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

3,255 sq mi (8,430 km²)
2,568 sq mi (6,651 km²)
686 sq mi (1,777 km²), 21.09%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

33,941
13/sq mi (5/km²)
Founded June 25, 1789

Washington County is a county located in the U.S. state of Maine. In 2000, its population was 33,941. Its county seat is Machias[1].

Sometimes referred to as "Sunrise County" because it is the easternmost county in the contiguous United States,[2] and it is often where the rising sun first shines on U.S. soil. Many small seaside communities have small-scale fishing-based economies. Tourism is also important along the county's shoreline, but it is not as important as elsewhere in the state. The blueberry crop plays a major role in the county's economy; nearly 85% of the world's supply of wild blueberries come from Washington County.[3]

Washington County was established on June 25, 1789.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 3,255 square miles (8,430 km²), of which, 2,568 square miles (6,652 km²) of it is land and 686 square miles (1,778 km²) of it (21.09%) is water.

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Adjacent Counties/Provinces

National protected areas

Demographics

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 33,941 people, 14,118 households, and 9,303 families residing in the county. The population density was 13 people per square mile (5/km²). There were 21,919 housing units at an average density of 8 per square mile (3/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 93.48% White, 0.26% Black or African American, 4.43% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.44% from other races, and 1.07% from two or more races. 0.81% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 32.5% were of English, 14.1% Irish, 10.8% United States or American, 7.4% French and 5.0% Scottish ancestry according to Census 2000. 95.0% spoke English, 1.9% Passamaquoddy, 1.0% Spanish and 1.0% French as their first language.

There were 14,118 households out of which 28.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.10% were married couples living together, 9.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.10% were non-families. 28.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.84.

In the county the population was spread out with 22.90% under the age of 18, 8.00% from 18 to 24, 26.30% from 25 to 44, 25.60% from 45 to 64, and 17.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 95.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $25,869, and the median income for a family was $31,657. Males had a median income of $28,347 versus $20,074 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,119. About 14.20% of families and 19.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.40% of those under age 18 and 19.20% of those age 65 or over.

Politics

Washington County is considered a swing county in Maine. In 2004 it was one of only two counties in Maine to vote for Republican George W. Bush over Democrat John Kerry. Bush won 49.79% to Kerry's 48.47%. In 2008, Democrat Barack Obama narrowly defeated John McCain, 49.51% to 48.50%.

Cities and towns

Territories

Indian reservations

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. ^ Aleutians West Census Area in Alaska is farther east, but is not a county.
  3. ^ Machias Maine Wild Blueberry Festival Machias Chamber of Commerce
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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Coordinates: 44°58′N 67°37′W / 44.97°N 67.61°W / 44.97; -67.61


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Washington County, Maine
Map
Map of Maine highlighting Washington County
Location in the state of Maine
Map of the USA highlighting Maine
Maine's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded information needed
Seat Machias
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 21.09%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

33941

Washington County is a county located in the U.S. state of Maine. In 2000, its population was 33,941. Its county seat is Machias6.

Sometimes referred to as "Sunrise Country" because it is the easternmost county of the United States, and it is often where the rising sun first reaches U.S. soil. Many small seaside communities are said to preserve their old way of life, based on small-scale fishing economies. Tourism is also important along the county's shoreline, but though it is not as important as elsewhere in the state. The blueberry crop plays a major role in the county's economy; 25% of all blueberries cultivated in North America are grown locally.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 8,430 km² (3,255 sq mi). 6,652 km² (2,568 sq mi) of it is land and 1,778 km² (686 sq mi) of it (21.09%) is water.

Adjacent Counties

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 33,941 people, 14,118 households, and 9,303 families residing in the county. The population density was 5/km² (13/sq mi). There were 21,919 housing units at an average density of 3/km² (8/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 93.48% White, 0.26% Black or African American, 4.43% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.44% from other races, and 1.07% from two or more races. 0.81% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 32.5% were of English, 14.1% Irish, 10.8% United States or American, 7.4% French and 5.0% Scottish ancestry according to Census 2000. 95.0% spoke English, 1.9% Passamaquoddy, 1.0% Spanish and 1.0% French as their first language.

There were 14,118 households out of which 28.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.10% were married couples living together, 9.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.10% were non-families. 28.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.84.

In the county the population was spread out with 22.90% under the age of 18, 8.00% from 18 to 24, 26.30% from 25 to 44, 25.60% from 45 to 64, and 17.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 95.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $25,869, and the median income for a family was $31,657. Males had a median income of $28,347 versus $20,074 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,119. About 14.20% of families and 19.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.40% of those under age 18 and 19.20% of those age 65 or over. Washington County is among the poorest counties in the nation.

Cities and towns

Territories

Indian reservations

Coordinates: 44°58′N 67°37′W / 44.97, -67.61

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