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Cooper, Maine
Cooper, Maine is located in Maine
Cooper, Maine
Cooper, Maine
Location in Maine
Country United States
State Maine
County Washington
Area
 • Total 32.57 sq mi (84.36 km2)
 • Land 30.71 sq mi (79.54 km2)
 • Water 1.86 sq mi (4.82 km2)
Elevation
377 ft (115 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 168
 • Density 5/sq mi (2.1/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
04657
Area code(s) 207
FIPS code 23-14100
GNIS feature ID 0582417

Cooper is a town in Washington County, Maine, United States. The community was named after General John Cooper, a landowner. The population was 168 at the 2020 census.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 32.57 square miles (84.36 km2), of which, 30.71 square miles (79.54 km2) of it is land and 1.86 square miles (4.82 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1830 396
1840 657 65.9%
1850 562 −14.5%
1860 468 −16.7%
1870 360 −23.1%
1880 346 −3.9%
1890 264 −23.7%
1900 207 −21.6%
1910 190 −8.2%
1920 197 3.7%
1930 153 −22.3%
1940 178 16.3%
1950 128 −28.1%
1960 106 −17.2%
1970 88 −17.0%
1980 105 19.3%
1990 124 18.1%
2000 145 16.9%
2010 154 6.2%
2020 168 9.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 154 people, 66 households, and 47 families living in the town. The population density was 5.0 inhabitants per square mile (1.9/km2). There were 167 housing units at an average density of 5.4 per square mile (2.1/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.1% White, 0.6% African American, and 1.3% Native American. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.6% of the population.

There were 66 households, of which 21.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.1% were married couples living together, 6.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 28.8% were non-families. 19.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.70.

The median age in the town was 51.6 years. 16.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 16.8% were from 25 to 44; 40.3% were from 45 to 64; and 20.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 51.3% male and 48.7% female.

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