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Pittston, Maine
Location in Kennebec County and the state of Maine.
Location in Kennebec County and the state of Maine.
Country United States
State Maine
County Kennebec
Villages Pittston
Bailey Corner
East Pittston
North Pittston
Area
 • Total 33.44 sq mi (86.61 km2)
 • Land 32.17 sq mi (83.32 km2)
 • Water 1.27 sq mi (3.29 km2)
Elevation
184 ft (56 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 2,875
 • Density 89/sq mi (34.5/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s) 207
FIPS code 23-59110
GNIS feature ID 0582677

Pittston is a town in Kennebec County, Maine, United States. The population was 2,875 at the 2020 census. The town was named for the family of John Pitt, who were early settlers. Pittston is included in the Augusta, Maine micropolitan New England City and Town Area.

The historic Major Reuben Colburn House and Pittston Congregational Church are located in Pittston.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 33.44 square miles (86.61 km2), of which, 32.17 square miles (83.32 km2) of it is land and 1.27 square miles (3.29 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1790 704
1800 1,408 100.0%
1810 1,018 −27.7%
1820 1,337 31.3%
1830 1,799 34.6%
1840 2,460 36.7%
1850 2,823 14.8%
1860 2,619 −7.2%
1870 2,353 −10.2%
1880 2,458 4.5%
1890 1,281 −47.9%
1900 1,177 −8.1%
1910 954 −18.9%
1920 816 −14.5%
1930 893 9.4%
1940 1,114 24.7%
1950 1,258 12.9%
1960 1,311 4.2%
1970 1,617 23.3%
1980 2,267 40.2%
1990 2,444 7.8%
2000 2,548 4.3%
2010 2,666 4.6%
2020 2,875 7.8%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 2,666 people, 1,103 households, and 758 families living in the town. The population density was 82.9 inhabitants per square mile (32.0/km2). There were 1,202 housing units at an average density of 37.4 per square mile (14.4/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 96.4% White, 0.3% African American, 0.9% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 1.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.7% of the population.

There were 1,103 households, of which 27.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.4% were married couples living together, 8.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.3% were non-families. 23.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.82.

The median age in the town was 44.8 years. 20.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.6% were from 25 to 44; 35.1% were from 45 to 64; and 14.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 50.5% male and 49.5% female.

Notable people

  • David Agry, jurist
  • Albert G. Jewett, US Chargé d'Affaires (ambassador) to Peru (1845–1847)
  • Charles Melville Scammon, 19th-century whaleman, naturalist, and author (1825–1911)
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