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Kennebec County, Maine

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Table

Kennebec County, Maine
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
124,486
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
124,486
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
123,642
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
0.7%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 123,642
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 122,151
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
4.7%
Persons under 18 years, percent
19.0%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
20.7%
Female persons, percent
51.0%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
95.6%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
0.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.6%
Asian alone, percent(a)
1.0%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Z
Two or More Races, percent
2.0%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
1.9%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
94.0%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2016-2020 9,836
Foreign born persons, percent, 2016-2020 2.3%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2021, (V2021) 63,025
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2016-2020 70.7%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2016-2020 $164,000
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2016-2020 $1,236
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2016-2020 $472
Median gross rent, 2016-2020 $777
Building permits, 2021 436
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2016-2020 52,506
Persons per household, 2016-2020 2.25
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2016-2020 86.8%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2016-2020 4.5%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2016-2020 90.5%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2016-2020 84.8%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 93.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 29.3%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2016-2020 12.5%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
8.8%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 61.8%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 59.2%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 315,889
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 1,410,930
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 77,174
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 2,485,512
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $20,378
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2016-2020 23.8
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $55,368
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $31,486
Persons in poverty, percent
11.2%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 3,209
Total employment, 2020 49,572
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) 2,161,424
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 0.5%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2019 8,555
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 2,486
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,439
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 315
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 S
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 2,042
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 S
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,907
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 142.5
Population per square mile, 2010 140.8
Land area in square miles, 2020 867.47
Land area in square miles, 2010 867.52
FIPS Code 23011
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2021) refers to the final year of the series (2020 thru 2021). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Users should exercise caution when comparing 2016-2020 ACS 5-year estimates to other ACS estimates. For more information, please visit the 2020 5-year ACS Comparison Guidance page.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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