Hancock County, ME

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2020 Population
54,832
0.423% 1-year growth
US Senator
Susan Collins
Republican Party
US Senator
Angus King
Independent Party
2020 Median Age
49.1
0.615% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
10.1%
7.14% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$58,345
2.04% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$218,000
2.49% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
28,029
2.9% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Hancock County, ME had a population of 54.8k people with a median age of 49.1 and a median household income of $58,345. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Hancock County, ME grew from 54,601 to 54,832, a 0.423% increase and its median household income grew from $57,178 to $58,345, a 2.04% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Hancock County, ME are White (Non-Hispanic) (94.5%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.3%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.21%), White (Hispanic) (0.961%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.782%).

None of the households in Hancock County, ME reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.2% of the residents in Hancock County, ME are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Hancock County, ME are Maine Maritime Academy (191 degrees awarded in 2020) and College of the Atlantic (61 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Hancock County, ME was $218,000, and the homeownership rate was 76.7%.

Most people in Hancock County, ME drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Hancock County, ME was 2 cars per household.

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geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Hancock County, ME is home to a population of 54.8k people, from which 98.2% are citizens. As of 2020, 3.26% of Hancock County, ME residents were born outside of the country (1.79k people).

In 2020, there were 72.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (51.8k people) in Hancock County, ME than any other race or ethnicity. There were 714 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 664 Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.2%
2020 Citizenship
98.3%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 98.2% of Hancock County, ME residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Hancock County, ME was 98.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Hancock County, ME
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    51.8k ± 81
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    714 ± 147
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    664 ± 101
1.52%
Hispanic Population
833 people

In 2020, there were 72.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (51.8k people) in Hancock County, ME than any other race or ethnicity. There were 714 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 664 Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.52% of the people in Hancock County, ME are hispanic (833 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Hancock County, ME as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

The PUMS dataset is not available at the County level, so we are showing data for Maine.
Most Common Origin
  1. Canada
    9,473 ± 2,381 people
  2. Philippines
    2,837 ± 1,306 people
  3. Germany
    2,823 ± 1,303 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Maine was Canada, the natal country of 9,473 Maine residents, followed by Philippines with 2,837 and Germany with 2,823.

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Foreign-Born Population

3.26%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
1.79k people
3.08%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
1.68k people

As of 2020, 3.26% of Hancock County, ME residents (1.79k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Hancock County, ME was 3.08%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,822 ± 264
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    652 ± 167
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    403 ± 106

Hancock County, ME has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.79 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Hancock County, ME employs 28k people. The largest industries in Hancock County, ME are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,282 people), Retail Trade (3,219 people), and Educational Services (3,067 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($126,429), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($57,990), and Utilities ($54,375).

Males in Maine have an average income that is 1.24 times higher than the average income of females, which is $50,223. The income inequality in Maine (measured using the Gini index) is 0.434, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

28k
2020 Value
± 1,061
2.9%
1 Year growth
± 4.94%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Hancock County, ME grew at a rate of 2.9%, from 27.2k employees to 28k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Hancock County, ME, are Management Occupations (2,877 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,755 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,606 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Hancock County, ME.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

28k
2020 Value
± 1,061
2.9%
1 Year growth
± 4.94%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Hancock County, ME grew at a rate of 2.9%, from 27.2k employees to 28k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Hancock County, ME, are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,282 people), Retail Trade (3,219 people), and Educational Services (3,067 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Hancock County, ME, though some of these residents may live in Hancock County, ME and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$42,788
Median earning men ± $1,955
$31,177
Median earning women ± $1,131

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Information ($81,563), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($56,970), and Wholesale Trade ($52,389).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($47,708), Public Administration ($46,655), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($46,469).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Maine. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Maine.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 675
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 516
    Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services
  3. 451
    Retail Trade

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $274k
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. $187k
    Manufacturing
  3. $125k
    Retail Trade

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Maine to other states, or from other states to Maine.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $5.2B
  2. $3.72B
  3. $3.13B

In 2020, the top outbound Maine product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $5.2B, followed by Gasoline ($3.72B) and Fuel oils ($3.13B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Maine products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$51.4B
2020 Value in Maine
$92.1B
Projected 2050 Value in Maine
79% growth

In 2020, total outbound Maine trade was $51.4B. This is expected to increase 79% to $92.1B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Maine trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Maine to other states, or from other states to Maine.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $5.09B
  2. $4.73B
  3. $2.51B

In 2020, the top outbound Maine domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Massachusetts with $5.09B, followed by New Hampshire with $4.73B and New York and $2.51B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Maine shares with each state (excluding itself).

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Hancock County, ME went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 54.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (42%), followed by Other (2.18%).

Susan Collins and Angus King are the senators currently representing the state of Maine. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Maine is currently represented by 2 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Maine

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Susan Collins
Senator from Maine2
Assumed office on January 3, 1997
Angus King
Senator from Maine1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

Susan Collins and Angus King are the senators currently representing Maine.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Maine

Maine is currently represented by 2 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Maine have changed over time starting in 2008.

