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Carrabassett Valley, Maine
Motto(s): 
"From Here On Out Your Life Will Never Be The Same"
Country United States
State Maine
County Franklin
Villages Bigelow
Carrabassett
Records
Area
 • Total 77.62 sq mi (201.03 km2)
 • Land 77.48 sq mi (200.67 km2)
 • Water 0.14 sq mi (0.36 km2)
Elevation
1,795 ft (547 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 781
 • Estimate 
(2012)
779
 • Density 10.1/sq mi (3.9/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
04947
Area code(s) 207
FIPS code 23-10740
GNIS feature ID 0582391

Carrabassett Valley is a town in Franklin County, Maine, United States. The population was 761 at the 2010 census.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 77.62 square miles (201.03 km2), of which, 77.48 square miles (200.67 km2) of it is land and 0.14 square miles (0.36 km2) is water. It is named after the Carrabassett River, which flows through the town.

Skiing

Carrabassett Valley is home to Sugarloaf/USA, a major ski resort and Carrabassett Valley Academy, a ski and snowboard academy.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1980 107
1990 325 203.7%
2000 399 22.8%
2010 781 95.7%
2014 (est.) 776 −0.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 781 people, 373 households, and 219 families living in the town. The population density was 10.1 inhabitants per square mile (3.9/km2). There were 2,103 housing units at an average density of 27.1 per square mile (10.5/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.1% White, 0.1% Native American, 0.5% Asian, and 1.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.5% of the population.

There were 373 households, of which 21.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.1% were married couples living together, 3.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 1.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 41.3% were non-families. 32.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.06 and the average family size was 2.62.

The median age in the town was 50 years. 16.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 18.2% were from 25 to 44; 46.6% were from 45 to 64; and 14.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 52.8% male and 47.2% female.

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