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Knox County, Maine (ME)

County population in 2019: 40,018 (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:

26%
State:

29%

Land area: 366 sq. mi.

Water area: 776.4 sq. mi.

Population density: 109 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Knox County: 88.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (17.7%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (16.3%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (11.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 56%
  • Government: 7%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 37%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Knox County, ME (2019)
    • 37,92995.7%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 7181.8%Two or more races
    • 6261.6%Hispanic or Latino
    • 2190.6%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 2150.5%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 2020.5%Asian alone
    • 40.01%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

48.8 years
Maine median age:

45.1 years
Males: 19,887  (49.7%)
Females: 20,131  (50.3%)
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Average household size:
Knox County:

2.0 people
Maine:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $58,754 ($36,774 in 1999)
This county:

$58,754
Maine:

$58,924

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $752 (lower quartile is $572, upper quartile is $942)
This county:

$752
State:

$766


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $224,720 (it was $110,200 in 2000)
Knox:

$224,720
Maine:

$200,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $160,363 - $348,821
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,357
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $561

Institutionalized population: 1,183

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 6
  • Robberies: 3
  • Assaults: 6
  • Burglaries: 64
  • Thefts: 132
  • Auto thefts: 11

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 2
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 8
  • Burglaries: 48
  • Thefts: 119
  • Auto thefts: 8
Knox County, ME map from a distance

Health of residents in Knox 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.
77.7% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
53.7% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is more than average.
58.6% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is less than average.
Average weight of males is 188 pounds. This is less than average.
Average weight of females is 157 pounds. This is about average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 184 buildings, average cost: $112,600
  • 1998: 199 buildings, average cost: $110,600
  • 1999: 251 buildings, average cost: $117,800
  • 2000: 219 buildings, average cost: $140,700
  • 2001: 257 buildings, average cost: $137,900
  • 2002: 292 buildings, average cost: $142,600
  • 2003: 337 buildings, average cost: $144,700
  • 2004: 345 buildings, average cost: $161,500
  • 2005: 262 buildings, average cost: $168,200
  • 2006: 207 buildings, average cost: $173,700
  • 2007: 143 buildings, average cost: $205,900
  • 2008: 128 buildings, average cost: $186,900
  • 2009: 103 buildings, average cost: $170,600
  • 2010: 73 buildings, average cost: $192,100
  • 2011: 113 buildings, average cost: $141,900
  • 2012: 108 buildings, average cost: $271,300
  • 2013: 82 buildings, average cost: $241,900
  • 2014: 101 buildings, average cost: $228,300
  • 2015: 89 buildings, average cost: $253,500
  • 2016: 110 buildings, average cost: $211,400
  • 2017: 93 buildings, average cost: $193,900
  • 2018: 103 buildings, average cost: $264,100
  • 2019: 110 buildings, average cost: $248,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Knox, ME residents
Average permit cost in Knox, ME
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $2,998 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $2,807 (1.3%)

Distribution of median household income in Knox, ME in 2019
Distribution of house value in Knox, ME in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Knox, ME in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 9.1%
Knox County:

9.1%
Maine:

10.9%
(9.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 3.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 50.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 15.6% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 48.8 years old
(Males: 46.1 years old, Females: 51.2 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 49.6 years old, Black residents: 39.8 years old, American Indian residents: 27.5 years old, Asian residents: 42.3 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 33.5 years old, Other race residents: 16.4 years old)

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.

Cities in this county include: Rockland, Camden, Warren, Rockport, Thomaston, St. George, Union, Owls Head, South Thomaston, Washington.

Knox County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

2018 air pollution in Knox County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.033 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Minidoka County, Idaho , Jackson County, South Dakota , Ottawa County, Michigan , Watonwan County, Minnesota .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.5%
Maine:

4.7%

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

Current college students: 1,146
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 94.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 35.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 999 (53.9% naturalized citizens)

Knox County:

2.5%
Whole state:

3.9%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 2142010 or later
  • 1582000 to 2009
  • 1231990 to 1999
  • 1071980 to 1989
  • 1021970 to 1979
  • 386Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.9 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 86.1%

Knox County marital status for males Knox County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 19,128
  • One, attached: 664
  • Two: 1,049
  • 3 or 4: 719
  • 5 to 9: 602
  • 10 to 19: 288
  • 20 to 49: 552
  • 50 or more: 162
  • Mobile homes: 1,473
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 45

