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LaGrange, Maine
Country United States
State Maine
County Penobscot
Area
 • Total 49.51 sq mi (128.23 km2)
 • Land 49.47 sq mi (128.13 km2)
 • Water 0.04 sq mi (0.10 km2)
Elevation
226 ft (69 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 708
 • Estimate 
(2012)
703
 • Density 14.3/sq mi (5.5/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
04453
Area code(s) 207
FIPS code 23-37760
GNIS feature ID 0582546

LaGrange (spelled "Lagrange" on federal maps) is a town in Penobscot County, Maine, United States. The population was 708 at the 2010 census.

History

Lagrange and surrounding towns were the site of a great forest fire in 1900.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 49.51 square miles (128.23 km2), of which, 49.47 square miles (128.13 km2) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1840 336
1850 482 43.5%
1860 690 43.2%
1870 622 −9.9%
1880 721 15.9%
1890 721 0.0%
1900 574 −20.4%
1910 590 2.8%
1920 478 −19.0%
1930 468 −2.1%
1940 508 8.5%
1950 511 0.6%
1960 424 −17.0%
1970 393 −7.3%
1980 509 29.5%
1990 557 9.4%
2000 747 34.1%
2010 708 −5.2%
2014 (est.) 694 −2.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 708 people, 298 households, and 189 families living in the town. The population density was 14.3 inhabitants per square mile (5.5/km2). There were 380 housing units at an average density of 7.7 per square mile (3.0/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 96.6% White, 0.3% African American, 1.4% Native American, 0.6% Asian, and 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.8% of the population.

There were 298 households, of which 29.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.7% were married couples living together, 5.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.6% were non-families. 29.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.89.

The median age in the town was 42.8 years. 20.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.8% were from 25 to 44; 34% were from 45 to 64; and 12% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 51.4% male and 48.6% female.

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