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Beals, Maine
Beals, Maine is located in Maine
Beals, Maine
Beals, Maine
Location in Maine
Country United States
State Maine
County Washington
 • Total 48.33 sq mi (125.17 km2)
 • Land 5.62 sq mi (14.56 km2)
 • Water 42.71 sq mi (110.62 km2)
30 ft (9 m)
 • Total 443
 • Density 79/sq mi (30.4/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 207
FIPS code 23-03670
GNIS feature ID 0582344

Beals is a town in Washington County, Maine, United States, located on an island opposite Jonesport. The town was named after Manwarren Beal, an early settler. The population was 443 at the 2020 census.


A312, Beals Island, Maine, USA, 2009
Pier at low tide

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 48.33 square miles (125.17 km2), of which, 5.62 square miles (14.56 km2) of it is land and 42.71 square miles (110.62 km2) is water. The main settlement of Beals is located on Beals Island, which is connected by a bridge across Moosabec Reach to West Jonesport on the mainland. Beals Island is connected to the southeast by a short bridge to Great Wass Island, also within the town of Beals and comprising the Great Wass Island Preserve.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1830 55
1930 524
1940 513 −2.1%
1950 590 15.0%
1960 640 8.5%
1970 663 3.6%
1980 695 4.8%
1990 667 −4.0%
2000 618 −7.3%
2010 508 −17.8%
2020 443 −12.8%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 508 people, 228 households, and 147 families living in the town. The population density was 90.4 inhabitants per square mile (34.9/km2). There were 361 housing units at an average density of 64.2 per square mile (24.8/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.8% White, 0.8% African American, 0.8% Native American, and 0.6% from two or more races.

There were 228 households, of which 23.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.4% were married couples living together, 6.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 35.5% were non-families. 28.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.23 and the average family size was 2.69.

The median age in the town was 48.1 years. 16.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 18.8% were from 25 to 44; 32.6% were from 45 to 64; and 22.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 51.2% male and 48.8% female.

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