Bradley, Maine

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Bradley is a town in Penobscot County, Maine, United States. It is located at 44°55′6″N 68°37′43″W / 44.91833°N 68.62861°W / 44.91833; -68.62861 (44.9184, -68.6287).[1] It is part of the Bangor, Maine Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 1,242 at the 2000 census.



Bradley was incorporated as a town in 1834, with lumbering and sawmilling the principle industry. It was named for Bradley Blackman, an early settler.[2] By the 1850s the town had 14 single-saw mills, 3 gang-saw (multiple-saw) mills, 4 clapboard mills, 4 lath mills, and 3 shingle mills. The only village was at Greatworks.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 50.8 square miles (131.5 km²), of which, 49.6 square miles (128.4 km²) of it is land and 1.2 square miles (3.2 km²) of it (2.42%) is water.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 1,242 people, 514 households, and 363 families residing in the town. The population density was 25.1 people per square mile (9.7/km²). There were 614 housing units at an average density of 12.4/sq mi (4.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.47% White, 0.16% African American, 0.40% Native American, 0.08% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 0.40% from other races, and 0.40% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.64% of the population.

There were 514 households out of which 30.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.5% were married couples living together, 6.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.2% were non-families. 22.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.81.

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