Leeds, Maine
Location of Leeds (in yellow) in Androscoggin County and the state of Maine
Location of Leeds (in yellow) in Androscoggin County and the state of Maine
Leeds, Maine is located in the United States
Leeds, Maine
Leeds, Maine
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 44°17′2″N 70°6′45″W / 44.28389°N 70.11250°W / 44.28389; -70.11250Coordinates: 44°17′2″N 70°6′45″W / 44.28389°N 70.11250°W / 44.28389; -70.11250
CountryUnited States
StateMaine
CountyAndroscoggin
IncorporatedFebruary 16, 1801
VillagesLeeds
Curtis Corner
North Leeds
South Leeds
West Leeds
Area
 • Total43.41 sq mi (112.43 km2)
 • Land40.05 sq mi (103.73 km2)
 • Water3.36 sq mi (8.70 km2)
Elevation
289 ft (88 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total2,262
 • Density56/sq mi (21.8/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
04263
Area code(s)207
FIPS code23-38565
GNIS feature ID0582552

Leeds is a town in Androscoggin County, Maine, United States. The population was 2,262 at the 2020 census.[2] It is included in both the Lewiston-Auburn, Maine Metropolitan Statistical Area and the Lewiston-Auburn, Maine Metropolitan New England City and Town Area.

History

Leeds was named after Leeds, England, the ancestral home of the town's first settlers.[3]

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 43.41 square miles (112.43 km2), of which 40.05 square miles (103.73 km2) is land and 3.36 square miles (8.70 km2) is water.[1]

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1800607
18101,273109.7%
18201,53420.5%
18301,6859.8%
18401,7363.0%
18501,652−4.8%
18601,390−15.9%
18701,288−7.3%
18801,194−7.3%
1890999−16.3%
19001,0656.6%
1910990−7.0%
1920840−15.2%
1930729−13.2%
19408019.9%
1950797−0.5%
19608071.3%
19701,03127.8%
19801,46341.9%
19901,66914.1%
20002,00119.9%
20102,32616.2%
20202,262−2.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]

As of 2000 the median income for a household in the town was $37,993, and the median income for a family was $42,557. Males had a median income of $30,245 versus $24,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,602. About 5.9% of families and 9.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.7% of those under age 18 and 9.7% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census

As of the census[5] of 2010, there were 2,326 people, 895 households, and 655 families residing in the town. The population density was 58.1 inhabitants per square mile (22.4/km2). There were 1,018 housing units at an average density of 25.4 per square mile (9.8/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.5% White, 0.3% African American, 0.5% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.3% from other races, and 1.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.7% of the population.

There were 895 households, of which 32.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.7% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 26.8% were non-families. 20.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 2.96.

The median age in the town was 41.3 years. 22.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.4% were from 25 to 44; 33.1% were from 45 to 64; and 10.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 51.3% male and 48.7% female.

Voter registration

Voter Registration and Party Enrollment as of January 2015[6]
Party Total Voters Percentage
Unenrolled 711 40.9%
Democratic 469 27.0%
Republican 464 26.7%
Green Independent 95 5.4%
Total 1,739 100%

Notable people

Tourism

References

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-12-20. Retrieved 2012-12-16.
  2. ^ "Census - Geography Profile: Leeds town, Androscoggin County, Maine". Retrieved January 17, 2022.
  3. ^ Yates, Edgar A.P. (Jun 13, 1928). "Some Maine town names". The Lewiston Daily Sun. p. 4. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  4. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  5. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-16.
  6. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2019-09-25. Retrieved 2015-06-18.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ http://www.campdevacances.com/
  8. ^ Peace Monument
  9. ^ Howard Bros Archived 2013-07-24 at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^ http://abacus.bates.edu/~ljuraska/lhs/Notes%20on%20Peace%20Monument.pdf[bare URL PDF]