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Prentiss is an unorganized territory (township) in Penobscot County, Maine, United States. The township was named for Henry Prentiss, an early landowner. The population was 214 at the 2010 census.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the unorganized territory has a total area of 38.4 square miles (99.4 km²), of which 38.3 square miles (99.3 km²) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²), or 0.10%, is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 226
1870 387 71.2%
1880 416 7.5%
1890 401 −3.6%
1900 502 25.2%
1910 472 −6.0%
1920 373 −21.0%
1930 330 −11.5%
1940 337 2.1%
1950 315 −6.5%
1960 227 −27.9%
1970 159 −30.0%
1980 205 28.9%
1990 245 19.5%
2000 214 −12.7%
2010 214 0.0%
Est. 2014 212 −0.9%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 214 people, 82 households, and 61 families residing in the unorganized territory. The population density was 5.6 people per square mile (2.2/km²). There were 113 housing units at an average density of 2.9/sq mi (1.1/km²). The racial makeup of the unorganized territory was 97.66% White, 0.47% Black or African American, 1.40% Native American, and 0.47% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.40% of the population.

There were 82 households out of which 35.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.2% were married couples living together, 4.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.4% were non-families. 18.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the unorganized territory the population was spread out with 25.7% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 29.0% from 25 to 44, 24.3% from 45 to 64, and 13.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 122.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 112.0 males.

The median income for a household in the unorganized territory was $15,938, and the median income for a family was $21,250. Males had a median income of $28,750 versus $18,750 for females. The per capita income for the unorganized territory was $8,809. About 30.0% of families and 32.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.9% of those under the age of 18 and 46.2% of those 65 or over.

Coordinates: 45°29′30″N 68°04′54″W / 45.49167°N 68.08167°W / 45.49167; -68.08167


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