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Sangerville, Maine
Location in Piscataquis County and the state of Maine.
Location in Piscataquis County and the state of Maine.
Country United States
State Maine
County Piscataquis
Area
 • Total 39.72 sq mi (102.87 km2)
 • Land 38.42 sq mi (99.51 km2)
 • Water 1.30 sq mi (3.37 km2)
Elevation
505 ft (154 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 1,343
 • Estimate 
(2012)
1,316
 • Density 35.0/sq mi (13.5/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
04479
Area code(s) 207
FIPS code 23-65865
GNIS feature ID 0582713

Sangerville is a town in Piscataquis County, Maine, United States. The population was 1,343 at the 2010 census. The town was named after Colonel Calvin Sanger, a landowner.

On June 14, 2014 Sangerville celebrated its bicentennial.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 39.72 square miles (102.87 km2), of which, 38.42 square miles (99.51 km2) of it is land and 1.30 square miles (3.37 km2) is water.

Climate

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, Sangerville has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfb" on climate maps.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1820 310
1830 776 150.3%
1840 1,197 54.3%
1850 1,267 5.8%
1860 1,314 3.7%
1870 1,140 −13.2%
1880 1,047 −8.2%
1890 1,236 18.1%
1900 1,294 4.7%
1910 1,319 1.9%
1920 1,246 −5.5%
1930 1,225 −1.7%
1940 1,194 −2.5%
1950 1,161 −2.8%
1960 1,157 −0.3%
1970 1,107 −4.3%
1980 1,219 10.1%
1990 1,398 14.7%
2000 1,270 −9.2%
2010 1,343 5.7%
2014 (est.) 1,289 −4.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,343 people, 612 households, and 402 families living in the town. The population density was 35.0 inhabitants per square mile (13.5/km2). There were 886 housing units at an average density of 23.1 per square mile (8.9/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 96.8% White, 0.4% African American, 1.1% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.1% from other races, and 1.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.4% of the population.

There were 613 households, of which 23.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.4% were married couples living together, 7.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.4% were non-families. 28.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 14.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.19 and the average family size was 2.61.

The median age in the town was 48.6 years. 18.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 19.8% were from 25 to 44; 35.7% were from 45 to 64; and 20.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 48.3% male and 51.7% female.

Notable people

  • Hiram Maxim, inventor of the first self-powered machine gun
  • Sir Harry Oakes, 1st Baronet
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