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Frenchville, Maine
—  Town  —
Location of Frenchville, Maine
Coordinates: 47°17′7″N 68°23′14″W / 47.28528°N 68.38722°W / 47.28528; -68.38722
Country United States
State Maine
County Aroostook
 - Total 29.2 sq mi (75.7 km2)
 - Land 28.6 sq mi (74.0 km2)
 - Water 0.6 sq mi (1.7 km2)
Elevation 633 ft (193 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 1,225
 - Density 42.9/sq mi (16.6/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 04745
Area code(s) 207
FIPS code 23-26735
GNIS feature ID 0582483

Frenchville is a town in Aroostook County, Maine, United States. The population was 1,225 at the 2000 census: 80 percent are habitual speakers of French, aided by its proximity to French-speaking Québec and New Brunswick in Canada.

The town is home to the general aviation airport Northern Aroostook Regional Airport.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 29.2 square miles (75.7 km²), of which, 28.6 square miles (74.0 km²) of it is land and 0.6 square miles (1.7 km²) of it (2.19%) is water. The town lies on the south bank of the Saint John River, which forms the international boundary between Maine and New Brunswick, Canada.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,225 people, 478 households, and 356 families residing in the town. The population density was 42.9 people per square mile (16.6/km²). There were 512 housing units at an average density of 17.9/sq mi (6.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.27% White, 0.08% African American, 0.24% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 0.08% from other races, and 0.16% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.41% of the population.

There were 478 households out of which 32.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.7% were married couples living together, 4.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.5% were non-families. 23.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the town the population was spread out with 23.8% under the age of 18, 5.1% from 18 to 24, 28.5% from 25 to 44, 26.4% from 45 to 64, and 16.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 95.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $33,214, and the median income for a family was $39,643. Males had a median income of $39,423 versus $20,625 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,127. About 7.9% of families and 9.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.3% of those under age 18 and 12.4% of those age 65 or over.


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