Bradley, Maine facts for kids
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|• Total||50.65 sq mi (131.18 km2)|
|• Land||49.52 sq mi (128.26 km2)|
|• Water||1.13 sq mi (2.93 km2)|
|Elevation||118 ft (36 m)|
|• Density||31/sq mi (11.9/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0582364|
Bradley is a town in Penobscot County, Maine, United States. It is part of the Bangor Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 1,532 at the 2020 census. The village of Bradley is in the northwest corner of the town.
Bradley was incorporated as a town in 1834, with lumbering and sawmilling as the principal industries. It was named for Bradley Blackman, an early settler. By the 1850s the town had 14 single-saw mills, three gang-saw (multiple-saw) mills, four clapboard mills, four lath mills, and three shingle mills. The only village was at Greatworks. The Maine Forest & Logging Museum, located at Leonard's Mills, was established in 1960 to preserve the logging history of Maine.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 50.65 square miles (131.18 km2), of which 49.52 square miles (128.26 km2) is land and 1.13 square miles (2.93 km2) is water.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
At the 2010 census there were 1,492 people, 625 households, and 411 families living in the town. The population density was 30.1 inhabitants per square mile (11.6/km2). There were 719 housing units at an average density of 14.5 per square mile (5.6/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.3% White, 0.1% African American, 1.5% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.1% from other races, and 0.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.3%.
Of the 625 households 30.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.9% were married couples living together, 10.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.2% were non-families. 25.1% of households were one person and 9.5% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.82.
The median age in the town was 40 years. 21.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.8% were from 25 to 44; 28.3% were from 45 to 64; and 14.7% were 65 or older. The gender makeup of the town was 48.9% male and 51.1% female.