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Lee, Maine
Lee, Maine is located in Maine
Lee, Maine
Lee, Maine
Location in Maine
Country United States
State Maine
County Penobscot
Area
 • Total 39.77 sq mi (103.00 km2)
 • Land 38.67 sq mi (100.15 km2)
 • Water 1.10 sq mi (2.85 km2)
Elevation
486 ft (148 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 916
 • Density 24/sq mi (9.1/km2)
Time zone UTC−5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP Code
04455
Area code(s) 207
FIPS code 23-38530
GNIS feature ID 0582551

Lee is a town in Penobscot County, Maine, United States. It was incorporated in 1832. The community was named for Stephen Lee, an early settler. The population was 916 at the 2020 census. Lee has been home to Lee Academy since 1845.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 39.77 square miles (103.00 km2), of which, 38.67 square miles (100.15 km2) of it is land and 1.10 square miles (2.85 km2) is water.

Lee is about 10 miles (16 km) from Interstate 95 and the same distance from Lincoln.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1840 724
1850 917 26.7%
1860 939 2.4%
1870 960 2.2%
1880 894 −6.9%
1890 929 3.9%
1900 801 −13.8%
1910 748 −6.6%
1920 724 −3.2%
1930 669 −7.6%
1940 618 −7.6%
1950 610 −1.3%
1960 555 −9.0%
1970 599 7.9%
1980 688 14.9%
1990 832 20.9%
2000 845 1.6%
2010 922 9.1%
2020 916 −0.7%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 922 people, 356 households, and 262 families living in the town. The population density was 23.8 inhabitants per square mile (9.2/km2). There were 546 housing units at an average density of 14.1 per square mile (5.4/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 89.9% White, 1.8% African American, 0.8% Native American, 6.2% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.8% of the population.

There were 356 households, of which 28.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.6% were married couples living together, 7.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 26.4% were non-families. 21.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.65.

The median age in the town was 45.9 years. 21.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 12% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 15.6% were from 25 to 44; 34.1% were from 45 to 64; and 17.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 52.3% male and 47.7% female.

Notable people

  • Everett McLeod, Maine State Representative
  • King G. Staples, Wisconsin State Assemblyman
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