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East Machias, Maine
Town
Country United States
State Maine
County Washington
Area
 • Total 40.02 sq mi (103.65 km2)
 • Land 34.81 sq mi (90.16 km2)
 • Water 5.21 sq mi (13.49 km2)
Elevation 39 ft (12 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,368
 • Estimate (2012) 1,347
 • Density 39.3/sq mi (15.2/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 04630
Area code(s) 207
FIPS code 23-20960
GNIS feature ID 0582457

East Machias is a town in Washington County, Maine, United States on the East Machias River. At the 2010 census, the town population was 1,368. It is the home of Washington Academy, a private school founded in 1792.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 40.02 square miles (103.65 km2), of which, 34.81 square miles (90.16 km2) of it is land and 5.21 square miles (13.49 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1830 1,605
1840 1,395 −13.1%
1850 1,905 36.6%
1860 2,181 14.5%
1870 2,017 −7.5%
1880 1,875 −7.0%
1890 1,637 −12.7%
1900 1,521 −7.1%
1910 1,392 −8.5%
1920 1,353 −2.8%
1930 1,257 −7.1%
1940 1,183 −5.9%
1950 1,101 −6.9%
1960 1,198 8.8%
1970 1,057 −11.8%
1980 1,233 16.7%
1990 1,218 −1.2%
2000 1,298 6.6%
2010 1,368 5.4%
Est. 2014 1,316 −3.8%
U.S. Decennial Census

2014 American Community Survey

As of the 2014 American Community Survey the largest self-reported ethnic/ancestry groups in the town of East Machias were English at 24.4%, Irish at 15.4%, German at 14.4% and those who only identified as being "American" ancestry at 7.1%.

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,368 people, 582 households, and 377 families residing in the town. The population density was 39.3 inhabitants per square mile (15.2/km2). There were 845 housing units at an average density of 24.3 per square mile (9.4/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 95.9% White, 0.8% African American, 0.3% Native American, 1.7% Asian, and 1.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.0% of the population.

There were 582 households of which 27.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.9% were married couples living together, 8.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 35.2% were non-families. 27.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.77.

The median age in the town was 44.6 years. 19.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.6% were from 25 to 44; 33.1% were from 45 to 64; and 16.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 48.8% male and 51.2% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,298 people, 540 households, and 370 families residing in the town. The population density was 36.9 people per square mile (14.2/km²). There were 776 housing units at an average density of 22.0 per square mile (8.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.84% White, 0.31% Native American, 0.08% Asian, and 0.77% from two or more races.

There were 540 households out of which 29.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.5% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.3% were non-families. 25.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.89.

In the town, the population was spread out with 23.5% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 26.3% from 25 to 44, 27.0% from 45 to 64, and 16.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 92.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $28,073, and the median income for a family was $32,065. Males had a median income of $26,364 versus $19,118 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,254. About 12.2% of families and 17.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.2% of those under age 18 and 20.4% of those age 65 or over.


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