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Perham, Maine
—  Town  —
Perham, Maine is located in Maine
Perham, Maine
Location within the state of Maine
Coordinates: 46°53′28″N 68°13′7″W / 46.89111°N 68.21861°W / 46.89111; -68.21861
Country United States
State Maine
County Aroostook
 - Total 36.7 sq mi (94.9 km2)
 - Land 36.5 sq mi (94.6 km2)
 - Water 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Elevation 735 ft (224 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 434
 - Density 11.9/sq mi (4.6/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 04766
Area code(s) 207
FIPS code 23-58060
GNIS feature ID 0582670

Perham is a town in Aroostook County, Maine, United States. The population was 434 at the 2000 census. The town was named after Maine's 33rd governor, Sidney Perham.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 36.7 square miles (94.9 km²), of which, 36.5 square miles (94.6 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it (0.30%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 434 people, 162 households, and 114 families residing in the town. The population density was 11.9 people per square mile (4.6/km²). There were 177 housing units at an average density of 4.8/sq mi (1.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.08% White, 0.92% Native American, and 3.00% from two or more races.

There were 162 households out of which 28.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.1% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.6% were non-families. 21.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.22.

In the town the population was spread out with 24.0% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 24.2% from 25 to 44, 24.2% from 45 to 64, and 18.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 99.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $25,962, and the median income for a family was $31,250. Males had a median income of $25,341 versus $17,917 for females. The per capita income for the town was $11,721. About 7.8% of families and 11.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.2% of those under age 18 and 6.5% of those age 65 or over.


Coordinates: 46°50′39″N 68°11′50″W / 46.84417°N 68.19722°W / 46.84417; -68.19722

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