official_name = Litchfield, Maine
settlement_type = Town
pushpin_map_caption =Location within the state of Maine
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Kennebec
unit_pref = Imperial
area_total_km2 = 102.8
area_land_km2 = 97.0
area_water_km2 = 5.8
area_total_sq_mi = 39.7
area_land_sq_mi = 37.4
area_water_sq_mi = 2.3
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 3110
population_density_km2 = 32.1
population_density_sq_mi = 83.1
timezone = Eastern (EST)
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = EDT
utc_offset_DST = -4
elevation_m = 85
elevation_ft = 279
latd = 44 |latm = 10 |lats = 27 |latNS = N
longd = 69 |longm = 56 |longs = 1 |longEW = W
Litchfield is a town in Kennebec County,
Maine, United States. The population was 3,110 at the 2000 census.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 39.7 square miles (102.8 km²), of which, 37.4 square miles (96.9 km²) of it is land and 2.3 square miles (5.9 km²) of it (5.69%) is water.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 3,110 people, 1,190 households, and 897 families residing in the town. The population densitywas 83.1 people per square mile (32.1/km²). There were 1,595 housing units at an average density of 42.6/sq mi (16.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.36% White, 0.06% African American, 0.26% Native American, 0.42% Asian, 0.16% from other races, and 0.74% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.80% of the population.
There were 1,190 households out of which 35.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.5% were married couples living together, 8.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.6% were non-families. 18.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 2.93.
In the town the population was spread out with 26.3% under the age of 18, 5.6% from 18 to 24, 31.6% from 25 to 44, 26.4% from 45 to 64, and 10.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 99.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.3 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $41,096, and the median income for a family was $42,220. Males had a median income of $33,000 versus $25,225 for females. The
per capita incomefor the town was $17,835. About 5.7% of families and 8.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.2% of those under age 18 and 5.5% of those age 65 or over.
Litchfield has two schools. The Libby-Tozier School serves K-3. The Carrie Ricker Middle School serves grades 4-8. Oak Hill High School serves students from the towns of Litchfield, Wales, and Sabattus and is located in Wales.
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