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Encyclopedia > Wells, Maine

Wells is a town located in York County, Maine. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 9,400.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 150.6 km˛ (58.2 mi˛). 149.3 km˛ (57.6 mi˛) of it is land and 1.3 km˛ (0.5 mi˛) of it is water. The total area is 0.88% water.


As of the census2 of 2000, there are 9,400 people, 4,004 households, and 2,690 families residing in the town. The population density is 63.0/km˛ (163.1/mi˛). There are 7,794 housing units at an average density of 52.2/km˛ (135.2/mi˛). The racial makeup of the town is 98.18% White, 0.23% African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.48% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.14% from other races, and 0.76% from two or more races. 0.64% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 4,004 households out of which 25.6% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.7% are married couples living together, 6.7% have a female householder with no husband present, and 32.8% are non-families. 26.3% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.0% 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 2.85.

In the town the population is spread out with 21.0% under the age of 18, 5.6% from 18 to 24, 26.4% from 25 to 44, 30.2% from 45 to 64, and 16.9% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 43 years. For every 100 females there are 94.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 92.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town is $46,314, and the median income for a family is $53,644. Males have a median income of $39,682 versus $28,463 for females. The per capita income for the town is $23,130. 5.4% of the population and 3.1% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 3.8% of those under the age of 18 and 5.6% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

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Wells Chamber--Home Page (207 words)
This year's theme is "A Fairy Tale Christmas in Southern Maine." FMI or to participate in the parade, contact the Chamber at 207-646-2451.
The Wells Chamber 2005 Calendar of Events is updated weekly.
And be sure to check the lodging section for a complete directory of places to stay in the area.
Wells Maine History and Information (352 words)
Wells Maine, is one of the oldest towns in Maine.
Wells is fortunate to be blessed with 7 miles of oceanfront.  Along the coast are rocky ridges and tidal pools which are so interesting to young people, whether they are little and play in the warm puddles around the large rocks, or are older youngsters who enjoy hunting marine life.
WellsÂ’ location on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean tends to moderate air temperatures by making them a few degrees warmer in winter and cooler in the summer.
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