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Waldo County, ME&

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Population
39,071
0.24% growth
Median Age
45.4
Median Household Income
$45,480
3.17% growth
Poverty Rate
16%
Number of Employees
18,386
0.03% growth
Median Property Value
$158,400
0.38% growth

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Economy

The economy of Waldo County, ME employs 18,386 people. The economy of Waldo County, ME is specialized in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; Construction; and Healthcare & Social Assistance, which employ respectively 2.07; 1.35; and 1.24 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Waldo County, ME are Healthcare & Social Assistance (3,146), Retail trade (2,358), and Educational Services (1,863), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($95,208), Utilities ($53,750), and Transportation & Warehousing ($43,969).

Median household income in Waldo County, ME is $45,480. Males in Waldo County, ME have an average income that is 1.29 times higher than the average income of females, which is $39,230. The income inequality of Waldo County, ME (measured using the Gini index) is 0.457 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 Waldo County, ME. In Waldo 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 72 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $7,958. Penobscot County, ME has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Maine.

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Diversity

Waldo County, ME is home to a population of 39,071 people, from which 98.6% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Waldo County, ME is composed of 37,486 White residents (95.9%), 578 Two+ residents (1.48%), 446 Hispanic residents (1.14%), 282 Asian residents (0.72%), and 198 Black residents (0.51%). The most common foreign languages in Waldo County, ME are French (353 speakers), Spanish (289 speakers), and German (288 speakers), but compared to other places, Waldo County, ME has a relative high number of Scandinavian (67 speakers), German (288 speakers), and French (353 speakers).

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In 2015 universities in Waldo County, ME awarded 126 degrees. The student population of Waldo County, ME is skewed towards females, with 47 male students and 79 female students. Most students in Waldo County, ME are White (112 and 88.9%), followed by Two or more races (4 and 3.17%), Hispanic or Latino (4 and 3.17%), and American Indian (2 and 1.59%). The largest universities in Waldo County, ME by number of graduates are Unity College (126 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Waldo County, ME are Wildlife, Fish, & Wildlands Science (40 and 31.7%), Natural Resource Law Enforcement & Protective Services (19 and 15.1%), and Wildlife Biology (18 and 14.3%). The median tuition costs in Waldo County, ME are N/A for private four year colleges, and $26,370 and $26,370 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 Waldo County, ME is $158,400, which is 0.77 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $157,800 to $158,400, a 0.38% increase. The homeownership rate of Waldo County, ME is 77.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Waldo County, ME have an average commute time of 23.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Waldo County, ME is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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