Ripley, Maine

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Ripley is a town in Somerset County, Maine, United States. The community was named after Brigadier General Eleazer Wheelock Ripley of the War of 1812.[1] The population was 452 at the 2000 census.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 25.0 square miles (64.6 km²), of which, 24.5 square miles (63.6 km²) of it is land and 0.4 square miles (1.1 km²) of it (1.64%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 452 people, 182 households, and 141 families residing in the town. The population density was 18.4 people per square mile (7.1/km²). There were 262 housing units at an average density of 10.7/sq mi (4.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.56% White, 0.22% Native American and 0.22% Asian.

There were 182 households out of which 27.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.6% were married couples living together, 5.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.0% were non-families. 16.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.6% 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 2.71.

In the town the population was spread out with 21.5% under the age of 18, 6.0% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 32.3% from 45 to 64, and 12.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 93.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $35,250, and the median income for a family was $40,000. Males had a median income of $27,411 versus $22,917 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,224. About 4.0% of families and 6.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.5% of those under age 18 and 10.0% of those age 65 or over.


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