- Lowell, Maine
official_name = Lowell, 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 = 103.9
area_land_km2 = 98.9
area_water_km2 = 4.9
area_total_sq_mi = 40.1
area_land_sq_mi = 38.2
area_water_sq_mi = 1.9
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 291
population_density_km2 = 2.9
population_density_sq_mi = 7.6
timezone = Eastern (EST)
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = EDT
utc_offset_DST = -4
elevation_m = 158
elevation_ft = 518
latd = 45 |latm = 12 |lats = 45 |latNS = N
longd = 68 |longm = 28 |longs = 19 |longEW = W
Lowell is a town in Penobscot County,
Maine, United States. The population was 291 at the 2000 census.
Lowell was the home of Jonathan "Jock" Darling, a famous
Maine guidein the late 19th century. In an obituary of 1898, the "New York Times" called him "the pioneer and king of all Maine guides". Darling was originally a notorious poacher, who later became one of the most effective game wardens. He owned a hunting camp on Lake Nicatousthat attracted many well-heeled New Yorkers. [http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=9802E3DD143CE433A25754C0A9679C94699ED7CF New York Times Obituary]
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 40.1 square miles (103.9 km²), of which, 38.2 square miles (98.9 km²) of it is land and 1.9 square miles (4.9 km²) of it (4.76%) is water.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 291 people, 120 households, and 90 families residing in the town. The population densitywas 7.6 people per square mile (2.9/km²). There were 234 housing units at an average density of 6.1/sq mi (2.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.97% White, 0.69% Asian, and 0.34% from two or more races.
There were 120 households out of which 30.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.5% were married couples living together, 5.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.0% were non-families. 21.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.74.
In the town the population was spread out with 19.9% under the age of 18, 10.7% from 18 to 24, 29.6% from 25 to 44, 30.9% from 45 to 64, and 8.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 117.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 106.2 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $31,500, and the median income for a family was $45,750. Males had a median income of $35,714 versus $19,750 for females. The
per capita incomefor the town was $19,137. About 9.9% of families and 15.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.7% of those under the age of eighteen and none of those sixty five or over.
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