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Ludlow, Maine
Location of Ludlow, Maine
Location of Ludlow, Maine
Country United States
State Maine
County Aroostook
Area
 • Total 22.02 sq mi (57.03 km2)
 • Land 22.01 sq mi (57.01 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation
830 ft (253 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 404
 • Estimate 
(2012)
398
 • Density 18.4/sq mi (7.1/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s) 207
FIPS code 23-41715
GNIS feature ID 0582571

Ludlow is a town in Aroostook County, Maine, United States. The population was 404 at the 2010 census.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 22.02 square miles (57.03 km2), of which 22.01 square miles (57.01 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water. The northernmost point on Interstate 95 is just before the southbound Exit 291 within the town (the point is roughly fourteen miles from the highway's "northern" terminus).

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 287
1870 371 29.3%
1880 468 26.1%
1890 375 −19.9%
1900 394 5.1%
1910 412 4.6%
1920 375 −9.0%
1930 361 −3.7%
1940 343 −5.0%
1950 361 5.2%
1960 274 −24.1%
1970 259 −5.5%
1980 403 55.6%
1990 430 6.7%
2000 402 −6.5%
2010 404 0.5%
2014 (est.) 386 −4.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 404 people, 177 households, and 118 families living in the town. The population density was 18.4 inhabitants per square mile (7.1/km2). There were 224 housing units at an average density of 10.2 per square mile (3.9/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 94.8% White, 0.2% African American, 4.2% Native American, 0.5% Asian, and 0.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.2% of the population.

There were 177 households, of which 23.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.7% were married couples living together, 10.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 33.3% were non-families. 23.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.69.

The median age in the town was 47.5 years. 19.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.1% were from 25 to 44; 36.2% were from 45 to 64; and 18.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 50.2% male and 49.8% female.

In popular culture

  • A fictional version of Ludlow, Maine is also the setting of the novels Pet Sematary and The Dark Half by Stephen King. This fictional town is in the central area of the state, near the fictional cities of Derry and Castle Rock and adjacent to the real life cities of Bangor and Orono.
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