About South Bristol ME
South Bristol is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. The population was 892 at the 2010 census. A fishing and resort area, South Bristol includes the villages of Walpole and Christmas Cove, the latter at Rutherford Island. The town has three nature preserves.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 29.68 square miles (76.87 km), of which, 13.10 square miles (33.93 km) of it is land and 16.58 square miles (42.94 km) is water. Half of South Bristol is located on a peninsula, the other half on Rutherford Island. The Island was named after the Reverend Robert Rutherford who came with David Dunbar’s group to the area from North Ireland, in 1729.
The town is crossed by Maine State Route 129. It is bordered on the west by the Damariscotta River, on the north by Bristol, on the east by John’s Bay, and on the south by the Gulf of Maine and Atlantic Ocean.
As of the census of 2010, there were 892 people, 418 households, and 275 families residing in the town. The population density was 68.1 inhabitants per square mile (26.3/km). There were 1,076 housing units at an average density of 82.1 per square mile (31.7/km). The racial makeup of the town was 98.5% White, 0.6% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.2% Asian, and 0.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.6% of the population.
There were 418 households of which 19.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.7% were married couples living together, 8.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 1.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.2% were non-families. 29.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 16% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.13 and the average family size was 2.57.
The median age in the town was 54.1 years. 15.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 3.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 17.2% were from 25 to 44; 32.9% were from 45 to 64; and 30.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 48.4% male and 51.6% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 897 people, 410 households, and 277 families residing in the town. The population density was 68.0 people per square mile (26.3/km²). There were 932 housing units at an average density of 70.7 per square mile (27.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.00% White, 0.11% Native American, 0.22% Asian, and 0.67% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.45% of the population.
There were 410 households out of which 20.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.0% were married couples living together, 4.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.2% were non-families. 25.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.19 and the average family size was 2.58.
In the town, the population was spread out with 16.7% under the age of 18, 4.6% from 18 to 24, 18.8% from 25 to 44, 34.9% from 45 to 64, and 25.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 52 years. For every 100 females, there were 98.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.6 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $38,636, and the median income for a family was $46,765. Males had a median income of $31,696 versus $21,563 for females. The per capita income for the town was $28,233. About 3.5% of families and 7.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.0% of those under age 18 and 15.0% of those age 65 or over.
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South Bristol 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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