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Unity (town), Maine
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 108.3 km² (41.8 mi²). 102.4 km² (39.5 mi²) of it is land and 5.9 km² (2.3 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 5.45% water.
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 1,889 people, 713 households, and 419 families residing in the town. The population density is 18.4/km² (47.8/mi²). There are 926 housing units at an average density of 9.0/km² (23.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 97.72% White, 0.32% Black or African American, 0.42% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.11% from other races, and 1.16% from two or more races. 0.74% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 713 households out of which 27.5% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.6% are married couples living together, 10.7% have a female householder with no husband present, and 41.2% are non-families. 32.8% of all households are made up of individuals and 12.9% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.27 and the average family size is 2.89.
In the town the population is spread out with 20.1% under the age of 18, 22.8% from 18 to 24, 22.6% from 25 to 44, 21.4% from 45 to 64, and 13.2% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 32 years. For every 100 females there are 100.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 103.2 males.
The median income for a household in the town is $26,927, and the median income for a family is $36,696. Males have a median income of $29,398 versus $22,708 for females. The per capita income for the town is $15,086. 21.8% of the population and 18.6% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 26.3% of those under the age of 18 and 16.1% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
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