Liberty, Maine

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Liberty is a town in Waldo County, Maine, United States. The population was 927 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 28.3 square miles (73.3 km²), of which, 25.9 square miles (67.1 km²) of it is land and 2.4 square miles (6.2 km²) of it (8.48%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 927 people, 362 households, and 258 families residing in the town. The population density was 35.8 people per square mile (13.8/km²). There were 674 housing units at an average density of 26.0/sq mi (10.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.81% White, 0.11% African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 0.11% from other races, and 0.76% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.43% of the population.

There were 362 households out of which 35.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.1% are married couples living together, 10.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.7% were non-families. 20.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.55 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the town the population was spread out with 27.3% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 28.6% from 25 to 44, 23.3% from 45 to 64, and 14.0% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 39 years. For every 100 females there were 91.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $34,583, and the median income for a family was $37,969. Males had a median income of $29,063 versus $24,286 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,201. 17.1% of the population and 15.4% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 23.8% of those under the age of 18 and 13.2% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.

History

The midcoast area of Maine was inhabited by coastal and woodland Native Americans such as the Abenaki(or Wabanaki) until they were mostly dislocated by Europeans beginning in the 17th century.

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