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Kennebec County, Maine (ME)

County population in 2017: 121,821 (37% urban, 63% rural); it was 117,114 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 24,195
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 12,256
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 33,947
Renter-occupied apartments: 14,677 (it was 13,736 in 2000)
% of renters here:

29%
State:

29%

Land area: 868 sq. mi.

Water area: 83.6 sq. mi.

Population density: 140 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Kennebec County: 87.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (23.7%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (22.1%), Retail trade (11.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 61%
  • Government: 7%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 31%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Kennebec County, ME (2017)
    • 115,29898.4%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1,9071.6%Hispanic or Latino
    • 1,6801.4%Two or more races
    • 1,0940.9%Asian alone
    • 9770.8%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 7510.6%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 440.04%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 180.02%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

44.3 years
Maine median age:

44.6 years
Males: 59,151  (48.6%)
Females: 62,670  (51.4%)
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Average household size:
Kennebec County:

2.0 people
Maine:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $53,073 ($36,498 in 1999)
This county:

$53,073
Maine:

$56,277

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $646 (lower quartile is $517, upper quartile is $765)
This county:

$646
State:

$720


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $163,100 (it was $84,200 in 2000)
Kennebec:

$163,100
Maine:

$191,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $113,800 - $239,600

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $199,983
Here:

$199,983
State:

$249,348

Townhouses or other attached units: $145,617
Here:

$145,617
State:

$259,036

In 2-unit structures: $153,770
Here:

$153,770
State:

$237,224

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $147,195
Here:

$147,195
State:

$261,373

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $191,424
Here:

$191,424
State:

$253,444

Mobile homes: $73,179
Here:

$73,179
State:

$68,752

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,159
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $436

Institutionalized population: 1,308

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 9
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 9
  • Burglaries: 109
  • Thefts: 171
  • Auto thefts: 13

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 3
  • Robberies: 2
  • Assaults: 2
  • Burglaries: 120
  • Thefts: 279
  • Auto thefts: 14
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Health of residents in Kennebec County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.5. This is about average.
75.4% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
53.0% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is more than average.
71.0% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is about average.
69.1% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is about average.
Average weight of males is 198 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 162 pounds. This is about average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 288 buildings, average cost: $82,500
  • 1998: 329 buildings, average cost: $76,800
  • 1999: 369 buildings, average cost: $84,400
  • 2000: 348 buildings, average cost: $90,300
  • 2001: 381 buildings, average cost: $93,400
  • 2002: 538 buildings, average cost: $95,400
  • 2003: 507 buildings, average cost: $109,800
  • 2004: 584 buildings, average cost: $121,300
  • 2005: 642 buildings, average cost: $122,900
  • 2006: 514 buildings, average cost: $130,400
  • 2007: 383 buildings, average cost: $147,000
  • 2008: 283 buildings, average cost: $129,000
  • 2009: 249 buildings, average cost: $134,300
  • 2010: 232 buildings, average cost: $155,200
  • 2011: 181 buildings, average cost: $162,500
  • 2012: 158 buildings, average cost: $159,100
  • 2013: 160 buildings, average cost: $160,100
  • 2014: 181 buildings, average cost: $178,600
  • 2015: 165 buildings, average cost: $165,000
  • 2016: 212 buildings, average cost: $182,200
  • 2017: 255 buildings, average cost: $171,400
Number of permits per 10,000 Kennebec, ME residents
Average permit cost in Kennebec, ME
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,208 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,100 (1.3%)

Distribution of median household income in Kennebec, ME in 2017
Distribution of house value in Kennebec, ME in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Kennebec, ME in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 12.9%
Kennebec County:

12.9%
Maine:

11.1%
(12.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 46.1% for Black residents, 30.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 16.3% for American Indian residents, 62.9% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 17.8% for other race residents, 32.0% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 44.3 years old
(Males: 43.4 years old, Females: 45.0 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45.3 years old, Black residents: 20.8 years old, American Indian residents: 47.8 years old, Asian residents: 37.5 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 20.3 years old, Other race residents: 34.9 years old)

Area name: Kennebec County, ME
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Kennebec County is $450 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $560 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $764 a month.

