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East Machias is a town in Washington County, Maine, United States on the East Machias River. At the 2010 census, the town population was 1,368. It is the home of Washington Academy, a private school founded in 1792.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 40.02 square miles (103.65 km2), of which, 34.81 square miles (90.16 km2) of it is land and 5.21 square miles (13.49 km2) is water.
As of the 2014 American Community Survey the largest self-reported ethnic/ancestry groups in the town of East Machias were English at 24.4%, Irish at 15.4%, German at 14.4% and those who identified as being American ancestry at 7.1%.
As of the census of 2010, there were 1,368 people, 582 households, and 377 families living in the town. The population density was 39.3 inhabitants per square mile (15.2/km2). There were 845 housing units at an average density of 24.3 per square mile (9.4/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 95.9% White, 0.8% African American, 0.3% Native American, 1.7% Asian, and 1.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.0% of the population.
There were 582 households, of which 27.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.9% were married couples living together, 8.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 35.2% were non-families. 27.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older.