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Wayne, Maine
Location in Kennebec County and the state of Maine.
Location in Kennebec County and the state of Maine.
Coordinates: 44°20′58″N 70°3′25″W / 44.34944°N 70.05694°W / 44.34944; -70.05694
Country United States
State Maine
County Kennebec
Villages Wayne
North Wayne
Area
 • Total 25.63 sq mi (66.38 km2)
 • Land 19.26 sq mi (49.88 km2)
 • Water 6.37 sq mi (16.50 km2)
Elevation
299 ft (91 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 1,189
 • Estimate 
(2012)
1,176
 • Density 61.7/sq mi (23.8/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
04284
Area code(s) 207
FIPS code 23-80880
GNIS feature ID 0582796

Wayne is a town in Kennebec County, Maine, United States. The population was 1,189 at the 2010 census. The town was named after Revolutionary War General Anthony Wayne. During the summer, Wayne is home to Camp Androscoggin. A popular recreation spot in central Maine, Wayne is part of the Winthrop Lakes Region. The town is included in the Augusta, Maine micropolitan New England City and Town Area.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 25.63 square miles (66.38 km2), of which, 19.26 square miles (49.88 km2) of it is land and 6.37 square miles (16.50 km2) is water. The Androscoggin Yacht Club is located in Wayne on Androscoggin Lake, at the foot of the road over Morrison Heights.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1800 500
1810 819 63.8%
1820 1,051 28.3%
1830 1,153 9.7%
1840 1,201 4.2%
1850 1,367 13.8%
1860 1,194 −12.7%
1870 938 −21.4%
1880 950 1.3%
1890 775 −18.4%
1900 707 −8.8%
1910 595 −15.8%
1920 458 −23.0%
1930 464 1.3%
1940 463 −0.2%
1950 459 −0.9%
1960 498 8.5%
1970 577 15.9%
1980 680 17.9%
1990 1,029 51.3%
2000 1,112 8.1%
2010 1,189 6.9%
2014 (est.) 1,166 −1.9%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,189 people, 514 households, and 358 families living in the town. The population density was 61.7 inhabitants per square mile (23.8/km2). There were 848 housing units at an average density of 44.0 per square mile (17.0/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.9% White, 0.2% Asian, 0.7% from other races, and 0.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.8% of the population.

There were 514 households, of which 24.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.9% were married couples living together, 6.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 30.4% were non-families. 24.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.68.

The median age in the town was 49.1 years. 19.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 18.1% were from 25 to 44; 40.6% were from 45 to 64; and 16.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 50.5% male and 49.5% female.

Notable people

  • T. Brigham Bishop (1835–1905), American composer of popular music
  • John Emory Bryant, Union Army Civil War veteran, Freedman Bureau official in Georgia, Republican Party organizer, and temperance movement advocate
  • Annie Louise Cary (1842–1921), popular American singer
  • Allen P. Lovejoy, Wisconsin politician
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