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Winthrop, Maine
Location in Kennebec County and the state of Maine.
Location in Kennebec County and the state of Maine.
Country United States
State Maine
County Kennebec
 • Total 7.2 sq mi (18.6 km2)
 • Land 5.6 sq mi (14.4 km2)
 • Water 1.6 sq mi (4.3 km2)
Elevation 230 ft (70 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 2,893
 • Density 520.7/sq mi (201.0/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 04364
Area code(s) 207
FIPS code 23-86935
GNIS feature ID 0578610

Winthrop is a census-designated place (CDP) in the town of Winthrop in Kennebec County, Maine, United States. The population was 2,650 at the 2010 census.


Winthrop is located at 44°18′42″N 69°58′7″W / 44.31167°N 69.96861°W / 44.31167; -69.96861 (44.311812, −69.968699).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 7.2 square miles (18.6 km²), of which, 5.6 square miles (14.4 km²) of it is land and 1.6 square miles (4.2 km²) of it (22.78%) is water.


As of the census of 2000, there were 2,893 people, 1,188 households, and 780 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 520.7 people per square mile (200.9/km²). There were 1,344 housing units at an average density of 241.9/sq mi (93.3/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 98.00% White, 0.52% Black or African American, 0.35% Native American, 0.38% Asian, 0.07% from other races, and 0.69% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.41% of the population.

There were 1,188 households out of which 29.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.2% were married couples living together, 11.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.3% were non-families. 28.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.81.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 21.7% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 25.5% from 25 to 44, 25.3% from 45 to 64, and 21.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 95.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.5 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $38,403, and the median income for a family was $47,875. Males had a median income of $33,826 versus $26,732 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $19,075. About 7.2% of families and 9.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.4% of those under age 18 and 10.8% of those age 65 or over.

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