About Porter ME
Porter is a town in Oxford County, Maine, United States. It is included in the Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, Maine metropolitan New England City and Town Area. Porter includes Porter village and part of Kezar Falls. The population was 1,498 at the 2010 census.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 32.87 square miles (85.13 km), of which, 31.50 square miles (81.58 km) of it is land and 1.37 square miles (3.55 km) is water. Porter is drained by the Ossipee River.
The town is crossed by state routes 25 and 160. Porter borders the towns of Eaton and Freedom, New Hampshire to the west, Brownfield to the north, Hiram to the east, and Parsonsfield to the south.
As of the census of 2010, there were 1,498 people, 621 households, and 416 families residing in the town. The population density was 47.6 inhabitants per square mile (18.4/km). There were 816 housing units at an average density of 25.9 per square mile (10.0/km). The racial makeup of the town was 97.2% White, 0.8% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 0.2% Pacific Islander, 0.1% from other races, and 1.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.6% of the population.
There were 621 households of which 28.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.3% were married couples living together, 11.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 33.0% were non-families. 25.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.83.
The median age in the town was 44.4 years. 20.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.6% were from 25 to 44; 33.6% were from 45 to 64; and 15.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 50.5% male and 49.5% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,438 people, 562 households, and 1,410 families residing in the town. The population density was 45.7 people per square mile (17.6/km²). There were 742 housing units at an average density of 23.6 per square mile (9.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.01% White, 0.35% African American, 0.49% Native American, 0.35% Asian, 0.21% from other races, and 1.60% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.70% of the population.
There were 562 households out of which 31.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.6% were married couples living together, 12.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.0% were non-families. 21.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 2.92.
In the town, the population was spread out with 25.9% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 28.2% from 25 to 44, 24.0% from 45 to 64, and 13.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 96.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.8 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $33,802, and the median income for a family was $37,552. Males had a median income of $25,739 versus $23,000 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,271. About 12.9% of families and 14.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.3% of those under age 18 and 11.0% of those age 65 or over.
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Porter Maine neighborhoods include: Acton, Albany Twp, Albion, Alfred, Amherst, Anson, Arrowsic, Arundel, Ashland, Atkinson, Auburn, Augusta, Bailey Island, Bangor, Bar Harbor, Bass Harbor, Bath, Belfast, Benton, Bethel, Biddeford, Birch Harbor, Blue Hill, Bowdoin, Bowdoinham, Bowerbank, Bridgton, Brooklin, Brooks, Brooksville, Brownfield, Brunswick, Bryant Pond, Bucksport, Bustins Island, Buxton, Camden, Canaan, Cape Elizabeth, Cape Neddick, Caratunk, Caribou, Carmel, Carrabassett Valley, Casco, Castine, Castle Hill, Center Lovell, Chelsea, China, Cliff Island, Clifton, Connor Twp, Corea, Cumberland Center, Cumberland Foreside, Cushing, Dayton, Deer Isle, Denmark, Dennysville, Diamond Cove, Dover Foxcroft, Dresden, East Machias, Eastport, East Waterboro, Eddington, Eliot, Ellsworth, Fairfield, Falmouth, Fletchers Landing Twp, Fort Kent, Frankfort, Franklin, Freeport, Frenchboro, Frenchville, Friendship, Glenburn, Glen Cove, Gorham, Gouldsboro, Grand Isle, Gray, Greenbush, Greene, Greenville, Greenwood, Hampden, Hancock, Harborside, Harpswell, Harrison, Hebron, Hermon, Hope, Islesboro, Kennebunk, Kennebunkport, Kingfield, Kittery, Kittery Point, Lakeville, Lamoine, Lebanon, Lee, Levant, Lewiston, Limestone, Lincoln, Lincolnville, Lisbon, Lisbon Falls, Litchfield, Little Deer Isle, Lovell, Lubec, Lyman, Madawaska, Madison, Manchester, Mapleton, Mariaville, Mason Twp, Mercer, Mexico, Milton Twp, Minot, Monhegan, Monroe, Morrill, Mount Desert, Naples, Newburgh, New Canada, New Gloucester, New Sweden, Norridgewock, North Anson, North Berwick, North Haven, Northport, North Turner, North Yarmouth, Norway, Oakland, Ogunquit, Old Orchard Beach, Orland, Orrs Island, Otis, Otisfield, Owls Head, Oxford, Patten, Peaks Island, Penobscot, Phillips, Phippsburg, Pine Point, Poland, Portland, Pownal, Prospect Harbor, Rangeley, Raymond, Readfield, Richmond, Rockland, Rockport, Rockwood, Rumford, Sabattus, Saco, Saint Agatha, Saint David, Sandy River Plt, Sanford, Sargentville, Scarborough, Searsmont, Searsport, Sebasco Estates, Sebec, Sedgwick, Shapleigh, Sidney, Sinclair, Skowhegan, South Berwick, South China, South Paris, South Portland, Springfield, Springvale, Standish, Steep Falls, St John Plt, Stockton Springs, Stoneham, Stonington, Sunset, Surry, Sweden, Thorndike, Topsham, Trenton, Turner, Unity, Vassalboro, Vinalhaven, Waldoboro, Waltham, Waterford, Waterville, Wells, West Bath, Westbrook, West Enfield, West Forks, West Newfield, West Paris, Windham, Windsor, Winslow, Winter Harbor, Winterport, Winthrop, Woolwich, Yarmouth, York
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