Winslow is a town and census-designated place in Kennebec County, Maine, United States, along the Kennebec River. The population was 7,794 at the 2010 census.
Winslow is located at 44°32′33″N 69°36′18″W / 44.542428°N 69.605101°W / 44.542428; -69.605101 (44.542428, −69.605101).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 38.67 square miles (100.15 km), of which 36.82 square miles (95.36 km) is land and 1.85 square miles (4.79 km) is water. Winslow is located at the confluence of the Sebasticook River with the Kennebec River.
The town is crossed by U.S. Route 201 and State Routes 11, 32, 100 and 137. It borders the towns of Benton to the north, Albion to the east, China to the southeast, Vassalboro to the south, and (across the Kennebec River) Waterville to the west.
As of the census of 2010, there were 7,794 people, 3,328 households, and 2,183 families residing in the town. The population density was 211.7 inhabitants per square mile (81.7/km). There were 3,692 housing units at an average density of 100.3 per square mile (38.7/km). The racial makeup of the town was 96.0% White, 0.4% African American, 0.6% Native American, 0.6% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 2.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.1% of the population.
There were 3,328 households of which 28.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.3% were married couples living together, 10.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.4% were non-families. 28.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.84.
The median age in the town was 43.6 years. 21.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.1% were from 25 to 44; 30% were from 45 to 64; and 17.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 48.0% male and 52.0% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 7,743 people, 3,268 households, and 2,212 families residing in the town. The population density was 210.1 people per square mile (81.1/km). There were 3,591 housing units at an average density of 97.4 per square mile (37.6/km). The racial makeup of the town was 98.05% White, 0.13% Black or African American, 0.27% Native American, 0.35% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.22% from other races, and 0.97% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.77% of the population.
There were 4,268 households out of which 30.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.7% were married couples living together, 10.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.3% were non-families. 26.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.83.
In the town, the population was spread out with 24.1% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 27.0% from 25 to 44, 24.6% from 45 to 64, and 18.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 90.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.0 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $39,580, and the median income for a family was $46,725. Males had a median income of $37,116 versus $25,429 for females. The per capita income for the town was $18,501. About 3.7% of families and 7.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.1% of those under age 18 and 9.9% of those age 65 or over.