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Encyclopedia > Washington County, Maine
Washington County, Maine
Map
Map of Maine highlighting Washington County
Location in the state of Maine
Statistics
Formed
Seat Machias
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

8,430 km² (3,255 mi²)
 km² ( mi²)
1,778 km² (686 mi²), 21.09%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

33,941
5/km² 

Washington County is a county located in the U.S. state of Maine. As of 2000, the population is 33,941. Its county seat is Machias6. Image File history File links Map_of_Maine_highlighting_Washington_County. ... A county seat is an administrative center for a county. ... Machias is a town located in Washington County, Maine. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... 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. ... The 22nd United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Density (symbol: ρ - Greek: rho) is a measure of mass per unit of volume. ... A county is generally a sub-unit of regional self-government within a sovereign jurisdiction. ... A state of the United States (U.S. state) is any one of the fifty states, four of which officially favor the term commonwealth which, along with the District of Columbia, form the United States of America. ... Official language(s) None Capital Augusta Largest city Portland Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 39th 86,542 km² 305 km 515 km 13. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... A county seat is an administrative center for a county. ... Machias is a town located in Washington County, Maine. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...


Sometimes referred to as "Sunrise Country" because of its location as the easternmost territory of the United States, where the rising sun first touches U.S. soil, Washington County is a strong example of Maine's traditional "Downeast" coastal area. Many small seaside communities are said to preserve their old way of life, based on small-scale fishing economies. Tourism is also important along the beautiful coast, but is not as pervasive as elsewhere in the state. Fishing is the activity of hunting for fish. ... Tourist redirects here; for the album by Athlete, see Tourist (album) For the Roxette album, see Tourism (album) Tourism is the act of travel for the purpose of recreation and business, and the provision of services for this act. ...

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 8,430 km² (3,255 mi²). 6,652 km² (2,568 mi²) of it is land and 1,778 km² (686 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 21.09% water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... 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. ...


Adjacent Counties

Hancock County is a county located in the state of Maine. ... Aroostook County is a county located in the U.S. state of Maine. ... Penobscot County is a county located in the state of Maine. ... York County (2001 population 87,212) is located in west-central New Brunswick, Canada. ... Charlotte County(2001 population 27,366) is located in the southwestern portion of New Brunswick, Canada. ...

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 33,941 people, 14,118 households, and 9,303 families residing in the county. The population density was 5/km² (13/mi²). There were 21,919 housing units at an average density of 3/km² (8/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 93.48% White, 0.26% Black or African American, 4.43% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.44% from other races, and 1.07% from two or more races. 0.81% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 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 Wikipedia 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. ... 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. ...


There were 14,118 households out of which 28.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.10% were married couples living together, 9.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.10% were non-families. 28.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.10% 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 examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ...


In the county the population was spread out with 22.90% under the age of 18, 8.00% from 18 to 24, 26.30% from 25 to 44, 25.60% from 45 to 64, and 17.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 95.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.90 males.


The median income for a household in the county was $25,869, and the median income for a family was $31,657. Males had a median income of $28,347 versus $20,074 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,119. 19.00% of the population and 14.20% of families were below the poverty line. 22.40% of those under the age of 18 and 19.20% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line. 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. ...


