Knox County, ME

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2022 Population
40,729
0.518% 1-year growth
US Senator
Susan Collins
Republican Party
US Senator
Angus King
Independent Party
2022 Median Age
49
0.616% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
9.97%
7.25% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$68,904
8.68% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$260,800
16.2% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Knox County, ME had a population of 40.7k people with a median age of 49 and a median household income of $68,904. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Knox County, ME grew from 40,519 to 40,729, a 0.518% increase and its median household income grew from $63,399 to $68,904, a 8.68% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Knox County, ME are White (Non-Hispanic) (94.4%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.86%), Other (Hispanic) (0.695%), White (Hispanic) (0.567%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (0.398%).

None of the households in Knox 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.

98.5% of the residents in Knox County, ME are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Knox County, ME are Maine Media College (5 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Knox County, ME was $260,800, and the homeownership rate was 79.2%.

Most people in Knox County, ME drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Knox County, ME was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Knox County, ME is home to a population of 40.7k people, from which 98.5% are citizens. As of 2022, 3.05% of Knox County, ME residents were born outside of the country (1.24k people).

In 2022, there were 33 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (38.5k people) in Knox County, ME than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.17k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 283 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.5%
2022 Citizenship
98.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.5% of Knox County, ME residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Knox County, ME was 98.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Knox County, ME
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    38.5k ± 95
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.17k ± 146
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    283 ± 135
1.67%
Hispanic Population
680 people

In 2022, there were 33 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (38.5k people) in Knox County, ME than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.17k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 283 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.67% of the people in Knox County, ME are hispanic (680 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

3.05%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.24k people
2.94%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.19k people

As of 2022, 3.05% of Knox County, ME residents (1.24k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Knox County, ME was 2.94%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,083 ± 173
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    380 ± 110
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    272 ± 101

Knox County, ME has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.85 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Knox County, ME employs 19.4k people. The largest industries in Knox County, ME are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,679 people), Retail Trade (2,421 people), and Construction (1,661 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($95,441), Wholesale Trade ($69,930), and Finance & Insurance ($56,793).

Occupations

19.4k
2022 Value
± 975
−1.31%
1 Year decline
± 7.15%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Knox County, ME declined at a rate of −1.31%, from 19.7k employees to 19.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Knox County, ME, are Management Occupations (1,934 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,878 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,681 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Knox County, ME.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

19.4k
2022 Value
± 975
−1.31%
1 Year decline
± 7.15%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Knox County, ME declined at a rate of −1.31%, from 19.7k employees to 19.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Knox County, ME, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,679 people), Retail Trade (2,421 people), and Construction (1,661 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Knox County, ME, though some of these residents may live in Knox 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

$48,566
Median earning men ± $4,638
$32,388
Median earning women ± $2,240

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($80,126), Public Administration ($68,333), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($60,848).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($58,194), Public Administration ($51,345), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($45,956).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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1.54%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 627k people employed in Maine. This represents a 1.54% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 14.4%.

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. 593
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 393
    Manufacturing
  3. 342
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Knox County, ME went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 58% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (38.3%), followed by Other (2.25%).

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
Angus King of Maine and Bernie Sanders of Vermont join meetings of the Senate Democratic Caucus.

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.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Knox County, ME awarded 5 degrees. The student population of Knox County, ME in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 12 male students and 31 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Knox County, ME are White (4 and 80%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (1 and 20%), Asian (0 and 0%), and Black or African American (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in Knox County, ME by number of degrees awarded are Maine Media College (5 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Knox County, ME are General Fine Studio Arts (5 and 100%) and Film, Cinema, & Video Studies (0 and 0%).

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.538% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.438% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (355k), Some college (229k), and Bachelors Degree (225k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Knox County, ME was $260,800 in 2022, which is 0.925 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $224,400 to $260,800, a 16.2% increase. The homeownership rate in Knox County, ME is 79.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Knox County, ME have an average commute time of 20.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Knox County, ME is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Knox County, ME is $68,904. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Knox County, ME was Census Tract 9702 with a value of $90,739, followed by Census Tract 9705 and Census Tract 9708, with respective values of $86,188 and $80,234.

Property

$260,800
Median Property Value 2022
±$10,827
$14,084
Median Property Taxes
±$775

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Rent vs Own

79.2%
Homeownership
2022
65.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 79.2% of the housing units in Knox County, ME were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 79.2%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9702
  2. Census Tract 9705
  3. Census Tract 9708

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Knox County, ME was Census Tract 9702 with a value of $90,739, followed by Census Tract 9705 and Census Tract 9708, with respective values of $86,188 and $80,234.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Knox 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.
$68,904
Median Household Income
± $4,075
17.8k
Number of Households
± 920

In 2022, the median household income of the 17.8k households in Knox County, ME grew to $68,904 from the previous year's value of $63,399.

The following chart displays the households in Knox 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 Knox County, ME is from Maine.
0.437
2022 Wage GINI in Maine
0.436
2021 Wage GINI in Maine

In 2022, the income inequality in Maine was 0.437 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.204% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less 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 2022
  1. Drove Alone (71.3%)
  2. Worked At Home (12.9%)
  3. Carpooled (9.66%)

In 2022, 71.3% of workers in Knox County, ME drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (12.9%) and those who carpooled to work (9.66%).

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

20.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Knox County, ME have a shorter commute time (20.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.16% of the workforce in Knox 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 Knox County, ME distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Knox County, ME have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

9.97% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Knox County, ME (3.89k out of 39k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 75+.

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

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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Health

92.6% of the population of Knox County, ME has health coverage, with 37.4% on employee plans, 14.8% on Medicaid, 19.8% on Medicare, 18.4% on non-group plans, and 2.08% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Knox County, ME see 947 patients per year on average, which represents a 4.73% decrease from the previous year (994 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1332 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 182 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.1% were men and 51.9% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

947 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Knox County, ME

Primary care physicians in Knox County, ME see an average of 947 patients per year. This represents a 4.73% decrease from the previous year (994 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 18.7% under 18 years, 15.2% between 18 and 34 years, 39.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 26.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.1% were men and 51.9% were women.

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Uninsured People

7.44%
Uninsured
37.4%
Employer Coverage
14.8%
Medicaid
19.8%
Medicare
18.4%
Non-Group
2.08%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Knox County, ME declined by 2.13% from 7.61% to 7.44%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 56.8 in Knox County, ME.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, 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 28% in Knox County, ME.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 11.5% in Knox County, ME.

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