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East Machias, Maine
Historic photo of the post office
Historic photo of the post office
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 UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
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%
2014 (est.) 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 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 living 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.

Notable people

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