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Chesterville, Maine
North Chesterville, 2012
North Chesterville, 2012
Chesterville, Maine is located in Maine
Chesterville, Maine
Chesterville, Maine
Location in Maine
Chesterville, Maine is located in the United States
Chesterville, Maine
Chesterville, Maine
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Maine
County Franklin
Villages Chesterville
North Chesterville
Farmington Falls (part)
Area
 • Total 37.55 sq mi (97.25 km2)
 • Land 36.17 sq mi (93.68 km2)
 • Water 1.38 sq mi (3.57 km2)
Elevation
377 ft (115 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 1,328
 • Density 37/sq mi (14.2/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
04938
Area code(s) 207
FIPS code 23-12595
GNIS feature ID 0582409

Chesterville is a town in Franklin County, Maine, United States. The population was 1,328 at the 2020 census.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 37.55 square miles (97.25 km2), of which, 36.17 square miles (93.68 km2) of it is land and 1.38 square miles (3.57 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1810 430
1830 923
1840 1,098 19.0%
1850 1,142 4.0%
1860 1,110 −2.8%
1870 1,011 −8.9%
1880 955 −5.5%
1890 770 −19.4%
1900 709 −7.9%
1910 627 −11.6%
1920 586 −6.5%
1930 575 −1.9%
1940 538 −6.4%
1950 588 9.3%
1960 505 −14.1%
1970 643 27.3%
1980 869 35.1%
1990 1,012 16.5%
2000 1,170 15.6%
2010 1,352 15.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

At the 2010 census there were 1,352 people, 549 households, and 392 families living in the town. The population density was 37.4 inhabitants per square mile (14.4/km2). There were 779 housing units at an average density of 21.5 per square mile (8.3/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.3% White, 0.1% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.6% Asian, 0.1% from other races, and 1.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.4%.

Of the 549 households 29.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.2% were married couples living together, 10.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 28.6% were non-families. 22.8% of households were one person and 7.8% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.81.

The median age in the town was 44.1 years. 20.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24% were from 25 to 44; 34.3% were from 45 to 64; and 14.3% were 65 or older. The gender makeup of the town was 49.4% male and 50.6% female.

Notable people

  • H. B. Goodwin (1827–1893), novelist
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