Wales, Maine

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Wales is a town in Androscoggin County, Maine, United States. The population was 1,322 at the 2000 census. It is included in both the Lewiston-Auburn, Maine Metropolitan Statistical Area and the Lewiston-Auburn, Maine Metropolitan New England City and Town Area.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 17.1 square miles (44.3 km²), of which, 16.1 square miles (41.8 km²) of it is land and 1.0 square miles (2.5 km²) of it (5.62%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,322 people, 468 households, and 366 families residing in the town. The population density was 81.9 people per square mile (31.6/km²). There were 530 housing units at an average density of 32.9/sq mi (12.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.05% White, 0.68% African American, 0.45% Native American, 0.91% Asian, 0.08% from other races, and 0.83% from two or more races.

There were 468 households out of which 40.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.4% were married couples living together, 10.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.6% were non-families. 15.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.82 and the average family size was 3.13.

In the town the population was spread out with 28.4% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 33.7% from 25 to 44, 21.7% from 45 to 64, and 8.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 107.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $44,444, and the median income for a family was $47,880. Males had a median income of $29,297 versus $24,000 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,963. About 5.6% of families and 8.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.7% of those under age 18 and 14.3% of those age 65 or over.


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