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South Franklin is an unorganized territory in Franklin County, Maine, United States. The population was 70 at the 2000 census.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the unorganized territory has a total area of 12.4 square miles (32.2 km²), of which, 12.4 square miles (32.1 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.24%) is water.

The territory consists of two townships, Perkins and Washington. Both were former plantations that surrendered their organizations in 1901 and the late 1890s, respectively.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1970 33
1980 48 45.5%
1990 56 16.7%
2000 70 25.0%
2010 69 −1.4%
Est. 2014 67 −2.9%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 70 people, 26 households, and 19 families residing in the unorganized territory. The population density was 5.6 people per square mile (2.2/km²). There were 41 housing units at an average density of 3.3/sq mi (1.3/km²). The racial makeup of the unorganized territory was 100.00% White.

There were 26 households out of which 38.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.5% were married couples living together, 11.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.9% were non-families. 15.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.69 and the average family size was 3.11.

In the unorganized territory the population was spread out with 31.4% under the age of 18, 4.3% from 18 to 24, 25.7% from 25 to 44, 32.9% from 45 to 64, and 5.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 133.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 118.2 males.

The median income for a household in the unorganized territory was $24,167, and the median income for a family was $30,625. Males had a median income of $52,917 versus $21,250 for females. The per capita income for the unorganized territory was $16,453. There were 26.3% of families and 33.8% of the population living below the poverty line, including 52.2% of under eighteens and none of those over 64.

Coordinates: 44°40′05″N 70°21′05″W / 44.66806°N 70.35139°W / 44.66806; -70.35139

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