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0.13% decline
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3.52% growth
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1.59% decline
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0.33% growth

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The economy of Kennebec County, ME employs 56,869 people. The economy of Kennebec County, ME is specialized in Public Admin.; Healthcare & Social Assistance; and Educational Services, which employ respectively 1.94; 1.28; and 1.24 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Kennebec County, ME are Healthcare & Social Assistance (10,084), Retail trade (7,171), and Educational Services (6,560), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($61,979), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($45,545), and Finance & Insurance ($34,580).

Median household income in Kennebec County, ME is $48,570. Males in Kennebec County, ME have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $42,364. The income inequality of Kennebec County, ME (measured using the Gini index) is 0.416 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 Kennebec County, ME. In Kennebec County, ME the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 55-64, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 128 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,242. Penobscot County, ME has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Maine.


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Kennebec County, ME is home to a population of 120,953 people, from which 98.8% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Kennebec County, ME is composed of 114,931 White residents (95%), 1,730 Hispanic residents (1.43%), 1,558 Two+ residents (1.29%), 1,020 Black residents (0.84%), and 1,006 Asian residents (0.83%). The most common foreign languages in Kennebec County, ME are French (3,357 speakers), Spanish (1,242 speakers), and German (384 speakers), but compared to other places, Kennebec County, ME has a relative high number of French (3,357 speakers), German (384 speakers), and Greek (107 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Kennebec County, ME awarded 1,842 degrees. The student population of Kennebec County, ME is skewed towards females, with 608 male students and 1,234 female students. Most students in Kennebec County, ME are White (1,464 and 79.5%), followed by Unknown (137 and 7.44%), Two or more races (51 and 2.77%), and Hispanic or Latino (43 and 2.33%). The largest universities in Kennebec County, ME by number of graduates are University of Maine at Augusta (739 and 40.1%), Colby College (641 and 34.8%), and Thomas College (250 and 13.6%). The most popular majors in Kennebec County, ME are Psychiatric Services Technician (112 and 6.08%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (105 and 5.7%), and General Economics (85 and 4.61%). The median tuition costs in Kennebec County, ME are $48,820 for private four year colleges, and $6,510 and $16,110 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 Kennebec County, ME is $151,100, which is 0.74 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $150,600 to $151,100, a 0.33% increase. The homeownership rate of Kennebec County, ME is 70.1%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Kennebec County, ME have an average commute time of 22.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Kennebec County, ME is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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