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"Halfway Between the Equator and the North Pole"
|• Total||42.06 sq mi (108.93 km2)|
|• Land||29.27 sq mi (75.81 km2)|
|• Water||12.79 sq mi (33.13 km2)|
|Elevation||0 ft (0 m)|
|• Density||27/sq mi (10.6/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0582672|
|Website||Town of Perry, Maine|
Once part of Plantation T1 TS, the area was settled in 1758 by John Frost, who built a trading post beside the St. Croix River. Situated on Passamaquoddy Bay, the town was incorporated on February 12, 1818, even as the British held Eastport 6 miles (10 km) away. It was named after Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry, hero of the War of 1812. Part of the community lies within the Pleasant Point Passamaquoddy Indian Reservation.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 42.06 square miles (108.93 km2), of which, 29.27 square miles (75.81 km2) of it is land and 12.79 square miles (33.13 km2) is water. Located beside Passamaquoddy Bay, Perry is drained by the St. Croix River.
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, Perry has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfb" on climate maps.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2010, there were 889 people, 362 households, and 253 families living in the town. The population density was 30.4 inhabitants per square mile (11.7/km2). There were 551 housing units at an average density of 18.8 per square mile (7.3/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 85.5% White, 10.5% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.3% Pacific Islander, 0.3% from other races, and 3.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.0% of the population.
There were 362 households, of which 30.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.2% were married couples living together, 6.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 30.1% were non-families. 22.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.89.
The median age in the town was 44 years. 23.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 3.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.5% were from 25 to 44; 34.2% were from 45 to 64; and 13.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 48.0% male and 52.0% female.
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