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Beddington, Maine
Country United States
State Maine
County Washington
Area
 • Total 37.86 sq mi (98.06 km2)
 • Land 34.59 sq mi (89.59 km2)
 • Water 3.27 sq mi (8.47 km2)
Elevation
318 ft (97 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 50
 • Estimate 
(2012)
49
 • Density 1.4/sq mi (0.5/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
04622
Area code(s) 207
FIPS code 23-03810
GNIS feature ID 0582346

Beddington is a town in Washington County, Maine, United States. The population was 50 at the 2010 census. It is the smallest organized town in Maine.

The rivers and lakes in the town are part of a salmon spawning migratory path. The town is mostly blueberry fields.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 37.86 square miles (98.06 km2), of which, 34.59 square miles (89.59 km2) of it is land and 3.27 square miles (8.47 km2) is water. Lead Mountain is located north of the town.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1840 164
1850 147 −10.4%
1860 144 −2.0%
1870 134 −6.9%
1880 129 −3.7%
1890 184 42.6%
1900 86 −53.3%
1910 58 −32.6%
1920 40 −31.0%
1930 35 −12.5%
1940 31 −11.4%
1950 26 −16.1%
1960 14 −46.2%
1970 32 128.6%
1980 36 12.5%
1990 43 19.4%
2000 29 −32.6%
2010 50 72.4%
2014 (est.) 48 −4.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 50 people, 28 households, and 15 families living in the town. The population density was 1.4 inhabitants per square mile (0.5/km2). There were 321 housing units at an average density of 9.3 per square mile (3.6/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 94.0% White, 2.0% Asian, and 4.0% from other races.

There were 28 households, of which 10.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.0% were married couples living together, 3.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 46.4% were non-families. 32.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.79 and the average family size was 2.13.

The median age in the town was 57.7 years. 6% of residents were under the age of 18; 0.0% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 10% were from 25 to 44; 64% were from 45 to 64; and 20% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 56.0% male and 44.0% female.

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