- Whiting, Maine
official_name = Whiting, Maine
settlement_type = Town
pushpin_map_caption =Location within the state of Maine
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Washington
unit_pref = Imperial
area_total_km2 = 135.0
area_land_km2 = 121.1
area_water_km2 = 13.8
area_total_sq_mi = 52.1
area_land_sq_mi = 46.8
area_water_sq_mi = 5.3
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 430
population_density_km2 = 3.5
population_density_sq_mi = 9.2
timezone = Eastern (EST)
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = EDT
utc_offset_DST = -4
elevation_m = 29
elevation_ft = 95
latd = 44 |latm = 45 |lats = 19 |latNS = N
longd = 67 |longm = 15 |longs = 38 |longEW = W
Whiting is a town in Washington County,
Maine, United States. The population was 430 at the 2000 census. The town was originally known as Orangetown.cite book |last= Maine League of Historical Societies and Museums |editor=Doris A. Isaacson |title=Maine: A Guide 'Down East' |year=1970 |publisher=Courier-Gazette, Inc. |location=Rockland, Me | pages = 283 ]
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 52.1 square miles (135.0 km²), of which, 46.8 square miles (121.1 km²) of it is land and 5.3 square miles (13.8 km²) of it (10.25%) is water.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 430 people, 181 households, and 116 families residing in the town. The population densitywas 9.2 people per square mile (3.5/km²). There were 342 housing units at an average density of 7.3/sq mi (2.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.14% White, 0.70% Native American, 0.23% Asian, and 0.93% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.23% of the population.
There were 181 households out of which 24.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.1% were married couples living together, 3.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.4% were non-families. 28.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.87.
In the town the population was spread out with 20.9% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 25.6% from 25 to 44, 29.5% from 45 to 64, and 17.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 110.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 106.1 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $28,304, and the median income for a family was $35,673. Males had a median income of $25,625 versus $18,750 for females. The
per capita incomefor the town was $13,771. About 15.3% of families and 22.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 36.6% of those under age 18 and 11.4% of those age 65 or over.
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