Kennebec County PUMA, ME

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Population

121,289

0.278% growth

Median Age

44.2


Median Household Income

$50,116

3.18% growth

Poverty Rate

14.1%


Number of Employees

54,517

1.86% growth

Median Property Value

$154,500

2.25% growth

About

In 2017, Kennebec County PUMA, ME had a population of 121k people with a median age of 44.2 and a median household income of $50,116. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Kennebec County PUMA, ME grew from 120,953 to 121,289, a 0.278% increase and its median household income grew from $48,570 to $50,116, a 3.18% increase.

The population of Kennebec County PUMA, ME is 94.9% White Alone, 1.47% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.32% Two or More Races. 4.99% of the people in Kennebec County PUMA, ME speak a non-English language, and 98.8% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Kennebec County PUMA, ME are University of Maine at Augusta (632 degrees awarded in 2017), Colby College (615 degrees), and Thomas College (264 degrees).

The median property value in Kennebec County PUMA, ME is $154,500, and the homeownership rate is 70.2%. Most people in Kennebec County PUMA, ME commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Kennebec County PUMA, ME is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Kennebec County PUMA, ME employs 54.5k people. The largest industries in Kennebec County PUMA, ME are Hospitals (4,625 people), Elementary & secondary schools (4,328 people), and Construction (2,956 people), and the highest paying industries are Other schools & instruction and educational support services ($147,478), Architectural, engineering & related services ($105,418), and Electric power generation, transmission & distribution ($77,106).

Median household income in Kennebec County PUMA, ME is $50,116. Males in Kennebec County PUMA, ME have an average income that is 1.3 times higher than the average income of females, which is $42,109. The income inequality in Kennebec County PUMA, ME (measured using the Gini index) is 0.408, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$50,116

2017 value

± $1,664

3.18%

1 Year Growth

± 4.19%

Households in Kennebec County PUMA, ME have a median annual income of $50,116, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $48,570 in 2016, which represents a 3.18% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$54,878

Average Male Salary

± $6,691

$42,109

Average Female Salary

± $4,718

In 2017, full-time male employees in Kennebec County PUMA, ME made 1.3 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Kennebec County PUMA, ME by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. American Indian

    $41,837 ± $20,654

  2. White

    $41,585 ± $3,946

  3. Asian

    $40,535 ± $32,214

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Kennebec County PUMA, ME workers was American Indian. These workers were paid 1.01 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Kennebec County PUMA, ME by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

0.408

2017 Wage GINI

0.41

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Kennebec County PUMA, ME was 0.408 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.56% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Kennebec County PUMA, ME was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Kennebec County PUMA, ME in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2018, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Kennebec County PUMA, ME was Biddeford & Saco Cities PUMA, ME with a value of $75,125, followed by Bath City & Brunswick PUMA, ME and York (West) & Cumberland (West) Counties PUMA, ME, with respective values of $71,744 and $69,532.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

14.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Kennebec County PUMA, ME (16.6k out of 118k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Males 35 - 44.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    15,286 ± 834

  2. Hispanic

    495 ± 175

  3. Black

    473 ± 215

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

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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

54.5k

2017 Value

1.86%

1 Year growth

± 1.86%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Kennebec County PUMA, ME grew at a rate of 1.86%, from 53.5k employees to 54.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Kennebec County PUMA, ME, are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,723 people), Secretaries & administrative assistants (1,615 people), and Registered nurses (1,491 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Kennebec County PUMA, ME.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Kennebec County PUMA, ME, by number of employees, are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,723 people), Secretaries & administrative assistants (1,615 people), and Registered nurses (1,491 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, Kennebec County PUMA, ME has an unusually high number of residents working as Eligibility interviewers, government programs (5.28 times higher than expected), Telemarketers (4.24 times), and Parts salespersons (3.98 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Kennebec County PUMA, ME, by average salary, are Physicians & surgeons ($147,320), Pharmacists ($125,109), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers ($112,793).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

