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Oxford County, Maine
Map of Maine highlighting Oxford County
Location in the state of Maine
Map of the U.S. highlighting Maine
Maine's location in the U.S.
Seat Paris
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

2,175 sq mi (5,633 km²)
2,078 sq mi (5,382 km²)
97 sq mi (251 km²), 4.47%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

54,755
26/sq mi (10/km²)
Founded 1805
Website www.oxfordcounty.org

Oxford County is a county located in the U.S. state of Maine with a population of 54,755 as of the 2000 U.S. census. Its county seat is Paris[1].

Part of Oxford County is included in the Lewiston-Auburn, Maine, metropolitan New England City and Town Area while a different part of Oxford County is included in the Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, Maine, metropolitan New England City and Town Area.

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,175 square miles (5,634 km²), of which, 2,078 square miles (5,382 km²) of it is land and 97 square miles (252 km²) of it (4.47%) is water.

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Adjacent counties

Adjacent regional county municipality

National protected areas

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 54,755 people, 22,314 households, and 15,173 families residing in the county. The population density was 26 people per square mile (10/km²). There were 32,295 housing units at an average density of 16 per square mile (6/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.25% White, 0.17% Black or African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.37% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.11% from other races, and 0.80% from two or more races. 0.53% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 23.6% were of English, 13.9% French, 13.7% United States or American, 10.1% Irish and 8.4% French Canadian ancestry according to Census 2000. 95.9% spoke English and 2.6% French as their first language.

There were 22,314 households out of which 30.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.10% were married couples living together, 9.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.00% were non-families. 25.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.87.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.20% under the age of 18, 6.50% from 18 to 24, 27.80% from 25 to 44, 25.50% from 45 to 64, and 16.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 95.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $33,435, and the median income for a family was $39,794. Males had a median income of $30,641 versus $21,233 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,945. About 8.30% of families and 11.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.80% of those under age 18 and 10.10% of those age 65 or over.

Municipalities

Territories

References

  1. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_County&Template=/cffiles/counties/usamap.cfm. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

External links

Coordinates: 44°29′N 70°46′W / 44.49°N 70.76°W / 44.49; -70.76


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Oxford County, Maine
File:Oxford County seal.gif
Map
Map of Maine highlighting Oxford County
Location in the state of Maine
Map of the USA highlighting Maine
Maine's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1805
Seat South Paris
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 4.47%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

54755
Website: www.oxfordcounty.org

Oxford County is a county located in the U.S. state of Maine with a population of 54,755 as of the 2000 U.S. census. Its county seat is South Paris6. Part of Oxford County is included in the Lewiston-Auburn, Maine metropolitan New England City and Town Area while a different part of Oxford County is included in the Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, Maine metropolitan New England City and Town Area.

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 5,634 km² (2,175 sq mi). 5,382 km² (2,078 sq mi) of it is land and 252 km² (97 sq mi) of it (4.47%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Adjacent regional county municipality

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 54,755 people, 22,314 households, and 15,173 families residing in the county. The population density was 10/km² (26/sq mi). There were 32,295 housing units at an average density of 6/km² (16/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 98.25% White, 0.17% Black or African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.37% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.11% from other races, and 0.80% from two or more races. 0.53% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 23.6% were of English, 13.9% French, 13.7% United States or American, 10.1% Irish and 8.4% French Canadian ancestry according to Census 2000. 95.9% spoke English and 2.6% French as their first language.

There were 22,314 households out of which 30.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.10% were married couples living together, 9.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.00% were non-families. 25.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.87.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.20% under the age of 18, 6.50% from 18 to 24, 27.80% from 25 to 44, 25.50% from 45 to 64, and 16.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 95.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $33,435, and the median income for a family was $39,794. Males had a median income of $30,641 versus $21,233 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,945. About 8.30% of families and 11.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.80% of those under age 18 and 10.10% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Territories

External Links

Coordinates: 44°29′N 70°46′W / 44.49, -70.76

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