Smyrna, Maine facts for kids
|• Total||35.20 sq mi (91.17 km2)|
|• Land||35.11 sq mi (90.93 km2)|
|• Water||0.09 sq mi (0.23 km2)|
|Elevation||968 ft (295 m)|
|• Estimate (2012)||441|
|• Density||12.6/sq mi (4.9/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0582727|
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 35.20 square miles (91.17 km2), of which 35.11 square miles (90.93 km2) is land and 0.09 square miles (0.23 km2) is water.
As of the census of 2010, there were 442 people, 155 households, and 108 families residing in the town. The population density was 12.6 inhabitants per square mile (4.9/km2). There were 188 housing units at an average density of 5.4 per square mile (2.1/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.2% White, 1.1% Native American, 0.2% Asian, and 0.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.2% of the population.
There were 155 households of which 36.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.7% were married couples living together, 5.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 30.3% were non-families. 22.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.85 and the average family size was 3.40.
The median age in the town was 36.8 years. 29.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.8% were from 25 to 44; 30.6% were from 45 to 64; and 10.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 49.3% male and 50.7% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 415 people, 155 households, and 110 families residing in the town. The population density was 11.8 people per square mile (4.6/km²). There were 184 housing units at an average density of 5.2 per square mile (2.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.28% White, 0.24% Native American, 0.24% Asian, and 0.24% from two or more races.
There were 155 households out of which 33.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.6% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.0% were non-families. 25.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.25.
In the town, the population was spread out with 27.0% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 28.7% from 25 to 44, 20.5% from 45 to 64, and 14.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 93.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.4 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $25,625, and the median income for a family was $27,917. Males had a median income of $23,625 versus $20,313 for females. The per capita income for the town was $11,751. About 16.4% of families and 20.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.1% of those under age 18 and 26.7% of those age 65 or over.
There is an Amish community in Smyrna, that began as one of the "Christian Communities" of Elmo Stoll in 1996. From the beginning most members had an Amish background, but some came from other plain communities while others had no plain background. Soon after the early death of Elmo Stoll in 1998, the "Christian Communities" began to disband. The community in Smyrna lost most of his members, who had no plain background and then decided to seek fellowship with an Michigan Churches of the Old Order Amish. The Amish in Smyrna are said to be more open to outsiders than other Amish communities. They hold most of their church services in English. They are in fellowship with the Maine Amish in Unity and Hodgdon. Contrary to most other Amish the Amish men in Smyrna wear moustaches along with long beards, which reflects their "Christian Communities" history. In 2005 the Amish community consisted of around 100 people.
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