- Durham, Maine
Durham, Maine — Town — Coordinates: Coordinates: Country United States State Maine County Androscoggin Area – Total 38.7 sq mi (100.3 km2) – Land 38.1 sq mi (98.7 km2) – Water 0.6 sq mi (1.7 km2) Elevation 167 ft (51 m) Population (2000) – Total 3,419 – Density 88.7/sq mi (34.3/km2) Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5) – Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4) ZIP code 04222 Area code(s) 207 FIPS code 23-19105 GNIS feature ID 0582448
Durham is a town in Androscoggin County, Maine, United States. The population was 3,419 at the 2000 census. It is included in both the Lewiston-Auburn, Maine Metropolitan Statistical Area and the Lewiston-Auburn, Maine Metropolitan New England City and Town Area.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 38.8 square miles (100 km2), of which, 38.1 square miles (99 km2) of it is land and 0.6 square miles (1.6 km2) of it (1.68%) is water.
Durham is considered a "gateway" town due to the fact that it connects two major Maine communities, the Greater Portland Area with the Lewiston–Auburn Area.
As of the census of 2000, there were 3,381 people, 1,226 households, and 980 families residing in the town. The population density was 88.7 people per square mile (34.3/km²). There were 1,257 housing units at an average density of 33.0 per square mile (12.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.96% White, 0.12% African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 0.09% from other races, and 0.41% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.65% of the population.
There were 1,226 households out of which 38.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.6% were married couples living together, 5.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.0% were non-families. 12.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.75 and the average family size was 3.02.
In the town the population was spread out with 26.9% under the age of 18, 5.2% from 18 to 24, 35.5% from 25 to 44, 25.5% from 45 to 64, and 6.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 99.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.2 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $53,846, and the median income for a family was $55,028. Males had a median income of $35,174 versus $28,342 for females. The per capita income for the town was $20,883. About 5.9% of families and 6.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.2% of those under age 18 and 9.8% of those age 65 or over.
- Durham Community School is a public school operated by the Durham School Department. The school provides for the education of students in grades K through 8.
- Education of a majority of the students in grades 9 through 12 is provided by Freeport High School.
- High school education is also offered by Lisbon High School, Brunswick High School and Edward Little High School, located in Auburn.
- Stephen King, horror novel author.
- Frank Sandford, founder and leader of an apocalyptic Christian sect known as "The Kingdom".
- Varney, George J. (1886), Gazetteer of the state of Maine. Durham, Maine: Samantha, http://history.rays-place.com/me/androscoggin-3.htm
Municipalities and communities of Androscoggin County, Maine Cities Towns CDPs
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