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Washington County, ME&

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Population
31,925
0.83% decline
Median Age
47.3
Median Household Income
$39,469
3.64% growth
Poverty Rate
18%
Number of Employees
12,917
0.29% decline
Median Property Value
$107,400
0.47% growth

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Economy

The economy of Washington County, ME employs 12,917 people. The economy of Washington County, ME is specialized in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; Public Admin.; and Healthcare & Social Assistance, which employ respectively 9.14; 1.4; and 1.23 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Washington County, ME are Healthcare & Social Assistance (2,191), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting (1,565), and Retail trade (1,492), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($51,477), Educational Services ($32,163), and Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($30,625).

Median household income in Washington County, ME is $39,469. Males in Washington County, ME have an average income that is 1.3 times higher than the average income of females, which is $38,622. The income inequality of Washington County, ME (measured using the Gini index) is 0.442 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 Washington County, ME. In Washington 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 $8,963. Penobscot County, ME has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Maine.

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Diversity

Washington County, ME is home to a population of 31,925 people, from which 98.3% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Washington County, ME is composed of 28,801 White residents (90.2%), 1,434 Native residents (4.49%), 805 Two+ residents (2.52%), 581 Hispanic residents (1.82%), and 151 Asian residents (0.47%). The most common foreign languages in Washington County, ME are Other Native North American (664 speakers), Spanish (451 speakers), and French (216 speakers), but compared to other places, Washington County, ME has a relative high number of Other Native North American (664 speakers), Thai (44 speakers), and French (216 speakers).

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Education

In 2015 universities in Washington County, ME awarded 269 degrees. The student population of Washington County, ME is skewed towards females, with 129 male students and 140 female students. Most students in Washington County, ME are White (212 and 78.8%), followed by Unknown (19 and 7.06%), American Indian (18 and 6.69%), and Hispanic or Latino (6 and 2.23%). The largest universities in Washington County, ME by number of graduates are Washington County Community College (157 and 58.4%), University of Maine at Machias (112 and 41.6%), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Washington County, ME are Diesel Mechanics Technology (12 and 4.46%), Construction, Heavy, & Earth-Moving Equipment Operation (10 and 3.72%), and Small Engine Mechanics & Repair Technology (10 and 3.72%). The median tuition costs in Washington County, ME are N/A for private four year colleges, and $6,660 and $18,480 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 Washington County, ME is $107,400, which is 0.52 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $106,900 to $107,400, a 0.47% increase. The homeownership rate of Washington County, ME is 76%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Washington County, ME have an average commute time of 19.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Washington County, ME is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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