Housing units in Knox County with a mortgage: 7,858 (66 second mortgage, 1,097 home equity loan, 76 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 5,606

Here:

58.3% with mortgage
State:

60.5% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Knox County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant4,40029
Catholic4,3404
Evangelical Protestant1,81323
Other5696
None28,614-
Knox 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: 17
Knox County:

4.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.80 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 9
This county:

2.21 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 30
Knox County:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 79
This county:

19.40 / 10,000 pop.
State:

11.02 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Knox County:

7.8%
Maine:

8.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Knox County:

21.6%
State:

25.0%

Agriculture in Knox County:

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

Earthquake activity:

Knox County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Maine state average. It is 78% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/16/2012 at 23:12:25, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 ML, Depth: 10.0 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 84.3 miles away from Knox County center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 ML, Depth: 3.0 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 227.7 miles away from the county center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW) earthquake occurred 228.6 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) earthquake occurred 130.6 miles away from the 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 259.5 miles away from Knox 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
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 Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4522-ME: April 4, 2020, FEMA Id: 4522, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Maine Severe Storm And Flooding, Incident Period: October 29, 2017 - November 1, 2017, FEMA Id: 4354, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Maine Winter Storm, Snow Storm, Flooding, Incident Period: February 08, 2013 to February 10, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4108: March 25, 2013, FEMA Id: 4108, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Storm, Flood, Snow
  • Maine Severe Winter Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: February 23, 2010 to March 02, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1891: March 25, 2010, FEMA Id: 1891, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Flood
  • Maine Severe Storms, Flooding, and Landslides, Incident Period: June 18, 2009 to July 08, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1852: July 30, 2009, FEMA Id: 1852, Natural disaster type: Storm, Landslide, Flood
  • Maine Severe Winter Storm and Flooding, Incident Period: December 11, 2008 to December 29, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1815: January 09, 2009, FEMA Id: 1815, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Flood
  • Maine Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 11, 2008 to December 29, 2008, Emergency Declared EM-3298: December 15, 2008, FEMA Id: 3298, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Maine Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: April 28, 2008 to May 14, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1755: May 09, 2008, FEMA Id: 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: 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: 1691, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • 13 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Knox County (23) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 18
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 16, Storms: 12, Winter Storms: 4, Snows: 3, Hurricanes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Knox

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 16,906 (78.5%)
  • Carpooled: 2,205 (10.2%)
  • Bus: 20 (0.1%)
  • Ferryboat: 14 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 199 (0.9%)
  • Bicycle: 59 (0.3%)
  • Walked: 712 (3.3%)
  • Worked at home: 1,419 (6.6%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Construction and extraction occupations (14%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Canada (14%)
  • Germany (13%)
  • Peru (12%)
  • England (9%)
  • United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland (6%)
  • Japan (6%)
  • Sweden (5%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Knox County


  • English (18%)
  • American (15%)
  • European (8%)
  • Irish (7%)
  • German (5%)
  • French Canadian (5%)
  • Scottish (3%)

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

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

  • 689 people in state prisons
  • 374 people in nursing homes
  • 57 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 52 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 28 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 22 people in other group homes
  • 11 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 9 people in military ships
  • 8 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 5 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 2 people in other nonhousehold living situations

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

  • 951 people in state prisons
  • 156 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 74 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 64 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 41 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 20 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
  • 19 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 17 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 13 people in college/university student housing
  • 4 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 2 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $60,149.

5.81% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($54,579 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.81%
Maine average:

5.91%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.83% relocated from other counties in Maine ($18,639 average AGI)
2.98% relocated from other states ($35,940 average AGI)
Knox County:

2.98%
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 Waldo County, ME  0.72% ($36,738 average AGI)
from Lincoln County, ME  0.56% ($30,713)
from Cumberland County, ME  0.43% ($48,712)
from Penobscot County, ME  0.27% ($37,933)
from Kennebec County, ME  0.23% ($42,051)


5.25% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($53,286 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.25%
Maine average:

5.73%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
2.87% relocated to other counties in Maine ($25,264 average AGI)
2.38% relocated to other states ($28,022 average AGI)
Knox County:

