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Chisholm, Maine
Chisholm, Maine is located in Maine
Chisholm, Maine
Chisholm, Maine
Location in Maine
Country United States
State Maine
County Franklin
Town Jay
 • Total 2.27 sq mi (5.87 km2)
 • Land 2.19 sq mi (5.66 km2)
 • Water 0.08 sq mi (0.21 km2)
394 ft (120 m)
 • Total 1,343
 • Density 614.36/sq mi (237.23/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s) 207
FIPS code 23-12770
GNIS feature ID 0563957

Chisholm is a census-designated place (CDP) in the town of Jay in Franklin County, Maine, United States. The population was 1,380 at the 2010 census. It is an industrial village named for Hugh J. Chisholm, who built the Otis Falls Pulp & Paper Company here in 1888 to use Androscoggin River water power.


View of Paper Mills, Chisholm, ME

Chisholm is located along the southern edge of the town of Jay at 44°29′12″N 70°11′42″W / 44.48667°N 70.19500°W / 44.48667; -70.19500 (44.486532, -70.195040). It is bordered to the south by the town of Livermore Falls in Androscoggin and is contiguous with that town's urban core.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the Chisholm CDP has a total area of 2.19 square miles (5.66 km2), all of it land. It is located on the east side of the Androscoggin River.


Historical population
Census Pop.
2020 1,343
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,399 people, 633 households, and 405 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 641.6 people per square mile (247.8/km2). There were 688 housing units at an average density of 315.5/sq mi (121.9/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 98.36% White, 0.36% African American, 0.36% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 0.36% from other races, and 0.36% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.00% of the population.

There were 633 households, out of which 24.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.2% were married couples living together, 12.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.9% were non-families. 29.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 15.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.21 and the average family size was 2.69.

In the CDP, the population was spread out, with 20.8% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 24.9% from 25 to 44, 25.7% from 45 to 64, and 20.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females, there were 90.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.3 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $35,500, and the median income for a family was $39,148. Males had a median income of $40,161 versus $23,438 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $19,251. About 7.2% of families and 11.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.4% of those under age 18 and 4.6% of those age 65 or over.

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