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Atkinson, Maine
Township
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 39.05 sq mi (101.14 km2)
 • Land 38.79 sq mi (100.47 km2)
 • Water 0.26 sq mi (0.67 km2)
Elevation
318 ft (97 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 326
 • Estimate 
(2012)
321
 • Density 8.4/sq mi (3.2/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
04426
Area code(s) 207
FIPS code 23-01920
GNIS feature ID 0582332

Atkinson is an unincorporated township and former town in Piscataquis County, Maine, United States, and part of the state's Unorganized Territory. Its population was 326 at the 2010 census.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 39.05 square miles (101.14 km2), of which, 38.79 square miles (100.47 km2) of it is land and 0.26 square miles (0.67 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1820 245
1830 418 70.6%
1840 704 68.4%
1850 895 27.1%
1860 897 0.2%
1870 810 −9.7%
1880 828 2.2%
1890 605 −26.9%
1900 495 −18.2%
1910 528 6.7%
1920 456 −13.6%
1930 394 −13.6%
1940 312 −20.8%
1950 400 28.2%
1960 280 −30.0%
1970 213 −23.9%
1980 306 43.7%
1990 332 8.5%
2000 323 −2.7%
2010 326 0.9%
2014 (est.) 318 −2.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 326 people, 135 households, and 91 families residing in the township. The population density was 8.4 inhabitants per square mile (3.2/km2). There were 198 housing units at an average density of 5.1 per square mile (2.0/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 96.9% White, 1.2% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.3% Pacific Islander, and 1.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.3% of the population.

There were 135 households, of which 24.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.5% were married couples living together, 2.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 32.6% were non-families. 23.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.89.

The median age in the township was 47.8 years. 20.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.9% were from 25 to 44; 35% were from 45 to 64; and 18.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the township was 53.7% male and 46.3% female.

Notable people

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