Cities in this county include: Augusta, Waterville, Winslow, Gardiner, China, Vassalboro, Monmouth, Sidney, Litchfield, Belgrade.

Kennebec County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

2018 air pollution in Kennebec County:

Nitrogen Dioxide: 0.00 ppm (standard limit: 0.053 ppm). Below U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.000 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Androscoggin County , Brookings County, South Dakota , Jefferson County, Oregon , Grand Traverse County, Michigan , Hand County, South Dakota , McLeod County, Minnesota .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.6%
Maine:

3.8%

Unemployment by year in Kennebec, ME
County total employment by year in Kennebec, ME
County average yearly wages by year in Kennebec, ME

Current college students: 6,428
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 92.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 28.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 2,462 (62.7% naturalized citizens)

Kennebec County:

2.0%
Whole state:

3.4%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 8932010 or later
  • 4862000 to 2009
  • 3641990 to 1999
  • 3861980 to 1989
  • 2731970 to 1979
  • 1,402Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.6 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 80.4%

Kennebec County marital status for males Kennebec County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 41,000
  • One, attached: 720
  • Two: 3,792
  • 3 or 4: 3,753
  • 5 to 9: 4,410
  • 10 to 19: 1,132
  • 20 to 49: 1,117
  • 50 or more: 514
  • Mobile homes: 6,227

Housing units in Kennebec County with a mortgage: 21,339 (184 second mortgage, 3,195 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 12,612

Here:

63.6% with mortgage
State:

61.5% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Kennebec County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic21,75811
Mainline Protestant8,99960
Evangelical Protestant5,82956
Other2,46617
None83,099-
Kennebec County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 24
Kennebec County:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.80 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Here:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 17
This county:

1.41 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 77
Kennebec County:

6.38 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 105
This county:

8.70 / 10,000 pop.
State:

11.02 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Kennebec County:

8.6%
Maine:

8.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Kennebec County:

28.2%
State:

25.0%

Agriculture in Kennebec County:

Average size of farms: 150 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $52,571
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $207.98
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 12.26%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 77.18%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $47,644
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 38.49%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $60,051
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 91.30%
Average age of principal farm operators: 53 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 17.94
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 49.15%
Land in orchards: 480 acres

Earthquake activity:

Kennebec County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Maine state average. It is 91% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 194.3 miles away from Kennebec County center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 228.2 miles away from the county center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 109.8 miles away from the county center
On 10/3/2006 at 00:07:38, a magnitude 4.3 (3.8 MB, 3.8 MW, 4.3 LG, Depth: 4.0 mi) earthquake occurred 81.1 miles away from the county center
On 2/26/1999 at 03:38:43, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 2.0 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 14.2 miles away from Kennebec County center
On 1/17/2000 at 08:16:20, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, 3.4 LG, Depth: 10.1 mi) earthquake occurred 34.4 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Maine Severe Storms and Inland and Coastal Flooding, Incident Period: April 15, 2007 to April 23, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1693: April 25, 2007, FEMA Id: 1693, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Maine Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3256: September 19, 2005, FEMA Id: 3256, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Maine Severe Storms, Flooding, Snow Melts, and Ice Jams, Incident Period: March 29, 2005 to May 03, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1591: June 29, 2005, FEMA Id: 1591, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Snow
  • Maine Snow, Incident Period: February 10, 2005 to February 11, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3206: March 14, 2005, FEMA Id: 3206, Natural disaster type: Snow
  • Maine Severe Storms, Flooding, Snow Melt, and Ice Jams, Incident Period: December 10, 2003 to December 31, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1508: February 05, 2004, FEMA Id: 1508, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Snow
  • Maine Snow, Incident Period: December 06, 2003 to December 07, 2003, Emergency Declared EM-3190: January 15, 2004, FEMA Id: 3190, Natural disaster type: Snow
  • Maine Extreme Winter Weather, Incident Period: December 17, 2002 to June 01, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1468: May 14, 2003, FEMA Id: 1468, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Maine Severe Storms & Flooding, Incident Period: March 05, 2001 to March 31, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1371: May 16, 2001, FEMA Id: 1371, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Maine Severe Storms And Flooding, Incident Period: March 28, 2000 to April 26, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1326: April 28, 2000, FEMA Id: 1326, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Maine Hurricane Floyd, Incident Period: September 16, 1999 to September 19, 1999, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1308: November 18, 1999, FEMA Id: 1308, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • 9 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Kennebec County (19) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 10, Snows: 5, Hurricanes: 3, Heavy Rains: 2, Blizzard: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Kennebec

