- Eddington, Maine
official_name = Eddington, Maine
settlement_type = Town
pushpin_map_caption =Location within the state of Maine
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Penobscot
unit_pref = Imperial
area_total_km2 = 68.7
area_land_km2 = 65.0
area_water_km2 = 3.6
area_total_sq_mi = 26.5
area_land_sq_mi = 25.1
area_water_sq_mi = 1.4
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 2052
population_density_km2 = 31.5
population_density_sq_mi = 81.7
timezone = Eastern (EST)
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = EDT
utc_offset_DST = -4
elevation_m = 61
elevation_ft = 200
latd = 44 |latm = 47 |lats = 23 |latNS = N
longd = 68 |longm = 36 |longs = 22 |longEW = W
Eddington is a town located on the eastern side of the
Penobscot Riverin Penobscot County, Maine. It is named after Jonathan Eddy, a captain in the French and Indian Wars, a colonel in American Revolutionary War, and the first magistratein the area.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 = 393 ] Eddy and most of the town's other original settlers were from Nova Scotia, where they had supported George Washingtonand the Rebels against the majority British Loyalistpopulation. Failing in their attempt make Nova Scotiathe 14th Colony to join the Revolution, they emigrated to Maineand were given land grants in present-day Eddington.
As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 2,052.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 26.5 square miles (68.7 km²), of which, 25.1 square miles (65.0 km²) of it is land and 1.4 square miles (3.7 km²) of it is water. The total area is 5.32% water.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 2,052 people, 825 households, and 595 families residing in the town. The population densitywas 81.7 people per square mile (31.6/km²). There were 920 housing units at an average density of 36.6/sq mi (14.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.95% White, 0.15% African American, 0.49% Native American, 0.29% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.29% from other races, and 0.83% from two or more races. 0.39% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 825 households out of which 30.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.5% were married couples living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.8% were non-families. 21.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.84.
In the town the population was spread out with 22.1% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 30.9% from 25 to 44, 27.5% from 45 to 64, and 13.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 98.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.3 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $40,250, and the median income for a family was $45,966. Males had a median income of $31,105 versus $22,445 for females. The
per capita incomefor the town was $19,113. 6.7% of the population and 3.2% of families were below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 5.5% of those under the age of 18 and 4.6% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.
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