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Stacyville, Maine
Stacyville, Maine is located in Maine
Stacyville, Maine
Stacyville, Maine
Location in Maine
Country United States
State Maine
County Penobscot
Area
 • Total 39.54 sq mi (102.41 km2)
 • Land 39.53 sq mi (102.38 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation
528 ft (161 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 380
 • Density 10/sq mi (3.7/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
04782
Area code(s) 207
FIPS code 23-73600
GNIS feature ID 0582743

Stacyville is a town in Penobscot County, Maine, United States, in the foothills of Mount Katahdin. The population was 380 at the 2020 census.

It achieved national prominence in 1939 when 12-year-old Donn Fendler was lost on Katahdin for nine days, before being found in Stacyville on July 25, 1939. He was found by a searcher by the name of Nelson McMoran.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 39.54 square miles (102.41 km2), of which, 39.53 square miles (102.38 km2) of it is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 138
1880 184 33.3%
1890 250 35.9%
1900 347 38.8%
1910 577 66.3%
1920 583 1.0%
1930 600 2.9%
1940 717 19.5%
1950 679 −5.3%
1960 673 −0.9%
1970 547 −18.7%
1980 554 1.3%
1990 480 −13.4%
2000 405 −15.6%
2010 396 −2.2%
2020 380 −4.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 396 people, 162 households, and 107 families living in the town. The population density was 10.0 inhabitants per square mile (3.9/km2). There were 224 housing units at an average density of 5.7 per square mile (2.2/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 96.5% White, 0.3% African American, 0.8% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.3% from other races, and 2.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.8% of the population.

There were 162 households, of which 31.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.1% were married couples living together, 11.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.0% were non-families. 27.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.2% 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 2.96.

The median age in the town was 42 years. 24.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.2% were from 25 to 44; 30.8% were from 45 to 64; and 15.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 54.8% male and 45.2% female.

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