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Whiting, Maine
The Union Meeting Hall
The Union Meeting Hall
Country United States
State Maine
County Washington
Area
 • Total 52.07 sq mi (134.86 km2)
 • Land 46.74 sq mi (121.06 km2)
 • Water 5.33 sq mi (13.80 km2)
Elevation
95 ft (29 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 487
 • Estimate 
(2012)
487
 • Density 10.4/sq mi (4.0/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
04691
Area code(s) 207
FIPS code 23-85185
GNIS feature ID 0582812

Whiting is a town in Washington County, Maine, United States. The town was named after Tate Whiting, an early settler. The population was 487 at the 2010 census. The town was originally known as Orangetown.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 52.07 square miles (134.86 km2), of which, 46.74 square miles (121.06 km2) of it is land and 5.33 square miles (13.80 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1830 309
1840 462 49.5%
1850 470 1.7%
1860 479 1.9%
1870 414 −13.6%
1880 425 2.7%
1890 393 −7.5%
1900 399 1.5%
1910 368 −7.8%
1920 374 1.6%
1930 327 −12.6%
1940 358 9.5%
1950 354 −1.1%
1960 339 −4.2%
1970 269 −20.6%
1980 335 24.5%
1990 407 21.5%
2000 430 5.7%
2010 487 13.3%
2014 (est.) 481 −1.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 487 people, 206 households, and 145 families living in the town. The population density was 10.4 inhabitants per square mile (4.0/km2). There were 378 housing units at an average density of 8.1 per square mile (3.1/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 93.6% White, 0.2% African American, 1.2% Native American, 2.3% Asian, 0.8% from other races, and 1.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.2% of the population.

There were 206 households, of which 27.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.2% were married couples living together, 6.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 29.6% were non-families. 24.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.78.

The median age in the town was 48 years. 21.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 17.1% were from 25 to 44; 40.8% were from 45 to 64; and 15% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 49.5% male and 50.5% female.

Economy

There is one active refueling area and rest stop in the town. There is also a small gift shop. Near the water is a bed and breakfast.

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