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Encyclopedia > Knox County, Maine
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Knox County is a county located in the state of Maine. As of 2000, the population is 39,618. Its county seat is Rockland6.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,958 km˛ (1,142 mi˛). 947 km˛ (366 mi˛) of it is land and 2,011 km˛ (776 mi˛) of it is water. The total area is 67.98% water. It was originally part of the Waldo Patent.


Adjacent Counties

  • Waldo County, Maine - north
  • Lincoln County, Maine - west

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 39,618 people, 16,608 households, and 10,728 families residing in the county. The population density is 42/km˛ (108/mi˛). There are 21,612 housing units at an average density of 23/km˛ (59/mi˛). The racial makeup of the county is 98.28% White, 0.24% Black or African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.36% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.12% from other races, and 0.78% from two or more races. 0.57% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.


There are 16,608 households out of which 28.30% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.20% are married couples living together, 9.00% have a female householder with no husband present, and 35.40% are non-families. 29.00% of all households are made up of individuals and 12.70% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.31 and the average family size is 2.83.


In the county the population is spread out with 22.40% under the age of 18, 6.30% from 18 to 24, 27.40% from 25 to 44, 26.70% from 45 to 64, and 17.20% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 41 years. For every 100 females there are 95.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 93.00 males.


The median income for a household in the county is $36,774, and the median income for a family is $43,819. Males have a median income of $30,704 versus $22,382 for females. The per capita income for the county is $19,981. 10.10% of the population and 6.40% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 11.90% of those under the age of 18 and 8.00% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.


Cities and towns

  • Appleton
  • Camden
  • Cushing
  • Friendship
  • Hope
  • Isle au Haut
  • Matinicus Isle
  • North Haven
  • Owls Head
  • Rockland
  • Rockport
  • South Thomaston
  • St. George
  • Thomaston
  • Union
  • Vinalhaven
  • Warren
  • Washington

Locations

  • Criehaven, Maine
 
Maine
Regions: Down East | Maine Atlantic Coast | Maine Highlands | North Woods | Western Maine Mountains
Largest Cities: Auburn | Augusta | Bangor | Bath | Belfast | Biddeford | Brewer | Caribou | Ellsworth | Houlton | Kittery | Lewiston | Millinocket | Old Orchard Beach | Old Town | Orono | Portland | Presque Isle | Rockland | Rumford | Saco | Sanford | South Portland | Topsham | Waterville | Westbrook
Counties: Androscoggin | Aroostook | Cumberland | Franklin | Hancock | Kennebec | Knox | Lincoln | Oxford | Penobscot | Piscataquis | Sagadahoc | Somerset | Waldo | Washington | York

 
 

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