Androscoggin County

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Androscoggin County, Maine

2 Turner St
Auburn, ME 04210
Phone: (207) 784-8390
Fax: (207) 782-5367

In southern ME, southwest of Augusta; organized Mar 18, 1854 from Cumberland, Oxford, and Kennebec counties. Name Origin: For the river, from an Abnaki Indian name meaning either 'place where fish are cured,' 'fishing place for alewives.' or 'fish spearing.'

Area (sq mi):: 497.23 (land 470.27; water 26.95) Population per square mile: 229.70
Population 2005: 108,039 State rank: 5 Population change: 2000-20005 4.10%; 1990-2000 -1.40% Population 2000: 103,793 (White 96.40%; Black or African American 0.70%; Hispanic or Latino 1.00%; Asian 0.60%; Other 1.80%). Foreign born: 2.60%. Median age: 37.20
Income 2000: per capita $18,734; median household $35,793; Population below poverty level: 11.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $24,377-$28,166
Unemployment (2004): 4.50% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.40% Median travel time to work: 23.30 minutes Working outside county of residence: 26.00%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Lewiston (35,776)
  • Auburn County seat (23,551)

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    JOHN LEBEL, jail administrator in Androscoggin County, Maine, hinting that an automated teller machine installed in the jail is for inmates' use, not the general public's.
    Stanton once remarked, on the estimate that 400 abortion `murders' annually occurred in Androscoggin County, Maine, alone: