Kennebec County, ME

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2020 Population
122,158
0.333% 1-year growth
US Senator
Susan Collins
Republican Party
US Senator
Angus King
Independent Party
2020 Median Age
44.1
0.676% 1-year decrease
2020 Poverty Rate
12.4%
3.16% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$55,368
0.00542% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$164,000
2.89% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
60,412
1.23% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Kennebec County, ME had a population of 122k people with a median age of 44.1 and a median household income of $55,368. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Kennebec County, ME grew from 121,753 to 122,158, a 0.333% increase and its median household income grew from $55,365 to $55,368, a 0.00542% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Kennebec County, ME are White (Non-Hispanic) (94.4%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.87%), White (Hispanic) (1.09%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.953%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.697%).

None of the households in Kennebec County, ME reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99% of the residents in Kennebec County, ME are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Kennebec County, ME are Colby College (651 degrees awarded in 2020), University of Maine at Augusta (587 degrees), and Thomas College (253 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Kennebec County, ME was $164,000, and the homeownership rate was 70.7%.

Most people in Kennebec County, ME drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Kennebec County, ME was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Kennebec County, ME is home to a population of 122k people, from which 99% are citizens. As of 2020, 2.28% of Kennebec County, ME residents were born outside of the country (2.78k people).

In 2020, there were 50.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (115k people) in Kennebec County, ME than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.29k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 1.33k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99%
2020 Citizenship
98.9%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 99% of Kennebec County, ME residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Kennebec County, ME was 98.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Kennebec County, ME
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    115k ± 89
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    2.29k ± 268
  3. White (Hispanic)
    1.33k ± 210
1.61%
Hispanic Population
1.96k people

In 2020, there were 50.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (115k people) in Kennebec County, ME than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.29k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 1.33k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.61% of the people in Kennebec County, ME are hispanic (1.96k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Kennebec County, ME as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Canada
    9,473 ± 2,381 people
  2. Philippines
    2,837 ± 1,306 people
  3. Germany
    2,823 ± 1,303 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Maine was Canada, the natal country of 9,473 Maine residents, followed by Philippines with 2,837 and Germany with 2,823.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.28%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
2.78k people
2.39%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
2.91k people

As of 2020, 2.28% of Kennebec County, ME residents (2.78k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Kennebec County, ME was 2.39%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    3,599 ± 297
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,440 ± 263
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,367 ± 243

Kennebec County, ME has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.5 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Kennebec County, ME employs 60.4k people. The largest industries in Kennebec County, ME are Health Care & Social Assistance (10,319 people), Retail Trade (8,381 people), and Educational Services (7,703 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($141,250), Utilities ($75,559), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($55,595).

Males in Maine have an average income that is 1.24 times higher than the average income of females, which is $50,223. The income inequality in Maine (measured using the Gini index) is 0.434, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

60.4k
2020 Value
± 1,829
1.23%
1 Year growth
± 4.06%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Kennebec County, ME grew at a rate of 1.23%, from 59.7k employees to 60.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Kennebec County, ME, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (8,041 people), Management Occupations (5,917 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (5,855 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Kennebec County, ME.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

60.4k
2020 Value
± 1,829
1.23%
1 Year growth
± 4.06%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Kennebec County, ME grew at a rate of 1.23%, from 59.7k employees to 60.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Kennebec County, ME, are Health Care & Social Assistance (10,319 people), Retail Trade (8,381 people), and Educational Services (7,703 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Kennebec County, ME, though some of these residents may live in Kennebec County, ME and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$41,846
Median earning men ± $1,205
$32,389
Median earning women ± $1,251

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Public Administration ($58,947), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($57,583), and Information ($53,854).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($50,304), Public Administration ($45,112), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($45,073).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Maine. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Maine.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 1,449
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 667
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 654
    Retail Trade

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $1.69M
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. $468k
    Manufacturing
  3. $292k
    Retail Trade

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Maine to other states, or from other states to Maine.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $5.2B
  2. $3.72B
  3. $3.13B

In 2020, the top outbound Maine product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $5.2B, followed by Gasoline ($3.72B) and Fuel oils ($3.13B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Maine products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$51.4B
2020 Value in Maine
$92.1B
Projected 2050 Value in Maine
79% growth

In 2020, total outbound Maine trade was $51.4B. This is expected to increase 79% to $92.1B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Maine trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Maine to other states, or from other states to Maine.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $5.09B
  2. $4.73B
  3. $2.51B

In 2020, the top outbound Maine domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Massachusetts with $5.09B, followed by New Hampshire with $4.73B and New York and $2.51B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Maine shares with each state (excluding itself).

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Kennebec County, ME went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 48.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (47.8%), followed by Other (2.18%).

Susan Collins and Angus King are the senators currently representing the state of Maine. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Maine is currently represented by 2 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Maine

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Susan Collins
Senator from Maine2
Assumed office on January 3, 1997
Angus King
Senator from Maine1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

Susan Collins and Angus King are the senators currently representing Maine.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Maine

Maine is currently represented by 2 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Maine have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in Kennebec County, ME awarded 1,588 degrees. The student population of Kennebec County, ME in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 3,096 male students and 5,115 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Kennebec County, ME are White (1,199 and 79.3%), followed by Two or More Races (72 and 4.76%), Hispanic or Latino (67 and 4.43%), and Unknown (66 and 4.37%).

