a town in Aroostook County, Maine, United States. The population was 523 at the 2000 census. The town was settled in 1775 and incorporated on March 18, 1837 from New Limerick Plantation. It received it name from the fact that many of its settlers had previously lived in Limerick in York County at the southern end of the state, which in turn was probably named after the Irish city of Limerick.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 19.5 square miles (50.5 km²), of which, 18.5 square miles (47.8 km²) of it is land and 1.0 square miles (2.7 km²) of it (5.28%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 523 people, 223 households, and 148 families residing in the town. The population density was 28.3 people per square mile (10.9/km²). There were 381 housing units at an average density of 20.6/sq mi (8.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.81% White and 0.19% Native American.

There were 223 households out of which 25.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.0% were married couples living together, 3.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.2% were non-families. 25.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.83.

In the town the population was spread out with 22.8% under the age of 18, 3.1% from 18 to 24, 26.2% from 25 to 44, 31.5% from 45 to 64, and 16.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 95.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $29,286, and the median income for a family was $36,250. Males had a median income of $30,588 versus $19,875 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,940. About 10.3% of families and 10.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.0% of those under age 18 and 22.7% of those age 65 or over.


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