54.5k

2017 Value

1.86%

1 Year growth

± 1.86%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Kennebec County PUMA, ME grew at a rate of 1.86%, from 53.5k employees to 54.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Kennebec County PUMA, ME, are Hospitals (4,625 people), Elementary & secondary schools (4,328 people), and Construction (2,956 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Kennebec County PUMA, ME, though some of these residents may live in Kennebec County PUMA, ME and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Kennebec County PUMA, ME, by number of employees, are Hospitals (4,625 people), Elementary & secondary schools (4,328 people), and Construction (2,956 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, Kennebec County PUMA, ME has an unusually high number of Ship & boat building (12.3 times higher than expected), Pulp, paper, & paperboard mills (7.56 times), and Administration of economic programs & space research (6.4 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Kennebec County PUMA, ME, by average salary, are Other schools & instruction and educational support services ($147,478), Architectural, engineering & related services ($105,418), and Electric power generation, transmission & distribution ($77,106).

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Domestic Trade

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. $8.58B

  2. $3.57B

  3. $3.34B

In 2015, the top outbound Maine product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $8.58B, followed by Fuel oils ($3.57B) and Machinery ($3.34B).

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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$45.4B

2020 Value

$56.8B

Projected 2045 Value

25.2% growth

In 2020, total outbound Maine trade was $45.4B. This is expected to increase 25.2% to $56.8B by 2045.

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. $3.76B

  2. $3.36B

  3. $2.86B

In 2015, the top outbound Maine domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Massachusetts with $3.76B, followed by New Hampshire with $3.36B and New York and $2.86B.

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

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Health

91.5% of the population of Kennebec County PUMA, ME has health coverage, with 45.9% on employee plans, 17.8% on Medicaid, 11.5% on Medicare, 13.8% on non-group plans, and 2.44% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the puma of Kennebec County PUMA, ME was $9,531 in 2014. This is a 4.36% increase from the previous year ($9,133).

Primary care physicians in Kennebec County PUMA, ME see 899 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.663% decrease from the previous year (905 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1671 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 227 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Washington County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (12.6%). Additionally, Aroostook County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (34.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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899 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Maine see an average of 899 patients per year. This represents a 0.663% decrease from the previous year (905 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$9,531

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$5,015

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,504

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,325

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Maine (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.36%, from $9,133 to $9,531.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

8.47%

Uninsured

45.9%

Employer Coverage

17.8%

Medicaid

11.5%

Medicare

13.8%

Non-Group

2.44%

Military or VA

Between N/A and 2016, the percent of uninsured citizens in Kennebec County PUMA, ME stayed by NaNk% from N/A% to 8.47%.

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

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 12.6% prevalence

  2. 12.3% prevalence

  3. 11.7% prevalence

Washington County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Maine, at 12.6%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Maine by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Kennebec County PUMA, ME is home to a population of 121k people, from which 98.8% are citizens. As of 2016, 2.41% of Kennebec County PUMA, ME residents were born outside of the country (2.92k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Kennebec County PUMA, ME is composed of 115k White Alone residents (94.9%), 1.78k Hispanic or Latino residents (1.47%), 1.6k Two or More Races residents (1.32%), 1.06k Asian Alone residents (0.873%), 996 Black or African American Alone residents (0.821%), 698 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.575%), 45 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0371%), and 18 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0148%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Kennebec County PUMA, ME are French (Incl. Cajun) (2,739 speakers), Spanish (966 speakers), and Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (438 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

44

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.2

47

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 5.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Kennebec County PUMA, ME was 44.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 44, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 47. But people in Kennebec County PUMA, ME are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Kennebec County PUMA, ME residents was 44.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.41%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

2.92k people

2.41%

2015 Foreign-Born Population

2.92k people

As of 2016, 2.41% of Kennebec County PUMA, ME residents (2.92k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2015, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Kennebec County PUMA, ME was 2.41%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Canada

    821 ± 701 people

  2. Philippines

    398 ± 489 people

  3. Iraq

    305 ± 428 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Kennebec County PUMA, ME was Canada, the natal country of 821 Kennebec County PUMA, ME residents, followed by Philippines with 398 and Iraq with 305.

