Maine, New York

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Maine is a town in Broome County, New York, United States. The population was 5,459 at the 2000 census.

The Town of Maine is on the western border of the county and is northwest of Binghamton.

Maine is home to the Greater Binghamton Airport. The airport services Binghamton and the surrounding area.

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History

The town was first settled in 1794. The Town of Maine was formed from the northern part of the Town of Union in 1848.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 45.8 square miles (118.5 km²), of which, 45.7 square miles (118.5 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.07%) is water.

The west town line is the border of Tioga County, New York.

New York State Route 26 is a north-south highway in the town. New York State Route 38B crosses the southwest corner Maine.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 5,459 people, 2,036 households, and 1,531 families residing in the town. The population density was 119.4 people per square mile (46.1/km²). There were 2,181 housing units at an average density of 47.7/sq mi (18.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.89% White, 0.44% African American, 0.05% Native American, 0.53% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.07% from other races, and 0.99% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.55% of the population.

There were 2,036 households out of which 33.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.5% were married couples living together, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.8% were non-families. 19.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.08.

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