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Location of Sabattus (in yellow) in Androscoggin County and the state of Maine
Location of Sabattus (in yellow) in Androscoggin County and the state of Maine
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Coordinates: 44°6′9″N 70°5′4″W / 44.10250°N 70.08444°W / 44.10250; -70.08444
Country United States
State Maine
County Androscoggin
Villages Sabattus
Robinson Corner
Webster Corner
Area
 • Total 26.91 sq mi (69.70 km2)
 • Land 25.71 sq mi (66.59 km2)
 • Water 1.20 sq mi (3.11 km2)
Elevation
325 ft (99 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 4,876
 • Estimate 
(2012)
5,014
 • Density 189.7/sq mi (73.2/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
04280
Area code(s) 207
FIPS code 23-64570
GNIS feature ID 0582704
Website http://sabattus.org/

Sabattus is a town in Androscoggin County, Maine, United States. The population was 4,876 at the 2010 census. It is included in both the Lewiston-Auburn, Maine Metropolitan Statistical Area and the Lewiston-Auburn, Maine Metropolitan New England City and Town Area. The town was formerly known as "Webster", and changed its name to "Sabattus" in 1971, in honor of a former Anasagunticook Indian chief. The village of Sabattus is in the northwest corner of the town, at the outlet of Sabattus Pond.

History

The town was set off from Lisbon,and incorporated as Webster on March 7, 1840. The name Sabattus comes from one of the chiefs of the Native American tribe that lived in the area. The tribe had moved on when the settlers came. The only parts of the town to bear the name Sabattus were the lake, river, and mountain. The spelling changed from Sabattis to the current spelling.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 26.91 square miles (69.70 km2), of which 25.71 square miles (66.59 km2) is land and 1.20 square miles (3.11 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1990 3,696
2000 4,486 21.4%
2010 4,876 8.7%
2014 (est.) 5,022 3.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 4,876 people, 1,979 households, and 1,407 families living in the town. The population density was 189.7 inhabitants per square mile (73.2/km2). There were 2,121 housing units at an average density of 82.5 per square mile (31.9/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.4% White, 0.2% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.1% from other races, and 1.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.0% of the population.

There were 1,979 households, of which 30.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.7% were married couples living together, 10.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 28.9% were non-families. 20.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.5% 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 2.80.

The median age in the town was 42 years. 21.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27.1% were from 25 to 44; 30.7% were from 45 to 64; and 14.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 49.7% male and 50.3% female.

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