Litchfield, Maine facts for kids
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Litchfield Town Office
|Incorporated||February 18, 1798|
|• Total||39.66 sq mi (102.72 km2)|
|• Land||37.44 sq mi (96.97 km2)|
|• Water||2.22 sq mi (5.75 km2)|
|Elevation||279 ft (85 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||96.8/sq mi (37.4/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0582564|
Litchfield was incorporated in 1795 and was originally known as Smithfield Plantation. It is found in the 1790 census as Smithtown Plantation, Lincoln County, Maine.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 39.66 square miles (102.72 km2), of which, 37.44 square miles (96.97 km2) of it is land and 2.22 square miles (5.75 km2) is water.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2010, there were 3,624 people, 1,441 households, and 1,036 families living in the town. The population density was 96.8 inhabitants per square mile (37.4/km2). There were 1,861 housing units at an average density of 49.7 per square mile (19.2/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.0% White, 0.8% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.1% from other races, and 1.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.9% of the population.
There were 1,441 households, of which 30.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.9% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 28.1% were non-families. 20.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 2.85.
The median age in the town was 43 years. 21.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.1% were from 25 to 44; 34.8% were from 45 to 64; and 12.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 49.2% male and 50.8% female.
Litchfield has consolidated its school system and along with Sabbatus and Wales is part of Regional School Unit (RSU) #4. Libby Tozier and Sabattus Primary schools serve Grades Pre-K-2. Carrie Ricker School serves Grades 3–5. Oak Hill Middle School serves Grades 6–8. Oak Hill High School serves Grades 9-12 and is located in Wales.
- David C. Burr, state legislator (1820-1827)
- Andrew Tozier, Civil War Medal of Honor Recipient (born in Monmouth)
- Avery Yale Kamila, journalist and community organizer
- Ormandel Smith, state legislator, Maine State Treasurer and Secretary of State of Maine
- James Franklin Ware, Wisconsin state legislator
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