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Amity, Maine
Location of Amity, Maine
Location of Amity, Maine
Country  United States
State Flag of Maine.svg Maine
County Aroostook
Area
 • Total 41.72 sq mi (108.05 km2)
 • Land 41.72 sq mi (108.05 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
663 ft (202 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 238
 • Estimate 
(2012)
235
 • Density 5.7/sq mi (2.2/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
04471
Area code(s) 207
FIPS code 23-01220
GNIS feature ID 0582324

Amity is a town in Aroostook County, eastern Maine, United States, near the Canada–US border. The population was 238 at the 2010 census.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 41.72 square miles (108.05 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1840 169
1850 256 51.5%
1860 302 18.0%
1870 311 3.0%
1880 432 38.9%
1890 420 −2.8%
1900 404 −3.8%
1910 375 −7.2%
1920 393 4.8%
1930 324 −17.6%
1940 345 6.5%
1950 300 −13.0%
1960 206 −31.3%
1970 156 −24.3%
1980 168 7.7%
1990 186 10.7%
2000 199 7.0%
2010 238 19.6%
Est. 2014 230 −3.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 238 people, 102 households, and 65 families residing in the town. The population density was 5.7 inhabitants per square mile (2.2/km2). There were 162 housing units at an average density of 3.9 per square mile (1.5/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 99.2% White, 0.4% Native American, and 0.4% from two or more races.

There were 102 households of which 25.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.0% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.3% were non-families. 27.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.71.

The median age in the town was 45.9 years. 19.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.1% were from 25 to 44; 39.6% were from 45 to 64; and 13.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 52.5% male and 47.5% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 199 people, 77 households, and 62 families residing in the town. The population density was 4.7 people per square mile (1.8/km²). There were 122 housing units at an average density of 2.9 per square mile (1.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.99% White, 0.50% African American, and 0.50% from two or more races.

There were 77 households out of which 32.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 72.7% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.2% were non-families. 14.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 1.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 2.81.

In the town, the population was spread out with 26.1% under the age of 18, 5.0% from 18 to 24, 27.6% from 25 to 44, 32.2% from 45 to 64, and 9.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 99.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $26,667, and the median income for a family was $26,667. Males had a median income of $26,458 versus $16,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,484. About 13.3% of families and 15.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.5% of those under the age of eighteen and none of those sixty five or over.

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