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Springfield, Maine
Springfield, Maine is located in Maine
Springfield, Maine
Springfield, Maine
Location in Maine
Country United States
State Maine
County Penobscot
Area
 • Total 38.53 sq mi (99.79 km2)
 • Land 38.48 sq mi (99.66 km2)
 • Water 0.05 sq mi (0.13 km2)
Elevation
417 ft (127 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 293
 • Density 8/sq mi (2.9/km2)
Time zone UTC−5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP Code
04487
Area code(s) 207 Exchange: 738
FIPS code 23-73250
GNIS feature ID 0582741

Springfield is a town in Penobscot County, Maine, United States. The population was 293 at the 2020 census.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 38.53 square miles (99.79 km2), of which, 38.48 square miles (99.66 km2) of it is land and 0.05 square miles (0.13 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, Springfield has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfb" on climate maps.

Historic building

The Gothic Revival-style Springfield Congregational Church (1852) is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1840 546
1850 583 6.8%
1860 854 46.5%
1870 879 2.9%
1880 878 −0.1%
1890 677 −22.9%
1900 532 −21.4%
1910 459 −13.7%
1920 497 8.3%
1930 451 −9.3%
1940 442 −2.0%
1950 414 −6.3%
1960 426 2.9%
1970 336 −21.1%
1980 443 31.8%
1990 406 −8.4%
2000 379 −6.7%
2010 409 7.9%
2020 293 −28.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 409 people, 171 households, and 109 families living in the town. The population density was 10.6 inhabitants per square mile (4.1/km2). There were 281 housing units at an average density of 7.3 per square mile (2.8/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 96.6% White, 0.7% Native American, and 2.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.0% of the population.

There were 171 households, of which 24.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.2% were married couples living together, 6.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.3% were non-families. 29.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.91.

The median age in the town was 47.7 years. 20.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 18.3% were from 25 to 44; 32.5% were from 45 to 64; and 22% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 53.1% male and 46.9% female.

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