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Pleasant Ridge Plantation, Maine
Plantation
Country United States
State Maine
County Somerset
Area
 • Total 24.1 sq mi (62.4 km2)
 • Land 22.0 sq mi (57.1 km2)
 • Water 2.1 sq mi (5.3 km2)
Elevation 1,201 ft (366 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 83
 • Density 3.8/sq mi (1.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 207
FIPS code 23-59705
GNIS feature ID 0582678

Pleasant Ridge Plantation is a plantation in Somerset County, Maine, United States. The population was 83 at the 2000 census.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the plantation has a total area of 24.1 square miles (62 km2), of which 22.0 square miles (57 km2) is land and 2.0 square miles (5.2 km2) (8.51%) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 143
1860 159 11.2%
1870 135 −15.1%
1880 128 −5.2%
1890 108 −15.6%
1900 114 5.6%
1910 92 −19.3%
1920 90 −2.2%
1930 104 15.6%
1940 92 −11.5%
1950 80 −13.0%
1960 108 35.0%
1970 116 7.4%
1980 99 −14.7%
1990 91 −8.1%
2000 83 −8.8%
2010 93 12.0%
Est. 2014 91 −2.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 83 people, 39 households, and 24 families residing in the plantation. The population density was 3.8 people per square mile (1.5/km²). There were 89 housing units at an average density of 4.0 per square mile (1.6/km²). The racial makeup of the plantation was 97.59% White, and 2.41% from two or more races.

There were 39 households out of which 20.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.5% were married couples living together, 2.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.9% were non-families. 23.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.13 and the average family size was 2.44.

In the plantation the population was spread out with 14.5% under the age of 18, 3.6% from 18 to 24, 25.3% from 25 to 44, 37.3% from 45 to 64, and 19.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 52 years. For every 100 females there were 88.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.2 males.

The median income for a household in the plantation was $19,464, and the median income for a family was $25,625. Males had a median income of $53,750 versus $19,375 for females. The per capita income for the plantation was $13,878. There were 13.0% of families and 18.4% of the population living below the poverty line, including 29.4% of under eighteens and 13.3% of those over 64.


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