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Sagadahoc County

Map of Maine Counties and Baxter Park

Map of Maine Counties and Baxter Park

is the twelfth most populous of the sixteen counties, located in southern mid-coast Maine. Formed on April 4, 1854 from a portion of Lincoln County.

All its initial municipalities still comprise the county: the City of Bath and the towns of Arrowsic, Bowdoin, Bowdoinham, Georgetown, Perkins, Phippsburg, Richmond, Topsham, West Bath, Woolwich. The only exception is that Perkins, while within the county, is now an unincorporated township since March 1, 1918.

See an 1858 map of the county in the Map Cabinet.

Perkins, which consists of Swan Island and Little Swan Island in the Kennebec River near Richmond, is home to the Steve Powell Wildlife Management Area, owned and managed by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife.

Sagadahoc County Courthouse (2000)

County Courthouse (2000)

The only boundary change came in 1891 when Phippsburg’s Ragged Island was transferred to Harpswell, in Cumberland County.

The City of Bath is the County Seat, hosting the county government and courthouse. It shares the Two Bridges Regional Jail, located in Wiscasset, that serves both Lincoln and Sagadahoc counties.

In 2010, Sagadahoc’s County’s population represented 2.7% of the state’s total, with a census count of35,293 a 0.2% increase over 2000.

People QuickFacts Sagadahoc County Maine
Population, 2009 estimate 36,391 1,318,301
Population, percent change, April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2009 3.3% 3.4%
Population estimates base (April 1) 2000 35,214 1,274,915
Persons under 5 years old, percent, 2009 5.5% 5.4%
Persons under 18 years old, percent, 2009 20.9% 20.6%
Persons 65 years old and over, percent, 2009 15.3% 15.6%
Female persons, percent, 2009 51.0% 51.2%
White persons, percent, 2009 (a) 96.2% 96.1%
Black persons, percent, 2009 (a) 1.2% 1.2%
American Indian and Alaska Native persons, percent, 2009 (a) 0.4% 0.6%
Asian persons, percent, 2009 (a) 0.8% 1.0%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, percent, 2009 (a) 0.1% Z
Persons reporting two or more races, percent, 2009 1.3% 1.1%
Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin, percent, 2009 (b) 1.8% 1.4%
White persons not Hispanic, percent, 2009 94.7% 94.9%
Living in same house in 1995 and 2000, pct 5 yrs old & over 57.5% 59.6%
Foreign born persons, percent, 2000 2.4% 2.9%
Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2000 4.4% 7.8%
High school graduates, percent of persons age 25+, 2000 88.0% 85.4%
Bachelor’s degree or higher, pct of persons age 25+, 2000 25.0% 22.9%
Persons with a disability, age 5+, 2000 5,884 237,910
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2000 22.5 22.7
Housing units, 2009 17,923 704,578
Home ownership rate, 2000 72.1% 71.6%
Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2000 18.1% 20.3%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2000 $110,200 $98,700
Households, 2000 14,117 518,200
Persons per household, 2000 2.47 2.39
Median household income, 2008 $53,142 $46,419
Per capita money income, 1999 $20,378 $19,533
Persons below poverty level, percent, 2008 9.8% 12.6%
Business QuickFacts Sagadahoc County Maine
Private nonfarm establishments, 2008 964 41,7551
Private nonfarm employment, 2008 13,684 509,0931
Private nonfarm employment, percent change 2000-2008 -1.7% 3.5%1
Nonemployer establishments, 2008 3,293 113,522
Total number of firms, 2002 3,587 135,410
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 28.2% 24.0%
Manufacturers shipments, 2002 ($1000) D 13,851,915
Wholesale trade sales, 2002 ($1000) 61,692 10,371,084
Retail sales, 2002 ($1000) 253,729 16,053,515
Retail sales per capita, 2002 $7,049 $12,370
Accommodation and foodservices sales, 2002 ($1000) 37,577 2,045,841
Building permits, 2009 106 3,1211
Federal spending, 2008 392,494 11,974,3611
Geography QuickFacts Sagadahoc County Maine
Land area, 2000 (square miles) 253.90 30,861.55
Persons per square mile, 2000 138.6 41.3
FIPS Code 023 23
Metropolitan or Micropolitan Statistical Area:Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, ME Metro 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/23/23023.html (accessed April 30, 2011)





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