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Cutler, Maine
Town
Country United States
State Maine
County Washington
Area
 • Total 117.93 sq mi (305.44 km2)
 • Land 46.95 sq mi (121.60 km2)
 • Water 70.98 sq mi (183.84 km2)
Elevation 33 ft (10 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 507
 • Estimate (2012) 505
 • Density 10.8/sq mi (4.2/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 04626
Area code(s) 207
FIPS code 23-15920
GNIS feature ID 0582429
Website Town of Cutler

Cutler is a town in Washington County, Maine, United States. The town was named after Joseph Cutler, an early settler, who hailed from Newburyport, Massachusetts. The population was 507 at the 2010 census.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 117.93 square miles (305.44 km2), of which, 46.95 square miles (121.60 km2) of it is land and 70.98 square miles (183.84 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1830 454
1840 657 44.7%
1850 820 24.8%
1860 890 8.5%
1870 925 3.9%
1880 829 −10.4%
1890 662 −20.1%
1900 565 −14.7%
1910 585 3.5%
1920 584 −0.2%
1930 492 −15.8%
1940 481 −2.2%
1950 483 0.4%
1960 654 35.4%
1970 588 −10.1%
1980 726 23.5%
1990 779 7.3%
2000 623 −20.0%
2010 507 −18.6%
Est. 2014 495 −2.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 507 people, 215 households, and 144 families residing in the town. The population density was 10.8 inhabitants per square mile (4.2/km2). There were 372 housing units at an average density of 7.9 per square mile (3.1/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 96.1% White, 2.4% Native American, 0.4% Asian, and 1.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.8% of the population.

There were 215 households of which 29.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.6% were married couples living together, 5.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 33.0% were non-families. 28.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.87.

The median age in the town was 45.2 years. 24.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 3.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22% were from 25 to 44; 30% were from 45 to 64; and 20.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 55.2% male and 44.8% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 623 people, 238 households, and 178 families residing in the town. The population density was 13.3 people per square mile (5.1/km²). There were 348 housing units at an average density of 7.4 per square mile (2.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.47% White, 1.61% African American, 0.64% Native American, 0.48% Asian, and 0.80% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.09% of the population.

There were 238 households out of which 38.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.4% were married couples living together, 3.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.8% were non-families. 20.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the town, the population was spread out with 28.4% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 31.9% from 25 to 44, 20.4% from 45 to 64, and 12.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 112.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 118.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $30,625, and the median income for a family was $35,313. Males had a median income of $26,490 versus $15,625 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,170. About 11.2% of families and 11.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.6% of those under age 18 and 21.8% of those age 65 or over.

Points of interest

  • Cross Island National Wildlife Refuge
  • Cutler Naval Station, a huge station for transmitting signals in the VLF-range to submerged submarines, commanded by Bruce Flood

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