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-0.36% decline
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0.69% growth
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0.38% growth
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-2.9% decline

About the photo: Skowhegan, the county seat of Somerset County, Maine,


The economy of Somerset County, ME employs 22,275 people. The economy of Somerset County, ME is specialized in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; Construction; and Healthcare & Social Assistance, which employ respectively 3.37; 1.52; and 1.38 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Somerset County, ME are Healthcare & Social Assistance (4,257), Manufacturing (3,069), and Retail trade (2,977), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($57,273), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($43,750), and Transportation & Warehousing ($35,256).

Median household income in Somerset County, ME is $40,066. Males in Somerset County, ME have an average income that is 1.11 times higher than the average income of females, which is $37,347. The income inequality of Somerset County, ME (measured using the Gini index) is 0.42 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Somerset County, ME. In Somerset County, ME the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 55-64 and 55-64, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 57 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,299. Penobscot County, ME has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Maine.


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Somerset County, ME is home to a population of 51,577 people, from which 99% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Somerset County, ME is composed of 49,580 White residents (96.1%), 937 Two+ residents (1.82%), 506 Hispanic residents (0.98%), 218 Native residents (0.42%), and 168 Black residents (0.33%). The most common foreign languages in Somerset County, ME are French (993 speakers), Spanish (127 speakers), and German (92 speakers), but compared to other places, Somerset County, ME has a relative high number of French (993 speakers), Other West Germanic (55 speakers), and Scandinavian (13 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Somerset County, ME awarded 399 degrees. The student population of Somerset County, ME is skewed towards females, with 159 male students and 240 female students. Most students in Somerset County, ME are White (378 and 94.7%), followed by Unknown (7 and 1.75%), Hispanic or Latino (4 and 1%), and Two or more races (3 and 0.75%). The largest universities in Somerset County, ME by number of graduates are Kennebec Valley Community College (399 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Somerset County, ME are Liberal Arts & Sciences (34 and 8.52%), Registered Nursing (31 and 7.77%), and General Marketing & Marketing Management (30 and 7.52%). The median tuition costs in Somerset County, ME are N/A for private four year colleges, and N/A and N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Somerset County, ME is $107,300, which is 0.55 times smaller than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value decreased from $110,500 to $107,300, a -2.9% increase. The homeownership rate of Somerset County, ME is 76.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Somerset County, ME have an average commute time of 24.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Somerset County, ME is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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