Knox County, ME

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Population
39,823
0.31% 1-year growth
US Senator
Susan Collins
Republican Party
US Senator
Angus King
Independent Party
Median Age
48.4

Poverty Rate
10.9%

Median Household Income
$55,402
4.3% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$206,800
3.61% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
20,100
2.72% 1-year growth

About

In 2018, Knox County, ME had a population of 39.8k people with a median age of 48.4 and a median household income of $55,402. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Knox County, ME grew from 39,700 to 39,823, a 0.31% increase and its median household income grew from $53,117 to $55,402, a 4.3% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Knox County, ME are White (Non-Hispanic) (95.3%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.83%), White (Hispanic) (1.11%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.54%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.512%). NaNk% of the people in Knox County, ME speak a non-English language, and 98.6% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Knox County, ME is $206,800, and the homeownership rate is 76.9%. Most people in Knox County, ME commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 16.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Knox County, ME is 2 cars per household.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Knox County, ME went to Hillary Rodham Clinton with 53.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (39.5%), followed by Other (6.72%). The most partisan county was Cumberland County, ME with 59.9% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

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.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Showing data up to the 2016 election. Updated election results are currently being processed, and will be released in the coming months.
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Popular Vote for Knox County, ME
53.8% for the Democratic Party
Most Partisan Counties in Maine
  1. 59.9% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)
  2. 58.9% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 57.6% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Maine was Cumberland County, ME with 59.9% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

The following map shows the counties in Maine colored by their party leaning.

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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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Diversity

Knox County, ME is home to a population of 39.8k people, from which 98.6% are citizens. As of 2018, 2.75% of Knox County, ME residents were born outside of the country (1.1k people).

In 2018, there were 52 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (37.9k people) in Knox County, ME than any other race or ethnicity. There were 729 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 444 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Knox County, ME
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    37.9k ± 22
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    729 ± 145
  3. White (Hispanic)
    444 ± 64
1.49%
Hispanic Population
592 people

In 2018, there were 52 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (37.9k people) in Knox County, ME than any other race or ethnicity. There were 729 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 444 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.49% of the people in Knox County, ME are hispanic (592 people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.75%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
1.1k people
2.84%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
1.13k people

As of 2018, 2.75% of Knox County, ME residents (1.1k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Knox County, ME was 2.84%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

48
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.3
55
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 12.8

In 2018, the median age of all people in Knox County, ME was 48.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 48, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 55. But people in Knox County, ME are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Knox County, ME residents was 48.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Canada
    9,674 ± 2,406 people
  2. Philippines
    2,503 ± 1,227 people
  3. China
    2,372 ± 1,195 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Maine was Canada, the natal country of 9,674 Maine residents, followed by Philippines with 2,503 and China with 2,372.

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Citizenship

98.6%
2018 Citizenship
98.6%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 98.6% of Knox County, ME residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Knox County, ME was 98.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,355 ± 212
  2. Korea
    393 ± 133
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    287 ± 91

Knox County, ME has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.45 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Knox County, ME is $55,402. In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Knox County, ME was Census Tract 9711 with a value of $63,864, followed by Census Tract 9705 and Census Tract 9708, with respective values of $63,011 and $60,417.

Males in Maine have an average income that is 1.3 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,792. The income inequality in Maine (measured using the Gini index) is 0.447, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Knox County, ME employs 20.1k people. The largest industries in Knox County, ME are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,104 people), Retail Trade (2,535 people), and Construction (1,738 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($74,219), Wholesale Trade ($47,400), and Public Administration ($45,893).

Wages

Median Household Income

$55,402
2018 value
± $1,899
4.3%
1 Year Growth
± 5.59%

Households in Knox County, ME have a median annual income of $55,402, 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 $53,117 in 2017, which represents a 4.3% annual growth.

The following chart shows how the median household income in Knox County, ME compares to that of its neighboring and parent geographies.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$58,075
Average Male Salary in Maine
± $2,642
$44,792
Average Female Salary in Maine
± $1,926

In 2017, full-time male employees in Maine made 1.3 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Maine by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Maine
  1. Asian
    $48,746 ± $19,436
  2. White
    $43,832 ± $1,466
  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
    $41,588 ± $101,474

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Maine workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.11 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Maine.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Maine by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Knox County, ME is from Maine.
0.447
2017 Wage GINI in Maine
0.45
2016 Wage GINI in Maine

In 2017, the income inequality in Maine was 0.447 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.62% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Maine was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Maine in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Maine across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9711
  2. Census Tract 9705
  3. Census Tract 9708

In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Knox County, ME was Census Tract 9711 with a value of $63,864, followed by Census Tract 9705 and Census Tract 9708, with respective values of $63,011 and $60,417.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 35 - 44
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

10.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Knox County, ME (4.19k out of 38.3k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 75+ and then Females 25 - 34.

