Moose River, Maine

For the eponymous river, see Moose River (Maine).
For other places of the same name, see Moose River.
Moose River, Maine
—  Town  —
Moose River, Maine is located in Maine
Moose River, Maine
Location within the state of Maine
Coordinates: 45°41′21″N 70°13′53″W / 45.68917°N 70.23139°W / 45.68917; -70.23139
Country United States
State Maine
County Somerset
 – Total 41.1 sq mi (106.5 km2)
 – Land 40.6 sq mi (105.2 km2)
 – Water 0.5 sq mi (1.3 km2)
Elevation 1,483 ft (452 m)
Population (2000)
 – Total 219
 – Density 5.4/sq mi (2.1/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 – Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 04945
Area code(s) 207
FIPS code 23-47140
GNIS feature ID 0582606

Moose River is a town in Somerset County, Maine, United States. The population was 219 at the 2000 census. It was first settled by Capt. Samuel Holden who in 1820 opened an inn as a stop for cattle drivers en route from Boston to Quebec.[1]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 41.1 square miles (106 km2), of which, 40.6 square miles (105 km2) of it is land and 0.5 square miles (1.3 km2) of it (1.17%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 219 people, 81 households, and 54 families residing in the town. The population density was 5.4 people per square mile (2.1/km²). There were 122 housing units at an average density of 3.0 per square mile (1.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.35% White, 0.46% African American, and 3.20% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.20% of the population.

There were 81 households out of which 34.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.3% were married couples living together, 3.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.3% were non-families. 23.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the town the population was spread out with 24.7% under the age of 18, 4.6% from 18 to 24, 26.5% from 25 to 44, 26.0% from 45 to 64, and 18.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 110.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 108.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $31,042, and the median income for a family was $43,214. Males had a median income of $27,159 versus $20,833 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,644. About 7.1% of families and 7.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under the age of eighteen and 27.6% of those sixty five or over.


  1. ^ Maine League of Historical Societies and Museums (1970). Doris A. Isaacson. ed. Maine: A Guide 'Down East'. Rockland, Me: Courier-Gazette, Inc.. pp. 384. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

Coordinates: 45°39′10″N 70°15′58″W / 45.65278°N 70.26611°W / 45.65278; -70.26611

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