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Garland, Maine
Country United States
State Maine
County Penobscot
Area
 • Total 37.94 sq mi (98.26 km2)
 • Land 37.67 sq mi (97.56 km2)
 • Water 0.27 sq mi (0.70 km2)
Elevation
394 ft (120 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 1,105
 • Estimate 
(2012)
1,098
 • Density 29.3/sq mi (11.3/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
04939
Area code(s) 207
FIPS code 23-27190
GNIS feature ID 0582488

Garland is a town in Penobscot County, Maine, United States. The population was 1,105 at the 2010 census.

History

Garland was settled in 1802 and incorporated in 1811. It was named for the first settler, Joseph Garland, who came from Salisbury, New Hampshire.

The township was originally granted by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to Williams College, which sold it to a series of proprietors in 1798. It was originally called "Lincoln" after one of them, Levi Lincoln.

The town had 1,247 people by 1859.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 37.94 square miles (98.26 km2), of which, 37.67 square miles (97.56 km2) of it is land and 0.27 square miles (0.70 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1820 275
1830 621 125.8%
1840 1,065 71.5%
1850 1,247 17.1%
1860 1,498 20.1%
1870 1,306 −12.8%
1880 1,211 −7.3%
1890 973 −19.7%
1900 857 −11.9%
1910 817 −4.7%
1920 677 −17.1%
1930 673 −0.6%
1940 610 −9.4%
1950 581 −4.8%
1960 568 −2.2%
1970 596 4.9%
1980 718 20.5%
1990 1,064 48.2%
2000 990 −7.0%
2010 1,105 11.6%
2014 (est.) 1,086 −1.7%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,105 people, 442 households, and 319 families living in the town. The population density was 29.3 inhabitants per square mile (11.3/km2). There were 552 housing units at an average density of 14.7 per square mile (5.7/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.9% White, 0.4% African American, 0.2% Native American, and 1.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.5% of the population.

There were 442 households, of which 28.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.0% were married couples living together, 10.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 27.8% were non-families. 20.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 2.83.

The median age in the town was 44.6 years. 22.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.5% were from 25 to 44; 35.5% were from 45 to 64; and 13.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 51.9% male and 48.1% female.

Notable structures

The definitive history of Garland, at least until 1905, is Lyndon Oak's The History of Garland, Maine, Dover, Maine: Observer Publishing Co., 1912.

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