Monroe, Maine

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Monroe is a town in Waldo County, Maine, United States. The town was named for President James Monroe.[1] The population was 882 at the 2000 census.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 39.0 square miles (100.9 km²), of which, 38.8 square miles (100.5 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.4 km²) of it (0.38%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 882 people, 355 households, and 237 families residing in the town. The population density was 22.7 people per square mile (8.8/km²). There were 421 housing units at an average density of 10.8/sq mi (4.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.87% White, 0.11% African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 0.11% from other races, and 0.68% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.57% of the population.

There were 355 households out of which 31.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.2% were married couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.0% were non-families. 22.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the town the population was spread out with 25.6% under the age of 18, 5.4% from 18 to 24, 29.1% from 25 to 44, 28.3% from 45 to 64, and 11.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 100.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $32,250, and the median income for a family was $39,375. Males had a median income of $27,500 versus $22,212 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,200. About 15.6% of families and 17.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.9% of those under age 18 and 12.2% of those age 65 or over.


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