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 49,797 (81.1%)
  • Carpooled: 5,118 (8.3%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 82 (0.1%)
  • Ferryboat: 12 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 752 (1.2%)
  • Bicycle: 75 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 2,585 (4.2%)
  • Worked at home: 2,935 (4.8%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Construction and extraction occupations (13%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (23%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Community and social service occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Canada (28%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (13%)
  • Philippines (7%)
  • Iraq (6%)
  • India (6%)
  • Russia (3%)
  • United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Kennebec County


  • English (16%)
  • French (except Basque) (15%)
  • American (11%)
  • French Canadian (11%)
  • Irish (8%)
  • Scottish (3%)
  • German (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Kennebec County, Maine in 2000:

  • 1,755 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 1,012 people in nursing homes
  • 369 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 140 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 85 people in other group homes
  • 74 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 65 people in religious group quarters
  • 53 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 50 people in state prisons
  • 23 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 21 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 17 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 10 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 5 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 4 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 4 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 3 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards

People in group quarters in Kennebec County, Maine in 2010:

  • 1,695 people in college/university student housing
  • 885 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 313 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 168 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 138 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 118 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 94 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 48 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 45 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 43 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 36 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 30 people in in-patient hospice facilities
  • 23 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $57,139.

5.51% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($44,517 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.51%
Maine average:

5.91%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.61% relocated from other counties in Maine ($26,066 average AGI)
1.90% relocated from other states ($18,451 average AGI)
Kennebec County:

1.90%
Maine average:

2.80%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Somerset County, ME  0.72% ($35,189 average AGI)
from Androscoggin County, ME  0.60% ($41,631)
from Cumberland County, ME  0.53% ($42,981)
from Penobscot County, ME  0.38% ($35,592)
from Lincoln County, ME  0.26% ($36,930)
from Sagadahoc County, ME  0.25% ($46,234)
from Waldo County, ME  0.22% ($40,600)


5.59% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($47,228 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.59%
Maine average:

5.73%


0.27% of residents moved to foreign countries ($3,664 average AGI)
Kennebec County:

0.27%
Maine average:

0.06%

3.23% relocated to other counties in Maine ($23,066 average AGI)
2.08% relocated to other states ($20,497 average AGI)
Kennebec County:

2.08%
Maine average:

2.61%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Somerset County, ME  0.71% ($35,563 average AGI)
to Cumberland County, ME  0.53% ($47,178)
to Androscoggin County, ME  0.49% ($36,402)
to Lincoln County, ME  0.25% ($35,154)
to Penobscot County, ME  0.24% ($37,093)
to Sagadahoc County, ME  0.21% ($46,627)
to Waldo County, ME  0.18% ($52,511)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.4
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 9.9

Births per 1000 population in Kennebec County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 10.2

Deaths per 1000 population in Kennebec County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.7

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Kennebec County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 13.1%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 5.3%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Kennebec County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Kennebec County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Kennebec County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Kennebec County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Kennebec County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Kennebec County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 24,334 (18,112 aged, 6,222 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,264 (5%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Kennebec County, Maine in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,329)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1,286)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1,039)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (942)
  • Unspecified dementia (801)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (558)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (510)
  • Congestive heart failure (402)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (354)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (338)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 6%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 2.49
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 15,196
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 383
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 64,082

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,001
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,015
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 1

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 53
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 94

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 11

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 124.8. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 60.0
  • Suffocation - 31.2
  • Other - 33.6

Household type by relationship:

Households: 121,821
  • In family households: 93,684 (14,576 male householders, 14,968 female householders)
    22,673 spouses, 32,511 children (28,502 natural, 1,159 adopted, 2,850 stepchildren), 2,220 grandchildren, 467 brothers or sisters, 1,065 parents, 900 other relatives, 4,304 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 24,350 (8,863 male householders (7,378 living alone)), 11,209 female householders (9,262 living alone)), 4,278 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 3,787

Size of family households: 15,541 2-persons, 6,813 3-persons, 4,479 4-persons, 1,723 5-persons, 620 6-persons, 368 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 16,640 1-person, 3,192 2-persons, 137 3-persons, 103 4-persons.

