Mount Chase is a town in Penobscot County, Maine, United States. The population was 201 at the 2010 census.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 37.73 square miles (97.72 km), of which, 36.65 square miles (94.92 km) of it is land and 1.08 square miles (2.80 km) is water. It is heavily forested and includes scenic lakes. It is situated 10 miles from Patten and 15 miles from the north entrance to Baxter State Park. Katahdin is visible from many locations.
As of the census of 2010, there were 201 people, 94 households, and 57 families residing in the town. The population density was 5.5 inhabitants per square mile (2.1/km). There were 297 housing units at an average density of 8.1 per square mile (3.1/km). The racial makeup of the town was 96.0% White, 0.5% African American, 3.0% Asian, and 0.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.5% of the population.
There were 94 households of which 20.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.5% were married couples living together, 1.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 1.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 39.4% were non-families. 33.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.14 and the average family size was 2.72.
The median age in the town was 50.1 years. 18.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 3.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 17% were from 25 to 44; 41.3% were from 45 to 64; and 20.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 55.2% male and 44.8% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 247 people, 104 households, and 76 families residing in the town. The population density was 6.8 people per square mile (2.6/km²). There were 238 housing units at an average density of 6.6 per square mile (2.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.38% White, 0.40% African American, and 1.21% from two or more races.
There were 104 households out of which 22.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.3% were married couples living together, 1.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.0% were non-families. 22.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.73.
In the town, the population was spread out with 17.0% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 20.6% from 25 to 44, 38.5% from 45 to 64, and 15.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females, there were 112.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 118.1 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $26,705, and the median income for a family was $27,031. Males had a median income of $26,563 versus $16,458 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,930. About 27.3% of families and 27.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.2% of those under the age of eighteen and 43.6% of those sixty five or over.