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Somerset County, Maine Facts

Facts
State Maine
Land area 3,924.4 square miles
Population Density 13.3 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 51,706
Population change -1%
Under 5 years of age 4.8%
Under 18 20.3%
65 and over 18.3%
Females 50.4%
White 97
Hispanic or Latino of any race 1
Asian 0.6%
Two or more races 1.4%
Black or African American 0.5%
Native American 0.5%
Pacific Islander 0%
Had graduated from high school 87%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 15.4%
Veterans 5,385
Households and Housing
Households 21,692
Persons per household 2.4
Living in the same house for one year or more 89%
Median household income $38,642
The per capita income $21,513
Live below the poverty line. 17.8%
housing units 30,556
Multi-unit structures 10%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $111,100
Residents owning their homes. 78.7%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 4,351
Women-owned firms 20%
Asian-owned firms 0%
Hispanic-owned firms 0%
Black-owned firms 0%
Native American-owned firms 0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $577,288
Retail sales per capita $11,211
Manufacturers shipments $1,566,889
Merchant wholesaler sales $76,669