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Kennebec County, Maine (ME)

County population in 2014: 121,112 (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).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Kennebec County: 87.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (25.4%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (18.3%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (10.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 55%
  • Government: 2%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 42%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Kennebec County, Maine:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (95.4%)
  • Two or more races (1.5%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.2%)
  • Asian alone (0.7%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (0.5%)
Median resident age:  42.0 years
Maine median age:  42.0 years
Males: 59,022  (48.7%)
Females: 62,090  (51.3%)

Kennebec County,ME real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Kennebec County:

2.0 people
Maine:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2015: $51,335 ($36,498 in 1999)

This county:

$51,335
Maine:

$51,494

Median contract rent in 2015 for apartments: $619 (lower quartile is $470, upper quartile is $708)
This county:

$619
State:

$700


Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $151,900 (it was $84,200 in 2000)
Kennebec:

$151,900
Maine:

$180,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $99,400 - $210,400

Mean price in 2015:

Detached houses: $186,374
Here:

$186,374
State:

$230,706

Townhouses or other attached units: $177,765
Here:

$177,765
State:

$261,318

In 2-unit structures: $156,424
Here:

$156,424
State:

$213,617

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $146,536
Here:

$146,536
State:

$235,401

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $100,889
Here:

$100,889
State:

$245,119

Mobile homes: $69,774
Here:

$69,774
State:

$70,740
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,179
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $474

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:

  • 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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $2,056 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $1,954 (1.4%)

Kennebec County household income distribution in 2009 Kennebec County home values distribution Kennebec County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 13.1%
(12.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 44.5% for Black residents, 27.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 18.7% for American Indian residents, 73.3% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 12.9% for other race residents, 40.8% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 13.1%
Kennebec County:

13.1%
Maine:

13.4%
(12.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 41.9% for Black residents, 27.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 15.7% for American Indian residents, 73.3% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 12.9% for other race residents, 32.6% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2015: 44 years old
(Males: 43 years old, Females: 45 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44 years old, Black residents: 24 years old, American Indian residents: 41 years old, Asian residents: 33 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25 years old, Other race residents: 20 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

2012 air pollution in Kennebec County:

Nitrogen Dioxide: 0.00 ppm (standard limit: 0.053 ppm). Below U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.029 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 14.3 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 7.5 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.001 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:

3.7%
Maine:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 6,428
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 85.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 20.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 2,590 (61% naturalized citizens)

Kennebec County:

2.2%
Whole state:

2.9%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 279
  • 1990 to 1994: 250
  • 1985 to 1989: 155
  • 1980 to 1984: 231
  • 1975 to 1979: 152
  • 1970 to 1974: 121
  • 1970 to 1974: 196
  • 1965 to 1969: 1,206
Note: State values scaled to Kennebec County population

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: 36,247
  • One, attached: 789
  • Two: 4,126
  • 3 or 4: 3,450
  • 5 to 9: 3,062
  • 10 to 19: 1,037
  • 20 or more: 1,332
  • Mobile homes: 6,250
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 71

Housing units in Kennebec County with a mortgage: 15,263 (1,113 second mortgage, 2,633 home equity loan, 54 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 7,102

Here:

68.2% with mortgage
State:

66.4% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Kennebec County

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).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Public administration (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Public administration (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (24%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Canada (48%)
  • Germany (7%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (7%)
  • United Kingdom (7%)
  • Philippines (3%)
  • Korea (2%)
  • India (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Kennebec County (%):

  • English (21%)
  • French (except Basque) (17%)
  • French Canadian (13%)
  • United States or American (11%)
  • Irish (10%)
  • German (4%)
  • Scottish (3%)

Kennebec County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 44,606 (79%)
  • Carpooled: 6,435 (11%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 124 (0%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 45 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 56 (0%)
  • Railroad: 12 (0%)
  • Taxi: 187 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 23 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 74 (0%)
  • Walked: 2,003 (4%)
  • Other means: 418 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 2,368 (4%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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 $50,136.

5.16% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,956 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.16%
Maine average:

5.50%


0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($413 average AGI)
Kennebec County:

0.03%
Maine average:

0.04%

3.21% relocated from other counties in Maine ($20,024 average AGI)
1.92% relocated from other states ($14,519 average AGI)
Kennebec County:

1.92%
Maine average:

2.57%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Somerset County, ME  0.71% ($30,510 average AGI)
from Cumberland County, ME  0.51% ($34,611)
from Androscoggin County, ME  0.44% ($33,773)
from Penobscot County, ME  0.33% ($31,684)
from Lincoln County, ME  0.26% ($26,475)
from Waldo County, ME  0.20% ($29,010)
from Franklin County, ME  0.16% ($35,453)


5.50% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,030 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.50%
Maine average:

5.62%


0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($258 average AGI)
Kennebec County:

0.06%
Maine average:

