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Passadumkeag, Maine
—  Town  —
Passadumkeag, Maine is located in Maine
Passadumkeag, Maine
Location within the state of Maine
Coordinates: 45°11′7″N 68°36′38″W / 45.18528°N 68.61056°W / 45.18528; -68.61056
Country United States
State Maine
County Penobscot
Area
 - Total 23.1 sq mi (59.9 km2)
 - Land 22.9 sq mi (59.4 km2)
 - Water 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)
Elevation 135 ft (41 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 441
 - Density 19.2/sq mi (7.4/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 04475
Area code(s) 207
FIPS code 23-57045
GNIS feature ID 0582663

Passadumkeag is a town in Penobscot County, Maine, United States. The population was 441 at the 2000 census. "Passadumkeag" is a Penobscot Indian word meaning "quick water".[1]

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 23.1 square miles (59.9 km²), of which, 22.9 square miles (59.4 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.5 km²) of it (0.82%) is water.

Historic Building

The District No. 2 Schoolhouse in Passadumkeag is listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Notable residents

Solomon Comstock, who was born in nearby Argyle, Maine, but grew up in Passdumkeag, served as a U.S. Congressman from Minnesota in 1889-91

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 441 people, 172 households, and 129 families residing in the town. The population density was 19.2 people per square mile (7.4/km²). There were 203 housing units at an average density of 8.9/sq mi (3.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.41% White, 0.45% Native American, 0.23% Pacific Islander, and 0.91% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.45% of the population.

There were 172 households out of which 32.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.9% were married couples living together, 5.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.0% were non-families. 21.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the town the population was spread out with 26.3% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 29.7% from 25 to 44, 21.8% from 45 to 64, and 15.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 97.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $35,250, and the median income for a family was $40,625. Males had a median income of $38,194 versus $22,083 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,812. About 8.8% of families and 11.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.9% of those under age 18 and 8.1% of those age 65 or over.

See also

References

  1. ^ Federal Writer's Project, Maine: A Guide Downeast (1937), p. 295
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

Coordinates: 45°11′07″N 68°37′00″W / 45.18528°N 68.6166667°W / 45.18528; -68.6166667

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