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Eagle Lake, Maine
—  Town  —
Location of Eagle Lake, Maine
Coordinates: 47°3′38″N 68°35′53″W / 47.06056°N 68.59806°W / 47.06056; -68.59806
Country United States
State Maine
County Aroostook
 - Total 39.3 sq mi (101.8 km2)
 - Land 37.2 sq mi (96.3 km2)
 - Water 2.1 sq mi (5.5 km2)
Elevation 958 ft (292 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 815
 - Density 21.9/sq mi (8.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 04739
Area code(s) 207
FIPS code 23-19420
GNIS feature ID 0582451

Eagle Lake is a town in Aroostook County, Maine, United States. The town's population was 815 at the 2000 census. The town was named by a body of troops heading from Bangor to the Aroostook War for the many eagles that they saw around the lake.[1] 49.0% of the population speaks French, reflecting a trend in Northeastern Maine.

The former long-time speaker of the Maine House of Representatives and current state senator, John Martin, is from Eagle Lake.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 39.3 square miles (101.8 km²), of which, 37.2 square miles (96.3 km²) of it is land and 2.1 square miles (5.5 km²) of it (5.42%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 815 people, 330 households, and 203 families residing in the town. The population density was 21.9 people per square mile (8.5/km²). There were 599 housing units at an average density of 16.1/sq mi (6.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.65% White, 0.12% Native American, 0.74% Asian, and 0.49% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.12% of the population.

There were 330 households out of which 25.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.7% were married couples living together, 10.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.2% were non-families. 32.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.21 and the average family size was 2.77.

In the town the population was spread out with 17.5% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 24.5% from 25 to 44, 28.0% from 45 to 64, and 22.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 94.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $22,159, and the median income for a family was $34,375. Males had a median income of $30,956 versus $17,917 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,315. About 11.4% of families and 21.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.4% of those under age 18 and 40.5% of those age 65 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. 299.  
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

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Coordinates: 47°02′24″N 68°35′22″W / 47.04°N 68.58944°W / 47.04; -68.58944

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