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Starks, Maine
Town
Country United States
State Maine
County Somerset
Area
 • Total 32.13 sq mi (83.22 km2)
 • Land 31.59 sq mi (81.82 km2)
 • Water 0.54 sq mi (1.40 km2)
Elevation 348 ft (106 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 640
 • Estimate (2012) 635
 • Density 20.3/sq mi (7.8/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 04911
Area code(s) 207
FIPS code 23-73845
GNIS feature ID 0582745
Website www.StarksME.com

Starks is a town in Somerset County, Maine, United States. The town was named after General John Stark of the Revolutionary War. The population was 640 at the 2010 census.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 32.13 square miles (83.22 km2), of which, 31.59 square miles (81.82 km2) of it is land and 0.54 square miles (1.40 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1800 502
1810 828 64.9%
1820 1,053 27.2%
1830 1,471 39.7%
1840 1,559 6.0%
1850 1,446 −7.2%
1860 1,340 −7.3%
1870 1,083 −19.2%
1880 929 −14.2%
1890 766 −17.5%
1900 636 −17.0%
1910 549 −13.7%
1920 528 −3.8%
1930 474 −10.2%
1940 426 −10.1%
1950 421 −1.2%
1960 306 −27.3%
1970 323 5.6%
1980 440 36.2%
1990 508 15.5%
2000 578 13.8%
2010 640 10.7%
Est. 2014 628 −1.9%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 640 people, 273 households, and 167 families residing in the town. The population density was 20.3 inhabitants per square mile (7.8/km2). There were 395 housing units at an average density of 12.5 per square mile (4.8/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.6% White, 0.3% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 0.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.6% of the population.

There were 273 households of which 28.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.9% were married couples living together, 5.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 38.8% were non-families. 29.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.92.

The median age in the town was 42.1 years. 21.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.5% were from 25 to 44; 30.7% were from 45 to 64; and 14.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 51.7% male and 48.3% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 578 people, 224 households, and 159 families residing in the town. The population density was 18.4 people per square mile (7.1/km²). There were 321 housing units at an average density of 10.2 per square mile (4.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.27% White, 0.17% African American, 0.35% Native American, 0.17% Asian, and 1.04% from two or more races.

There were 224 households out of which 33.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.8% were married couples living together, 6.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.6% were non-families. 22.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the town, the population was spread out with 27.3% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 26.1% from 25 to 44, 31.7% from 45 to 64, and 8.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 104.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 110.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $30,313, and the median income for a family was $33,462. Males had a median income of $30,208 versus $20,357 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,764. About 12.1% of families and 16.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.1% of those under age 18 and 17.4% of those age 65 or over.


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