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Mapleton, Maine
Location of Mapleton, Maine
Location of Mapleton, Maine
Country United States
State Maine
County Aroostook
Villages Mapleton
State Road
Area
 • Total 34.34 sq mi (88.94 km2)
 • Land 33.97 sq mi (87.98 km2)
 • Water 0.37 sq mi (0.96 km2)
Elevation
627 ft (191 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 1,948
 • Estimate 
(2012)
1,925
 • Density 57.3/sq mi (22.1/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
04757
Area code(s) 207
FIPS code 23-43255
GNIS feature ID 0582579

Mapleton is a town in Aroostook County, Maine, United States. The population was 1,948 at the 2010 census.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 34.34 square miles (88.94 km2), of which 33.97 square miles (87.98 km2) is land and 0.37 square miles (0.96 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 444
1880 705 58.8%
1890 832 18.0%
1900 853 2.5%
1910 1,120 31.3%
1920 1,128 0.7%
1930 1,283 13.7%
1940 1,354 5.5%
1950 1,367 1.0%
1960 1,514 10.8%
1970 1,598 5.5%
1980 1,895 18.6%
1990 1,853 −2.2%
2000 1,889 1.9%
2010 1,948 3.1%
2014 (est.) 1,888 −3.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

At the 2010 census there were 1,948 people, 816 households, and 578 families living in the town. The population density was 57.3 inhabitants per square mile (22.1/km2). There were 864 housing units at an average density of 25.4 per square mile (9.8/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.0% White, 0.2% African American, 0.9% Native American, 0.3% Asian, and 0.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.3%.

Of the 816 households 28.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.5% were married couples living together, 7.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 29.2% were non-families. 22.9% of households were one person and 8.8% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.79.

The median age in the town was 43.5 years. 20.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.8% were from 25 to 44; 33.2% were from 45 to 64; and 14.5% were 65 or older. The gender makeup of the town was 50.3% male and 49.7% female.

Notable person

  • Alexander Willette, state legislator
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