Washington, Maine

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Washington is a town in Knox County, Maine, United States. The population was 1,345 at the 2000 census.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 39.2 square miles (101.5 km²), of which, 38.0 square miles (98.4 km²) of it is land and 1.2 square miles (3.1 km²) of it (3.04%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,345 people, 518 households, and 361 families residing in the town. The population density was 35.4 people per square mile (13.7/km²). There were 694 housing units at an average density of 18.3/sq mi (7.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.81% White, 0.07% Native American, 0.07% from other races, and 1.04% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.37% of the population.

There were 518 households out of which 32.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.7% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.3% were non-families. 22.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the town the population was spread out with 23.8% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 29.3% from 25 to 44, 29.5% from 45 to 64, and 10.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 104.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $35,492, and the median income for a family was $40,486. Males had a median income of $29,375 versus $21,136 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,488. About 8.8% of families and 13.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.2% of those under age 18 and 9.0% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people

  • Alonzo Bowman, Medal of Honor recipient.[2]
  • John Christie, ski entrepreneur.
  • Jeff Grinnell (Public Safety Expert) Born on January 29th 1970,Jeff is from Washington Maine, formerly of Buxton Maine where he held the Position of Fire Chief before taking a job as a full time Paramedic for the Town of Scarborough Maine. Jeff is known for being able to spot Moose in the woods of Maine before even seeing them. Jeff moonlights as an amateur guild when he is not saving swimmers in Saco bay. Jeff can be often heard calling " WE GO OUT " as the boats take to the water.

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