Kennebec County, ME

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2022 Population
124,003
0.576% 1-year growth
US Senator
Susan Collins
Republican Party
US Senator
Angus King
Independent Party
2022 Median Age
44.3
0.454% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
12.4%
3.48% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$62,118
6.92% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$198,300
16.6% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
60,329
0.632% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Kennebec County, ME had a population of 124k people with a median age of 44.3 and a median household income of $62,118. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Kennebec County, ME grew from 123,293 to 124,003, a 0.576% increase and its median household income grew from $58,097 to $62,118, a 6.92% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Kennebec County, ME are White (Non-Hispanic) (93.4%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.72%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.904%), Two+ (Hispanic) (0.812%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.736%).

None of the households in Kennebec County, ME reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99% of the residents in Kennebec County, ME are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Kennebec County, ME are Colby College (734 degrees awarded in 2022), University of Maine at Augusta (616 degrees), and Thomas College (276 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Kennebec County, ME was $198,300, and the homeownership rate was 72.5%.

Most people in Kennebec County, ME drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Kennebec County, ME was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Kennebec County, ME is home to a population of 124k people, from which 99% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.47% of Kennebec County, ME residents were born outside of the country (3.07k people).

In 2022, there were 34.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (116k people) in Kennebec County, ME than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.37k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 1.12k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99%
2022 Citizenship
99.1%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99% of Kennebec County, ME residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Kennebec County, ME was 99.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Kennebec County, ME
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    116k ± 292
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    3.37k ± 382
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    1.12k ± 163
1.78%
Hispanic Population
2.2k people

In 2022, there were 34.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (116k people) in Kennebec County, ME than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.37k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 1.12k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.78% of the people in Kennebec County, ME are hispanic (2.2k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Canada
    9,723 ± 2,412 people
  2. China
    2,585 ± 1,247 people
  3. Germany
    2,409 ± 1,204 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Maine was Canada, the natal country of 9,723 Maine residents, followed by China with 2,585 and Germany with 2,409.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.47%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
3.07k people
2.22%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
2.74k people

As of 2022, 2.47% of Kennebec County, ME residents (3.07k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Kennebec County, ME was 2.22%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    3,279 ± 378
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    2,019 ± 394
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,449 ± 362

Kennebec County, ME has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.62 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Kennebec County, ME employs 60.3k people. The largest industries in Kennebec County, ME are Health Care & Social Assistance (10,311 people), Retail Trade (8,532 people), and Educational Services (7,586 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($179,750), Utilities ($85,587), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($61,865).

Males in Maine have an average income that is 1.23 times higher than the average income of females, which is $58,509. The income inequality in Maine (measured using the Gini index) is 0.437, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

60.3k
2022 Value
± 1,870
−0.632%
1 Year decline
± 4.42%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Kennebec County, ME declined at a rate of −0.632%, from 60.7k employees to 60.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Kennebec County, ME, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (7,039 people), Management Occupations (6,169 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (5,767 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Kennebec County, ME.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

60.3k
2022 Value
± 1,870
−0.632%
1 Year decline
± 4.42%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Kennebec County, ME declined at a rate of −0.632%, from 60.7k employees to 60.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Kennebec County, ME, are Health Care & Social Assistance (10,311 people), Retail Trade (8,532 people), and Educational Services (7,586 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Kennebec County, ME, though some of these residents may live in Kennebec County, ME and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$46,868
Median earning men ± $1,159
$38,112
Median earning women ± $1,472

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($77,193), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($59,362), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($58,932).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($52,500), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($52,441), and Public Administration ($51,691).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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1.54%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 627k people employed in Maine. This represents a 1.54% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 14.4%.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 1,449
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 667
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 654
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Kennebec County, ME went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 48.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (47.8%), followed by Other (2.18%).

Susan Collins and Angus King are the senators currently representing the state of Maine. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Maine is currently represented by 2 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Maine

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Susan Collins
Senator from Maine2
Assumed office on January 3, 1997
Angus King
Senator from Maine1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013
Angus King of Maine and Bernie Sanders of Vermont join meetings of the Senate Democratic Caucus.

Susan Collins and Angus King are the senators currently representing Maine.

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US Representatives from Maine

Maine is currently represented by 2 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Kennebec County, ME awarded 1,790 degrees. The student population of Kennebec County, ME in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 3,343 male students and 5,300 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Kennebec County, ME are White (1,306 and 76.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (91 and 5.36%), Two or More Races (86 and 5.06%), and Asian (76 and 4.48%).

