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Sorrento, Maine
Sorrento, Maine (8187330732) (cropped).jpg
Country United States
State Maine
County Hancock
Government
 • Type Board of Selectmen
Area
 • Total 14.11 sq mi (36.54 km2)
 • Land 3.99 sq mi (10.33 km2)
 • Water 10.12 sq mi (26.21 km2)
Elevation
39 ft (12 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 274
 • Estimate 
(2012)
273
 • Density 68.7/sq mi (26.5/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
04677
Area code(s) 207
FIPS code 23-69750
GNIS feature ID 0582730

Sorrento is a town in Hancock County, Maine, United States. The population was 274 at the 2010 census.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 14.11 square miles (36.54 km2), of which 3.99 square miles (10.33 km2) is land and 10.12 square miles (26.21 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 117
1910 147 25.6%
1920 140 −4.8%
1930 143 2.1%
1940 188 31.5%
1950 201 6.9%
1960 196 −2.5%
1970 199 1.5%
1980 276 38.7%
1990 295 6.9%
2000 290 −1.7%
2010 274 −5.5%
2014 (est.) 273 −0.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 274 people, 141 households, and 77 families living in the town. The population density was 68.7 inhabitants per square mile (26.5/km2). There were 314 housing units at an average density of 78.7 per square mile (30.4/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 95.6% White, 1.1% Native American, 0.7% Asian, and 2.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.4% of the population.

There were 141 households, of which 14.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.3% were married couples living together, 6.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 45.4% were non-families. 38.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 15.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.94 and the average family size was 2.47.

The median age in the town was 52.5 years. 12% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.1% were from 25 to 44; 38.8% were from 45 to 64; and 22.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 49.3% male and 50.7% female.

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