Medway, Maine

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Medway is a town in Penobscot County, Maine, United States. The population was 1,489 at the 2000 census.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 41.7 square miles (108.1 km²), of which, 41.0 square miles (106.1 km²) of it is land and 0.8 square miles (2.0 km²) of it (1.89%) is water. The town is at the confluence of the East and West Branches of the Penobscot River

Historic buildings

The Congregational Church of Medway (1874), designed and built by Mansford Cushman, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places[1]


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,489 people, 587 households, and 437 families residing in the town. The population density was 36.4 people per square mile (14.0/km²). There were 651 housing units at an average density of 15.9/sq mi (6.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.13% White, 0.07% African American, 0.27% Native American, 0.13% Asian, and 0.40% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.27% of the population.

There were 587 households out of which 35.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.1% were married couples living together, 5.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.4% were non-families. 20.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the town the population was spread out with 24.9% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 29.1% from 25 to 44, 29.1% from 45 to 64, and 10.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 111.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $33,646, and the median income for a family was $40,063. Males had a median income of $42,353 versus $18,917 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,264. About 8.6% of families and 11.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.4% of those under age 18 and 11.2% of those age 65 or over.


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