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Beals, Maine

Beals is a town located in Washington County, Maine. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 618.


\nAccording to the
United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 123.0 km² (47.5 mi²). 14.7 km² (5.7 mi²) of it is land and 108.3 km² (41.8 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 88.04% water.


\nAs of the
census of 2000, there are 618 people, 237 households, and 188 families residing in the town. The population density is 42.0/km² (108.7/mi²). There are 370 housing units at an average density of 25.2/km² (65.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 97.57% White, 1.29% African American, 0.65% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.00% from other races, and 0.32% from two or more races. 2.10% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. There are 237 households out of which 34.6% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.6% are married couples living together, 6.3% have a female householder with no husband present, and 20.3% are non-families. 16.0% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.3% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.55 and the average family size is 2.85. In the town the population is spread out with 24.9% under the age of 18, 5.8% from 18 to 24, 27.5% from 25 to 44, 24.3% from 45 to 64, and 17.5% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 40 years. For every 100 females there are 106.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 104.4 males. The median income for a household in the town is $29,375, and the median income for a family is $31,458. Males have a median income of $28,125 versus $24,167 for females. The per capita income for the town is $13,133. 16.7% of the population and 10.6% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 20.8% are under the age of 18 and 11.9% are 65 or older.