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Alton, Maine
Alton, Maine is located in Maine
Alton, Maine
Alton, Maine
Location in Maine
Country United States
State Maine
County Penobscot
Area
 • Total 42.55 sq mi (110.20 km2)
 • Land 42.31 sq mi (109.58 km2)
 • Water 0.24 sq mi (0.62 km2)
Elevation
180 ft (55 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 829
 • Density 20/sq mi (7.6/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
04468
Area code(s) 207
FIPS code 23-01115
GNIS feature ID 0582322

Alton is a town in Penobscot County, Maine, United States. It is part of the Bangor Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 829 at the 2020 census. The community is named after an Alton in England.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 42.55 square miles (110.20 km2), of which, 42.31 square miles (109.58 km2) of it is land and 0.24 square miles (0.62 km2) is water.

Alton is located on State Highway 16, north of Bangor. It is west of Interstate 95.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 252
1860 531 110.7%
1870 508 −4.3%
1880 419 −17.5%
1890 348 −16.9%
1900 314 −9.8%
1910 259 −17.5%
1920 209 −19.3%
1930 209 0.0%
1940 286 36.8%
1950 314 9.8%
1960 303 −3.5%
1970 340 12.2%
1980 468 37.6%
1990 771 64.7%
2000 816 5.8%
2010 890 9.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 890 people, 347 households, and 240 families living in the town. The population density was 21.0 inhabitants per square mile (8.1/km2). There were 385 housing units at an average density of 9.1 per square mile (3.5/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.5% White, 0.3% African American, 1.3% Native American, 0.3% Asian, and 0.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.4% of the population.

There were 347 households, of which 32.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.6% were married couples living together, 10.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 30.8% were non-families. 21.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 2.96.

The median age in the town was 39.3 years. 21.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.6% were from 25 to 44; 32.2% were from 45 to 64; and 11.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 49.3% male and 50.7% female.

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