official_name = Stetson, 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 = 94.9
area_land_km2 = 90.4
area_water_km2 = 4.5
area_total_sq_mi = 36.6
area_land_sq_mi = 34.9
area_water_sq_mi = 1.7
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 981
population_density_km2 = 10.9
population_density_sq_mi = 28.1
timezone = Eastern (EST)
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = EDT
utc_offset_DST = -4
elevation_m = 72
elevation_ft = 236
latd = 44 |latm = 52 |lats = 14 |latNS = N
longd = 69 |longm = 7 |longs = 2 |longEW = W
Stetson is a town in Penobscot County,
Maine, United States. The population was 981 at the 2000 census. It was named after its first proprietor, Amasa Stetson. His brother Simeon Stetson originally settled here as well, but moved to nearby Hampden, Mainein 1803. Simeon's sons Charles, George, and Isaiah founded a powerful mercantile and political family in Bangor.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 36.6 square miles (94.9 km²), of which, 34.9 square miles (90.3 km²) of it is land and 1.8 square miles (4.5 km²) of it (4.78%) is water.
The Stetson Union Church (1843), designed in the
Greek Revivalstyle by Bangor, Mainearchitect Benjamin S. Deane, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places[http://www.archiplanet.org/wiki/Stetson_Union_Church]
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 981 people, 383 households, and 273 families residing in the town. The population densitywas 28.1 people per square mile (10.9/km²). There were 513 housing units at an average density of 14.7/sq mi (5.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.67% White, 0.20% African American, 0.51% Native American, and 0.61% from two or more races.
There were 383 households out of which 33.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.1% were married couples living together, 7.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.7% were non-families. 21.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 2.95.
In the town the population was spread out with 26.3% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 30.1% from 25 to 44, 26.7% from 45 to 64, and 9.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 102.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.0 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $30,606, and the median income for a family was $32,337. Males had a median income of $24,583 versus $20,724 for females. The
per capita incomefor the town was $13,626. About 12.7% of families and 17.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.8% of those under age 18 and 16.3% of those age 65 or over.
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