County population in 2012: 39,668 (32% urban, 68% rural); it was 39,618 in 2000 County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 8,140 County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 4,649 County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 12,291 Renter-occupied apartments: 4,469 (it was 4,317 in 2000)
% of renters here:
Land area: 366 sq. mi. Water area: 776.4 sq. mi.
Population density: 109 people per square mile
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Knox County: 91.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (20.9%), Retail trade (12.2%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (11.9%).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $2,113 (1.0%) Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $2,125 (1.0%)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 12.3%
(12.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 37.2% for Black residents, 15.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 11.3% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 21.2% for other race residents, 11.4% for two or more races residents) Median age of residents in 2010: 46 years old
(Males: 44 years old, Females: 47 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 46 years old, Black residents: 30 years old, American Indian residents: 36 years old, Asian residents: 38 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 29 years old, Other race residents: 26 years old)
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
Area name: Knox County, ME Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Knox County is $567 a month. Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $647 a month. Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $876 a month.
Notable locations in this county outside city limits:
Notable locations in Knox County: Camp Adahi (A), Goose Rocks Lighthouse (B), Pleasant Beach (C), Oakland Park (D), Zekes Lookout (E), Warren Station (F), Waterman Beach (G), Lookout (H), Samoset Golf Course (I), Wentworth Corners (J), Union Fairgrounds (K), Sennebec Lake Campground (L), Sandy Shore Recreational Vehicle Resort (M), Saltwater Farm Campground (N), Rockport Town Landing (O), Rockport Marine (P), Rockport Historic Kiln Area (Q), Rockport Boat Club (R), Roberts Roost Campground (S), Owls Head Transportation Museum (T). Display/hide their locations on the map
Churches in Knox County include: Ridge Church (A), West Rockport Baptist Church (B), Washington Village Baptist Church (C), Warren Baptist Church (D), Vesper Hill Childrens Chapel (E), Union Church of Vinalhaven (F), South Hope Community Church (G), Second Congregational Church (H), Peoples United Methodist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Cemeteries: North Parish Cemeteries (1), Samoset Cemetery (2), Seaview Cemetery (3), Pooles Hill Cemetery (4), Cummins Cemetery (5), Roberts Cemetery (6), Hill Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map
Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: White Oak Pond (A), Dyers Pond (B), Lawson Quarry Pond (C), Booth Quarry Pond (D), Charley Browns Pond (E), Salt Pond (F), Carvers Pond (G), Cedar Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map
Streams, rivers, and creeks: Alford Brook (A), Allen Brook (B), Hope Brook (C), Sharkeyville Creek (D), Washington Brook (E), Waterman Brook (F), Little Medomak Brook (G), Barter Creek (H), Duck Brook (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Parks in Knox County include: Walker Park (1), Shirt Tail Point Park (2), Rockport Recreation Park (3), Rockport Marine Park (4), Rockport Historic District (5), Owls Head State Park (6), Meadow Mountain Preserve (7), Lanes Island Preserve (8), Curtis Island Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map
Average size of farms: 104 acres Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $18,348 Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $412.79 The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 19.04% The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 30.29% Average total farm production expenses per farm: $24,226 Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 29.81% Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 3.88% Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $34,933 The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 92.73% Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 5.02 Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 24.44% Vegetables: 329 harvested acres Land in orchards: 84 acres
Knox County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Maine state average. It is 18.5 times below overall U.S. average.
