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Stow, Maine
The Corner Store
The Corner Store
Country United States
State Maine
County Oxford
Area
 • Total 24.34 sq mi (63.04 km2)
 • Land 24.21 sq mi (62.70 km2)
 • Water 0.13 sq mi (0.34 km2)
Elevation
614 ft (187 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 385
 • Estimate 
(2012)
399
 • Density 15.9/sq mi (6.1/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
04037
Area code(s) 207
FIPS code 23-74685
GNIS feature ID 0582752

Stow is a town in Oxford County, Maine, United States. The population was 385 at the 2010 census.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 24.34 square miles (63.04 km2), of which, 24.21 square miles (62.70 km2) is land and 0.13 square miles (0.34 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1820 129
1830 165 27.9%
1840 376 127.9%
1850 471 25.3%
1860 551 17.0%
1870 427 −22.5%
1880 401 −6.1%
1890 291 −27.4%
1900 270 −7.2%
1910 224 −17.0%
1920 199 −11.2%
1930 161 −19.1%
1940 153 −5.0%
1950 147 −3.9%
1960 108 −26.5%
1970 100 −7.4%
1980 186 86.0%
1990 283 52.2%
2000 288 1.8%
2010 385 33.7%
2014 (est.) 411 6.8%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

At the 2010 census, there were 385 people, 149 households and 109 families living in the town. The population density was 15.9 inhabitants per square mile (6.1/km2). There were 232 housing units at an average density of 9.6 per square mile (3.7/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.7% White, 0.8% African American, 0.3% Native American, and 1.3% from two or more races.

There were 149 households, of which 27.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.1% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 26.8% were non-families. 21.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.82.

The median age was 44 years. 22.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.2% were from 25 to 44; 34.6% were from 45 to 64; and 14.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 52.2% male and 47.8% female.

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