Trenton, Maine

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Trenton is a town in Hancock County, Maine, United States, near Acadia National Park. The population was 1,370 at the 2000 census. Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport is located in Trenton.

In January 1969, town voters defeated 144-77 an attempt to build a nuclear power plant and aluminum refinery in Trenton.[1]



According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 28.5 square miles (73.7 km²), of which, 18.2 square miles (47.1 km²) of it is land and 10.3 square miles (26.6 km²) of it (36.06%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,370 people, 574 households, and 388 families residing in the town. The population density was 75.3 people per square mile (29.1/km²). There were 816 housing units at an average density of 44.9/sq mi (17.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 95.69% White, 0.58% African American, 1.46% Native American, 0.22% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 0.07% from other races, and 1.90% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.44% of the population.

There were 574 households out of which 31.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.8% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.4% were non-families. 27.0% 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 2.39 and the average family size was 2.89.

In the town the population was spread out with 24.5% under the age of 18, 6.0% from 18 to 24, 27.0% from 25 to 44, 27.7% from 45 to 64, and 14.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 96.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $34,808, and the median income for a family was $45,859. Males had a median income of $30,847 versus $25,197 for females. The per capita income for the town was $21,140. About 6.2% of families and 10.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.5% of those under age 18 and 8.5% of those age 65 or over.

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