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Whitefield, Maine

Whitefield is a town located in Lincoln County, Maine. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 2,273.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 123.1 km² (47.5 mi²). 121.3 km² (46.8 mi²) of it is land and 1.8 km² (0.7 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 1.47% water.


As of the census of 2000, there are 2,273 people, 844 households, and 620 families residing in the town. The population density is 18.7/km² (48.5/mi²). There are 954 housing units at an average density of 7.9/km² (20.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 97.23% White, 0.18% African American, 1.23% Native American, 0.35% Asian, 0.18% Pacific Islander, 0.13% from other races, and 0.70% from two or more races. 0.88% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 844 households out of which 35.7% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.1% are married couples living together, 8.6% have a female householder with no husband present, and 26.5% are non-families. 20.0% of all households are made up of individuals and 5.9% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.62 and the average family size is 3.02.

In the town the population is spread out with 26.4% under the age of 18, 5.6% from 18 to 24, 29.5% from 25 to 44, 26.8% from 45 to 64, and 11.7% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 98.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 97.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town is $38,477, and the median income for a family is $41,994. Males have a median income of $27,917 versus $21,750 for females. The per capita income for the town is $16,456. 12.5% of the population and 8.2% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 14.6% are under the age of 18 and 19.9% are 65 or older.

Whitefield has an Internet presence in the following websites: A town page: A newsletter: