Winn, Maine

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Winn is a town in Penobscot County, Maine, United States on the east bank of the Penobscot River. The town was named for John M. Winn, an early landholder.[1] The population was 420 at the 2000 census.



Henry Poor & Son, a large leather firm in Boston, owned a tannery in Winn which burned in 1892, bankrupting the company [1]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 44.3 square miles (114.7 km²), of which, 44.1 square miles (114.3 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.4 km²) of it (0.32%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 420 people, 170 households, and 133 families residing in the town. The population density was 9.5 people per square mile (3.7/km²). There were 193 housing units at an average density of 4.4/sq mi (1.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.81% White, 0.24% Native American, 0.48% from other races, and 0.48% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.71% of the population.

There were 170 households out of which 23.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.1% were married couples living together, 7.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.2% were non-families. 18.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.75.

In the town the population was spread out with 21.7% under the age of 18, 4.8% from 18 to 24, 25.7% from 25 to 44, 27.1% from 45 to 64, and 20.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 102.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $28,409, and the median income for a family was $33,393. Males had a median income of $27,500 versus $25,000 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,792. About 12.3% of families and 12.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.6% of those under age 18 and 15.1% of those age 65 or over.


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