Enfield, Maine

Enfield, Maine

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Enfield, Maine
settlement_type = Town
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subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = United States
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_name1 = Maine
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Penobscot
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area_total_km2 = 85.9
area_land_km2 = 72.2
area_water_km2 = 13.7
area_total_sq_mi = 33.2
area_land_sq_mi = 27.9
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population_as_of = 2000
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population_total = 1616
population_density_km2 = 22.4
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timezone = Eastern (EST)
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postal_code_type = ZIP code
postal_code = 04493
area_code = 207
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Enfield is a town in Penobscot County, Maine, United States. The population was 1,616 at the 2000 census. However, there is a large seasonal population with many cottages located on Cold Stream Pond, a lake within the town.

Enfield is about 20-25 minutes away from Bangor, Maine the largest city in the area. There are several small stores scattered throughout town such as: The Nutters Market, Thompson's Hardware, Enfield General Store, King Bros., and several others. Enfield also houses the only medical clinic within an approximately 12 miles radius (Cold Stream Clinic), which is a part of the Health Access Network.


Enfield was first settled about 1820, and was originally called "Cold Stream." It was incorporated on January 31, 1835.

In 1891, four armed men boarded and attempted to rob a train as it passed through Enfield, shooting at the engineer, fireman, and conductors. They also shot up the train station. They failed in their attempt to break into the mail-car, but it was a dark night and they escaped capture. [http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=9C06E1DF173AE533A25754C2A9639C94609ED7CF Train Robbers Down-East]

Notable People

Enfield was the birthplace of Merle Fogg (1898-1928), one of Maine's first aviators, who became a stunt-pilot in Florida. In 1929, the airfield in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida was named the Merle Fogg Airport in his honor. This is now the Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. Fogg died in an air crash and is buried in Mount Hope Cemetery in nearby Bangor.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 33.2 square miles (85.9 km²), of which, 27.9 square miles (72.2 km²) of it is land and 5.3 square miles (13.7 km²) of it (15.92%) is water.


As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 1,616 people, 612 households, and 463 families residing in the town. The population density was 58.0 people per square mile (22.4/km²). There were 888 housing units at an average density of 31.8/sq mi (12.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.76% White, 0.06% African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.06% Asian, and 0.93% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.37% of the population.

There were 612 households out of which 34.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.2% were married couples living together, 5.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.2% were non-families. 18.6% 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 2.64 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the town the population was spread out with 26.4% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 29.5% from 25 to 44, 25.2% from 45 to 64, and 12.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 101.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $36,458, and the median income for a family was $42,788. Males had a median income of $32,500 versus $22,614 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,799. About 10.1% of families and 13.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.7% of those under age 18 and 18.7% of those age 65 or over.

Local Schools

See MSAD 31


ee also

* MSAD 31

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