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
    4,098 ± 427
  2. Hispanic
    192 ± 118
  3. Two Or More
    93 ± 100

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

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

20.1k
2018 Value
± 891
2.72%
1 Year growth
± 6.13%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Knox County, ME grew at a rate of 2.72%, from 19.6k employees to 20.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Knox County, ME, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,506 people), Management Occupations (1,869 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,820 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Knox County, ME.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Knox County, ME, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,506 people), Management Occupations (1,869 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,820 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Knox County, ME has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (6.85 times higher than expected), Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.54 times), and Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (1.41 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Knox County, ME, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($160,859), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($75,750), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($63,676).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

20.1k
2018 Value
± 891
2.72%
1 Year growth
± 6.13%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Knox County, ME grew at a rate of 2.72%, from 19.6k employees to 20.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Knox County, ME, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,104 people), Retail Trade (2,535 people), and Construction (1,738 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Knox County, ME, though some of these residents may live in Knox County, 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 Knox County, ME, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,104 people), Retail Trade (2,535 people), and Construction (1,738 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Knox County, ME has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (4.61 times higher than expected), Construction (1.35 times), and Other Services, Except Public Administration (1.33 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Knox County, ME, by median earnings, are Utilities ($74,219), Wholesale Trade ($47,400), and Public Administration ($45,893).

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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. $7.7B
  2. $3.41B
  3. $3.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Maine product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $7.7B, followed by Fuel oils ($3.41B) and Gasoline ($3.1B).

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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$41.8B
2015 Value in Maine
$56.8B
Projected 2045 Value in Maine
36.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound Maine trade was $41.8B. This is expected to increase 36.1% 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. $3.48B
  2. $3.07B
  3. $2.42B

In 2015, the top outbound Maine domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Massachusetts with $3.48B, followed by New Hampshire with $3.07B and New York and $2.42B.

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

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Knox County, ME was $206,800 in 2018, which is 0.9 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $199,600 to $206,800, a 3.61% increase. The homeownership rate in Knox County, ME is 76.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Knox County, ME have an average commute time of 16.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Knox County, ME is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$206,800
2018 Median
± $8,990
$199,600
2017 Median
± $7,519

In 2018, the median property value in Knox County, ME grew to to $206,800 from the previous year's value of $199,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Knox County, 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 Knox County, ME the largest share of households have a property value in the N/A range.

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Household Income

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$55,402
Median Household Income
± $1,899
17.2k
Number of Households
± 800

In 2018, the median household income of the 17.2k households in Knox County, ME grew to $55,402 from the previous year's value of $53,117.

The following chart displays the households in Knox 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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Property Taxes

$3k+
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

76.9%
2018 Homeownership
76.3%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 76.9% of the housing units in Knox County, ME were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 76.3%.

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

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Commute Time

16.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Knox County, ME have a shorter commute time (16.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 1.24% of the workforce in Knox County, ME have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel
  1. Drove Alone
    77.7%
  2. Carpooled
    9.85%
  3. Worked At Home
    6.4%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Knox County, ME was Drove Alone (77.7%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.85%) and those who Worked At Home (6.4%).

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Knox County, ME distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Knox County, ME have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Health

89.5% of the population of Knox County, ME has health coverage, with 38.5% on employee plans, 13.8% on Medicaid, 17.3% on Medicare, 18% on non-group plans, and 1.83% 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 Knox County, ME see 1107 patients per year on average, which represents a 8.85% increase from the previous year (1017 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1590 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 203 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

1,107 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Knox County, ME

Primary care physicians in Knox County, ME see an average of 1,107 patients per year. This represents a 8.85% increase from the previous year (1,017 patients).

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

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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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$9,531
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Maine
$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

10.5%
Uninsured
38.5%
Employer Coverage
13.8%
Medicaid
17.3%
Medicare
18%
Non-Group
1.83%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Knox County, ME declined by 3.4% from 10.9% to 10.5%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Knox County, 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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