Cities and towns

Addison is a town located in Washington County, Maine. ... Alexander is a town located in Washington County, Maine. ... Baileyville is a town located in Washington County, Maine. ... Baring is a plantation located in Washington County, Maine. ... Beals is a town located in Washington County, Maine. ... Beddington is a town located in Washington County, Maine. ... Calais is a city in the state of Maine in the United States on the St. ... Centerville is a town located in Washington County, Maine. ... Charlotte is a town located in Washington County, Maine. ... Cherryfield is a town in Washington County, Maine, United States. ... Codyville is a plantation located in Washington County, Maine. ... Columbia Falls is a town located in Washington County, Maine. ... Cooper is a town located in Washington County, Maine. ... Crawford is a town located in Washington County, Maine. ... Cutler is a town located in Washington County, Maine. ... Danforth is a town located in Washington County, Maine. ... Deblois is a town located in Washington County, Maine. ... Dennysville is a town located in Washington County, Maine. ... East Machias is a town located in Washington County, Maine. ... Eastport is a city located in Washington County, Maine. ... Grand Lake Stream is a plantation located in Washington County, Maine. ... Harrington is a town located in Washington County, Maine. ... Jonesboro is a town located in Washington County, Maine. ... Jonesport is a town located in Washington County, Maine. ... Lubec is a town located in Washington County, Maine. ... Machias is a town located in Washington County, Maine. ... Machiasport is a town located in Washington County, Maine. ... Marshfield is a town located in Washington County, Maine. ... Meddybemps is a town located in Washington County, Maine. ... Milbridge is a town located in Washington County, Maine. ... Northfield is a town located in Washington County, Maine. ... Pembroke is a town located in Washington County, Maine. ... Perry is a town located in Washington County, Maine. ... Princeton is a town located in Washington County, Maine. ... Robbinston is a town located in Washington County, Maine. ... Roque Bluffs is a town located in Washington County, Maine. ... Steuben is a town located in Washington County, Maine. ... Talmadge is a town located in Washington County, Maine. ... Topsfield is a town located in Washington County, Maine. ... Vanceboro is a town located in Washington County, Maine. ... Waite is a town located in Washington County, Maine. ... Wesley is a town located in Washington County, Maine. ... Whiting is a town located in Washington County, Maine. ... Whitneyville is a town located in Washington County, Maine. ... Woodland is a census-designated place located in Washington County, Maine. ...

Territories

North Washington is an unorganized territory located in Washington County, Maine. ... East Central Washington is an unorganized territory located in Washington County, Maine. ...

Indian reservations

Flag of Maine The State of Maine
 Capital  Augusta
 Regions 

Down East | Maine Atlantic Coast | Maine Highlands | North Woods | Western Maine Mountains In the United States an Indian reservation is land which is managed by a Native American tribe under the United States Department of the Interiors Bureau of Indian Affairs. ... Passamaquoddy Pleasant Point Reservation is an Indian reservation located in Washington County, Maine. ... Passamaquoddy Indian Township Reservation is an Indian reservation located in Washington County, Maine. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Maine. ... A state of the United States (U.S. state) is any one of the fifty states, four of which officially favor the term commonwealth which, along with the District of Columbia, form the United States of America. ... Official language(s) None Capital Augusta Largest city Portland Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 39th 86,542 km² 305 km 515 km 13. ... This is a list of United States state capitals: Trivia - Jefferson City (Missouri) has the longest name of the U.S. state capitals - Only two of the U.S. state capitals are named for their state: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Indianapolis, Indiana retard See also List of current and former... Nickname: Motto: Official website: www. ... This list of regions of the United States includes official (governmental) and non-official areas within the borders of the United States, not including U.S. states, the federal district of Washington, D.C. or standard subentities such as cities or counties. ... Down East is a New England geographical term that is applied in at least a couple of different ways. ... State nickname: The Pine Tree State Other U.S. States Capital Augusta Largest city Portland Governor John Baldacci Official languages None Area 86,542 km² (39th)  - Land 80,005 km²  - Water 11,724 km² (13. ... The Maine Highlands is a centrally located region that constitutes a large portion of the state of Maine. ... The Maine North Woods is the northern geographic area of the state of Maine. ... The Western Maine Mountains region spans along most of the Maines western border with New Hampshire. ...

