Allagash, Maine
Location of Allagash in Aroostook County, Maine
Location of Allagash in Aroostook County, Maine
Allagash is located in Maine
Allagash
Allagash
Location of Allagash in Maine
Allagash is located in the United States
Allagash
Allagash
Location of Allagash in the USA
Coordinates: 47°5′35″N 69°3′30″W / 47.09306°N 69.05833°W / 47.09306; -69.05833
Country United States
State Maine
CountyAroostook
IncorporatedJanuary 31, 1966
Area
 • Total131.42 sq mi (340.38 km2)
 • Land128.61 sq mi (333.10 km2)
 • Water2.81 sq mi (7.28 km2)
Elevation
1,099 ft (335 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total237
 • Estimate 
()
750,034,001
 • Density2/sq mi (0.7/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
04774
Area code207
FIPS code23-00800
GNIS feature ID0582320

Allagash is a town in Aroostook County, Maine, United States. It is on the Allagash River in the North Maine Woods region.

The population was 237 at the 2020 census.[2]

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 131.42 square miles (340.38 km2), of which 128.61 square miles (333.10 km2) is land and 2.81 square miles (7.28 km2) is water.[1] This makes Allagash the largest town in Maine in terms of total land area (although when both land and water areas are included in the total, then Vinalhaven and St. George (both in coastal Knox County) are larger than Allagash).

Climate

This climatic region is typified by large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot (and often humid) summers and cold (sometimes severely cold) winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Allagash has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfb" on climate maps, bordering on a subarctic climate (Dfc).[3]

Climate data for Allagash, Maine, 1991–2020 normals, extremes 1986-2020: 596ft (182m)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 54
(12)
61
(16)
68
(20)
84
(29)
92
(33)
95
(35)
96
(36)
93
(34)
93
(34)
81
(27)
70
(21)
61
(16)
96
(36)
Mean maximum °F (°C) 42
(6)
44
(7)
56
(13)
69
(21)
82
(28)
89
(32)
88
(31)
88
(31)
82
(28)
72
(22)
60
(16)
46
(8)
90
(32)
Mean daily maximum °F (°C) 20.0
(−6.7)
23.7
(−4.6)
34.4
(1.3)
47.5
(8.6)
62.6
(17.0)
72.5
(22.5)
77.1
(25.1)
76.0
(24.4)
67.4
(19.7)
52.7
(11.5)
39.0
(3.9)
26.6
(−3.0)
50.0
(10.0)
Daily mean °F (°C) 7.1
(−13.8)
8.8
(−12.9)
19.8
(−6.8)
35.5
(1.9)
49.0
(9.4)
59.0
(15.0)
64.4
(18.0)
62.5
(16.9)
54.0
(12.2)
42.2
(5.7)
30.3
(−0.9)
16.9
(−8.4)
37.5
(3.0)
Mean daily minimum °F (°C) −5.8
(−21.0)
−6.2
(−21.2)
5.1
(−14.9)
23.5
(−4.7)
35.4
(1.9)
45.5
(7.5)
51.6
(10.9)
49.0
(9.4)
40.6
(4.8)
31.6
(−0.2)
21.6
(−5.8)
7.2
(−13.8)
24.9
(−3.9)
Mean minimum °F (°C) −33
(−36)
−29
(−34)
−21
(−29)
8
(−13)
22
(−6)
30
(−1)
37
(3)
34
(1)
27
(−3)
16
(−9)
1
(−17)
−18
(−28)
−35
(−37)
Record low °F (°C) −47
(−44)
−43
(−42)
−34
(−37)
−5
(−21)
13
(−11)
17
(−8)
28
(−2)
28
(−2)
20
(−7)
9
(−13)
−13
(−25)
−36
(−38)
−47
(−44)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 2.56
(65)
1.97
(50)
2.17
(55)
2.89
(73)
2.88
(73)
3.56
(90)
4.25
(108)
3.59
(91)
3.40
(86)
3.96
(101)
3.28
(83)
3.00
(76)
37.51
(951)
Average snowfall inches (cm) 19.10
(48.5)
21.00
(53.3)
17.50
(44.5)
7.10
(18.0)
0.40
(1.0)
0.00
(0.00)
0.00
(0.00)
0.00
(0.00)
0.00
(0.00)
2.10
(5.3)
8.50
(21.6)
24.00
(61.0)
99.7
(253.2)
Source 1: NOAA[4]
Source 2: XMACIS (records & monthly max/mins)[5]

Demographics

Historical population
CensusPop.Note
1890200
1900190−5.0%
191024528.9%
192035946.5%
193043822.0%
194064447.0%
19506805.6%
1960557−18.1%
1970456−18.1%
1980448−1.8%
1990359−19.9%
2000277−22.8%
2010239−13.7%
2020237−0.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
Languages (2000) [7] Percent
Spoke English at home 78.07%
Spoke French at home 21.93%

As of 2000 the median income for a household in the town was $18,125, and the median income for a family was $26,250. Males had a median income of $26,875 versus $17,813 for females. The per capita income for the town was $11,968. About 15.1% of families and 18.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.3% of those under the age of eighteen and 23.5% of those 65 or over.

2010 census

As of the census[8] of 2010, there were 239 people, 124 households, and 76 families residing in the town. The population density was 1.9 inhabitants per square mile (0.7/km2). There were 307 housing units at an average density of 2.4 per square mile (0.9/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.5% White, 0.4% African American, and 2.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.8% of the population.

There were 124 households, of which 13.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.6% were married couples living together, 6.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 38.7% were non-families. 35.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 15.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.93 and the average family size was 2.41.

The median age in the town was 57.8 years. 11.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 16.3% were from 25 to 44; 37.7% were from 45 to 64; and 31.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 49.0% male and 51.0% female.

Notable people

References

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 16, 2012.
  2. ^ "Census - Geography Profile: Allagash town, Aroostook County, Maine". Retrieved March 12, 2022.
  3. ^ "Allagash, Maine Köppen Climate Classification (Weatherbase)". Weatherbase. Retrieved December 20, 2022.
  4. ^ "Allagash, Maine 1991-2020 Monthly Normals". Retrieved October 20, 2023.
  5. ^ "xmACIS". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved October 20, 2023.
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  7. ^ "Data Center Results". apps.mla.org.
  8. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 16, 2012.

47°05′00″N 69°02′28″W / 47.08333°N 69.04111°W / 47.08333; -69.04111