official_name = Blaine, Maine
settlement_type = Town
map_caption = Location of Blaine, Maine
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Aroostook
unit_pref = Imperial
area_total_km2 = 48.0
area_land_km2 = 47.9
area_water_km2 = 0.1
area_total_sq_mi = 18.5
area_land_sq_mi = 18.5
area_water_sq_mi = 0.1
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 806
population_density_km2 = 16.8
population_density_sq_mi = 43.6
timezone = Eastern (EST)
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = EDT
utc_offset_DST = -4
elevation_m = 146
elevation_ft = 479
latd = 46 |latm = 29 |lats = 19 |latNS = N
longd = 67 |longm = 50 |longs = 46 |longEW = W
Blaine is a town in Aroostook County,
Maine, United States. The population was 806 at the 2000 census. It was known as Alva prior to incorporation in 1874, when it was renamed in honor of James G. Blaine, then Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives.cite book |last= Maine League of Historical Societies and Museums |editor=Doris A. Isaacson |title=Maine: A Guide 'Down East' |year=1970 |publisher=Courier-Gazette, Inc. |location=Rockland, Me | pages = 291 ]
According to the
United States Census Bureau,the town has a total area of 18.5 square miles (48.0 km²), of which, 18.5 square miles (47.9 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.27%) is water.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 806 people, 313 households, and 234 families residing in the town. The population densitywas 43.6 people per square mile (16.8/km²). There were 340 housing units at an average density of 18.4/sq mi (7.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.27% White, 0.37% African American, 0.99% Native American, 0.12% from other races, and 1.24% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.25% of the population.
There were 313 households out of which 34.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.2% were married couples living together, 7.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.2% were non-families. 20.4% 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 2.58 and the average family size was 3.00.
In the town the population was spread out with 27.5% under the age of 18, 4.5% from 18 to 24, 29.4% from 25 to 44, 24.3% from 45 to 64, and 14.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 95.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.0 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $28,693, and the median income for a family was $33,056. Males had a median income of $25,333 versus $20,078 for females. The
per capita incomefor the town was $12,980. About 7.5% of families and 10.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.9% of those under age 18 and 16.8% of those age 65 or over.
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