The largest universities in Kennebec County, ME by number of degrees awarded are Colby College (651 and 41%), University of Maine at Augusta (587 and 37%), and Thomas College (253 and 15.9%).

The most popular majors in Kennebec County, ME are Liberal Arts & Sciences (171 and 10.8%), General Business Administration & Management (109 and 6.86%), and Psychiatric Services Technician (83 and 5.23%).

The median tuition costs in Kennebec County, ME are $42,175 for private four year colleges, and $7,350 and $17,760 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2020 in Kennebec County, ME, the percentage of applicants admitted was 10.3%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 39.6%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 8,211 (37.7% men and 62.3% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 8,211 students enrolled in Kennebec County, ME, 37.7% men and 62.3% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 6,253 records, of which 63.8% were women and 36.2% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 69 degree-majors awarded
  2. 143 degree-majors awarded
  3. 76 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Kennebec County, ME was Econometrics & Quantitative Economics with 69 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Kennebec County, ME according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 651 degrees awarded
  2. 587 degrees awarded
  3. 253 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Colby College with 651 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 577 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Kennebec County, ME, which is 0.571 times less than the 1,011 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 1,199 degrees mean that there were 16.7 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Two or More Races, with 72 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($42,175) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,755) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,200) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.38% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.412% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (348k), Some college (231k), and Bachelors Degree (211k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Kennebec County, ME was $164,000 in 2020, which is 0.714 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $159,400 to $164,000, a 2.89% increase. The homeownership rate in Kennebec County, ME is 70.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Kennebec County, ME have an average commute time of 23.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Kennebec County, ME is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Kennebec County, ME is $55,368. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Kennebec County, ME was Census Tract 150 with a value of $86,156, followed by Census Tract 160 and Census Tract 120, with respective values of $80,375 and $77,125.

In 2021, 13.6% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Kennebec County, ME. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 1.35%.

Property

$164,000
Median Property Value 2020
±$3,078
$37,144
Median Property Taxes
±$1,343

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Kennebec County, ME the largest share of households pay taxes in the $2k - $3k range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Kennebec County, ME compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

70.7%
Homeownership
2020
63.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 70.7% of the housing units in Kennebec County, ME were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 70.5%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 150
  2. Census Tract 160
  3. Census Tract 120

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Kennebec County, ME was Census Tract 150 with a value of $86,156, followed by Census Tract 160 and Census Tract 120, with respective values of $80,375 and $77,125.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Kennebec County, ME colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$55,368
Median Household Income
± $2,112
52.5k
Number of Households
± 1,728

In 2020, the median household income of the 52.5k households in Kennebec County, ME grew to $55,368 from the previous year's value of $55,365.

The following chart displays the households in Kennebec County, ME distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Kennebec County, ME is from Maine.
0.434
2020 Wage GINI in Maine
0.439
2019 Wage GINI in Maine

In 2020, the income inequality in Maine was 0.434 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.2% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Maine was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Maine in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (78.5%)
  2. Carpooled (9.92%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.02%)

In 2020, 78.5% of workers in Kennebec County, ME drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.92%) and those who worked at home (7.02%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

23.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Kennebec County, ME have a shorter commute time (23.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.98% of the workforce in Kennebec County, ME have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Kennebec County, ME distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Kennebec County, ME have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 13.6% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Kennebec County, ME. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 1.35%.

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Poverty & Diversity

12.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Kennebec County, ME (14.7k out of 119k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Kennebec County, ME is White, followed by Two Or More and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2021, 13.9% of the children was living in poverty in Kennebec County, ME. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 6.3%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 168 in Kennebec County, ME. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 34.4 per 100,000 population.

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92.5% of the population of Kennebec County, ME has health coverage, with 47.9% on employee plans, 15.3% on Medicaid, 12.6% on Medicare, 14.4% on non-group plans, and 2.32% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Maine was $9,531 in 2014. This is a 4.36% increase from the previous year ($9,133).

Primary care physicians in Kennebec County, ME see 830 patients per year on average, which represents a 5.6% increase from the previous year (786 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1176 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 195 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.9% were men and 52.1% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Maine, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

830 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Kennebec County, ME

Primary care physicians in Kennebec County, ME see an average of 830 patients per year. This represents a 5.6% increase from the previous year (786 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Kennebec County, ME in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Maine across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 20.8% under 18 years, 18.9% between 18 and 34 years, 41.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 19.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.9% were men and 52.1% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

7.54%
Uninsured
47.9%
Employer Coverage
15.3%
Medicaid
12.6%
Medicare
14.4%
Non-Group
2.32%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Kennebec County, ME grew by 1.25% from 7.45% to 7.54%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Kennebec County, ME changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 39.2 in Kennebec County, ME.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 32% in Kennebec County, ME.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 9.18% in Kennebec County, ME.

The graphic shows the trend of the indicator in Kennebec County, ME.

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