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According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 156.9 km² (60.6 mi²). 152.8 km² (59.0 mi²) of it is land and 4.1 km² (1.6 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 2.64% water.
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 8,824 people, 3,716 households, and 2,363 families residing in the town. The population density is 57.8/km² (149.6/mi²). There are 4,165 housing units at an average density of 27.3/km² (70.6/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 97.56% White, 0.25% Black or African American, 0.43% Native American, 0.54% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.12% from other races, and 1.08% from two or more races. 0.73% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 3,716 households out of which 29.7% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.3% are married couples living together, 13.0% have a female householder with no husband present, and 36.4% are non-families. 29.6% of all households are made up of individuals and 12.1% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.31 and the average family size is 2.81.
In the town the population is spread out with 23.5% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 28.3% from 25 to 44, 23.7% from 45 to 64, and 16.4% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 39 years. For every 100 females there are 91.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 86.9 males.
The median income for a household in the town is $28,390, and the median income for a family is $35,880. Males have a median income of $27,982 versus $21,011 for females. The per capita income for the town is $15,543. 16.2% of the population and 13.0% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 22.0% of those under the age of 18 and 13.4% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
See also: Skowhegan (CDP), Maine
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