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Knox County

Map of Maine Counties and Baxter Park

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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.

Knox County Courthouse (2005)

Knox County Courthouse (2005)

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.

People QuickFacts (updated November 4, 2010) Knox County Maine
Population, 2009 estimate 40,801 1,318,301
Population, percent change, April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2009 3.0% 3.4%
Population estimates base (April 1) 2000 39,618 1,274,915
Persons under 5 years old, percent, 2009 5.0% 5.4%
Persons under 18 years old, percent, 2009 19.0% 20.6%
Persons 65 years old and over, percent, 2009 18.9% 15.6%
Female persons, percent, 2009 50.6% 51.2%
White persons, percent, 2009 (a) 97.9% 96.1%
Black persons, percent, 2009 (a) 0.4% 1.2%
American Indian and Alaska Native persons, percent, 2009 (a) 0.3% 0.6%
Asian persons, percent, 2009 (a) 0.5% 1.0%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, percent, 2009 (a) Z Z
Persons reporting two or more races, percent, 2009 0.9% 1.1%
Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin, percent, 2009 (b) 1.1% 1.4%
White persons not Hispanic, percent, 2009 96.9% 94.9%
Living in same house in 1995 and 2000, pct 5 yrs old & over 59.5% 59.6%
Foreign born persons, percent, 2000 2.1% 2.9%
Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2000 3.4% 7.8%
High school graduates, percent of persons age 25+, 2000 87.5% 85.4%
Bachelor’s degree or higher, pct of persons age 25+, 2000 26.2% 22.9%
Persons with a disability, age 5+, 2000 6,329 237,910
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2000 18.9 22.7
Housing units, 2009 23,535 704,578
Homeownership rate, 2000 74.0% 71.6%
Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2000 14.1% 20.3%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2000 $112,200 $98,700
Households, 2000 16,608 518,200
Persons per household, 2000 2.31 2.39
Median household income, 2008 $44,168 $46,419
Per capita money income, 1999 $19,981 $19,533
Persons below poverty level, percent, 2008 13.4% 12.6%
Business QuickFacts Knox County Maine
Private nonfarm establishments, 2008 1,744 41,7551
Private nonfarm employment, 2008 14,183 509,0931
Private nonfarm employment, percent change 2000-2008 0.5% 3.5%1
Nonemployer establishments, 2008 5,789 113,522
Total number of firms, 2002 7,048 135,410
Black-owned firms, percent, 2002 F 0.2%
American Indian and Alaska Native owned firms, percent, 2002 F 0.5%
Asian-owned firms, percent, 2002 F 0.6%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander owned firms, percent, 2002 F S
Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 2002 F 0.5%
Women-owned firms, percent, 2002 19.0% 24.0%
Manufacturers shipments, 2002 ($1000) 218,905 13,851,915
Wholesale trade sales, 2002 ($1000) 177,099 10,371,084
Retail sales, 2002 ($1000) 490,405 16,053,515
Retail sales per capita, 2002 $12,103 $12,370
Accommodation and foodservices sales, 2002 ($1000) 82,034 2,045,841
Building permits, 2009 105 3,1211
Federal spending, 2008 306,088 11,974,3611
Geography QuickFacts Knox County Maine
Land area, 2000 (square miles) 365.67 30,861.55
Persons per square mile, 2000 108.2 41.3
FIPS Code 013 23
Metropolitan or Micropolitan Statistical Area: Rockland, ME Micro Area
1: Includes data not distributed by county. (a) Includes persons reporting only one race. (b) Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in applicable race categories. D: Suppressed to avoid disclosure of confidential information F: Fewer than 100 firms FN: Footnote on this item for this area in place of data NA: Not available S: Suppressed; does not meet publication standards X: Not applicable Z: Value greater than zero but less than half unit of measure shown
Source: http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/23/23013.html (accessed April 29, 2011)



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