official_name = Andover, Maine
settlement_type = Town
pushpin_map_caption =Location within the state of Maine
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Oxford
unit_pref = Imperial
area_total_km2 = 148.8
area_land_km2 = 148.7
area_water_km2 = 0.1
area_total_sq_mi = 57.4
area_land_sq_mi = 57.4
area_water_sq_mi = 0.0
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 864
population_density_km2 = 5.8
population_density_sq_mi = 15.1
timezone = Eastern (EST)
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = EDT
utc_offset_DST = -4
elevation_m = 204
elevation_ft = 669
latd = 44 |latm = 38 |lats = 3 |latNS = N
longd = 70 |longm = 45 |longs = 9 |longEW = W
Andover is a town in Oxford County,
Maine, United States. The town was incorporated in 1804.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 = 364 ] The population was 864 at the 2000 census. Andover is also home to the Andover Earth Stationthe location of the first live transatlantic television signal broadcast by satellite Telstar1.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 57.5 square miles (148.8 km²), of which, 57.4 square miles (148.7 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.07%) is water.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 864 people, 359 households, and 257 families residing in the town. The population densitywas 15.1 people per square mile (5.8/km²). There were 553 housing units at an average density of 9.6/sq mi (3.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.96% White, 0.46% African American, 0.12% Native American, 0.12% from other races, and 0.35% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.35% of the population.
There were 359 households out of which 27.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.8% were married couples living together, 5.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.4% were non-families. 23.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.81.
In the town the population was spread out with 23.3% under the age of 18, 3.5% from 18 to 24, 28.0% from 25 to 44, 30.7% from 45 to 64, and 14.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 99.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.3 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $36,058, and the median income for a family was $40,855. Males had a median income of $32,031 versus $20,000 for females. The
per capita incomefor the town was $20,253. About 9.0% of families and 12.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.3% of those under age 18 and 13.3% of those age 65 or over.
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