Weld, Maine


Weld, Maine

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Weld, Maine
settlement_type = Town
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pushpin_map_caption =Location within the state of Maine
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subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = United States
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_name1 = Maine
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Franklin
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unit_pref = Imperial
area_footnotes = A beautiful place to vacation

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area_total_km2 = 163.2
area_land_km2 = 154.4
area_water_km2 = 8.8
area_total_sq_mi = 63.0
area_land_sq_mi = 59.6
area_water_sq_mi = 3.4

population_as_of = 2000
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population_total = 402
population_density_km2 = 2.6
population_density_sq_mi = 6.7

timezone = Eastern (EST)
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = EDT
utc_offset_DST = -4
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elevation_m = 206
elevation_ft = 676
latd = 44 |latm = 42 |lats = 27 |latNS = N
longd = 70 |longm = 26 |longs = 13 |longEW = W

postal_code_type = ZIP code
postal_code = 04285
area_code = 207
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blank_info = 23-81300
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Weld is a town in Franklin County, Maine, United States. The population was 402 at the 2000 census.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 63.0 square miles (163.2 km²), of which, 59.6 square miles (154.4 km²) of it is land and 3.4 square miles (8.8 km²) of it (5.38%) is water.

Weld is home to mountains such as Hurricane Mountain and Tumbledown Mountain. It is also the location of Mt. Blue State Park.

Demographics

USCensusPop
title= Historical populations
1900= 738
1910= 574
1920= 521
1930= 493
1940= 422
1950= 361
1960= 348
1970= 360
1980= 435
1990= 430
2000= 402
As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 402 people, 176 households, and 132 families residing in the town. The population density was 6.7 people per square mile (2.6/km²). There were 691 housing units at an average density of 11.6/sq mi (4.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.01% White, and 1.99% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.50% of the population.

There were 176 households out of which 29.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.1% were married couples living together, 3.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.0% were non-families. 21.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.60.

In the town the population was spread out with 20.6% under the age of 18, 2.0% from 18 to 24, 29.1% from 25 to 44, 31.1% from 45 to 64, and 17.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 112.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $37,250, and the median income for a family was $41,250. Males had a median income of $27,708 versus $21,875 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,796. About 14.1% of families and 14.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.8% of those under age 18 and 13.0% of those age 65 or over.

A beautiful place to vacation in the summer.

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