Wesley, Maine

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Wesley is a town in Washington County, Maine, United States. The town was named after John Wesley, founder of the English Methodist movement.[1] The population was 114 at the 2000 census.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 50.9 square miles (131.8 km²), of which, 50.1 square miles (129.8 km²) of it is land and 0.8 square miles (2.0 km²) of it (1.51%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 114 people, 51 households, and 34 families residing in the town. The population density was 2.3 people per square mile (0.9/km²). There were 150 housing units at an average density of 3.0/sq mi (1.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.37% White, 1.75% Native American, and 0.88% from two or more races.

There were 51 households out of which 27.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.9% were married couples living together, 9.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.3% were non-families. 27.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.24 and the average family size was 2.74.

In the town the population was spread out with 25.4% under the age of 18, 2.6% from 18 to 24, 23.7% from 25 to 44, 28.1% from 45 to 64, and 20.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 93.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $21,667, and the median income for a family was $20,833. Males had a median income of $21,750 versus $23,750 for females. The per capita income for the town was $11,314. There were 34.4% of families and 38.5% of the population living below the poverty line, including 46.7% of under eighteens and 23.5% of those over 64.

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