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Sumner, Maine
—  Town  —
Sumner, Maine is located in Maine
Sumner, Maine
Location within the state of Maine
Coordinates: 44°21′53″N 70°27′11″W / 44.36472°N 70.45306°W / 44.36472; -70.45306
Country United States
State Maine
County Oxford
 - Total 44.8 sq mi (116.0 km2)
 - Land 44.2 sq mi (114.5 km2)
 - Water 0.6 sq mi (1.5 km2)
Elevation 479 ft (146 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 854
 - Density 19.3/sq mi (7.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 04220, 04292
Area code(s) 207
FIPS code 23-75035
GNIS feature ID 0582755

Sumner is a town in Oxford County, Maine, United States. Sumner is included in the Lewiston-Auburn, Maine metropolitan New England City and Town Area. The population was 854 at the 2000 census.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 44.8 square miles (116.0 km²), of which, 44.2 square miles (114.5 km²) of it is land and 0.6 square miles (1.5 km²) of it (1.29%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 854 people, 330 households, and 248 families residing in the town. The population density was 19.3 people per square mile (7.5/km²). There were 488 housing units at an average density of 11.0/sq mi (4.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.59% White, 0.12% African American, 0.47% Native American, 0.23% from other races, and 0.59% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.47% of the population.

There were 330 households out of which 28.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.2% were married couples living together, 7.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.8% were non-families. 18.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 2.87.

In the town the population was spread out with 23.4% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 28.2% from 25 to 44, 31.5% from 45 to 64, and 10.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 98.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $39,196, and the median income for a family was $41,786. Males had a median income of $31,806 versus $23,500 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,370. About 7.7% of families and 11.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.1% of those under age 18 and 2.4% of those age 65 or over.


Coordinates: 44°23′31″N 70°26′18″W / 44.39194°N 70.43833°W / 44.39194; -70.43833



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