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Grand Isle, Maine
Location of Grand Isle, Maine
Location of Grand Isle, Maine
Country United States
State Maine
County Aroostook
Villages Grand Isle
Lille
Notre Dame
Area
 • Total 35.38 sq mi (91.63 km2)
 • Land 34.59 sq mi (89.59 km2)
 • Water 0.79 sq mi (2.05 km2)
Elevation
745 ft (227 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 366
 • Density 11/sq mi (4.1/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
04746
Area code(s) 207
FIPS code 23-28590
GNIS feature ID 0582495

Grand Isle is a town in Aroostook County, Maine, United States. The population was 366 at the 2020 census. The village of Grand Isle is in the northwest part of the town.

Etymology

Grand Isle takes its name from an island located in the Saint John River near the town center.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 35.38 square miles (91.63 km2), of which 34.59 square miles (89.59 km2) is land and 0.79 square miles (2.05 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 545
1870 688 26.2%
1880 847 23.1%
1890 964 13.8%
1900 1,104 14.5%
1910 1,317 19.3%
1920 1,352 2.7%
1930 1,408 4.1%
1940 1,574 11.8%
1950 1,230 −21.9%
1960 978 −20.5%
1970 797 −18.5%
1980 719 −9.8%
1990 558 −22.4%
2000 518 −7.2%
2010 467 −9.8%
2020 366 −21.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 467 people, 215 households, and 135 families living in the town. The population density was 13.5 inhabitants per square mile (5.2/km2). There were 262 housing units at an average density of 7.6 per square mile (2.9/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.5% White, 0.4% African American, 0.4% Native American, and 0.6% from two or more races.

There were 215 households, of which 20.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.1% were married couples living together, 5.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 37.2% were non-families. 30.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.15 and the average family size was 2.66.

The median age in the town was 49.3 years. 16.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 19.1% were from 25 to 44; 33.8% were from 45 to 64; and 25.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 51.2% male and 48.8% female.

Notable people

  • Emilien Levesque (1922–2003), congressman from Maine; born in Grand Isle
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