The largest universities in Kennebec County, ME by number of degrees awarded are Colby College (734 and 41%), University of Maine at Augusta (616 and 34.4%), and Thomas College (276 and 15.4%).

The most popular majors in Kennebec County, ME are Liberal Arts & Sciences (125 and 6.98%), General Business Administration & Management (96 and 5.36%), and Econometrics & Quantitative Economics (89 and 4.97%).

The median tuition costs in Kennebec County, ME are $44,897 for private four year colleges, and $7,350 and $18,750 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Kennebec County, ME, the percentage of applicants admitted was 12%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 42.6%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 8,643 (38.7% men and 61.3% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 8,643 students enrolled in Kennebec County, ME, 38.7% men and 61.3% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 6,492 records, of which 63.1% were women and 36.9% men.

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Concentrations

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Kennebec County, ME was Econometrics & Quantitative Economics with 89 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 734 degrees awarded
  2. 616 degrees awarded
  3. 276 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Colby College with 734 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 626 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Kennebec County, ME, which is 0.538 times less than the 1,164 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 1,306 degrees mean that there were 14.4 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 91 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($44,897) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,861) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,200) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.538% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.438% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (355k), Some college (229k), and Bachelors Degree (225k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Kennebec County, ME was $198,300 in 2022, which is 0.703 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $170,100 to $198,300, a 16.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Kennebec County, ME is 72.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Kennebec County, ME have an average commute time of 23.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Kennebec County, ME is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Kennebec County, ME is $62,118. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Kennebec County, ME was Census Tract 150 with a value of $96,563, followed by Census Tract 200 and Census Tract 108.01, with respective values of $94,645 and $83,681.

In 2022, 12.7% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Kennebec County, ME. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 0.45%.

Property

$198,300
Median Property Value 2022
±$4,903
$38,739
Median Property Taxes
±$1,346

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Rent vs Own

72.5%
Homeownership
2022
62.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 72.5% of the housing units in Kennebec County, ME were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 71.7%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 150
  2. Census Tract 200
  3. Census Tract 108.01

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Kennebec County, ME was Census Tract 150 with a value of $96,563, followed by Census Tract 200 and Census Tract 108.01, with respective values of $94,645 and $83,681.

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Household Income

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$62,118
Median Household Income
± $1,971
53.5k
Number of Households
± 1,725

In 2022, the median household income of the 53.5k households in Kennebec County, ME grew to $62,118 from the previous year's value of $58,097.

The following chart displays the households in Kennebec County, ME distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Kennebec County, ME is from Maine.
0.437
2022 Wage GINI in Maine
0.436
2021 Wage GINI in Maine

In 2022, the income inequality in Maine was 0.437 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.204% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Maine was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Maine in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (75.8%)
  2. Worked At Home (12%)
  3. Carpooled (8.14%)

In 2022, 75.8% of workers in Kennebec County, ME drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (12%) and those who carpooled to work (8.14%).

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Commute Time

23.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Kennebec County, ME have a shorter commute time (23.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.98% of the workforce in Kennebec County, ME have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 12.7% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Kennebec County, ME. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 0.45%.

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Poverty & Diversity

12.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Kennebec County, ME (14.9k out of 120k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Kennebec County, ME is White, followed by Two Or More and Hispanic.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 13.8% of the children was living in poverty in Kennebec County, ME. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 6.4%.

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Crimes & Accidents

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In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 168 in Kennebec County, ME. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 34.4 per 100,000 population.

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Health

92.9% of the population of Kennebec County, ME has health coverage, with 45.5% on employee plans, 16.7% on Medicaid, 13.1% on Medicare, 15% on non-group plans, and 2.61% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Kennebec County, ME see 832 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.241% increase from the previous year (830 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1205 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 193 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.9% were men and 52.1% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

832 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Kennebec County, ME

Primary care physicians in Kennebec County, ME see an average of 832 patients per year. This represents a 0.241% increase from the previous year (830 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 20.6% under 18 years, 18.8% between 18 and 34 years, 40.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 19.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.9% were men and 52.1% were women.

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Uninsured People

7.1%
Uninsured
45.5%
Employer Coverage
16.7%
Medicaid
13.1%
Medicare
15%
Non-Group
2.61%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Kennebec County, ME declined by 6.05% from 7.56% to 7.1%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 49 in Kennebec County, ME.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 34% in Kennebec County, ME.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 10.5% in Kennebec County, ME.

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