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Encyclopedia > Belgrade, Maine

Belgrade is a town in Kennebec County, Maine, United States. The system of local government in use in New England is very different from that found throughout the rest of the United States. ... Kennebec County is a county located in the state of Maine. ... Official language(s) None (English de facto) Capital Augusta Largest city Portland Area  Ranked 39th  - Total 33,414 sq mi (86,542 km²)  - Width 210 miles (338 km)  - Length 320 miles (515 km)  - % water 13. ...


As of the 2000 census, the town had a year-round population of 2,978. However, Belgrade's population approximately doubles during the summer months as part-year residents return to their seasonal camps located on the shores of Belgrade's Great Pond, Long Pond and Messalonskee Lake. Great Pond is located in Kennebec County, Maine, in the United States. ...


Belgrade is made up different small villages or settlements including North Belgrade, Belgrade Depot, and Belgrade Lakes (or "The Village").


The town served as an annual summertime destination for the writers E.B. White and Ernest Thompson. Thompson's time spent on Great Pond inspired his play On Golden Pond, which was later made into an Academy Award-winning movie of the same name. Elwyn Brooks White (July 11, 1899–October 1, 1985) was an American essayist, author, and noted prose stylist. ... Ernest Thompson, (born November 6, 1949), in Bellows Falls, Vermont, is an American Playwright and actor. ... On Golden Pond (1981) was a successful Broadway play written by playwright Ernest Thompson which was turned into a successful and popular movie starring Katharine Hepburn and Henry Fonda. ...


Belgrade is named after Belgrade, Serbia. Belgrade (Serbian: Београд or Beograd  ) is the capital and largest city of Serbia. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 150.0 km² (57.9 mi²). 112.0 km² (43.2 mi²) of it is land and 38.0 km² (14.7 mi²) of it (25.32%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an Imperial unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, 1,609. ...


Demographics

Belgrade is mostly a bedroom community for the nearby cities of Waterville and Augusta. As of the census2 of 2000, there were 2,978 people, 1,178 households, and 876 families residing in the town. The population density was 26.6/km² (68.9/mi²). There were 2,007 housing units at an average density of 17.9/km² (46.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.69% White, 0.10% African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 0.13% Pacific Islander, 0.03% from other races, and 0.74% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.47% of the population. This article or section should be merged with Bedroom community A dormitory town is generally a rural town where a large proportion of its population commute to nearby cities. ... 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 1,178 households out of which 34.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.7% were married couples living together, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.6% were non-families. 18.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 2.89. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the town the population was spread out with 25.3% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 30.0% from 25 to 44, 27.5% from 45 to 64, and 11.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 93.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.6 males.


The median income for a household in the town was $39,053, and the median income for a family was $42,321. Males had a median income of $32,226 versus $24,962 for females. The per capita income for the town was $20,407. About 8.4% of families and 9.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.3% of those under age 18 and 9.8% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


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Welcome to Belgrade, Maine (370 words)
Belgrade is located just a few miles northwest of Maine's capital city, Augusta.
Our current population is estimated to be about 4,000 year-round citizens, and that number nearly doubles when non-residents arrive to spend the summer months at their cottages.
Belgrade covers about sixty square miles, with a large part of this area composed of lakes, streams and wetlands.
Belgrade Lakes Maine & Wings Hill Inn & Restaurant (1161 words)
Prior to our visit to Belgrade Lakes, Maine, I had done some homework pertaining to one of Maine’s best kept secrets and it was quite a revelation when I discovered that for many years well-known artists and writers had vacationed at this popular lakeside community including one of America’s most prominent playwrights, Eugene O’Neill.
During the 1920s Belgrade Lakes was a popular rendez-vous for the rich and famous, where they would travel by carriage and later by train with their steamer trunks to the Belgrade Depot, then seven miles by touring car to the village.
When a petition was drafted to create the new town in Maine it was this same John V. Davis who suggested the name of Belgrade be adopted, as he was probably still intensely impressed by the Belgrade he had known.
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