Fayette, Maine

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Fayette is a town in Kennebec County, Maine, United States. The population was 1,040 at the 2000 census.



Fayette was first settled as Sterling (or Starling) Plantation in 1781, and became incorporated as the town of Fayette on February 28, 1795. Fayette was named for the Marquis de Lafayette, the French nobleman who offered his services to the Americans during the Revolution.[citation needed]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 31.4 square miles (81.3 km²), of which, 29.2 square miles (75.6 km²) of it is land and 2.2 square miles (5.7 km²) of it (7.07%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,040 people, 417 households, and 296 families residing in the town. The population density was 35.6 people per square mile (13.8/km²). There were 690 housing units at an average density of 23.6/sq mi (9.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.46% White, 0.10% Native American, 0.58% Asian, 0.19% from other races, and 0.67% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.38% of the population.

There were 417 households out of which 32.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.9% were married couples living together, 6.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.8% were non-families. 21.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the town the population was spread out with 24.4% under the age of 18, 4.9% from 18 to 24, 29.8% from 25 to 44, 29.8% from 45 to 64, and 11.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 101.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $40,000, and the median income for a family was $46,500. Males had a median income of $37,321 versus $23,750 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,903. About 5.4% of families and 9.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.3% of those under age 18 and 8.1% of those age 65 or over.


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