Alna, Maine

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Alna, Maine
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map_caption = Location in Maine


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subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = United States
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_name1 = Maine
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Lincoln
established_title = Settled
established_date = 1760
established_title2 = Incorporated
established_date2 = 1794
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government_type = Town Meeting
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leader_title1 = Board of
Selectmen
leader_name1 = Billie Willard
Butch Brown
Brian Lawrence
area_magnitude =
area_total_km2 = 55.4
area_total_sq_mi = 21.4
area_land_km2 = 54.2
area_land_sq_mi = 20.9
area_water_km2 = 1.2
area_water_sq_mi = 0.5 |longm = 37 |longs = 31 |longEW = W
population_as_of = 2000
settlement_type = Town
population_total = 675
population_density_km2 = 12.5
population_density_sq_mi = 32.3
elevation_m = 39
timezone = Eastern
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = Eastern
utc_offset_DST = -4
elevation_ft = 128
latd = 44 |latm = 5 |lats = 6 |latNS = N
longd = 69
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postal_code_type = ZIP code
postal_code = 04535
area_code = 207
blank_name = FIPS code
blank_info = 23-01010
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blank1_info = 0582321
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Alna, settled around 1760 and incorporated in 1794 as New Milford, is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. The name of the town was changed to Alna in 1811. The population was 675 at the 2000 census.

History

Alna was the site of the first fish hatchery in Maine, started shortly after the Civil War.fact|date=June 2008

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 21.4 square miles (55.4 km²), of which, 20.9 square miles (54.2 km²) of it is land and 0.5 square miles (1.2 km²) of it (2.20%) is water.

Demographics

As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 675 people, 266 households, and 197 families residing in the town. The population density was 32.3 people per square mile (12.5/km²). There were 315 housing units at an average density of 15.1/sq mi (5.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.56% White, 0.30% Native American and 0.15% Asian. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.15% of the population.

There were 266 households out of which 34.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.3% were married couples living together, 6.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.6% were non-families. 19.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the town the population was spread out with 25.0% under the age of 18, 4.9% from 18 to 24, 27.4% from 25 to 44, 28.6% from 45 to 64, and 14.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 99.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $43,125, and the median income for a family was $48,611. Males had a median income of $34,375 versus $23,977 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,340. About 6.7% of families and 6.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.7% of those under age 18 and 10.1% of those age 65 or over.

Notable residents

*John T. Averill, born in Alna, United States Congressman representing Minnesotacite book | title = Who Was Who in America, Historical Volume, 1607-1896 | publisher = Marquis Who's Who | date = 1967]
*Edwin Arlington Robinson, born in Alna, who was a famous poet.

References

External links

* [http://city.statelawyers.com/City_Detail.cfm/StateID:19/CityID:2183 Contact information for Alna, Maine]
* [http://www.maine.gov/local/lincoln/alna Alna at Maine.gov]
* [http://city-data.com/city/Alna-Maine.html City Data Profile]
* [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/genInfo.php?locIndex=2001 Epodunk Town Profile]
* [http://www.wwfry.org/ Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington Railway Museum]


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