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Encyclopedia > Mars Hill, Maine

Mars Hill is a town located in Aroostook County, Maine. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 1,480.


Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 91.1 km˛ (35.2 mi˛). 91.0 km˛ (35.1 mi˛) of it is land and 0.2 km˛ (0.1 mi˛) of it is water. The total area is 0.20% water.


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 1,480 people, 614 households, and 413 families residing in the town. The population density is 16.3/km˛ (42.1/mi˛). There are 708 housing units at an average density of 7.8/km˛ (20.2/mi˛). The racial makeup of the town is 97.50% White, 0.14% African American, 1.49% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.20% from other races, and 0.47% from two or more races. 0.41% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.


There are 614 households out of which 26.9% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.0% are married couples living together, 8.1% have a female householder with no husband present, and 32.6% are non-families. 30.0% of all households are made up of individuals and 18.1% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.35 and the average family size is 2.87.


In the town the population is spread out with 23.0% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 25.1% from 25 to 44, 20.7% from 45 to 64, and 23.4% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 41 years. For every 100 females there are 89.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 84.2 males.


The median income for a household in the town is $24,083, and the median income for a family is $33,333. Males have a median income of $27,054 versus $19,500 for females. The per capita income for the town is $13,630. 16.6% of the population and 13.4% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 19.3% of those under the age of 18 and 19.9% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.


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Mars Hill Maine - Mars Hill Utility District (606 words)
The wastewater treated Mars Hill's aerated lagoons is stored in a storage lagoon in the summer to eliminate the potential of any adverse impact on the Prestile and discharged in the winter when the stream is capable of handling the treatment plant effluent.
Maine began construction in May 1992, and initial facility startup began in November 1993.
All wastewater collected in the District's system in Mars Hill and Blaine is pumped to the treatment facility from the Mill Street Pump Station, located at the site of the old primary treatment plant.
Wind power firm files plans for Mars Hill peak (January 27, 2004) (527 words)
MARS HILL, Maine - The developer behind plans for Maine's first wind farm has filed an application with the state Department of Environmental Protection to build 33 turbines along the ridge of Mars Hill Mountain.
Mersereau predicts Mars Hill's tax revenue could increase by as much as half when the $68 million project is finished.
Maine Audubon generally supports the idea of wind power but needs to review the specifics of the Mars Hill project before taking a formal position, said Jody Jones, a wildlife ecologist for Maine Audubon.
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