0.05%

3.25% relocated to other counties in Maine ($18,893 average AGI)
2.19% relocated to other states ($15,879 average AGI)
Kennebec County:

2.19%
Maine average:

2.68%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Somerset County, ME  0.64% ($27,240 average AGI)
to Cumberland County, ME  0.58% ($37,633)
to Androscoggin County, ME  0.47% ($28,150)
to Penobscot County, ME  0.32% ($29,124)
to Lincoln County, ME  0.26% ($31,427)
to Sagadahoc County, ME  0.22% ($32,231)
to Waldo County, ME  0.22% ($29,699)

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 live births 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

Percentage of population 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 hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (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: 118,515
  • In family households: 94,900 (22,087 male householders, 10,281 female householders)
    24,517 spouses, 30,267 children (27,598 natural, 906 adopted, 1,763 stepchildren), 1,557 grandchildren, 600 brothers or sisters, 773 parents, 662 other relatives, 3,577 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 23,615 (8,568 male householders (6,344 living alone)), 10,192 female householders (8,400 living alone)), 4,855 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 3,636 (1,308 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 15,925 2-persons, 7,482 3-persons, 5,829 4-persons, 2,075 5-persons, 704 6-persons, 353 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 14,744 1-person, 3,467 2-persons, 361 3-persons, 130 4-persons, 41 5-persons, 10 6-persons, 7 7-or-more-persons.

18,848 married couples with children.
7,238 single-parent households (1,908 men, 5,330 women).

92.2% of residents of Kennebec County speak English at home.
0.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (70% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 14% speak English not well).
6.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (75% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (51% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 9% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (94% speak English very well, 6% 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:

5.8
State:

5.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.1
State:

4.1

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 140
  • 2010 to 2013: 689
  • 2000 to 2009: 7,491
  • 1990 to 1999: 6,392
  • 1980 to 1989: 8,151
  • 1970 to 1979: 10,421
  • 1960 to 1969: 5,739
  • 1950 to 1959: 5,129
  • 1940 to 1949: 3,303
  • 1939 or earlier: 14,228
Note: State values scaled to Kennebec population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Kennebec County, Maine
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Kennebec County population
  • 1 room: 36
  • 2 rooms: 146
  • 3 rooms: 900
  • 4 rooms: 4,853
  • 5 rooms: 8,754
  • 6 rooms: 7,214
  • 7 rooms: 4,970
  • 8 rooms: 3,667
  • 9+ rooms: 3,407
  • 1 room: 325
  • 2 rooms: 942
  • 3 rooms: 2,768
  • 4 rooms: 4,462
  • 5 rooms: 2,775
  • 6 rooms: 1,409
  • 7 rooms: 482
  • 8 rooms: 336
  • 9+ rooms: 237
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Kennebec County, Maine
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Kennebec County population
  • no bedroom: 56
  • 1 bedroom: 1,165
  • 2 bedrooms: 9,446
  • 3 bedrooms: 16,153
  • 4 bedrooms: 5,684
  • 5+ bedrooms: 1,443
  • no bedroom: 400
  • 1 bedroom: 3,985
  • 2 bedrooms: 5,911
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,594
  • 4 bedrooms: 697
  • 5+ bedrooms: 149
Cars and other vehicles available in Kennebec County, Maine in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Kennebec County population
  • no vehicle: 1,216
  • 1 vehicle: 9,672
  • 2 vehicles: 16,372
  • 3 vehicles: 5,166
  • 4 vehicles: 1,141
  • 5+ vehicles: 380
  • no vehicle: 2,592
  • 1 vehicle: 7,235
  • 2 vehicles: 3,194
  • 3 vehicles: 585
  • 4 vehicles: 99
  • 5+ vehicles: 31

61% of Kennebec County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 60% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 58% lived in Maine.

Kennebec County:

61.1%
State average:

60.1%

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

  • This state: 87,879
  • Northeast: 16,769
  • Midwest: 2,884
  • South: 3,748
  • West: 2,450

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $62,100


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 3%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Kennebec County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (86.6%)
  • Wood (8.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3.0%)
  • Electricity (1.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (81.4%)
  • Electricity (10.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4.7%)
  • Wood (1.6%)
  • Utility gas (0.6%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 824
Here:

5.9%
Maine:

6.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 546
Here:

7.9%
Maine:

8.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 2,407
Here:

43.6%
Maine:

28.3%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Kennebec County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $4,076,000
    General - Other: $2,494,000
    Police Protection: $1,169,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $480,000
    General Public Buildings: $208,000
    Central Staff Services: $197,000
    Financial Administration: $77,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $183,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General Public Building: $76,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,170,000

Kennebec County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $1,260,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $595,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $52,000
    Interest Earnings: $16,000
    Sale of Property: $4,000
  • Tax - Property: $7,686,000

Kennebec County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,732,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,248,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $484,000

Kennebec County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,804,000

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
Kennebec County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Kennebec County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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)"