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Abbot, Maine
Location in Piscataquis County and the state of Maine.
Location in Piscataquis County and the state of Maine.
Country United States
State Maine
County Piscataquis
Area
 • Total 35.70 sq mi (92.46 km2)
 • Land 34.53 sq mi (89.43 km2)
 • Water 1.17 sq mi (3.03 km2)
Elevation
482 ft (147 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 650
 • Density 19/sq mi (7.3/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
04406
Area code(s) 207
FIPS code 23-00100
GNIS feature ID 0582314

Abbot is a town in Piscataquis County, Maine, United States. The population was 650 at the 2020 census. It was named for the treasurer of Bowdoin College, John Abbot.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 35.70 square miles (92.46 km2), of which, 34.53 square miles (89.43 km2) of it is land and 1.17 square miles (3.03 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1830 405
1840 661 63.2%
1850 747 13.0%
1860 796 6.6%
1870 712 −10.6%
1880 695 −2.4%
1890 622 −10.5%
1900 716 15.1%
1910 705 −1.5%
1920 572 −18.9%
1930 525 −8.2%
1940 466 −11.2%
1950 462 −0.9%
1960 404 −12.6%
1970 453 12.1%
1980 576 27.2%
1990 677 17.5%
2000 630 −6.9%
2010 714 13.3%
2020 650 −9.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 714 people, 311 households, and 214 families living in the town. The population density was 20.7 inhabitants per square mile (8.0/km2). There were 572 housing units at an average density of 16.6 per square mile (6.4/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.3% White, 0.1% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.1% Asian, and 1.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.6% of the population.

There were 311 households, of which 23.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.6% were married couples living together, 8.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.2% were non-families. 24.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was 2.62.

The median age in the town was 49.3 years. 17.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.3% were from 25 to 44; 39.1% were from 45 to 64; and 18.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 48.3% male and 51.7% female.

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