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Jackson, Maine
Location of Jackson (in yellow) in Waldo County and the state of Maine
Location of Jackson (in yellow) in Waldo County and the state of Maine
Country United States
State Maine
County Waldo
Area
 • Total 25.36 sq mi (65.68 km2)
 • Land 25.26 sq mi (65.42 km2)
 • Water 0.10 sq mi (0.26 km2)
Elevation
518 ft (158 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 548
 • Estimate 
(2012)
550
 • Density 21.7/sq mi (8.4/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
04921
Area code(s) 207
FIPS code 23-35450
GNIS feature ID 0582533
Website Town of Jackson

Jackson is a town in Waldo County, Maine, United States. The town was named after General Henry Jackson of the Revolutionary War. The population was 548 at the 2010 census.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 25.36 square miles (65.68 km2), of which, 25.26 square miles (65.42 km2) of it is land and 0.10 square miles (0.26 km2) is water. Jackson is drained by North Branch Marsh Stream. It has one pond, Drake Pond (13 acres).

Jackson is located on Route 7, south of U.S. Route 202. It is bordered on the north by Dixmont, on the east by Monroe, on the south by Brooks and on the west by Thondike.

The topography is hilly, with high points at over 1,200 feet (370 m) on Mount Harris and other peaks to the north, remnants of the Appalachian chain. The land area of the township is mostly forested, primarily a second growth northern mixed hardwood forest dominated by ash, poplar, oak, maple, pine, cedar, spruce, tamarack (larch) and hemlock. Forestry and livestock farming are the largest land uses, with hay the most common crop, corn silage the second most common. There are areas that have never been managed or cultivated, particularly bogs and remnant primeval forest in which large pine, hemlock and spruce trees predominate.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1810 275
1820 385 40.0%
1830 493 28.1%
1840 653 32.5%
1850 833 27.6%
1860 827 −0.7%
1870 707 −14.5%
1880 682 −3.5%
1890 522 −23.5%
1900 439 −15.9%
1910 416 −5.2%
1920 353 −15.1%
1930 241 −31.7%
1940 299 24.1%
1950 258 −13.7%
1960 220 −14.7%
1970 217 −1.4%
1980 346 59.4%
1990 415 19.9%
2000 506 21.9%
2010 548 8.3%
2014 (est.) 555 1.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 548 people, 237 households, and 152 families residing in the town. The population density was 21.7 inhabitants per square mile (8.4/km2). There were 272 housing units at an average density of 10.8 per square mile (4.2/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 95.6% White, 0.2% African American, 1.3% Native American, 0.2% Asian, and 2.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.4% of the population.

There were 237 households, of which 27.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.6% were married couples living together, 7.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 35.9% were non-families. 29.1% 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 2.31 and the average family size was 2.80.

The median age in the town was 44.6 years. 19.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.9% were from 25 to 44; 36.4% were from 45 to 64; and 13% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 50.7% male and 49.3% female.

Notable people

  • Ezra Abbot (1819–1884), noted biblical scholar
  • David Augustus Boody (b. 1830), mayor of Brooklyn, NY, 1892–93
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