is the tenth largest in population of the sixteen counties, located in mid-coast Maine and home to about twenty moderate-sized islands, the largest of which are Vinalhaven, North Haven, and Isle Au Haut. It was formed on April 1, 1860 from parts of Lincoln and Waldo counties. The county currently consists of the city of Rockland and the towns of Appleton, Camden, Cushing, Friendship, Hope, Isle Au Haut, North Haven, Owls Head, Rockport, Saint George, South Thomaston, Thomaston, Union, Vinalhaven, Warren, and Washington; and the plantation of Matinicus Isle.
The City of Rockland is the County Seat, hosting the county government, courthouse, and the county jail. In 2010, Knox County’s population represented 3.1% of the state’s total, with a census count of 39,736, a 0.3% increase over 2000.
|Geography QuickFacts||Knox County||Maine|
|Land area, 2000 (square miles)||365.67||30,861.55|
|Persons per square mile, 2000||108.2||41.3|
|Metropolitan or Micropolitan Statistical Area: Rockland, ME Micro Area|