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Nobleboro, Maine
Motto(s): 
The Little Town with the Big Heart
Location in Lincoln County and the state of Maine.
Location in Lincoln County and the state of Maine.
Coordinates: 44°5′46″N 69°28′43″W / 44.09611°N 69.47861°W / 44.09611; -69.47861
Country United States
State Maine
County Lincoln
Area
 • Total 23.11 sq mi (59.85 km2)
 • Land 18.93 sq mi (49.03 km2)
 • Water 4.18 sq mi (10.83 km2)
Elevation
59 ft (18 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 1,643
 • Estimate 
(2012)
1,623
 • Density 86.8/sq mi (33.5/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
04555
Area code(s) 207
FIPS code 23-49660
GNIS feature ID 0582627

Nobleboro, founded in 1788, is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. The population was 1,643 at the 2010 census. Nobleboro is named for Arthur Noble's son Arthur II. Part of Nobleboro was part of Shem Drowne's claim in the 1730s.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 23.11 square miles (59.85 km2), of which, 18.93 square miles (49.03 km2) of it is land and 4.18 square miles (10.83 km2) is water. Notable lakes are Damariscotta Lake and Pemaquid Pond.

Climate

This climatic region is typified by large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot (and often humid) summers and cold (sometimes severely cold) winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Nobleboro has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfb" on climate maps.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1790 1,206
1800 804 −33.3%
1810 1,206 50.0%
1820 1,583 31.3%
1830 1,876 18.5%
1840 2,210 17.8%
1850 1,408 −36.3%
1860 1,438 2.1%
1870 1,150 −20.0%
1880 1,142 −0.7%
1890 947 −17.1%
1900 810 −14.5%
1910 755 −6.8%
1920 666 −11.8%
1930 599 −10.1%
1940 665 11.0%
1950 654 −1.7%
1960 679 3.8%
1970 850 25.2%
1980 1,154 35.8%
1990 1,455 26.1%
2000 1,626 11.8%
2010 1,643 1.0%
2014 (est.) 1,625 −1.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,643 people, 714 households, and 471 families living in the town. The population density was 86.8 inhabitants per square mile (33.5/km2). There were 1,106 housing units at an average density of 58.4 per square mile (22.5/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.4% White, 0.1% African American, 0.5% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 0.1% from other races, and 0.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.2% of the population.

There were 714 households, of which 27.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.9% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.0% were non-families. 25.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.75.

The median age in the town was 46.9 years. 20% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.3% were from 25 to 44; 34.3% were from 45 to 64; and 19.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 49.5% male and 50.5% female.

Transportation

Nobleboro is served by U.S. Route 1 and the Rockland Branch Railroad passes through the town.

Notable people

  • Henry Beston, author and naturalist, and his wife Elizabeth Coatsworth, an award-winning author of 90 books; lived and died in Nobleboro at Chimney Farm
  • Linwood E. Palmer Jr., state legislator from Nobleboro
  • Val Picinich, baseball catcher; died in Nobleboro
  • Shoshana Zuboff, award-winning author and surveillance economics scholar, lives in Nobleboro
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