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Eastbrook, Maine
Country United States
State Maine
County Hancock
Area
 • Total 37.65 sq mi (97.51 km2)
 • Land 33.35 sq mi (86.38 km2)
 • Water 4.30 sq mi (11.14 km2)
Elevation
217 ft (66 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 423
 • Estimate 
(2012)
423
 • Density 12.7/sq mi (4.9/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
04634
Area code(s) 207
FIPS code 23-19770
GNIS feature ID 0582452

Eastbrook is a town in Hancock County, Maine, United States. The population was 423 at the 2010 census.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 37.65 square miles (97.51 km2), of which 33.35 square miles (86.38 km2) is land and 4.30 square miles (11.14 km2) is water.

The Municipality's territory encompasses several lakes (also termed 'ponds'), wetlands, marshes/bogs, nature preserve, blueberry barrens, and woodland, which include but are not limited to:

  • Scammons Pond: an inter-locking chain of bodies-of-water
  • Molasses Pond: one of the larger lakes in the Town that is shared between Eastbrook and Franklin, Maine and surrounding Townships
  • Molasses Pond Bog: wetland/marshland adjacent to Molasses Pond; part of the Stone Dam Watershed.
  • Webb Pond
  • Abram's Pond
  • Macomber Mill Marshes: wetlands along an indented area of the Neck Ridge area, partially between Scammons Pond & Molasses, feeding in to both along with nearby George's Pond (Franklin, ME)
  • Stone Dam: series of interlocking pools and rivulets feeding nearby bodies of water.

The area is also populated by a series of hills and hollows, as part of the inland Schoodic Foothills and Outback region of Hancock County, Maine. In the late 2000s developers sought permission to construct various renewable energy projects in land within or adjacent to the Town, such as the Bull Hill Wind Power Site.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1830 81
1840 155 91.4%
1850 212 36.8%
1860 221 4.2%
1870 187 −15.4%
1880 289 54.5%
1890 246 −14.9%
1900 248 0.8%
1910 213 −14.1%
1920 204 −4.2%
1930 199 −2.5%
1940 188 −5.5%
1950 199 5.9%
1960 167 −16.1%
1970 188 12.6%
1980 262 39.4%
1990 289 10.3%
2000 370 28.0%
2010 423 14.3%
2014 (est.) 423 0.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 423 people, 186 households, and 120 families residing in the town. The population density was 12.7 inhabitants per square mile (4.9/km2). There were 504 housing units at an average density of 15.1 per square mile (5.8/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.6% White, 0.2% African American, 0.7% Native American, and 1.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.7% of the population.

There were 186 households of which 26.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.1% were married couples living together, 7.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 35.5% were non-families. 28.0% 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 2.27 and the average family size was 2.74.

The median age in the town was 46.8 years. 19.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22% were from 25 to 44; 39% were from 45 to 64; and 13% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 50.4% male and 49.6% female.

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