2.38%
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 Lincoln County, ME  0.78% ($42,023 average AGI)
to Waldo County, ME  0.69% ($44,313)
to Cumberland County, ME  0.53% ($57,191)
to Kennebec County, ME  0.23% ($55,395)
to Penobscot County, ME  0.14% ($54,167)
to York County, ME  0.13% ($25,682)

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 from 2007 to 2019: 11.5

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 population in Knox County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 11.7%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 7.3%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Knox County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Knox County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Knox County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Knox County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Knox County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Knox County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 8,364 (7,072 aged, 1,292 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 418 (5%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Knox County, Maine in 1999 - 2019:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (613)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (574)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (543)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (428)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (406)
  • Unspecified dementia (390)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (286)
  • Congestive heart failure (120)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (60)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (45)

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: 11,403
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 417
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 61,839

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,053
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,036
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 7

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 58
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 92

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 24
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:

Households: 40,018
  • Male householders: 8,247 (2,343 living alone), Female householders: 9,187 (3,503 living alone)
  • 8,302 spouses (8,183 opposite-sex spouses), 1,337 unmarried partners, (1,297 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 8,856 children (8,076 natural, 292 adopted, 488 stepchildren), 622 grandchildren, 159 brothers or sisters, 213 parents, 100 foster children, 429 other relatives, 947 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 1,607

Size of family households: 5,985 2-persons, 2,128 3-persons, 1,534 4-persons, 554 5-persons, 181 6-persons, 67 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 5,861 1-person, 886 2-persons, 218 3-persons, 4 7-or-more-persons.

4,154 married couples with children.
2,141 single-parent households (500 men, 1,641 women).

97.3% of residents of Knox speak English at home.
1.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (55% speak English very well, 38% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).
1.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (91% speak English very well, 9% speak English well).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (85% speak English very well, 10% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (51% speak English very well, 49% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $262,841,000 ($6,410 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:

Births: 2,087
Here:

51 per 1000 residents
State:

54 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 2,330
Here:

57 per 1000 residents
State:

49 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +80
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+4 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +1,807
Here:

+44 per 1000 residents
State:

+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)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.1
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.2
State:

4.2

Year house built in Knox County, Maine
  • Year house built in Knox County, Maine
  • 4702014 or later
  • 3632010 to 2013
  • 3,1342000 to 2009
  • 3,2221990 to 1999
  • 3,1681980 to 1989
  • 2,7321970 to 1979
  • 1,2871960 to 1969
  • 1,1751950 to 1959
  • 8911940 to 1949
  • 8,0641939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Knox County, Maine
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Knox County, Maine
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Knox County, Maine
  • 241 room
  • 1042 rooms
  • 4273 rooms
  • 1,7114 rooms
  • 2,6225 rooms
  • 3,0566 rooms
  • 2,0397 rooms
  • 1,3948 rooms
  • 2,0709+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Knox County, Maine
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Knox County, Maine
  • 2151 room
  • 3842 rooms
  • 6733 rooms
  • 1,0474 rooms
  • 6375 rooms
  • 5866 rooms
  • 1847 rooms
  • 778 rooms
  • 2039+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Knox County, Maine
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Knox County, Maine
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Knox County, Maine
  • 40no bedroom
  • 6421 bedroom
  • 3,4192 bedrooms
  • 6,4253 bedrooms
  • 2,3464 bedrooms
  • 5575+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Knox County, Maine
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Knox County, Maine
  • 212no bedroom
  • 1,1101 bedroom
  • 1,4392 bedrooms
  • 9243 bedrooms
  • 1994 bedrooms
  • 1035+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Knox County, Maine in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Knox County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Knox County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 371no vehicle
  • 3,8331 vehicle
  • 5,9242 vehicles
  • 2,4743 vehicles
  • 6234 vehicles
  • 2085+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Knox County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Knox County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 626no vehicle
  • 2,0421 vehicle
  • 1,1212 vehicles
  • 1323 vehicles
  • 524 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

89.1% of Knox County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 35% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 54% lived in Maine.