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Citizenship

98.8%

2017 Citizenship

98.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.8% of Kennebec County PUMA, ME residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Kennebec County PUMA, ME was 98.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    115k ± 33

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1.78k ± 268

  3. Two or More Races

    1.6k ± 304

In 2017, there were 64.7 times more White Alone residents (115k people) in Kennebec County PUMA, ME than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.78k Hispanic or Latino and 1.6k Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Kennebec County PUMA, ME as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. French (Incl. Cajun)

    2,739 speakers (2.38%)

  2. Spanish

    966 speakers (0.839%)

  3. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)

    438 speakers (0.38%)

4.99% of Kennebec County PUMA, ME citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.9%. In 2017, the most common non-English language spoken in Kennebec County PUMA, ME was French (Incl. Cajun). 2.38% of the overall population of Kennebec County PUMA, ME are native French (Incl. Cajun) speakers. 0.839% speak Spanish and 0.38% speak French (Incl. Cajun), the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    3,564 ± 322

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,317 ± 283

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    1,254 ± 244

Kennebec County PUMA, ME has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.71 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Kennebec County PUMA, ME awarded 1,752 degrees. The student population of Kennebec County PUMA, ME is skewed towards women, with 3,028 male students and 5,300 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Kennebec County PUMA, ME are White (1,331 and 79.7%), followed by Unknown (106 and 6.35%), Two or More Races (73 and 4.37%), and Hispanic or Latino (55 and 3.3%).

The largest universities in Kennebec County PUMA, ME by number of degrees awarded are University of Maine at Augusta (632 and 36.1%), Colby College (615 and 35.1%), and Thomas College (264 and 15.1%).

The most popular majors in Kennebec County PUMA, ME are Liberal Arts & Sciences (163 and 9.3%), General Business Administration & Management (145 and 8.28%), and Psychiatric Services Technician (98 and 5.59%).

The median tuition costs in Kennebec County PUMA, ME are $38,045 for private four year colleges, and $6,840 and $16,530 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 87 degrees awarded

  2. 128 degrees awarded

  3. 89 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Kennebec County PUMA, ME was General Economics with 87 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 632 degrees awarded

  2. 615 degrees awarded

  3. 264 degrees awarded

$6,840

Median In-State Public

$38,045

Median Private

In 2017, the Kennebec County PUMA, ME institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Maine at Augusta with 632 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

614

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,138

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 614 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Kennebec County PUMA, ME, which is 0.54 times less than the 1,138 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,331 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    106 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    73 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Kennebec County PUMA, ME were to White students. These 1,331 degrees mean that there were 12.6 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 106 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Kennebec County PUMA, ME was $154,500 in 2017, which is 0.673 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $151,100 to $154,500, a 2.25% increase. The homeownership rate in Kennebec County PUMA, ME is 70.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Kennebec County PUMA, ME have an average commute time of 22.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Kennebec County PUMA, ME is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$154,500

2017 Median

± $2,833

$151,100

2016 Median

± $2,588

In 2017, the median property value in Kennebec County PUMA, ME grew to to $154,500 from the previous year's value of $151,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Kennebec County PUMA, ME compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Kennebec County PUMA, ME the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Household Income

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$50,116

Median Household Income

± $1,664

51.1k

Number of Households

± 1,486

In 2017, the median household income of the 51.1k households in Kennebec County PUMA, ME grew to $50,116 from the previous year's value of $48,570.

The following chart displays the households in Kennebec County PUMA, 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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Property Taxes

$2k - $3k

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Kennebec County PUMA, ME distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Kennebec County PUMA, ME the largest share of households pay taxes in the $2k - $3k range.

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Rent vs Own

70.2%

2017 Homeownership

70.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 70.2% of the housing units in Kennebec County PUMA, ME were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 70.1%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Kennebec County PUMA, ME compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

22.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Kennebec County PUMA, ME have a shorter commute time (22.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.65% of the workforce in Kennebec County PUMA, ME have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    80.1%

  2. Carpooled

    9.31%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.8%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Kennebec County PUMA, ME was Drove Alone (80.1%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.31%) and those who Worked At Home (4.8%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Kennebec County PUMA, 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 PUMA, ME have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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