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Hartford, Maine
Little Bear Pond
Little Bear Pond
Country United States
State Maine
County Oxford
Area
 • Total 45.08 sq mi (116.76 km2)
 • Land 43.87 sq mi (113.62 km2)
 • Water 1.21 sq mi (3.13 km2)
Elevation
528 ft (161 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 1,185
 • Estimate 
(2012)
1,188
 • Density 27.0/sq mi (10.4/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s) 207
FIPS code 23-31670
GNIS feature ID 0582514

Hartford is a town in Oxford County, Maine, United States. Hartford is included in the Lewiston-Auburn metropolitan New England City and Town Area. The population was 1,185 at the 2010 census.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 45.08 square miles (116.76 km2), of which, 43.87 square miles (113.62 km2) of it is land and 1.21 square miles (3.13 km2) is water.

Climate

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, Hartford has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfb" on climate maps.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1810 720
1820 1,133 57.4%
1830 1,294 14.2%
1840 1,472 13.8%
1850 1,293 −12.2%
1860 1,156 −10.6%
1870 996 −13.8%
1880 863 −13.4%
1890 689 −20.2%
1900 660 −4.2%
1910 592 −10.3%
1920 525 −11.3%
1930 432 −17.7%
1940 430 −0.5%
1950 381 −11.4%
1960 325 −14.7%
1970 312 −4.0%
1980 480 53.8%
1990 722 50.4%
2000 963 33.4%
2010 1,185 23.1%
2014 (est.) 1,190 0.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

Hartford is the home of Camp Wekeela during the summer located on Little Bear Pond.

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,185 people, 479 households, and 333 families living in the town. The population density was 27.0 inhabitants per square mile (10.4/km2). There were 723 housing units at an average density of 16.5 per square mile (6.4/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 95.8% White, 0.1% African American, 1.0% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.3% from other races, and 2.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.5% of the population.

There were 479 households, of which 27.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.2% were married couples living together, 7.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 30.5% were non-families. 21.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.83.

The median age in the town was 43.6 years. 20.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.5% were from 25 to 44; 35% were from 45 to 64; and 12.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 50.5% male and 49.5% female.

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