Latitude: 44.2217

Longitude: -70.5147

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South Paris, Maine

The clickable images and aerial photographs on this page present material related to South Paris, Maine. South Paris is a census-designated place (CDP) located within the town of Paris in Oxford County, Maine, in the United States. The population was 2,237 at the 2000 census. While the CDP refers only to the densely settled area in the southern part of the town of Paris, the entire town is located within the South Paris ZIP code, resulting in many residents referring to the entire town as South Paris.

History

During the 19th-century, the Little Androscoggin River provided water power to operate mills in South Paris, and the village grew up around them. The opening of the St. Lawrence Railroad and Atlantic on June 8, 1850 further spurred development of the small mill town. In the 1890s, the Oxford County Courthouse moved from Paris Hill to be near the Grand Trunk Railway station. Much of the manufacturing and industry faded with the Great Depression, but South Paris remains the commercial section of Paris, and retains much of its Victorian era architecture. Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School, the regional high school, was founded in South Paris in 1961.

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Geography

South Paris is located at (44.221609, -70.514603).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 4.0 square miles (10.2 km²), of which, 3.9 square miles (10.0 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (2.03%) is water. South Paris is drained by the Little Androscoggin River.

The town is crossed by 26, 117, 118 and 119.

Demographics

As of the census of 2008, there were 2,237 people, 972 households, and 536 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 577.1 people per square mile (222.6/km²). There were 1,052 housing units at an average density of 271.4/sq mi (104.7/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 97.32% White, 0.36% African American, 0.18% Native American, 1.34% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.04% from other races, and 0.72% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.49% of the population.

There were 972 households out of which 25.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.5% were married couples living together, 11.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 44.8% were non-families. 36.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.16 and the average family size was 2.84.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 20.4% under the age of 18, 9.9% from 18 to 24, 27.1% from 25 to 44, 21.4% from 45 to 64, and 21.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 90.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.3 males.

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WKTQ (1.11 km)

WKTQ (1450 AM) is a radio station licensed to serve South Paris, Maine. The station is owned by Gleason Radio Group and licensed to Mountain Valley Broadcasting, Inc. Inc. The station is also simulcasts on AM 780 WTME and carries Portland Pirates hockey and Portland Sea Dogs baseball. It airs a News/Talk/Christian format and simulcasts co-owned WEZR when not carrying talk shows. The station was assigned the WKTQ call letters by the Federal Communications Commission on January 15, 1986. The station has also carried the WOXO call letters, simulcasting co-owned WOXO-FM and was top 40 as WXIV.

Paris, Maine (1.7 km)

Paris is a town in and the county seat of Oxford County, Maine, United States. The population was 5,183 at the 2010 census. The census-designated place of South Paris is located within the town. Because the U.S. Post Office refers to the entire town as South Paris, the town as a whole is commonly referred to as South Paris. The main exception is the area known as Paris Hill, which is a scenic historic district popular with tourists.

Norway (CDP), Maine (2.19 km)

Norway is a census-designated place (CDP) in the town of Norway in Oxford County, Maine, United States. The population was 2,623 at the 2000 census. Geography Norway is located at (44.211544, -70.538375). According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 5.2 square miles (13.6 km²), of which, 5.1 square miles (13.1 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.5 km²) of it (3.44%) is water. Demographics As of the census of 2000, there were 2,623 people, 1,173 households, and 659 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 517.

Oxford Plains Speedway (7.93 km)

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WMDR-FM (7.97 km)

WMDR-FM, known as "God's Country", is an American FM radio station licensed to Oakland, Maine located at 88.9 FM with a Southern Gospel format. It has been on the air since December 2005 and is part of the Worship Radio Network. In March 2007, the station inherited the Southern Gospel format on WMDR with the Contemporary Christian format moving to the AM WMDR. Despite the name, the "God's Country" stations have no affiliation with the God's Country Radio Network.

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