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Detroit, Maine
Detroit, Maine is located in Maine
Detroit, Maine
Detroit, Maine
Location in Maine
Country United States
State Maine
County Somerset
Area
 • Total 20.42 sq mi (52.89 km2)
 • Land 20.25 sq mi (52.45 km2)
 • Water 0.17 sq mi (0.44 km2)
Elevation
197 ft (60 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 885
 • Density 44/sq mi (16.9/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
04929
Area code(s) 207
FIPS code 23-17460
GNIS feature ID 0582441

Detroit is a town in Somerset County, Maine, United States. The population was 885 at the 2020 census.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 20.42 square miles (52.89 km2), of which, 20.25 square miles (52.45 km2) of it is land and 0.17 square miles (0.44 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1830 172
1840 372 116.3%
1850 517 39.0%
1860 659 27.5%
1870 690 4.7%
1880 661 −4.2%
1890 590 −10.7%
1900 527 −10.7%
1910 461 −12.5%
1920 412 −10.6%
1930 415 0.7%
1940 466 12.3%
1950 492 5.6%
1960 564 14.6%
1970 663 17.6%
1980 744 12.2%
1990 751 0.9%
2000 816 8.7%
2010 852 4.4%
2020 885 3.9%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 852 people, 337 households, and 237 families living in the town. The population density was 42.1 inhabitants per square mile (16.3/km2). There were 382 housing units at an average density of 18.9 per square mile (7.3/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.6% White, 0.1% African American, 0.7% Native American, and 0.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.2% of the population.

There were 337 households, of which 34.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.2% were married couples living together, 12.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 29.7% were non-families. 23.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 2.89.

The median age in the town was 41.5 years. 23.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.5% were from 25 to 44; 31.4% were from 45 to 64; and 12.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 50.5% male and 49.5% female.

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