Eustis is a town in Franklin County, Maine, United States.
The population was 685 at the 2000 census
. Eustis, which
includes the village of Stratton, is a popular recreation
Benedict Arnold and his troops passed
through the area on October 19, 1775 on their way up the North Branch of the Dead
River to fight in the ill-fated Battle of
Eustis was first called Township No. 1 of Range 4, West of
Bingham's Kennebec Purchase. The original settler was Caleb Stevens from
Hampshire, who brought
his wife and 9 children.
About 1831, the northern half of
the township was purchased from the state of Maine by 2 men, one of
whom was Charles L. Eustis of Lewiston.
same year he built a sawmill
. In 1840, the township was organized as
Hanover Plantation, which about 1850 became part of the larger
Jackson Plantation. On March 30
, however, the township was set off and organized
as Eustis Plantation, named after its early proprietor. Then on
with a population of 342, it was officially incorporated as a
According to the United
States Census Bureau
, the town has a total area of
41.3 square miles (107.1 km²), of which, 39.1 square
miles (101.3 km²) of it is land and 2.2 square miles
(5.8 km²) of it (5.39%) is water. Eustis is drained by
As of the census
of 2000, there were 685
people, 302 households, and 170 families residing in the town. The
people per square mile (6.8/km²). There were 747 housing units at
an average density of 19.1/sq mi (7.4/km²). The racial makeup
of the town was 95.47% White
, 2.04% Native
, 0.15% Asian
1.90% from two or more races.
There were 302 households out of which 26.2% had children under the
age of 18 living with them, 44.4% were married
living together, 8.6% had a female householder with no
husband present, and 43.4% were non-families. 32.1% of all
households were made up of individuals and 11.3% had someone living
alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size
was 2.27 and the average family size was 2.90.
In the town the population was spread out with 24.4% under the age
of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 28.0% from 25 to 44, 26.6% from 45 to
64, and 13.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was
40 years. For every 100 females there were 106.9 males. For every
100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.6 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $28,000, and the
median income for a family was $35,000. Males had a median income
of $27,614 versus $21,111 for females. The per capita income
for the town was
$13,274. About 7.7% of families and 14.3% of the population were
below the poverty line
, including 10.8%
of those under age 18 and 9.4% of those age 65 or over.
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