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North Penobscot is an unorganized territory in Penobscot County, Maine, United States. The population was 463 at the 2010 census.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the unorganized territory has a total area of 1,118.7 square miles (2,897.5 km²), of which 1,051.6 square miles (2,723.6 km²) is land and 67.2 square miles (173.9 km²), or 6.00%, is water. The territory consists of 29 townships, including Mattamiscontis, Herseytown, Lower Shin Pond, Grindstone, Soldiertown, Upper Shin Pond, Hopkins Academy Grant, Long A Township, T3 Indian Purchase, T4 Indian Purchase (two separate townships), and Veazie Gore.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1970 175
1980 246 40.6%
1990 403 63.8%
2000 443 9.9%
2010 463 4.5%
Est. 2014 457 −1.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 443 people, 207 households, and 145 families residing in the unorganized territory. The population density was 0.4 people per square mile (0.2/km²). There were 1,037 housing units at an average density of 1.0/sq mi (0.4/km²). The racial makeup of the unorganized territory was 97.97% White, 1.35% Native American, 0.23% Asian, and 0.45% from two or more races.

There were 207 households out of which 18.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.3% were married couples living together, 2.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.5% were non-families. 24.2% 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 2.14 and the average family size was 2.52.

In the unorganized territory the population was spread out with 15.3% under the age of 18, 3.4% from 18 to 24, 28.0% from 25 to 44, 37.7% from 45 to 64, and 15.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 104.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 113.1 males.

The median income for a household in the unorganized territory was $37,917, and the median income for a family was $45,000. Males had a median income of $48,438 versus $21,563 for females. The per capita income for the unorganized territory was $20,657. About 2.0% of families and 5.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.3% of those under age 18 and 3.4% of those age 65 or over.

Coordinates: 45°52′50″N 68°40′50″W / 45.88056°N 68.68056°W / 45.88056; -68.68056

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