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Alfred, Maine

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Alfred is a town located in York County, Maine. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 2,497. It is the county seat of York County6.

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General Information

  • Zip code: 04002
  • Area code: 207
  • Local phone code: 324

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 72.3 km² (27.9 mi²). 70.6 km² (27.2 mi²) of it is land and 1.7 km² (0.7 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 2.40% water.

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 2,497 people, 996 households, and 682 families residing in the town. The population density is 35.4/km² (91.7/mi²). There are 1,103 housing units at an average density of 15.6/km² (40.5/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 98.52% White, 0.24% African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.48% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.00% from other races, and 0.56% from two or more races. 0.12% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 996 households out of which 27.5% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.0% are married couples living together, 7.1% have a female householder with no husband present, and 31.5% are non-families. 26.2% of all households are made up of individuals and 13.2% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.39 and the average family size is 2.88.

In the town the population is spread out with 21.5% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 26.8% from 25 to 44, 26.1% from 45 to 64, and 19.1% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 42 years. For every 100 females there are 105.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 104.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town is $40,583, and the median income for a family is $47,625. Males have a median income of $36,957 versus $25,026 for females. The per capita income for the town is $19,337. 5.5% of the population and 4.2% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 5.8% of those under the age of 18 and 9.0% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Local Government

Alfred has three selectmen who manage town business. Selectmen are elected in an annual town hall meeting to three years terms. The current selectmen are Earland Morrison, John Sylvester, and Perley Yeaton.

Schools

Alfred's children attending public school go to Alfred Elementary School from kindergarten through sixth grade. Seventh and eigth graders attend Massabesic Junior High School in neighboring Waterboro, Maine. Ninth through twelth graders attend Massabesic High School, also in Waterboro. Elementary aged students may also attend the private Unlimited Vision Montessori School.

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