Jonesport Real Estate
Neighborhoods/Developments in Jonesport, ME
Jonesport is a town in Washington County, Maine, United States. Jonesport is a fishing and lobstering town.
Settled before the American Revolution, this was part of a grant of 48,160 acres (194.9 km2) made by the Massachusetts General Court in 1789 to John C. Jones and others. It was incorporated on March 4, 1809, as Jonesborough. On February 3, 1832, a portion of Jonesborough was set off and incorporated as Jones' Port. Then a portion of Jonesport was set off and incorporated on April 7, 1925, as the island town of Beals, accessible by bridge across the Moosabec Reach.
According to the US census, the town has a total area of 100.7 square miles, of which 28.5 square miles is land and 72.2 square miles, or 71.68%, is water. Jonesport is situated on a peninsula between Chandler Bay and the tidal Indian River, both part of the Gulf of Maine and Atlantic Ocean. Roque Island, Great Spruce Island, and several others are located offshore, separating Chandler Bay from Englishman Bay.
It is bordered by the towns of Addison to the west, Jonesboro to the north, and Beals to the south.
As of the 2010 census, there were 1,370 people residing in the town, and according to the 2000 census there were 597 households, and 397 families residing in the town. The population density was 49.4 people per square mile (19.1/km²). There were 877 housing units at an average density of 30.8 per square mile.
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