- Waldo County, Maine
Infobox U.S. County
county = Waldo County
state = Maine
map size = 150
founded = 1827
seat = Belfast | area_total_sq_mi =853
area_land_sq_mi = 730
area percentage = 14.43%
census yr = 2000
pop = 36280
Waldo County is a
countylocated in the U.S. stateof Maine. As of 2000, the population was 36,280. Its county seatis BelfastGR|6.
According to the
U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 853 square miles (2,209 km²), of which, 730 square miles (1,890 km²) of it is land and 123 square miles (319 km²) of it (14.43%) is water.
Penobscot County, Maine- northeast
Hancock County, Maine- east
Knox County, Maine- south
Lincoln County, Maine- southwest
Kennebec County, Maine- west
Somerset County, Maine- northwest
Carlton Pond Waterfowl Production Area
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 36,280 people, 14,726 households, and 10,057 families residing in the county. The population densitywas 50 people per square mile (19/km²). There were 18,904 housing units at an average density of 26 per square mile (10/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.89% White, 0.19% Black or African American, 0.40% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.16% from other races, and 1.15% from two or more races. 0.59% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 24.8% were of English, 14.7% United Statesor American, 12.7% Irish, 8.5% French and 5.6% German ancestry according to Census 2000. 97.1% spoke English and 1.5% French as their first language.
There were 14,726 households out of which 30.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.20% were married couples living together, 9.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.70% were non-families. 24.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.88.
In the county the population was spread out with 24.20% under the age of 18, 7.50% from 18 to 24, 27.80% from 25 to 44, 26.80% from 45 to 64, and 13.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 96.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.80 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $33,986, and the median income for a family was $40,402. Males had a median income of $29,644 versus $23,816 for females. The
per capita incomefor the county was $17,438. About 10.90% of families and 13.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.60% of those under age 18 and 12.20% of those age 65 or over.
Cities and towns
* [http://waldocountyme.gov/ Official Website of Waldo County]
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