Palermo, Maine

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Palermo is a town in Waldo County, Maine, United States. The population was 1,220 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 43.5 square miles (112.7 km²), of which, 40.5 square miles (105.0 km²) of it is land and 3.0 square miles (7.7 km²) of it (6.82%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,220 people, 491 households, and 363 families residing in the town. The population density was 30.1 people per square mile (11.6/km²). There were 789 housing units at an average density of 19.5/sq mi (7.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.70% White, 0.33% African American, 0.41% Native American, 0.33% Asian, and 1.23% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.25% of the population.

There were 491 households out of which 29.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.1% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.9% were non-families. 20.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.84.

In the town the population was spread out with 24.5% under the age of 18, 4.5% from 18 to 24, 30.3% from 25 to 44, 28.0% from 45 to 64, and 12.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 101.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 105.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $34,375, and the median income for a family was $37,431. Males had a median income of $29,464 versus $23,365 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,827. About 15.6% of families and 18.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.0% of those under age 18 and 7.9% of those age 65 or over.

Schooling

Palermo's elementary school (K-8th) is Palermo Consolidated School. This school usually has about 140 students.[citation needed]

Most children from Palermo Consolidated School continue their education at Erskine Academy in South China, Maine.[citation needed]

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