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Alexander, Maine
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Coordinates: 45°4′16″N 67°28′39″W / 45.07111°N 67.47750°W / 45.07111; -67.47750
Country United States
State Maine
County Washington
Area
 • Total 45.65 sq mi (118.23 km2)
 • Land 40.14 sq mi (103.96 km2)
 • Water 5.51 sq mi (14.27 km2)
Elevation
417 ft (127 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 499
 • Estimate 
(2012)
492
 • Density 12.4/sq mi (4.8/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
04694
Area code(s) 207
FIPS code 23-00660
GNIS feature ID 0582318

Alexander is a town in Washington County, Maine, United States. The population was 499 at the 2010 census. The town is named for Alexander Baring, 1st Baron Ashburton, the British negotiator of the Webster–Ashburton Treaty which ended the Aroostook War in 1838–1839.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 45.65 square miles (118.23 km2), of which, 40.14 square miles (103.96 km2) of it is land and 5.51 square miles (14.27 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1830 336
1840 513 52.7%
1850 544 6.0%
1860 445 −18.2%
1870 456 2.5%
1880 439 −3.7%
1890 337 −23.2%
1900 333 −1.2%
1910 374 12.3%
1920 371 −0.8%
1930 312 −15.9%
1940 292 −6.4%
1950 282 −3.4%
1960 220 −22.0%
1970 169 −23.2%
1980 385 127.8%
1990 478 24.2%
2000 514 7.5%
2010 499 −2.9%
2014 (est.) 490 −1.8%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 499 people, 223 households, and 156 families living in the town. The population density was 12.4 inhabitants per square mile (4.8/km2). There were 399 housing units at an average density of 9.9 per square mile (3.8/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.2% White, 1.0% Native American, and 0.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.2% of the population.

There were 223 households, of which 25.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.1% were married couples living together, 9.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 30.0% were non-families. 24.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.24 and the average family size was 2.58.

The median age in the town was 49.8 years. 16.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21% were from 25 to 44; 41.4% were from 45 to 64; and 16% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 49.9% male and 50.1% female.

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