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Wade, Maine
Location of Wade, Maine
Location of Wade, Maine
Country United States
State Maine
County Aroostook
Village North Wade
Area
 • Total 36.37 sq mi (94.20 km2)
 • Land 36.11 sq mi (93.52 km2)
 • Water 0.26 sq mi (0.67 km2)
Elevation
840 ft (256 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 229
 • Density 6/sq mi (2.4/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s) 207
FIPS code 23-79270
GNIS feature ID 0582783

Wade is a town in Aroostook County, Maine, United States. The population was 229 at the 2020 census. Wade is a part of Maine School Administrative District 45, which includes Washburn, Wade, and Perham. At present the origin of the name is an enigma, but has formerly been known as "Dunntown".

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 36.37 square miles (94.20 km2), of which 36.11 square miles (93.52 km2) is land and 0.26 square miles (0.67 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 76
1880 131 72.4%
1890 158 20.6%
1900 271 71.5%
1910 318 17.3%
1920 385 21.1%
1930 384 −0.3%
1940 335 −12.8%
1950 343 2.4%
1960 220 −35.9%
1970 255 15.9%
1980 285 11.8%
1990 243 −14.7%
2000 250 2.9%
2010 283 13.2%
2020 229 −19.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 283 people, 112 households, and 76 families living in the town. The population density was 7.8 inhabitants per square mile (3.0/km2). There were 129 housing units at an average density of 3.6 per square mile (1.4/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.9% White, 1.4% Asian, 0.4% from other races, and 0.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.4% of the population.

There were 112 households, of which 25.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.7% were married couples living together, 4.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 32.1% were non-families. 25.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 2.97.

The median age in the town was 47.4 years. 17.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.1% were from 25 to 44; 37.2% were from 45 to 64; and 16.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 53.4% male and 46.6% female.

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