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Embden, Maine
Embden, Maine is located in Maine
Embden, Maine
Embden, Maine
Location in Maine
Country United States
State Maine
County Somerset
Area
 • Total 43.49 sq mi (112.64 km2)
 • Land 39.58 sq mi (102.51 km2)
 • Water 3.91 sq mi (10.13 km2)
Elevation
420 ft (128 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 902
 • Density 23/sq mi (8.8/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
04958
Area code(s) 207
FIPS code 23-23410
GNIS feature ID 0582466

Embden is a town in Somerset County, Maine, United States. The population was 902 at the 2020 census.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 43.49 square miles (112.64 km2), of which, 39.58 square miles (102.51 km2) of it is land and 3.91 square miles (10.13 km2) is water. Included in the town is Embden Pond.

Embden Pond

Embden Pond
Lake Embden.jpg
Along the shores of Embden Pond
Location Somerset County, Maine
Coordinates 44°56′N 69°57′W / 44.933°N 69.950°W / 44.933; -69.950
Primary inflows Hancock Stream
Primary outflows Mill Stream
Basin countries United States
Max. length 3.5 mi (5.6 km)
Max. width 1 mi (1.6 km)
Surface area 1,542 acres (624 ha)
Max. depth 180 feet (55 m)
Water volume 91,627 acre⋅ft (113,020,000 m3)
Surface elevation 413 ft (126 m)

Embden Pond is a good habitat for smallmouth bass, lake trout, and land-locked Atlantic salmon. The pond shoreline is heavily developed with residences and seasonal camps. There is a public boat ramp at the south end of the pond near where Mill Stream overflows to the Carrabassett River 4 miles (6.4 km) south of the pond and 1 mile (1.6 km) upstream of the Carrabassett confluence with the Kennebec River.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1810 351
1820 664 89.2%
1830 894 34.6%
1840 983 10.0%
1850 971 −1.2%
1860 1,041 7.2%
1870 803 −22.9%
1880 674 −16.1%
1890 579 −14.1%
1900 567 −2.1%
1910 529 −6.7%
1920 475 −10.2%
1930 393 −17.3%
1940 319 −18.8%
1950 303 −5.0%
1960 321 5.9%
1970 418 30.2%
1980 536 28.2%
1990 659 22.9%
2000 881 33.7%
2010 939 6.6%
2020 902 −3.9%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 939 people, 407 households, and 286 families living in the town. The population density was 23.7 inhabitants per square mile (9.2/km2). There were 950 housing units at an average density of 24.0 per square mile (9.3/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.6% White, 0.4% African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.6% from other races, and 0.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.2% of the population.

There were 407 households, of which 23.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.9% were married couples living together, 5.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 29.7% were non-families. 24.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.66.

The median age in the town was 49.7 years. 17.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.1% were from 25 to 44; 36.6% were from 45 to 64; and 20.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 52.3% male and 47.7% female.

Notable people

  • John B. Pierce, founder of the company that became American Standard
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