Knox County-area historical earthquake activity is near Maine state average. It is 79% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 51.1 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 31.6 miles away from the 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 72.0 miles away from the county center On 1/3/2000 at 21:05:50, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, 3.4 LG, Depth: 6.0 mi) earthquake occurred 53.3 miles away from Knox County center On 9/22/2006 at 10:39:21, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 4.3 mi) earthquake occurred 49.2 miles away from the county center On 9/16/1994 at 04:22:42, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 93.3 miles away from the county center Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)
Most recent natural disasters:
Maine Severe Winter Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: February 23, 2010 to March 2, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1891): March 25, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1891, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Flood
Maine Severe Storms, Flooding, and Landslides, Incident Period: June 18, 2009 to July 8, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1852): July 30, 2009, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1852, Natural disaster type: Storm, Landslide, Flood
Maine Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 11, 2008 to December 29, 2008, Emergency Declared (EM-3298): December 15, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3298, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
Maine Severe Winter Storm and Flooding, Incident Period: December 11, 2008 to December 29, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1815): January 9, 2009, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1815, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Flood
Maine Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: April 28, 2008 to May 14, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1755): May 9, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1755, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
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: FEMA-DR-1693, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
Maine Flooding, Incident Period: March 16, 2007 to March 18, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1691): April 20, 2007, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1691, Natural disaster type: Flood
Maine Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3256): September 19, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3256, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
Maine Severe Storms, Flooding, Snow Melts, and Ice Jams, Incident Period: March 29, 2005 to May 3, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1591): June 29, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-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: FEMA-EM-3206, Natural disaster type: Snow
10 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.
The number of natural disasters in Knox County (20) is a lot greater than the US average (12). Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16 Emergencies Declared: 4
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 10, Winter Storms: 3, Floods: 2, Hurricanes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Landslide: 1, Snow: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.5 Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.0
Births per 1000 population in Knox County
Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.9 Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.9
Deaths per 1000 population in Knox County
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.2 Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Knox County
Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 7,794 (6,730 aged, 1,064 disabled) Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8% Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 6%
Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 2.44 Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 11402.65 Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 416.990 Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 61839.15
General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1052.910 Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1035.930 Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 7.28
Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 58.13 Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 92.19
Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 24.26 Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1
Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 187.0. This is more than state average.
Mechanisms of suicide:
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
Firearm - 77.6
Other - 109.4
Household type by relationship:
In family households: 30,312 (7,281 male householders, 3,381 female householders)
8,312 spouses, 9,078 children (8,275 natural, 293 adopted, 510 stepchildren), 536 grandchildren, 185 brothers or sisters, 221 parents, 174 other relatives, 998 non-relatives
In nonfamily households: 8,063 (2,918 male householders (2,221 living alone)), 3,678 female householders (3,131 living alone)), 1,467 nonrelatives
In group quarters: 1,361 (1,183 institutionalized population)
Size of family households: 5,730 2-persons, 2,291 3-persons, 1,680 4-persons, 658 5-persons, 214 6-persons, 89 7-or-more-persons.
96.6% of residents of Knox County speak English at home.
0.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (78% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 3% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
2.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (87% speak English very well, 10% speak English well, 3% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (73% speak English very well, 7% speak English well, 20% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (89% speak English very well, 5% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).
In fiscal year 2004:
Federal Government expenditure: $262,841,000 ($6410 per capita) Department of Defense expenditure: $7,434,000 Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $116,910,000 Federal other direct payments to individuals: $48,217,000 Federal direct payments not to individuals: $118,000 Federal grants: $80,615,000 Federal procurement contracts: $5,635,000 ($65,000 Department of Defense) Federal salaries and wages: $11,345,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense) Federal Government direct loans: $746,000 Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $10,002,000 Federal Government insurance: $28,832,000
Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:
51 per 1000 residents
54 per 1000 residents
57 per 1000 residents
49 per 1000 residents
Net international migration: +80
+2 per 1000 residents
+4 per 1000 residents
Net internal migration: +1,807
+44 per 1000 residents
+28 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Knox County
Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 3.39 millions of gallons per day (5% from ground, 95% from surface)
60% of Knox County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago. Out of people who lived in different houses, 59% lived in this county. Out of people who lived in different counties, 44% lived in Maine.
Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:
This state: 25490
Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $87,600
Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 4%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 4%
Year Householders Moved Into Unit:
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Knox County