Stow, Maine
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Stow, Maine is located in Maine
Stow, Maine
Stow, Maine
Location within the state of Maine
Coordinates: 44°11′55″N 70°58′30″W / 44.19861°N 70.97500°W / 44.19861; -70.97500
CountryUnited States
StateMaine
CountyOxford
Area
 • Total24.34 sq mi (63.04 km2)
 • Land24.21 sq mi (62.70 km2)
 • Water0.13 sq mi (0.34 km2)
Elevation
614 ft (187 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total393
 • Density16/sq mi (6.3/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
04037
Area code(s)207
FIPS code23-74685
GNIS feature ID0582752

Stow is a town in Oxford County, Maine, United States. The population was 393 at the 2020 census.[2]

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 24.34 square miles (63.04 km2), of which, 24.21 square miles (62.70 km2) is land and 0.13 square miles (0.34 km2) is water.[1] The Bickford Slides waterfall is located on Bickford Brook within the town.[3]

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1820129
183016527.9%
1840376127.9%
185047125.3%
186055117.0%
1870427−22.5%
1880401−6.1%
1890291−27.4%
1900270−7.2%
1910224−17.0%
1920199−11.2%
1930161−19.1%
1940153−5.0%
1950147−3.9%
1960108−26.5%
1970100−7.4%
198018686.0%
199028352.2%
20002881.8%
201038533.7%
20203932.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]

2010 census

At the 2010 census,[5] there were 385 people, 149 households and 109 families living in the town. The population density was 15.9 inhabitants per square mile (6.1/km2). There were 232 housing units at an average density of 9.6 per square mile (3.7/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.7% White, 0.8% African American, 0.3% Native American, and 1.3% from two or more races.

There were 149 households, of which 27.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.1% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 26.8% were non-families. 21.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.82.

The median age was 44 years. 22.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.2% were from 25 to 44; 34.6% were from 45 to 64; and 14.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 52.2% male and 47.8% female.

2000 census

At the 2000 census,[6] there were 288 people, 115 households and 80 families living in the town. The population density was 11.8 per square mile (4.6/km2). There were 181 housing units at an average density of 7.4 per square mile (2.9/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.22% White, 0.35% African American, 1.04% Native American, 0.69% Asian, and 0.69% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.35% of the population.

There were 115 households, of which 33.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.6% were married couples living together, 3.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.4% were non-families. 25.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.03.

25.0% of the population were under the age of 18, 4.9% from 18 to 24, 30.6% from 25 to 44, 27.4% from 45 to 64, and 12.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 101.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.6 males.

The median household income was $27,125 and the median family income was $35,417. Males had a median income of $28,750 and females $18,750. The per capita income was $15,122. About 2.8% of families and 6.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.5% of those under the age of eighteen and 15.8% of those 65 or over.

Stow Town Hall
Stow Town Hall

References

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 16, 2012.
  2. ^ "Census - Geography Profile: Stow town, Oxford County, Maine". Retrieved February 27, 2022.
  3. ^ Parsons, Greg; Watson, Kate B. (2010-07-05). New England Waterfalls: A Guide to More Than 400 Cascades and Waterfalls (Second ed.). The Countryman Press. ISBN 9781581579468.
  4. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  5. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 16, 2012.
  6. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.


Coordinates: 44°09′38″N 70°59′06″W / 44.16056°N 70.98500°W / 44.16056; -70.98500