Knox County:

89.1%
State average:

86.6%

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

  • This state: 23,165
  • Other state: 15,556
  • Northeast: 9,765
  • Midwest: 1,753
  • South: 2,608
  • West: 1,456
Year householders moved into unit in Knox County, ME
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Knox County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 66.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 15.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 12.3%Wood
  • 3.8%Electricity
  • 1.1%Utility gas
  • 0.9%Other fuel
  • 0.3%Solar energy
  • 0.1%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 56.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 22.2%Electricity
  • 16.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.9%Wood
  • 0.7%Utility gas

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 238
Here:

7.5%
Maine:

10.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 220
Here:

13.7%
Maine:

13.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 534
Here:

40.7%
Maine:

30.2%

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

Knox County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $220,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $991,000
    Air Transportation: $195,000
  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $3,434,000
    Police Protection: $2,982,000
    General - Other: $1,123,000
    Air Transportation: $757,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $562,000
    General Public Buildings: $379,000
    Financial Administration: $263,000
    Central Staff Services: $248,000
    Health - Other: $191,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $85,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $738,000
    Air Transportation: $452,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $46,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,820,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,650,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $170,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $950,000
    Interest Earnings: $12,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $108,000
    General Public Building: $71,000
    Correctional Institutions: $35,000
    Air Transportation: $12,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,955,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $1,401,000
  • Tax - Property: $8,562,000

Knox County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $220,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $991,000
    Air Transportation: $195,000
  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $3,434,000
    Police Protection: $2,982,000
    General - Other: $1,123,000
    Air Transportation: $757,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $562,000
    General Public Buildings: $379,000
    Financial Administration: $263,000
    Central Staff Services: $248,000
    Health - Other: $191,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $85,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $738,000
    Air Transportation: $452,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $46,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,820,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,650,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $170,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $950,000
    Interest Earnings: $12,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $108,000
    General Public Building: $71,000
    Correctional Institutions: $35,000
    Air Transportation: $12,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,955,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $1,401,000
  • Tax - Property: $8,562,000

Knox County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $220,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $991,000
    Air Transportation: $195,000
  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $3,434,000
    Police Protection: $2,982,000
    General - Other: $1,123,000
    Air Transportation: $757,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $562,000
    General Public Buildings: $379,000
    Financial Administration: $263,000
    Central Staff Services: $248,000
    Health - Other: $191,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $85,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $738,000
    Air Transportation: $452,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $46,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,820,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,650,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $170,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $950,000
    Interest Earnings: $12,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $108,000
    General Public Building: $71,000
    Correctional Institutions: $35,000
    Air Transportation: $12,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,955,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $1,401,000
  • Tax - Property: $8,562,000

Knox County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $220,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $991,000
    Air Transportation: $195,000
  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $3,434,000
    Police Protection: $2,982,000
    General - Other: $1,123,000
    Air Transportation: $757,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $562,000
    General Public Buildings: $379,000
    Financial Administration: $263,000
    Central Staff Services: $248,000
    Health - Other: $191,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $85,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $738,000
    Air Transportation: $452,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $46,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,820,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,650,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $170,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $950,000
    Interest Earnings: $12,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $108,000
    General Public Building: $71,000
    Correctional Institutions: $35,000
    Air Transportation: $12,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,955,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $1,401,000
  • Tax - Property: $8,562,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 787
  • Number of aged recipients: 68
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 719
  • Number of recipients under 18: 86
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 547
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 154
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 352
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 331
Most common first names in Knox County, ME among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John25876.6 years
William21576.0 years
Charles21076.7 years
Mary20280.5 years
George19278.0 years
Robert18470.8 years
Ruth17082.3 years
Dorothy15678.7 years
James15373.7 years
Helen15382.4 years
Most common last names in Knox County, ME among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Young12778.3 years
Smith12178.4 years
Brown9377.8 years
Johnson8377.0 years
Simmons7880.7 years
Ames7680.6 years
Davis7380.4 years
Jones6779.8 years
Miller6078.1 years
Hall5877.7 years
Businesses in Knox County, ME
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Lowe's1
Applebee's1MasterBrand Cabinets12
AutoZone1McDonald's1
Budget Car Rental1New Balance1
Burger King1Nike1
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut1
Circle K2RadioShack1
Cold Stone Creamery1Rite Aid2
ColorTyme1Shaw's1
Dairy Queen1Staples1
Domino's Pizza1Subway2
Dunkin Donuts4T.J.Maxx1
FedEx5Taco Bell1
Ford1Toyota1
GNC1True Value2
GameStop1U-Haul4
H&R Block1U.S. Cellular2
Hilton1UPS8
Home Depot1Walmart1
JCPenney1YMCA1
KFC1