Marshfield, Maine

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Marshfield is a town in Washington County, Maine, United States. The population was 494 at the 2000 census.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 17.6 square miles (45.6 km²), of which, 17.0 square miles (44.2 km²) of it is land and 0.6 square miles (1.4 km²) of it (3.12%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 494 people, 196 households, and 145 families residing in the town. The population density was 29.0 people per square mile (11.2/km²). There were 239 housing units at an average density of 14.0/sq mi (5.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.57% White, 0.20% African American, 0.40% Native American, 0.20% Asian, and 1.62% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.40% of the population.

There were 196 households out of which 33.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.7% were married couples living together, 9.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.0% were non-families. 20.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the town the population was spread out with 25.7% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 24.7% from 25 to 44, 29.1% from 45 to 64, and 14.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 95.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $36,458, and the median income for a family was $40,455. Males had a median income of $35,000 versus $20,481 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,969. About 6.6% of families and 9.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.4% of those under age 18 and 16.7% of those age 65 or over.


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