Mount Chase, Maine

Mount Chase, Maine
Mount Chase, Maine
—  Town  —
Mount Chase, Maine is located in Maine
Mount Chase, Maine
Location within the state of Maine
Coordinates: 46°3′37″N 68°31′6″W / 46.06028°N 68.51833°W / 46.06028; -68.51833Coordinates: 46°3′37″N 68°31′6″W / 46.06028°N 68.51833°W / 46.06028; -68.51833
Country United States
State Maine
County Penobscot
 – Total 37.4 sq mi (96.9 km2)
 – Land 36.3 sq mi (94.0 km2)
 – Water 1.1 sq mi (2.9 km2)
Elevation 886 ft (270 m)
Population (2000)
 – Total 247
 – Density 6.8/sq mi (2.6/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 – Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 04765
Area code(s) 207
FIPS code 23-47560
GNIS feature ID 0582610

Mount Chase is a town in Penobscot County, Maine, United States. The population was 247 at the 2000 census.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 37.4 square miles (96.9 km²), of which, 36.3 square miles (94.0 km²) of it is land and 1.1 square miles (2.9 km²) of it (2.97%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 247 people, 104 households, and 76 families residing in the town. The population density was 6.8 people per square mile (2.6/km²). There were 238 housing units at an average density of 6.6 per square mile (2.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.38% White, 0.40% African American, and 1.21% from two or more races.

There were 104 households out of which 22.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.3% were married couples living together, 1.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.0% were non-families. 22.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.73.

In the town the population was spread out with 17.0% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 20.6% from 25 to 44, 38.5% from 45 to 64, and 15.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 112.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 118.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $26,705, and the median income for a family was $27,031. Males had a median income of $26,563 versus $16,458 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,930. About 27.3% of families and 27.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.2% of those under the age of eighteen and 43.6% of those sixty five or over.


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