 Counties 

Androscoggin | Aroostook | Cumberland | Franklin | Hancock | Kennebec | Knox | Lincoln | Oxford | Penobscot | Piscataquis | Sagadahoc | Somerset | Waldo | Washington | York List of Maine counties: Maine counties Androscoggin County: formed in 1854 from parts of Cumberland County, Kennebec County, Lincoln County, and Oxford County. ... Androscoggin County is a county located in the state of Maine. ... Aroostook County is a county located in the U.S. state of Maine. ... Cumberland County is a county located in the state of Maine. ... Franklin County is a county located in the state of Maine. ... Hancock County is a county located in the state of Maine. ... Kennebec County is a county located in the state of Maine. ... Knox County is a county located in the state of Maine. ... Lincoln County is a county located in the state of Maine. ... Location in the state of Maine Formed 1805 Seat South Paris Area  - Total  - Water 5,634 km² (2,175 mi²) 252 km² (97 mi²) 4. ... Penobscot County is a county located in the state of Maine. ... Piscataquis County is a county located in the state of Maine. ... Sagadahoc County is a county located in the state of Maine. ... Somerset County is a county located in the state of Maine. ... Waldo County is a county located in the state of Maine. ... York County is a county located in the state of Maine. ...

 Largest cities 

Auburn | Augusta | Bangor | Bath | Belfast | Biddeford | Brewer | Caribou | Ellsworth | Houlton | Kittery | Lewiston | Millinocket | Old Orchard Beach | Old Town | Orono | Portland | Presque Isle | Rockland | Rumford | Saco | Sanford | South Portland | Topsham | Waterville | Westbrook Nickname: Motto: Official website: www. ... Nickname: Motto: Official website: www. ... Downtown Bangor Bangor is a city located in Penobscot County, Maine, United States. ... View uphill towards City Hall in Bath Bath is a city located in Sagadahoc County, Maine. ... Seal of Belfast, ME Belfast is a city located in Waldo County, Maine. ... City Hall in 2005 Biddeford is a city located in York County, Maine, United States. ... Brewer is a city located in Penobscot County, Maine. ... Trucks outside a starch factory in Caribou, Aroostook County, Maine, October 1940 Location of city of Caribou in state of Maine Caribou is a city located in Aroostook County, Maine. ... Ellsworth is a city located in Hancock County, Maine. ... Location of town of Houlton in state of Maine Houlton is a town in Aroostook County, Maine, on the United States-Canada border, located at . ... Location of town of Kittery in state of Maine Kittery is a town located in York County, Maine. ... Nickname: Motto: Official website: ci. ... Millinocket is a mill town in Penobscot County, Maine, USA. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 5,203. ... Pier at Old Orchard Beach Old Orchard Beach is a census-designated place located in York County, Maine. ... Main Street in Old Town Old Town is a city located in Penobscot County, Maine. ... Orono is a town located in Penobscot County, Maine. ... Official website: www. ... Presque Isle is a city located in Aroostook County, Maine. ... Seal of Rockland, ME Rockland is a city located in Knox County, Maine. ... Paper mill along the river in Rumford Rumford is a town located in Oxford County, Maine. ... Location of city of Saco in Maine Saco is a city located in York County, Maine. ... Sanford is a census-designated place located in York County, Maine. ... Seal of South Portland South Portland is a city located in Cumberland County, Maine. ... Topsham is a town located in Sagadahoc County, Maine. ... Waterville is a city located in Kennebec County, Maine. ... Westbrook is a city located in Cumberland County, Maine. ...

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Washington County, Maine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (442 words)
Washington County is a county located in the U.S. state of Maine.
In the county the population was spread out with 22.90% under the age of 18, 8.00% from 18 to 24, 26.30% from 25 to 44, 25.60% from 45 to 64, and 17.30% who were 65 years of age or older.
The median income for a household in the county was $25,869, and the median income for a family was $31,657.
History of Washington County, Maine (738 words)
Washington County, as originally constituted, embraced the entire eastern frontier.
The rivers of this county are noted for their falls, and their ample lake reservoirs, forming abundant water-power.
By an act of Congress in 1789, all the coasts and ports of Maine were classed in nine commercial districts, in each of which a collector and other customs officers were appointed by President Washington.
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