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Linneus, Maine
Location of Linneus, Maine
Location of Linneus, Maine
Country United States
State Maine
County Aroostook
Area
 • Total 45.47 sq mi (117.77 km2)
 • Land 44.26 sq mi (114.63 km2)
 • Water 1.21 sq mi (3.13 km2)
Elevation
564 ft (172 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 984
 • Estimate 
(2012)
968
 • Density 22.2/sq mi (8.6/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
04730
Area code(s) 207
FIPS code 23-39965
GNIS feature ID 0582562

Linneus is a town in Aroostook County, Maine, United States. The population was 984 at the 2010 census. It is named after Carl Linnaeus.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 45.47 square miles (117.77 km2), of which 44.26 square miles (114.63 km2) is land and 1.21 square miles (3.13 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1840 311
1850 561 80.4%
1860 785 39.9%
1870 1,008 28.4%
1880 917 −9.0%
1890 965 5.2%
1900 834 −13.6%
1910 809 −3.0%
1920 706 −12.7%
1930 753 6.7%
1940 755 0.3%
1950 777 2.9%
1960 607 −21.9%
1970 608 0.2%
1980 752 23.7%
1990 810 7.7%
2000 892 10.1%
2010 984 10.3%
2014 (est.) 946 −3.9%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 984 people, 382 households, and 272 families living in the town. The population density was 22.2 inhabitants per square mile (8.6/km2). There were 588 housing units at an average density of 13.3 per square mile (5.1/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 96.6% White, 0.8% African American, 1.8% Native American, 0.1% Asian, and 0.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.4% of the population.

There were 382 households, of which 28.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.4% were married couples living together, 8.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 28.8% were non-families. 19.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 2.95.

The median age in the town was 42.7 years. 21.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.4% were from 25 to 44; 33.2% were from 45 to 64; and 12.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 52.2% male and 47.8% female.

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