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Eddington, Maine
—  Town  —
Eddington, Maine is located in Maine
Eddington, Maine
Location within the state of Maine
Coordinates: 44°47′23″N 68°36′22″W / 44.78972°N 68.60611°W / 44.78972; -68.60611
Country United States
State Maine
County Penobscot
 - Total 26.5 sq mi (68.7 km2)
 - Land 25.1 sq mi (65.0 km2)
 - Water 1.4 sq mi (3.6 km2)
Elevation 200 ft (61 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 2,052
 - Density 81.7/sq mi (31.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 04428
Area code(s) 207
FIPS code 23-22535
GNIS feature ID 0582461

Eddington is a town located on the eastern side of the Penobscot River in Penobscot County, Maine, United States. It is named after Jonathan Eddy, a militia captain in the French and Indian War, a colonel in the American Revolutionary War, and the first magistrate in the area.[1] Eddy and most of the town's other original settlers were from Nova Scotia, where they had supported the rebel cause against the majority British Loyalist population. Failing in their attempt make Nova Scotia the 14th colony to join the revolution, they emigrated to the District of Maine and were given land grants in present-day Eddington.

As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 2,052.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 26.5 square miles (68.7 km²), of which, 25.1 square miles (65.0 km²) of it is land and 1.4 square miles (3.7 km²) of it is water. The total area is 5.32% water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 2,052 people, 825 households, and 595 families residing in the town. The population density was 81.7 people per square mile (31.6/km²). There were 920 housing units at an average density of 36.6/sq mi (14.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.95% White, 0.15% African American, 0.49% Native American, 0.29% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.29% from other races, and 0.83% from two or more races. 0.39% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 825 households out of which 30.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.5% were married couples living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.8% were non-families. 21.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.7% 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 2.84.

In the town the population was spread out with 22.1% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 30.9% from 25 to 44, 27.5% from 45 to 64, and 13.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 98.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $40,250, and the median income for a family was $45,966. Males had a median income of $31,105 versus $22,445 for females. The per capita income for the town was $19,113. 6.7% of the population and 3.2% of families were below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 5.5% of those under the age of 18 and 4.6% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.

External links


  1. ^ Maine League of Historical Societies and Museums (1970). Doris A. Isaacson. ed. Maine: A Guide 'Down East'. Rockland, Me: Courier-Gazette, Inc.. pp. 393.  
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

Coordinates: 44°49′34″N 68°41′36″W / 44.82611°N 68.69333°W / 44.82611; -68.69333



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