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learningEducation

In 2020, universities in Hancock County, ME awarded 252 degrees. The student population of Hancock County, ME in 2020 is skewed towards men, with 893 male students and 418 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Hancock County, ME are White (211 and 90.2%), followed by Unknown (12 and 5.13%), Hispanic or Latino (9 and 3.85%), and Asian (1 and 0.427%).

The largest universities in Hancock County, ME by number of degrees awarded are Maine Maritime Academy (191 and 75.8%) and College of the Atlantic (61 and 24.2%).

The most popular majors in Hancock County, ME are Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering (71 and 28.2%), Other Multidisciplinary Studies (64 and 25.4%), and Marine Science & Merchant Marine Officer (36 and 14.3%).

The median tuition costs in Hancock County, ME are $42,993 for private four year colleges, and $11,030 and $25,410 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2020 in Hancock County, ME, the percentage of applicants admitted was 58.3%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 33.1%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 1,311 (68.1% men and 31.9% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 1,311 students enrolled in Hancock County, ME, 68.1% men and 31.9% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,004 records, of which 28.4% were women and 71.6% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 62 degree-majors awarded
  2. 36 degree-majors awarded
  3. 71 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Hancock County, ME was Other Multidisciplinary Studies with 62 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Hancock County, ME according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 191 degrees awarded
  2. 61 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Maine Maritime Academy with 191 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 165 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Hancock County, ME, which is 1.9 times more than the 87 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 211 degrees mean that there were 17.6 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 12 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($42,993) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($3,028) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,000) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.38% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.412% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (348k), Some college (231k), and Bachelors Degree (211k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Hancock County, ME was $218,000 in 2020, which is 0.949 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $212,700 to $218,000, a 2.49% increase. The homeownership rate in Hancock County, ME is 76.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Hancock County, ME have an average commute time of 23.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Hancock County, ME is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Hancock County, ME is $58,345. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Hancock County, ME was Census Tract 9660 with a value of $79,348, followed by Census Tract 9652 and Census Tract 9659, with respective values of $78,125 and $68,274.

In 2021, 15.1% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Hancock County, ME. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 0.0574%.

Property

$218,000
Median Property Value 2020
±$7,359
$18,505
Median Property Taxes
±$809

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Hancock County, ME the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Hancock County, ME compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

76.7%
Homeownership
2020
64.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 76.7% of the housing units in Hancock County, ME were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 76.3%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9660
  2. Census Tract 9652
  3. Census Tract 9659

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Hancock County, ME was Census Tract 9660 with a value of $79,348, followed by Census Tract 9652 and Census Tract 9659, with respective values of $78,125 and $68,274.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Hancock County, ME colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$58,345
Median Household Income
± $2,593
24.1k
Number of Households
± 948

In 2020, the median household income of the 24.1k households in Hancock County, ME grew to $58,345 from the previous year's value of $57,178.

The following chart displays the households in Hancock County, ME distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Hancock County, ME is from Maine.
0.434
2020 Wage GINI in Maine
0.439
2019 Wage GINI in Maine

In 2020, the income inequality in Maine was 0.434 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.2% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Maine was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Maine in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (73.3%)
  2. Carpooled (11.7%)
  3. Worked At Home (9.1%)

In 2020, 73.3% of workers in Hancock County, ME drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11.7%) and those who worked at home (9.1%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

23.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Hancock County, ME have a shorter commute time (23.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.65% of the workforce in Hancock County, ME have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Hancock County, ME distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Hancock County, ME have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 15.1% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Hancock County, ME. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 0.0574%.

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Poverty & Diversity

10.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Hancock County, ME (5.37k out of 53.4k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 75+, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Hancock County, ME is White, followed by Two Or More and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2021, 14.2% of the children was living in poverty in Hancock County, ME. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 5.1%.

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Crimes & Accidents

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In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 60.1 in Hancock County, ME. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 14.6 per 100,000 population.

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pulseHealth

89.8% of the population of Hancock County, ME has health coverage, with 39.9% on employee plans, 12.5% on Medicaid, 17.3% on Medicare, 18% on non-group plans, and 2.04% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Maine was $9,531 in 2014. This is a 4.36% increase from the previous year ($9,133).

Primary care physicians in Hancock County, ME see 703 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.88% increase from the previous year (690 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1964 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 248 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47% were men and 53% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Maine, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

703 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Hancock County, ME

Primary care physicians in Hancock County, ME see an average of 703 patients per year. This represents a 1.88% increase from the previous year (690 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Hancock County, ME in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Maine across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 17.7% under 18 years, 17.1% between 18 and 34 years, 40.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 24.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47% were men and 53% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

10.2%
Uninsured
39.9%
Employer Coverage
12.5%
Medicaid
17.3%
Medicare
18%
Non-Group
2.04%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Hancock County, ME declined by 0.265% from 10.2% to 10.2%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Hancock County, ME changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 29.1 in Hancock County, ME.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 26.7% in Hancock County, ME.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 12.1% in Hancock County, ME.

The graphic shows the trend of the indicator in Hancock County, ME.

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