Etna, Maine


Etna, Maine
Etna, Maine
—  Town  —
Etna, Maine is located in Maine
Etna, Maine
Location within the state of Maine
Coordinates: 44°47′14″N 69°7′59″W / 44.78722°N 69.13306°W / 44.78722; -69.13306
Country United States
State Maine
County Penobscot
Area
 – Total 24.6 sq mi (63.8 km2)
 – Land 24.4 sq mi (63.3 km2)
 – Water 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)
Elevation 505 ft (154 m)
Population (2000)
 – Total 1,012
 – Density 41.4/sq mi (16.0/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 – Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 04434
Area code(s) 207
FIPS code 23-23865
GNIS feature ID 0582468

Etna is a town in Penobscot County, Maine, United States. The population was 1,012 at the 2000 census.

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History

Etna is named for the famed Mt. Etna in Italy. It was originally known as "Crosbytown" after its first proprietor, Gen. John Crosby of Hampden, Maine. It was incorporated as a town in 1820. By 1859 it had a population of 802.[citation needed]

Camp Etna is a summer colony where spiritualists have held yearly meetings since 1876, when Daniel Buswell, Jr., held the first meeting in a tent. A temple seating 1100, a club house, and 78 cottages were built in 1880. The grave of Mrs. Mary S. Vanderbilt, a leader and benefactor of the camp, is marked by a monument.[1][verification needed]

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 24.6 square miles (64 km2), of which, 24.4 square miles (63 km2) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2) of it (0.81%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,012 people, 392 households, and 295 families residing in the town. The population density was 41.4 people per square mile (16.0/km²). There were 427 housing units at an average density of 17.5 per square mile (6.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.11% White, 0.20% African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.30% Asian, and 0.20% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.10% of the population.

There were 392 households out of which 32.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.2% were married couples living together, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.7% were non-families. 17.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 2.89.

In the town the population was spread out with 24.3% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 31.6% from 25 to 44, 26.2% from 45 to 64, and 10.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 92.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $33,681, and the median income for a family was $37,750. Males had a median income of $30,057 versus $21,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,633. About 13.5% of families and 18.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.7% of those under age 18 and 14.9% of those age 65 or over.

References

  1. ^ Federal Writer's Project of the WPA for Maine, Maine: A Guide Downeast (Washington:1937), p. 299
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

Coordinates: 44°49′15″N 69°06′40″W / 44.82083°N 69.11111°W / 44.82083; -69.11111


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