14,678 married couples with children.
6,594 single-parent households (2,405 men, 4,189 women).

95.4% of residents of Kennebec speak English at home.
0.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (90% speak English very well, 3% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).
2.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (80% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 4% speak English not well).
0.8% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (59% speak English very well, 28% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (67% speak English very well, 33% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $1,288,395,000 ($10,679 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $78,556,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $366,871,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $134,192,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $2,417,000
Federal grants: $664,349,000
Federal procurement contracts: $16,483,000 ($2,284,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $104,083,000 ($18,399,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $27,959,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $34,315,000
Federal Government insurance: $53,899,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 6,373
Here:

53 per 1000 residents
State:

54 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 5,942
Here:

49 per 1000 residents
State:

49 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +245
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+4 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +3,318
Here:

+27 per 1000 residents
State:

+28 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Kennebec County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 8.19 millions of gallons per day (18% from ground, 82% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.0
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.1
State:

4.1

Year house built in Kennebec County, Maine
  • Year house built in Kennebec County, Maine
  • 6302014 or later
  • 2,3652010 to 2013
  • 9,8202000 to 2009
  • 6,4291990 to 1999
  • 8,3431980 to 1989
  • 7,4501970 to 1979
  • 5,3041960 to 1969
  • 4,1061950 to 1959
  • 3,9031940 to 1949
  • 14,3151939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Kennebec County, Maine
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Kennebec County, Maine
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Kennebec County, Maine
  • 1101 room
  • 4172 rooms
  • 7073 rooms
  • 4,3234 rooms
  • 7,8905 rooms
  • 7,7366 rooms
  • 4,6897 rooms
  • 3,7398 rooms
  • 4,3409+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Kennebec County, Maine
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Kennebec County, Maine
  • 7301 room
  • 8882 rooms
  • 3,5163 rooms
  • 4,7614 rooms
  • 2,5215 rooms
  • 1,6436 rooms
  • 7417 rooms
  • 1518 rooms
  • 7149+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Kennebec County, Maine
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Kennebec County, Maine
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Kennebec County, Maine
  • 153no bedroom
  • 1,4891 bedroom
  • 8,7742 bedrooms
  • 17,6193 bedrooms
  • 4,8604 bedrooms
  • 1,0565+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Kennebec County, Maine
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Kennebec County, Maine
  • 791no bedroom
  • 5,1671 bedroom
  • 5,9842 bedrooms
  • 2,4713 bedrooms
  • 1,0454 bedrooms
  • 2075+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Kennebec County, Maine in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Kennebec County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Kennebec County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 700no vehicle
  • 9,1951 vehicle
  • 15,5892 vehicles
  • 6,0883 vehicles
  • 1,5294 vehicles
  • 8505+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Kennebec County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Kennebec County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 3,521no vehicle
  • 8,2351 vehicle
  • 3,1272 vehicles
  • 7823 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

83.0% of Kennebec County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 33% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 66% lived in Maine.

Kennebec County:

83.0%
State average:

86.2%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 85,946
  • Other state: 31,302
  • Northeast: 17,904
  • Midwest: 4,759
  • South: 6,036
  • West: 2,603
Year householders moved into unit in Kennebec County, ME
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Kennebec County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 66.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 13.8%Wood
  • 11.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.4%Electricity
  • 2.8%Utility gas
  • 2.4%Other fuel
  • 0.3%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 63.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 15.1%Electricity
  • 10.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 5.4%Utility gas
  • 2.9%Other fuel
  • 1.7%Wood
  • 0.8%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 812
Here:

7.7%
Maine:

9.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 467
Here:

6.9%
Maine:

