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Hermon, Maine
Hermon, Maine is located in Maine
Hermon, Maine
Hermon, Maine
Location in Maine
Hermon, Maine is located in the United States
Hermon, Maine
Hermon, Maine
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Maine
County Penobscot
Area
 • Total 36.81 sq mi (95.34 km2)
 • Land 35.87 sq mi (92.90 km2)
 • Water 0.94 sq mi (2.43 km2)
Elevation
269 ft (82 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 6,461
 • Density 175.5/sq mi (67.8/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
04401
Area code(s) 207
FIPS code 23-32510
GNIS feature ID 0582517

Hermon is a town in Penobscot County, Maine, United States. The population was 6,461 at the 2020 census.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 36.81 square miles (95.34 km2), of which, 35.87 square miles (92.90 km2) of it is land and 0.94 square miles (2.43 km2) is water.

Historic building

The District No. 5 Schoolhouse (1880) is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1820 266
1830 535 101.1%
1840 1,042 94.8%
1850 1,374 31.9%
1860 1,433 4.3%
1870 1,489 3.9%
1880 1,394 −6.4%
1890 1,282 −8.0%
1900 1,183 −7.7%
1910 1,210 2.3%
1920 1,190 −1.7%
1930 1,204 1.2%
1940 1,182 −1.8%
1950 1,728 46.2%
1960 2,087 20.8%
1970 2,376 13.8%
1980 3,170 33.4%
1990 3,755 18.5%
2000 4,437 18.2%
2010 5,416 22.1%
2020 6,461 19.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 5,416 people, 2,075 households, and 1,548 families living in the town. The population density was 151.0 inhabitants per square mile (58.3/km2). There were 2,210 housing units at an average density of 61.6 per square mile (23.8/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.7% White, 0.4% African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 0.1% from other races, and 1.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.0% of the population.

There were 2,075 households, of which 33.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.0% were married couples living together, 8.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 25.4% were non-families. 18.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 2.95.

The median age in the town was 40.4 years. 23.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.6% were from 25 to 44; 30.4% were from 45 to 64; and 12% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 49.3% male and 50.7% female.

Points of interest

  • Ecotat Gardens and Arboretum
  • Hermon High School
  • Hermon Middle School
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