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Oakfield, Maine
Location of Oakfield, Maine
Location of Oakfield, Maine
Country United States
State Maine
County Aroostook
Area
 • Total 35.91 sq mi (93.01 km2)
 • Land 35.15 sq mi (91.04 km2)
 • Water 0.76 sq mi (1.97 km2)
Elevation
715 ft (218 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 737
 • Estimate 
(2012)
726
 • Density 21.0/sq mi (8.1/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
04763
Area code(s) 207
FIPS code 23-54385
GNIS feature ID 0582644

Oakfield is a town in Aroostook County, Maine, United States. The population was 737 at the 2010 census. The village of Oakfield, listed as a census-designated place, is in the northwest corner of the town.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 35.91 square miles (93.01 km2), of which 35.15 square miles (91.04 km2) is land and 0.76 square miles (1.97 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 559
1880 636 13.8%
1890 720 13.2%
1900 860 19.4%
1910 928 7.9%
1920 1,016 9.5%
1930 982 −3.3%
1940 1,059 7.8%
1950 1,009 −4.7%
1960 848 −16.0%
1970 836 −1.4%
1980 847 1.3%
1990 846 −0.1%
2000 732 −13.5%
2010 737 0.7%
2014 (est.) 710 −3.7%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

At the 2010 census there were 737 people, 323 households, and 215 families living in the town. The population density was 21.0 inhabitants per square mile (8.1/km2). There were 496 housing units at an average density of 14.1 per square mile (5.4/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 96.7% White, 0.3% African American, 2.0% Native American, 0.1% from other races, and 0.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.4%.

Of the 323 households 25.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.7% were married couples living together, 7.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 33.4% were non-families. 30.0% of households were one person and 15.8% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.78.

The median age in the town was 48.7 years. 17.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 18.1% were from 25 to 44; 36.4% were from 45 to 64; and 21.3% were 65 or older. The gender makeup of the town was 49.8% male and 50.2% female.

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