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Waite, Maine
Town
Country United States
State Maine
County Washington
Area
 • Total 44.04 sq mi (114.06 km2)
 • Land 43.98 sq mi (113.91 km2)
 • Water 0.06 sq mi (0.16 km2)
Elevation 262 ft (80 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 101
 • Estimate (2012) 100
 • Density 2.3/sq mi (0.9/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 04492
Area code(s) 207
FIPS code 23-79375
GNIS feature ID 0582784

Waite is a town in Washington County, Maine, United States. The town was named after Benjamin Waite, a lumberman. The population was 101 at the 2010 census.

Waite is a small community served by one combination general store and US Post Office. The town is also home to two logging contractors. Waite shares its zip code, 04492, with the neighboring town of Talmadge.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 44.04 square miles (114.06 km2), of which, 43.98 square miles (113.91 km2) of it is land and 0.06 square miles (0.16 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 95
1870 122 28.4%
1880 204 67.2%
1890 159 −22.1%
1900 135 −15.1%
1910 162 20.0%
1920 186 14.8%
1930 165 −11.3%
1940 152 −7.9%
1950 117 −23.0%
1960 73 −37.6%
1970 70 −4.1%
1980 130 85.7%
1990 119 −8.5%
2000 105 −11.8%
2010 101 −3.8%
Est. 2014 97 −4.0%
U.S. Decennial Census
Waite General Store 1994
Waite General Store (1994)

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 101 people, 43 households, and 31 families residing in the town. The population density was 2.3 inhabitants per square mile (0.9/km2). There were 72 housing units at an average density of 1.6 per square mile (0.6/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 93.1% White and 6.9% Native American. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.0% of the population.

There were 43 households of which 32.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.2% were married couples living together, 14.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 27.9% were non-families. 18.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.55.

The median age in the town was 48.1 years. 19.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 17.9% were from 25 to 44; 44.6% were from 45 to 64; and 13.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 46.5% male and 53.5% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 105 people, 49 households, and 32 families residing in the town. The population density was 2.4 people per square mile (0.9/km²). There were 84 housing units at an average density of 1.9 per square mile (0.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 100.00% White.

There were 49 households out of which 22.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.2% were married couples living together, 4.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.7% were non-families. 28.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.14 and the average family size was 2.61.

In the town, the population was spread out with 20.0% under the age of 18, 3.8% from 18 to 24, 31.4% from 25 to 44, 28.6% from 45 to 64, and 16.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 94.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $35,417, and the median income for a family was $31,667. Males had a median income of $48,438 versus $37,917 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,618. There were 15.8% of families and 11.7% of the population living below the poverty line, including 10.7% of under eighteens and 19.2% of those over 64.

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