Washington County, ME

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2021 Population
31,003
1.2% 1-year decline
US Senator
Susan Collins
Republican Party
US Senator
Angus King
Independent Party
2021 Median Age
48.4
0.206% 1-year decrease
2021 Poverty Rate
18.7%
3.5% 1-year increase
2021 Median Household Income
$46,689
4.11% 1-year growth
2021 Median Property Value
$118,300
2.69% 1-year growth
N/A Employed Population
115,668

About

In 2021, Washington County, ME had a population of 31k people with a median age of 48.4 and a median household income of $46,689. Between 2020 and 2021 the population of Washington County, ME declined from 31,378 to 31,003, a −1.2% decrease and its median household income grew from $44,847 to $46,689, a 4.11% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Washington County, ME are White (Non-Hispanic) (88.7%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (5.03%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.56%), White (Hispanic) (0.964%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (0.832%).

None of the households in Washington County, ME reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.6% of the residents in Washington County, ME are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Washington County, ME are Washington County Community College (92 degrees awarded in 2021).

In 2021, the median property value in Washington County, ME was $118,300, and the homeownership rate was 77.8%.

Most people in Washington County, ME drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Washington County, ME was 2 cars per household.

Washington County, ME borders Aroostook County, ME, Hancock County, ME, and Penobscot County, ME.

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geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Washington County, ME is home to a population of 31k people, from which 98.6% are citizens. As of 2021, 3.4% of Washington County, ME residents were born outside of the country (1.05k people).

In 2021, there were 17.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (27.5k people) in Washington County, ME than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.56k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 795 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.6%
2021 Citizenship
98.3%
2020 Citizenship

As of 2021, 98.6% of Washington County, ME residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2020, the percentage of US citizens in Washington County, ME was 98.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Washington County, ME
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    27.5k ± 71
  2. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    1.56k ± 73
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    795 ± 115
2.65%
Hispanic Population
822 people

In 2021, there were 17.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (27.5k people) in Washington County, ME than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.56k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 795 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.65% of the people in Washington County, ME are hispanic (822 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Washington County, ME as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Canada
    9,400 ± 2,372 people
  2. Germany
    2,803 ± 1,298 people
  3. China
    2,753 ± 1,287 people

In 2021, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Maine was Canada, the natal country of 9,400 Maine residents, followed by Germany with 2,803 and China with 2,753.

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Foreign-Born Population

3.4%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.05k people
3.76%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
1.18k people

As of 2021, 3.4% of Washington County, ME residents (1.05k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2020, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Washington County, ME was 3.76%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,231 ± 134
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    381 ± 71
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    344 ± 67

Washington County, ME has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.23 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Washington County, ME employs 116k people. The largest industries in Washington County, ME are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,006 people), Educational Services (1,575 people), and Retail Trade (1,390 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($65,909), Public Administration ($49,250), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($46,250).

Males in Maine have an average income that is 1.23 times higher than the average income of females, which is $53,590. The income inequality in Maine (measured using the Gini index) is 0.436, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

116k
N/A Value
± 1,350

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The most common job groups, by number of people living in Washington County, ME, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,356 people), Management Occupations (1,186 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (1,006 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Washington County, ME.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

116k
N/A Value
± 1,350

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The most common employment sectors for those who live in Washington County, ME, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,006 people), Educational Services (1,575 people), and Retail Trade (1,390 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Washington County, ME, though some of these residents may live in Washington County, ME and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$40,616
Median earning men ± $2,311
$27,086
Median earning women ± $901

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2021 are Manufacturing ($54,259), Public Administration ($54,119), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($52,202).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2021 are Public Administration ($40,242), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($34,875), and Information ($33,043).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.75%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 155M people employed in Maine. This represents a 2.75% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Maine.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 326
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 171
    Manufacturing
  3. 168
    Retail Trade

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $171k
    Manufacturing
  2. $133k
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. $58.4k
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Maine to other states, or from other states to Maine.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $5.2B
  2. $3.92B
  3. $3.45B

In 2020, the top outbound Maine product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $5.2B, followed by Meat/seafood ($3.92B) and Gasoline ($3.45B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Maine products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$50.5B
2020 Value in Maine
$93.4B
Projected 2050 Value in Maine
84.7% growth

In 2020, total outbound Maine trade was $50.5B. This is expected to increase 84.7% to $93.4B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Maine trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Maine to other states, or from other states to Maine.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $6.04B
  2. $3.06B
  3. $2.13B

In 2020, the top outbound Maine domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Massachusetts with $6.04B, followed by New Hampshire with $3.06B and Pennsylvania and $2.13B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Maine shares with each state (excluding itself).

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Washington County, ME went to Donald J. Trump with 58% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (38.5%), followed by Other (2.18%).

Susan Collins and Angus King are the senators currently representing the state of Maine. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Maine is currently represented by 2 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Maine

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Susan Collins
Senator from Maine2
Assumed office on January 3, 1997
Angus King
Senator from Maine1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013
The independent senators, Angus King of Maine and Bernie Sanders of Vermont, Senate Democratic Caucus|caucus with the Democrats.

