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Marshfield, Maine
Country United States
State Maine
County Washington
Area
 • Total 17.54 sq mi (45.43 km2)
 • Land 17.01 sq mi (44.06 km2)
 • Water 0.53 sq mi (1.37 km2)
Elevation
210 ft (64 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 518
 • Estimate 
(2012)
518
 • Density 30.5/sq mi (11.8/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s) 207
FIPS code 23-43640
GNIS feature ID 0582581

Marshfield is a town in Washington County, Maine, United States. The population was 518 at the 2010 census.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 17.54 square miles (45.43 km2), of which, 17.01 square miles (44.06 km2) of it is land and 0.53 square miles (1.37 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 294
1860 328 11.6%
1870 350 6.7%
1880 300 −14.3%
1890 299 −0.3%
1900 227 −24.1%
1910 178 −21.6%
1920 187 5.1%
1930 197 5.3%
1940 173 −12.2%
1950 221 27.7%
1960 267 20.8%
1970 227 −15.0%
1980 416 83.3%
1990 461 10.8%
2000 494 7.2%
2010 518 4.9%
2014 (est.) 509 −1.7%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 518 people, 199 households, and 148 families living in the town. The population density was 30.5 inhabitants per square mile (11.8/km2). There were 246 housing units at an average density of 14.5 per square mile (5.6/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 99.0% White, 0.4% African American, 0.2% Native American, and 0.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.8% of the population.

There were 199 households, of which 35.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.8% were married couples living together, 7.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 25.6% were non-families. 20.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 2.97.

The median age in the town was 43 years. 24.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.2% were from 25 to 44; 29.5% were from 45 to 64; and 17.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 49.4% male and 50.6% female.

Notable residents

  • Lura Beam (1887–1978), writer and educator
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