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Encyclopedia > Berwick, Maine

Berwick is a town located in York County, Maine. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 6,353.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 97.3 km˛ (37.6 mi˛). 96.1 km˛ (37.1 mi˛) of it is land and 1.2 km˛ (0.5 mi˛) of it is water. The total area is 1.22% water.


As of the census2 of 2000, there are 6,353 people, 2,319 households, and 1,723 families residing in the town. The population density is 66.1/km˛ (171.1/mi˛). There are 2,414 housing units at an average density of 25.1/km˛ (65.0/mi˛). The racial makeup of the town is 97.31% White, 0.36% Black or African American, 0.14% Native American, 1.16% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.06% from other races, and 0.93% from two or more races. 0.54% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 2,319 households out of which 40.3% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.0% are married couples living together, 11.0% have a female householder with no husband present, and 25.7% are non-families. 20.4% of all households are made up of individuals and 7.2% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.72 and the average family size is 3.15.

In the town the population is spread out with 29.1% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 32.5% from 25 to 44, 21.2% from 45 to 64, and 9.5% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 95.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 94.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town is $44,629, and the median income for a family is $53,776. Males have a median income of $36,329 versus $24,911 for females. The per capita income for the town is $18,988. 8.3% of the population and 6.9% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 9.0% of those under the age of 18 and 15.9% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

See also: Berwick (CDP), Maine

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Berwick (town), Maine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (698 words)
It was variously called the "Parish of Unity," "Kittery Commons" or "Kittery North Parish." "Unity" (Berwick) was populated with Scots prisoners of war captured at the Battle of Dunbar in 1650, then force-marched to Durham Cathedral in Durham, England.
Berwick was once considerably larger in size, but South Berwick was set off in 1814, followed by North Berwick in 1831.
In the 19th century, Berwick enjoyed a symbiotic economic relationship with Somersworth, New Hampshire, the mill town to which it is connected by bridge across the Salmon Falls River.
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