Somerville, Maine

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Somerville is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. The population was 509 at the 2000 census.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 22.7 square miles (58.9 km²), of which, 21.9 square miles (56.6 km²) of it is land and 0.9 square miles (2.3 km²) of it (3.83%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 509 people, 202 households, and 136 families residing in the town. The population density was 23.3 people per square mile (9.0/km²). There were 286 housing units at an average density of 13.1/sq mi (5.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.64% White, 0.20% African American, 0.98% Native American, 0.20% Asian, and 0.98% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.98% of the population.

There were 202 households out of which 28.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.9% were married couples living together, 6.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.2% were non-families. 25.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.9% 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 3.01.

In the town the population was spread out with 26.9% under the age of 18, 4.7% from 18 to 24, 29.1% from 25 to 44, 29.3% from 45 to 64, and 10.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 105.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $37,125, and the median income for a family was $40,455. Males had a median income of $26,818 versus $24,500 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,906. About 16.4% of families and 21.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 30.4% of those under age 18 and 17.2% of those age 65 or over.


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