List of Maine Counties by Population
County
Population
York
186,742
Washington 33,941
Waldo 36,280
Somerset 50,888
Sagadahoc 35,214
Piscataquis 17,235
Penobscot 144,919
Oxford 54,755
Lincoln 33,616
Knox 39,618
Kennebec 117,114
Hancock 51,791
Franklin 29,467
Cumberland 265,612
Aroostook 73,938
Androscoggin 103,793
People QuickFacts Maine USA
Population, 2006 estimate 1,321,574 299,398,484
Population, percent change, April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2006 3.7% 6.4%
Population, 2000 1,274,923 281,421,906
Persons under 5 years old, percent, 2006 5.3% 6.8%
Persons under 18 years old, percent, 2006 21.3% 24.6%
Persons 65 years old and over, percent, 2006 14.6% 12.4%
Female persons, percent, 2006 51.1% 50.7%
White persons, percent, 2006 (a) 96.7% 80.1%
Black persons, percent, 2006 (a) 0.8% 12.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native persons, percent, 2006 (a) 0.6% 1.0%
Asian persons, percent, 2006 (a) 0.9% 4.4%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, percent, 2006 (a) Z 0.2%
Persons reporting two or more races, percent, 2006 1.0% 1.6%
Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin, percent, 2006 (b) 1.0% 14.8%
White persons not Hispanic, percent, 2006 95.8% 66.4%
Living in same house in 1995 and 2000, pct 5 yrs old & over 59.6% 54.1%
Foreign born persons, percent, 2000 2.9% 11.1%
Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2000 7.8% 17.9%
High school graduates, percent of persons age 25+, 2000 85.4% 80.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher, pct of persons age 25+, 2000 22.9% 24.4%
Persons with a disability, age 5+, 2000 237,910 49,746,248
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2000 22.7 25.5
Housing units, 2006 691,132 126,316,181
Homeownership rate, 2000 71.6% 66.2%
Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2000 20.3% 26.4%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2000 $98,700 $119,600
Households, 2000 518,200 105,480,101
Persons per household, 2000 2.39 2.59
Median household income, 2004 $41,287 $44,334
Per capita money income, 1999 $19,533 $21,587
Persons below poverty, percent, 2004 11.5% 12.7%
Business QuickFacts Maine USA
Private nonfarm establishments, 2005 41,9331 7,499,702
Private nonfarm employment, 2005 497,3871 116,317,003
Private nonfarm employment, percent change 2000-2005 1.1%1 2.0%
Nonemployer establishments, 2005 114,020 20,392,068
Total number of firms, 2002 135,410 22,974,655
Black-owned firms, percent, 2002 0.2% 5.2%
American Indian and Alaska Native owned firms, percent, 2002 0.5% 0.9%
Asian-owned firms, percent, 2002 0.6% 4.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander owned firms, percent, 2002 S 0.1%
Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 2002 0.5% 6.8%
Women-owned firms, percent, 2002 24.0% 28.2%
Manufacturers shipments, 2002 ($1000) 13,851,915 3,916,136,712
Wholesale trade sales, 2002 ($1000) 10,371,084 4,634,755,112
Retail sales, 2002 ($1000) 16,053,515 3,056,421,997
Retail sales per capita, 2002 $12,370 $10,615
Accommodation and foodservices sales, 2002 ($1000) 2,045,841 449,498,718
Building permits, 2006 7,2931 1,838,903
Federal spending, 2004 ($1000) 10,864,5511 2,143,781,7272
Geography QuickFacts Maine USA
Land area, 2000 (square miles) 30,861.55 3,537,438.44
Persons per square mile, 2000 41.3 79.6
FIPS Code 23

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