Great Pond, Maine

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Great Pond is a town in Hancock County, Maine, United States. As of the 2000 census, the town population was 47.

Gleason Archer, Sr. (1880-1966), the founder and first president of Suffolk University in Boston, was born in Great Pond. He was also the author of many legal textbooks.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 39.0 square miles (101.0 km²), of which, 36.9 square miles (95.5 km²) of it is land and 2.1 square miles (5.5 km²) of it (5.44%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 47 people, 19 households, and 14 families residing in the town. The population density was 1.3 people per square mile (0.5/km²). There were 67 housing units at an average density of 1.8/sq mi (0.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 87.23% White, 2.13% African American, 2.13% Asian, and 8.51% from two or more races.

There were 19 households out of which 42.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.2% were married couples living together, 5.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.3% were non-families. 21.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.8% 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 2.79.

In the town the population was spread out with 27.7% under the age of 18, 4.3% from 18 to 24, 27.7% from 25 to 44, 23.4% from 45 to 64, and 17.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 104.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 112.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $32,083, and the median income for a family was $32,083. Males had a median income of $32,250 versus $0 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,207. There were no families and 4.8% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 40.0% of those over 64.



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