Susan Collins and Angus King are the senators currently representing Maine.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Maine over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Maine

Maine is currently represented by 2 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Maine have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2021, universities in Washington County, ME awarded 92 degrees. The student population of Washington County, ME in 2021 is skewed towards women, with 163 male students and 242 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Washington County, ME are White (77 and 86.5%), followed by American Indian or Alaska Native (4 and 4.49%), Black or African American (2 and 2.25%), and Hispanic or Latino (2 and 2.25%).

The largest universities in Washington County, ME by number of degrees awarded are Washington County Community College (92 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Washington County, ME are Electrician (15 and 16.3%), Medical Assistant (9 and 9.78%), and HVAC Maintenance (7 and 7.61%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2021 there were 405 students enrolled in Washington County, ME, 40.2% men and 59.8% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 320 records, of which 60.6% were women and 39.4% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 15 degrees awarded
  2. 7 degrees awarded
  3. 6 degrees awarded

In 2021, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Washington County, ME was Electrician with 15 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Washington County, ME according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
92 degrees awarded

In 2021, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Washington County Community College with 92 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2021, 53 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Washington County, ME, which is 1.36 times more than the 39 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2021 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 77 degrees mean that there were 19.3 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, American Indian or Alaska Native, with 4 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($2,880) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2021.

Public, 2-year ($979) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2021.

Public, 2-year ($1,400) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2021, 0.483% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.455% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2021 were High School or Equivalent (350k), Some college (230k), and Bachelors Degree (219k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Washington County, ME was $118,300 in 2021, which is 0.483 times smaller than the national average of $244,900. Between 2020 and 2021 the median property value increased from $115,200 to $118,300, a 2.69% increase. The homeownership rate in Washington County, ME is 77.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.6%.

People in Washington County, ME have an average commute time of 21.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Washington County, ME is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Washington County, ME is $46,689. In 2021, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Washington County, ME was Census Tract 9556 with a value of $61,917, followed by Census Tract 9553 and Census Tract 9561, with respective values of $58,300 and $52,125.

In 2022, 12.9% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Washington County, ME. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 2.97%.

Property

$118,300
Median Property Value 2021
±$3,492
$10,319
Median Property Taxes
±$421

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Washington County, ME the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Washington County, ME compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

77.8%
Homeownership
2021
64.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2021

In 2021, 77.8% of the housing units in Washington County, ME were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 77.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9556
  2. Census Tract 9553
  3. Census Tract 9561

In 2021, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Washington County, ME was Census Tract 9556 with a value of $61,917, followed by Census Tract 9553 and Census Tract 9561, with respective values of $58,300 and $52,125.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Washington County, ME colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$46,689
Median Household Income
± $2,587
13.3k
Number of Households
± 483

In 2021, the median household income of the 13.3k households in Washington County, ME grew to $46,689 from the previous year's value of $44,847.

The following chart displays the households in Washington County, ME distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Washington County, ME is from Maine.
0.436
2021 Wage GINI in Maine
0.434
2020 Wage GINI in Maine

In 2021, the income inequality in Maine was 0.436 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.498% growth from 2020 to 2021, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Maine was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Maine in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Maine across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2021
  1. Drove Alone (76.3%)
  2. Carpooled (11.9%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.5%)

In 2021, 76.3% of workers in Washington County, ME drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11.9%) and those who worked at home (7.5%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

21.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Washington County, ME have a shorter commute time (21.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.8 minutes). Additionally, 3.36% of the workforce in Washington County, ME have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Washington County, ME distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Washington County, ME have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 12.9% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Washington County, ME. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 2.97%.

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Poverty & Diversity

18.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Washington County, ME (5.62k out of 30.1k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.6%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 55 - 64, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Washington County, ME is White, followed by Native American and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 17.7% of the children was living in poverty in Washington County, ME. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 8.1%.

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Crimes & Accidents

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In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 123 in Washington County, ME. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 120 per 100,000 population.

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88.9% of the population of Washington County, ME has health coverage, with 28.6% on employee plans, 24.5% on Medicaid, 15.1% on Medicare, 16.9% on non-group plans, and 3.78% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Washington County, ME see 2092 patients per year on average, which represents a 19.6% increase from the previous year (1749 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2098 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 161 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.6% were men and 51.4% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,092 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Washington County, ME

Primary care physicians in Washington County, ME see an average of 2,092 patients per year. This represents a 19.6% increase from the previous year (1,749 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Washington County, ME in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2021, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 20.9% under 18 years, 15.1% between 18 and 34 years, 39.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 24.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.6% were men and 51.4% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

11.1%
Uninsured
28.6%
Employer Coverage
24.5%
Medicaid
15.1%
Medicare
16.9%
Non-Group
3.78%
Military or VA

Between 2020 and 2021, the percent of uninsured citizens in Washington County, ME declined by 4.48% from 11.6% to 11.1%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Washington County, ME changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was N/A in Washington County, ME.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 34.4% in Washington County, ME.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 16.2% in Washington County, ME.

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