11.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 2,495
Here:

43.9%
Maine:

26.4%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Kennebec County government finances - Expenditure in 2016:

  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $7,080,000
    Police Protection: $1,739,000
    General - Other: $1,716,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $891,000
    Central Staff Services: $223,000
    General Public Buildings: $221,000
    Financial Administration: $115,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $3,175,000
    Interest Earnings: $19,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $600,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,843,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $65,000
  • Tax - Property: $9,776,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,767,000

Kennebec County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $7,080,000
    Police Protection: $1,739,000
    General - Other: $1,716,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $891,000
    Central Staff Services: $223,000
    General Public Buildings: $221,000
    Financial Administration: $115,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $3,175,000
    Interest Earnings: $19,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $600,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,843,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $65,000
  • Tax - Property: $9,776,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,767,000

Kennebec County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $7,080,000
    Police Protection: $1,739,000
    General - Other: $1,716,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $891,000
    Central Staff Services: $223,000
    General Public Buildings: $221,000
    Financial Administration: $115,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $3,175,000
    Interest Earnings: $19,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $600,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,843,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $65,000
  • Tax - Property: $9,776,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,767,000

Kennebec County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $7,080,000
    Police Protection: $1,739,000
    General - Other: $1,716,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $891,000
    Central Staff Services: $223,000
    General Public Buildings: $221,000
    Financial Administration: $115,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $3,175,000
    Interest Earnings: $19,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $600,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,843,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $65,000
  • Tax - Property: $9,776,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,767,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 3,935
  • Number of aged recipients: 213
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 3,722
  • Number of recipients under 18: 440
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 2,986
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 509
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 1,725
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 1,716
Most common first names in Kennebec County, ME among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John60274.5 years
Mary59580.7 years
Joseph56075.2 years
Robert55870.1 years
George55375.6 years
William50575.1 years
Charles43274.9 years
James36671.1 years
Richard35967.8 years
Dorothy32178.2 years
Most common last names in Kennebec County, ME among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith30877.2 years
Poulin26974.5 years
Brown25177.4 years
Roy16576.5 years
Johnson13077.8 years
Michaud12577.4 years
Veilleux12174.5 years
Clark11776.3 years
Stevens11773.8 years
Bolduc11574.6 years
Businesses in Kennebec County, ME
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Little Caesars Pizza1
Advance Auto Parts2Lowe's1
Aeropostale1Marriott1
American Eagle Outfitters1MasterBrand Cabinets17
Applebee's2Maurices1
Arby's2Mazda2
Ashley Furniture2McDonald's6
Audi1Motel 61
AutoZone1New Balance3
Barnes & Noble1Nike3
Bath & Body Works2Nissan1
Bed Bath & Beyond1Old Navy1
Burger King4Olive Garden1
CVS3Pac Sun1
Chevrolet3Panera Bread1
Circle K6Papa John's Pizza1
Cold Stone Creamery1Payless2
Coldwater Creek1PetSmart1
ColorTyme2Pier 1 Imports1
Comfort Inn2Pizza Hut2
Curves2Quality1
DHL1Quiznos1
Dairy Queen6RadioShack3
Deb1Red Robin1
Dennys1Rite Aid8
Domino's Pizza2Ruby Tuesday2
DressBarn1Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Dressbarn1Sam's Club1
Dunkin Donuts12Sears3
Econo Lodge1Shaw's2
Eddie Bauer1Staples3
Famous Footwear1Starbucks2
Fashion Bug2Subaru1
FedEx12Subway11
Ford2Super 81
GNC9T-Mobile5
GameStop2T.J.Maxx2
Gap1Taco Bell2
Goodwill1Target1
H&R Block4The Room Place1
Hilton1Toyota2
Home Depot2True Value2
Honda1U-Haul5
Hyundai1U.S. Cellular8
JCPenney1UPS18
KFC3Verizon Wireless2
Kmart2Volkswagen2
Kohl's1Walgreens1
La-Z-Boy2Walmart2
Lane Bryant1Wendy's3
Lane Furniture2YMCA6

Kennebec County on our top lists:

  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #60 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #60 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
  • #92 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"