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Mechanic Falls (town), Maine
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 3,138 people, 1,163 households, and 840 families residing in the town. The population density is 109.0/km² (282.2/mi²). There are 1,242 housing units at an average density of 43.1/km² (111.7/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 97.26% White, 0.51% Black or African American, 0.64% Native American, 0.61% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.06% from other races, and 0.89% from two or more races. 0.51% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 1,163 households out of which 35.6% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.0% are married couples living together, 12.2% have a female householder with no husband present, and 27.7% are non-families. 21.4% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.4% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.67 and the average family size is 3.06.
In the town the population is spread out with 27.1% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 31.1% from 25 to 44, 22.9% from 45 to 64, and 11.3% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 95.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 92.8 males.
The median income for a household in the town is $34,864, and the median income for a family is $41,188. Males have a median income of $30,479 versus $22,391 for females. The per capita income for the town is $15,383. 13.8% of the population and 10.4% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 18.0% of those under the age of 18 and 18.7% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
See also: Mechanic Falls (CDP), Maine
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