Waldo County, Maine

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Waldo County, Maine
Map of Maine highlighting Waldo County
Location in the state of Maine
Map of the United States highlighting Maine
Maine's location in the U.S.
Founded1827
Named forSamuel Waldo
SeatBelfast
Largest cityBelfast
Area
 • Total853 sq mi (2,209 km2)
 • Land730 sq mi (1,891 km2)
 • Water123 sq mi (319 km2), 14.43%
Population
 • (2010)38,786
 • Density53/sq mi (20.51/km²)
Congressional district2nd
Time zoneEastern: UTC-5/-4
 
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"Waldo County" redirects here. For the U.S. Navy ship, see USS Waldo County (LST-1163).
Waldo County, Maine
Map of Maine highlighting Waldo County
Location in the state of Maine
Map of the United States highlighting Maine
Maine's location in the U.S.
Founded1827
Named forSamuel Waldo
SeatBelfast
Largest cityBelfast
Area
 • Total853 sq mi (2,209 km2)
 • Land730 sq mi (1,891 km2)
 • Water123 sq mi (319 km2), 14.43%
Population
 • (2010)38,786
 • Density53/sq mi (20.51/km²)
Congressional district2nd
Time zoneEastern: UTC-5/-4

Waldo County is a county located in the U.S. state of Maine. As of the 2010 census, the population was 38,786.[1] Its county seat is Belfast.[2] The county was founded on 7 February 1827 from a portion of Hancock County and named after Brigadier-General Samuel Waldo, proprietor of the Waldo Patent.[3]

Geography[edit]

According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 852.74 square miles (2,208.6 km2), of which 729.73 square miles (1,890.0 km2) (or 85.57%) is land and 123.01 square miles (318.6 km2) (or 14.43%) is water.

Adjacent counties[edit]

National protected area[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
CensusPop.
183029,788
184041,50939.3%
185047,23013.8%
186038,447−18.6%
187034,522−10.2%
188032,463−6.0%
189027,759−14.5%
190024,185−12.9%
191023,383−3.3%
192021,328−8.8%
193020,286−4.9%
194021,1594.3%
195021,6872.5%
196022,6324.4%
197023,3283.1%
198028,41421.8%
199033,01816.2%
200036,2809.9%
201038,7866.9%
Est. 201238,8200.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]
2012 Estimate[5]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 36,280 people, 14,726 households, and 10,057 families residing in the county. The population density was 50 people per square mile (19/km²). There were 18,904 housing units at an average density of 26 per square mile (10/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.89% White, 0.19% Black or African American, 0.40% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.16% from other races, and 1.15% from two or more races. 0.59% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 24.8% were of English, 14.7% United States or American, 12.7% Irish, 8.5% French and 5.6% German ancestry according to Census 2000. 97.1% spoke English and 1.5% French as their first language.

There were 14,726 households out of which 30.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.20% were married couples living together, 9.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.70% were non-families. 24.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.20% under the age of 18, 7.50% from 18 to 24, 27.80% from 25 to 44, 26.80% from 45 to 64, and 13.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 96.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $33,986, and the median income for a family was $40,402. Males had a median income of $29,644 versus $23,816 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,438. About 10.90% of families and 13.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.60% of those under age 18 and 12.20% of those age 65 or over.

Voter registration[edit]

Voter Registration and Party Enrollment as of August 2011[7]
 Unenrolled10,63837.22%
 Republican8,60030.08%
 Democratic7,98927.95%
 Green Independent1,3544.73%
Total28,581100%

Cities and towns[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 19, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ Coolidge, Austin J.; John B. Mansfield (1859). A History and Description of New England. Boston, Massachusetts. pp. 337–338. 
  4. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved August 19, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Census.gov. Retrieved August 19, 2013. 
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  7. ^ "Registration and Party Enrollment Statistics as of August, 2011". Maine Bureau of Corporations. 

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Coordinates: 44°29′N 69°07′W / 44.48°N 69.12°W / 44.48; -69.12