Sidney, Maine

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Sidney is a town in Kennebec County, Maine, United States. The population was 3,514 at the 2000 census. Sidney was incorporated as a town on January 30, 1792.[1] The town was named for Sir Philip Sidney, an English author.[2]



According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 45.5 square miles (117.9 km²), of which, 42.2 square miles (109.4 km²) of it is land and 3.3 square miles (8.5 km²) of it (7.25%) is water.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 3,514 people, 1,314 households, 989 families, and 4,834 cows residing in the town. The population density was 83.2 people per square mile (32.1/km²). There were 1,518 housing units at an average density of 35.9/sq mi (13.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.78% White, 0.06% African American, 0.17% Native American, 0.28% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.11% from other races, and 0.54% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.43% of the population.

There were 1,314 households out of which 38.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.8% were married couples living together, 7.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.7% were non-families. 17.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the town the population was spread out with 27.0% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 32.4% from 25 to 44, 25.1% from 45 to 64, and 8.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 98.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $42,500, and the median income for a family was $47,281. Males had a median income of $31,788 versus $22,861 for females. The per capita income for the town was $18,530. About 4.6% of families and 7.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.6% of those under age 18 and 5.9% of those age 65 or over.

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