Pittston, Maine

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Pittston is a town in Kennebec County, Maine, United States. The population was 2,548 at the 2000 census. The town was named for the family of John Pitt, who were early settlers.[1]

The historic Major Reuben Colburn House and Pittston Congregational Church are located in Pittston.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 33.4 square miles (86.5 km²), of which, 32.2 square miles (83.3 km²) of it is land and 1.2 square miles (3.2 km²) of it (3.74%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 2,548 people, 1,010 households, and 730 families residing in the town. The population density was 79.2 people per square mile (30.6/km²). There were 1,070 housing units at an average density of 33.3/sq mi (12.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.72% White, 0.20% African American, 0.75% Native American, 0.08% Asian, 0.24% from other races, and 1.02% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.63% of the population.

There were 1,010 households out of which 34.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.9% were married couples living together, 8.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.7% were non-families. 21.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.6% 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 2.92.

In the town the population was spread out with 24.3% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 29.6% from 25 to 44, 28.1% from 45 to 64, and 11.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 101.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $39,609, and the median income for a family was $45,769. Males had a median income of $35,507 versus $25,317 for females. The per capita income for the town was $19,059. About 5.4% of families and 7.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.6% of those under age 18 and 12.6% of those age 65 or over.

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