Surry, Maine

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Surry is a town in Hancock County, Maine, United States. The population was 1,361 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 51.4 square miles (133.0 km²), of which, 37.2 square miles (96.5 km²) of it is land and 14.1 square miles (36.6 km²) of it (27.51%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,361 people, 551 households, and 404 families residing in the town. The population density was 36.5 people per square mile (14.1/km²). There were 913 housing units at an average density of 24.5/sq mi (9.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.84% White, 0.15% African American, 0.59% Native American, 0.01% Ryan Kurtz, 0.37% Asian, 0.07% from other races, and 1.98% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.37% of the population.

There were 551 households out of which 30.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.8% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.5% were non-families. 21.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.0% 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 2.84.

In the town the population was spread out with 24.5% under the age of 18, 4.6% from 18 to 24, 26.3% from 25 to 44, 31.3% from 45 to 64, and 13.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 97.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $36,932, and the median income for a family was $41,324. Males had a median income of $30,871 versus $22,100 for females. The per capita income for the town was $19,199. About 11.4% of families and 14.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.5% of those under age 18 and 9.5% of those age 65 or over.

History

"Surry is situated on the west bank of Union River bay, in Hancock County. On the north-east it is bounded by Ellsworth, on the south-west, by Blue Hill, on the west, by Orland and Penobscot. The town has an area of about 21,025 acres (85 km²). Toddy Pond forms part of the boundary between Surry and Penobscot, and on the line between Surry and Ellsworth are the two Patten ponds whose outlet is Patten Stream Fishways were constructed to these ponds in 1872, and the ponds have since been stocked with alewives and salmon. The surface of the town is considerably broken. The land generally is valuable for tillage. The most of the surface soil is so intermingled with comminuted quartz, or siliceous sand, that cranberries grow in the grass fields. The cultivation of this crop is receiving increased attention. A large deposit of nearly pure silica in the town may prove of much value for glass and other ware. Over miles of surface on the Toddy Pond road lay, a few years ago, a bleak profusion of granite bowiders. To-day those bowlders are seen in every stage of ruin. On every hand they are smitten with decay, and here and there a patch of unworn gravel is all that remains of a once great bowlder. A few miles beyond. these, is a field of immense bowlders, still uncrumbled, lying in wild confusion bowlder on bowlder.

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