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Northfield, Maine
Northfield, Maine is located in Maine
Northfield, Maine
Northfield, Maine
Location in Maine
Country United States
State Maine
County Washington
Area
 • Total 45.84 sq mi (118.73 km2)
 • Land 43.58 sq mi (112.87 km2)
 • Water 2.26 sq mi (5.85 km2)
Elevation
210 ft (64 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 178
 • Density 4/sq mi (1.6/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s) 207
FIPS code 23-51375
GNIS feature ID 0582631

Northfield is a town in Washington County, Maine, United States. The population was 178 at the 2020 census.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 45.84 square miles (118.73 km2), of which, 43.58 square miles (112.87 km2) of it is land and 2.26 square miles (5.85 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1840 232
1850 246 6.0%
1860 262 6.5%
1870 190 −27.5%
1880 193 1.6%
1890 143 −25.9%
1900 126 −11.9%
1910 81 −35.7%
1920 83 2.5%
1930 73 −12.0%
1940 57 −21.9%
1950 75 31.6%
1960 79 5.3%
1970 57 −27.8%
1980 88 54.4%
1990 99 12.5%
2000 131 32.3%
2010 148 13.0%
2020 178 20.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 148 people, 74 households, and 47 families living in the town. The population density was 3.4 inhabitants per square mile (1.3/km2). There were 258 housing units at an average density of 5.9 per square mile (2.3/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.6% White and 1.4% African American.

There were 74 households, of which 24.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.6% were married couples living together, 6.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 8.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.5% were non-families. 32.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.00 and the average family size was 2.34.

The median age in the town was 55.2 years. 16.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 1.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21% were from 25 to 44; 41.8% were from 45 to 64; and 19.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 50.7% male and 49.3% female.

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