Franklin, Maine

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Franklin is a town in Hancock County, Maine, United States. The population was 1,370 at the 2000 census. The first settler in 1764, was Moses Butler, for whom Butler's Point is named. Principal products (in chronological order) have been ship masts, railroad ties, granite, blueberries, and Christmas trees. [1]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 41.7 square miles (108.0 km²), of which, 36.7 square miles (95.1 km²) of it is land and 5.0 square miles (12.9 km²) of it (11.96%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,370 people, 579 households, and 389 families residing in the town. The population density was 37.3 people per square mile (14.4/km²). There were 902 housing units at an average density of 24.6/sq mi (9.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 95.84% White, 0.07% African American, 0.80% Native American, 0.51% Asian, 0.07% from other races, and 2.70% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.29% of the population.

There were 579 households out of which 28.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.1% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.8% were non-families. 26.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.80.

In the town the population was spread out with 22.6% under the age of 18, 5.8% from 18 to 24, 29.6% from 25 to 44, 27.2% from 45 to 64, and 14.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 98.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $32,070, and the median income for a family was $38,594. Males had a median income of $28,214 versus $19,900 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,188. About 10.7% of families and 15.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.8% of those under age 18 and 23.4% of those age 65 or over.



Amherst | Aurora | Bar Harbor | Blue Hill | Brooklin | Brooksville | Bucksport | Castine | Cranberry Isles | Dedham | Deer Isle | Eastbrook | Franklin | Frenchboro | Gouldsboro | Great Pond | Hancock | Lamoine | Mariaville | Mount Desert | Orland | Osborn | Otis | Penobscot | Sedgwick | Sorrento | Southwest Harbor | Stonington | Sullivan | Surry | Swan's Island | Tremont | Trenton | Verona Island | Waltham | Winter Harbor

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