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Eustis, Maine
Autumn in Stratton
Autumn in Stratton
Eustis, Maine is located in Maine
Eustis, Maine
Eustis, Maine
Location in Maine
Eustis, Maine is located in the United States
Eustis, Maine
Eustis, Maine
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Maine
County Franklin
Incorporated 1871
Villages Eustis
 • Total 41.48 sq mi (107.43 km2)
 • Land 39.13 sq mi (101.35 km2)
 • Water 2.35 sq mi (6.09 km2)
1,260 ft (384 m)
 • Total 641
 • Density 16/sq mi (6.3/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 207
FIPS code 23-24005
GNIS feature ID 0582469

Eustis is a town in Franklin County, Maine, United States. The population was 641 at the 2020 census. Eustis, which includes the village of Stratton, is a popular recreation area.


Benedict Arnold and his troops passed through the area on October 19, 1775, on their way up the North Branch of the Dead River to fight in the ill-fated Battle of Quebec.

Eustis was first called Township No. 1 of Range 4, West of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase. The original settler was Caleb Stevens from New Hampshire, who brought his wife and nine children. About 1831, the northern half of the township was purchased from the state of Maine by two men, one of whom was Charles L. Eustis of Lewiston. That same year he built a sawmill and gristmill. In 1840, the township was organized as Hanover Plantation, which about 1850 became part of the larger Jackson Plantation. On March 30, 1857, however, the township was set off and organized as Eustis Plantation, named after its early proprietor. Then on February 18, 1871, with a population of 342, it was officially incorporated as a town.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 41.48 square miles (107.43 km2), of which, 39.13 square miles (101.35 km2) of it is land and 2.35 square miles (6.09 km2) is water. Eustis is drained by the Dead River.


This climatic region is typified by large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot (and often humid) summers and cold (sometimes severely cold) winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Eustis has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfb" on climate maps.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 342
1880 302 −11.7%
1890 321 6.3%
1900 436 35.8%
1910 508 16.5%
1920 589 15.9%
1930 601 2.0%
1940 707 17.6%
1950 763 7.9%
1960 666 −12.7%
1970 595 −10.7%
1980 582 −2.2%
1990 616 5.8%
2000 685 11.2%
2010 618 −9.8%
2020 641 3.7%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 618 people, 313 households, and 179 families living in the town. The population density was 15.8 inhabitants per square mile (6.1/km2). There were 822 housing units at an average density of 21.0 per square mile (8.1/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.5% White, 0.2% African American, 0.6% Native American, 0.3% Asian, and 0.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.5% of the population.

There were 313 households, of which 19.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.3% were married couples living together, 5.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 42.8% were non-families. 33.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.97 and the average family size was 2.47.

The median age in the town was 49.4 years. 14.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 18.6% were from 25 to 44; 37.3% were from 45 to 64; and 23.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 52.8% male and 47.2% female.

Notable Citizens

Alex Tuttle (1990- ) US Snowboard Team

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