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Somerville, Maine
Location in Lincoln County and the state of Maine.
Location in Lincoln County and the state of Maine.
Coordinates: 44°17′19″N 69°29′7″W / 44.28861°N 69.48528°W / 44.28861; -69.48528
Country United States
State Maine
County Lincoln
Incorporation March 25, 1858
Area
 • Total 22.81 sq mi (59.08 km2)
 • Land 21.93 sq mi (56.80 km2)
 • Water 0.88 sq mi (2.28 km2)
Elevation
299 ft (91 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 548
 • Estimate 
(2012)
553
 • Density 25.0/sq mi (9.7/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
04348
Area code(s) 207
FIPS code 23-69645
GNIS feature ID 0582729

Somerville is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. The population was 548 at the 2010 census. Somerville is located 15 miles east of the state capital, Augusta.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 22.81 square miles (59.08 km2), of which, 21.93 square miles (56.80 km2) of it is land and 0.88 square miles (2.28 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1800 98
1810 138 40.8%
1820 292 111.6%
1830 384 31.5%
1840 506 31.8%
1850 552 9.1%
1860 606 9.8%
1870 505 −16.7%
1880 539 6.7%
1890 453 −16.0%
1900 374 −17.4%
1910 291 −22.2%
1920 256 −12.0%
1930 229 −10.5%
1940 266 16.2%
1950 227 −14.7%
1960 254 11.9%
1970 215 −15.4%
1980 377 75.3%
1990 458 21.5%
2000 509 11.1%
2010 548 7.7%
2014 (est.) 557 1.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 548 people, 225 households, and 153 families residing in the town. The population density was 25.0 inhabitants per square mile (9.7/km2). There were 309 housing units at an average density of 14.1 per square mile (5.4/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 94.7% White, 0.4% African American, 0.2% Native American, 1.8% Asian, 0.4% from other races, and 2.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.7% of the population.

There were 225 households, of which 26.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.7% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 8.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 32.0% were non-families. 26.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.84.

The median age in the town was 44 years. 23.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.3% were from 25 to 44; 35.6% were from 45 to 64; and 13.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 52.0% male and 48.0% female.

Notable residents

  • Chris Johnson, former state legislator
  • Mary Winchenbach, star of TruTV original show ‘Tirdy Works’.
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