Wellington, Maine

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Wellington is a town in Piscataquis County, Maine, United States. The town was named for Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington.[1] The population was 258 at the 2000 census.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 39.9 square miles (103.4 km²), of which, 39.9 square miles (103.3 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.10%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 258 people, 113 households, and 74 families residing in the town. The population density was 6.5 people per square mile (2.5/km²). There were 213 housing units at an average density of 5.3/sq mi (2.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.61% White and 0.39% Native American. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.55% of the population.

There were 113 households out of which 21.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.1% were married couples living together, 8.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.5% were non-families. 26.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.68.

In the town the population was spread out with 20.9% under the age of 18, 5.8% from 18 to 24, 19.8% from 25 to 44, 36.0% from 45 to 64, and 17.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 47 years. For every 100 females there were 115.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 108.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $17,083, and the median income for a family was $21,667. Males had a median income of $20,625 versus $16,875 for females. The per capita income for the town was $11,216. About 17.1% of families and 16.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.3% of those under the age of eighteen and 26.0% of those sixty five or over.


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